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 Post subject: Cubeing InjuriesPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:16 pm

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How do you (personally) prevent cubing injuries? I do alot of cubing and I
don't want to hurt myself.

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:25 pm

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Warm up before speedsolving.
Only thing really.

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:16 pm

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Would you warm up by solving it slowly and then gradualy get faster?

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:43 pm

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Exactly.
Try to cube in a warm room too.

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:54 pm

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On the subject of warming up, I usually get my best averages after a nice, long, hot shower. It helps a lot. After the shower, the 2nd or 3rd average is usually the best of the set.

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:52 am

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krazy glued my thumb on a tile!

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:38 am

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i almost had an incident like that with krazy glue lol, I was gluing a broken kernel back together and holding it tightly with both thumbs, but realized my foolishness and removed them in time.

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:52 am

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I was using a chisel to take the center caps off a 3x3 so I could adjust the
tension and the chisel slipped and I cut my finger . My finger is fine
now but I might have a scar. I also was not using gloves.

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:14 pm

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http://www.planet-puzzle.com/cubesolved ... astest.zip

watch the end

katsu doesn't like injuries either.

i thought it was funny?

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:53 pm

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Haha!

wow, that's a crazy video..

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:21 pm

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What is the thing he picks up when it says "Please don't hurt your hand"?

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:48 pm

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K wrote:
What is the thing he picks up when it says "Please don't hurt your hand"?

I don't know...I was assuming a lotion or something that eases joint pain or something. I dunno..

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:56 pm

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I think Adam Zamora holds the record for worst puzzle related injury, but i'll let him tell you about it

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:02 pm

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wow, so i guess the unofficial record is 6 seconds now? daaang, thats fast...

EDIT: he should really put that on speedcubing.com... or was the solve optimized?

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:34 pm

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he memorized the cube for hours. he has solved in 5 secs before.

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:26 pm

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oh, darn...

and ona completely different note, i can't honestly say that you can seriously hurt yourself cubing. i skateboard when i'm not cubing, so i'm jumping off loading docks, grinding rails/ledges, etc, and injuries include rolling ankles and spraining wrists. you guys mean to tell me that you can get hurt cubing? worst i've ever done was gotten a tile corner under my fingernail.

PS. sorry if this sounded mean to anyone, i'm not trying to be, really

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:44 pm

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Hm, well some people say that you can't possibly hurt yourself while playing tennis, but that's just not true...

So the same with Rubik's Cubes...I can definitely see it in the realm of possibility to get injured while cubing.

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:13 pm

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You could get carpal tunnel from cubing a lot.

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:15 pm

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at one point my mom ( a nurse ) said i most likely have carpal tunnel from cubing so i quit for a while.

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:11 pm

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Kyle_A wrote:
at one point my mom ( a nurse ) said i most likely have carpal tunnel from cubing so i quit for a while.

Have or will get? If you have carpal tunnel it hurts a lot.

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:57 am

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my hands were hurting badly, it hurt just to make a fist. i stopped cubing for months a few days after it hurt. i didn't cube that much since so my hands are fine.

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:24 am

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yep that was carpal tunnel. I had goten it too when I used one hand to turn
one face and was averaging around 1:25 sec and used the solution that
came with it. I just stoped for a while and then it got better.

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:02 pm

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kyle, is that why you quit cubing for about a year? i think you said you quit for that long once...

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:12 pm

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yeah

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:15 pm

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I just stoped for about a month. Why a year?

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:10 pm

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i lost interest after months of not cubing.

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 Post subject: Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:11 am

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I stopped for a year. It's just because I go in and out. Sometimes I concentrate a lot more on music or community work or school (just to get out!) and in the process I'll lose touch with my cube. I'm glad I decided to pick it back up again. I think I've been decently faithful..

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 Post subject: Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:32 am

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I had lost intrest in cubing for a couple months and desided to learn a new
faster method.

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 Post subject: Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:10 pm

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i've only been cubing for a few months, and i don't really have many ppl to do it with, so i'm on my own... i guess that means that i'll lose faith alot slower than others...

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 Post subject: Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:46 pm

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Anything can cause carpel if you're not doing it right. If your cube is too tight or you're doing some weird twists, then yes, it might do it. But you can cube without getting carpel.

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 Post subject: Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:10 am

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What do you consider a weird twist? Like L' F L or L F' L.

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 Post subject: Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:20 am

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Myke wrote:
What do you consider a weird twist? Like L' F L or L F' L.

More like arms flying wildly or putting your elbows into it.

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 Post subject: Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:09 am

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D2 B2 U2 without regripping or fingertricks. you just grab one part, and use it in all of the turns

kindof twists your arms around in circles, lol.

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 Post subject: Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:44 pm

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Kind of off topic, but ever since I started cubing, I have had a habit of doing a weird twist when I'm bored.

With your left hand, hold the centerpiece of F and B with your thumb and middle finger, then with your right hand hold corners URF and DRF with your thumb and forefinger, and twist R3 D4 then R4 D4 continuous. (edit: thats R clockwise and D counterclockwise)

I used to do this to loosen my cube after lubing it or if it was cold out. Now I just do it when I am bored... along with solving the cube.

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 Post subject: Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:22 pm

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You can do something interesting like that on a 2x2x2 too... it feels really smooth and weird. With your left hand, hold ULF and ULB; with your right, hold URF and URB. Then do (R2 D'4 R2) repeatedly, like in VertclyChalnged9's thing. If you can get it going fast, it feels like your right and left hands are orbiting around a central core...

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 Post subject: Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:15 am

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That's really cool . It is also really fun too.

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 Post subject: Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:55 am

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lol, it also twists your arms around in circles... probably not healthy, but since when do i do anything healthy?

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:29 pm

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I'm sorry to say that within a day I have sunk to a new low of puzzling injuries...

On my cubefans megaminx, my middle finger got stuck between 2 layers and I had a gash cut into the finger.

Later in the day, I was trying to get the tiles off one of the center caps to adjust the spring, and I was using my swiss army knife. I applied too much pressure, and cut a slice through my index finger on the same hand I had already cut.

These are definitely not the normal cubing injuries, but I think I'm the first to draw this much blood from one day with one puzzle.

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:39 pm

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i don't know whether to congratulate you on your first ever injuries, or tell you not to play with puzzles anymore

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:12 pm

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Ow! I got a cut from a chisel when trying to remove the center caps on a
studio cube a while ago. Tip keep your hand that is holding the cube out of
the way or wear a really heavy duty glove on you hand that could get cut.

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 Post subject: Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:28 am

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lol, i think i've actually gotten an injury from cubing: the inside edge of my right thumb (right next to the nail) is getting sore from turning the cube, and my left index finger is losing skin! (darn those textured tiles)

skateboarders know what i mean about losing skin, it's the same thing that griptape does to your thumb from dropping the board down

at least i'm used to my fingers being in pain, lol.

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 Post subject: Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:48 pm

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I wasn't actually cubing, but I was putting together my DIY. Stupid idea: using a pocket knife as a screw driver.

= gash in finger.

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 Post subject: Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:52 pm

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Tip on cuts/gashes. First clean it. Stop the bleeding by closing the cut and
applying preshure and hold your arms above your head for about 5 min.
Put a bandage on it to hold it together and keep it dry.

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 Post subject: Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:55 pm

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What I did. I naturally put pressure on any cut (even before I knew the logic of it when I was younger...less pain, I suppose). So it didn't bleed until I was already washing it off, and because of all this, I was able to get a bandage on pretty easily without blood coming out in the process.

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:57 pm

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wow.... you're just talking about a simple cut on your finger, right? i didn't know that there was a huge process to this kind of cut... i just kindof wait until the bleeding stops, then decide if a need a band aid or not...

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:08 pm

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That's what I did when I cut myself with a chisel. the cut was about an inch
long and bled a lot but didn't hurt at all. It probibly didn't hut because the
chisel was really sharp. Too bad I don't have a pic .

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 Post subject: Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:14 pm

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didn't really hurt. i just knew it'd be bleedin' like crazy. plus i grew up with my over protective mother, haha.

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:49 pm

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Clayne H. wrote:
plus i grew up with my over protective mother, haha.

same here, but i also hang around in town skating/over my dads. you get hurt there, and the basics are:

"did you learn anything?"
"yeah, doing [insert action here] kindof hurts..."
"good boy"

lol, and when skateboarding, never show weakness to friends!!!! or random people that see you around the streets, esp if they are skaters.

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:05 pm

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Speedy McFastfast wrote:
lol, and when skateboarding, never show weakness to friends!!!! or random people that see you around the streets, esp if they are skaters.

Hiding pain is weakness.

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:07 pm

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Clayne H. wrote:
Speedy McFastfast wrote:
lol, and when skateboarding, never show weakness to friends!!!! or random people that see you around the streets, esp if they are skaters.

Hiding pain is weakness.

how so? i went snowboarding, managed to sprain my ankle (again) and was in pain the whole time, yet i was still trying stuff harder than what my friends were doing. i'm weak because i'm doing good? it doesn't really make any sense to me. like my friend once said, "pain is weakness leaving the body."

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