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Looking at the competitions page its a bit surreal seeing mainly Australian comps. A big one this weekend in my home town. No air-con though and its 40C on Sunday.

I started a thread about this but it sank like a stone, so I thought I would mention it here. I feel confident that many of the older members who contribute to this particular thread were raised to search for buried treasure between the covers of books. Erno Rubik, the cube’s creator, finally released a memoir last fall entitled “Cubed: the puzzle of us all”. I just finished a second reading and it truly is a wonderful book, because it has its twists and turns (rimshot). Wondering if anyone else here has given it a read?

I started a thread about this but it sank like a stone, so I thought I would mention it here. I feel confident that many of the older members who contribute to this particular thread were raised to search for buried treasure between the covers of books. Erno Rubik, the cube’s creator, finally released a memoir last fall entitled “Cubed: the puzzle of us all”. I just finished a second reading and it truly is a wonderful book, because it has its twists and turns (rimshot). Wondering if anyone else here has given it a read?

I got my 1st cube in'81 at age 14, and immediately got the only book I could find which was The Simple Solution to Rubik's Cube by James G. Nourse.

The years that followed you could find all kinds of books about it.

Then when the craze wore off and Rubik's brand started including the beginner's solution with the cube, the books died off.

Companies started making better and faster cubes and speedcubing became the interest of the new generation of cubers. Speedcubing was a thing before that but few wanted to jump on board with the quality of cubes available, and I can't say I blame them.

Next, everything that could be found was available on the internet.

It was a different world back in the early days. Everyone wanted one, they'd get it and solve that one side and say "I did it!" If you completely solved it while they weren't looking they'd say you took the stickers off, and if you solved it in front of them they said "you cheated, it's a trick."

I'm glad all the fad wore off and really the main enthusiasts these days are speed solvers.

I watched some of the old commercials from back then...how funny!

Ao100 OH PB: 22.80
Previous best was 23.15 from May of last year.

(and 22.19 Ao50)

Some days I find it difficult to average 24 seconds, but others (very few) I feel great. Last week I had a good day with a 22.6 Ao50 but couldn't keep it up, I find it very hard to do long sessions especially at OH, in fact this best Ao100 includes 15 solves for two days ago, the best 100 solves from today are like 23.0x.

Spoiler: avg of 100: 22.80

Generated By csTimer on 2021-01-27
avg of 100: 22.80

Time List:
1. 23.89 U' F' R2 F D2 B F' D2 L2 F' D' F' L F2 D' U' F2 R' B
2. 22.47 U B' D2 F' U2 R2 U2 L2 B D2 B' D' F' R' F L U' B D' L
3. 21.47 U B2 R2 U' L F B' U' F L2 U' L2 U D2 L2 B2 D L2 F2
4. 18.60 B2 U' R2 F2 D L2 F2 D B2 D2 L D2 F' D2 F2 D L F2 R B' L
5. 24.72 R' B R2 D' R2 D2 L2 D B2 D' L2 U R2 U' B' R' U2 B' F R' F'
6. (30.60) L' R2 D2 B L2 U2 B F2 D2 F' R' D2 F2 L2 B D' B L
7. 27.17 D' B D2 U B2 D2 R2 F2 L2 U B2 D2 F' U' B2 U2 F R' D' L'
8. 22.22 U' L' B' L2 U2 F2 D2 F L2 R2 D2 R2 B D' F U B D L2 R2
9. 28.09 B' R2 L F2 U' R' U F' U2 B2 U2 F' L2 U2 R2 B L2 B'
10. 24.68 F2 R2 U' F2 L2 B2 D2 R2 D2 F2 U B2 L' B' R U2 F' U' L' U' F
11. 22.64 U' F2 L2 F2 U F2 D L2 D2 B2 R2 B' D' R' B U' F' D' R' B2 U'
12. 26.48 U F2 D' F2 R2 F2 U2 B2 D B2 U2 L2 F U F R2 U' L' F' R F2
13. 18.90 F2 R L F' D' F' R2 F' D2 L' B2 U2 L2 B2 L' U2 F2 B2 R' D2
14. 25.70 F' R' D2 L2 D2 R2 F2 L2 B' D2 R2 B' L2 D' R D L R2 B U2
15. 25.84 D' F2 B' D L2 F2 L B D' B L2 F R2 B D2 B2 R2 L2 U2 F' L2
16. 19.27 F' L2 U2 R F2 U2 B2 U2 L2 B2 R' B' U' F' L D U L'
17. (28.76) L2 D2 R2 F2 R2 F2 D' B2 F2 U' F U' R2 D2 B R' B2 L B2
18. 23.40 B2 U' B2 D' B2 U F2 D L2 U R2 B2 R' B U2 F D2 R2 U F2 D
19. 18.84 R2 F2 U2 B' L2 F' L2 R2 F L2 F' D' B' L2 B D2 R' B' F L2
20. 23.59 D R2 F2 U L2 R2 D F2 D U' L' B U B' U B2 U2 F2 L'
21. 22.99 D L' U2 R2 U2 D' F' D' F2 R' D2 L' F2 D2 L' U2 D2 B2 U2 R2
22. 21.22 U' L2 D2 R2 B2 D2 B L2 B' R2 B2 R2 B2 D L' B' D' L D' R2 F
23. (17.28) F D' L2 D' R B' U R B2 U' R2 D' F2 D2 B2 R2 U R2 U R2
24. 23.00 L D F D2 B2 D' B U' F2 L2 U R2 F2 D' F2 U' L2 D2 R' B'
25. 27.77 B L2 B R2 U2 R2 D2 B' U2 R2 F' U L' R' B R2 D' F2 D' U'
26. 19.88 D2 L' F' R2 D' R F' B U' B2 U2 R2 U' L2 U2 R2 B2 U F2 U2
27. 24.95 F2 D' R' U2 F U2 F R2 B' R2 F2 D2 F R2 U B' L F2 L' D' R2
28. 19.23 B' U2 R2 F2 U2 F D2 F' L2 F' L2 U2 D B2 F R' B F' D' L2 U2
29. 20.92 R L2 D' B' D' L B2 L' F2 D' R2 U B2 U L2 F2 U' B2 L2
30. 20.32 U L2 B' D' L2 U F R' U R' B2 L F2 B2 D2 L D2 R
31. (30.40) U2 R L' U2 R2 U F R2 F2 L2 U D2 R2 U D2 R2 F' U'
32. 25.89 U2 L D L2 B' U2 F D2 F2 R2 U2 R2 F' L' F U B R2 B R
33. 25.73 U B2 L2 B R2 F' D2 R2 U2 R2 F' L' R F L' D B2 R' B2 L2
34. 23.72 D2 L2 F B2 U B2 U F' L' U' R2 D R2 L2 B2 U' R2 D' B2 L2
35. 24.83 L' B' D2 F2 R' B2 L B2 D2 B2 R2 B2 L' U2 B U L D2 R2 B2 U2
36. 25.92 D R B U B2 U L2 U B2 F2 U2 L2 F2 B U' F' R' F' U2 B'
37. 26.14 B2 R' L2 B2 L2 D2 L2 F2 U L2 U2 B2 L' B' R' F L R2 U'
38. 25.15 L F D' F2 B' D' F2 U2 F B2 L D2 R' D2 R' D2 L' U2 B2 L2
39. 25.75 F' L U2 R B2 R' U2 R F2 R' D2 R D2 U F2 R' D2 F' L' D2 U
40. 21.69 R2 F2 D F2 U R2 D2 R2 D' R2 D R' D' U L U R' F' U2 R
41. 19.61 D B2 D L' F D2 R' F2 D2 B' U2 R2 L2 B L2 B2 L2 U2 F U' F
42. 17.61 R2 D F2 L2 B2 L2 U R2 D B2 D2 R D2 R' B L2 F' R B L2 U2
43. 26.15 R L2 D L2 R2 B2 U' B2 R2 D' L2 D2 F' R2 U' F U2 L' R2 B2 D2
44. 23.09 B' D2 F' U' B2 D' B' D F R2 F2 R D2 R' F2 D2 R' B2 L B2 U2
45. 23.58 D' U2 R F2 L2 R B2 R' F2 U2 F2 L' B R U' R2 U2 R2 B U'
46. 17.62 R2 D2 F2 R2 F R2 U2 F2 D2 F2 L' D2 B D' L2 B L' F' L
47. 20.60 B' R2 U2 F' U2 L2 B U2 F' U2 F' L2 D' B' F' D2 R' B R2 B'
48. 22.80 D' B L F' U2 B L2 F R2 F2 U2 L2 D2 L2 U R B' U2 L B' D2
49. 21.37 F2 D2 U' R2 B2 D' B2 R2 B2 D L D' F L R' U F L2 R' B
50. (33.07) D' R B L F R F U' F' R2 B' D2 F U2 F' R2 B2 R2 U2 R
51. 22.10 B2 U2 R F2 D2 L' R2 F2 L2 B2 U2 F D L2 R' U' R U' B2 F2
52. 21.42 D' F2 D2 F B' U' L' F R' L2 D' B2 U' D2 L2 U R2 F2 R2 D2
53. 24.91 B U2 F2 U2 L2 F R2 D2 F D2 B2 F' D' R' U2 L' B D' L' F' R
54. (29.00) L2 F2 U2 B D2 L2 B' U2 L2 R' U2 F R' U B U B L
55. 24.88 F U R F' R2 L B R' U' F2 U2 R L2 B2 L' D2 L U2 B2 R U2
56. 19.20 L D2 L B2 R' F2 R F2 R2 D2 R2 D' L2 U' F' L2 B' U2 F2 L R'
57. 21.24 R' U2 R D2 U2 B2 D2 R U2 L' B D' L B2 R2 U F U' F2
58. 26.45 U2 B2 L2 U' F2 U L2 U2 R2 B2 D' F U R' U B F L2 R' D2
59. 20.78 L F R2 U R2 L' D' B2 R' B' U D2 B2 R2 U R2 L2 U2 B2 U' R2
60. (17.06) B' D2 F2 U2 B2 U' R2 D U F2 L' U' F' R2 U2 F2 L F D'
61. 25.79 F' R2 U R2 D' L2 B2 F2 D' R2 U' L2 R B2 R2 D2 B' U' F L2
62. 21.66 R2 F U2 B R2 F' D2 F2 R2 U2 L2 U2 D' B2 L F' R2 D2 U2 L D'
63. 18.65 F U' L2 D R2 F2 U F2 U L2 U R B2 U R D' B D' F
64. 20.82 F2 R F' L2 D2 F' U2 B R2 U2 L2 F' R2 D L2 B2 F' L R2 F'
65. 24.23 B2 L2 D2 R2 D2 U B2 D' F2 L2 B2 R2 B' D U L' D' F2 U' F2 R2
66. 22.36 F' R2 D2 U2 F' U2 L2 B L2 U2 L' D' F2 R2 D L F2 U2 B2
67. 22.28 U' B U2 R2 B' U2 F2 D2 R2 B2 U R B' U' R B D2 L
68. 24.95 B' R' F R2 L2 U D2 R' D F2 U R2 L2 D B2 R2 U F2 L2 F
69. 21.11 L' D2 L2 U' L2 U' R2 F2 R2 B2 U' L2 F2 L' U2 B' R2 D' R F2 R
70. 23.29 F' R2 D R2 F2 L2 D2 B2 U' R2 F2 U' F2 R D' F' U' F R' D' U2
71. 18.89 U' F2 R' B U' B2 U' B F2 L2 B2 U' B2 U' D2 L2 U' F'
72. 21.41 D B2 R2 F2 R B2 F2 R2 D2 R' D2 F2 U2 B' R2 D F2 D' L F' U
73. 20.66 D2 F2 U L2 R2 D' L2 U' B2 D' R2 D2 R U2 R2 B' U F' R' D F2
74. 24.04 B2 L2 D2 B2 D R2 B2 D' L2 U B2 R2 F' R U L U' B2 D' F2 R
75. 28.16 U2 D' R B2 L' U' F' U B2 U B2 L2 F2 D2 R2 D' F2 D2 L' B
76. 18.23 F R2 U B D2 F2 U L B R' D2 F2 B2 R F2 B2 U2 B2 D2 L
77. 18.01 L' F U2 L' F2 L' D2 F2 U2 R' D2 L2 D' B L B2 R F2 D2
78. (16.14) B2 L D' B2 R' F D R' D F2 U2 L2 F2 U F2 U' R2 U R2
79. 23.94 R' F2 L B2 R F2 D2 L F2 U2 R D2 U' R2 B' D L2 D L2 U' L2
80. 21.71 R2 U2 R F' L2 D' B D' B2 D' L2 U L2 B2 U2 F2 B2 R2 L U' R
81. 26.54 D R' U2 B' U B2 L F2 U2 B2 U' B2 U R2 U F2 R2 U' L
82. 19.73 R2 B2 R2 D2 B U2 B' F2 R2 U2 F2 D2 L D R2 B' U L D'
83. 27.01 D2 B2 F2 R' B2 R' D2 R2 B2 D2 B2 L U' B R' B' L2 D F' R B'
84. 26.14 U2 B' U2 R2 B R2 D2 F' D2 L2 D' L2 D' L U R' F' L' U2 R'
85. 17.67 U2 F' U R' F' B D B F2 D2 L D2 L' F2 R' F2 L2 D2 F2 U2
86. 26.00 B2 U2 B2 D' L2 U L2 D' F2 D L2 F' D B' L U2 R F' U2 R
87. 17.61 D F R2 D2 F2 L' F2 L' U2 B2 F2 R B2 L' F' R B' D' B U' F'
88. 24.78 R' D2 R' F2 D2 R D2 R' B2 U2 R' F' U R2 U B F U R B' D2
89. 21.21 R2 U R2 U' L2 D2 R2 B2 U2 B2 D2 L R U' F R D' L F'
90. 21.97 L2 D L2 B2 F2 D' F2 U2 B2 L2 U2 F' L' R2 U R' B2 U' B2 D' R
91. 23.37 R' F D2 F' R2 B' U2 B2 U2 F L2 D2 L2 R D' U L B' F L' D'
92. 24.72 L2 U2 F' D2 B' L2 F2 D2 L2 B' R2 U' B' D' R' F2 L' R' B F R
93. (17.56) L2 U2 L2 U F2 L2 U2 L2 D' B2 F2 R2 B U2 L' F' U' B' D F U
94. 25.79 R' B2 F2 R' F2 L2 U2 B2 R' F2 U2 R2 B U2 L' D L' R' B2 D F'
95. 22.16 L2 F2 L2 D' B2 L2 U' L2 U' L2 D B L' F' L' D' F2 R' F' D2
96. 24.84 L' F B U' D L' F' B' D' R2 F' U2 L2 F L2 F2 U2 F R2 U2
97. (17.43) F U B2 D' R2 D B2 U' B2 L2 U L2 U' B' U' F' L F' D2 R' F
98. 21.72 B2 D2 L2 F2 L2 R2 U L2 D B2 F L F2 U L B R2 B2 L'
99. 24.49 D F2 D B2 D' F2 D' B2 D F2 B' U' B D2 R' D F' R' B' D2
100. 19.99 L D' F2 L B D' F2 B L' D2 F U2 D2 L2 B D2 F' R2 U2

Sub-4 Ao1000! 3:59.98 Ao1000, same solve finished a 3:32.14 PB Mo3. Another minute faster and I might be competitive for the bottom step of local 6x6 podiums.

Hey all! Been few years since I've been on here. I remember the other day that someone around here used to maintain an over 40 ranking page. I wasn't on it since I was still a couple years shy of 40. Well now that I'm pushing 42 I figured I'd pop in and see if that list is still a thing lol
I tried poking around to find it but I don't remember where the access was for it.

Hey all! Been few years since I've been on here. I remember the other day that someone around here used to maintain an over 40 ranking page. I wasn't on it since I was still a couple years shy of 40. Well now that I'm pushing 42 I figured I'd pop in and see if that list is still a thing lol
I tried poking around to find it but I don't remember where the access was for it.

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@Mike Hughey
That makes sense. I was 38ish at the time so they wont count. Looks like I'll have to find a way to travel to china or Australia in order to get an official, over 40 result lol

@Mike Hughey
That makes sense. I was 38ish at the time so they wont count. Looks like I'll have to find a way to travel to china or Australia in order to get an official, over 40 result lol