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 Post subject: Help with 4 different puzzles (please)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:40 am 
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Hi everyone,

Alright....I've had these puzzles for awhile now, and of the 50 or so twisty puzzles I have, these are the ones giving me the most grief.

- mf8 Helicopter Dodecahedron
- WitEden 3x3x9 (Version I)
- Meffert's Skewb Ultimate
- 2x2x2x2 (not the proper name, probably...I'm talking about the 4 2x2x2s bandaged together)

If someone could point me to some helpful tutorials for any or all of these puzzles, I would be enormously happy.

Thank you,
Swami


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 Post subject: Re: Help with 4 different puzzles (please)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:51 pm 
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To solve the 3x3x9 (I have the same one as you), first be sure to know the algorithms for the 3x3x2. Then you basically solve the center slice, then line up the "t" on the slice below it, fill in the corners on that slice using 3x3x2 algos, then solve the slice above it like the top side of a 3x3x2. The basics of this (applying 3x3x2 to 3x3xN) I learned mainly from this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEmQN50NpVk which shows for the 3x3x5, but it's exactly the same.

I actually haven't learned the parity algorithm. I just follow through with solving the top and bottom slices, and if the pieces on the right are backwards, i just make the right pieces correct, then re-solve the slices. It's not fast, but it works for me and my puny little brain.

I had known for almsot a year that to solve my 3x3x9, i needed to "apply the 3x3x2 algos to it", but the little bit of magic to make it work was unlocked for me in the video above.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with 4 different puzzles (please)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:56 pm 
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Nice! Thank you :) Of course, I can't access YouTube from work, but I will check out the video when I get home :)


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 Post subject: Re: Help with 4 different puzzles (please)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:57 pm 
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Hi Swami

Is the witeden 339 type I different from the type II only in the center on the top of the type II? Is there anything on the bottom face (eg. circle)?

For the meffert's skewb ultimate, try http://twistypuzzling.blogspot.com.au/2 ... imate.html. It may help you.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with 4 different puzzles (please)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:03 pm 
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rline wrote:

Is the witeden 339 type I different from the type II only in the center on the top of the type II? Is there anything on the bottom face (eg. circle)?



The type I and II are identical apart from the split centres on the type II

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