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Speedcubing in Melbourne

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Hi All,

Paul, Ninja and I caught up at Melbourne Central the other day :)

There's a massive non-functional cube there! :eek:





Paul was solving the 3x3x3 blindfolded with a cycle method :D



Ninja did a 16 second non-lucky 3x3x3 solve :p



And I did a few sub 1.5 second Magic solves :rolleyes:

Learning different methods and new algorithms was by far the most rewarding part of the meet. If you want to catch up at Melbourne Central too for a bit of speedsolving let us know. Perhaps we can make this a regular thing? :D

Cheers,
Tim.
 
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woohoo...i like cube meetings...im glad that there's more Aussie cubers out there too. hm...lets count how many there are?

levi -http://hk.youtube.com/user/Leviskatyboard
timc - http://hk.youtube.com/user/Portal3
fazrul1 - http://hk.youtube.com/user/fazrulz1
rubixcubematt - http://hk.youtube.com/user/rubixcubematt
ccchips- http://hk.youtube.com/user/ccchips296
aznblur - http://hk.youtube.com/user/aznblur
raawn - http://hk.youtube.com/user/Raawn
me - http://hk.youtube.com/user/JLcuber
sydneykun - http://hk.youtube.com/user/sidneykun
bouncintigger - http://hk.youtube.com/user/bouncintigger2
ninja
paul

14....stil a small number of cubers...for a comp...thats already assuming these people all can make it to a comp....dang...we need more cubers
 

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14....stil a small number of cubers...for a comp...thats already assuming these people all can make it to a comp....dang...we need more cubers
I know 12 other people that are cubers but don't actively participate on this forum or other cubing related ones. About 4 others too that don't go to my uni ^^

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i think i would really enjoy coming to a meet like that. can any of the other 12 that you know that r cubers come to the unnofficial comp in november? we need some more people to make it more competitive.
 

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There was another impromptu meet today with:
- Paul
- Michael
- Amston
- and myself. :D

Michael was assembling a ES 5x5x5 after someone made it explode on a tram when I showed up (those things are a pain to assemble x.x). Then we pulled out some puzzles and compared them. Japanese DIY Kits are awesome! O.O My cube is good too though.... (I suppose it's one of those "the grass is greener on the other side" type of things that doesn't make up for my slow solving. <.<).

Some PLLs and OLLs were discussed. And we gave some tips for Amston when going from 3 minute solves to sub 1min. There wasn't a heap of solving, but we did get a few solves in! Paul did a 3x3x3 BLD solve with the cycle method behind his back which proved to Amston that it is possible ^_^ And I saw Michael do a sub 15 solve which is way faster than my PB!

Watch out at the upcoming competition! It's not going to be easy to set an AuR with competitors like this! :-D

Tim.
 

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is amston coming to the comp on nov 1?

what does michael average? I think i might have some competition
I'll check with Amston...

I think Michael (english name) holds a WR in 2x2x2 in China o_O

I'd hazard a guess that he averages between 14 and 20 seconds.

Tim.
is michael li kailong?
 
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Ha...I'm Michael, the 2x2x2 NR used to be mine, but someone broke it in Guangzhou Open.
Tim, how about next weekend? I'm very tried today, so I didn't stay for a long time, and I wasted a long time assembling the ES 5x5x5 :(
I think next Saturday is a good time :) just one week before the competition
As for my ave... I'm not so fast for now. maybe around 16. I have to practice more.:)
 

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I think next Saturday is a good time :) just one week before the competition
As for my ave... I'm not so fast for now. maybe around 16. I have to practice more.:)
Next Saturday sounds good. Maybe 1 pm near Gloria Jeans / Oporto (same place)?

I need to learn more OLLs and PLLs, but more importantly: practice more. I used to constantly average under 30 seconds, now I'm struggling because of a lack of focus :p

I just did a 6 second 2x2x2 solve before ^_^ but I average 14-20 seconds loool

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Next Saturday sounds good. Maybe 1 pm near Gloria Jeans / Oporto (same place)?

I need to learn more OLLs and PLLs, but more importantly: practice more. I used to constantly average under 30 seconds, now I'm struggling because of a lack of focus :p

I just did a 6 second 2x2x2 solve before ^_^ but I average 14-20 seconds loool

Tim.
gah, id love to come, it just depends on when i have basketball. if the game is at 3:00, (assuming that its at melbourne central) i would basically catch the train there, then have to come back again. at least this saturday its the grand final so mabye after the comp!
 
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