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*LukeMayn*

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Here's my question: Which is better for speedcubing, Eastsheen 4x4 or Meffert's 4x4?
Personally I'd say eastsheen

if someone disagrees, comment

how many layers does a megaminx have?
Have you ever used a Meffert's? Every I know who has one and has broken it in say they are far superior to ES or any other cube. Dan, Erik, and a number of other great cubers all use them as their main 4x4s now. Both white and black are good, but black needs more breaking in.

also, a megaminx doesn't have layers.
 

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Ok, nice thread!!!!

I know DNF is Did Not Finish

DNS means Did Not Start??? Why would a competitor not start???(Ok 2 questions)

I saw DNS at the WCA site....
 

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Ok, nice thread!!!!

I know DNF is Did Not Finish

DNS means Did Not Start??? Why would a competitor not start???(Ok 2 questions)

I saw DNS at the WCA site....
There are many reasons why a competitor might not start. Just some possibilities:
1. The competitor's puzzle broke on the previous solve, and they no longer have a valid puzzle to compete with.
2. The competitor realized they were taking much longer than everyone else at solving, and decided to stop competing in the event to make it easier on the organizers.
3. The competitor just wanted to be able to say they had completed a solve for that event in competition, and after completing one, was entirely too exhausted to try another attempt.

Actually, all of the above have happened with my daughters. :)
 
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how many layers does a megaminx have?
I know it technically doesn't have layers, but I usually think of it as having a bottom layer, lower middle layer, upper middle layer, and top layer.


Anyway I've looked for the answer to this, and i really couldn't find anything, and the WCA isn't really too clear about it, but sorry if im completely oblivious to something:

Are black tiles/stickers legal in competitions??? because my fav cube is white so i have one side black instead of having white on white.


i really didnt think that question needed a thread of its own so im glad that i stumbled upon this thread:)
 
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Ok, nice thread!!!!

I know DNF is Did Not Finish

DNS means Did Not Start??? Why would a competitor not start???(Ok 2 questions)

I saw DNS at the WCA site....
When people do big cubes BLD, they usually get two attempts, but feel like doing only one. The second result will be DNS. Other cases were a DNS can be given is when a competitor doesn't show up for a solve.

@GaroMaster1337: Yes, you can have any color stickers you want.
 
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IYO (in your opinion), which method has the best future?

EDIT: This should be stickied
 

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GaroMaster: No, stickying something would make it always be at the top of the thread with "welcome, please read prior to posting" and such.

Zero: Ummm... Probably Fridrich :/
Wait on second thoughts, maybe Petrus or Roux but not many people have pushed it at all...
 
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lol a lil off topic but o well :p with the terran u can quickly get one or preferably two barracks about half-way across the map and send out some marines right off the bat and you can kill the zerg before they can get any (or veery few) units created :D
(im not saying that this is guaranteed to work but it usually does)
 

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for the terran make a quick bunker and itll stop zerglings, with protoss make quick zealots I guess

if there is an opening like on Lost Temple, put 2 zealots on "hold" at the entrance, make sure they are on hold this way they kill any zerglings coming in. If your terran with an opening, place a barracks and a bunker to create a blockade.
 

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how many different color schemes do you have on your cubes?
(ex. black instead of white, purple instead of orange on an ES...ect.)
 
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