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Hi! I’m lubing and modding my clock and decided to make custom inserts on the back of the normal ones. I don’t think this should be a problem, but as the regulation applying to clock inserts says “at the discretion of the delegate,” how far do you think I can go with these? Obviously I can color it in, etc., but can I put words on it, etc. (And yes, I know there has to be a clear indication of 12 o’clock.) Help please from experienced clockers/delegates.
 
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Hi! I’m lubing and modding my clock and decided to make custom inserts on the back of the normal ones. I don’t think this should be a problem, but as the regulation applying to clock inserts says “at the discretion of the delegate,” how far do you think I can go with these? Obviously I can color it in, etc., but can I put words on it, etc. (And yes, I know there has to be a clear indication of 12 o’clock.) Help please from experienced clockers/delegates.
Clear indication of 12, has to have an arrow that can point to 12, can’t write any algs for clock on it, don’t make it have any images that could be considered offensive (violent, pornographic etc) :p besides that pretty sure almost anything is legal
 
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Hey! Do you think it would be OK for my clock if there is some residual super glue on the bare plastic? There is some on both the front and back faces. It does not hinder the solving experience whatsoever but there isn’t really anything in the regs that say anything about scratches/marks on clocks because all of those rules apply to pieces of a twisty puzzle, not clocks. Thanks! (If I should take the glue off, how can I remove it).
 
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Hey! Do you think it would be OK for my clock if there is some residual super glue on the bare plastic? There is some on both the front and back faces. It does not hinder the solving experience whatsoever but there isn’t really anything in the regs that say anything about scratches/marks on clocks because all of those rules apply to pieces of a twisty puzzle, not clocks. Thanks! (If I should take the glue off, how can I remove it).
If it's a relatively small amount it should be fine!
 
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Hey! Do you think it would be OK for my clock if there is some residual super glue on the bare plastic? There is some on both the front and back faces. It does not hinder the solving experience whatsoever but there isn’t really anything in the regs that say anything about scratches/marks on clocks because all of those rules apply to pieces of a twisty puzzle, not clocks. Thanks! (If I should take the glue off, how can I remove it).
If there is too much it could make the clock illegal. A little should be fine though
 
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Hi, I'm thinking about going to a competition soon but I want to make my money worth it. I was thinking of doing 2x2 3x3 Skewb 4x4 and 5x5, but I'm not fast enough for 4x4 and 5x5 so I wanted to do clock. The competition is 3 weeks away but I don't know how to do clock. Is it worth learning clock because the cut off time is 25 seconds?
 
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Hi, I'm thinking about going to a competition soon but I want to make my money worth it. I was thinking of doing 2x2 3x3 Skewb 4x4 and 5x5, but I'm not fast enough for 4x4 and 5x5 so I wanted to do clock. The competition is 3 weeks away but I don't know how to do clock. Is it worth learning clock because the cut off time is 25 seconds?
Three weeks is a pretty short amount of time, but it is possible. Watch DGCubes's tutorial and then just practice. Magnetizing your clock would be helpful too.
If you want to focus on other events though learning clock might not be the best idea before the comp. It's up to what you want to do.
 
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Hi, I'm thinking about going to a competition soon but I want to make my money worth it. I was thinking of doing 2x2 3x3 Skewb 4x4 and 5x5, but I'm not fast enough for 4x4 and 5x5 so I wanted to do clock. The competition is 3 weeks away but I don't know how to do clock. Is it worth learning clock because the cut off time is 25 seconds?
Honestly, def yeah. I was almost instantly sub-30 once I got my clock and broke it in a bit, and then I instantly got sub-23 once I actually lubed it. Mine is magnetic because I care about clock and average 9 seconds now, but honestly, if you’re just going for sub-25 then just lube your clock. If you need I can send you a good tutorial (and I have a tip that helps a bit as well, that none of the tutorials tell you.)
 
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Honestly, def yeah. I was almost instantly sub-30 once I got my clock and broke it in a bit, and then I instantly got sub-23 once I actually lubed it. Mine is magnetic because I care about clock and average 9 seconds now, but honestly, if you’re just going for sub-25 then just lube your clock. If you need I can send you a good tutorial (and I have a tip that helps a bit as well, that none of the tutorials tell you.)
Could you DM me that tip ;D
 
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Hi, I'm thinking about going to a competition soon but I want to make my money worth it. I was thinking of doing 2x2 3x3 Skewb 4x4 and 5x5, but I'm not fast enough for 4x4 and 5x5 so I wanted to do clock. The competition is 3 weeks away but I don't know how to do clock. Is it worth learning clock because the cut off time is 25 seconds?
Check this out for lubing:
Yeah! (And definitely, clock is the best event.)
Send me the tip too?
 
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Check this out for lubing:

Send me the tip too?
I’ll just post it here. The idea is that you want to take the pins from your clock, and as opposed to what you do with completely taking the metal rods out, you take them out and bend them slightly, then put them back in so they don’t fall down as much. It’s nowhere near as good as magnets, but as a relatively short term solution it does work better than stock LingAo.
 
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I’ll just post it here. The idea is that you want to take the pins from your clock, and as opposed to what you do with completely taking the metal rods out, you take them out and bend them slightly, then put them back in so they don’t fall down as much. It’s nowhere near as good as magnets, but as a relatively short term solution it does work better than stock LingAo.
Oh, okay. I thought you had a lubing tip. That's a great temp solution though.
 
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