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 Post subject: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:48 am 
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This is my Professor Pyraminx transformation. It works well and I am very pleased with it.
The shape is close to an octahedron but I believe an octahedral version would look a little messy. I didn't have a clue what to call it and opted for Curviminx simply because it has no straight lines or surfaces.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:02 am 
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When I saw the unboxing video I knew that Tony Fisher would be the only one crazy enough to make a transformation out of this puzzle, and call me crazy but I wanted it to be this. By far one of my favorites, absolutely beautiful puzzle, it really is very curvy. Great job Tony, you never cease to amaze.


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:26 am 
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That's so cool :O.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
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Cool mod! It's like a tetraminx. :D (professor tetraminx maybe?)

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
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Very cool Tony. The 3rd picture kinda makes the puzzle look like armor

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
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Cool mod! It's like a tetraminx. :D (professor tetraminx maybe?)


I very nearly called it that but I figured it should have four layers of rotation. So it's probably more suited to a Professor Pyraminx with just the extreme corners removed.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:22 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
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Personally, I am not a fan of the Professor Pyraminx with its pillowed look, but this is fantastic. Awesome job! You definitely took advantage of the symmetries of the puzzle. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:54 am 
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This is awesome! Great work Tony. I would also like to see a version where the truncations meet at an edge.

Looking at the photos it would also be cool if they could turn around the Professor Pyraminx edges. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:04 pm 
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I like it! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:01 pm 
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I really like it. Great job! Did you have to make the truncations concave or was that just for ascetics?

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
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Kapusta wrote:
Personally, I am not a fan of the Professor Pyraminx with its pillowed look, but this is fantastic. Awesome job! You definitely took advantage of the symmetries of the puzzle. :D


AH. I can't keep it to myself. I was waiting for someone to say. "hmm..."
But noone does. No I will.

I was never a fan of pillowedness to much. It's cool on the 7x7x7. But Especially tetrahedron need to be acurate. I can't even stand the rounded tips on the meffert's pyraminx.
BUT the prof pyraminx is one the coolest and best looking awesome awesome puzzles ever (I said awesome two times on purpose)

So: What did you do to it?? :lol:

Ok this puzzle isn't bad and it looks interesting but it's just not as cool as what it was before.
Still great work Tony!!

Btw I wonder how much of the flourescent sticker stuff you still have. You will probably have that on your custom puzzle forever. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
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Cool-looking puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
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Very intriguing. The doubly-thick bottom layer gives it a nice look.
By the way has anyone else noticed that this is essentially a Trignis with Pyraminx edges, minus the trivial tips?

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
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Looks awesome!

It's great to see more original transformations like this, that is my favorite type of puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:57 am 
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Beautiful, what a great shape!

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:45 am 
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very neat, I saw tis in your avatar before I found it here.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:53 pm 
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I really like the look of this puzzle and the stickers look nice, they are the same fluorescent stickers on there already, no?

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:06 pm 
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they are the same fluorescent stickers on there already, no?


Yes, identical. The same material I am selling here.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Curviminx
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:51 am 
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How difficult was it to get rif of the tips?
What my actual question is: Are there long screws in it or is most of the stalk just plastic? I also would like to know if the tension can be adjusted without braking the puzzle. Like in a way where you just pop off the caps/small tips and take a screw driver and that's it?
Edit: I think it's impossible to adjust tension since I think there are no springs in this mech right? The puzzle doesn't feel like it hase springs and the tips don't wiggle up and down.

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