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Speedcubing - What are the limits?

How far do you think we can go with 3x3 averages?

  • Sub-7

    Votes: 12 6.6%
  • Sub-6

    Votes: 57 31.5%
  • Sub-5

    Votes: 46 25.4%
  • Sub-4

    Votes: 28 15.5%
  • Sub-3!!!

    Votes: 13 7.2%
  • Chuck Norris. That's all I have to say.

    Votes: 25 13.8%

  • Total voters
    181

rtmoose

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Oct 15, 2012
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i saw a video where these guys made a cube solving robot that solved the cube in <5 seconds, it looked at all six sides and solved in one sequence of moves...

if a machine cant do it faster than that, I highly doubt a human being could
 

Isaac Paurus

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Aug 9, 2012
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No lower than sub 6. If we create a really good method with easy reconition and no more 100 algs that could be really fast. I only believe that cubing will grow because more and more people are starting to realize that this is not impossible and how easy and how much fun this is. I do believe that we have reached the limit on how good of a cube we can have for 3x3. The Zhanchi and Guhong v2 really can't be beat.

well, i heard the dayan 6 is coming out... :)
 

WBCube

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Sep 20, 2012
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if a machine cant do it faster than that, I highly doubt a human being could

GDCuber has a video of a 4.64 solve I believe. And it could have been around a second faster if he did the OLL with his left hand. It's definitely possible with a lucky enough scramble
 

applemobile

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I will put money on 4x4 reaching sub 20. But not with any reduction based methods, they are too inefficient, I think a big shake up will happen in the big cube world once some new methods get going.
 

teomacuber

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My predictions:
(single)
2x2 - 0.4
3x3 - 3.9
OH - 7.5
4x4 - 19.0
5x5 - 42.0
6x6 - 1:25.0
7x7 - 2:10.0
3x3 BLD - 18.0
4x4 BLD - 2:00.0
5x5 BLD -4:30.0
Pyra: 1.30
Mega: 35.0
WF: 20.0
FM: 16
Square1: 6.5
Clock: 3.0
3x3 MBLD - 45/45


(average)
2x2 - 1.3
3x3 - 4.9
OH - 8.5
4x4 - 25
5x5 - 48
6x6 - 1:25
7x7 - 2:05
Pyra: 2.0
Mega: 43.0
WF: 26.0
Square1: 10.0
Clock: 4.5
:D
 

AndersB

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Sep 27, 2011
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2020 predictions(average):

2x2: 1.6
3x3: 4.8
4x4: 25
5x5: 45
6x6: 1:35
7x7: 2:20
OH: 7.4
FT: 27
Pyra: 2.5
Mega: 38
Sq-1: 8.5
Clock: 4.8

Single events:
3bld: 17
4bld: 1:40
5bld: 4:00
Mbld: 60/60 in <60 ;-)
FMC: 18
 

rubikmaster

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It would be interesting if someone made a graph of the whole cubing progress through the years. Maybe we would be able to make more accurate predictions. But, maybe it wouldn't really help at all, I mean all the future progress of cubing pretty much depends on just developing new and better methods now.
 

applemobile

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Jan 8, 2012
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I think next year the record for the magic will be, Lulz, no more magic. Your event is bad and you should feel bad.
 
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