Cubing / Speed Cubing


#1

I was wondering how many people cubed? Is that the correct term? I’m learning to solve a regular one since there’s a really cool gent teaching me if I show him to yoyo so I figured why not! So who here cubes? One handed? 4x4? Etc?


#2

I can, but i suck.


#3

Hardly, I can’t even solve a regular 3x3 yet. Still haven’t memorized all the moves.


(YoYo_Freak) #4

I can solve a 3x3 in about 55 seconds, 2x2 in 15, and a 5x5 in like 35 minutes lol.


#5

I’m a speed cuber. My best average of 5 is 33.something, my best single is 26.something. I also do 4x4 and 2x2, but I want to go to bigger ones. I use Fridrich method rather than beginner’s.
By the way, I think yoyoing and speed solving go together very well.


#6

http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/results/p.php?i=2009HODA02


#7

Any link to a video of the fridrich method? I’m stuck on the regular method with a lack of tutors for the weekend.


#8


Great place to learn. Also visit his website, by the same name.
To speed solve you will need a proper speed cube. I suggest a Dayan Guhong v2. Find them at speedcubeshop.com or Amazon.
Finally, you will need lube. They all work, as long as you can find it on a cube shop website.


#9

I can solve a 3x3 in about 56 seconds


#10

I can be jealous that you can solve one in about 2 seconds…
I’m trying to learn the before mentioned process.


#11

I can solve one :slight_smile:
My friend gave me a zan chi its very nice I can solve in a little over a minute!


#12

I have a ZhanChi, it is an awesome cube! Soo smooth. What kind of lubrication are you using?


#13

My friend is insane.


#14

One of my friends from my school is amazing at it. One time he solved the 3x3 cube 100 times on a car trip. Normally he can solve them super quick.


#15

I use a V-cube 3b. I can solve it in about 55 seconds.


#16

Hey cuber’s,

Reading this made me bust out the Rubix 4x4 I got for christmas last year and try to solve it for the first time ever. I got it after a couple of hours. Since it is still new it is not broken in yet.

Question: I have seen people lubing their cubes for better play and it seems that the CRC silicone stuff is recommended. I’m just looking around at what I have and was checking to see if anyone has tried Thin Lube on it. I am assuming that WD-40 would not be idea as it might leave it greasy.

Ideas on yoyo Thin/Thick lube?


#17

Do not use bearing lubes on plastic. Period.


#18

Learned this the hard way. Plays smooth for a while then locks up really badly.