I'm not really big into speed solving anymore. As I started getting new, different puzzles I lost interest in solving fast and started becoming more interested in learning how the puzzles worked and how to solve different ones. A few months ago, I developed a really fun way of solving big cubes layer by layer. It's fun and not as challenging as you might think once you grasp the general idea of how things move. I've managed to solve all of my base cubes, 4x4 through 12x12 layer by layer. Today, I managed to translate that into a layer by layer solve on my 5x5 Megamorphix puzzle. It was a little challenging but I had fun figuring things out.

I also enjoy reducing even numbered big puzzles down to a 2x2. It's a little tough to keep track of once you get above 6x6, but I've also managed to do this on all of my even layer cube puzzles.

Just recently, SuperAntoniovivaldi (https://www.youtube.com/c/SuperAntoniovivaldi) an awesome puzzle solver who knows a lot about how these things work, started a new series on his YouTube channel about the new(ish) ShengShou 4, 5, and 6 layer tetrahedral Pyramid Tower puzzles. In those videos he equates those puzzles to skewb variants. Because of those videos I was inspired to take another look at my F- Skewb and Master Skewb puzzles. I managed to use his logic and some patience to solve those puzzles in a completely new to me way.

So yea, when I'm in the mood for a new challenge I like to try and figure out a different way of approaching a puzzle that I can already solve. How about you, do you have any unique puzzle challenges that you enjoy taking on?