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One-Answer Clock Question Thread

Loser

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If you have something that isn't a Rubik's, there isn't that much hope. If it is, and you haven't lubed it, I'd suggest this tutorial.
If you have, I don't really know, sorry.
 

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Does anyone know if my Lingo clock would be competition legal, if I make the 12'clock hand more prominent then the rest of the hands?

What I mean is for my Lingo clock (and I think all the other lingo clocks as well) all the hands are yellow, and it is really hard to tell if you have them all facing the 12 at the end of a solve, unless you look closely. So I was thinking of coloring the 12 hand either black or something akin to be able to see the difference, but I do not want to do it if it were to make it illegal.

Thank you very much in advance for your help, and please let me know if you need further explanation.
 

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Does anyone know if my Lingo clock would be competition legal, if I make the 12'clock hand more prominent then the rest of the hands?

What I mean is for my Lingo clock (and I think all the other lingo clocks as well) all the hands are yellow, and it is really hard to tell if you have them all facing the 12 at the end of a solve, unless you look closely. So I was thinking of coloring the 12 hand either black or something akin to be able to see the difference, but I do not want to do it if it were to make it illegal.

Thank you very much in advance for your help, and please let me know if you need further explanation.
Making a part of it stand out to make it easier for you would be an unfair advantage, so it would most likely be illegal.
 
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Does anyone know if my Lingo clock would be competition legal, if I make the 12'clock hand more prominent then the rest of the hands?

What I mean is for my Lingo clock (and I think all the other lingo clocks as well) all the hands are yellow, and it is really hard to tell if you have them all facing the 12 at the end of a solve, unless you look closely. So I was thinking of coloring the 12 hand either black or something akin to be able to see the difference, but I do not want to do it if it were to make it illegal.

Thank you very much in advance for your help, and please let me know if you need further explanation.
For Clock, custom "inserts" (the same shape and size as the traditional paper inserts) are permitted, at the discretion of the WCA Delegate. The inserts must have a clear indication of 12 o'clock that matches the original inserts.
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/#3h4
So yes they are legal as long as younfollow those guidelines
Making a part of it stand out to make it easier for you would be an unfair advantage, so it would most likely be illegal.
It’s a completely fair advantage seeing how any competitor is able to access it, it’s like saying custom sticker shades should be illegal because it gives aomeone an unfair advantage :p
 

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sorry about the bumpity bump, but I was wondering how scrambles work. From CSTimer, I get scrambles like these: UR5+ DR3+ DL0+ UL3- U3+ R1+ D2- L2+ ALL2- y2 U4+ R0- D3- L1- ALL5- DL UL. For the purposes of this question, please focus on the italicised sections. As there is just a 0, do I skip it, or is there something special when there is a 0?
 

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sorry about the bumpity bump, but I was wondering how scrambles work. From CSTimer, I get scrambles like these: UR5+ DR3+ DL0+ UL3- U3+ R1+ D2- L2+ ALL2- y2 U4+ R0- D3- L1- ALL5- DL UL. For the purposes of this question, please focus on the italicised sections. As there is just a 0, do I skip it, or is there something special when there is a 0?
Just skip the moves. Also, (assuming you already searched for an answer elsewhere) don't be sorry about bumping this thread. How else are you going to ask?
 

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True and thanks. Why are they still in the scramble then? Scrambler efficiency and pattern exploitation?
The pattern is UR, DR, DL, UL, U, R, D, L, ALL, y2, U, R, D, L, ALL for every scramble, so it makes it easier to create a scramble generator and scrambling efficiency to always have the same pattern
 

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Just curious, are people out there actually using the no-flip method? I think I’ve seen one of the Morrison’s make a video but besides that I haven’t really seen anyone use it
 

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Just curious, are people out there actually using the no-flip method? I think I’ve seen one of the Morrison’s make a video but besides that I haven’t really seen anyone use it
I think all of the top solvers have accepted it as better than 1-flip, although I'm not sure if people are actually using it in their solves yet.
 
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I guess no flip could theoretically be faster than 1 flip, but finger tricks are awkward, it’s super risky, you can’t avoid DR/DL moves as easily, and you have to spend more time 1 looking and memorizing the back cross solution instead of having time to look for a better solution, so I don’t think it will be used any time soon.
 
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