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What cubes should be removed from the WCA?

What events should be removed from the WCA events list?

  • Clock

    Votes: 70 50.0%
  • 7x7

    Votes: 11 7.9%
  • 3x3 with feet

    Votes: 52 37.1%
  • FMC

    Votes: 5 3.6%
  • Multiblind

    Votes: 4 2.9%
  • Pyraminx

    Votes: 5 3.6%
  • Skewb

    Votes: 6 4.3%
  • Square-1

    Votes: 4 2.9%
  • 3x3 OH

    Votes: 4 2.9%
  • None of these

    Votes: 53 37.9%

  • Total voters
    140

GAN 356 X

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Since I've made a thread on what events should be added, and many people thought events should be taken away before new ones were added, I decided to make a poll on it. 2x2-6x6 are not included because most people will agree are challenging yet don't take too long. Megaminx is also excluded largely for the same reason, furthermore because of its unique shape.
 

NeptuneCuber

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I think 3x3 with feet and clock should be removed because not that many people like them that much. People are also not that serious about those events. Clock is not even a twisty puzzle. OH is like feet but OH makes sense.
 

Astral cubing

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I personally don’t enjoy Feet but respect those that do I just hate it when I’ve been to more comps with feet than megaminx (which Personally I love megaminx and have been to 6 comps but only 2 had megaminx where feet was held at four of the comps) but I don’t see the point of clock it’s like master magic in that it’s not a twisty puzzle!
 

GAN 356 X

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I personally don’t enjoy Feet but respect those that do I just hate it when I’ve been to more comps with feet than megaminx (which Personally I love megaminx and have been to 6 comps but only 2 had megaminx where feet was held at four of the comps) but I don’t see the point of clock it’s like master magic in that it’s not a twisty puzzle!
I think solving a cube with your feet is absolutely weird, no offence to those who like this event

no major manufacturer even makes clocks. as far as I know there's the Lingao one and the Rubiks brand.

Clock, multibld, feet, 4bld, and 5bld
I think 4bld and 5bld are fine, because I personally I believe they are impressive to watch, although doing it succesfully and quickly is out of reach for most cubers. Clock and feet ought to be removed, but with removing specific events, some specialists in these events will be forced to get better at different events
 

Vim

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The argument that Clock isn't a twisty puzzle is completely false.
Exactly.
One argument could be that Clock isn't interesting enough and doesn't see much development in terms of speedcubing techniques.

Also, feet will be removed at the end of the year.

Honestly, I don't see the point of those threads if it's just to post a list, cast votes, repeat said votes in a post and hardly give arguments about the choices.
 

One Wheel

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Pyraminx and Skewb are a little weird, and I think it would be cool to add curvy copter. I wouldn’t fight taking out pyraminx, skewb, and possibly click, unless it was taking them out to make room for another event. If we could add another event it should be curvy copter, but only if we can add it on top of the events we already have.

Edit to add: objectively speaking the strongest argument for removal probably goes to 5BLD. Participation is low, and more significantly almost all of the people who are good at 5BLD are good at 4BLD and vice versa. I’m not arguing to remove 5BLD, just that if anything is going to be removed that has the strongest objective argument.
 
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KingCanyon

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I honestly don't want any WCA events to be removed. Clock is very different from other events, but it isn't really hurting anyone by being an event. If they come up with new hardware for clock that would strengthen the argument that it should stay. I think feet has a stronger argument than clock because there is available hardware that is good for the event and you can become world class relatively easily. Also, feet can give your hands a break and mixes up practice. FMC is such a unique event with all the creative potential you have. It is very intuitive and for sure requires skill. Also, your experience is different in a fun way every time you do a FMC attempt, so that adds to it. Multiblind is a very impressive event that requires a ton of practice and removing would take away from all who had practice. The same could be said for the rest of the events on this list.
 

One Wheel

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OH is like feet but OH makes sense.
If you think OH makes sense but Feet doesn’t, I challenge you to do 12 feet solves per day for two weeks, and see what you think then. I suspect you’ll enjoy it more than you think, and if not you will at least come to appreciate a little more why some people enjoy it.
 

Astral cubing

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I have done feet before and did like it but lost interest due to lack of time to practice ( I have other events too!). So feet should stay, kilominx added, clock removed or kept I don’t care , and megaminx remain unscathed.
 
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