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SpeedyCube

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Don’t you just hate it when —

- You drop the cube in the middle of a solve, and can’t find where you left off quickly.

- You’re brand new “speed cube” constantly locks up when moved with any amount of speed.

- You solve the cube only to find a corner twisted and now your cube looks perfect except for that one piece. It just happens to be the moment someone walks in and says “you missed a spot.”

- You break a record but it could’ve been faster because you accidentally hit the table and missed the timer button.

- You throw down the cube to stop the timer and realize you damaged the kitchen table... right before you have guests over. And they notice.

- You’re pretty sure you broke your record but will never know because, for some reason, the timer didn’t start.

- You’re learning a new algorithm that should work perfectly in this situation, but ends up messing up your cube because you did D’ instead of D half way though.


Anyone relate? Have any other things to add, LOL?
 

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Don’t you just hate it when —

- You drop the cube in the middle of a solve, and can’t find where you left off quickly.

- You’re brand new “speed cube” constantly locks up when moved with any amount of speed.

- You solve the cube only to find a corner twisted and now your cube looks perfect except for that one piece. It just happens to be the moment someone walks in and says “you missed a spot.”

- You break a record but it could’ve been faster because you accidentally hit the table and missed the timer button.

- You throw down the cube to stop the timer and realize you damaged the kitchen table... right before you have guests over. And they notice.

- You’re pretty sure you broke your record but will never know because, for some reason, the timer didn’t start.

- You’re learning a new algorithm that should work perfectly in this situation, but ends up messing up your cube because you did D’ instead of D half way though.


Anyone relate? Have any other things to add, LOL?
There is a thread for this in off topic I think
 

SpeedyCube

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I just checked, and didn’t see it. Oh well, if the moderators feel it’s off topic (which I don’t think it is, as we've all done some of these things before) they can move it to whichever forum is appropriate.

I guess we can add to the list “Don’t you just hate it when you post something in the wrong forum?”
 

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So I was competing in 4x4 finals for an online comp, and I got a last layer skip without doing any influencing on the ll and got a pb by 2-3 seconds.

Screenshot 2020-10-31 at 10.55.40 AM.png

Obviously I was recording (or I thought I was) because it was the finals. But I can't actually see if my camera is recording because the screen broke. Turns out, it wasn't recording :(. Now I don't get to upload that to my yt or get a giftcard for the podium.

Scramble: F2 L B2 R2 U2 B2 D2 F2 R F2 R2 D2 B L' F L' F' U' R2 D' Rw2 U2 B' Rw2 F D' F U2 D2 Rw2 B' Rw2 U' Rw F R2 F2 R2 Uw Rw U2 F2 Rw Fw R
 

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i overlubed my cube with olive oil and now its everywhere in my cube
luckily olive oil hates soap so i put a little dry soap on each side and the oil is starting to get off.
 

kubesolver

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The competitor must not reset the timer until both the competitor and the judge have signed the score sheet. Penalty: disqualification of the attempt (DNF), at the discretion of the judge.
At my first comp after COVID I competed in two 3x3 rounds. In both I reset the timer before signing the score sheet and in both cases it costed me approx. 1 second for the average. FML

I guess I have to focus hard to reset the timer before the solve and not after the solve during practice.
 
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The thread for ̶e̶a̶s̶y̶ ̶s̶a̶d̶ ̶f̶a̶c̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶a̶c̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶p̶o̶i̶n̶t̶s̶ fails including singles, averages, pops and anything else.

I've ruined 3 sub-10s with bad last layers

2 move cross+1, good lookahead in F2L into A DOT CASE (I don't know full OLL), then a PLL skip. 10.xx (can't remember exactly what it was)

3 move planned eocross, insane lookahead and tps during f2l, sune, into... an E perm, which I recognised straight away. Luckily, I was training my PLL's early and had been practicing my E perm! But... during the second-last move, I had a pop. I fixed it quickly but still a 17.

4 move planned eocross, 3 free pairs, sune, in 8 seconds:

Omae wa mou shindeiru

Na perm, one of the only 3 PLLs I can't sub-2:

NANI

11.67.
 

CubeRed

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4x4 PB fail

I was in the middle of oll and I had to do parity but I messed it up so I had to do edge pairing again. Then when I did f2l I realized I didn't do the last 2 edges so I did the alg, failed yet again.
Then I had to do edge pairing AGAIN, did parity correctly this time but got a v perm.

Ended up 2:40 or something.
 
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The thread for ̶e̶a̶s̶y̶ ̶s̶a̶d̶ ̶f̶a̶c̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶a̶c̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶p̶o̶i̶n̶t̶s̶ fails including singles, averages, pops and anything else.

I've ruined 3 sub-10s with bad last layers

2 move cross+1, good lookahead in F2L into A DOT CASE (I don't know full OLL), then a PLL skip. 10.xx (can't remember exactly what it was)

3 move planned eocross, insane lookahead and tps during f2l, sune, into... an E perm, which I recognised straight away. Luckily, I was training my PLL's early and had been practicing my E perm! But... during the second-last move, I had a pop. I fixed it quickly but still a 17.

4 move planned eocross, 3 free pairs, sune, in 8 seconds:

Omae wa mou shindeiru

Na perm, one of the only 3 PLLs I can't sub-2:

NANI

11.67.
Learn full OLL pls
 

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This one time, I ate a cake, but then realized that it hadn't been baked in the oven yet. It looked pretty UNSUSPECTING, but I guess this CAKE gave me FOOD POISONING. Moral of the Story: Always check to be sure that your cake is COOKED before you EAT it.

I got a good FMC PB 2 years ago (35 moves), and it seemed fine, but when I checked the solution a few months later, I found that I had written the wrong moves and it didn't end up solved. Then I had to change my PB to a verified solution. :(

EDIT: In case you were wondering, the cake is a lie.
 
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