Recent content by jaredye

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    Selling or Trading many Magnetic cubes (edited to remove sold items)

    Sorry I just gave away that 356M. It is indeed made from the original (not the 356S) 356 with the new centered cap. If you are interested in other cubes, please be quick as I'm packing and moving to China. I won't be able to ship anything after next week.
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    Selling or Trading many Magnetic cubes (edited to remove sold items)

    Just send me a message about your offer. I'm leaving USA on 6/20 so better be quick. Also I prefer cash because I might not have enough time to receive your cube if you want to trade.
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    Cosmic wuque M

    I can sell you for $60, shipping included if you are in the US.
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    Buying Primary GAN SM

    Btw primary is the original plastic color. The other ones all have pigments added so it will change the texture of the plastic. I don't know if anyone has tried to quantify the difference, but it'll be interesting to see.
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    Buying Primary GAN SM

    I have one with about 2k solves. However, I have also done some modifications: 1. I glued the magnets to the slots. 2. I cut the pillars inside the pieces to reduce weights. 3. I removed the iron screws and glued the pieces together to further reduce weights. 4. I changed the stock stickers to...
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    Selling or Trading many Magnetic cubes (edited to remove sold items)

    bump for a couple new items and reduced price
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    One-Answer 3x3x3 Question Thread

    I have a quick question regarding OH. What is a quick finger-trick friendly way to avoid dot OLL for the following case? Preferably no F moves. The VHLS for this case is so stupidly unfriendly for OH. In addition, what do you do for the mirror case?
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    Guoguan Yuexiao Pro Spring Swap

    The designer of Yuexiao actually suggested using the springs in the original Yuexiao (he posted in Baidu Tieba, the Chinese forum for speedcubers). I find that work pretty well for me. It is slightly softer and helps with reverse cutting and lockups.
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    [Help Thread] 4x4 Discussion and Help

    I'm also working on getting sub 1. My last AO100 was about 1:08. I've done about 2000 solves in total. I don't know if I can help. My personal experience is that whenever I can pair up the first 2 centers and the first 3 edges quickly, I'd get a sub 1 solve. That's probably the biggest obstacle...
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    [Help Thread] 4x4 Discussion and Help

    I doubt if Hoya can help. I'm also trying to get in 1min mark. I'm quite fluent with Hoya and I get similar time using Hoya and Yau. I guess Hoya only helps if you're not color neutral, and you have a case where non-white/yellow centers are super easy to pair up. In terms of move-count and...
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    MagLev Tensions - DIY Tutorial ?

    I bought the magnets that you recommended but it wouldn't fit the Gans Air unless I drill down the supporting beam in the center pieces. The magnets are too large and there is not enough space to put in the screw nuts. Even the 356 nuts aren't small enough, let alone the dissembled GES screw...
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    [Help Thread] Puzzle Setup / Tension Discussion

    When you drop a cube, sometimes the screws get bent. It usually gets back to normal (or you get used to it, it's actually both) after about 100 solves. So be patient. There is very little you can do to expedite the process. You can try remove all the screws and re-tension it. Or you can get a...
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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    I'm interested in getting a Wuque M. Does anyone know if there is any difference between the versions offered by SCS and Cubicle? This is sort of expensive and I don't want to buy both of them. Same with the Wushuang M. Anyone has any idea about the SCS version vs the Cubicle version?
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    New Megaminxes

    This is slightly off topic, but how do you guys think of the Pearl? I heard it has better reverse cutting than Galaxy. Other than that what you think of this puzzle? Do you like the turning, stability, weight, etc?
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    [Help Thread] One-Handed Solving Discussion

    I see. I use CFOP. I don't want to switch to ZZ coz I'm color neutral and it's too hard to be CN with ZZ. Basically you mean when inserting the last pair, do anything to avoid a dot OLL case? That sounds quite reasonable.