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 Post subject: Cut-off Equator VIDEO added!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:25 pm 
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Okay, so i just got this puzzle from a freind who bougth it for about 1 dollar at a yardsale.

This puzzle seems to be very old, (like 10 or 20 years? hard to tell couse it has paint/colored plastic and not stickers)
this is why when i first got it (a few hours ago) it was way to stiff,
after i lubed it with silicone spray it now moves softly though,

I looked it up (searched google images for "Spherical sliding puzzle") and i think its called a Cut-off Equator,
thats pretty much all the info i could find.

As for the size, i dont have the exact measurements but its roughly the same size as as ES 4x4.

Basically its just a round sliding puzzle, it has 30 moving peices.

Theres 6 "sides" with 5 peices that needs to be solved, 2 of them are numbers (1 to 5), 1 side has letters (A to E), another side has smiley faces on them,
and then theres a side with spheres on it and one with flowers (or something).

Ok, im making this post to ask you all if you have any more info on this puzzle, when/where/why and by whom it was made and such
lol, the "why" was ment as a joke :wink:

Heres video, sry for bad quality

I took a quick picture with my cellphone. (hard to get good ligthing at 12:30 AM :roll: )
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[EDIT]: ohh.. and heres the image i found on google: http://www.tiex.de/cubecorner/protected ... ic1304.jpg
this one does not have the exact same "sticker" pattern or plastic color though

PS: this is basically my first "serious" post in a forum, so if i did anything wrong please let me know :oops:.


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 Post subject: Re: Cut-off Equator? / old puzzle (what is it?)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:34 pm 
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First off, you didnt do anything wrong:) :wink:

To bad, I had this box of the puzzle wich was a DIY version. I got my FTO inside one of these boxes.

Is it hard to solve?

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 Post subject: Re: Cut-off Equator? / old puzzle (what is it?)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:41 pm 
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Despite the simple concept its somewhat of a challenge, i havent given it much effort though. the thing that makes it hard is the fact that the parts can get rotated so like 1 side can have 1 peice 90 or 180 degrees wrong, and fixing it without messing up the rest can be a pain :wink:.

Oh, and i dont mean like 1 piece flipped, ( that would be parity? ) more like some random peices flipped.

Hmm.. should i perhaps upload a quick video to show how it turns/looks tommorow?
not now though... now i need to sleep :)


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 Post subject: Re: Cut-off Equator? / old puzzle (what is it?)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:44 pm 
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PixelSalt wrote:
Despite the simple concept its somewhat of a challenge, i havent given it much effort though. the thing that makes it hard is the fact that the parts can get rotated so like 1 side can have 1 peice 90 or 180 degrees wrong, and fixing it without messing up the rest can be a pain :wink:.

Oh, and i dont mean like 1 piece flipped, ( that would be parity? ) more like some random peices flipped.

Hmm.. should i perhaps upload a quick video to show how it turns/looks tommorow?
not now though... now i need to sleep :)

That would be really cool. I would definitely be interested in watching that.

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 Post subject: Re: Cut-off Equator VIDEO added!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:08 am 
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okay, ive added the video link to the description :wink:


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