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 Post subject: Advice on loosening Rubik's 5x5x5?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:19 pm 
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Now that my Rubik's 5x5x5 has new Cubesmith tiles, it's back into use; but I'm not sure how to get rid of the stiffness for speedsolving. I've already lubricated it with silicone, but it's still fairly tight.
Any ideas out there?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 1:57 am 
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I would like to know that, too. I twisted it around for a bit and used some silicone spray. It turns a bit better now but it's still quite painful.


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what i did was take it a part spray every piece with silcone spray put it back together but before you put on the LL spray the inside the put to The LL on and scramble it

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My 5x5x5 isn't quite ready for speedcubing either. I got this suggestion from Kal el in an earlier post. Just keep turning the puzzle. He even suggested (not solving) but twisting it while watching t.v.

It makes sense to me. There is a lot of surface area and many pieces, and compared to the 3x3x3 the change is gigantic. I would guess over 1000 solves to clean up the 3x3x3 (mine is also not quite ready) and probably 10000 on the 5x5x5.

Hope this helps

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Rick Mazzante wrote:
what i did was take it a part spray every piece with silcone spray put it back together but before you put on the LL spray the inside the put to The LL on and scramble it
Punctuation is your friend.

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Yeah, I remember that advice Frank gave us a while ago Wronginthehead, and it seems like he said that you had to find a 'good' cube too, that some would never be good speedcubes regardless of the effort put into them. Sad really, but the Rubik's design that most people use is just that way, hit or miss. I'm hoping the Olympicube 5x5 will one day solve the problems.

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xcool wrote:
Rick Mazzante wrote:
what i did was take it a part spray every piece with silcone spray put it back together but before you put on the LL spray the inside the put to The LL on and scramble it
Punctuation is your friend.


only use it in school

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Yeah Apok, I can't wait to get a hold of the olympicube 5x5x5.

The Rubik's design tends to jam up on me and it gets fairly annoying.

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Mine always did a lot of popping, and one of the rivets eventually popped out too. Not fun.

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I guess the best thing for it is more use and silicone now and then. Thanks.


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