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I just got a 24.65 (first sub-25) 10 of 12, and a new single non-lucky PB of 15.98 (lucky PB 19.99 lol)! This is my sixth sub-20 solve ever, and in the average I had a 20.54 and a 20.27. Today has certainly been a good solving day for me.

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I Just solved the Curvy-copter-skewb for the first time after getting it a couple of days ago. It took me 3-4 hours, but I used the first 2 hours trying to reducing it to a skewb and got nowhere.
Then I tried reducing it to a curvy-copter and it worked perfect from there.

This is really a fantastic puzzle, both when it comes to solving, looking and turning.
Next up jumbling it. still a bit scared of the crazy way it jumbles.

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I just solved the amazing dayan gem 3 almost by myself (I had to look up for a 3 little triangle cycle)! Now I scrambled the transparent orange Dayan gem VII o_O and on my way is the forth! I love those puzzles :)

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Solved Dayan Gem 2 by myself! What a fun little puzzle. Did the rectangle (center pieces) first, then solved the corners (the pieces with the tiny tiny triangles), then 3-cycled the edges using an Edge Piece Series with lots of setup moves.

And big accomplishment: disassembled a stickered teraminx, clipped off all the flash, sanded down a whole bunch more flash, lube-tension, then reassembled the teraminx. It turns much better now! Took forever!


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I have solved my Tony Fisher Golden Cube. I have a little scrabled just to see how it turn, but I have really scrambled. But I have solved it today!!!


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I just solved the pentamid. :D I was stuck on doing cuboid algorithms for the top layer which were obviously not working, and then just now I started turning the thing solving it basically intuitively without thinking too much and whoppa!

Not telling the solution here, I know there are those that don't want to know.. but yeah..

PROUD OF MYSELF! :mrgreen:

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I Just solved the crazy planet Saturn 3x3 for the first time yesterday. I got it just when the crazy circle cubes came out, and I was never able to solve it. I must say, being able to solve it just with my own mind, and without ever solving or owning another circle cube, it felt so amazing.

I really fell like I have taken a leap forward in solving cubes lately. Over the last month i have solved the Bauhinia Dodecahedron, the Curvy copter skewb, the CC Saturn and coming along on the face turning dodecahedron without help or hints. It just fells a lot more simple all the sudden. I don't know if its the way I look on the cubes or something else, but I love it :D

Well back to the face turning dodecahedron and buying the Cube Twist all in one bandaged set for more of a challenge :)

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Well done.. wow the Bauhinia.. I haven't got a clue how to appoach that one. I scrambled three faces and I am already stuck solving only those three hahaha. Congrats!

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It took me a week of setbacks, frustrations, and curse words, but I managed to solve the Eitan's Star. I was able to solve a big chunk of it on my own, but I ended up resorting to RLine's wonderful tutorial. I definitely look forward to scrambling and solving it again!


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Ok this is nothing to a lot of people hehe. I have tried a number of times before, could not solve the thing. Bought my own, could not solve the thing. *sigh*

Then today I thought.. ok.. let's use my brain for a second instead of blindly making moves and matching stuff up. So.. I did. Ten minutes later it was solved: the brain twist :mrgreen:

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Oh yeah.. Bermuda house I AND WitEden roadblock II, SOLVED.

I rock :mrgreen:

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FINALLY!
After almost 4 months of effort, I have successfully managed to solve the Master Little Chop!!!!!!!
I took some photos of the whole process so you can see the progress:
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If you're interested, here's the solving method I used (WARNING: SPOILER ALERT!!!)
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To solve this puzzle I used a 6-step process, solving the puzzle piece type by piece type:

Step 1: Solve corners. This is very intuitive and requires 2 algorithms:
UR,FU,UR,UB,UR,FU,UR,UB
BR,RD,DF,DL,BD,BR,UR,BR,BD,DL,DF,RD,BR,UR
Finally check for parity with centers.

Step 2: Solve centers. This is very easy and requires 1 algorithm:
UR,LU,UR,LU

Step 3: Solve edges. This has 3 substages:
a. Solve 8 edges on opposite faces. This requires 1 algorithm:
UR,FL,UR,FL
Careful attention is required to ensure they are also oriented the right way up.
b. Permute last 4 edges. This uses the same algorithm above, but some crafty setups are required.
c. Orient last 4 edges. This is also easy, with 1 algorithm:
BR,UR,BR,DL,BR,UR,BR,DL

Step 4: Solve Little Chop triangles. This was the step that took the longest to figure out, really.
It took me forever to find the algorithm for this one:
(UR,DF,UR,BR)x4
I ALMOST ruined the solve at this stage. The last cycle of 3 required 6 setup moves, and I forgot all of them after the algorithm! :O
However, by some miracle, after 20 minutes I managed to return it back to where it was. Phew!

Step 5: Solve pentagons. This uses a variant from the previous algorithm:
(UR,DF,UR,BR,UR,DF,UR,BR&2)x2
This wasn't too difficult, but some setups were required that were pretty tricky to execute.

Step 6: Solve chiral triangles. This is, by far, the longest an hardest step in the entire solve.
I use a pair swap algorithm for this stage, which is very different from other methods that I've seen:
(UR,FU,UR,BR&2)x2
The setup moves were often VERY long, but since most were repetitions they were easy to remember, although I fumbled a few times.

Step 7: Wait, there is no step 7. Solved!

This could easily be the hardest puzzle I have ever solved. I would really like someone else to attempt it :mrgreen:
As far as I know I'm the first person to solve this physically :lol:
bmenrigh wrote:
I think the Master Little Chop is borderline unsolvable by hand. The setups and the move sequences are just too long an hard.

You were saying? 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Accomplishments thread.
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I was going to post here telling I solved the Standard Crazy Tetrahedron for the first time last week... Don't mind me, benpuzzles here solved an seemingly unsolvable puzzle... :roll:

Congratz ben!

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I just figured out sliding puzzles today and within a few hours had a 2 second 3x3 solve! I think these are my new favorite puzzle type

Proof of 1.9 second solve

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Yesterday, I got my very first 4x4x4 in the mail, and I succeeded! Last 2 edges were quite a challenge to figure out the first time, and I still really have to think about it.

The 4x4x4 came with chinese instructions on parity. First solve I got both types of parity. (single flipped edge-pair and 2 corners switched). The algorithm for that I did read in the instructions. But for the rest of the solve, I did it all by myself.

I know that most of you guys and girls here think this is a piece of cake, but to me, solving this was a really exciting experience. :D

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Congrats on getting it solved! :D

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That's a fantastic puzzle Ben. Please petition Calvin or any of the chinese puzzle companies to mass produce your puzzle, otherwise I'LL have to spend money I have't got on another puzzle I can't afford.
Also, solved the curvy starminx without any help.

ps. After 3 years of cubing, I finally got a 19.12 on my Zhanchi.


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I solved the rex cube without any help o_O I found a 10 move 3-cycle and now I can't stop solving it!!!

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The icube. I couldn't sleep earlier, so I scrambled the thing proper. I solved it in 10 minutes, partially intuitively, partially 3x3 algorithms, and partially cuboid algorithms.

I was honestly amazed that it worked that way and very proud of myself that I managed to do it in that short amount of time :mrgreen:

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Check the FTO off the list! My first two solves were super slow. I was using a very similar method to rline's, but with a 60 move 2,2 corner swap and a 120 move corner flip. I've since switched almost wholly to rline's method, and it's much more fun this way. :)

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Have you ever tried it in the order corners, centers, edges? It's a fun way to solve it, though it's not fast.


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I got a flowerminx in the mail last thursday, and about... 10 minutes after unpacking it was scrambled and solved again!

I thought it woul've been a bigger challenge, but I finished it just using EPS and CPS.

Two things are quite a pity though. Firstly: it doesn't turn very well. And secondly: the stickers are misplaced and already falling off after approximately 10 solves... But it's my first bought non cubic twisty puzzle (I won a crazy tetrahedron from rline...) and to me, it looks awesome :D

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Lube will sort that right out I am sure. Congrats on the solve :)

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1NSAN3 wrote:
Two things are quite a pity though. Firstly: it doesn't turn very well. And secondly: the stickers are misplaced and already falling off after approximately 10 solves...


The stickers are not misplaced, it's just the way they were cut. I'm sure you can find an old thread about it, but it's not really important. You should buy some new stickcers and it will look perfect :D . And for the turning it's probably because of the tension. I but of lube could help, but that thing is a pain to tension properly :oops: .

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Drake wrote:
1NSAN3 wrote:
Two things are quite a pity though. Firstly: it doesn't turn very well. And secondly: the stickers are misplaced and already falling off after approximately 10 solves...


The stickers are not misplaced, it's just the way they were cut. I'm sure you can find an old thread about it, but it's not really important. You should buy some new stickcers and it will look perfect :D . And for the turning it's probably because of the tension. I but of lube could help, but that thing is a pain to tension properly :oops: .


Thanks for the advice, but I don't want no lube there... :lol:

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Thanks for the advice, but I don't want no lube there... :lol:

And only the Dutch will immediately focus on that one hahahah :lol: :wink:

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solved by myself the dayan gem VII using helicoter cube technique and dayan gem 3! Very enjoyable! If you buy one, consider buying the orange plastic one: it turns far far better than the black ones! So happy

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I wouldn't normally post in this thread, but I solved the geranium puzzle! It feels good. :lol:

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rline wrote:
I wouldn't normally post in this thread, but I solved the geranium puzzle! It feels good. :lol:

Wow Rline, congratulations! Are you the first to ever solve it? (I guess I'll read it in the Geranium topic soon :wink: )

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rline wrote:
I wouldn't normally post in this thread, but I solved the geranium puzzle! It feels good. :lol:

Wow Rline, congratulations! Are you the first to ever solve it? (I guess I'll read it in the Geranium topic soon :wink: )

I'm pretty sure I am. Unless there's someone lurking who never posts or isn't on the forums...

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Just solved the Dayan Wheel! Woopdeedoo! :mrgreen:

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Got my PB and average of 5 PB today!

24.767

16.375

18.921

25.441

20.773

Average: 21.487. YAY!

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Found commutators for the Multidodecahedron...by myself!
They certainly aren't optimal, but they don't scramble the megaminx, and the commutators for the points and for the outer corners both happen to be pure.

In the fifth turn metric:
Megaminx: Just solve it... affects edges, centers, points and corners
Outer edges: (1,1), affects centers, points and corners
Centers: (3,1), affects points and corners
Points: (5,1), pure
Corners: (9,1), pure

This would be much harder on a full solve though, and I sure will post when I do a full solve.

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Jist solved the mixup 3x3 all by myself o_O I don't recognize myself jeje yesterday the face turning octahedron, now the mixup 3x3 I might be getting better at solving though I found the mixup quite easy ( a bit disapointed) maibe the 4x4!

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Did you get the parity on the mixup cube? That is the only thing I haven't been able to figure out yet on it. Also, I just solved the starminx (face turning) and bauhinia dodecahedron with only one algorithm from Twisty Puzzling's videos each, so that's my accomplishment to contribute.

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Did you get the parity on the mixup cube? That is the only thing I haven't been able to figure out yet on it.

I encountered the parity myself and I found a really unique way to get out of it.
Here's a hint: to figure it out, question why it came about. :lol:

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I did get parity! As Ben said knowing why the parity came (swaping centers right?) it's a bit tricky but it works

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solved today the bauhinia! that feels good :) now I understand why people say it's hard o_O to find set up moves ( up to 6 set up moves) and then apply and algorithim and looks like it's all messed up and the undo the moves... I recomend the challenge to every one although some stickers are not in good shape¡

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I solved my Wheels of Wisdom after 3 days of on and off messing with it. I am proud because I did not watch any videos on how to solve it at all. Now I get to watch Pete's tutorial to see how much extra stuff I did for no reason. :D


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dang, it's been a while since I posted here. Got some nice 3x3 PBs today so I guess I'll post them and whatever.

7.89 ao12
8.40 ao50
8.47 ao100

7.52 ao5, but that's not PB.

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I finally solved my Master Rex cube afternoon! It is a beast to solve. Rline is correct in that all that you need is the EPS but my goodness you have to think a bit!

I really struggled to reduce the centres. The corner pieces were awkward for me for quite some time. Then I quickly worked out how to do the petals but was doing some of it very wrong initially but only noticed later on when I had quite a few petals done and I found myself breaking them again. Later I had a brainstorm and saw what I was doing and corrected it.

I have to say that I'm very pleased I got it.

I now have a great series for my collection!
Master face turning cube = 4x4
Master shallow cut corner turner = Latiice/master Dino
Master deep cut corner turner = master Skewb
Master edge turner = Master curvy copter

Awesome collection? I think so!

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New 3x3 PB: 16.30 seconds! :mrgreen: :solved:

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hello

I solved my pitcher octo star cube myself!
It solves like a wheels of wisdom.


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I've developed speed methods for some popular bandaged cubes for the big/different puzzles times thread that I'm hopefully going to be making videos on soon :D

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Figured out how to solve my PentaMix. In under 3 hours :D

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I have solved the Pitcher Octo-Star Cube today. It was not so easy for me, but a lot of fun.

I have solved the Helipad from Tony Fisher some weeks ago. I found a nice 3-cycle for the centers in the wrong orbit. The solve was not hard, but the Helipad looks beautiful.

I have also solved the Rex Skewb from Eric Vergo some weeks ago. That was very hard for me. Maybe I choose not the best strategy. The good solvers in this forum take sometimes a much better way than I do.
1. I solve this 24 pieces
2. The centers
3. I put together this 2 pieces, after that I solve the puzzle like a Rex Cube.
4. The inner corners. The hardest part for me. I need two 3-cycles at the same time in two orbits. I failed more then once near the end. I need a lot of setup moves.

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I finally convinced my mom to buy another 3 big shelves for my room, she said to me: now that is the limit, there in no more room for shelves.. so when they get full I will start hanging the puzzles from the ceiling jejeje ! who said Eithan's star?! :)

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You can always put small shelves around the room just below the ceiling. I mean.. who ever uses that space, right? ;) Puzzles don't need much room to sit :)

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Accomplished today: I solved the Nintendo ten billion barrel :mrgreen: Feels great to finally solve this thing :D

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Another one: just solved the time machine thanks to the 3-cycle Konrad posted :mrgreen: Thank you!!!

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