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LukasCubes

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I just silved a square 1 for the first time but im not counting it because there was no parity and I need to learn the parity alg

/3,3/1,0/-2,-2/2,0/2,2/0,-2/-1,-1/0,3/-3,-3/0,2/-2,-2/ still learning it
 

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Just started the solve, done 1st 2 centres in 31m each then had to take a break. Alignment is a b1tch... :eek: Will continue later, or tomorrow... :)
Finally completed the15x15 solve, in 3 sessions... And the time was...
3h22m34s - Phew!!

A little longer than I expected, mainly due to the aforementioned alignment issues. No pops, although one close call!
 

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Long(ish) story, but I guess that it qualifies as an accomplishment lol. Yesterday I was out with my Dad, walking around Carytown, a local small business district. I had a 3x3 with me just because. We walked into an electronics store just to look around. I let an employee scramble my 3x3 then gave a quick run through of how a solve goes. During the solve, I gained a small audience. A kid, around maybe 13 or so, and his Grandfather were both among the interested parties. The kid was fascinated by my explanation and the puzzle itself. After I finished the solve he had a couple of questions, he asked his grandpa if he could get a, "Rubrik's" cube later. Grandpa smiled and nodded yes. Then he told the kid that he used to be able to solve one of those when they first came out. I did a quick scramble and handed the puzzle to Grandpa and said, "I'll bet you still can." He looked a little taken aback, but grabbed the puzzle. With a few tips from me along the way, he managed a pretty decent beginners method solve in about five minutes or so. His grandson was amazed and had a huge smile on his face. I couldn't resist, I handed the kid the solved puzzle, introduced myself, and told him that with a little bit of practice he'd be able to solve it faster than his Grandpa in no time. He was so happy, I don't think that I've ever seen anyone smile so big in my life. I gave him a quick run through about how the puzzle works and how the pieces can be moved. I wrote down a few websites that he could use to learn the basics and told him to have fun learning a new, unique skill. I doubt I'll ever see him again, but I felt so great knowing that I'd made his day. Who knows, maybe a new puzzle is just what he needed.
 

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13.50 single. Really happy - PB of just over two seconds.

EDIT: For future reference:
  • Method: beginner method
  • Cube: GAN 356M
  • Scramble: U' B2 D R2 D B2 R2 B2 U' L2 F2 D' F' L U2 F U L' D U2 F'
 
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18:02.88 gigaminx solve, first sub20

I'd like to get to a point where sub10 is comfortable. Breaking in the cube will definitely help... Shengshou makes a lot of puzzles, whether or not they're that good is certainly debatable.
I got a gigaminx about a month ago, and I did one untimed solve. I should try doing a couple timed solves if I ever have any free time. How many solves have you done?
 

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18:02.88 gigaminx solve, first sub20

I'd like to get to a point where sub10 is comfortable. Breaking in the cube will definitely help... Shengshou makes a lot of puzzles, whether or not they're that good is certainly debatable.
I'm impressed! I'm not sure that I've ever done a gigaminx solve in one sitting, let alone timed. Usually it's one of my super casual puzzles. I'll do a few sections in between other puzzles or during commercials on TV lol. You might have just motivated me to time a full solve later today just for my own curiosity.
 

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I got a gigaminx about a month ago, and I did one untimed solve. I should try doing a couple timed solves if I ever have any free time. How many solves have you done?
3 solves as of then. I've a fourth solve this afternoon but it was a little slower (18:20).

I'm impressed! I'm not sure that I've ever done a gigaminx solve in one sitting, let alone timed. Usually it's one of my super casual puzzles. I'll do a few sections in between other puzzles or during commercials on TV lol. You might have just motivated me to time a full solve later today just for my own curiosity.
I did my first solve the week I got it (several months ago); it was somewhere around 30-32 minutes. I did another one recently, but that was only about 25 minutes as well.

I looked up a tutorial the other day, just to see what sort of order fast people were doing. I wasn't sure if I should build all the centers and then all the edges, build the F2L centers and the F2L edges, or 3 centers and the three edges onward. Once I had an idea on how to approach the reduction, the time just dropped.
I did both of these solves as breaks in between studying. It's a bit more satisfying than cranking out 50 3x3 solves, and there's less pressure since I'm not trying to be competitive with big cubes (I've also been doing a little bit of 8x8 - PB so far is 14:48). I don't have to maintain that razor sharp focus needed for 3x3 improvement-- I can just take it nice an easy, getting more familiar with the puzzle.
 

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18:02.88 gigaminx solve, first sub20

I'd like to get to a point where sub10 is comfortable. Breaking in the cube will definitely help... Shengshou makes a lot of puzzles, whether or not they're that good is certainly debatable.
I'm impressed! I'm not sure that I've ever done a gigaminx solve in one sitting, let alone timed. Usually it's one of my super casual puzzles. I'll do a few sections in between other puzzles or during commercials on TV lol. You might have just motivated me to time a full solve later today just for my own curiosity.
Just managed to get a gigaminx solve of 26:42.088, not bad for a first timed/first one sitting solve. Probably won't become a normal thing for me, but it was fun.

Also, I figured out a really fun layer-by-layer type solve on my master kilominx. I'm looking forward to fiddling with that some more.
 
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Generated By csTimer on 2021-10-10
avg of 5: 22.95

Time List:
1. 21.40 R2 B2 R2 F' U2 B2 F U2 L2 R2 B2 L2 R' U B R2 F U L D' U
2. (16.13) R B2 U' L' F B R B' D2 F2 D R2 F2 R2 D' R2 D' R2 D2 L D
3. (28.97) B2 L2 F2 R2 D R2 U B2 U2 F2 R2 F' L U L2 F' L' B L F
4. 25.51 B2 F2 D' F2 U' F2 U R2 D U2 B' D' F2 L D L' U R' F' U2
5. 21.94 L2 F2 D2 B2 L' F2 D2 L' D2 U2 F2 L' B R' B L F2 D' R' F

Sub 20 x2y and PB ao5 at the same time!


Reconstruction for the 16.
 
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