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Posted: 2/8/2016 12:10:05 PM EDT
I set a new personal Rubik's Cube record! 1:52.27
First time breaking the 2 minute mark

Anyone else have a better time?  I know they are out there, I've seen it done in seconds but I cannot physically move much faster so I don't know how they do it.

I do it at least once a day just to wake my mind up in the morning when I sit at my desk at work, but no matter what 2:00 seems to be the standard for me.


Link Posted: 2/8/2016 12:13:10 PM EDT
I've been working on one for 30 years, but I almost have it.
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 12:14:56 PM EDT
I never owned the cube, but I got pretty good with this one as a kid. I could do it blind folded in under a minute.



Link Posted: 2/8/2016 12:15:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By corrosionguy:
I've been working on one for 30 years, but I almost have it.
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Same here, but I'm not even close.
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 12:17:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By corrosionguy:
I've been working on one for 30 years, but I almost have it.
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I got one in 1988.  Still haven't solved the fucker.  Sits on a shelf in my hobby room and I pick it up every couple of weeks.  I should just take the stickers off and "finish" it.
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 12:17:15 PM EDT
There is no way I could peel the stickers off that fast.
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 12:23:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Udder_Catastrophe:


There is no way I could peel the stickers off that fast.
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Remember snapping it apart once and putting it back together.



 
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 12:24:41 PM EDT
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My PR is 54 seconds. I have no idea how some people do it in 10-15 seconds. Crazy.

I had a 4x4x4 cube that I got down to 10 minutes, but I lost it a while ago and don't remember how to do that one anymore. Those a a fun challenge.
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 12:34:59 PM EDT
My best hovers around the 46-second mark using a two-layer algorithms, finger tricks, and a speed cube. I'm just over a minute using a factory cube and the beginner's method.  

Go ahead and drop the $10 for a speed cube, and spend some playing with finger tricks. Your wrists and fingers will thank you.
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 1:27:39 PM EDT
I think therein lies my problem.. I'm still using a single algorithm and working one layer at a time.

Link Posted: 2/8/2016 1:30:03 PM EDT
I've never come close to solving one.  

I'm pretty good at the old school tavern puzzles; i.e. hooks, chains, links, etc.
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 1:31:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SDMF_Rebel:
I've never come close to solving one.  
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This
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 1:34:49 PM EDT
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son does the under 45 sec. easy thing, he is like "Bansil there is only 22 algorythims you have to know"...fuck me I can't even spell that

he has a cube that is so loose and lubed he spins 2 sides at a time with a finger flick

And the 10x10 or what ever he has is just

I used to take them apart... we didn't have internet to teach us our fine mechanical skills, hit with hammer and then fix it
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 3:37:07 PM EDT


please....







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Originally Posted By Undefined:


I never owned the cube, but I got pretty good with this one as a kid. I could do it blind folded in under a minute.



http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/5026662085_1f2185cf24.jpg



http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/5026669677_a724170e6f.jpg
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Wow, Forgot all about that until now. I had one too.
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Originally Posted By corrosionguy:
I've been working on one for 30 years, but I almost have it.
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Same here. Just when I think I have it...
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 3:44:37 PM EDT


For me, it was about 10 minutes...





















...not to solve it, that's how long it took before the Cube hit the wall at fastball velocities.
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 4:12:46 PM EDT
I bought one a while back after thinking about trying to solve it as a kid

turns out... still cant solve it
hell I even watched youtube videos on it
Link Posted: 2/8/2016 4:16:41 PM EDT
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please....



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRhODqkiQFs



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Yea...uh...wow.

I hope he makes some time to do something important.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 11:09:10 AM EDT
Son came to visit, he is under 30 sceonds with regular cube

These are the ones he keeps at work to play with during down time



Only down time I get is while surfing Arf
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 11:17:56 AM EDT
Back when they were the "in" toy, I used to be able to solve them in around a minute or so, never got any faster. Its been over 20 years since I've even seen one and I'd be surprised if I could even solve one in 10 minutes now.  

It's a perishable skill and I've long since replaced that knowledge in those brain cells with something else or killed them off entirely.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 11:20:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2016 11:21:47 AM EDT by dlshady]
Originally Posted By DStevenson:
I set a new personal Rubik's Cube record! 1:52.27
First time breaking the 2 minute mark

Anyone else have a better time?  I know they are out there, I've seen it done in seconds but I cannot physically move much faster so I don't know how they do it.

I do it at least once a day just to wake my mind up in the morning when I sit at my desk at work, but no matter what 2:00 seems to be the standard for me.


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That's impressive OP.  You should write about in your journal tonight...















































Link Posted: 2/25/2016 11:31:21 AM EDT
A bunch of people here at work can do them and I finally learned how to do it.  I love giving it to people to let them mix it up and they think I'm going to mix it up so bad you will never get it back together.  It really is almost as disapointing as learning magic tricks aren't really magic once you learn how to do it.

One of the guys here is interesting though, he solves the entire cube at once, not by doing top middle bottom.  It would be interesting to learn his method.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 11:33:09 AM EDT
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That's impressive OP.  You should write about in your journal tonight...

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Originally Posted By DStevenson:
I set a new personal Rubik's Cube record! 1:52.27
First time breaking the 2 minute mark

Anyone else have a better time?  I know they are out there, I've seen it done in seconds but I cannot physically move much faster so I don't know how they do it.

I do it at least once a day just to wake my mind up in the morning when I sit at my desk at work, but no matter what 2:00 seems to be the standard for me.





That's impressive OP.  You should write about in your journal tonight...



DUH, It's a diary not a journal.
Pretty Rainbow pony on the cover and everything.

No locksmith in the world could pick that lock!
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 11:35:14 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
When I was in junior high (I think), I just barely managed to get below 2 minutes, but I never got much faster than that.

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I'd be perfectly content with that.

I know there are algorithms for it, I just never bothered to memorize any.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 11:37:01 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By corrosionguy:
I've been working on one for 30 years, but I almost have it.
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I gave up in the late seventies/early eighties.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 11:40:48 AM EDT
My personal Rubik's Cube record is 87 feet.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 11:44:19 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By JAD762:
My personal Rubik's Cube record is 87 feet.
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Heh.

I have an employee that used to compete. He can solve light speed. Funny thing is that he only glances at the cube once or twice.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 11:50:16 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By CZ75_9MM:
Remember snapping it apart once and putting it back together.
 
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Originally Posted By Udder_Catastrophe:
There is no way I could peel the stickers off that fast.
Remember snapping it apart once and putting it back together.
 


That's what the smart kids did.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 11:56:36 AM EDT
When they first came out, a kid in the 6th grade could do one in under a minute.

I never solved one.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 2:00:19 PM EDT
There's a kid in my son's 6th grade class that can solve those damn things in seconds.  It's unreal watching how fast his hands move.

His dad said all his kid needs to do is watch something being done once and he has it.  Kid can sew, knit, crochet, etc.  

Personally, I'm a sticker peeler.
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