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    OK, not 4x4 at all... but Wow!! I had one as a kid and don't think it ever got solved even once.


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    Really? My record when I was in high school was 25 seconds, 3 minutes using my feet.

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    ^ You're hired! Jarold! I, (erm - I mean Santa Claus) bought one for my daughter this past Christmas. No luck yet. I had one as a kid... never succeeded. I know it's all math which is probably why I fail!!!

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    I'm hired? Great!!!! When do I start and what is my pay going to be.

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    I actually found my old Rubix cube. Decided to see if I could still solve it after all these decades. I can still do it, just not in the 25 seconds I use to be able to do it in. Damn arthritis.

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    peeled the stickers........never had the patience to do it
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    Nothing like a 30 year old Rubix cube to pass the time.
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    javaman34 previously posted:
    "I'm hired? Great!!!! When do I start and what is my pay going to be."

    Like I said... math is my problem. I'll have get back to you on that!!!

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    The Rubix cube really isn't about math. It is just logic.

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    And then there's that...

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    Once I started seeing people solve them very quickly, I figured there was a trick to doing so. The logical skeptic in me knew that these were likely above average intelligence people (for this kind of stuff...people are intelligent in different ways), but they were still normal people just like most of us.

    Turn's out, there are some tricks to it and unsurprisingly there are many websites dedicated to it... here is one that shows the tricks of it in an a relatively easy to figure out manner. It still takes some mental visualization ability, but it lays it out into specific steps to take to solve it.

    http://www.youcandothecube.com/secre...stage-one.aspx

    If getting the "Cheat Sheet" ruins it for you, obviously don't click. Sorry for those people who were already good at it without needing it too, though I'm sure you figured many of the tricks already. Even with the tricks I'm sure it will still be a challenge for some (like me). Makes me wish I had one to play with right now.

    Jarold, in that video above, it looks like its a "low resistance" version, so I'm impressed that you managed 25 seconds with the normal resistance one where you can't just flick it with your fingers. This video's coolest part is that he has every step worked out already before he starts, and just has to execute them. That takes some serious mental recall that I seriously wish I had sometimes.

    I hear the 4x4 and up versions add a whole extra complexity to it as well.

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    Mine is a low resistance one. Over the years when I played with it daily, it got looser and looser. Now it turns with little or no effort.

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    That's crazy. His finger dexterity looks great. I never had one when I was a kid and only played with one a few times. Never solved one before.

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    Wow
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    LETS GO !!!

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