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 Post subject: New Puzzle - WOW!!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 7:48 am 
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Greenhill's Cube still amazes me, but check out this first ever Master Skewb.

Master Skewb


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 Post subject: Re: New Puzzle - WOW!!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:37 am 
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The actual mechanics of the puzzle are actually pretty clear in my mind. The part that eludes me is what sort of tools/techniques he is using to make those incredible one-shot puzzles.


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 Post subject: Re: New Puzzle - WOW!!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 1:43 pm 
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I am out of hats to take off.

End of year is coming up. Whats the round up of "wow" puzzles for the year?


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 Post subject: Re: New Puzzle - WOW!!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:03 pm 
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Okamoto Katsuhiko is the KING of puzzle making. He is really pushing the creative mechanism envelope.


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 Post subject: Re: New Puzzle - WOW!!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:08 pm 
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Could someone explain how it's made. I was thinking maybe same modification from a 4x4x4. Its just so hard to visualize the mechanism.


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 Post subject: Re: New Puzzle - WOW!!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:41 pm 
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I suspect Okamoto-San made it from a standard Skewb mechanism. Even a Rubik's Revenge only turns on 3 axes. The Master Skewb by design turns on 4, making the use of the Revenge quite impractical.


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 Post subject: Re: New Puzzle - WOW!!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 7:48 am 
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Oh my gosh! Thats the best looking new functionality I have seen in a long time... or is it? Is the functionality the same as a Magic Octahedron? In any case it's beautiful and I got get one.

Walt


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 Post subject: Re: New Puzzle - WOW!!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:56 am 
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I see now that it is not a Magic Octohedron. It is has two slices on each of four axies like a Rainbow Cube. I got to think more about this.

Walt


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 Post subject: Re: New Puzzle - WOW!!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 3:41 pm 
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It looks as if another layer has been added onto the skewb spindles, hard to explain, easier to visualize ;) nontheless INCREDIBLE!!! Another very SEXY cube!!!! I wish that some of these awesome mods would be easier available, cause i really want to play with one!!! hehehe

jake


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