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ilikecubing

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I did some calculations and I'm pretty certain 10 realcubes underwater is possible. (Anyone agree/disagree?)
Looks really challenging,i badly want to try this kind of a thing,so suppose if I average 20 secs I have to stay for 3 minutes,20 seconds underwater holding my breath,would be fun!!! Hey but won't the cubes get wet??
 
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so suppose if I average 20 secs I have to say for 3 minutes,20 seconds underwater holding my breath
Somewhere around there, yeah. Keep in mind that both cubes and fingers will be a bit slower in water (plus you'll be going without inspection), so if you want to average around 20 seconds you'll have to be quite a bit faster on land.

Hey but the won't the cubes get wet??
Yep. You probably don't want to use your best speedcube for this, and it wouldn't hurt to air the cubes out afterwards. I'm not really sure what is involved in a good underwater cube, but I'd assume you want the kind of cube that's decent without lube, and that has rounded pieces to prevent lockups.
 

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Yep. You probably don't want to use your best speedcube for this, and it wouldn't hurt to air the cubes out afterwards. I'm not really sure what is involved in a good underwater cube, but I'd assume you want the kind of cube that's decent without lube, and that has rounded pieces to prevent lockups.
Logically you could use a bad cube aswell, becuase if it has a lot of frictionh normally (Hint at storeboughts), the water would potentially remove some of the friction between the peices, like a thick lubricant (Hint at lubix)
 

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But the goal is to have a good cube in the water, not to *improve* a cube. The water does lubricate the pieces slightly, but it won't fix a high-friction cube, and you definitely don't want to be putting in a lot of physical effort to do turns in an underwater attempt.
 

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I think a loose cube like an A5 or any new Dayan could be advantageous, counteract the pressure of water on your hands and the cube. Pops would be crazy though, lol.
 
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OMG this is creepy, the devil's number was my best time in a 2x2 average:

Average of 5: 8.48
1. (6.66) U' F R F2 U' F U
2. (11.47) F' R F' U F' U2 R2
3. 9.41 R2 U' F R F2 R F2 R F' U'
4. 7.38 F' R2 U F' U2 F2 U' R U'
5. 8.66 R' F U R F2 U R2 U
 

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Considering the fact that I want to get fast i.e sub-20 am I weird/dumb/(insert adjective) because I solve using Petrus instead of CFOP?
It is quite likely that if i had practised CFOP as long asi have Petrus I would be sub-20 by now. I love doing Petrus but still get frustrated because I get a lof of low 40 second solves... I don't understand me sometimes, is anyone else in this situation?
 
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Sub-20 is achievable with any decent speedsolving method. If you feel more comfortable with Petrus than with CFOP, then just stick to Petrus.
 

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Sub-20 is achievable with any decent speedsolving method. If you feel more comfortable with Petrus than with CFOP, then just stick to Petrus.
Oh I will, Petrus is amazing!

I just think that learning CFOP would be a faster was of achieving really quick times. I am just gonna stick at Petrus even if it takes longer to get my times down. SUb-30 avg here I come!!!
 
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