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cmv0116

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ahh that would suck if mine comes delivered that way. Imagine the surprise when they saw that.
 

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That's one of the most horrifying pictures I've ever seen.
How could it have ended up like that? It can take impacts to walls and ground. It can even take Frank Morris' speed. UPS or DHL couriers are a force to be reckoned with if they can cause that much damage to a V-cube. It couldn't have been packaged that way because someone would've noticed a pile of parts going down a conveyor belt or pouring into a box.
 

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That's one of the most horrifying pictures I've ever seen.
How could it have ended up like that? It can take impacts to walls and ground. It can even take Frank Morris' speed. UPS or DHL couriers are a force to be reckoned with if they can cause that much damage to a V-cube. It couldn't have been packaged that way because someone would've noticed a pile of parts going down a conveyor belt or pouring into a box.


If the 6x6x6 can be taken apart that easily, then its plausible that the 6x6x6 could have popped during postage.
 
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That's one of the most horrifying pictures I've ever seen.
How could it have ended up like that? It can take impacts to walls and ground. It can even take Frank Morris' speed. UPS or DHL couriers are a force to be reckoned with if they can cause that much damage to a V-cube. It couldn't have been packaged that way because someone would've noticed a pile of parts going down a conveyor belt or pouring into a box.
Michael Gottlieb (qqwref on this forum) said that he could never get a 6x6 solve done because it kept on popping.
 

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If the 6x6x6 can be taken apart that easily, then its plausible that the 6x6x6 could have popped during postage.
Wow, now I'm worried that my cube will be a pile of parts on arrival :-S Also I don't remember Frank's cubes at World's being so fragile, even the 6x6x6. From what I remember the 6x6x6 locked up a *lot*, but it was always easily fixable if you turned 3 layers along the M ring back and forth sort of like you would just do L and R spins on a 2x2x2.

Looking forward to my V-cubes, but I am leaving for vacation for a week very early Monday morning. So if I don't get them today, my sincerest best wishes for a success to Mike and all the others attempting 7x7x7 BLD.

Chris
 

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Looking forward to my V-cubes, but I am leaving for vacation for a week very early Monday morning. So if I don't get them today, my sincerest best wishes for a success to Mike and all the others attempting 7x7x7 BLD.
Thank you, Chris! That's horrible that you're going to miss a whole week chance to try this. I hope you get them today, so you can get an attempt or a few before you go.

Based on the tracking, I kind of doubt I'll get them today - it looks more like it will probably be Monday. But I guess there's a chance it will be today. I got my weekly online competition solves all done last night so they'd be out of the way so I can concentrate on the 7x7x7 if it arrives. As a result, I was too tired when I did my multi, and it came out horrible. :(
 

DavidCalvo

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Just as a confirmation, Vcube 5x5 has springs and screws inside, so it's adjustable!

I've disassembled it and I'm posting photos during this afternoon
 

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For everyone in the US who's package has shipped already. I called DHL for something, and the lady there said that they would be delivered on Monday. I'm almost sure that the entire country is the same :p So... everyone who has them, make sure there's someone home to sign for the package on Monday, or else you'll regret it.
 

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Well Mike, looks like you might be first in the world to ever do a 7x7x7 BLD!
Not so fast; even if I do one per night, that only gives me 7 chances before Chris starts trying it, and I figure at best I have about a 10% chance of getting a given solve right. So the word "might" is definitely in order here.

And that doesn't even consider the possibility that someone like Rafal or Rowe or Ryosuke or Daniel or any number of other people might try it (and all the people I just mentioned probably have better odds of getting it than me).

But yeah, I guess I "might be". I'm gonna try! :)


And I still get excited when I finish the 2x2x2 bld =[
My secret for why I work so hard at BLD: I do too - every time I do a 2x2x2 BLD successfully it's a thrill. I guess I thrill easily. :)
 

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For everyone in the US who's package has shipped already. I called DHL for something, and the lady there said that they would be delivered on Monday. I'm almost sure that the entire country is the same :p So... everyone who has them, make sure there's someone home to sign for the package on Monday, or else you'll regret it.
Dan, did you get an e-mail saying your order has shipped? I haven't gotten anything, but I'm still hoping my order gets here Monday.
 
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