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 Post subject: Meffert's mini's
PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2004 7:14 pm 
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Can anyone give me a report on the Mini Master and Mini Professor from Meffert's?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2004 5:21 am 
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I know those are what many prefer as speedcubes over the rubiks.com ones. Haven't tried the myself though.


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For the 4x4x4, I would recommend the rubik's. I only say this because it allows you to "cut corners" so to speak, making fingertricks a jillion times easier. I use a rubik's 4x4, and have gotten many sub 1:30 times with it. On the contrary, Macky uses a mefferts 4x4, claiming he broke 3 rubik's ones.....

For the 5x5x5, I would recommend the mefferts mini (eastsheen). It turns exponentially better than the rubiks, even in the aspect of fingertricks. I did a few solves on a rubik's, then a few solves on an eastsheen: rubiks-ave. 6:34.98, eastsheen- ave. 4:01.67. As you can see, the eastsheen yielded much better times.

The only problem if you use eastsheen for speedcubing is that you may not use them in official competition. Notice how I said "official" meaning a competition where the rubik's company SevenTowns is incorperated. So, if you're planning to compete in the 2005 world championships, you're gonna have to learn to love the rubik's 4x4 and 5x5.

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The only problem if you use eastsheen for speedcubing is that you may not use them in official competition. Notice how I said "official" meaning a competition where the rubik's company SevenTowns is incorperated.


Where did you learn this? This wasn't the case at the 2003 world competition. I used the rubik's 5x5x5, but many others used the eastsheen version. There were also eastsheen 4x4x4's. For the 3x3x3's, I think they only required that it had a rubik's logo.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2004 6:45 pm 
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This was a topic in the speedsolverubikscube forum. I distinctly remember a post saying that the use of eastsheen products in official competition is prohibited. I believe this was established after WC2003, but will apply for all official comps after that. I'll try and find the post when I have some free time. :D I remember being appauled at the rule, as I use an eastsheen 5x5x5.

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