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 Post subject: TomZ's Pentultimate (Normal Size)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:40 pm 
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On behalf of TomZ, I proudly present to you:

TomZ's Pentultimate

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The puzzle was prototyped in Shapeways' polished WSF material.
It measures 30 mm on an edge.
It turns incredibly smooth.
It cuts corners amazingly.
It was a great improvement to the small version.
It's perfect!
It will be available to you on Tom's Shapeways shop very soon!


VIDEO REVIEW by Sigurd Wedel
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 Post subject: Re: TomZ's Pentultimate (Normal Size)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:05 pm 
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Beautiful puzzle! :D

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 Post subject: Re: TomZ's Pentultimate (Normal Size)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:34 pm 
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Very nice!
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 Post subject: Re: TomZ's Pentultimate (Normal Size)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:35 pm 
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Oh... oh... oh... You know what we need? We need the dodecahedron equivalent of this.

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You play with the Order=1 Face-Turn Cube but solve the bandaged Order=2 pieces inside.

Tom, could you open up the face centers on your Pentultimate just as you did on the Multidodecaheadron to expose the inner bandaged pieces? Not sure if you'd be able to see all of them or not.

It might be easier to get the effect I'm after by just gluing pieces together on your Multidodecaheadron such that you only had one turnable layer per axis. At least I think that would work...

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 Post subject: Re: TomZ's Pentultimate (Normal Size)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:32 pm 
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Very nice reviews and puzzle, I'm sold. And jealous. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: TomZ's Pentultimate (Normal Size)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:23 am 
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This is such a beautiful puzzle, and now a great size too. I cannot believe that it has not been mass produced yet. It is one of those designs that is intrinsically "right".

Idea: Mefferts step in and get this mass produced and we all buy it! - before it is knocked off and we wait till a TomZ stickered version hits later - and then we all buy it! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: TomZ's Pentultimate (Normal Size)
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oxymoronicuber wrote:
Idea: Mefferts step in and get this mass produced and we all buy it! - before it is knocked off and we wait till a TomZ stickered version hits later - and then we all buy it! :lol:


I second the motion! Demand would be high for this one.


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 Post subject: Re: TomZ's Pentultimate (Normal Size)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:46 am 
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Very nice puzzle Sigurd and Tom!
Congratulations to both of you!
On pictures my Mini looks great too :) , but I'm ready to believe that the bigger version turns much better.
Sigurd, have you scrambled and solved the Mini and/or this one?
I think it is a beast to solve, mostly because so many pieces turn around when doing a complex sequence and there is a high confusing factor. When you just do three setup moves it is easily possible that you can make mistakes when reversing them.
This is especially the case when your concentration gets interrupted by catching pieces. :(
Unfortunately real life move sequences can cause catching on the Mini.
Have fun with the big version!

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 Post subject: Re: TomZ's Pentultimate (Normal Size)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:29 am 
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Thanks Konrad :)
Before I sold my mini, I scrambled it and tried to solve it. I know I can do it if I really set it as a goal.
That I will do one day, sooner or later... But one thing is for sure: The solving/moving experience will be much nicer with the new one.

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 Post subject: Re: TomZ's Pentultimate (Normal Size)
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 Post subject: Re: TomZ's Pentultimate (Normal Size)
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So the WSFP is working quite nice! Amazing turning.

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 Post subject: Re: TomZ's Pentultimate (Normal Size)
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A superbly beautiful Pentultimate! Pentultimates are very time consuming to solve mostly because of the setups and a Master Pentultimate is even worse. I think I slept for a day after I solved that one. :D


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 Post subject: Re: TomZ's Pentultimate (Normal Size)
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Scramble and playing video have been added to the top post.

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