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 Post subject: Help choosing Shapeways puzzle
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:06 pm 
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I was saving up to buy a Tom Z Shapeways puzzle-I like either the Compy Skewb or the Dino Skewb. To me the Compy Skewb looks more interesting. Out of those two which one do you guys think I should get? Opinions, anyone?


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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing Shapeways puzzle
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:18 am 
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I have got both.
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If I had to chose just one, I would probably go for the Compy Skewb.

EDIT: Left is TomZ's Dino Skewb, right TomZ's Compy Skewb.

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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing Shapeways puzzle
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:38 pm 
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Konrad wrote:
I have got both.
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If I had to chose just one, I would probably go for the Compy Skewb.

Can the Dino Skewb (Calvin's Lattice cube) be reduced to a skewb? Or does it only trisect the corners

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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing Shapeways puzzle
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:18 pm 
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TheCubingKyle wrote:
...Can the Dino Skewb (Calvin's Lattice cube) be reduced to a skewb? Or does it only trisect the corners
Maybe, I don't understand the question.
The Dino Skewb from TomZ and the Lattice Cube are very much different puzzles.
A good solving strategy for the Dino Skewb is reducing it to a Dino Cube. (pair two corners - tips with two stickers- and two centres). I think this is much simpler than reducing it to a Skewb.

The Dino Skweb allows Skewb turns (deep cut turns) and Dino turns. If you do Skewb turns only the corner triplet would stay together.
The Lattice Cube was designed by Okamoto and we all hope to get one from Calvin soon. It is described as a Master Dino.

You might want to do a search in the Museum for pictures.

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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing Shapeways puzzle
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:50 pm 
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I meant the puzzle on the left but you also answered the question thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing Shapeways puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:52 am 
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I just assembled both this week, coincidentally. I also like the Compy Skewb better. My Dino Skewb is difficult to turn once. Actually I have only been able to turn it once. Tom's designs are above reproach so it's probably a "swollen" print. But the Compy Skewb is great!

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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing Shapeways puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:10 am 
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Sounds like you have a bad print. My Dino Skewb turns quite well.

"Swollen" is a really good and accurate term for the type of print flaw I think you're describing.

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 Post subject: Re: Help choosing Shapeways puzzle
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:07 pm 
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TheCubingKyle wrote:
I meant the puzzle on the left but you also answered the question thanks
Left is TomZ's Dino Skewb. Why did you say "Dino Skewb (Calvin's Lattice cube)"???
TheCubingKyle wrote:
Konrad wrote:
I have got both.
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If I had to chose just one, I would probably go for the Compy Skewb.

Can the Dino Skewb (Calvin's Lattice cube) be reduced to a skewb? Or does it only trisect the corners

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