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 Post subject: Solving TypesPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2002 6:28 am

Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2001 8:31 am
Location: New York
For those of you who solve by only making U and R turns, or U and L or anything like that, i am in need of an algorithm that will do the following on a 3x3.
Invert 2 adjacent edges in the U layer, without disturbing the other layers. There must be somebody who knows an algo like this....

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 Post subject: Mgiht have an answer...Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2002 6:39 am

Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2002 1:51 am
Location: USA
If you mean having all the pieces in place except for 2, each of which is in the right place but incorrectly oriented, then simply turn a few faces to get them across from each other on the top face (front and back of top face) then perform the following move: V U V U V U2 V- U V- U V- U2. Then if needed, solve the puzzle in a few simple moves. Hope this helps!

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 Post subject: Re: Mgiht have an answer...Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2002 6:40 am

Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2001 8:31 am
Location: New York
What is V? the slice between R and L?

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 Post subject: Never mindPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2002 7:29 am

Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2001 8:31 am
Location: New York
Never mind, i just tried it as the slice between R and L.
Thanks alot! i just solved my siamese cube!!!

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 Post subject: Well done!!Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2002 1:57 am

Joined: Sun May 27, 2001 7:03 pm
Not bad Tyler, its one of the hard ones to solve! If you are only allowed to use U and R (or whatever, two faces) you cant flip the edges at all. when you are allowed to do slice moves you can however.

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 Post subject: Next?Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2002 2:29 am

Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2001 8:31 am
Location: New York
should i advance to the siamese 4x4 now?
I can solve the 3x3 siamese every time in about 4 minutes per cube

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 Post subject: Why not!Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2002 3:24 am

Joined: Sun May 27, 2001 7:03 pm
Im actually having trouble with that at the moment. Although i dont get all that much time to really have fun with puzzles these days... Have you tried solving a fused cube? You can also do other "subgroups". Eg, mess it up by just turning F and R, and then fix it using the same faces. another good on is to use F,B,L,R.

By the way, I won a large cube on ebay which came yesterday. it is sooo huge! i couldnt stop laughing when i opened it!

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 Post subject: Size?Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2002 4:07 am

Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2001 8:31 am
Location: New York
How big?
Tiled?
is the seller peter-pan or something like that?
I ordered one from him
90mm!!!!

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 Post subject: Thats the one!Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2002 4:28 am

Joined: Sun May 27, 2001 7:03 pm
Yeah it was peter pan... I dont know what theyre worth or anything, but i didnt pay much for it. i think he sells heaps of them so probably noone is interested in buying them from him anymore. its tiled, about 90 mm i actually havent measured it, but each cubie is about as big a these tiny cubes i got from a toy store...

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 Post subject: Re: Thats the one!Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2002 5:21 am

Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2001 8:31 am
Location: New York
I emailed him about them a few weeks ago... Asked him to hold me one. He sold it to me for \$15.20 shipped via airmail. Pretty good deal i think. Does it come in a box james?
This is the same brand as the set wayne found

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 Post subject: Re:Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2002 7:29 am

Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2002 1:51 am
Location: USA
Sorry I forgot to mention that.

BTW: do you have any info on my question below? Thanks!

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 Post subject: No boxPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2002 7:30 am

Joined: Sun May 27, 2001 7:03 pm
There wasnt a box, and its not a real good quality cube, but then again ive never heard of any good quality large cubes... im not sure what the brand is either. peter pan sent it quickly though, and packed it well.

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 Post subject: qualityPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2002 12:55 pm

Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2001 8:31 am
Location: New York
Maybe ill duplicate it, with solid blocks. would that increase the quality????

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 Post subject: Re: That's the One!Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2002 5:21 am

Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2002 1:51 am
Location: USA
What a coincidence! Got mine in the mail today too! Pretty cool.

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 Post subject: DependsPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2002 6:00 am

Joined: Sun May 27, 2001 7:03 pm
The plastic used isnt very nice, and also the tiles are pretty bad quality...

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 Post subject: Alternate tiles?Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2002 6:00 am

Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2001 8:31 am
Location: New York
where would i go to get my own shaped tiles?

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