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Should Skewb be an Official Event?
Poll ended at Wed May 23, 2012 9:42 pm
Yes 87%  87%  [ 26 ]
No 13%  13%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 30
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 Post subject: Should Skewb be an Official Event?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:42 pm 
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What do you think? Take the poll and then at the end of the month, I will post the results. If enough people say yes, I will try to petition WCA to make it an official event.


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 Post subject: Re: Should Skewb be an Official Event?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:57 pm 
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I think so. It is simple enough to be solved quickly and it is popular/lots of people own them.


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 Post subject: Re: Should Skewb be an Official Event?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:02 pm 
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While it isn't actually a Rubik's product, I do think it's common enough that it should be included. I would say if it is included, the Pyraminx should be included as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Should Skewb be an Official Event?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:17 pm 
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Might be useful.

http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showt ... post684975

Looks like last year the WCA didn't really want to make any huge changes, but there's definitely been interest in skewb for a while. This could be the year.

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 Post subject: Re: Should Skewb be an Official Event?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:22 pm 
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I think there are more than enough events on competitions.
and the skewb is too easy puzzle to solve. There is a large chance of lucky case, and I hate those events what can only be won by luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Should Skewb be an Official Event?
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 2:39 pm 
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Can anyone help me get together the petition? I'm still going to let the poll run, but it seems like almost everyone wants this event.


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 Post subject: Re: Should Skewb be an Official Event?
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 3:30 pm 
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darryl wrote:
While it isn't actually a Rubik's product, I do think it's common enough that it should be included. I would say if it is included, the Pyraminx should be included as well.

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Pyraminx is included.

About skewb, personally it is not my favourite puzzle, but I think it would fit in in competitions.

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 Post subject: Re: Should Skewb be an Official Event?
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I've never owned a skewb puzzle that could survive speedcubing without shattering into several chunks. :lol:

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heiowge wrote:
I've never owned a skewb puzzle that could survive speedcubing without shattering into several chunks. :lol:
Then you probably have never owned a legitimate one. The Mefferts Skewb is pretty good.

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 Post subject: Re: Should Skewb be an Official Event?
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 7:48 pm 
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This was discussed last October in BK. It is my understanding that if the Skewb were made a competition puzzle something else would have to go. Which should it be? 7^7? 3^3? Megaminx??? Or how about blindfold solving?

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 Post subject: Re: Should Skewb be an Official Event?
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3x3 with feet, or the magics could go. I think that if for no other reason, blindfolded should stay because it gets a lot of publicity. some people solve skewb unofficially and they enjoy it, and it was an official event a while back. I don't really like it because it's deep cut and that makes it awkward to solve.

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 Post subject: Re: Should Skewb be an Official Event?
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Feet solving should go I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Should Skewb be an Official Event?
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katsmom wrote:
It is my understanding that if the Skewb were made a competition puzzle something else would have to go. Which should it be?


Easy to pick some events that is not enough fun anymore:
-Magic
-Master Magic
-Clock (the original is not mass produced anymore, and the new KO ones are not quite good)
-SQ-1 (not Rubik)
-Megaminx (not Rubik)
-7x7x7 (too large for a competition, and takes lot of time from the time table.)

Will not go, but there is a large part of luck in the good times:
-Pyraminx
-2x2x2
-3x3x3

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Feet solving should go I think.

Feet solve must remain. It gets publicity.

I would like to see on competition some team events like:
-Team BLD
-Team solve (1 turn / competitor)

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Yes, but it should NOT replace the magic.

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 Post subject: Re: Should Skewb be an Official Event?
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 7:22 pm 
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Why does anything have to go? :? I've never been a fan of magic or clock since they aren't twisty puzzles, but you don't usually have EVERY event at each competition. Plus, skewb does not take that long to solve.
P.S. Does anyone know how to help get together a petition for WCA?


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 Post subject: Re: Should Skewb be an Official Event?
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TomZ wrote:
heiowge wrote:
I've never owned a skewb puzzle that could survive speedcubing without shattering into several chunks. :lol:
Then you probably have never owned a legitimate one. The Mefferts Skewb is pretty good.


I only own genuine Meffert's skewbs. Bought in official boxes. They still popped whenever I attempted a solve in less than a minute.

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 Post subject: Re: Should Skewb be an Official Event?
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STILL NEED HELP WITH MAKING A PETITION! :(


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 Post subject: Re: Should Skewb be an Official Event?
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 4:14 pm 
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You may want to ask around on the speedsolving forum: http://www.speedsolving.com/ as there are more speedcubers there. A lot of the people here are collectors, builders, and casual solvers. Good luck!

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Chuckstar74 wrote:
STILL NEED HELP WITH MAKING A PETITION! :(
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