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 Post subject: rubik's 4x4/5x5 speed cube
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:39 pm 
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I recently got a Rubik's 4x4 and 5x5. How do you make them worthy of speed cubing?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:19 am 
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You lube it and break it in a lot. Takes awhile though. :? My Rubik's 4x4 is
nice but i still like my eastsheen 4x4 and 5x5 better.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:36 am 
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4x4 takes 2 hours to break in roughly (both of mine have)

as for the 5x5, it's hard work, but worth it.

Took me about 8 hours of continuous turning to break it in. I just and turned the same face over and over until it turned smoothly and I could trigger it with my left index finger. Once it is at the stage on all sides, you will be more likely to solve it as it turns a lot better.


If you are ever watching a film or something, just sit and turn it. I did while watching Red Dwarf series 1-4.

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Wait, just 8 hours? I thought it was a couple of months or something.

If it's only 8 hours, I'm going to try to re-break-in my old 5x5x5 cube. I can't completely do a quarter turn on any of the outer layers with one index finger.

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That's just to break it in to make it playable, it by no means fast.... sorry for the confusion.

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Still, if you can do a quarter turn with an index finger, that's better than the Rubik's one I have.

I don't think it will ever be a cube of sub-2 quality, but I need to have a backup in case my Eastsheen explodes or breaks.

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