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Depends on what method you're using and how much time you spend learning it. I spent a slow afternoon at work learning the component sequences of the Petrus method, then a couple of two-hour train journeys shaving the time down.

My technique was never very good, but without going beyond the basic Petrus method (no crazy extended sequences or contortionist wrist-action) I managed to get my time down to under two minutes without that much effort at all. Just practise and good habits.
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Excellent presentation Patrick!
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I consider myself a fairly fast cube solver. I can do it in between 1.5-2 minutes. Very rarely does it take me more than 2.

I learned to solve the cube years ago when I was about 10 using this solution book.

http://tinyurl.com/25m634

I am sure there are some more updated references out there, but this book is straight forward and simple. Using this technique, one can solve the puzzle in under 2 minutes with practice. Using some of the supplied shortcuts you should be able to solve it in under 1.5 minutes.

I have not explored techniques for "speed solving", but again, the basic solution is more than most will ever need and it is quite simple and straight forward.
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On 2007-06-19 07:37, Dr. Zenitram wrote:
Although that didn't quite look like Astor place or anywhere near it, which confused me a lot. Were there multiples made?


The cube is located in Ann Arbor Michigan on the campus of U of M (university of Michigan). The title of this cube is called "Endover" it was the first cube created before the one in NY. The NY cube was originally meant to come to Ann Arbor but it was requested to be kept in NY. Tony reportedly prefers the Ann Arbor cube as he was later able to 'update' it. You might notice that the Ann Arbor cube doesn't have a base and sits in the cement. You can read more about it here: http://www.umich.edu/news/index.html?Rel......r103100b
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Thank's J ACK and to everyone else for the kind words. The day we shot the cube video it was 0 degrees out and the cuber's hands kept going numb. How we suffer for our art.
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Nice video Patrick!

This threads inspired me to learn to solve the cube...which resources/methods would people suggest


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On 2007-06-19 07:37, Dr. Zenitram wrote:
Although that didn't quite look like Astor place or anywhere near it, which confused me a lot. Were there multiples made?


The cube is located in Ann Arbor Michigan on the campus of U of M (university of Michigan). The title of this cube is called "Endover" it was the first cube created before the one in NY. The NY cube was originally meant to come to Ann Arbor but it was requested to be kept in NY. Tony reportedly prefers the Ann Arbor cube as he was later able to 'update' it. You might notice that the Ann Arbor cube doesn't have a base and sits in the cement. You can read more about it here: http://www.umich.edu/news/index.html?Rel......r103100b


Yeah good I thought I was loosing my mind... Thanks
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I sort of like what Patrick Kuffs did to the rubiks cube.
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I am very lazy and don't like using my brain too much, so what are some of the gaffed or fake rubiks cube methods out there for solving the cube?
Doesn't Daryl have one where you throw it in the air messed up and it comes down solved!?!?
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I have a cube. I've had it for a long time and when I try to solve it I end up looking at it for a long time trying to make some sense of what to do next turning this way and that. I then get distracted and put it down. Someday I would like to know how to solve it. Very cool videos. BTW, what is Osterlind doing with the cube in his new Dvd?

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For me, this is the ultimate cube solving routine--

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxsHDRMvMTU

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On 2007-06-20 06:42, ThomasBerger wrote:
For me, this is the ultimate cube solving routine--

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxsHDRMvMTU

Tom


Just some history on that routine....

This routine was developed by Garrett Thomas special for Marco. Garrett was the first to come up with the matching mixed cube concept. Garrett's been a friend for many years and has some wonderful ideas when it comes to the cube and otherwise. What I've done with the cube is a bit different than what's been done before, however still I went and received his permission to shoot the effect for the link that I posted above before we shot and fully developed the piece.

Patrick
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Tom,

Thanks for posting that - very good!
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Patrick
Are you sure it's the same?
I believe the Garrett version is totally different.
Doesn't Garrett solve it for real in his routine?
Isn't it different on his DVD?

I have heard people on both sides with this....
someone says it's the same, someone says its different.

I havent seen it, so I can't be certain, but I have read a lot of comments about it.

Tom
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Patrick
Sorry, I think I misread your post.
Ignore my post above.
Cheers.
Tom
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Here's my version of the Rubik's Cube routine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRlL4fLLifc

I take over five minutes to do so, but I think I make up in style, what I lack in speed.
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Philemon:It was a little difficult to see [very dark] However,I thoroughly enjoyed your routine.Very creative,and well thought out.Bravo!

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Good mind games Philemon.
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So... we read minds, can foretell the future, bend metal with our minds, influence others thoughts.... AND we solve rubick's cubes? It seems almost gimmicky.
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