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Why did YOU start cubing?

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#41
Basically someone in my 9th grade class could solve it, and everybody was always so impressed..even though it took him at least 2 minutes to solve it every time and he was using Joel van Noort's intermediate method lulz
But of course at the time I didn't know how bad he was either, so I learned to solve it so i could be like him. Then I started learning and realized how bad he actually was, and one week later I asked him to hand me his cube and i solved it faster than him :p
After that I became really interested, and it gave me something to do during incredibly unnecessary study halls (what little homework we got I could always get done during class without the teachers noticing) and now I'm here

btw, I have never watched a tutorial video ^_^
 
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#43
I saw a bunch of people doing it at CTY, bought one myself after my session was over. It was a 25th Anniversary edition cube (still my main speedcube), and came with a nice little instruction booklet.

Though, I probably wouldn't have cubed as long as I did, nor have started speedsolving if it weren't for my high school friends (in particular, a certain big cubes NR/WR holder).
 
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#44
I solved a really old Rubik's twice about 13 years ago by solving the white face then swapping to opposite blue* face and repeated until some of the other faces became close to solved, then solved them until I started to see patterns emerging. The 1st solve took about 2 hours and the 2nd about an hour.

I always wanted to know how to solve it quickly but unfortunately the internet wasn't quite what it is today. So I put it on my mental to do list and got round to it Sep last year.

I kept it up because I enjoyed exercising my brain and learning.
I now know full OLL and PLL, averaging about 24 seconds.
I also own around 30 different kinds of twisty puzzle and can solve them all.


*Does anyone know anything about a Rubik brand cube with white opposite blue and green opposite yellow?
 
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#49
I got a rubik's cube for my birthday a year ago, and my friend scrambled it and did it in 3 minutes so I was like WHAT? it takes me half an hour to do that! so I learned how to do it (because I'm very competetive) and within a month I was already faster than him. now I'm sub 25 avg.
 
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#51
My daughter (yes, I'm old) was in a talent show at school and this 6 year old kid got up on the stage and said, "I'll solve this rubik's cube in 2 minutes". He had some kid come up and scramble it and he solved it. I thought that if he could do it, so could I. That's right! I'm better than a 6 year old!!! Ugh......... but cubing is fun!
 
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#52
My sister bought a cube on a fair in Stockholm 1980. I tried solve on my own but nether did. In 1981 me a and my brother bought cubes and figured out how to solve them. I hade pause for 20 years+ between ~1983-84 and 2005. Im' now on relapse :)
 
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#54
For my son.
I want to that he would gain (interest) some hobbies like yoyoing, speedcubing and similiar activities.
So I have to learn cube solving.:p
Than I like the speedcubing. ;)
 
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My sister bought a cube on a fair in Stockholm 1980. I tried solve on my own but nether did. In 1981 me a and my brother bought cubes and figured out how to solve them. I hade pause for 20 years+ between ~1983-84 and 2005. Im' now on relapse :)
Do you still have your original cubes? that's so cool! ^_^
 
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#59
Justin Bieber.

Hah. No.
I got bored and decided to get around to solving a cube that was lying around. It was a lifelong goal. Took me 2 days to solve it O___O

Now I'm hooked.
 
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#60
The Persuit of Happyness movie when Will Smith solved it made me wanna solve it also. Then I saw Erik's former WR solve, and my mind got blown. Then I went to pogobat (sadly) to learn the LL (I could solve the first 2 layers by myself without a tut). Then I looked for Fridrich. I saw badmephisto's name. 'Nuff said.
 
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