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 Post subject: Got an Axis Cube !!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:10 pm 
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My Axis Cube just arrived!

This puzzle is really wonderful.

Well stickered, turns really smooth, and, when scrambled, quickly becomes a beast! :D


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Thanks for this awesome puzzle, Frank! :)

I'll post a video solving this puzzle in two weeks. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Got an Axis Cube !!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:42 pm 
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woah, thats awesome dude, how much did that set you back 8-) :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Got an Axis Cube !!
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ndgamer4life wrote:
woah, thats awesome dude, how much did that set you back 8-) :?:


I paid $125 USD for one.

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Glad you like it, Sun! I'm looking forward to seeing a video of a solve. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Got an Axis Cube !!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:05 am 
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thats pretty chill man, can you solve it yet?

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ndgamer4life wrote:
thats pretty chill man, can you solve it yet?


I have not tried solving it yet.

After having a good nights of sleep, I'll finally scramble this puzzle.

I guess it wouldn't be too hard to solve since it is basically a 3x3x3.

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leonid wrote:
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I guess it wouldn't be too hard to solve since it is basically a 3x3x3.


Definitely that.
But beware not to be disturbed in the midst of an algorithm you don't know off pat.
This made me restart at the beginning several times already.

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Georges wrote:
leonid wrote:
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I guess it wouldn't be too hard to solve since it is basically a 3x3x3.


Definitely that.
But beware not to be disturbed in the midst of an algorithm you don't know off pat.
This made me restart at the beginning several times already.


That happened to me a number of times during my first Gigaminx solve! Every time i got lost in the middle of an algorithm I could feel my heart sink as I would try to undo the algorithm or salvage whatever I could out of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Got an Axis Cube !!
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Wow that looks really nice. Very clean and even surfaces. I didn't know that these were still being made and started to think that flambore had forgotten about us with all the excitement of other new puzzle projects :(

I'm glad that he hasn't though! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Got an Axis Cube !!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:10 am 
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Tried to scramble and solve the Axis Cube today.

I was totally confused when I align the parts to perform a turn.

Also, parts that looked identical actually had to be in different orientation, which confused me even more.

The first solve took me about 20 minutes, very long time considering that I solve normal 3x3x3 cubes in 20 seconds in average.

Yeah, despite being a 3x3x3 mod, it turned out to be pretty difficult.


.. and I LOVE difficult puzzles. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Got an Axis Cube !!
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Scott Bedard wrote:

That happened to me a number of times during my first Gigaminx solve! Every time i got lost in the middle of an algorithm I could feel my heart sink as I would try to undo the algorithm or salvage whatever I could out of it.


Gigaminx solves are pure hell. Especially physical solves, ie non-simulated solves

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 Post subject: Re: Got an Axis Cube !!
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Garrett wrote:
Scott Bedard wrote:

That happened to me a number of times during my first Gigaminx solve! Every time i got lost in the middle of an algorithm I could feel my heart sink as I would try to undo the algorithm or salvage whatever I could out of it.


Gigaminx solves are pure hell. Especially physical solves, ie non-simulated solves
Yeah, I played with your gigaminx v1.5 at caltech and though it's clearly a nice puzzle, it's definitely not a puzzle to speed-solve. Simulated solves, on the other hand, are always nice and smooth. I just looked at my time on GB, and I know I can cut off a bunch of time, which I'm about to do.

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 Post subject: Re: Got an Axis Cube !!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:57 pm 
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I'm working on improving it. I sat down with it a few days ago and theres really lots of things to fix, I never noticed them before because the white plastic covers up faults so well. Hopefully next time theres a competition it will be much, much nicer :D

Still not speedsolveable though. Maybe the v2, but never v1.5 or lower.

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 Post subject: Re: Got an Axis Cube !!
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Garrett wrote:
Scott Bedard wrote:

That happened to me a number of times during my first Gigaminx solve! Every time i got lost in the middle of an algorithm I could feel my heart sink as I would try to undo the algorithm or salvage whatever I could out of it.


Gigaminx solves are pure hell. Especially physical solves, ie non-simulated solves


I don't agree, especially since I have had replacement parts :-)
For me Golden Cube solves are pure hell.

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 Post subject: Re: Got an Axis Cube !!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:22 am 
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Interesting. My V1 gigaminx is unsolvable, because occasionally an entire layer will pop off. Luckily Drew fixed that problem with his 1.5, and now I can solve my gigaminx without pop related issues.

I wouldn't know about the golden cubes. Maybe in a few months when the black version comes out I will :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Got an Axis Cube !!
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I must admit I have to be very careful when turning the gigaminx.
But it can be solved like a megaminx which I can solve easily.
I spoke only of solving ability, not of popping.
As to the popping aspect, the gigaminx will be solved at most once a year.

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