I spent $405 on puzzles at TheCubicle.us on October 7. The order was shipped on October 13 and the cubes arrived in Belgium at October 18. Ever since then, they have been stuck with the customs. The USPS tracking page says 'Customs clearance' and the bPost (the Belgian version of USPS) tracking...
Shipping on cubing sites is either too expensive (already bought tons of puzzles twice in the last 30 days at cubing sites and paid the shipping twice so I don't feel like paying a third time in a month) or too slow (up to a month when shipping is free) and I don't feel like waiting so long, so...
I've been taking a long break from cubing, and I decided to pick it back up again, but because of being out of the cubing scene for so long, I'm no longer up-to-date on the latest cubes so I have a few questions.
1. What is/are currently the best cube(s)? Any new DaYans lately...
Average of 5: 22.10
1. 19.86 U2 F' R2 B R2 D2 F' R2 B' L2 D2 R U2 B' U' F2 L B' D R U'
2. 23.26 R2 F2 L2 D B2 R2 F2 U' R2 D2 F' U' B D' L' U2 L U2 B2
3. 23.18 D2 R2 B2 L2 B2 U2 R B2 R' F2 L' D F' D' R D L B' L2 F2
4. (18.85) R2 D F' L D' F B' R' F' U2 R2 U' B2 R2 F2 D' B2 U' R2 U
Learned full PLL a week ago, but the times I'm getting now are seriously pissing me off to NO END.
Times I get with 2-look PLL:
28.78, 25.36, 21.66, 23.73, 23.12, 25.28, 28.46, 24.61, 24.59, 22.45, 25.07, 27.26, 27.09, 26.45, 24.52, 24.66, 24.46, 25.11, 26.64, 28.18, 21.30, 28.71, 23.36...
Three Belgian cubers (Geert Bicler, Lars Vandenbergh and Ram Steenhaut) appeared on television and did an awesome job introducing the Belgians to our beloved sport. I'm so proud of it that I decided to add English subtitles so that the entire speedcubing community can enjoy the video...
So my mother told me she can no longer stand the sound of me speedcubing. I have to stop cubing. After two years of cubing, it's needless to say I'm fairly addicted to the cube. Also, it's the only hobby I really have. But, I'm used to losing the things I love so **** all of this.
Due to the new job I found, I can no longer cube in the week. I don't want to give up speedcubing though, that'd just be a plain pity. I'm already this far (well, in my eyes at least :D).
Could I still improve if I only cube in the weekend? How much solves should I be doing in the weekend to...
My Mini QJ has always been VERY loose. Whenever I did a u2 for example, the top layer (U) would spin 3 or 4 times instead of 2.
I couldn't care less though as I didn't speedsolve cubes other than 3x3. However, I now decided to time my 4x4 solves too starting from today, so I disassembled the...
I got my Zhanchi in the mail today, and I tried to disassemble it in the same way I disassemble any 3x3; pop out an edge etc. etc. However, the edge won't come out of my Zhanchi. I'm already applying quite a lot of force so I'm scared to apply even more force.
Can I safely pull a bit harder...
I just ordered a stickerless Zhanchi. I'm wondering if the plastic easily shows scratches after let's say a thousand solves? How's the quality of the core? Does it break easily? I hope it's quite the tough cube cause I accidentally tend to throw my cube three meters away when doing x2's. :P...
I'm currently stuck at around 27.xx seconds.
I recorded five solves so other cubers can suggest what I could do better.
Average of 5: 27.37
I'm going to start learning full PLL tomorrow, and after that I'll learn full OLL...
It happens a lot that I am solving the cube and my phone rings.
What do you do in such a case?
* Solve the cube, and the pick up the phone
* DNF your solve and pick up the phone
* Depends on how far you've gotten into the solve
For me it's the last answer. If the phone rings just...
I currently have a F-II. I saw there's a III now.
Is it worth upgrading or isn't it all that much better?
Also; I saw that I get a free cube bag on Lightake when I buy cubes, but it still says $1.49 in my cart. Do I have to enter a coupon code or something?
What puzzles can I buy with $20?
I already have all cubes from 2-7 and a megaminx.
I made up this list;
Rubik's cube keychain
Stickers for my F-II
Total cost: $8,10
Got another $20 to spend now.
Anyone with some suggestions?
It has been 5 months ago since I last lubed my F-II. Thousands of solves have been done with it since then. It has been working up for the last weeks and today I got sick of it locking up and popping so easily.
I opened it and indeed; it was full of debris and dust. I cleaned it, and put it...