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Old 09-29-2010, 06:46 PM   #1
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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





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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?

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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?
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:15 PM   #5
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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.
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i've never solved one to date.

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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.

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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.
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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...

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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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