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 Post subject: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:47 am 
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Does anyone have information if these puzzles are available already? (apart from the ones that were shon on DCD 2008)
The page http://www.marusenko.com has not been updated for 3 months now.

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:37 pm 
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Hi 8-)

I have one mail from marusenko ( last week )

They are improving the puzzle, soon it will be ready (not give me the date ) :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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Georges

All the ball is wrapped with stickers?

Do you used it, too much?

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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juanan wrote:
Georges

All the ball is wrapped with stickers?

Do you used it, too much?


No stickers, all the parts are painted.
This puzzle is a little bit intriguing. Not so easy (for me).
But nice.- I already can solve it like a 2x2x2 :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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Taylor wrote:
This puzzle is incredibly easy to solve, just like solving centers of a 4x4. I solved it in less than 2 minutes. I'm sure it can be done way faster.

Thank you for this tip Taylor, now I have solved it.
What kind of color scheme does yours have?

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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Taylor wrote:
This puzzle is incredibly easy to solve, just like solving centers of a 4x4. I solved it in less than 2 minutes. I'm sure it can be done way faster.

I was about 40-50s when I played with it in Bilbao :D

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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At the DCD the guy selling them (I don´t know if he was the inventor) scrambled one for me to solve, but I had no I dea how to. On the train back I suddendly realised what Taylor just said.

They had a lot of color scheme variations. some where 8 colors, like Georges´, and some where just six colored in only the circle pieces, some where six colored but also the corner pieces were divided in 3 colors. If they would´ve been for sale, not for show, I would´ve bought one since they look so cool, and it SEEMED like a new challenge back then.
How did you get yours Georges?

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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So it's like a spherical 2x2 babyface? :P For lack of an attempt at a more complicated name. ;) They look very cool. I'll have to try and get one when they come out.


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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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An easier way to describe it would be an edge-less 4x4.

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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Danny Devitt wrote:
An easier way to describe it would be an edge-less 4x4.


So it has corners? I can't really tell quite how it moves from the picture.


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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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Danny Devitt wrote:
An easier way to describe it would be an edge-less 4x4.

Seeing as rotating the centers does not effect the corners, I think a better way to describe it is a spherical version of this.

http://www.speedcubing.com/ton/newpage11.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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Sjoerd wrote:
At the DCD the guy selling them (I don´t know if he was the inventor) scrambled one for me to solve, but I had no I dea how to. On the train back I suddendly realised what Taylor just said.

They had a lot of color scheme variations. some where 8 colors, like Georges´, and some where just six colored in only the circle pieces, some where six colored but also the corner pieces were divided in 3 colors. If they would´ve been for sale, not for show, I would´ve bought one since they look so cool, and it SEEMED like a new challenge back then.
How did you get yours Georges?


Yes, the inventors were present at DCD. I was introduced to them by David who was on tour with them and I could choose one of the prototypes they had brought to show.

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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aliengrey wrote:
Danny Devitt wrote:
An easier way to describe it would be an edge-less 4x4.


So it has corners? I can't really tell quite how it moves from the picture.


The 'triangles' are the corners.
It looks for me like a 2x2x2, but of course a 2x2x2 doesn't have centers.
Below are some pictures for comparison. First some views of the Marusenko Esfera:
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then the esfera next to a 2x2x2 cube and a 3x3x3 corner/center only cube.
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Finally the picture that reminds me most of the esfera:
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I would love to have this last one in my collection, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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Noah wrote:
Danny Devitt wrote:
An easier way to describe it would be an edge-less 4x4.

Seeing as rotating the centers does not effect the corners, I think a better way to describe it is a spherical version of this.

http://www.speedcubing.com/ton/newpage11.htm

Quite right. I didn't even think about that.

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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When i first saw it i thought it was the 2x2 circle cube but rounded into a ball.

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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Are these for sale anywhere? or are they even being fully mass produced?

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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I've emailed the company a while back and have gotten no reply

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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katsmom wrote:
I've emailed the company a while back and have gotten no reply

Did you write in Spanish?
They didn't understand a word of English at DCD 2008.
Luckily I had David at my side to act as interpreter.

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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I write in spanish one moth ago , and I still waiting

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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Today I had a visit from Marusenko .. in my home :))

comming soon in the Market...

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 Post subject: Re: Esfera Marusenko (Marusenko Sphere)
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Do you have any other information Juan? Like the price and approximate time of availability? I've been waiting for these. :D

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