Quote from guyincorporated »I started with ultrapros and they split like a banana. 2 years ago I switched to KMC Hypermattes and they've been amazing. Basically indestructible - in 2 years, I'm maybe replaced 10 sleeves. In fact, I'm getting ready to resleeve not because they're busting, but because the fronts are starting to scuff up and get a little foggy.
What I'm really looking for is this: I'd like durable sleeves with a design printed on them (because it's a huge pet peeve when people put my cube cards back upside down. Sadly I don't know of anyone that makes decent sleeves with images printed on them. Any recommendations?
Quote from pet snake »That seems like a pretty good option. I have a Holiday box from Return to Ravnica and it's falling apart slightly at the corners and I was curious as to how to fix the corners without glue and such. Maybe I'll convert it into the cube box, I'd only be worried if that I wanted to throw it into my backpack, I don't know if it'd stay closed and if it'd even fit because how square it is. However, I do like this option far better than just the cardboard storage box though, since I forgot to take into account that it'd probably take two Cardboard boxes to actually hold the cube. Thanks Sparki!
Quote from entropy001 »I've been searching high and low for a rook endura steel case for quite some time now, and I just cannot find one on the internet. I've seen these used for cubes before, they're pretty great. Does anyone know where I can find one / is anyone selling one? I'll pay a lot of money for the case.
Quote from Frogczar »So read somewhere here that someone uses the sticky-sleeve baggies that come with the ultra-pro sleeves off the shelf to store their "packs" for cubing. Does anyone know where or if those can be bought separately? I'd like to try that out for re-packing the packs.
Quote from cromonolith »They're exactly the right length for double sleeving with KMC's perfect fits. I find them a little short for some of my cards that I have in Ultra Pro perfect fits, but I don't buy those anymore so it's basically not an issue. Double sleeving with KMC perfect fits and Hyper Mattes is the ideal sleeving practise, in my opinion.
Quote from Sparki »The only issue is that you aren't sleeving this way.
Quote from Juju »Quote from cromonolith »They're exactly the right length for double sleeving with KMC's perfect fits. I find them a little short for some of my cards that I have in Ultra Pro perfect fits, but I don't buy those anymore so it's basically not an issue. Double sleeving with KMC perfect fits and Hyper Mattes is the ideal sleeving practise, in my opinion. Quote from Sparki »The only issue is that you aren't sleeving this way.
Thanks guys. I just made an order for some White Hyper Mats for my cube. Hopefully they're awesome! I've been using regular KMC Mat Black for the past 5 years.
This was built for me from old jarrah offcuts. Jarrah is one of the hardest woods on the planet (and they use it for bridges, jetties and railway sleepers in my neck of the woods), so you can imagine how much this thing weighs. It is lined on the inside with blue felt. The ribbon in the picture is loose, and just used as a divider between the cube and the basic land / creature tokens.
You too can build one like this if you (or someone you know) has the skill to. Mine was built to the following dimensions - L 15 1/4", H 3", W 3 13/16". These dimensions are the measurements of the internal space inside the box - you can make the outside as big or small as you choose. To fit a bigger cube, make the length figure of 15 1/4" longer. The other two measurements are absolutely spot on (the width is particularly important... you do not want to go over or under this figure). As can be seen above, it holds the 360-card cube and 150 land quite comfortably. The guy who came up with the original measurements says that this length should hold a 500-card cube snugly.