Wisconsin Cubing Group

Discussion in 'Local Cubing Groups' started by David Jiang, Jul 3, 2016.

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  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. JustinTimeCuber

    JustinTimeCuber Member

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    Well I'd personally rather have one event with an easier cutoff than 2 events with harsh cutoffs but that's just me I guess :p
     
  2. One Wheel

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    What is the cause of people getting faster? Is it hardware, methods, people are just faster than they used to be (I didn't think evolution worked that fast) or that most of the people coming to competitions have been cubing for longer, and are personally improving? I'm guessing it's a combination of the first, second, and fourth options. Or maybe it's also that since speedsolving has become more standardized and publicized it's easier to compare yourself to really fast people and see what's actually possible. I'm not trying to say that there aren't valid reasons for lowering cutoffs, it's just a frustration as a slow cuber.

    I'll second the sentiment about fewer events, too. I realize that I break with the majority of the cubing community when I say that I find smaller puzzles like 2x2 and pyraminx, and probably even clock, although I have absolutely zero experience with it, trivial and a little silly, and I would love to see more competitions that ignored them altogether. There is a lot of time and effort, both in terms of individual effort and in terms of organizing competitions, that goes into small puzzles. . . . Oh well. I'll quit ranting. Different strokes for different folks.

    P.S. Here's an off the wall idea: typically competitions will have a limit on the total number of competitors. What about putting a limit on the number of 3x3 competitors? Or limiting the number of competitors in each event based on how long that event is expected to take? So instead of saying there are cuts of 3:30/5:00 or whatever for 6x6, only the first 12 people who sign up for 6x6 will be able to compete in 6x6, and go with the default 10:00 hard cut?
     
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  3. JustinTimeCuber

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    lol'd at "I didn't think evolution worked that fast"

    I hope no one seriously thinks that's how evolution works... xD
     
  4. One Wheel

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    I doubt anybody seriously does. Glad to know for sure I'm not the only one. :)
     
  5. RennuR

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    Also I might just have to go to Dixon, 2 hours away from where I live however :/ But eh ya never know
     
  6. JustinTimeCuber

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    If 2 hours away is bad for you then you should feel lucky :p the shortest car ride for me to a comp was 3. (I did go by plane to OKC (80 min from STL), but with the airport wait and all of that it was probably 3 hours total as well)
     
  7. RennuR

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    Well the thing is, that would be my first comp. Since I just found out I cant go to Wiscube because I have to be at an estate sale O_O. And I dont drive yet sooo. lol
     
  8. JustinTimeCuber

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    Definitely don't miss out on a relatively close comp if you don't have to!
     
  9. RennuR

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    Well yeah of course, i have an XC Meet 2 days before, and my dad works down by Chicago, so maybe he can drive me to a Dixon meet. Haha we'll have to see!
     
  10. Hey guys!

    I'm in Madison right now until the 12th (Monday). I was talking with Josh Feran about having a meetup, but I think he's going to the KC comp this weekend. If there's anyone who wants to meet up, that would be pretty cool! Thanks.
     
  11. Josh is really sick. He

    Just another reason KC is better than STL ;)

    (yes I realize how old that post was)
     
  12. JustinTimeCuber

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    Josh is really sick. He turned into a bird and swam away.
    Ftfy
     
  13. Wow! How'd you know!

    (I meant to say "He had to cancel coming to KCubing")
     
  14. One Wheel

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    I'm afraid it's much more serious than that. He abruptly ceased. RIP Josh. You will be dearly missed.
     
  15. JustinTimeCuber

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    Well dang, that must be pretty disappointing.
     
  16. Josh is fun to have around, but we have plenty of staff. Though Clock scrambling is going to be... Probably okay.
     
  17. Jhahoua

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    We're going to have a meet up at the west town mall food court this Saturday the 14th at 12:30pm
     
  18. TheRubiksCombo

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    Yay! I'm missing like the 3rd meet up in a row!
     
  19. BandedCubing101

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    I'm really excited for this meetup!
     
  20. cmhardw

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    I'll be there in spirit :)
     
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