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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:46 am 
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The Megaminx I have now is a good puzzle (tiled from Mefferts) but doesn't want to turn unless it has to. It's literally impossible to do one-handed. Since I want to use it for speedsolving, I need to find a way to get it to turn better... does anyone know how?

Please don't just post a link to Stefan Pochmann's page - I've read it, but it doesn't help me much because I don't know what springs would be good or where to get them. (Of course, if you do know that, it would be very helpful.)

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O crap, wrong post sorry!


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Well, lubrication, ya, um, maybe try sanding out some of the manufacturing imperfections. Otherwise, I can't really help you, Maybe just try just turning one face over and over to kind of break it in. X 12 of course.


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there was a post awhile ago, stating that sometimes the megaminx are a hit or miss from meffert's...

but the one I use all the time, has had to been broken in for a long time. i twist/turn it pretty much everyday for a few months before it turned easier. still probably not great for speedcubing, but i can turn it with one hand without it locking up.

so either get another one and hope it'll be better, twist/turn it for a long time to break it in, or go to stefan's page :P and find the springs you need to mod the 'minx....

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From what I heard, there really isn't any other way to speed up a megaminx other than getting different springs, lubing it and sanding the edge pieces. From what I've read that's what a lot of the speed Megaminxers do.

I'm in the same boat. I didn't want to replace my springs but it turns out I may eventually have to do that. Just waiting till I find the right springs.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:07 pm 
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I've already done lubing... sanding is easy, but I'm not going to bother until I get better springs. That will only make it lock up less, not turn better.

I wonder if Stefan said anything about the springs on the Yahoo speedcubing group... *searches*
Stefan linked to viewtopic.php?t=5516
The topic creator says he uses
springs from http://www.federnshop.com (D-077)
washers from http://www.skiffy.com (041030240952).

Maybe we should do some kind of group order...? The washers only come in packets of 1000 and the topic creator used ~72 for a Megaminx.

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Very Good Idea!


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Anyone know if the Omega Studios spring kits will work on the Megaminx?

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Think I asked that a while ago here on the forums, I forget the answer though, I'll email him.

EDIT, So anyone doing this, I know I would probably get 1 Megaminxes worth of springs and washers...It would be nice if this person would be in the US, then shipping to US people would be cheap and quick


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