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 Post subject: Speed orbing
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:16 am 
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I just went sub 2 minutes on the Orb-It.

Has anyone else tryed solving this puzzle for speed?

I think sub 90 is possible.

I think I can combine some of the steps of my method.


If anyone wants me to type it up, I will.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:07 pm 
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I've never attempted to time myself with the orb-it, but you bring up a good point. I'm wondering if it's possible to turn an orb-it into a speed orb-it. I notice the little beads always get caught, and that slows me down more than anything. I would imagine some silicone spray would help, but that would just be so messy. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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perhaps adding a very tight spring in between the two halfs? just enough tension so that a bead can "snap" into place. But if it's any looser, you might get pops... and god only knows how bad a pop on that puzzle could be.

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I find the biggest problem lining back up the beads. Other than that, I'm fine. I'll try to get a video of a fast 2 minute-ish solve sometime soon.

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Just went a 1:19.85. I need to make a nice video of it.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:39 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46ZeA8ce6F8

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Very cool. The scary thing is it looks like you could do it way faster if you reduce recognition time, so if you're already beating the record as you are, just imagine what a little improvement will do.

I've never touched the Orb-it, and I'm not even sure I could solve one.

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Clayne H. wrote:
Very cool. The scary thing is it looks like you could do it way faster if you reduce recognition time, so if you're already beating the record as you are, just imagine what a little improvement will do.

I've never touched the Orb-it, and I'm not even sure I could solve one.


Yea, I noticed that too. Also, some of it is lining up the beads better.

As for solving it, It's fairly simple. I figured it out in 10 minutes. About the same time as the Rubik's clock.

It's actually rather fun. I recommend getting one.

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I've never tried a Rubik's Clock either :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Clayne H. wrote:
I've never tried a Rubik's Clock either :cry: :cry: :cry:
I definately suggest both.

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 Post subject: Pochmann Method
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:41 am 
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Rubik's clock is very cool. Especially if you use the Pochmann Method. Very effective.


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