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 Post subject: Gracefully Removing Impossiball Pieces
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2000 5:19 am 
Does anyone know how to "gracefully" remove pieces from Meffert's Impossiball? I can remove a piece, to make it a sliding piece puzzle, and then put is back, but I need to use a large amount of force, especially when putting the piece back in.
I'm concerned that the thin disks that the pieces ride on will eventually crack if you have to resort to such "gorilla" tactics.


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 Post subject: Must be a different types of impossiballs
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2000 5:47 pm 
The thin joints that are attached to the center in my impossiball are very flexible. It's easy to remove and replace a piece in mine. Perhaps you have a different kind.
Michael


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 Post subject: Different types?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2000 9:19 am 
I just got my impossiball from Meffert's within the past month. I haven't done any research into the history of this puzzle. Still, it's an interesting problem to think about: how flexible can you make the plastic before it interferes with the smooth movement of the puzzle pieces?

Anyway, do you just pull the pieces out and push them back in? Do you pay attention to the orientation of the piece with respect to the slots in the puzzle body?


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 Post subject: Old one
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2000 9:19 am 
Mine's an old one. It has two white sides. To get the final piece in I push up the flexible pieces and lower the last piece in.
Michael


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