# How did you get into cubing?

#### Zain_A24

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Started cubing with a crusty rubik's brand. Learnt how to solve it using TheSergsB's tutorial on Youtube:

Took me a long while to realise that a corner was put in the wrong way around (twisted) so it was unsolvable. I finally decided to disassemble the 3x3 and reassemble it solved before continuing to learn how to complete it. Wanted to get faster so I began experimenting with Vaseline until the stickers came off.

I have now got into speedcubing again and have bought my first speedcubes from cubezz.com. I would definitely recommend this store for its cheap prices and free international shipping. I bought an MF3RS2 and Yuxin Little Magic 2x2 and am continuing to improve at CFOP as well as Ortega for 2x2.

#### Astral cubing

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I learned to solve a 3x3 when is was in grade 1 using LBL, and averaged around 2 minutes. since then, I have forgotten and relearnt many times, but only recently have I gotten into speed cubing. one of my mates brought a cube to school and I offered to solve it. I got myself a Moyu weilong gts2m,, and dropped my times to around 30 seconds, after learning F2l and 2 look all and pll. I have since bought a Gan 356 X, Yj mgc 2x2, x-man megaminx, an x-man wingy skewb, mofang jiaoshi kibiminx, some random Pyraminx, and now average around 26 seconds with partial CFOP
Wow first grade! I learned when I was in 7th!

#### Electrical

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Well a few months ago, I had a couple friends that cubed, and I got interested, so I got a cube. They helped me reach sub-40, and now I'm faster than them

#### Lapse.

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I actually have a funny story about how i started cubing, i saw my brother's friend speedsolving many years back, doing nice fingertricks and turning really fast. i thought that was really cool and basically faked turning really fast and doing fingertricks while not actually knowing how to solve the cube. as a naive kid i thought if i randomly turned it long enough i could just solve it some day! The guy gave me his cube since i liked it so much, but then i kind of tried to solve it myself intuitively, and i got stuck at f2l.
Fast forward a few years later when i saw my friends solving cubes during lunch, and i remembered my old cube and i wanted to be as fast as them, so I learned from Noah Richardson and basically started off from there!

#### wearephamily1719

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I was fiddling around with a 2x2, timing how fast I could solve one side of a 2x2. One lucky time when I solved red, the entire cube was solved. A couple weeks later I looked at the tutorial and then started learning how to solve a 2x2.

#### SMTCubes

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I saw a cube in Barnes and Noble at the Ala Moana mall (Waikiki in Hawaii). My mom let me get it as a souvenir but little did she know that I would become addicted to it over the course of a few years. I now average around 11.75 seconds and am shooting for sub-10 by mid-October (my next comp date).

#### Myko

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My brother brought me a shitty cube from chinese store and he though I can do it (I never had one in my hands before). I was 11 or 12 at the time. Learned in one day, then i was just hooked.