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 Post subject: Puzzle Marathon
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 2:20 pm 
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For a laugh, I have decided to mix up all my puzzles that I can do, and then solve all of them in one sitting, just to see how long it will take. The puzzles I am solving, and their estimated time to complete:
2x2 - 20 seconds
3x3 - 40 seconds
4x4 - 4 minutes (240 seconds)
5x5 - 8 minutes (480 seconds)
square one - 3 minutes (180 seconds)
megaminx - 8 minutes (480 seconds)
tetraminx - 20 seconds
pyraminx - 20 seconds

this is an estimated time of: 1480 seconds or 24 minutes and 40 seconds. I will post the results after. 8-)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 2:52 pm 
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Total time 26:03, I fell down on my 3x3 and 4x4 solve, the 2x2 was average, along with tetra and pyraminx, the 5x5 was a little slow, but I managed a good square one solve time and made a lot of time back solving the megaminx, anyone else done something like this?

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Whoa, that's pretty good! It takes me that long to do the 5x5!

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The weather didn't help either, my hands got very sweaty, especially when it came to the megaminx, which I can't turn fast on the best of days, never mind with slippy hands.

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Good job, next time try to cut some time off. I always thought that there should be a marathon like that in competition. Like putting a scrambled 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 and 5x5 in front of the competitor for a minute (60s) then timing how long it takes to solve them all. Could be interesting to see how people fare over multiple cubes at once.

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Yeah, I have asked for this to be made an event, but the WCA board wasn't very interested in it. I think the relay would be a great event.


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Or you get to make a team? one person per cube?

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I'm actually faster when going through all the sizes in a relay. Set my 4x4 record that way in fact.

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Wow, that really impresses me a lot :shock:

You people are insane for being able to remember all those alghorithms


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There is a thin line between genius and insanity.....

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Pembo wrote:
There is a thin line between genius and insanity.....


lol

memorizing has never been a problem for me. I know a lot of algs because I recently switched methods. 27 to do corners first. and then 4 to fix the edges. now I use 7 to orientate the corners and 21 to fix what ever is left. learning algs is like a hobbie to me.

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I memorized 10% of ZBF2L in 2 hours and a week later (now) i can still do them all.But when i first started i could barely remember 4-5 in a day.The longer you cube the easier it is to remember stuff :P


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I agree. and in reality, if you use the Frank Morris method on big cubes, you onyl need to learn 1-2 algs on top of the 3x3 solve, and then the three parity combos at the end. Most of it can be done intuitively, just apply wat you know.

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yeash that's sort of the point i'm making.20 pages is alot haha you would be good at blindfold cubing.


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Apok wrote:
I agree. and in reality, if you use the Frank Morris method on big cubes, you onyl need to learn 1-2 algs on top of the 3x3 solve, and then the three parity combos at the end. Most of it can be done intuitively, just apply wat you know.

Apok

I only know one algorithm for setting up edges, works for both 4x4 and 5x5.

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When I said 1-2, I meant the alg that solves the last two pairs, additional to the workhorse alg I use to pair edges. Then again, it's more like an intuitive thing, and came up with the setup on my own, so I say 1-2, plus parities.

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I'm finding my biggest problem with the cube right now is my memory. It's always been a bit spotty. That and I've not found an alternate solution that I'm comfortable with.

But about the marathon, what would we have to do to get the WCA interested in the event?
I haven't made it to a turney yet, and would love to, but I feel this would be a great event...kinda like a triatholon.

-adam-

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A relay would be nice, but it would be easily won by the fastest 5x5 solver, unless he/she is very slow on the smaller cubes (which is unlikely). This is because there is more variation in 5x5 times. Example: 15sec + 30sec + 1:00 + 2:00 < 5sec + 15sec + 1:00 + 2:30, even though the former has relatively slow 2x2 and 3x3 times.

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I think a competition like this would motivate people to spread their focus across the different types of puzzles. That would be a good thing in my book.


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