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 Post subject: Polo Shift by ALEX and OSKARPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:23 am

Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:03 pm
Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Polo Shift is yet another brilliant idea by Alex Polonsky. Seven of the corners of a cube are shifted around the spherical core. While shifting, the corner pieces change orientation, which makes this puzzle confusing to solve.

Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Shapeways Forum.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar
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 Post subject: Re: Polo Shift by ALEX and OSKARPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:40 am

Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:13 pm
Brilliant.

Regarding a mechanical solution to prevent cheating by rotating the corners, I would use a metal rod. Simple.

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 Post subject: Re: Polo Shift by ALEX and OSKARPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:24 am

Joined: Fri May 06, 2005 10:13 am
Location: Norway
Nice design as always Oskar. Simply rotating the corners in-place is so easy i would not call it cheating. This makes the puzzle trivial to solve. Actually a bit of a let down for me,

Per

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 Post subject: Re: Polo Shift by ALEX and OSKARPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:48 am

Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2004 7:03 am
Location: Koblenz, Germany
Is this the first "Moving Hole"-puzzle where the pieces have a visible orientation?
The only other puzzle I could find is "Alex Black Hole"

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 Post subject: Re: Polo Shift by ALEX and OSKARPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:52 am

Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:31 am
Location: Greece, Australia, Thailand, India, Singapore.
Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Is this the first "Moving Hole"-puzzle where the pieces have a visible orientation?
The only other puzzle I could find is "Alex Black Hole"

Well, there is Alex & Oskar's Polo Cube, and Bram's Black Hole.
as well as my Cubedron, Octedron, Krystalledron etc,

And I am sure we can find many more if we search!

Pantazis

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 Post subject: Re: Polo Shift by ALEX and OSKARPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:06 am

Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2003 9:11 am
Location: Marin, CA
Also the Crossteaser and Bram's Rocket. I have another particularly odd one in the works.

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