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nostalgia 09-29-2010 06:46 PM

Got any cubers in the house?
 
My personal best so far is 47 seconds. I'm rolling with an F-II and a Dayan GuHong. I also put mosaic stickers on my store-bought Rubik's for fun :)

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...g/allthree.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ng/mosaic3.jpg

-Joe

Pappers_ 09-29-2010 08:07 PM

I'm . . . . . stunned

RogerMcAllen 09-29-2010 10:43 PM

Best I ever did was 1:12, though my average is probably closer to 1:30. Do you speed cube, or do one of the layer methods?

jmendez29 09-29-2010 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RogerMcAllen (Post 2307955)
Best I ever did was 1:12, though my average is probably closer to 1:30. Do you speed cube, or do one of the layer methods?

Jeezus! You mean there's "methods" other than randomly coming across the right combination?

RogerMcAllen 09-29-2010 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmendez29 (Post 2307987)
Jeezus! You mean there's "methods" other than randomly coming across the right combination?

Well there are only 6 moves you need to know for the layer method(although some need to be repeated several times).

2 different moves for getting the top layer right
1 move to get the middle layer right
1 move to get the bottom corners in the right spots
1 move to get the bottom corners facing the right way
1 move to get the bottom center pieces facing the right way.

Once you figure it out, it isn't really that hard and it becomes an odd sort of muscle memory. I don't actually know how to solve it anymore. If you ask me, I can't tell you how. If I try to fiddle with it I always mess something up, but if I've had a few beers I can just grab the cube and do it. Thinking just gets in the way of solving.

brewingkitty 09-29-2010 11:17 PM

i've never solved one to date. :mad: :mad: :mad:

dataz722 09-29-2010 11:17 PM

I had a couple friends that did it for a little while a few years ago. i can't remem,ber their quickest times but I know they were both under a minute.

jmendez29 09-29-2010 11:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RogerMcAllen (Post 2308017)
Well there are only 6 moves you need to know for the layer method(although some need to be repeated several times).

2 different moves for getting the top layer right
1 move to get the middle layer right
1 move to get the bottom corners in the right spots
1 move to get the bottom corners facing the right way
1 move to get the bottom center pieces facing the right way.

Once you figure it out, it isn't really that hard and it becomes an odd sort of muscle memory. I don't actually know how to solve it anymore. If you ask me, I can't tell you how. If I try to fiddle with it I always mess something up, but if I've had a few beers I can just grab the cube and do it. Thinking just gets in the way of solving.

Yeah, I know what you mean. I had a cube when I was a kid. I solved it once but I don't really remember the details. But what I do remember is that I disassembled it, and it somehow involved a closet door for reassembly.

erock2112 09-29-2010 11:38 PM

Can't say much for speed, but I've got just about every cube variant - 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 3x3 with the edges cut, pyramid, and some other wacky stuff...

WillPall 09-29-2010 11:38 PM

I guess I'm a cuber, but not any of the speed cubing. I do layers, and I think my best was around 2:30. I can't imagine being able to do it in 47 seconds. Plus I mainly use it as a stress ball. Not only do you get to tune out the world for a bit, but you feel somewhat accomplished when you're done.

By the way, that is a sweet cube with the Asian symbol on it. The cubes look like they are solid color plastic. Where did you get it?


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