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The Valk 3 Power M is the newest 3x3 under the iconic Valk line by QiYi MoFangGe. The Valk Power features a dual vertical core, capped pieces, pure primary internals, and a very smooth and soft feel. This version has been pre-magnetized by the factory for a smooth and tactile solving experience.

Specifications:

Cube Dimensions55.5mm x 55.5mm x 55.5mm
Product Weight94.4g
Stock Color SchemeGans/MFG Half-Bright Scheme
Fitted Stickers3x3 55mm - Valk Stickers
Full-Fitted Stickers3x3 55mm - Valk FF Stickers
Factory-Fitted Stickers3x3 55mm - Valk Stickers
Release Date26 November 2017

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Customized VersionCubicle Valk Power M
Replacement Parts3x3 Replacement Parts

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78 of 86 customers found this review helpful
Nice update to the original Valk
By Mimi Tran on 13 December 2017
Product: Valk 3 Power M
The Valk 3 Power M is a nice update to the original Valk 3. While this cube is not categorically better than its competitors, it has a nice, unique feel, and has all the performance features of a solid flagship 3x3. Whether you like it will largely depend on your personal preference for feel and brand.

After setup, the feel can be best described as smooth and buttery with slight crunch/click. The startup to a turn is crunchy, but when you turn through, the cube rotates smoothly. This combination of feels is unique, and is a defining feature that encourages me to continue to use this cube. I can’t get this feel anywhere else, and I can say with confidence that it is very, very enjoyable.

There are no signs of corner twists, popping, or anything else horribly unpleasant. The corner cutting is great, the new logo is fresh, the extra springs and stickers are generous, and the primary internal parts look cool on the stickerless and white versions (but to me a bit distracting on the black version). The price, $38.99 before any discounts, is also very nice, considering this is a magnetic cube that comes with good packaging and a bunch of cool side accessories. The box wins an award for being far less anger-inducing than its predecessor.

I had three issues with the cube. First, this cube is by far the heaviest out of the three nice flagship cubes (compare its 94.4g weight versus the 76.6g Air SM and the 80.2g GTS2, unmagnetized). This weight is really noticeable, and is there in part due to the addition of the copper casings in the core. While the benefit of extremely high precision is nice from an engineering perspective, I am unsure how much practical advantage it provides, as I’ve never had any issues with misaligned screws on any QiYi MoFangGe 3x3s. To me, the drawback of the extra heft outweighs the benefit of any precision I get from the copper casing. Solving for a long time can get cumbersome, and the copper casing just doesn’t translate to a tangible benefit.

Second, I had slight issues with overturning. The cube snapped more aggressively than I would have liked. Perhaps that was a combination of the mechanism doing its work alongside the positioning of the magnets. I was able to control my overturning issue with a little tightening of the screws, and so in the end, the issue wasn’t serious. On a side note, I totally made the cube sound like an angry cat. But, I assure you, that was intentional. I like cats -- even if they are a bit angry. I’ve found that with some loving care and combination of quality petting and clever bribery, even the angriest cats can be tamed.

Lastly, I noticed that the pieces split slightly whenever I dropped the cube. This problem was especially apparent in the edge pieces. I fixed this (kind of) by wincing and whining loudly every time it happened before pressing the pieces together. I don’t consider this a huge issue, as it is easily fixable. But, it is a slight annoyance -- a nice, flagship cube’s structural integrity should never be an issue. To add, the splitting pieces have also caused me to become super insecure. Now, every time I drop the cube, I feel compelled to check whether the pieces split or not. I’m not sure whether this is healthy, and I think I may need help.

In summary, while the Valk Power M is by no means a perfect cube, it is a very, very good one. It has a unique feel, a fair price, and I like solving on it. The downsides are there, but they don’t deter me much from enjoying that wonderful, dreamy cubing experience that is Mats Valk -- uhh…I mean…the Valk 3 Power M.

Thank you, QiYi MoFangGe, for making another 3x3 with unique character, and for not pushing me to scream “I HATE MY LIFE!!!!” when unboxing this puzzle.

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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
One of the best cubes I have ever tried
By A Cuber on 16 April 2018
Product: Valk 3 Power M
This is one of the best cubes I have ever tried. It was good out of the box is absolutely amazing after setup

Out of the box:
Cube was very fast and very smooth. Tensions were great and it also had great corner cutting (though that is to be expected). My only complaints out of the box were that it was a bit catchy. In my opinion it also felt dry, though that may have been me. Even if it was, it is easily fixed with a little lube. Something I noticed, though, were that the magnets were pretty light, a bit lighter than most 3x3s, but they still seemed to do their job.

My Setup:
My setup consisted of completely disassembling the cube and wiping the factory lube of the pieces with the provided microfiber cloth (thanks by the way).

I also experimented using the stock springs and the soft springs but ultimately decided to stick with the stock version, as the soft springs made the cube feel too smooth (its a thing--trust me) and sluggish. It is all personal preference, though, so you should try it out.

As for tensions, I made sure they were even by screwing the screw in until it makes slight contact with the springs. That made it crazy loose though, and I did 8 more half turns (or 4 whole turns) to each screw, making it somewhat close to the factory tensions.

The core and hardware were lubed with a bit of weight 4 and I used a mixture of lubicle standard and weight 2 on the pieces.

Conclusion:
After setting this cube up, it is absolutely amazing. It is still very fast and it is even smoother. It moves very fluidly, does not catch nearly as often (though it does happen occasionally), and the feeling is amazing and honestly unlike any cube I have ever felt before. It is also somewhat quiet, though it is a bit clicky when you do turn it, which I find to be quite satisfying.

I personally have no complaints but I have heard a lot of people say the cube is too heavy. Although I have noticed the weight difference between this and other flagships, it does not bother me in any way, instead adding to its unique feel.

But if you like smooth, fast, and controllable cubes, and you don't mind a bit of extra weight, this may be the cube for you.
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
An All Around Great Cube
By Jordan Seigel on 14 April 2018
Product: Valk 3 Power M
I got the Valk 3 Power M yesterday, and I am writing this review after doing about 200 solves.

Out of the box, I was surprised at how many things came with this. You get an extra pair of stickers, multiple cubing tutorials, and a microfiber cloth, which is nice to have. The first turns were very fast, dry, and scratchy. I started setup by lubing the core with Weight 5 and lubing the pieces with Traxxas 30k and DNM-37. After breaking in the cube (Which I'd say happens around 50 solves), it becomes very smooth, but tactile at the same time. With the help of the magnets, it is very stable and easy to turn. The magnets are the perfect strength to help with stability yet not mess with your turning style.

I bought a pair of Cubicle stickers for the cube, but the stickers look so good that buying stickers isn't necessary (Unless you need a white center sticker for blind). Overall, this cube gives a perfect mix of stability, speed, and control. It is my new main already. I would recommend this cube to any cuber.
Great!
By Lubed Cube Tube on 13 April 2018
Product: Valk 3 Power M
This cube is great. Great corner cutting made this overall the best 3x3. A little pricey, but not as much as the SM. Overall a really ice cube and is my main.
1 of 3 customers found this review helpful
Great for collection....
By Tim Epperson on 12 April 2018
Product: Valk 3 Power M
Was disappointed with cube out of the box...I have the Cubicle Labs version(which is my main) so I had high hopes for the mass produced version. Super catchy, dry, corner cutting less than avg. I've never had a 3x3 pop and the valk did after about the 10th solve. But, great for collection... beautiful presentation. Looks awesome on display!!! Wouldn't recommend for a main...glad I got it on sale.
Instant main and easy setup
By Arlo Maslen on 11 April 2018
Product: Valk 3 Power M
This cube is very smooth, controllable, and fast with good lubing and tensioning. Stock tensions are very good out of the box, but if you're looking to lube the core that doesn't matter. I lubed the core with cubicle weight 5 and I lubed the pieces with a medium amount of weight 5 and 2-3 drops of silk. there is one downside. it is the heaviest 3x3 i own and is a bit hard to cube with it after using it for a day at comp. I broke my pb single and average at comp with this cube and would highly recommend it to anyone.
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
Valk 3 Power M is an interesting puzzel worth checking out.
By Thomas Baum on 10 April 2018
Product: Valk 3 Power M
The Valk3PM is an amazing 3x3, it has it's flaws (all puzzles do) but overall I would recommend this puzzle if you can afford it (non-magnetic version if you can do magnets yourself, save some money).

Now into details, I ordered a sticker less version because I refuse to deal with bubbles. The color scheme chosen is acceptable although I would've liked a brighter red. In the box there are replacement spring and I love it when products come with extra bits just in case. It also comes with a white center cap that doesn't have the brand sticker and this is seriously awesome, so many more companies need to start doing this, seriously impressed with that. I would've liked some extra spare bits (corners, edges and maybe a core) but I know that's asking a lot, but the Valk mini did that and I loved it. Just a suggestion. The cube handles fantastically and I have had no issues with it, except that I am paying $14! extra for magnets that don't feel like they're there, barely noticeable while solving and that really bothers me because I'm a student man, I'm already broke I don't need this. You'd have a much better value buying magnets and putting them in the non-magnetic Valk 3.
But hey maybe some people like this and that's fine. Valk 3 Power M is a great high-end cube that turns like a dream. Easily can see many people loving this thing and using it as a main!
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