The Valk 3 is a cube designed with the help of Mats Valk. I got the chance to test it!
It's a fast cube, but like with all cubes it depends on your turning style to determine if this is the right cube for you. It took a few days for me to get used to, which is probably normal for a...
I want to clear up some thing about things you can and cannot do during FMC. This is not a proposal. This is partly because not everyone is aware of it (even delegates), or because I am not sure myself whether things are allowed or not. If you are into FMC this might be an interesting...
During or right before competitions time limits or the number of people that advance in the next round are sometimes suddenly changed.
I think it's a really bad thing if the organization makes one of the following changes:
- less people advanced to the next round
- time limits are harder to...
1e) Each event must have one or more judges.
1e1) A judge is responsible for executing the procedures of the event.
1e1a) A judge may judge multiple competitors simultaneously at the discretion of the Delegate, as long as the judge is able to ensure that all WCA...
In short I think it is desirable that at least one of the following events would be removed:
- 4x4 BLD
- 5x5 BLD
- Multi BLD
This is an issue that has bothered me for a while now: Blindfolded solving is an impressive way to solve a Rubik's cube. Overall I do like it and like to do it. However...
I would like to address an issue which mostly only really matters during feet. In my experience the thickness and the material of the mat you are solving on has an influence on the times you get. This is because a thick mat can be pushed down further which makes turning easier. Also the surface...
Since I couldn't find any other video of 5x5 underwater I will just assume this is world record. Could get faster of course, but this was the first attempt. Also it's arguably harder to hold your breath for 1:40 than for 1:10 ;)
Twente Open 2013 will be held on November 16 and 17 in Enschede the Netherlands.
Competition Website and registration: http://cube.hackvalue.de/to13/
It will be a relaxed and fun 2-day competition, with some nice prizes...
Times: 41.68 41.96 (36.16) 36.22 (44.51)
Got this cube the evening before the competition so it was brand new out of the box. No breaking in, no lubing, no tensioning and no modding.
First impression: good. Not as good as my ShengShou yet, but I'm quite confident it will be. I did...
Long time no see. Busy with work and being a bit more grownup that I used to be (but still a child sometimes :D).
Just wanted to inform y'all about my upcoming cubing show in Den Bosch (the Netherlands) upcoming weekend (9, 10 and 11 August). See info here...
mats just broke the WR single with 5.55. OLL skippy
D2 U' R2 U F2 D2 U' R2 U' B' L2 R' B' D2 U B2 L' D' R2
x y' // inspection
F R D L F // cross
U R U' R' d R' U R // 1st pair
y U2' R' U' R // 2nd pair
U L U' L' d R U' R' // 3rd pair
y' U' R U R' U R U' R' // 4th pair...
I'm organizing another (small) competition on August 25 and 26 in Enschede, the Netherlands. Main focus of this competition is FMC! (probably 6 attempts if you make the finals!)
Such a competition just screams for an awesome name like 'Thinktank FMC' or whatever. Due to my ability of being...