how exactly?pretty much.
I noticed that the stiffness of the axis varies from 360 to 360, stifer ones being better. I basically just ramped up the stiffness.
(opening it up and then? did you open it? how?)
btw: yeah i noticed that they vary a lot.
the one i originally bought was pretty stiff right out of the box, making it really easy to solve.
the one i got for free at WC2009 wasn't stifff at all and it takes me ages to solve it, because my technique doesn't work for not so stiff ones.
by now, the first takes me long to solve aswell, because it's become too stiff.
apart from that:
there shouldn't be any puzzles allowed in competition that the contestant might have modded at home making it slower or faster..
oh wait, don't we do that with cubes all the time?
it still requires skill to solve it fast, no matter how perfect the stiffness is.
so for the poll: yes, i'd like to have 360 as an official event.kick out useless events like feet and 2x2.and add skewb aswell.
i like the 360 because i find it relaxing.