Out of the box, the cube felt really really nice in my hands. It was smooth, fast and yet controllable. It could cut past 35° in normal corner cutting. It is very reminiscent of the mgc 5*5 and 6*6 . It has a bubly feeling to it which I like a lot. This cube should have been much more expensive than the mentioned price. I had the moyu aosu wrm and was averaging around 1min 3 secs. But using this cube, my average dropped down to 58 to 57 seconds. Within the first week or two, it doesn't need any kind of setup or any kind of lube. But before buying, make sure that you are a smooth Turner, otherwise the puzzle will punish you by popping. I personally didn't have that issue. Just go for this puzzle as you are not going to regret later.