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Non-Cubers say the darndest things!

sneaklyfox

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When I brought my cube to school I let my class mates take turns scrambling it for me, and the way they all turned the faces annoyed me for some reason. They would grip it and slowly turn it using their wrist and rotate the cube before each turn. Maybe it is because I am so used to seeing speedcubers on youtube use finger tricks to solve and scramble? Idk. But it was just strange how they all did it the same way. Anyone else have experience with people doing this when you let them scramble your cube.
Of course, because non-cubers don't have cuber's fingers and their fingertricks.
 

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I see non cubers scramble cubes and try to solve then like this all the time. I think the reason they do it this way is because the limited experience they have with cubes is with store bought rubiks, so they don't really know what a "speedcube" is per say. Therefore,, they use turns like they would with a regular Rubik's cube, which are slow and wristy.
Yes, I guess that makes sense. They just don't realize that a speedcube is so easy to turn, so they do it the way they know best which is the way they would turn a store bought Rubik's brand.

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I have had similar experiences where they will not even try to scramble it because they worry that they will do it wrong. Also, I have had the other side of the case where they will spend an unnecessary amount of time trying to "mess it up as much as possible." In my head I am always thinking, a scramble should only take less than 10 seconds... hahah.
 

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I did that with a 3x3 to someone once. They were doing Sune for almost 5 minutes before they realised what I'd done.
No no, I did it to my.. Acquaintance? He uses dan brown method, and he always does the sexy move one time too many because of the corner without realizing he just screwed up the rest of the cube.
 

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No no, I did it to my.. Acquaintance? He uses dan brown method, and he always does the sexy move one time too many because of the corner without realizing he just screwed up the rest of the cube.
lol, it does work better for that method. Way more difficult for beginners to see what's wrong. When they do EO-CO-CP-EP, beginners learn to recognise impossible OLLs.

Well, some do :p
 

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"Is that(Dayan 2x2) harder or easier to solve than A normal Rubik's cube?"

At least 10 people has asked me this today alone

When the fail is strong, one facepalm is not enough
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So true. People think that a speed cube makes it easier to solve the cube.
People always think that there is only one brand that sells a genuine 3x3.
Many of my friends have a bad opinion on Chinese cubes but in real life brands like DaYan and ShengShou are taking over the cubing market.
 

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Today I was solving a 3x3 and a small kid approached me and said that 1 second is the current WR.
Also some people think that you need a very high IQ and that you need to be really good in mathematics for solving a cube.
The best is when I took my pyra for a train trip, a fellow passenger asked me if that was called the Rubik's Tetrahedron.
 

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I'm in the army at the moment so I have a lot of time to learn OLLs and cubing in general. Most guys were pretty impressed with what I did, but one of them said something like "there is a certain algorithm(yes he actually said algorithm :) ) which solves it every time".
Where do people get this nonsense? I explained gods number to him and that it's impossible to just know the alg cause of the huge number of possible states, but that's not what he meant. Weird..
 

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I'm in the army at the moment so I have a lot of time to learn OLLs and cubing in general. Most guys were pretty impressed with what I did, but one of them said something like "there is a certain algorithm(yes he actually said algorithm :) ) which solves it every time".
Where do people get this nonsense? I explained gods number to him and that it's impossible to just know the alg cause of the huge number of possible states, but that's not what he meant. Weird..
Well, there IS the Hamiltonian circuit aka Devil's Algorithm.
 

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ahh yes. Just print that out and give it to your friends with the explanation that this is the only alg you need to solve it. As for the whole solve using R U continuously was because of some YouTube video that said such
 

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Oh I didn't realize that, thanks! Pretty sure tho that that was not what he meant ;)

I've always been doing 3x3 up until today, when I wanted to do a 7x7 solve. One of the guys sees me and goes "well now you're just kidding.."
 

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