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 Post subject: Getting back into cubing.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:36 pm 
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So I ordered some stuff yesterday.
A standard Rubik's Cube
A Megaminx
and a Pyraminx.

Why? Because I want to get back into cubing. I want to finally learn OLL and PLL, and more.

Anyone else here (who is actually still here in this ghost town) into cubing?


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 Post subject: Re: Getting back into cubing.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:11 pm 
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I'm able to solve up to the 5x5 cube. But best at solving the original.

The 4x4 and 5x5 I'd probably have to re-look up moves to finish them. Plus it's super hard to move the blocks on the 5x5, and it takes me about 40 mins to solve so it's not worth it anymore. It just sits solved on my desk along with the 4x4. But I can do the original in about 1-2 mins.

Never tried any of the pyramid ones or anything other than the cubes.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting back into cubing.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:17 pm 
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I'm the same way, I have a 4x4 and 5x5 but tend to forget the moves to solve them.

Do you have the Rubik's brand 5x5? I have their 4x4 and it's a pain to turn.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting back into cubing.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:02 pm 
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Yeah all of my cubes are the rubik's brand. The 4x4 for me is much easier to turn than the 5x5... but it's been used more. I noticed recently that my 3x3 is squeaking now... not a good sign. I suppose I need a new one.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting back into cubing.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:52 pm 
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Glad to see a decent number of people are showing interest in this thread. :D

TeKNoSTyLeZ wrote:
I'm the same way, I have a 4x4 and 5x5 but tend to forget the moves to solve them.

Do you have the Rubik's brand 5x5? I have their 4x4 and it's a pain to turn.

From what I understand, Rubik's brand 4x4 is the worst. I got one and it broke almost as soon as I started playing with it.
bucky310 wrote:
I'm able to solve up to the 5x5 cube. But best at solving the original.

The 4x4 and 5x5 I'd probably have to re-look up moves to finish them. Plus it's super hard to move the blocks on the 5x5, and it takes me about 40 mins to solve so it's not worth it anymore. It just sits solved on my desk along with the 4x4. But I can do the original in about 1-2 mins.

Never tried any of the pyramid ones or anything other than the cubes.

The Pyraminx is pretty easy. I learned to do it consistently without looking up any tutorials or anything. It's a fun puzzle.

As for the 5x5x5, I'm pretty sure the V-cube 5x5x5 is easy to move (for a 5x5x5). But I haven't personally owned one, so i don't know for sure.

I haven't yet learned to solve a 4x4x4 (purely out of lack of interest, although I'm interested now.)


I also used to be interested in the 15-Puzzle, which is really easy to master. I still have mine, but I don't really have any interest in it anymore, since it's not like the Rubik's cube and other cubes, where you can learn many different ways to solve it.

And then there's the Hanayama puzzles. Which I was interetsed in for a while, but I also kind of lost interest in those.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting back into cubing.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:02 pm 
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I solved the 11 on a program. Took like 5 hours. 3x3 record is 45 seconds.

I can also solve: Pyraminx, Skewb, and this: http://www.amazon.com/TDC-games-Quad-Cu ... B001CV1802


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