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Older cubers discussions

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How many here have solved the 11 x 11 ? I have done it a few times.
Oh and I just ordered the Valk 3 m power. I think I may have a problem with ordering cubes now.
I don't have anything bigger than a 9x9 unfortunately, but will get there ... sometime :) The Valk Power is a great cube IMO. I used it as my main for a while and even switched my OH (One Hand) cube from the GTS2 to it. It's really smooth but carries weight so feels nicely sturdy. Yeah welcome to the club of buying cubes. I bit the bullet and ordered the Giiker i3S this week.

6x6 is still best. 3x3 stage is too important on anything smaller, 7x7 takes too long and there’s not as much flexibility in centers.
A while back I would have disagreed, but I do prefer 6x6 to 7x7. It has some to do with the hardware and being able to turn easily without issues. I have a Wuji and I'm still not impressed with it. Granted it's not magnetised ... but still. I'd like to get a 7x7 that is a pleasure to solve on. The Hays M seems to be great, but the X-Man Shadow is due for release soon ....
 
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Brief update.
After 1st two attempts DNF, a desperate effort to make first official success of 2019 lead to 1TPS exe + more than a minute memo resulted in 2:10 success. On top of that, it was a scheduled 2 round comp, expected to do better in the next round but, guess what, 2 no shows, canceled the 2nd round (needed at least 8 but only 6 competed).

Well, next week. Jeff got first sub 20 of 1) 2019, 2) UFR, 3) my scramble :)
He had 19, 21, so quite possible to break mean WR on 3rd but ended with 19 DNF.
 
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I have been spending lots of time solving my cube, my valk 3 power m turned up today, I am very pleased with it but I ordered the black stickered version, but the white stickerless turned up. so I will be getting the stickered version. my main goal is to start to recognise oll's and pll's and memories all pll's and 2 look oll. then I will start working on the roux method.
 
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hi, I will be 50 next month. what cube do you use, and what solving method. i'm nowhere near sub 30 yet.
Hey Boogie Dude, I use a GAN 354 M and CFOP. I know full PLL but still use 2 look OLL. In early 2018, I learned the old Varasano Corner's First method for 3x3, and got a 32.28. How long have you been speedcubing? How much do you practice?
 
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Hey Boogie Dude, I use a GAN 354 M and CFOP. I know full PLL but still use 2 look OLL. In early 2018, I learned the old Varasano Corner's First method for 3x3, and got a 32.28. How long have you been speedcubing? How much do you practice?
I started cubing when the cube first came out, but since then have had long absenses in between. a few years back I set myself a goal of beating 1 minute, which I do quite regularly, I even hit a 32 years back. I will be happy to break the 30 second barrier for now. I recently got the gan 354 m, excellent cube. but I also got the valk 3 power m and really like that one too.
 
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Hey everyone! Just saying hello, and looking to talk to other old cubers. I'm 50, have been to 2 comps so far, and have a 3x3 PB of 24.08. Dan AKA "OldManCuber"
Hi Dan,
Welcome aboard! How was your driving back home? I got off another international biz trip the next morning, just landed East Asia. See you often!
 
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Seriously bummed right now. I’ve been looking forward to the arrival of my new Galaxy X-man megaminx V2 LM.... except that a non-magnetic V2 came. I was really excited to get the magnetic version to play with and tryout, but this smaller V2 is lame. Never liked it to begin with. And now that is the one I have.

I already emailed the company and explained that I will happily send it back since i’m Absolutely not interested in the one they shipped. But I DO want my V2 LM.
 

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Is this the same Varasano method that was adapted for 2x2 as Oretega?

Yes. But in this time corners first method was very popular due to Rubik's method which was based on the same concept: solve corners, next edges. I've found 2 books by Bosset and Varasano. I've only watched them through but Varasano algs seem much better.There's even sune among them.
 
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