Background Information: Full name, Age, Where you're from.
Name: Michael Swan
Where you're from: Saskatchewan, Canada
How long have you been cubing and how long did it take to solve your first cube?
I've been cubing since just before the beginning of high school. I think that was in 2006. I can't quite remember my first solve very well.
Can you describe the setting, emotions, and thoughts at the moment you solved your first cube?
The answer to that is no. I can probably assume that I was excited. However, I can remember my first BLD solve. That was at my sister's house in the middle of the night. I remember beating her high score on tetris, then attempting. I was very excited when I actually did it.
How do you challenge yourself to become a better solver?
I just solve it on the bus, and in class, and while I have nothing else to do. I don't really challenge myself as much as I could.
Most memorable cube solving experience?
In Grade 9, I solved it in front of the school at a school assembly. I told them that if I was going to do it, they'd have to replace mine, because it was getting to be impossible to use. The one they got me was from the dollar store, and it actually popped several times during the solve. I was lucky enough to finish the solve before it broke.
Can you attempt to sum up what it means to be a solver? Be as logical or abstract as your mind wants to be.
I solve rubik's cubes.