Snake Cube

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The Snake Cube is a non-twisty puzzle that resembles a 3x3 cube, made of 27 individual cubies that are interlinked through stringing, often with an elastic thread like rubber.

The Snake Cube usually exists in 2 forms, namely the solved state (in the shape of a cube) and the scrambled state ( in the shape of a crooked line). The puzzle can be solved intuitively and no algorithms are required to do so.

The puzzle is commercially available in 2 sizes, the standard 1.6 inches(4.0cm) and 2.4 inches(6.0cm) in diameter. 4-layered versions of the puzzle are also available for sale across most E-commerce platforms.

Although not a lot of mods have been created based off the Snake Cube, a few exceptions have been recorded throughout the past few years. In 2017, Frozen Cuber, a 7x Guinness World Record Holder, had created a 2-layered Snake Cube out of paper, with the puzzle being fully-functional for speedsolving.Frozen Cuber averaged sub-1 for the 2x2 Snake Cube, having achieved multiple sub-0.5 WB singles as well.

The UWR/WB (Unofficial World Record/ World's Best) Single for speedsolving the Snake Cube was originally set by YouTube user Sascha Görtz, recording a result of 3.28 seconds.[1] He later improved his WB to an impressive sub-3 single, clocking in at an astonishing 2.93 seconds.[2] However, the WB for this event was later broken by Frozen Cuber, who managed to achieve a result of 2.43s, with his global average being sub-Sasha's former WB Single as well, being approximately sub-3.

Frozen Cuber also later went on to break more WBs in relation to solving the Snake Cube, with the following to list a few.


UWRs/WBs (Unofficial World Records/ World's Bests) for events in relation to solving the Snake Cube

Event Format Result Name Country Result Details Videos Discussion
Snake Cube single 2.43 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Evidence available via link [3]
mo3 2.60 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Solving footage of Frozen Cuber's 2.55s WB2 single available via link [4]
avg5 2.77 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Current UNISON WORLD RECORD Holder
avg12 2.84 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Global avg is sub-3
avg50 2.99 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
avg100 3.10 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
avg1000 3.22 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
Dutch Snake Cube single 2.43 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Evidence available via link [5]
mo3 2.60 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Solving footage of Frozen Cuber's 2.55s WB2 single available via link [6]
avg5 2.77 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Current UNISON WORLD RECORD Holder
avg12 2.84 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Global avg is sub-3
avg50 2.99 Frozen Cuber Malaysia A Dutch snake cube is a pillowed version of the original puzzle, making speesolving harder to pull off due to the slippery surfaces of the puzzle.
avg100 3.10 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
avg1000 3.22 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
Giant Snake Cube single 2.81 Frozen Cuber Malaysia 2.91s WB3 solve available via link [7]
mo3 2.99 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
avg5 3.04 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
avg12 3.18 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Global avg is sub-3.5
avg50 3,29 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
avg100 3.40 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
avg1000 3.49 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
Snake Cube OH single 5.13 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Current WB Holder for the 2-Handed Snake Cube speedsolving event
mo3 5.62 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
avg5 5.93 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Global avg is sub-7
avg12 6.41 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Solve #2 of the WB ao12 available via link [8]
avg50 6.92 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
avg100 7.08 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
avg1000 7.32 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
Dutch Snake Cube OH single 5.13 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Current WB Holder for the 2-Handed Dutch Snake Cube speedsolving event
mo3 5.62 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
avg5 5.93 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Global avg is sub-7
avg12 6.41 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Solve #9 of the WB ao12 available via link [9]
avg50 6.92 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
avg100 7.08 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
avg1000 7.32 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
Giant Snake Cube OH single 4.84 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Current WB Holder for the 2-Handed Snake Cube speedsolving event
mo3 4.90 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
avg5 5.12 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Global avg is sub-6
avg12 5.40 Frozen Cuber Malaysia Solve #2 of the WB ao12 available via link [10]
avg50 5.88 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
avg100 5.96 Frozen Cuber Malaysia
avg1000 6.55 Frozen Cuber Malaysia


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