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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:52 pm 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
16, Singapore, Student, NA

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
building simple mods is fun :) and solving big cubes too :)

3) How long have you been doing the above?
I've been solving puzzles since June '05.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
1x1x1, 1x1x2, 2x2x1, a DIY 2x2x2 from a 3x3x3 because I DO NOT like eastsheens =P. no current projects....

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
eh? about....30 at max. about 500bucks?

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
if its not over 50 bucks....unless its something that is a must-get.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
Well i sold off most of my old cubes....my first cube is long gone....I guess it'll be the rubik's 4x4 which I used to win the 4x4 category in a competition here.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
erm. 7x7x7?

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
a) 5x5x5
b) 7x7x7
c) 5x5x5
d) square 1...
e) my 2x2x1....LAWL.

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
I play the violin and the piano...I love math and physics...

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
I'm a committed Christian.


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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:53 pm 
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I suppose this is probably overdue.

1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?

I am 22, live in Northeastern North Carolina where I am a student at College of the Albemarle. Jeffery Mewtamer is my universal Internet screen name.

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?

Mainly building and collecting, but I also enjoy solving even though I am not good at it.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?

I have been playing with twisty puzzles on and off since I was five. My older siblings had a Pyraminx, Rubik's Cube, and a pair of Rubik's Snakes, all of which have long been lost. I discovered this place a few months ago, and seeing the variety of custom made puzzles has inspired me to get involved.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?

I am currently in the process of obtaining the tools necessary to start my first batch of modifications as well as some puzzles to use as raw materials. A few of the common beginner mods such as the Half-Truncated cube are on my build list, as well a few less common 3*3*3 shape mods, some of which I have not seen made before. I also have a few CAD puzzles conceptualized, but I have been unable to find a program suitable for realizing my ideas.

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?

My collection is currently quite small: BrainTwist, Rubik's Cube(To go towards my first mod), Rubik's UFO, and Sega Puzzle ball. I estimate my collection's value at less than 50USD.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?

A lack of money hinders the growth of my collection, but I do prefer puzzles that have an ordered or symmetrical look to them, both in shape, and visible cuts.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?

Currently, none of my puzzles hold any sentimental value. This might change if I ever produce any custom puzzles that are both professional looking and original.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?

I suppose the Sega Puzzle Ball, if only for it being the only one in my collection that is not readily available though Amazon.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for:
a) solving: none
b) appearance: While it has not been fully realized yet, the Polaris does take the form of my favorite polyhedron, and I conceptualize it has a very beautiful puzzle. As for finished puzzles, the Void Cube and the 24-Cube are both have an Elegant simplicity that I admire.
c) feel: Not sure I understand this question
d) complexity: For sheer complexity, I cannot choose between Teraminx, Tuttminx, and the deceptive 24-Cube
e) other reasons: I feel the Pentultimate deserves mention for its surprisingly simple mechanism.

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?

Origami, general Arts and Crafts, Video Games, Reading(Assorted Literature and East Asian Comics mainly)

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?

I am visually impaired, blind in my right eye and 20/100 in my left. Despite my relatively poor clinical vision, I have no trouble getting around, and in fact, I use what vision I have better than some people with 20/20 use theirs.

I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges, and I serve as Technology Officer for my local chapter.

I enjoy a very wide selection of music, ranging from Baroque and Classic to Oldies and Modern, and covering the spectrum from Pop and Country to Rock and Metal. A few of my favorite composers/musicians/bands/etc are:
J.S. Bach(Baroque)
Ludwig Van Beethoven(Classical-Romantic)
Mozart(Classical)
Elvis Presley(Rock n Roll, Country Western, Gospel)
Off Course(Early J-pop)
MAHO-Dou(Modern J-pop)
Alabama(Country)
Lordi(Finnish Hard Rock)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra(Classical/Rock hybrid style)

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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:50 am 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
15, New York, Student, Weeznizzle

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
Building, I would love to be an expert builder like Flambore, Drew, Tyler, and Tony.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us
the story! How did you get dragged back in?
I've been in for a little bit. I was pulled back in maybe 2 months ago when I saw silverpotato's channel, then Tony's channel pulled me straight back.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
I've built a Saimese, 3x4x5, 3x3x5, 3x3x4, 1x1x3 or 3x3x1. 3x3x7, 3x3x9, and a cuboctohedron. Oh and a little tribute to Tony for getting me truly back into building.

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
My collection is 20+. The worth is unknown because i have some themed cubes like the McCube that im not sure what it's worth is, and I also have an original pyraminx from Tomy.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
I don't really have boundaries. I do hate white plastic though for some reason it bugs my eyes. Only white puzzle I have is the Tomy pyraminx.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favorite and why?
My McCube because it has the special value and I've always gone to there and I'm a loyal customer, also Ive heard there isn't many around.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay? Not sure if the Tomy pyraminx the McCube or the V-7 would go for.

9) What is your favorite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
A) Pyraminx B) McCube C) V-7 D) Alexander's Star E) ES 2x2 because its just amazing.

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
I Cube, Game, Skate, and I'm a full time student so not much time for other hobbies.

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
Just I'm Happy to be here and the cubing community is growing and I can't wait for my First Competition.

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2x2: 6.17 (lucky)| 3x3: 29.79 (Extremely Lucky)
4x4: 3:18.62 | 5x5: 8:22.90
Megaminx: 9:01:94| 7x7: 39:51.98
Magic: 1.14 | Pyraminx: 9.76
2x2-5x5 Relay: 16:43.51


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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:50 am 
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Location: Utrecht, NL
1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
Late 30's, CNC Machinist (turning / lathe work)

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
My main interest is solving - learning how to move the pieces where you want them to go, trying to make them stay, getting that feeling new puzzle feeling. The downside is this has turned me into a collector since I am finding out that many of these production puzzles have a limited public shelf-life (Meffert's for example).

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
I had a Rubik's cube when I was a kid (3rd grade) in the early 80's and learned how to solve it from a book. During that time it was very popular. I would end up solving (in most cases fixing by taking a part the cube to put back together in the right order since they switch pieces around and in some cases change sticker back to their original place) all my classmate's cubes on the bus, recess, etc. I had a "cube with the corners cut off" (later learned it was called an barrel) Missing Link and pyramid which I solved using the logic I learned from the Rubik's. My personal best time was 1:30 minutes.

I think it was the early 90's when I seen the Rubik's cube in the store again. I thought they stopped making them when the craze died down 10 years earlier. I ended up getting a new one and found out I never forgot how to solve it. A girlfriend at the time end up buying me the Rubik's Revenge (4x4) which was the most challenging puzzle that I had at the time.

As far as losing touch goes, losing touch was very easy to do since there is only so many times until solving the 3x3 gets boring (I never got into speed solving). I did eventually get a new Rubik's Revenge a couple of few ago but that sat on my desk unsolved for the majority of the time picking it up here and there when I had some time to kill.

I didn't realized I was dragged back in until I was in the thick of it. I ended up using the little solution book for the 4x4 to solve the cube and try to commit that to memory. During that time I ordered a Rubik's Professor (5x5) off of eBay. I looked up a couple of tutorials and instead of learning to solve off of those, I just looked to see what the next step should be and figured it out myself running into only 1 parity error that I needed follow the tutorial to get past it. After 1.5 weeks, I solved it and felt a feeling of great accomplishment. A Rubik's 2x2 was ordered and I solved that under 3 minutes after opening the package. Since I was disappointed after that, I searched on google looking for some new puzzles and came across Twisty Puzzles.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
I don't build puzzles but I am interested in doing some "easy" modifications (Super Square-1 to Star Prisms & Dodecagonal, Fisher's Cube).

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
I have 7 puzzles now and about 10 different types on order for future solve attempts. I don't think they are worth anything since all of them are easy to semi-hard to find puzzles.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
I stick to twisty puzzle types because they are a little more than a single type brain teaser puzzle. With the brain teaser types, once you see how it works there is no other way to see it - for myself anyways.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
Original Rubik's Cube by Ideal Toy. That was the first one I ever had and the color is White opposite Blue, Yellow opposite Green, Orange opposite Red. Something about that color orientation makes everything else look "wrong" - 3x3 speaking.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
12-Color Pyraminx Crystal I have on order since it cost the most.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
My answered are based on what I have within reach at the time of posting.
a) Rubik's Professor since it gives me that "wow I did that" feel when I solve it.
b) 12-Color Megaminx since it look intimidating just sitting there in it's solved state - waiting to get to it.
c) Rubk's Cube since it's the one that I've know most of my life.
d) Super Square-1 since in it's cube forum it looks easy enough but when shape shifted it's "how did I do that again?" time.


10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
RC cars & trucks (mainly Tamiya because they are kits that need to be put together), started getting into RC helicopters - more challenging and requires less space than an airplane. Im a self taught / still learning CNC machinist (fell into the career then took night classes when I could and read a lot of Industrial Press books on the subject), looking into AutoCAD training for a solid foundation of CAD/CAM.

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
I am originally from the United States and moved to the Netherlands in 2002 since the wife is from there. I still haven't learned the languge - only able to pick out a few words here and there from listening to conversation (I need Dutch friends :shock: )


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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:54 am 
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Location: UK
1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
14, United Kingdom, Student, Don't have one.

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
My current main interest is solving, however I purchase a lot of puzzles and can build custom cubes when I want to.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
I started doing the rubiks cube 3 years ago, but lost touch when I got a book on how to code in Java, as recently as 4 months ago I got back into it, got a speedcube and my times are better than ever :P

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
Built: 3x3x5 Fully Functional
Projects: 1x2x3, Hexagonal Prism mod (you'll see!), 3x3x2 Domino and a 3x3x1 (yes I'm attempting it :P)

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
I have more than 30 puzzles in my collection, I assume it's worth 220+ pounds.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
I try to collect twisty puzzles (cubes, spheres and different shapes) however if I see a rare one like a clock or something like that, I do tend to get it :P

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
It'd either have to be my first 3x3x3 as I learned a few solutions on it, or my Rubik's Clock as it has original packaging and the papers that come with it (Thanks to my dad's friend, who jsut had it in his attic or years!)

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
Rubik's Clock: Original Packaging, Papers and it's in NM condition :P

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
a) My Hungarian Globe, no solutions are openly available and I just love solving it (I've only solved it once)
b) My Platypus, I've got a cards version (suits and letters)
c) My 3x3x3 Speedcube from puzl.co.uk is the best as it turns smooth and glides effortlessly.
d) V-Cube 6x6x6, simply because of the amount of moving pieces!
e) Megaminx, just love the shape!

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
Coding software, websites, games and just playing general sports!

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
I'm reintroducing the cube back into my school, teaching kids how to do it and basically showing off (I should of taken a picture of their faces when they seen my Square-1 or Megaminx :P I am also trying to attend the UK Open soon!


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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:40 pm 
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Location: California
1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
I am 20 years old, I work at Butchers Shop, I'm also a student. My eBay ID is WizardJenkins.

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
My main interest in puzzles is solving, though I am trying to expand my collection as well. I've also recently come to be interested in puzzle modification.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the
field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?

I first started learning how to solve the cube in my Freshman year of High School 7 years ago. Every few months I put my puzzles away on a shelf and forget about them for a while, but I always end up coming back to them, with a renewed excitement for solving them.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
I've only built one puzzle so far, an extended 3x3x5, but I am very happy with the way it turned out. After a few minor adjustments to the alignment of pieces, and stickering it with Cubesmith textured tiles. It's all due to Apollo (who is a member of this forum) he was very helpful in answering all of my questions about how to go about it. I don't have any current projects, but I am interested in trying some sort of Siamese 3x3.

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
My collection is very small, I've only got 12 puzzles. I don't imagine that they would be worth too much, because I've done too much to them. I have an original Square-1, but the stickers were in really bad shape, so I restickered it, and when I first got it, I took it apart and broke the core, which I superglued back together, it still works pretty well, but, it's not the same. I would estimate that altogether I could probably manage to get $100.00, but, it wouldn't really be worth it to sell them.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
I mainly collect twisty cubic puzzles, with my favourite puzzles being 3x3 shape modifications, that solve the same way, but look more complicated. I try to avoid electronic puzzles, and I don't buy them for myself, but if someone gives them to me, then I keep them.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
I think that one with the most sentimental value for me is my 3x3x5 extended that I made, because it was a first for me.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
My Void Cube would probably have the most value on eBay, even though I restickered it.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
A) My favourite puzzle for solving is my Rubik's Magic, because it's fast, and little kids have a lot of fun seeing the rings go from being unconnected, to connected.
B) Appearance wise my favourite puzzle is the Void Cube, because I haven't taken it apart, so it still hold a little mystery for me.
C) My Pyraminx is my favourite puzzle feel wise, because mine is getting older, and turns nicely.
D) Complexity wise my favourite is the Gordian's Knot puzzle, and while it is not a Twisty Puzzle, it is a big pain to take it apart and put it back together, and as such, I've only done it once, with the help of the booklet.
E) Other than that, I like the way the Square-1 shape shifts.


10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
My other Hobbies are listening to music, reading, movies, all the usual things.

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
I enjoy going to school, and learning new things. Since I started college in 2006, school is one of my favourite parts of the week.


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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:17 pm 
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Location: Northern Cambria, PA, USA
1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
I am 19 and I live in Pennsylvania. I am a cashier at a coffee/bagel place, and I make coffee drinks for people. Nothing glamorous, but it pays the bills and slowly helps me buy more twisty puzzles.

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
Right now I am collecting puzzles and figuring out how to solve them as I get them. I am really interested in building though. I love seeing the beautiful puzzles some members here make and I hope I can build quality puzzles someday. I have been looking into buying supplies recently and I'll see what happens from there.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?

My grandparents had one of the rubik's cubes from when they first came out, I used to play with it all the time when I was little. They gave it to me at one point and I forgot about it for a long time. I was out one day and saw someone with a 5x5 in a checker board pattern and I was amazed. It took me a little after I saw that person but I eventually found my old cube and found out how to solve it and have been hooked ever since. That was like a year ago.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?

Nothing yet, but I'm looking into starting soon.

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?

I ordered alot of puzzles with the money I got for xmas. When they get here I will have 23 puzzles. Not sure of it's worth.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
Whatever twisty puzzles really appeal to me I guess. But I'm finding that more and more appeal to me over time. So at this point I'll just say that I'll end up collecting any twisty puzzles I can. I do have some wooden assembly puzzles. I like them but I don't really plan on collecting them.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
Probably my old cube that my grandparents gave to me. My first cube that I used to watch random people in my family "solve one side" of. Even though looking back now I know that the side they solved was completely wrong. It's really beat up now and a peice of plastic is missing from the blue side.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
My V-cubes and my pyraminx crystal.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
A) As on right now... probably my 7X7.
B) DLitwin's Kilominx. I love it.
C) I love the way eastsheens feel.
D) Square 1 I guess.
E) I love the Rubik's necklace... and I would probably love any other really small version of a twisty puzzle.

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
Computers, origami... And I guess they aren't a hobby, but they certainly take up alot of my time, my pets. I have an iguana, a tarantula, 5 hermit crabs, a rat, a mouse, and 2 gold fish.

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?

Not much I can think of right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:30 am 
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(1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
21, The Netherlands, Webdeveloper

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
Solving :)

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
I have been solving since half a year...i got lost whilst trying this at my grandma's place when i was 8 years old. I cannot tell you 13 years of story. Sorry :D

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
Nope

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
I think now, about $200 or $300

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
No boundaries, but puzzles that are rather normal. Megaminx, rubik's, vcubes stuff like that. No tetahedrapyragegogigamaxilimposurpawoopiecube's :)

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
My first 3x3x3, my little brother is entering the cube world with that now :D

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
V-Cube 7x7 ? :P

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
a) 3x3x3
b) V-Cube 7x7x7 White
c) My white 3x3x3 Type A
d) 4x4x4
e) Megaminx, because it only LOOKS complicated :P

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
Pc's, building PC's, building websites...developing websites. Mostly scripting (which is also applied in the cube world), playing guitar, my iphone :D and alot more

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
I love my tatt!!

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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:26 am 
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Location: New Zealand
1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?

-13
-New Zealand
-Student
-No Ebay

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?

Solving and collecting, and i am trying to get into building.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?

About a year.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?

I am trying my first build, a 1x2x3

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?

about 25-35, worth mabye around NZL$600

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?

All twisty puzzles, put together puzzles, pretty much anything like that.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?

My Skewb and clear Square-1. They were my first imported puzzles, and my first non(even, e.g. a square-1 being uneven) face turning puzzles.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?

My original 3x3x3, 4x4x4 or my original tomy pyraminx

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.

a) 3x3, square-1
b) skewb, square-1
c) square-1 takes the cake again!
d) I was going to say square-1 for this too... mabye 5x5x5 or something?
e) pyraminx skewb and... i dont even need to say it.

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?

Hmm... I do a little bit of programming, HTML, etc. I play violin and Trumpet properly, and in my spare time, when im not puzzling, i like to play guitar, keyboard, and sleep and eat. :lol:

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?

I Live in the same city as Matt S. (Drizzle)

Bye :solved: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:46 am 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
18, Wauseon Ohio, jgin1314

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
At first it was about collecting and solving. Now its about building and solving.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
I have beed solving for about 2 years, collecting sence the v-cubes came out, and building for 2 weeks.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
I have built the 3x4x5 shape shifting mod. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV97AtA1ldo
And the x-box. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_RJGXq3Cpg
and my current project is the Ruby Cube
video 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLhzG6Ylpbg
video 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id8AWv38D7k
video 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhW-YYUeRgI
video 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LgAAFEsFqo
video 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS2ATxTjis0
video 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5W35USS6to

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
Not many. 1x1 2x2 3x3 4x4 5x5 square-1 3x5x7 x-box ruby cube and a ufo. sold my 6x6 and 7x7

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
I collect twisty puzzles, but I don't like sliding tile puzzles.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
My 3x5x7 because its the only one in the world.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
The 3x5x7?

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
a) my 3x3 speed cube (also my answer for c)
b) Ruby cube when it is finished. Hopefully today.
d) 3x5x7 hands down.

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
I play an internet game from flashflashrevolution.com

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
Ummm... I'm asian and I have never used the shift key under the enter key. I was a competitive dancer in a group in my highschool & in 2007 we got first in catagory in NYC which is were I got the hoodie that I wear in most of my youtube videos.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:42 pm 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
18, PA, Student

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
Mostly collecting. I got into speedsolving for a little bit, but that's died down lately.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
Ever since I got my first Rubik's Cube..which was the 25th anniversary one. That would make this the 3rd-4th year I guess.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
N/A

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
(goes to count) ..Around 16 or so. I have no idea how much it's worth. Hopefully a lot if I ever end up selling it on eBay. lol

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
Mainly DIY 3x3's. I used to buy a new puzzle every time I figured one out. So after mastering the 3x3, I got the 4x4, and then the 5x5. The 6x6-7x7 was too much for my budget.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
25th Anniversary Cube from Toy's R Us, just because it's the first one. The transparent one is also a favorite of mine, even if it pops every 3 solves..

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
Possibly my Rubik's Studio. Then again, I bought it off eBay used..but I did clean it out (and I will admit, it was pretty gross). I also restickered the fluorescent orange side with Cubesmith's fluorescent orange. The original white side is still there though, logo included. All in all, it's still probably worth less then 20 bucks. All that for nothing! :P

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
Solving - 3x3
A: White Type D/Rubiks' 25th
B: Transparent
C: White Type A
D: Eastsheen 5x5
E: They are all equally unique.

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
Art/drawing, playing/learning new music, technology, adventurous sports, economics, traveling, ..watching Lifetime Original Movies. :)

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
- I'm going to major in graphic design at university mid-2009.
- I collect rubber ducks, and currently own over 200 of them. It's alotta yellow. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:23 am 
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Hello everybody! It's a pleasure to be here. Thank you.

1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
Too old compare to most replies here, Boston (from Russia originally), software, easy to guess.

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
Definetly solving, and mayy be teaching to solve people who want it.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
For 15 years I did not solve anything new, then I get Square-1 in 2001, spent 3 months trying to solve it, was hit by parity problem, found answer to it at Jaap's site, and get hooked back again.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
It's too hard for me. I can only glue parts back :)

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
About 20, I guess. I think by the time I want to sell anything it will be so overused and old that it'll be close to 0 ...

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
I go by the difficulty and try to buy only different puzzles, if it's not a challenge to solve, I can live without it, and I try not to overspend. Normally, I'm not going to get a new one until I done with the current one.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
Probably Crossteaser, it's the only one I was not able to teach anybody how to solve and I'm not sure how I do it myself, and the main idea so simple that it's hard to believe that it's so hard (I hope it makes sense) :) . Otherwise I prefer puzzles with axes.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
I have no idea and don't care for now, but my guess is not much.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
Generally the new one, until I get the next one :), but I do come back to all of them ...

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
I love books, animation, and also math puzzles any level that I can solve ...

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
Everything else is very dull :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:00 am 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
17, Boulder, Co, Student

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
I love every puzzle I can get my hands on: twisty, reassembly, shapeshifting, one open space (such as 15 puzzle, etc)

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
I started out with just a stiff (but now fast) Rubik's cube and a 15 Puzzle. In about 5 minutes the 15 Puzzle was done (then moved on to the Babylon Tower), and in 4 hours the Rubik's Cube was done. I can share my solution sometime.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
Siamese Cube, 2x2x3, no corners, etc. nothing really

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
All 2-7, Sudokube, Word cube, babylon tower, 15 puzzle, magics, twist, Barrel Assembly, Rubik's Quad, Minxes. I would put a price as only $750 with one small exeption (see #7).

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
I have never been stumped to look up the answer. Go ahead! Challenge me. I have ever failed.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
My 7x7x7 is my most prized. Not for the size, but because I got it directly after beating the 3x3x3 (so I'm fairly new to puzzles compared to everyone else here, but I have experience). I did not look up the answer. I did solve it in 4 days, after being told, no more or no less, "You make it into a 3x3x3. Then you can solve it." My 7x7x7 has no lube, no speeding up, and I have broken 7 minutes.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
My 2x2x2-2x2x2-3x3x3-3x3x3-4x4x4-4x4x4-5x5x5-5x5x5 Siamese Cube. Thats 2 2x2s, 2 3x3s, 2 4x4s, and 2 5x5s. In one Siamese. That's a huge price.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
See #7

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
I currently have a record of -2 notes on TTFAF.

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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:47 pm 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
im 17 years old, live in Uppsala, Sweden, an im still studyin at school....

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
solving and building

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
i solved tha 3x3 for the first time 20th of may 2007. but it really started when i got a 4x4 on my 17th birthday.
my fist build was a 1x1x2 made the 30th of october 2008

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
finished projects:
1x1x2 wooden
1x2x3 wooden
1x2x3 wooden
1x1x1
1x1x2 (cristmas present for a cousin)
fisher cube

work in progress:
1x2x5 (masters made by hand)

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
14. and because some are built i cant say the prize.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
i collect cubes, cubiods and transformations
and avoid twisty puzzles like the magic and snake.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
my fitst 1x2x3. because it was the firts wirking cuboid i made (the 1x1x2 doesnt count...)

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
dunno.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
a) v-cube 5
b) v-cube 7
c) fisher cube
d) fisher cube
e) my 2nd 1x2x3

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
im a computer freak :D and make music, games, 3d, and other design and editing.
and i allso ride snowboard.

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
sweden is a hell for cubing...
you cant allmost not find anything else than the 18$ 3x3 cube...
and for building materials there is nothing.........

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:34 pm 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
-I'm 16 and live in Virginia. I have no Ebay ID.

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
-I enjoy solving, collecting, building, and higher order puzzles.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
-I was introduced to twisty puzzles by my 9th grade study hall teacher. I am currently in the 11th grade and I have begun making a collection. I have also started a "revoution" if you will, here in my county in Virginia. I used to be the only one who could be solving a Rubik's cube. Now, there are at least 2-3 people in any of my classes who also have picked it up. Their friends also have started solving Rubik's cubes. It's comforting to knowing that I started it all :D

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
-I am currently working on a Fisher Cube. My budget is pretty low, so it's taking me a while to come into the materials that I need.

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
-Right now I only have 3 puzzles in my collection. I would estimate that my collection is worth about $100.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
-I am more of a "standard cube" and "minx" person. I can't say that I'm a BIG fan of all these crazy puzzles that some people come up with (no offense intended), but it makes them happy, so a congradulations to them is always in order.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
- I would have to say my V-Cube 7 would have to be my favorite. It's just nice to sit back and solve this puzzle without trying to do it for speed. Having to solve a puzzle through thinking is much more fun than just having algorithms memorized to solve it.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
-I have no Ebay account.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
-Like I said above, my V-Cube 7.

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
-Yes, infact I do. My one MAIN hobby is Military Rifle Exhibition Drill (RXD). Military RXD is extremely dangerous. Especially when you put a 10-inch steel bayonet on the end of your rifle. I am soon to be a member of the world's greatest drill team New Guard America (NGA). They perform locally and internationally all year around. More information can be found at http://www.newguardusa.com
I highly recommed that you check out the video section of the team's practices and performances. You will then see why they are considered to be the worlds best.

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
No, not really, but if you would like to know more, I'm just a PM away :)


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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:26 am 
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Hi all,

Here's mine :D

1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
45, location the Netherlands, owner of a 3D Printing Service (FDM).

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
I most like all the nice technologies between the different puzzles.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
Discovering new technologies i already do for about 20 years.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
I have build a few different puzzles now from free files of this forum.

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
Only a few puzzles because building puzzles i quite new for me.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you
avoid?
I want to collect puzzles that work with different internal technologies.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
Well.... the old Rubik Cube is still my favorite because it remembers me to the time i was young :D

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
I don't know yet.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
Complexity.

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
Yes, photography and cumputers.

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
This i a very nice forum with al lot of wonderful information about puzzles :D :D :D

Cheers,
Eric :D

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:35 am 
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Location: Massachusetts
1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?

14, Massachusetts in the USofA :D

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?

Mostly solving, but some collecting, and hopefully building eventually

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the
field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?

I've been 'cubing since May 20th, 2008

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?

Right now I'm a very minuscule amount of the way through a octagonal barrel 3x3x3 mod. But I'm too lazy to finish it right now :roll:

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?

Pfff... I haven't counted in a while... Its worth? Somewhere over $200; $20 puzzles add up :shock:

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?

Absolutely no boundaries other than price range. And they have to be twisty

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?

Hmm... Probably my first 3x3x3 for "obvious" reasons.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?

Meffert's Minx probably.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.

3x3x3 | Square-1 | 5x5x5 | 20x20x20 (barely a fraction of the way through it...) | Megaminx, because it's impressive to non-'cubers.

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?

Any sport that involves a ball. Martial arts, I have a Black Belt in American Kenpo, and am well on my way to a first degree in Tang So Do.

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?

Nothing you guys would be interested in :lol:.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:31 pm 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?

17, Kansas, student and hopeful for a part time job, mfull333

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?

Mainly solvning until 3 months ago when I started moding, I would not say I am a collector per say, but I always like to expand my collection.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the
field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?

I've been cubing since May 27th, 2007

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?

I have built a Fisher cube and a Master Cuboctahedron which were both filled poorly with spakle. That will change soon as I just ordered some Apoxie Sculpt.

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?

Probably just over 20. Around 300-400 dollars.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?

My main restriction is the fact I have no steady money flow. And I mainly go for twisty puzzles (obviously).

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?

My first 3x3 has the most sentimental value.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?

Probably my V-7 ot Master Cuboctahedron.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.

a) 4x4x4 b) V-7 c) Type A DIY d) I don't have many complex puzzles, that will be my next adventure e) 3x3x3 because of the memories. :)

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?

I love to play rec sports and I play golf competetivley. I like the beach and daytrips with friends.

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?

I always answer this question "I solve Rubik's cubes", but thats not really impresive here. So not much.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:28 am 
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1) I am 14, live in the USA (eastern coast), am a student in middle school, and don't have an eBay ID, I use my dad's.
2) For the most part, I like solving, but I would like to get into modding if I can get SOME skills, and like collecting.
3) February actually marked 1 year on my knowing how to solve a 3x3x3 Rubik's cube,
4) I'm currently planning on buying 2 master magics and making an ultra master magic (I believe it was called) and a 2x2 magic out of it. :D
5) I have about 20 puzzles in my collection, varying from a v7 to a square-1, to a keychain 2x2, nothing is particularly special and none are mods. Yet.
6) I really don't have many boundaries except for puzzles that aren't twisty with stickers (ex. UFO is out, maybe not tower of Babel though, I like that one) and aren't magic-like. I'd like to have a magic in my collection, which I don't already, and barely learned to use.
7) N/A
8) At the moment, I think my v7 would. It's the most expensive thing I have. :P
9)
    a) I like a Walmart unstickered Type A DIY sudoku cube which was only $8 and sold to me by SaiyanKirby. I was surprised Walmart carried DIY cubes... and they don't advertise them as so.
    b) The same cube as before, since it's the only one tiled, even though I don't like white cubes, and would rather have a black one...
    c) Again, the same cube if I can get the tension right, which 90% I can't. It moves extremely quick and cuts corners good if set perfectly.
    d) I like my v7. It takes me a while to do, and people see me solve it in free times during school throughout the day and are speechless. I hate edge pairing >.<
10) I like playing Guitar Hero (can 4* TTFAF expert), am learning to play the REAL guitar, and like anything with computers and can script in intermediate (just can't do networks and sockets) mIRC, very well with TI-BASIC, and can do basic HTML to make a nubbish site.
11) Yeah, that I am relatively bad at speedsolving and can only solve a Rubik's cube in 45 seconds avg, and a 7x7 in an estimated 50 minutes. Never timed. I know Fredrich F2L (intuitive), Layer, and Keyhole "F2L". I can two look OLL and PLL.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:41 pm 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
13, MN, computer geek, mmer3484
2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
All 3
3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
A couple months solving, again a couple months collecting, and building about 1 month.
4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
I have built in order of building date: 3x4x5 extended, 1x1, wall cube, 3x3x5 extended, and right now I am building a half truncated cube, and octagon barrel cube.
5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
18 twisty puzzles, and worth no idea.
6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
I don't like puzzles that aren't either white or black. Ex: Orange diy type d
7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
Pyraminx, I don't know why i just love solving it!
8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
Octagon barrel, or half truncated cube.
9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
a. Pyraminx, b. wall cube, c. 3x3 with textured tiles, d megaminx
10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
Baseball, drums, other sports
11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:34 am 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
16, Judendorf / AUSTRIA, student, guegugl
2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
Building and solving.
3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
Solving for half a year, then about 3 month building and solving. Now after 1 and a half years I am building and solving again :D
4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
I have built 3x3x4 (ff), 3x3x5(ff), Trajbers Octahedron, Icosaminx, Truncated Faceturning Octahedron, 1x2x3 Cylinder, 1x2x3 Fisher cube (just the more popular ones)
5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
Just 5 haha. I modded everything. I just have one 2x2x2, 3x3x3, 4x4x4, 5x5x5 and Megaminx^^
6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
I love black puzzles and hate colours like green.
7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
3x3x3 because it is fast and fun :D
8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
Icosaminx
9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
a. 3x3x4, b. MM, c. 3x3 , d. 3x3x4
10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
Skateboarding
11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
No^^

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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
33 / Atlanta, GA, USA / IT Worker / blizzard_kb

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
Collecting.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
I got a Rubik’s Cube and Pyraminx in the early 80’s, then lost them and lost interest. Found rubiks.com in 2003 and picked up 16 puzzles, thought Rubik's website was all there was and faded away again. Found some YouTube videos of twisty puzzle collections in mid/late 2008, and started collecting again in Nov. 2008. All the twisty puzzles I have (minus the 16 puzzles 2003) were acquired from Nov. 2008 on.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
I do not build puzzles.

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
I have 444 twisty/rotation/sliding puzzles, and 40 puzzles of other types (Rush Hour, put-together, etc.). How much is the collection worth? A lot! :)

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
I collect all mass-produced twisty puzzles (Rubik’s 3x3x3, etc.) and sliding/rotation puzzles (Fifteen puzzle, etc.).
I have many sticker mods, but only seek them out when they either hit upon my related interests (Peanuts, Scarface, etc.) or make the twisty puzzle more/less complicated (Maze stickers, Shepherd stickers, etc.).
I have a couple of custom-made puzzles, but they have to be SIGNIFICANTLY different from what I’ve seen before (DRD, Elemental:Neon, etc.) for me to take interest.
I have a fair number of mass-produced puzzles that don’t count as twisty puzzles at all, but are based upon a unique idea. This is a gray area for me – If I like the idea, I’ll get it. Examples include Writer’s Block (click pen puzzle), Rush Hour (board game), and You & Einstein (mirrors).
I have accumulated a few put-together puzzles, but found they were not my cup of tea. I have two metal put-together puzzles and several plastic ones, which is about enough for me.
I avoid wooden puzzles like the plague.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
My solving skills are pitiful. As of April 2009, I can solve a regular 3x3x3 and 2x2x2 – and that’s it! I still use the solution method from the book “A Simple Solution to Rubik’s Cube” by James G. Nourse that I learned in the mid 80’s.
Because of the above, my favorite is my oldest Rubik’s-brand 3x3x3, because it’s the most complicated twisty puzzle I can solve! :)

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
Either my Dino-Rhombic-Dodecahedron (DRD) or my Rubik’s Cheese.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
a) 3x3x3
b) Pyraminx Crystal
c) Platypus
d) V-Cube 7x7x7
e) 3x3x3 Lego Tiles Mod. So simple, yet it’s my favorite mod.

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
I’m a gamer. I’ve owned a Game Boy, SNES, Atari Lynx, Atari Jaguar, Xbox and PS2. I still have the Jaguar (for Tempest 2000), Xbox and PS2, but have no Xbox Live. :( I have a PC as well. I like Half-Life (it raised the FPS bar for everyone), and I play Guitar Hero, but I love arcade racing games the most. My favorite game is Burnout 3: Takedown. The impulse for “Just one more race!” is overwhelming at times.
I also have an extensive comic book collection. I have full runs of Miracleman (including #15), Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children, and Cerebus, among other things. I tend towards indie stuff, but can still enjoy well-written mainstream stuff as well. My favorite mainstream series is Lobo (FRAGAFRAGAFRAG!!!), and my favorite indie is Cerebus – it’s made me think about my view of the world more than any other book (other than the Bible) I’ve ever read. The parodies of famous people/characters are spot on and hilarious, and the lettering is out-of-this-world great as well. I have a strange fixation on “Who’s Who” collections as well, because they delve into the obscure characters that only a mother could love. Turner D. Century, anyone? :)

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
I like a wide range of musical genres, from indie rock to 80’s music to classical. I had season tickets for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at one time, and still go whenever I can. I like choral music, but opera leaves me cold, strangely.
I am the main musician (piano/organ/keyboard) for my church (Christian Brethren), and am an assistant choir director as well.


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(1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
15, Saskatchewan, Highschool student?,NA

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
Solving, collecting and building :D...

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
Collecting- 1 month
Solving- about a year
Building- 2 months

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
Built: Siamese, 3x3x5 extended, Cross cube (BEFORE I KNEW SOMEONE ELSE DID IT!)
Current: Gigaminx, 3x3x5 FF, 5 layer Puck Puzzle and 6 layer Puck puzzle

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
Lol 6 XD. umm $100.. That's all :(..

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
I collect all!

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
Megaminx- Christmas gift :P...

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
Not sure..

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
a) 3x3x3
b) 7x7x7
c) Puck Puzzle
d) Petaminx
e) ---
10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
Computer programming, yoyo, Chess, math (YEAS! :O), ummm... No more :P...

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
My name is Keith Daniel James Joseph Lyle David --NamesPetra
Its shortened to Keith Daniel Petro :D..
the -- is for two more middle names I am too lazy to type XD...


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1) I'm 13, live in Michigan, and right now I'm just a student.
2) My main interest with puzzles right now is building, since solving is so repetitive.
3) I first learned how to solve a 3x3 last summer, and I got into building just about a month ago. What happened was recently I got addicted to the 3x3 and decided to learn about proper puzzle lubrication. Inevitably, I learned about mods and since I've always been great with building things I decided to try it out.
4) Right now the only puzzles I've built are a Bandage Cube and a 1x1. Right now I'm nearly done with a Fisher Cube and when I'm done with that I'm going to make a 3x3x3 Evil Twin.
5) Only five right now, with three of them being 3x3s.
6) Right now I'm mainly into modding the 3x3 puzzle but I'm not really limiting my collection to anything. Over the summer I'm planning on getting many more different types of puzzles.
7) One of my 3x3s I won at a raffle last summer at my overnight programming camp. It has the camp logo on the white side which always reminds me of those days so along with my first cube I'll never mod it.
8) It's kinda pathetic but my bandage cube probably would.
9) I haven't really used enough puzzles to make a fair judgement for my favorite puzzle.
10) I like drawing, am pretty good at spriting and other computer graphics, legos, programming, robotics, and video games.
11) Last year I got first place at Robofest for Robosumo.


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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID? 16 I work at in the food service industy.(Wendys)No ebay id
2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?Solving ,getting into building,collecting is too expensive for me
3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in? 2008 January or so
4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?Working on a 2x2x4 and a half truncated cube
5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth? 7 170 dollars or so(the value at which i bought the puzzles)
6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?Twisty only .For some reason people love to buy the metal ring type puzzles,I hate metal ring puzzles :?
7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?The 7 first present from my step dad I accepted graciously
8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?The 7x7
9) What is your favorite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons. 4x4x4,4x4x4 I like my 3s feel,complexity the 7
10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?Ddr, most extreme sports, and motor sports, water sports ,trampolines
11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?Ever since i started cubing it feels unnatural to not have a cube when i'm sitting in a room example- waiting room.I am a outgoing person who will do almost anything once


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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 12:54 pm 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?

Im 14-15 years old, i live in greece and im a high school student, i dont have an ebay ID.

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?

Solving ftw. I hope i will make some puzzles soon tho.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?

If you mean how long i am interested in puzzles, its about 4 months :)

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?

Ohh...i havent any, and id like tips on how plz :)

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?

I have not many puzzles, here they are:

~ 2x2 Original Rubiks Storebought
~ 3x3 Storebought
~ 5x5 Proffesor storebought
~ 5x5 V-cube storebought
~ 6x6 V-cube storebought
~ 7x7 V-cube storebought

It worth(ed) about 120 Euros


6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?

Which one i own are above, which puzzles i avoid, none rly.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?

The 3x3, medium in difficulity. 2x2 is rly easy, 5x5 too hard (I dont own 4x4, will get one soon YAY!)

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?

the 3x3 IMO :solved:

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.

a) 3x3, for same reasons at 7.
b) V-cube 7, white is greeeeeeeat and pellow shape is sexy.
c) V-cubes, i love the moving of them
d) 5x5 Vc, im so close to solve it but i cant :P
e) 2x2, so tiny, so cute and i hold my best record ever with it :)

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?

http://www.youtube.com/user/mkbul

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?

http://www.youtube.com/user/mkbul


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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 11:01 pm 
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Well, I have just joined, but already taken the time to post a little, been going over the site for about a week, and talked to several members outside of the site and inside of it, but I believe I should post regardless.

1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
I am 14(15 very soon), I live in Kokomo, Indiana(USA). I work under the table lifting boxes and tubs at a cookie company.


2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
I am a collector. Solving is not my strong suit although I do enjoy solving easier puzzles on occasions. Building is not something I do, but I respect it and look to getting my hands on any and every custom puzzle I can afford and like.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
Well, I have been doing it for several years, but haven't really dived into it hardcore until about this last month.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
Like I mentioned, I do not build. But if you do and have a puzzle or 2 laying around that is decent quality and you can let go of cheap enough, please hit me up on aim or email! (AIM: fm54ffr) (Email: funnymonkey54@gmail.com)

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?

Well, it is small but growing!

3x3x3 Rubik's Cube
3x3x3 Rubik's Icon
3x3x3 White Wall Rubik's Cube
4x4x4x Rubik's Cube

Puzzle Ball (Assembles/Disassembles as opposed to twisting. It is still relevant in my opinion)
2x2x2 Eastsheen Double
2x2x2 Eastsheen Triple
2x2x2 Eastsheen Quad
3x3x5 Cube
3x3x3 Void Cube
5x5x5 Extended Cube (3x3 Extensions)
Pyraminx

If I had to estimate the overall value, I would put it at 100-150 USD. Maybe more, maybe less. Just a rough estimate though.


6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?

I really prefer cubic puzzles although star puzzles and some others I would greatly like to add to my collection. I am not much of a fan for sliding, moving ball, or link puzzles.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
Hmm. This is a touch decision. I would have to go with my Eastsheen 2x2x2 double, triple, and quad set though. They are the first purchase I made as a step towards really collecting. Before I wasn't too serious about it other than something here or there that was basic, but these kind of set a spark in my collecting!

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
Either the assembling ball or the Eastsheen 2x2x2 set. It would honestly depend on whether or not someone was interested in the ball or not because it could go for nothing or a lot. It really just depends!

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
a) My puzzle ball. I take pride in being able to solve it fast and well.
b) Definitely my 2x2x2 Eastsheen Quad. It honestly just looks cool. Although this one might change with some new purchases.
c) My Rubik's Icon turns with such ease. I love to just turn it for fun. It is actually soothing.
d) The 4x4x4 although simple to some is difficult to many many more! A lot of people surprisingly have not heard of it and I can impress an extra person or two on occasions.


10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
Soccer is quite fun along with FFR(flashflashrevolution.com). These are my main hobbies apart from cubing.

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
Well, not at the moment although this might change eventually! Collecting is kind of ricking my world for the time being and I really want to get my collection off to a good start. Limited funds is making this hard at times but I am not doing too shabby of a job in my opinion. Only time will tell where this hobby takes me, but this is one of my stops. =)

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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:10 pm 
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Alright, I have been a member for a month or so, but I have stayed in the shadows and haven't really posted much.
1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
I am 14 years old and live in Indianapolis, IN. I do not currently have job other than lawn-mowing and a little babysitting. I use my dad's ebay ID.

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
My main interest is collecting and speedsolving. Building is something I have not tried yet, but it looks like a lot of fun.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
I began my obsession with twisty puzzles when I was given a Rubik's Cube for christmas last year. I looked up ways to solve it on the internet and I have been hooked ever since. I have never gone a day without at least one solve, and constantly have a cube on my person.
4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
I have not built anything yet, but I plan on making a siamese cube, 3x3x4 fully functional, and other mods after I get the tools.
5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
I have a good amount, nothing really rare or anything. I have: Ice Cube, ES 2x2x2, ES 2x2x2 keychain, Rubik's 3x3x3, Type A 3x3x3, Type C 3x3x3, Type D 3x3x3, Type E 3x3x3, Type F 3x3x3, M&M "people" cube,cuboctahedron(really just a chinese KO 3x3x3 with corners filed down to place logos), Cube4you black DIY, cube4you white DIY, Rubik's 4x4x4, Eastsheen 4x4x4, Mefferts 5x5x5, V5,V6,V7(v cubes are in the mail), x cube, pyraminx, mirror blocks(KO, unfortunately), chinaminx, square 1. value is roughly $330, but some have probably lost value.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?

As my username suggests, I go for anything twisty. :P

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
I have to go with my black cube4you DIY. it has taken so much abuse from solving and rude schoolmates.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
My square 1 is original, but my v7 is expensive(not for me because of the sale :wink: )

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
a) 3x3x3. I just love it.
b) My pyraminx just looks cool, as well as my tiled mefferts 5x5x5.
c) I love the mefferts 5x5x5 because you can turn the inner layers with one fingere without moving the top layer, My type F is very smushy and fun.
d) Square 1 is the most complex because of the cubeshape stage.


10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
I play huge amounts of tennis and golf, as well as intense piano

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
I just try to enjoy life and am going to the Indiana Open in July, I hope to see you there!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:11 pm 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
I'm 18, in Pittsburgh, PA. I'm a cashier at a grocery store, but I'll be going to school for IT networking stuff in october. I really should get an eBay account, though, huh?

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
Mainly solving for me. I like building, but don't really have time or money to do it, and don't have the money to collect, so it's really mostly solving. :D

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
When I was young, I had a rubik's cube. Played with it, and ended up losing it. I got another one a year before my freshman year in highschool, and played around with it somemore, and ended up getting F2L without looking at any guides, but constantly stuck on the last layer. In my freshman year, a friend brought in a cube, so that night I looked up how to do the last layer, and taught them all. :D

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
I'd like to get started on a couple of things, but I need a new square-1 and another rubik's 4x4x4 first.

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
:: goes off to count :: 18, and around 15 or so small cheaper 3x3x3s from georges left. I'd estimate it at about $275 or a little more or less. I don't really know.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
I have a few wooden puzzles, a burr puzzle, some take apart puzzle, hanayama cast puzzles, and my twisty puzzles. I want it all. :D

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
My Meffert's Pillowed Mastermorphix, because I bought it with my own money! My first puzzle that I bought with my own money! :D

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
Probably my ES 5x5x5.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
Solving - 3x3x3 hands down. Mine turns like fried gold. It's so nice :D
Appearance - Pillowed mastermorphix or Cubedron. I -LOVE- how both of them look.
Feel - Again, my broken in 3x3x3.
Complexity - Hanayama Enigma. I still can't get that one apart. :( No hints, please!
Other reasons - My Cubedron. What other puzzle can I hand to other people and have them HAVE FUN scrambling a puzzle for me? I have to fight them to get it back!

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
I like to do a lot of computer stuff, and have a high interest in music.

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
I'm running out of time, I'll edit this in later :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:11 pm 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?

16, San Diego, Welder/Ironworker, and not ebay ID

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?

My main Interest is between collecting and solving; I collect to solve.... I try and fine very rare and obscure puzzles and develop my own solution.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?

My cousin taught me the Rubik's cube about four years ago. After about a year my friend flipped an edge piece and it left me confused... I put it away for about 3 years and then I came back and addressed the simple problem... its been about a year since I am back into it, and it has become a nice hobby to do in my spare time

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?

I am working on a half truncated cube in my garage. My main goal is to make some awesome cuboids such as the 3x3x4.

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?

About 32 or so. I would say its worth about 500 dollars.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?

I mostly go for just twisty puzzles (exceptions would be the cubedron... I love that thing). I try and collect a lot of mefferts, types puzzles... those are my favorite.... and I tend to pray that some custom puzzles get produced. I tend to stay away from magics.... I am just not a big fan.... they intrigue me in no way whatsoever.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?

My rainbow masterball. I had one when I was little and lost it.... it required some hunting, but I got one back.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?

Probably my masterball, or turning face octahedron.... I could almost say my skewb ultimate as well.... they are becoming expensive.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.

a)My Skewb Ultimate, I made my own solution for it, that is the fastest I have seen anywhere; for that, I am very proud.
b)My golden cube or egg. They are the most beautiful puzzles I own.
c)My Skewb Ultimate
d)Morph egg, or pillowed mastermorphix.
e)My skewb Ultimate is my favorite puzzle so far that I own.

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?

I box in amateur league fights about every two to three weeks. Boxing is my life. Being 6'5 and 260 pounds makes me well in the heavyweight division. I hope maybe one day I can become a professional boxer.

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?

Something interesting about me is that I am a part time student and full time worker at 16. I got into a lot of trouble during my freshman year of high school and was expelled. I now attend a charter school and maintain classes during the weekend and hold up a full time job as an Iron Worker erecting and welding steel beams. What happened to me really changed my life and still have high hopes and chances at going to a decent college.

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1) 20,JACKSONVILLE,FL, ENTREPRENEUR, DONORCLAYPUZZLE

2) solving, building, collecting if i had more money lol

3) ive been doing the above for about a year and a half

4) MODS: berral cube, bandage cube, 2x2x6, wallcube, siamese cube, tetraminx, bandage 5x5x5,
builds, hexagonal domino, 3x3x4, gigaminx,
and my current project is a secret! :]
(will be shown within a week)!

5) v-cube 5, east. 5, gigaminx, 3 hex domino' 3x3x4, rubiks revolution, 2 magics, and about three hundred pieces from failed mods, --- maybe close to a 1500

6) any higher order puzzle,cuboids!!!, 3x3's, shape shifting puzzles almost anything twisty,
i avoid folding puzzles, jigsaws, some sliding puzzles.

7) ironically, my rubiks magic ( it was the first puzzle i ever ordered.

8) the hex domino's

9) the 3x3x4 is my overall favorite

10) music, drawing, china buffet, netflix, csi. and my lovely fiance!!!!!

11) i wear tight pants and have a girly haircut!!!!....what?!

THIS IS THE "WHO'S WHO?" OF CLAY

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:47 am 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?

35, Ellesmere Port, Currently unemployed Supply Teacher, heiowge

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?

Solving, but love modding and collecting as well.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?

Been solving for 1 year ish. Got a cube back in the 80s. Never completed more than a side. My mum brought me a cube back from Ireland. My daughter took 2 minutes to scramble it. My wife said either stick it in a drawer or learn to solve the thing. The rest is history.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?

Borg cube, tactile cube, tardis cube, siamese cube, horror cube, bandaged cube, lego cube, and dice cube. No current projects (busted wrist).

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?

Lost count. 24 twisty puzzles plus the 8 mods. Estimate... not sure. At least £200 - 300. Plus the mods.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?

Avoid jigsaw type puzzles, prohibitively expensive ones, cheap-looking ones and any without a decent solve guide! Just in case.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?

My rubiks magic. I used to have one in the 80s. I could solve it in 2.5 seconds ish (no accurate timers in those days). That was with the easier (longer) method. No-one knew about the other faster one then.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?

Either my v-cube 7 or one of my mods. Depends if Dr Who or Star Trek fans start a bidding war.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: .

a) solving - Square-1
b) appearance - V-cube 7 (just looks impressive)
c) feel - My Rubiks 3x3, DIY (d), Eastsheen 4x4 and V-cube 5. They all have cubesmith textured tiles. I love the feel.
d) complexity - Square-1
e) other reasons - My borg cube (it was my first mod)

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?

Computers, especially Linux. Managing a forum (I am one of the site admins at http://rubiksmaster.com/ )

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?

I once set fire to an abandoned film set and burned it to the ground.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:54 pm 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
Over 40. Structured Query Language support

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
Mainly collecting, but I like to solve from time to time.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
Started with parents buying me puzzles back in the 80s and then got the puzzle 'bug' back a few years ago.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
I'd guess close to 100 now. Value to me is priceless.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid? I try collecting the rarer items now. It's so hard to do! I don't splurge on very expensive(over $100) puzzles.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why? Would it be bad to say all my puzzles are favorites?

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay? Probably the Dogics I got from Mefferts. I have puzzles that will be rarer as time goes by.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
a. Pyraminx: Fun and easy to solve.
b. The USA Masterball
c. I like tiled puzzles a lot. For turning, Eastsheens and Dianshengs are ultra-smooth turning cubes.
d. Ten Billion Barrel
e. Pyraminx Crystal. A nice variation on the Megaminx. Rubik's Snake - Tons of shapes to make it into.

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies? Making computer gaming videos and reading(currently on the Minotaur Wars trilogy by Richard Knaak).

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share? I tend along the lines of being old-school and old-fashioned.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:47 pm 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
17, London Ontario, Student, abdathom023

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
My main interest is building but currently I'm more of a collector.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
I have been cubing for a year and a half.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
I have built an octagon barrel, 2x2x6, white half truncated cube, and a mini 3x4x5 extended cube. I'm currently working on a white concussion cube, a white fisher's cube, and soon I will be starting on a white casted domino, and something else VERY big.....

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
About 55, and I estimate worth at about $700

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
To this point I have collected mainly just "cubic" cubes (i.e. 2x2-7x7), but now I'm moving into more cuboid puzzles, and puzzles with different mechs. such as skewbs, megaminx, ect.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
Probably my 6x6 because it is the puzzle that I have put the most work into (besides my mods) as I have done the entire Pi mod on it.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
Likely my modded 6x6... Maybe my skewb ultimate because I don't know if they sell those anymore.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity,
e) other reasons.

a)Mini 3x4x5 Cubie Chaos b)Skewb Ultimate c)Floppy Cube d)Square 1 e)2x2x6 (My first real mod)

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
Hockey, baseball, travelling, dirt biking, camping, gaming, computing, physics, calculus, roller coaster fiend :D

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
I'm basically your average 12th grade student, and next year I hope to begin pursuing a degree in engineering. My overall goal is to get a degree in mechatronics engineering (ever since I was a kid I wanted to design roller coasters, then I found out there is only like 4 legit roller coaster designers in the world, but I figured a degree in mechatronics is a good start :D)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:18 pm 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
14, New Hampshire, student

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
a combination of all, but I want to get mostly into building and collecting

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
able to solve a 3x3 for about a year, but only seriously got into it about half a year ago

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
2x2x1, octagonal prism, 2-layer star prism and I am working on a fisher cube(very slowly)

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
Not sure, my collection is at my mom's house and I am posting from my dads, but I would guess about 20 puzzles with a total value of maybe $250 dollars?

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
I don't really avoid anything, it's really just getting the money to get puzzles.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
probably my octagon barrel. It was my first rubik's cube and I transformed it into what it is now.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
tie between v-cube 7 and 2 layer star prism.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
I assume these are all my puzzles. a:3x3 of course b:v-cube 7 c:mirror blocks d:void cube e:2-layer star prism. I just like how it is so simple.

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
marching band, skiing, golf, gaming

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:56 pm 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?

43, Menlo Park CA, AI researcher & software engineer, bobhearn


2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?

All three pretty equally. Well, solving is fun as mental exercise, but not as interesting as collecting or designing / building. (I'm not willing to put in the time to be a competitive speed solver.)


3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?

You want the whole story? OK. I started with the original Rubik's cube in 1980, when I was 15. I convinced myself at the time that it was effectively impossible to solve -- unlike the claim on the box (over 3 billion combinations) I worked out that the true number was in the quintillions, and that going through 1 per second, it would take longer than the age of the universe to step through them all. Therefore, impossible. Imagine my surprise when I solved it! (Total time spent, ~ 5 hours.) I got my average solving time down to 40 seconds. (I didn't look at anybody else's algorithms.) At one point I started writing a book on how to solve the cube, but the market became glutted, so I didn't finish it. Also I was invited to give a weekly tech talk at my Dad's company (Cities Service) on the Rubik's cube -- my first presentation, at 16 or so. I also gave a one-day solving workshop at a local game store.

For a while in the early 80s I was very into designing cube variants. Later I independently designed the Dino Cube, I think in 1987. I tried to convince Cristoph Bandelow (of Cristoph's Jewel) to produce it, but he wasn't interested. Still later I worked out how to also make it turn like a 2x2x2 (Adam's Super-X).

More recently I'd been under the impression that the world of Rubik's variants was pretty dead. I really had no idea that people were designing and building their own incredibly complicated twisties. Having discovered this, and the means to do so, I'm excited to finally jump back in, and start building stuff. Unfortunately for me, pretty much everything I ever designed has already been built!


4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?

I built a very flimsy 5x5x5 in 1981. And that, I think, is the last twisty puzzle I've physically built. I wrote a simulator on my Apple II for what's called the Halpern-Meier pyramid sometime in the early 80s. I have designed a few non-twisty puzzles and had them produced. Also I do iPhone apps -- you might have seen Subway Shuffle. It's kind of twisty-ish!

I've got some vague plans on new twisty stuff to build. But I'll probably start with a Dino Cube, to build up my skills, and to get it out of my system.


5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?

Several hundred; I don't have an exact count (mostly non-twisties; probably 50-60 twisties). Total worth is probably ~ $20,000 (heavily biased by the Berrocals).


6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?

I'm not especially fond of mazes, though I often make exceptions in the case of Oskar. Certainly my interest started with Rubik's cube. Probably the most in my collection by number would be interlocking wooden puzzles. I also really like anything that forces you to think outside the box -- the "aha" type of puzzle. Which actually can cut across most puzzle categories, though not typically twisties.

I will say also that I am completely uninterested in shape mods -- I don't see the point, except as an exercise in craftsmanship. A twisty puzzle is most elegant if its geometry reflects its true abstract structure. Ergo, a cube should be a cube! (That said, I did buy everything twisty available in the early 80s, including all the shape mods.)


7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?

Sentimental favorite would have to be the Rubik's cube. See above.


8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?

Berrocal's Richelieu. Probably worth ~ $6,000. I'd really like to have a Goliath (~$10K).


9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.

This is too hard for me to answer.


10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?

I'm a 2-dan go player. I have been quite into amateur astronomy, though I've let that lapse a bit (18" equatorial telescope is collecting dust). I play harpsichord. But mostly, for the past few years, running has been my predominant hobby by time spent. I've run 16 marathons (or longer) so far this year. The non-intellectual aspect of running bothers me, but it is addictive. (And they say it's good for your brain!)


11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?

My main claim to fame, I guess, is that I co-wrote ClarisWorks, and sold it to Claris, way back around '90. Unlike another poster here I don't use this forum as an escape from my software world -- my 15 minutes are long past. My heyday was before many of you were born.

I did my Ph.D at MIT. Most of my time there was working with Sussman and Minsky on AI. But in the end my thesis was about games and puzzles! It's now a book: http://www.amazon.com/Games-Puzzles-Com ... 1568813228


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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:46 pm 
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Hi,

1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
Geoffroy, 42 years old, Brussels, Belgium

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
first: Solving alone, without formula, second: collecting.
Since I saw what you do and if I have time, maybe building

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
I play the cube since 1979. For a long time I have only 3x3x3, 4x4x4, pyraminx and million barrel. 15 years ago, I begin to buy puzzle on flea market and looking in every toyshop I met.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
I will begin with Half Truncated Cube for mod and bandaged cube for playing.

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
I collect also other puzzles, maybe more than 1000. I can't estimate how much it's worth.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
I stop to collect advertising puzzle, and I mainly look for twistypuzzle. For other puzzle, I stop also to buy variations.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
defenitly the 4x4x4. For the 3x3x3 unfortunatly I have formula found in a comics magazine. With the 4x4x4, nothing, so I must resolve myself the parity problem (quiet long...) and learns me to resolve other twistypuzzles.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
I don't know

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
In twistypuzzles I have
a) solving: 4x4x4
b) appearance: floppy cube
c) feel: skewb
d) complexity: square one
e) other reasons: 6x6x6; it's take more time, after a long day, it's cool. I wait for the 8x8x8

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
Games: Magic, Middle Earth ccg, Pirates of the spanish main ccg, wings of war (not the computer game)...

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
Yes, my english is definitly very poor, so be patient with me.
And I go for the first time at the Dutch Cube day this sunday.

EDIT: Ma langue maternelle est le français, and ik spreek ook een beetje nederlands


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:32 pm 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
29, SI NY, Hard Worker, Mabaroo

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
Solving and collecting.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
Well I bought a 3x3 Rubik's cube when I was about 10, and never solved it. Thou I tryed many times. So I decided to look for a video on youtube. This was maybe the end of summer 09'.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
I made (not major) a 1x1x1, 1x1x2, 1x2x2 and 1x1x3.

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
My cubes are in my signature

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
LOL avoid the hard ones...

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
1x3x3...easy to carry :D

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
Tower cube I think.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
I love solving my 3x3...

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
I love playing video games. I also collect dice. (over 2,000)

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
I'm not that interesting. Just me... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:11 pm 
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im new, finally made an account that was approved after many attempts lol so i thought i would let everyone know who i am

1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?

16, NY longisland, school , greeneyeskater93shaun

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?

all of those, id mod more if i have money

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?

i got a cube in 6th grade and taught myself how to solve it using the guide it comes with (took about a month) and then i got a homer 2x2 head and it just took off and now im kinda running our of room lol

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?

1x2x2 , octagon barrel , 3x4x4 extended , 1x1 pyramid thing , 1x2x2 pyramid kinda thing , 2x3 magic , hexagonal dipyramid diamond (broke an edge so i cant finish) and a fused cube (wip)

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?

48-50 (idk if some count as puzzles)

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?

sky's the limit lol i dont have alot of money so i dont bye custom built puzzles b/c the price

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favorite and why?

1st 3x3, id never get rid of it or mod it

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?

golden cubes

9) What is your favorite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.

i guess id have to say my rubiks clock

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?

i sleep and listen to music, thats about it lol

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?

dont think so :?: lol

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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:32 am 
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Hey i finally got accepted to this amazing forum.
Im glad to be a part of this community :D

1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?

Im 16 and i live in sacramento,california.

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?

I love to speedsolve and i love all of the new puzzles coming out lately by drew,olz,oscar,tony,ect... sorry i didnt state anymore.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?


Ive been speedsolving for about 2 years. i started one summer because i was bored. i went out and bought a rubiks cube from target and i found a tutorial by tyson mao. then i found out about speedcubing and puzzle builing.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?

ive only built one puzzle. it was a half-truncated 3x3.

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?



I have around 30 puzzles. including 2 of those crappy cube4you gigaminx paperweights.lol

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?


i usually buy 3x3-7x7 cubes(up to 11) and other shape variations like megaminx's and square-1. I DO NOT BUY KO'S and i dont support KO's.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favorite and why?

My favorite puzzle in my collection is probably my black v-cube 5 because 5x5 is my favorite event.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?

my alexanders star.


9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.


a. mini type c 3x3
b. v-cube 7
c. v-cube 5
d. square-1

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?

Yes music is my life. ive been playing piano for 10 years and ive just started guitar. some of my favorite bands are breathe carolina, bring me the horizon, all time low, mayday parade, he is we, kill paradise, silverstein, the maine, we the kings, watchout theres ghosts, you me at six, ect....

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?

um i also like to skateboard, bmx, and skimboard.

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Another new member in the new year :)

1) Age, location, profession?
30 (soon to be 31) from Vienna, Austria and working in computer programming (self-employed).

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
I would say it's a good mix of all of those (as probably true for most of us). I like trying out new puzzles and I won't stop until I have solved them at least once. I'm not that much into speed solving, I'm happy enough with solving my 3x3x3 in under 3 minutes (still good enough to impress most people :lol: )
I recently got interested into building/modding.

3) How long have you been doing the above?
It all started when I got a 4x4x4 for christmas 3 years ago and since then most of the presents I got for birthdays/xmas have been puzzles-related to keep increasing my collection.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
My first mod (and what dragged me into puzzle modding) was a Square-2 from a Square-1, which still needs some finishing touches. (pictures)
At the moment I'm working on a Fisher's Cube, but that's only a first attempt from a really bad 3x3x3 which I'm not sorry to waste, trying out different kinds of methods for cutting and fillings to see what works best for me.

5) How many puzzles are in your collection?
At the moment I have 17 twisty puzzles. (picture)

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection?
I'm only interested in twisty puzzles. And I'm only looking to have one puzzle of each kind (no special stickered versions or different coloured variations). Only exception to this is if I have a really bad turning one, I might try to get one that is more fun to twist.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
My 4x4x4 because it was the one that got me started, even though I don't use it that much anymore.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
a) Megaminx/Gigaminx, in my opinion they are the most logical but also most intuitive for solving
b) Mirror Blocks Cube, it just looks awesome
c) my 5x5x5 turns really amazingly well
d) 1x3x3 floppy, so complex that it almost solves itself :lol:
3) The Void cube because I couldn't have imagined it to be possible.

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
Yes, actually I have quite a few.
One of my main hobbies is Origami (as you might see on my homepage).
Apart from that I'm also interested in Music (playing the guitar and the piano). I also read quite a lot and play computer games.

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Hi been browsing the forums for quite a time now and finally got accepted :D

1) I'm 13, and I'm in the USA, and i don't have a current profession.

2) I am not really a collector but i love to solve big cubes.

3) I've been solving for about 2 years and i don't thin I've lost touch with cubing.

4) I may not have successfully finished building a puzzle but I have a TON of puzzle ideas :wink:

5) I have about 7 puzzles and have 3 taken apart right now.

6) If I were to define boundaries i would say getting 12 more puzzles would be enough.

7) My most prized possessions in cubing are: my mom's original rubik's cube, and (most of you wont like this but) a 9x9.

8) The most monetary valued puzzle I have is the 9x9

9) All I have to say for favorite puzzle overall in cubing would be my 9x9

10) I don't really have any hobbies other than cubing except playing the game S4 League

11) There isn't really anything more interesting to me other than cubing but I'm sure I'll find something out. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:18 pm 
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Hello:
I'm Brightneo Lite. For those who ask, I will not reveal any personal info other than my puzzles collection.
I came to this forum to discuss about puzzles collections mainly.
My reasons for collecting are:
-Having different puzzles
-Having Rare puzzles (as much as I can afford)
-being able to solve them
-Display them with joy!!

I plan opening a museum as My collection grows enough.

I'm an open guy and like discussing many things. So, if you have certain topic you want to talk about, feel free to PM me.
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
I am 16 years old and live in Eaton Colorado my job currently is babysitting my sibbilings

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
My main interests in twisty puzzles is collecting and solving as many puzzles as possible.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
I have been solving puzzles for about two years by now and I am currently learning more oll and pll cases.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
I have built a 2x3 magic and a master magic. I am currently working on making an axis cube using the cut and paste method.

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
I have arround 30 puzzles in my collection and I would guess that they are worth arround $300 - $500.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
I collect all types of logic and thinking puzzles as long as the puzzle dosn't cost more than $40 (with a few ecceptions like V-Cubes).

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
My favorite puzzle for sentimental reasons would not actually be my puzzle, but rather my Mom's 3X3 that she has had for a long time. This is my favorite sentimentally because it is the first Twisty Puzzle I learned to solve past a pyraminx.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
My V-Cube 7 would probably be worth the most money on ebay.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
a) 3X3, b) V- Cube 7, c) 3X3, d) V- Cube 7, e) Rubik's icon

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
My other hobbies are quite extencive, and include origami, tatting, crocheting, making chain maille, and knot tying.

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
I don't have many other things interesting about me other than that I am trying to learn basic programming. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:28 pm 
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Location: Singapore
(1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
26, Singapore, Inforcommunication Researcher, yong.hao.ng

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
Initially I got hooked after solving 3x3 without help.
After that I started collecting puzzles for more challenge.
But now I need to look into building them since I ran out of puzzles and the rare ones are rather expensive :?

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
I have been solving twisty puzzles for a little more than 2 years, but it is probably interesting to state that 1.5 years out of that has been spent solving the 3x3.
As for building, it is only a recent thing.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
My girlfriend build a 1x2x2 and 1x1x3 (!) :lol: for me, stating the suitability of the difficulty.
Recently we made a 2x2x3 from a 4x4x4 but it lacks some finishing. Currently I am looking into building an axis cube.

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
Around 50 unique ones, probably in the 80s if I were to count in the mini 2x2, 3x3 and normal 3x3s which I prepared for building mods. As for cost... probably around 1000 SGD.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?
I used to collect some other random puzzles, but for now the only focus is on twisty ones.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
Definitely the 3x3! It was my first puzzle and it posted the most challenge to me among all the puzzles... I took 1.5 years to solve it :?

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
Dogic? I have an 11 coloured one from mefferts.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
a) Ultimate Skewb: I still don't have the "right" algorithm. I merely found 1 way to permutate the small parts and 1 way to permutate the big parts, so I need some time to go through the combinations :?

b) Meffert's Jing's Pyramind: So cute! :D

c) Megaminx: My best turning puzzle other than the basic nxnxn ones.

d) 3x3x3: Insanely difficult for a starting puzzle. :shock: Subsequent ones don't post much problems.

e) Bandaged cube: I have yet to find an algorithm for it, solving only on intuition.

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
I play Bridge! In fact I played in Singapore's youth team for 3 years or so. But not playing much recently due to work commitment. On top of that, I like to play all sorts of puzzles from online sources and my NDS.

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
Initially I was watching my girlfriend solving her 3x3 and I decided I should give it a try. I started solving it occasionally for about 1.5 years before I stumbled on an algorithm which my girlfriend told me is called a "sune" (or something like that).

I then solved the 3x3 solely using various combinations of the "sune" at different orientations. More importantly, I learnt some observation skills to help me solve the other puzzles. Many many puzzles are solved using almost entirely this "sune" technique (i.e. nxnxn and 12-sided puzzles).

I do not refer to any help for the puzzles, because I enjoy the challenge and won't mind if I can't ever solve them without help :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:29 pm 
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Location: Caister on sea, Norfolk, England
16, England, Student, No eBay ID.

My main twisty puzzles interest is in collecting, but I also enjoy speedsolving.

I've been solving for about 2 years. I've been collecting for just below that.

Can't answer

I have 60 puzzle sin my collection. I would guess it costs approximately £150 - £200

I don't collect wooden puzzles. That's about it.

My favourite puzzle is my Skewb or Rubik's magic. I just love them

I'd go with my Golden cube.

a) Skewb
b) Rainbow cube or Jing's pyraminx
c) Modded V-6
d) Golden cube. I still can't solve it :lol:

I juggle, I hacky sack, I like watching wrestling.

I have taught 4 of my friends how to solve the Rubik's cube. One of which is learning 4L-LL. Other 3 sub 1 min.

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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:03 pm 
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Location: Chichester, England
1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
13, United Kingdom, Student, LBpuzzles
2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
Mainly solving and collecting, but I would really like to get into building. I've come up with quite a few puzzle mechanisms.
3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
I've been cubing since December of 2008 and haven't stopped since.
4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
I've built a 1x2x3 Siamese cube, and what I plan to do in the near future for puzzle builds are:
Square-Ultimate (My own puzzle idea)
FF 3x3x5
Half Truncated Cube
Dino Cube
2 V-CUBE 6 Mods, and many more things!
5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
I have 45 Puzzles, and 3 in the mail. I'm guessing on the verge of £500.
6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid? All twisty puzzles. No folding, gravity (I'd possibly have a Cubedron Classic), pinecone puzzles. Otherwise I'm fairly free. Just mainly twisty puzzles.
7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
Pyraminx Crystal, when I get it :)
8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
Pyraminx Crystal, when I get it :)
9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
A. Gigaminx/3x3x4/Floppy Cube (PB: 0.10 seconds: proper scramble!)
B. Pyraminx Crystal, when I get it :)
C. V-CUBE 7
D. Gigaminx
E. Mozhi Diamond - It awesome, but not too awesome.
10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
Card magic, plate spinning, rollerblading, unicycling.
11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
I know the square root of 2 to 111 places off by heart :D

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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:53 am 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?

28, Quebec, Programmer, pinkstarz1984 (not seller)

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?

Solving and collecting.

3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?

It's been about 2 years i started learning what exists and how they are solved.

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?

I never built a puzzle, although i would like too. I have a couple of ideas but my knowledge of creating is pretty close to 0 so I don't know what will happen to my ideas. :cry:

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?

Well, i got about 30 twisty puzzles, but over 100 puzzles. I have no items worth a lot yet, i guess i could sell most of them for 5-10$, so probably around 500-1000$ US.

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?

I'm intrigued by new algorithms to solve new puzzles, so i avoid having puzzles with the same concept of solving.

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?

Right now, i got the mastermorphix that i enjoy...maybe because it's my most recent one, but it took me some time to get the feel that it's pretty much the same algo's as a 3x3x3.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?

I guess it would be Smaz's Heart.

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.

a) Mastermorphix
b) Megaminx
c) 3x3x3 Speed Cube
d) Super Square-1
e) Brainstring - I though it would be easy.. i scrambled the whole thing, but i'm losing patience as it's not unscrambling itself like i would of expected.

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?

Badminton, Running, Parkour...

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?

What i would like to share: I'm a big fan of solving puzzles and i'm thinking of making a database with all puzzles (as much as possible anyways) and especially solutions to them, as i find hard to find good quality solutions sites. If anyone would like to join my adventure, let me know. :roll:

Vince :scrambled:


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 Post subject: Re: Who's Who...
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:28 pm 
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Location: Hastings, MN, USA
1) Name, Age, location, profession, eBay ID?

Logan Kelly, 14 (15 on August 6th :)); Hastings, Minnesota; Student; rolldembones

2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?

Solving / collecting

3) How long have you been doing the above?

I've been solving puzzles for 4 years

4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?

I've built: pillowed fisher cube, Hexagonal dipyramid, cuboctahedron. I'm working on: Hybrids (not really a mod though), and an evil twin 4x4.

5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?

32 puzzles. >$250

6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid?

I'll collect anything except cast puzzles, and some random things (like babylon tower, and Hungarian rings (even though I have both of those :p))

7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?

My 25th aneversary 3x3 (R.I.P), because it was my first puzzle.

8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?

My Hexagonal dipyramid. (up for sale if anyone wants it!)

9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.

a) My type F-II b) My mf8 megaminx c) Tie between evil twin 4x4 and mirror blocks d) 3x3x4

10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?

There are things other than puzzles? jk, I like video games (call of duty, kingdom hearts (WHEN WILL KH3 COME OUT!!!), rock band), and sports (Basketball and Baseball).

11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?

Relient K is da bomb!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:03 am 
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1) Age, location, profession, eBay ID?
14, New York State, student, fmldents
2) Is your main twisty puzzles interest solving, collecting, building, or something else?
mainly solving and collecting, but I'm trying to start modding.
3) How long have you been doing the above? If (like most of us) you lost touch with the field for a while, tell us the story! How did you get dragged back in?
I've been cubing straight for about a year now
4) If you build puzzles, what have you built, and what are your current projects?
I'm getting cubes to make
fused cube
evil twin 4x4x4
1x2x3
1x2x2
pillowed and inverted 3x3x3's
and many more to come!
5) How many puzzles are in your collection? Would you dare estimate how much it's worth?
I have about 30 puzzles probably worth about 300 dollars
6) How would you define the "boundaries" of your collection? In other words, which types of puzzles do you collect, and which puzzles do you avoid? All twisty puzzles.
I like practicaly all puzzles, not metal puzzles, not gravity puzzles, but any twisty, sliding or folding I like.
7) Which one of your puzzles is the sentimental favourite and why?
I like my alexanders star the best.
8) Which one would currently have the most monetary value on eBay?
probably the alexanders star because it's old
9) What is your favourite puzzle overall for: a) solving, b) appearance, c) feel, d) complexity, e) other reasons.
I love my vcube 7 it's just a masterpiece
I love the cool color scheme on the alexanders star
10) Enough about puzzles. Do you have any other hobbies?
I unicycle, juggle, and I'm going to order speed stacks soon.
11) Is there anything else interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?
hmm..... I'm homeschooled, and me and my friend enjoy memorizing pi together.


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