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Speedsolving rubik's clock

Zarxrax

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Are there multiple methods for solving the clock? If yes, which one tends to be fastest? Any tips for someone new to this puzzle?
 

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I don't like the way Eric does it in that video. He doesnt quite show you everything you need to know, and I don't like his order. Just learn from Pochmann's site, as he is the creator of this method. http://www.stefan-pochmann.de/spocc/speedsolving/clock/

Also, while Pochmann is the easiest to get fast with, freestyle is faster. I would guess that no-flip is faster than both, but I'm too lazy to practice it and find out. Maybe this summer.
 

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Solving clock is just like solving a 3x3x3, but there is no orienting and no middle layer. Also, you get corner-skip on bottom every time :)

Step 1: Cross on bottom (solve on top, then flip it over)
Step 2: Cross on top
Step 3: Solve corners (1 at a time)

Seriously, clock is way to easy because you can simply solve it 1 piece at a time without really being bothered with the already solved pieces
 

Brian Le

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Is it possible to open up your clock without using Pochmann's knife method? Lucas told me about putting scissors in between the clock and prying it apart, but it hasn't worked for me.

If I must, I guess I'll have to put my clock under the knife...
 

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I don't get why everyone is so scared of taking a knife to your clock. As long as you aren't stupid about it you won't have any problems or do any damage.
There is no reason to open your Clock in order to lube it. Just spray "through" the weels

The only reason to ever open your Clock is to remove dirt that might have built up inside, but that is very rare
 

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I don't get why everyone is so scared of taking a knife to your clock. As long as you aren't stupid about it you won't have any problems or do any damage.
There is no reason to open your Clock in order to lube it. Just spray "through" the weels

The only reason to ever open your Clock is to remove dirt that might have built up inside, but that is very rare
Opening, cleaning and lubing the clock makes it much better than just spray through the wheels or pins.
 

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I don't get why everyone is so scared of taking a knife to your clock. As long as you aren't stupid about it you won't have any problems or do any damage.
There is no reason to open your Clock in order to lube it. Just spray "through" the weels

The only reason to ever open your Clock is to remove dirt that might have built up inside, but that is very rare
Opening, cleaning and lubing the clock makes it much better than just spray through the wheels or pins.
My clock also had some casting imperfections in the plastic that I had to sand down.

I would guess that no-flip is faster than both, but I'm too lazy to practice it and find out. Maybe this summer.
Whats this no-flip method? I can't find anything about it.
That's because I haven't published anything about it. I think it should cut off just under a second, so don't even consider it until you are sub-10 at least.
 

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The only reason to ever open your Clock is to remove dirt that might have built up inside, but that is very rare


Well, that is exactly the reason why I wanna clean it up. But is the knife method the only way? I mean, if its the easiest, then I guess I have to resort to that.
 

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The only reason to ever open your Clock is to remove dirt that might have built up inside, but that is very rare


Well, that is exactly the reason why I wanna clean it up. But is the knife method the only way? I mean, if its the easiest, then I guess I have to resort to that.
No, Lucas's scissor method is the easiest, but if you cant get it to work than you have to use a knife.
 
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