To prevent a mega-post, the following will be extremely generalized
-Learn F2L or any other "pro method" and begin your road to sub20 times
-Minimal PLLs: A and U, learn the rest as you progress
-Practice til you get sub20, which is around the range you need for solid 3x3 stage...
Chances are that you will learn reduction for your big cubes.
With reduction, all you need to know is how to do the reduction, and you have what is basically a chunky 3x3 at the end.
MAIN POINT: You don't need to learn any new PLLs, unless you want the 3x3 stage of the solve to get even faster
You have failed in some important way as a cuber if you cannot recognize whether or not your tensions are off...
If he included piece modding and flash-shaving it STILL wouldn't be worth the premium he is charging for his assembly services.
Sorry, no pics (for now). This is my first megaminx, so I can't offer comparisons to other megaminxes. This is just an assessment of quality.
First impressions: I would describe this puzzle as analagous to the original Type A cube. It's got some mass, but that gives it a solid feeling...
How many of these comments AREN'T fueled by national pride?
IMO, USA is just being a sore loser. Investigation was begun only AFTER team USA lost the gold medal that was "theirs". Face it, Sacramone blew it and the next team capitalized on her error. Did anyone even see the 200 sprint? One guy...