# Thread: Why did YOU start cubing?

1. Originally Posted by QCcuber4
And I began OH 2 years ago, when i broke my right hand, i cubed with my left hand only, and as soon as i got my right hand back, 1 month later, i switched to right hand OH.... was it a mistake? I noticed how every big class cubers use left
Of course, use whichever hand feels most comfortable, but if you use your right hand, you may need to re-learn some algorithms, and get new ones that are L move heavy. This applies to Left handed OH too, but just not as much.

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Cool story, bro.

I just wanted to know how to solve it. Espicially to impress people.
Now I keep doing it coz it's fun. I never thought I would get this fast, get this many puzzles, learn to do it one handed and blindfolded, and everything else.

3. The girlfriend was out of town so I was very very bored. I had two cubes on a dresser next to my bed, and though the force of boredom I became determined to solve them. I printed out a solution and began to try and solve it.
My first solve took four hours but it was amazing, I kept trying it, by the end of the night I was down to 10 minutes (still using the cheat sheet). In two weeks I was sub-2m, and I was hooked.
The girlfriend wasn't so happy about my new found hobby when she got back.
This was 5 years ago.

I don't think I've told anyone this full version.

4. Originally Posted by dillonbladez
Originally Posted by QCcuber4
And I began OH 2 years ago, when i broke my right hand, i cubed with my left hand only, and as soon as i got my right hand back, 1 month later, i switched to right hand OH.... was it a mistake? I noticed how every big class cubers use left
Of course, use whichever hand feels most comfortable, but if you use your right hand, you may need to re-learn some algorithms, and get new ones that are L move heavy. This applies to Left handed OH too, but just not as much.
Yeh thats what hapenned, i can use any of my algorithms in both symetries, as i first learned them visually, i learned how to read algorithms after Fridrich LL.... bob burton's videos.

I have no problem with LU algs.

in two-handed, i hear people say its better to use a single motrice hand and one to execute U moves.... personnally i dont think it rly changes anything, since if you use I.e. Right to execute and left to U' and U2, it only means you'll rotate the cube moar, right?

5. This is the reason why I started cubing back in 2006.

I even wrote an essay about this for college which got me an A. I can post it up if anyone is interested

6. my brother RyanReese who goes here got into cubes because his friend from work and him both did beginners method. they raced and the guy solved it in like 50 seconds and Ryan was still doing it. The kid from work kept doing the Alg ( R' D' R D) over and over and he was like oh almost done almost done (to make fun of Ryan's slowness). After that Ryan got nerdrage at the kid and learned Fridrich. 3 months later he learned full look pll and oll. But the kid from the work quit.

Then in my brotherly (we are twins) urge to surpass Ryan at everything he does, I got into cubes. Im still bad though . If i add on 5 seconds for the PLL part my best time is 55 seconds. I only know 2look OLL and F2L :/

That's my story (and his i suppose).

7. Feb '10:
My friend got me a Rubik's cube and dared me to solve it under two minutes in one week.

I won a candy bar.

I really got into speedsolving recently though, after seeing this one guy on the bus solve it in less than 30 seconds, over. and over. and over. and over. Now I'm at about 40 seconds, working on Fridrich.

I'm going off to college soon, and met some people at my orientation who want to learn how to cube. Perhaps we'll have competitions on campus in the future... Stay tuned, Seattle!

8. Originally Posted by RealDeal
I even wrote an essay about this for college which got me an A. I can post it up if anyone is interested
actually yeah it would be pretty awesome! I made an oral presentation about it too back in 11th grade, got me an 85% grade, which would show as a B on your report card i think.

9. went to visit my fam in florida... my brother was able to solve a 3x3 in about 70sec... i thought it was awsome... me and him are very competitive... so i started learning... finnaly passed him in speed and just kept up with it...

10. Mom gave my dad a keychain cube when they were dating. Then they got me a keychain cube when i was little. i used to be able to get three "sides, but in layer form" leaving just the non-center portion of a 2x2x2 block left. then i stopped.

summer before my senior year of high school i found the keychain cube in my room, and learned the solution online. then i got my wisdom teeth out and while i was stuck on the couch i had my dad get me a full size cube at a store. started timing to get fast. and from that point the internet served me well.

then i went to osu when i was probably averaging about 28 and met jim

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