I'm tentative about posting this, but I haven't found anything in the archives, so I might as well bring it up.
The idea of ZB is to reduce the last layer possibilities down to a "reasonable" level by orienting the edges first.
My question is why not orient the corners instead to reduce that...
I wish there was a guy in real life that was like Ollivander in the Harry Potter books, a guy that would match you up with the perfect cube suited for you.
For some, it's a type-F from Cube4you; for another, it's a sanded store-bought Rubik's brand.
If people are making threads about seeking fellow cubers in their states, I might as well make one for Florida :p
Post your name, location, and average, and hopefully we can meet up and talk cube!
I'm John Godwin, I live in Pensacola, and I average around 21 seconds on the 3x3x3.
Now that I did the 24-hour marathon, I'm taking a break from cubing for a while.
To start off with the cleansing, I'm selling all of my unused puzzles on ebay:
This Saturday/Sunday, I'm attempting a 24 hour marathon.
I'm curious though...
What's the record?
If I look on speedcubing.com, I see 3,142 cubes.
But If I do a Google search for it, I find this:
Have you ever gotten a REALLY lucky scramble, where you start with a semi-solved cube?
I got this scramble for the 2x2x2 form JNetCube timer:
L B2 D L D2 L' D F' U' R F2 D B2 U' F' L D F' U2 R2 B R' B2 U' F2
Anybody have any?
Does anyone know when they will be back in stock?
For the past few months, I've used a crappy one from cube4you.
It's got these bumps on the corners so that is locks into the edges on a turn.
I sanded them off, and it's ok, but I'm thinking a new one would be better.
Perhaps I'm not the only one that's noticed this.
Normally, my average is around 28 seconds.
However, I've found that If I solve my 5x5x5 a few times before solving, my average is 1 or 2 seconds less.
Also, I've found that my times are a few seconds less if I'm listening to music while...
For those of you who use numbers to memorize cycles (and I'm one of them), this might interest you:
I picked up Brain Age 2 yesterday, and they have a game where it displays a 5x5 grid with the numbers 1-25 in a random order in the square. Your task is to memorize where the numbers are and...