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 Post subject: ColdsolvingPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:35 am

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Location: Eastern Michigan University (Minnesota at heart)
Well, I live in a climate where subfreezing temperatures are not uncommon from November to May, or even a bigger time frame.

Anyways, today was 7 degrees F, which is aboue -14 degrees C if the online converter I'm using is correct. And this is not including windchill.

If you haven't solved it cold weather before, it is not an easy task at all. It's harder to grip my cube actually with it's textured cube smith stickers when I'm in sub freezing weather. Not to mention you hands start stinging and it's harder to move your hands.

Perhaps there should be a "Cold solving" record thingy?

Like, you take your time, and then divide it by the number of degrees below zero (celsius) and there's your coldsolving number?

 Or should we divide it at all? What you go is what you get?

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 Post subject: Re: ColdsolvingPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:34 am

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Location: Rochester, MN
xcool wrote:
Or should we even divide the time by zero?

Many math people might disagree with this method

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 Post subject: Re: ColdsolvingPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:09 am

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Location: Eastern Michigan University (Minnesota at heart)
blogan wrote:
xcool wrote:
Or should we even divide the time by zero?

Many math people might disagree with this method
Wow. I was really tired when I type this up and I can't believe I made that typo.

I meant, "Should we even divide it at all?"

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:21 pm

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I wouldn't recommend having a record for it. Cubing with cold hands is dangerous to your fingers' health...

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:52 pm

Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: California
i've done this for 'fun' tried to time myself in cold weather, it is pretty difficult, and i've noticed the cube turns very differently in cold vs hot weather (sometimes on the way to the tourneys mike and i would put our cubes in the dashboard to heat them up and they'd turn awesome) but unless you have little weak fingers i doubt its anymore of a risk than regular cubing is.

i have another 'cold cubing' definition that i use, i wonder if any of you have done this. at night before i go to bed, sometimes i'll scramble something and right when i wake up try and solve it. its pretty frustrating honestly, its like the gas is floored but the engine is still in neutral lol.

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:52 pm

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I'm not saying to take an average or anything. Just a quick solve. Under a minute in most cases.

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:55 pm

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Location: Eastern Michigan University (Minnesota at heart)
rxdeath wrote:
i've done this for 'fun' tried to time myself in cold weather, it is pretty difficult, and i've noticed the cube turns very differently in cold vs hot weather (sometimes on the way to the tourneys mike and i would put our cubes in the dashboard to heat them up and they'd turn awesome) but unless you have little weak fingers i doubt its anymore of a risk than regular cubing is.

i have another 'cold cubing' definition that i use, i wonder if any of you have done this. at night before i go to bed, sometimes i'll scramble something and right when i wake up try and solve it. its pretty frustrating honestly, its like the gas is floored but the engine is still in neutral lol.
I've made several times, and only done it once. Haha.

I always forget and go about my normal morning routine.

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:03 pm

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Location: California
its pretty tough to get your normal times i'd say, especially when i do a 5x5, it gets ugly at 7 am.

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:07 pm

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rxdeath wrote:
its pretty tough to get your normal times i'd say, especially when i do a 5x5, it gets ugly at 7 am.
I need to get faster at the 5x5 pretty bad, but my 5x5 is broken. Instead of buying 12 center pieces from cube smith, I'm just going to continue waiting for christmas and hopefully some EastSheens.

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:19 pm

Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: California
eastsheen.....blasphemy. what i did is buy a couple professors and the crappiest one i disassembled for pieces. i've not had to buy another yet and that was over a year ago, and i snap inner corners like its going out of style, at berkeley, i snapped 2. the big thing about 5x5 is once you have the pieces (not core) broken in, they should follow you around. my prof is the same pieces on core #3. you do need to find a good core to make it worth while, but i think its worth it to keep those pieces that have been worn in. i think my best wake up solve is like 3:30 lol.

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:22 pm

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See, I'm just a high school kid, working on a high schooler's budget, so buying multiple 5x5s isn't exactly a good choice if I want to pay for college.

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:30 pm

Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: California
yeah but you only need 1 more.

i'll start a buy xcool a parts 5x5 fund, i got 3\$ for you. haha

if only colleges offered rubiks scholarships

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:32 pm

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rxdeath wrote:
yeah but you only need 1 more.

i'll start a buy xcool a parts 5x5 fund, i got 3\$ for you. haha

if only colleges offered rubiks scholarships
Then I would be set. Haha.

I still play with Gabbasoft every so often, so it's all good.

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:37 pm

Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:05 am
Location: Eastern Michigan University (Minnesota at heart)
Well, it was nice talking with you Frank, but I'm actually in school as we speak, and this class is over in less than a minute, so bye. =P

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:40 pm

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There is a page on solves when you first wake up on http://www.speedcubing.com

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:24 pm

Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: California
i'm not frank. frank is kal el on here, if you think that because of the site, i did it with him. if you look at the bottom it says rx.and.edesigns and frank morris i'm the rx

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 Post subject: Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:11 am

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rxdeath wrote:
i'm not frank. frank is kal el on here, if you think that because of the site, i did it with him. if you look at the bottom it says rx.and.edesigns and frank morris i'm the rx
My apologies.

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 Post subject: Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:48 pm

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Location: California
we'll let it slide this time

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:18 pm

Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:02 pm
Location: Ohio
Its hard as hell for me to solve my cube on the way to my bus stop in the morning.... I hat5e it but i need the practice

-FireWezul

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:51 pm

Joined: Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:50 pm
Location: the USA
I hate solving cold because like the silicone gets all like, yuck, and my hands, that is the worst part.

One night I was on the computer, and then went to my dining room table to cube, and like I couldn't move my hands I was getting times in excesss of like 1:30, I was like uh, so I ran my hands under warm/hot water for like a minutes, and then my hands were still a little slow.

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:54 pm

Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:49 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
cubing sucks when it's cold for me- i have basically no skin on my right thumb from skateboarding (skaters know what i mean) so when i cube i only end up making my thumb sore- the cold only makes it worse, then all my fingers get sore

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 Post subject: Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:08 am

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usulaly Im outside when people want me to solve but they're amazed all the same.

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 Post subject: Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:39 pm

Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:49 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
It's even more annoying when you are getting close to the end of the solve, and then mess up an alg or something stupid like that. 4x4 in the cold also sucks really bad

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:49 pm

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Location: NY, USA
Trying to solve in the cold can be extremely annoying, but it's not as bad as trying to do one-handed on a sort of stiff Rubik's brand 4x4x4 or 5x5x5. It's not fun.

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:35 pm

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Location: Pennsylvania
ha, no argument there

thats why i use eastsheen! I love my 4x4...

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:45 am

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I'm in minnesota and we had a streak of -20 and worse weather this winter. I think the body gets used to it...but if you just can get a portable heater and solve inside. Also instead of cold weather averages it should be solves w/ gloves or mittens on.

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:43 pm

Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:05 am
Location: Eastern Michigan University (Minnesota at heart)
gamemeister27 wrote:
I'm in minnesota and we had a streak of -20 and worse weather this winter. I think the body gets used to it...but if you just can get a portable heater and solve inside. Also instead of cold weather averages it should be solves w/ gloves or mittens on.
Where in Minnesota?

I'm in Chanhassen (by Minnetonka)
Darren Grewe is in New Ulm
and Bryan Logan is in Rochester (I'm meeting him this weekend.)

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:43 pm

Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2000 2:51 am
Location: New Ulm, Minnesota, USA
xcool wrote:
gamemeister27 wrote:
I'm in minnesota and we had a streak of -20 and worse weather this winter. I think the body gets used to it...but if you just can get a portable heater and solve inside. Also instead of cold weather averages it should be solves w/ gloves or mittens on.
Where in Minnesota?

I'm in Chanhassen (by Minnetonka)
Darren Grewe is in New Ulm
and Bryan Logan is in Rochester (I'm meeting him this weekend.)

I'd love to meat both of you for the first time(gamemeister27 and xcool). We should have a MN get together one of these days.

I'd love come to but don't want to intrude.

Am I the only loves cold weather? LOL

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:07 pm

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Haha, I remember I had to ask if I cold leave school early at my pricipal to be able to go to the German Open. Of course he wanted a demonstration first. I just came from outside and my hands were freezing. I was just sub-20 back then but I did it in 35 sec

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:56 pm

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Darren Grewe wrote:
xcool wrote:
gamemeister27 wrote:
I'm in minnesota and we had a streak of -20 and worse weather this winter. I think the body gets used to it...but if you just can get a portable heater and solve inside. Also instead of cold weather averages it should be solves w/ gloves or mittens on.
Where in Minnesota?

I'm in Chanhassen (by Minnetonka)
Darren Grewe is in New Ulm
and Bryan Logan is in Rochester (I'm meeting him this weekend.)

I'd love to meat both of you for the first time(gamemeister27 and xcool). We should have a MN get together one of these days.

I'd love come to but don't want to intrude.

Am I the only loves cold weather? LOL
That would be pretty awesome. I loved meeting Bryan this weekend.

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:26 pm

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Location: New Ulm, Minnesota, USA
xcool wrote:
Darren Grewe wrote:
xcool wrote:
[quote="gamemeister27"]I'm in minnesota and we had a streak of -20 and worse weather this winter. I think the body gets used to it...but if you just can get a portable heater and solve inside. Also instead of cold weather averages it should be solves w/ gloves or mittens on.
Where in Minnesota?

I'm in Chanhassen (by Minnetonka)
Darren Grewe is in New Ulm
and Bryan Logan is in Rochester (I'm meeting him this weekend.)

I'd love to meat both of you for the first time(gamemeister27 and xcool). We should have a MN get together one of these days.

I'd love come to but don't want to intrude.

Am I the only loves cold weather? LOL
That would be pretty awesome. I loved meeting Bryan this weekend.[/quote]

You still want to meat me? I hope!!! I have a MP, PC, GC, HMP or T, MB, HP to show you.

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:29 am

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Darren Grewe wrote:
That would be pretty awesome. I loved meeting Bryan this weekend.

You still want to meat me? I hope!!! I have a MP, PC, GC, HMP or T, MB, HP to show you.[/quote]

I don't know about meating you. But I'll surely meet you.

Man, I'm so envious of your collection.

Have you totaled up your collection for an estimated value? Haha.

I recently did and I laugh because my whole collection is worth less than some of your individual puzzles.

\$750.

So let's take a quick look.

Master Pyraminx: \$620 at time of sale
Pyraminx Crystal: Over \$1000
Golden Cube: Over \$1000
Mental Block: On the inexpensive side. I don't know where.
Hexagonal Prism: Don't know, but it's still a Fisher puzzle so it must be worth a lot.

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:02 pm

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xcool wrote:
xcool wrote:
Darren Grewe wrote:
That would be pretty awesome. I loved meeting Bryan this weekend.

You still want to meat me? I hope!!! I have a MP, PC, GC, HMP or T, MB, HP to show you.

I don't know about meating you. But I'll surely meet you.

Man, I'm so envious of your collection.

Have you totaled up your collection for an estimated value? Haha.

I recently did and I laugh because my whole collection is worth less than some of your individual puzzles.

\$750.

So let's take a quick look.

Master Pyraminx: \$620 at time of sale
Pyraminx Crystal: Over \$1000
Golden Cube: Over \$1000
Mental Block: On the inexpensive side. I don't know where.
Hexagonal Prism: Don't know, but it's still a Fisher puzzle so it must be worth a lot.

Heres a estimate.

viewtopic.php?p=13808#13808

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:28 pm

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Darren Grewe wrote:

\$3500?!?!

It's got to be a lot more that that.

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 Post subject: Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:30 am

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Lot's of "meating" going on in this thread. I thought this was a puzzle site but it looks like it's a personals site as well.

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 Post subject: Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:53 pm

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hoakyman wrote:
Lot's of "meating" going on in this thread. I thought this was a puzzle site but it looks like it's a personals site as well.

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:06 am

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;D|-<

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:53 pm

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Myke wins, that stick figure he drew was absolutely amazing!

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:30 pm

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Lol because that definintly has some small trace of something to do with this thread...

well...

You're right! It was excellent... I guess I'm just mad that I dont have mad skillz like myke...

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:40 pm

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FireWezul wrote:
Lol because that definintly has some small trace of something to do with this thread...

I'll bet that Myke's coldsolving skills aren't as good as his stick figure skillz!!! (wonder what Jeff is up to?)

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:56 pm

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Yeah that is true. I just like stick figures cause that is the closest thing I
can draw to a person. :) >-|D: (oh no!)

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:42 pm

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what is your best cold solve?

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:01 pm

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I don't know but it is a lot slower.

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:53 pm

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Location: Pennsylvania
ha, that works for me

I won't be able to do any cold solves for a while, seeing as summer is rolling around!! And summer also means more skating, paintballing, tramping, and generally less cubing.... Oh well, i hope to be sub 20 by the time school lets out (2 or 3 months from now)

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:13 pm

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Speedy McFastfast wrote:
ha, that works for me

I won't be able to do any cold solves for a while, seeing as summer is rolling around!! And summer also means more skating, paintballing, tramping, and generally less cubing.... Oh well, i hope to be sub 20 by the time school lets out (2 or 3 months from now)

I used to make goals like that...hopefully you aren't a procrastinator like me..

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:11 pm

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Ha ha, the way I look at it, I am about 25 seconds right now. Learn some more OLL, learn some more tricks, get faster, break in my cube... it will take about two months to do so, and at that point I should stand a chance at being sub 20.

Besides that, this has been a goal of mine ever since I hit 30 seconds, I just didn't bother really thinking hard about it till now.

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