So Who Here Is Into Cubing? (Rubik's Cubes)

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  1. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a

    xXriderXx7

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    Who here dabbles in playing with Rubik's cubes? Anyone own any V-Cubes?
     
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I can't even solve one, although I have solved 8 squares (out of 9) on one side. Just once though, and the other sides didn't look right. :eek:


    I know there's an easy method to solve them, but without looking it up and cheating, there's no way I'd be able to solve one.
     
  3. xXriderXx7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha. They arent too hard at all, its all patterns and knowing which way the cubes are flipped. I only got into them about a year ago, but now have a pretty extensive collection ranging from a home made magnetic cube to a V-Cube 7.
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    I like to do patterns, from the easy ones (checkerboard, diagonals) to the difficult (cube in a cube in a cube)*

    *I'll explain that one:
    Starting with a solved cube, looking at three sides... if you could just take a 2x2 cube and rotate it, now each side has an "L" of one color, and a 2X2 that's the color of an adjacent side. Now, if you could just take the corner piece in that 2x2 "cube in a cube" and rotate it again (the same direction) you'd have each of the three colors on each side, and it looks like a single cube rotated in a 2x2 cube rotated in a 3x3 cube. But of course, you can't just take a 2x2 and rotate it, you have to solve it as a whole.
     
  5. Miguey macrumors 6502

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    used to be all into it...soph year and junior year..best time was like 50 secs then it became this huge ass fad senior year so i stopped =/
     
  6. jmann macrumors 604

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    I have 4 rubik's cubes in my car, lol for work. :D I currently have 6 rubiks cubes. A black grey white monotone cube, a standard color set, a void cube, a groovy hippie cube, a 2x2, and a bump cube.
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Has anyone ever seen the version that's all black, and each side has the squares numbered from 1-9? I had one, it got broken before I ever solved it. Cheaply made. Someone (ahem!) scrambled it before I had a chance to look at the orientation of each set of numbers relative to the other 5 sides. not:cool:
     
  8. xXriderXx7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Exact same thing that happened at my school. Me and one friend brought cubes back the first day after spring break, and within a month countless kids had them. I kind of stopped cubing...but now that schools out Im really getting back into it.


    I just ordered a white Void Cube! :D
     
  9. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    I lost my 3x3 and my Professor's Cube shattered last year. Haven't bought a new one yet. I used to be able to solve the Professor's Cube quite well.
     
  10. zw-gator macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 4x4 cube, I got 1.5 sides done, but that's the best I could do.

    Anyone have a good tutorial?
     
  11. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    I can solve a 3x3 and a 2x2 (ha).

    My record for the 3x3 is about 1 minute 20 seconds (not very good in the world of speed cubing, but it's good for me :D)

    The 4x4 and 5x5 intimidate me too much (plus they're kinda pricey), so i haven't given them a go yet...
     
  12. Jamo12 macrumors regular

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    I am happy to know that there are other cubers out there in the world. I have the 3 v-cubes and average about
    14 sec on 2x2
    38 sec on 3x3
    2'14" on 4x4
    <5 min for 5x5
    Slow for the 6x6 and 7x7.
    V-cube 5 is my favorite cube of all time.
     
  13. Antares macrumors 68000

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