The One-Answer Question Thread [closed]

Discussion in 'Cubing Help & Questions' started by *LukeMayn*, Jan 15, 2009.

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  1. skeletonboy

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    There is the slightest difference. The V2 has the rough "torpedo entry gap" sanded down, so even a 48 point edge mod would do almost no good on a V2. The bottom end of the corner stocks has a smoother surface, this is because they designed the corner so the torpedos can run through it smoother. Some V1 Guhongs have very rough surface on the end of the corner stalks and could be sanded down. V2 has it already sanded down.

    So,really, the V2 might feel the slightest more smoother or maybe even a tad faster because of the excess plastic removal.
     
  2. Achifaifa

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    I'm currently trying to improve with the 4x4 and I have couple of questions: ¿Is there a method or a general tip for the centers? I've also developed a method by myself to pair 2 edges at the same time, but it's inneficient as hell (Mainly because of my lack of perception) and I've only improved my marks a little. ¿Any method I can use?

    I've seen couple of videos with example solves but I just can't understand a thing with the way some guys explain it, ¿Is there something written about it? And also, ¿Is there a topic about this? I've searched for it and found nothing, so just in case...

    Thanks :)
     
  3. What did you lube it with?
     
  4. tip always try to use the corners to help orient the centers of the Equator layers if you do not then during the 3x3 stage 2 of the centers will need to switch places
     
  5. Achifaifa

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    I'm sorry but I didn't understood that. ¿Do you mean to orient or permute the edges while doing the centers?
     
  6. the corners determent the correct side that the centers should go
     
  7. JasonK

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    What Michael is trying (and failing) to say is that you can use the corners to remind yourself of your cube's colour scheme while doing centres. It's much better to just learn the colour scheme though.
     
  8. Achifaifa

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    Ohh right, now I get it.

    Thanks Michael, but I have to agree with WTF2L (lol), it's better to learn the color scheme (which is not difficult at all). I have no problems with that, I was just asking for general tips to do the centers faster :)
     
  9. JianhanC

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    Do you do BLD? That should be able to help you at least remember the relative position of centers, if not of the whole cube and from different angles.
     
  10. CheesePuffs

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    Does anybody know about helpcube.webs.com 's helplube
     
  11. stoic

    stoic Premium Member

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    @Achifaifa : Stefan Pochmann has a great guide to 4x4 centres, and Chris Hardwick has a great guide to pairing edges.
    I found them useful, anyway
     
  12. Achifaifa

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    I'm trying to learn but my memory is horrible. I'll bear that in mind tho, thank you

    That's awesome, thank you! :)
     
  13. Lanttikasa

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    i lubed with silicone
     
  14. KJ

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    Hi, I have a question.
    I wanna post a video to Bapao's cube giveaway, but when I try to select it in to attach, the video is grayed out.(NOTE: I do not have afacebook or youtube, because I am 10 years old, and I am using a video that I made using a mac camera)
    Any suggestions on how I can post the Vid?
     
  15. Lanttikasa

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    zhanchi tension problem.

    i tried to tension my zhanchi last week. it went pretty bad, i did watch a tutorial for guhong tension and used same method for zhanchi. i didnt get the perfect tension to every side, i went side by side little by little and still some sides are very smooth and others very laggy and heavy. i tried to loose those sides but it didnt really work and if it did it would pop. i use torpedos on this. could anyone give me a quick guide or something to tension it perfect. thanks!!
     
  16. Muesli

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    Take apart your cube completely minus the centres and tighten every one down until they turn the same (not at all, basically, but with the same stiffness) Then, make a mark on every screw with a permanent marker, this is so you can keep track of your turns.

    Then unscrew every side 3 360 degree turns, using your marker mark as a guide. Then reassemble your cube. If you can't, undo more, just make sure every side has an equal amount.

    When your cube is fully assembled then adjust every side the same amount until your happy. It might take a while and the difference is often less than half a turn.

    Good luck
     
  17. Where can I get custom Rubik's Cube Logos for multiple puzzles at a cheap price (not Oliver's store) that I can place my own logo on it?
     
  18. Arkwell

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    ACube, Mac & Command Line.

    Guys, being ACube works at the command line do I need any emulation software to work it on a Mac and If so what would you recommend?
     
  19. masterofthebass

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    All you need is java installed. It runs via command line.
     
  20. skeletonboy

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    Tensioning takes a lot of time and study to get it right. I recommend you disassemble the whole cube, because you might have threaded the screw wrong, or done something wrong. Go slowly and inspect each piece for flaws. The tension of the springs also have a big effect on the cube. A tight spring will stiffer and hard. A normal spring would be easy to push so its fast and loose. But, I doubt that a Zhanchi comes with 2 sets of springs. Just check it again and try lubing it to see if it goes away.
     
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