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The skewb is a very solid and satisfying puzzle to play with.
The Skewb is a puzzle that rotates around a 4-axis core. when twisting you
turn exactly half of the cube at one time.
Invented by Tony Durham Uwe Meffert picked it up and marketed it under the name "Pyraminx Cube" until Douglas Hofstadter came up with the name Skewb which was subsequently picked up by Mefferts and has stuck up to this day.
Besides the 3x3x3 it represents the most popular mechanism for shape variants.
Edge length: 57 mm
Weight: 128 grams
The package in images 7-8 was used for a production run by Mefferts for a german company during the early 1990s. In that run the puzzle was named "IQ-Cube".
In 2014 Meffert's started selling a new variation called ''New Skewb Cube''. The difference is that the new ones uses a double foot, or better known as a torpedo, under the square faces. This reduces the amount of popping dramatically. The New Skewb was specifically designed for speed cubing. Image 6 shows the double foot.
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Thank you to the following people for their assistance in helping collect the information on this page: Sandy, that guy there (denny), LinerPZ.
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