The Rubik's cube

The Rubik's cube

by handy giff-staffer naiha on ‎24-10-2011 09:44 - last edited on ‎20-08-2014 09:36 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

So it has been a couple of weeks since we sent out the Rubik's cubes to the lucky winners from the Summer competition, so by now you all should be Rubik's cube geniuses :smileyhappy:  but if a few of you haven’t mastered the dreaded cube then we have found a short clip to help you.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WGVyOzMr10

 

For more inspiration this guy, single handedly completed the Rubik's cube in 14 seconds, now that is dedication 

 

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

 

Here in the giffgaff office, we had a Rubik's cube competition for the quickest time to master the Rubik's cube and Kim has come in with 2 minutes followed shortly by Nigel with 6 minutes, incredible timings well done to both, as for the rest of us...well we are still trying :smileyhappy:

 

Let us know your fastest time on completing the Rubik's cube.

 

Enjoy the videos!

Comments
by johnlaurence6 on ‎03-11-2011 19:51

I remember buying an instruction book on how to complete each slice.

 

I didn't understand it.

:smileyindifferent:

by johnlaurence6 on ‎03-11-2011 19:58

Alexander the Great after conquering Persia was shown  a huge knot made from rope by the Persians'  ancestors.

He was told that it was impossible to solve the knot, and undo the rope.

 

He took his sword out and cut the knot with it.

That solved the problem.

 

I once took a Rubik's cube apart in frustration.

I wonder if someone knows how to put it back together.

:smileywink:

 

 

by welshdragon92 on ‎05-11-2011 18:00
I used to have one... Could never solve it tho :-( So I cheated and took it apart XD
by saydur on ‎07-11-2011 15:07
Nice video but really boring
by wij on ‎09-11-2011 22:35

30 secs is my best time. I used to average well below a minute until I got arthritis :/

 

I can, however, do a 7x7x7 cube :smileyhappy:

by mariusc on ‎14-06-2013 16:51

My personal best is 29.6, but I average about 40 seconds.  Working on better F2L at the moment, for those who know what I'm talking about!

 

Anyway, here's the fastest one I've got on video - 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faLGVId-7dU

 

For those who don't know cubing, in competition they get 15s 'inspection time'. I set my countdown to 5s, because I just can't plan that many moves ahead to make 15s worthwhile!!

 

If you can't solve a cube at all, there are many great tutorials on YouTube. Check out channels by badmephisto and crazybadcuber! It only takes a couple of months to be doing under 1 minute.

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