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 Post subject: Dino Skewb
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:06 am 
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ok, so yesterday I finally finished dying and stickering my Dino Skewb (Along with my Professor Pyraminx (Thanks Dr. Sticker). So now I can get to solve it.

Or at least try.. I havent had any success yet! I am thinking of some way to reduce it. but no luck.

Now, I dont want any solution or any hints (maybe I do? :) ) yet! I wanna work something out myself.

So who owns one? and what are your experiences with it? and can you give any hints that doesnt give too much away?

Sigurd

ps. I think this might be mu toughest puzzle (along with the professor pyraminx :) ) yet! (I thought the same about my face turn octahedron until I solved it tho)

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 Post subject: Re: Dino Skewb
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:24 pm 
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Konrad has one and he told me solving it was very difficult indeed. But I guess he would rather tell you about that himself.

Good to hear you finished building it. I'd love to see a picture of your one!

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 Post subject: Re: Dino Skewb
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:49 pm 
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Doubleyou wrote:
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So who owns one? and what are your experiences with it? and can you give any hints that doesnt give too much away?

Sigurd

ps. I think this might be mu toughest puzzle (along with the professor pyraminx :) ) yet! (I thought the same about my face turn octahedron until I solved it tho)
I had mentioned in the rare puzzles thread, that I'm probably the only person in the universe who owns them both, a Dino Skewb and a Master Skewb. You had replied, that you will join me soon. Do you remember?
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Congratulations to the Dino Skewb :D
What about the Master Skewb?

Regarding the turning: Tom had lubricated it already and it turned quite OK out of the box.
I've used my favourite silicone spray a few more times. Now it turns very well.

Pictures would be nice.

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[I have started with a strategy where I had solved the corners first and after that the centres.
Now I'm using a reduction method, where I build the complete edges of the Dino first (two corners + two centres of the Dino Skewb). Then I solve the Dino with Dino moves only. That's the fun part.
That way, I have more freedom and need less - sometimes confusing - setup moves.

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 Post subject: Re: Dino Skewb
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:40 pm 
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Konrad, yes! I look very much forward to having both those puzzles. Only difference will be that my Master Skewb will be correctly proportioned :P
Tom, I will post pictures of my dino skewb soon! I am very very pleased with this puzzle. Its so stable and well designed. It has little troubles with the dino cut, but it all works out with a little time. I am surprised how well my dying turned out! It was my first ever and I was cuite nervous as I was dying two puzzles with a value of 700+ dollar.. wow

thee came out completely black! And that surprised me a little, cuz most pictures I have seen on dyed WSF looks like dark grey. but no! real black it is!

Thanks for the tip! I will see what I can do. It will take some time before this baby gets solved.. I have solved up to one half of the puzzle with basic fail and learn, pretty fun. But I suspedted I needed some kind of reduction for solving the whole thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Dino Skewb
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:20 pm 
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btw
thanks for the tip! I have now solved all edge pairs. the put them in their correct places. would it help to split them up like skewb corners, helping me setting up for those centers?

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