My PBs

1x1x1-0.00, 2x2x2-2.04, 3x3x3-19.87 (lucky), 24.xx (non-lucky), 4x4x4-4:43.xx, 5x5x5-12:18.xx, 6x6x6-around 30 mins, 7x7x7-hours and hours, Megaminx-5:12.64, Square-1-1:34.26, Void Cube-1:43.77, Mirror Blocks-4:16.63, Rubik's Twist-11.26

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

3x3x3 Solves

I won't be offering to solve anyone's Rubik's Cube anymore because I am learning a faster way to solve a Rubik's Cube. If I keep on practicing the slow way, I'll learn slower, so again I won't be offering to solve anyone's Rubik's Cube. When I can do the faster method, then I will post a post.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Rubik's 4x4x4 and Rubik's 5x5x5

After the Ice Cube, I got my Rubik's 4x4x4 and my Rubik's 5x5x5, also known as the Rubik's Revenge (4x4x4) and the Rubik's Professor (5x5x5). These cubes were stiff at first, but after some lubrication to the 4x4x4, it turned much better. I average around 7 minutes for the 4x4x4 and my PB is 6:02.98. I've solved my 5x5x5 around four times. I don't know how fast I can solve one because I've never timed myself on it.

The 4x4x4's core is this type of "ball" core. The center pieces slide along a slim bar-like thing attached to the core. I don't know much about the 5x5x5's core, but I've heard it was kind of like the core of a 3x3x3 and has additional center and edge piece "slots".

The 4x4x4 is very stiff before lubrication but turns okay after lubrication. It does tend to "pop" when you cut corners or start really speed cubing with it. The 5x5x5 is also quite stiff out of the box. I have not lubed this, though. The 5x5x5 has this really weird turning. The outer layers are really stiff while the inner layers are looser. The 5x5x5 that I have has the ability to turn one separate inner layer without the outer layer turning, even when you don't hold on to the outer layer. Try this on your 3x3x3. It doesn't work, right? I really have no idea why this happens.

Overall, the Rubik's 4x4x4 and Rubik's 5x5x5 are pretty good after breaking in and lubing.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

V-Cube 6

Hey, it's Monkeys again. A week ago, my V-Cube 6 came! It's a really awesome cube, despite how expensive it is. I really recommend you get one. Even though it's around 60 dollars on eBay, it's still worth it. I found out that it could do some unique things like turning a middle slice with out turning any outer ones. I also found out that it had a "clicking" mechanism. It kind of snapped once while in the middle of turning. Every 90 degree turn had about 4 snaps. All products that are made by V-Cubes are awesome, so sooner or later, I'm getting a V-Cube 7 and a V-Cube 5.

Also, I've heard that the V-Cube 5 and the V-Cube 7 are even better than the V-Cube 6 because even number cubes seem to have an issue about the core. V-Cubes are planning to make a V-Cube 6b, which basically is a "pillowed" V-Cube. They're also planning to make the V-Cube 2, V-Cube 3, V-Cube 4, V-Cube 8, V-Cube 9, V-Cube 10 and a V-Cube 11.