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 Post subject: Fun Challenge-Mirror Solving
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:33 pm 
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I have a fun and surprisingly dfficult challenge for you all. Stand in front of a mirror with the puzzle of your choice (preferably one you're good at speedsolving) and solve while looking solely at the reflection, not the real puzzle. I can solve the 3x3x3 in an average in the low 20's. I was around a minute and a half the first few times I tried mirror solving. It's a lot of fun and not easy.

If you try it, post what puzzle you tried with, your normal time, and the mirror time. See if you can get anywhere close to your normal times!

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Challenge-Mirror Solving
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:24 pm 
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3x3x3. Didn't time myself to reduce being pressured to rush. But I'd say around 3-5 minutes. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Challenge-Mirror Solving
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:41 pm 
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I tried it before with 3x3x3. It was a complete disaster. After a lot of effort I finished the cross on bottom. I kept making mistakes on f2l, then I gave up.

It's like crossing your arms and riding a bicycle (left hand on the right handle, right hand on the left handle). I tried once, but I fell two seconds later.

edit: I just did a successful solve. It took 4 min.

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Challenge-Mirror Solving
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:58 pm 
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I tried this with a 3x3 a couple of times. The first time, I failed horribly. The second time, I got it, but it took me 10 minutes. The third time, I managed to cut that time in half, and got a 5 minute solve.

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Challenge-Mirror Solving
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:15 pm 
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I used to be really good at this a few years ago. My time used to be the same as my non mirror solves, 30 seconds :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Challenge-Mirror Solving
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:21 am 
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I did this with a fisher cube a while back, the solve had to be atleast 5 minutes long. But you sort of get the hang of doing the opposite of what you think you need to do.


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 Post subject: Re: Fun Challenge-Mirror Solving
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:36 pm 
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very fun
first try i got 1:58.19
coulda gone faster if i had tried a bit harder but it was fun

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