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What is the worst/most annoying thing in speed cubing?

AlexCube

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Things that I hate the most:
-Classmates that drop my cubes;
-Getting an Y perm(it may sound funny, but I have a lot of trouble recognising it);
-Having a 5x5 or a 7x7 pop;
-Silly questions from people, like „How do I move that piece there?";
-Bad jokes like doing an U turn and reversing it. They really think they're funny while foing that;
-Getting a PLL or OLL skip on awesome solves or getting a dotted OLL and G perm after great F2L;
-People that ask me to show them how do I solve it and after one minute they get bored or they don't pay attention to me.
That's like the most comprehensive answer. I totally identify :D
 

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When you begin to reassemble a cube, at least on the Zhanchi assembling the bottom layer is a pain to begin with. You slide one piece in, slide two more in, you're about to do finish it and bam, all three pieces have just came out, one went on the floor and is now covered in dust, and your hands are covered in lubricant T_T
 
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Things that I hate the most:
-Classmates that drop my cubes;
-Getting an Y perm(it may sound funny, but I have a lot of trouble recognising it);
-Having a 5x5 or a 7x7 pop;
-Silly questions from people, like „How do I move that piece there?";
-Bad jokes like doing an U turn and reversing it. They really think they're funny while foing that;
-Getting a PLL or OLL skip on awesome solves or getting a dotted OLL and G perm after great F2L;
-People that ask me to show them how do I solve it and after one minute they get bored or they don't pay attention to me.

why 5 and 7 pops? aren't 4 and 6 pops more annoying or is It just me?
 

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When I'm doing some good old fashioned clak and getting decent times, then all the sudden a terrible solve, and DNF.
Ling'ao clocks.
When I'm solving and then my laptop crashes (it's gonna happen eventually, i know it), or the timer stops responding.
 

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When you begin to reassemble a cube, at least on the Zhanchi assembling the bottom layer is a pain to begin with. You slide one piece in, slide two more in, you're about to do finish it and bam, all three pieces have just came out, one went on the floor and is now covered in dust, and your hands are covered in lubricant T_T
There are these things called tables :p
Funnily enough not many people are much good at assembling cubes. It is a pain, but if you do it right it goes pretty smoothly. You just have to get really good at holding pieces in place. And use a table to catch pieces.
It's also much easier to loosen the cube up for assembly so the pieces don't shoot out, then tighten it back up when you're done.
 

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There are these things called tables :p
Funnily enough not many people are much good at assembling cubes. It is a pain, but if you do it right it goes pretty smoothly. You just have to get really good at holding pieces in place. And use a table to catch pieces.
It's also much easier to loosen the cube up for assembly so the pieces don't shoot out, then tighten it back up when you're done.
I don't get what's so hard about reassembling cubes... idk how other people do it, but I do cross, first layer corners, F2L minus an edge, LL doing edge-corner-edge-corner etc., then the last edge, turning a layer 45 degrees. I never have any problems.
 

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I don't get what's so hard about reassembling cubes... idk how other people do it, but I do cross, first layer corners, F2L minus an edge, LL doing edge-corner-edge-corner etc., then the last edge, turning a layer 45 degrees. I never have any problems.

I build it like petrus haha

2x2 block, 2x2x3, finish f2l, LL
 

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When your current solve is a little offbeat and you're like "oh this will only be a little off my average".
And then you look at the timer and your solve was 10 seconds slower.
Fuuuu
 

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Putting together a Moyu Aosu for the first time. >.> Most difficult cube I've ever had to put together.
 

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New one I got recently,
I hate moyu cores. Their screw holes aren't even in the center most of the time. It results in the tension on one side being super tight, but do an x2 and check the tensions, and it's so loose that the pieces can be pulled out.
 
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