GAN Pyraminx stands out from other Pyraminxes with the following:
Usually, magnets in speedcubes are located in edge and corner pieces that allow the layers to be pulled into place when you finish a turn. In GAN Pyraminx, the magnets are located on the core and at the bottom of the edge pieces. This gives the same effect – the magnets help you pull the layers in place. The difference is that the layers doesn’t lock as hard and less force is required to start a new turn.
For those of you who already own a GAN-cube, this is nothing new. But this is the first time we see this in a Pyraminx, which is cool! GAN Pyraminx uses GES +, which is a capsule containing a spring. The capsule can be rotated into two different positions to give different elasticity in the Pyraminx. The Explorer and Enhanced versions also come with three more sets of GES nuts. These have other spring strengths and can also be rotated into two different positions. This gives you a total of eight different settings, so you can make a more precise adjustment to fit your own preferences.
Weight and feeling
GAN Pyraminx is light with its 66 grams. In addition, it has GAN’s “Honeycomb” surfaces that give a smooth and soft feeling while turning. Also this means that lubricants have a longer lifespan in the Pyraminx. This has become a hallmark of GAN products and in a blind test it would be easy to identify the GAN Pyraminx just by the feel of the puzzle.
Standard: Magnets in edge pieces and the core. This leads to soft positioning of the layers.
Explorer: Same as standard, but here you also get three more sets of GES nuts. (A total of four sets are included if you count the pre-installed GES nuts.)
Enhanced: Same as explorer, but here there are also magnets inside the pieces – just like we usually see in other cubes. This means a stronger magnetic effect. It also means that the Pyraminx does not have the same soft start and stop and feels a bit rougher. In addition, it feels a bit faster.
Enhanced UV: Same as GAN Pyraminx Enhanced, but with applied UV coating. UV Coating is a thin layer of glossy varnish that protects the cube from scratches.