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 Post subject: What does "broken in" mean?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:52 pm 
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Lars Peturs writes on his page:

"In the Swedish championships, the cubes were silicon treated, but they were not "broken in", so we only got about half out normal speed. I won with 40.43 sec..."

What does that mean, "broken in"?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:03 pm 
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well silicone spray has a tendancy to become sticky up to an hour after aplication, if you keep playing with it for a bit after you lube it, the lube 'breaks in' and activates, becoming fully slippy

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I thought it would say more: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=broken%20in

Its an expression that is often used for shoes that have been worn enough to be really comfortable.


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Most cubes need to be played with for a few hours at least (usually before they are first lubed) to wear down the "high spots" in the mechanism -- which may include small molding defects. I would call that process "breaking in".


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