I used to be a fairly regular poster here and I was very much into speedcubing. I grew tired of it a few years ago though. Since then (not related to my hiatus with cubing) I have gone blind.
Obviously a blind person cannot really be a real speedcuber as such, but I was wondering if...
I've just been wondering why feet never gets any attention. I mean, if you google "speedcubing OH" you get one-handed cubing, if you google "speedcubing BLD" you get blindfold cubing, but if you google "speedcubing WF" you get a couple of crap videos of asian guys taking around 5 minutes...
I find it very annoying when I create a thread and it gets moved to one of the "one-answer" threads (such as the "One Answer Question Thread" or similar threads like "The 4x4 help thread" or "The Petrus home thread"). When this happens, I usually don't get a decent answer. This can be for...
I live near Chichester in the UK. Do any of you know of a cubing club which I can attend? Also, I would prefer one where not everyone does it in, like, 5 seconds. One for those of use who are fighting the sub-20 barrier?
Long story short, I started with cubing because I had a Rubik's brand, wanted to know how to solve it, found out how to solve it, found out about speedcubing at the same time, and ended up buying a speedcube.
Do you have a similar story?
Have you ever given up blindfold cubing because you keep forgetting to do/undo setup moves? I've done it twice, and now I have a solution (although I haven't tried it yet).
I thought that rather than doing a setup move, then a fixed alg (I use T-perm), then undoing the setup move, it...
I've been thinking about entering a WCA competition (there's one coming up in Guilford, which is not far from where I live). But I have a few questions...
1. What sort of times do you need in order to enter, and in order to do reasonably well? How far will I get with an average of 25...
I'm having trouble getting the hang of these fingertrick things. I'm so-so with my right hand, but with my left hand it's absolutely terrible.
Do you have to be ambidextrous for them to work for the left hand? If so, how do I get that?
Yesterday I was watching some of Jessica's cubing videos from her homepage. While she certainly gets very fast times, it occured to me that she was using a very "rough" turning style, which she herself points out.
I tried watching the videos at half-speed so I could see them more...
My average was around 30 seconds on a standard Rubik's brand. I had fairly decent F2L lookahead, 2-look OLL and most 1-look PLL cases. My best time was 24 seconds.
I bought a Dayan Zhanchi.
My average is around 30 seconds on the Dayan Zhanchi. I have some, but not the best...
A Dayan Zhanchi!!!
I have wanted one for years. Literaly. And yesterday I got one!
We ordered it on Sunday last week from PUZL, they said they dispatched it on Monday, and it arrived on Wednesday morning. Good service, if you ask me, and AMAZING cube!
This thing is sooooooo fast, I...
I'm not sure if any of you would be interested in this...
A little while ago, my timer's batteries ran flat and it was a while before I could get some new ones. As a result, I found myself developing a computer-based timer to use in the meantime.
The timer has many functions, such...
Quite simply, how do you do it :D ?
Are there "laws of the cube", a bit like boolean algebra laws (I simply boolean expressions as well), such as certain sets of moves, four or so in length, that cancel down? I know simple things like RU2R' twice in a row cancels down to nothing, or that...
I have had an idea for a beginner's cubing contest!
This is for cubers who can't solve below something like 30 seconds. I was thinking of asking if there are any such real contests, but instead I thought I should start one here! I'm thinking of those who don't want to be left out.
VCUBE is my own cube simulator!
I made it when my old cube broke so that I still had a cube to play with until I got my new one (sorry, they were both those Rubik's things). It has full 3D graphics and turn animations. One other unique feature of the program is that it allows you to save the...
I've been speedcubing for a few years now. Well... not really a few years non stop.
I started cubing for myself (i.e. not my mom doing it for me!) about three years ago. I got the times down to about 1:2x. I then put my cube away, and left it for a year or so.
I've recently come...