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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:34 pm 
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If you have a skewb ultimate, take an average. i started the skewb ultimate section on http://www.speedcubing.com with the first submission.someone has to be faster than me :P


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I have now idea what a skewb is. It sounds like square + cube = the world most sqare cube. but anyway I just posted a bunch of my records on that site too. In 3x3x3 while doing situps and under a strobe light.

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Individual Times: 14.17, 12.93, (12.89), 13.12, 14.00, 15.59, 16.23, 14.11, 14.03, (17.61), 14.75, 14.89


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what solution do you use? I used to try and speedsolve it but was never any good. I used jaaps solution but didn't like it :S I have a really smooth-turning skewb though :)

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i used mefferts except i know a bunch of look-ahead techniques, my average is in the 40's right now.


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captaincrash- http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pid=621

Thats a skewb. Very common puzzle that Tony Fisher loves to mod. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:03 pm 
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A skewb why call it a skewb?

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Individual Times: 14.17, 12.93, (12.89), 13.12, 14.00, 15.59, 16.23, 14.11, 14.03, (17.61), 14.75, 14.89


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kewb = cube
s = strange? 8-)
skewb!!

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Pembo wrote:
kewb = cube
s = strange? 8-)
skewb!!


i thought it comes from the cut of the puzzle... it's not a solid twist, or a face twist. but the pieces are cut on a skewed angle....

but then again, that is strange :P

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and what reeech said!

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The Skewb gets its name from the skewed manner in which the cube turns.

I found that on some site, it sound right.

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I was under the impression it was originally called the Pyraminx cube and then someone wrote an artical shortly after it was released and called it a Skewb and the name stuck or something. I dunno. I think I read it somewhere. I think it was the instruction packet that came with my Meffert's Skewb.


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well for anyone who has a skewb "ultimate" since that was what i was originally talking about... can you tell me your average so i can see how fast i compare to others.didn't mean to start an origin topic lol.


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Kyle_A wrote:
well for anyone who has a skewb "ultimate" since that was what i was originally talking about... can you tell me your average so i can see how fast i compare to others.didn't mean to start an origin topic lol.
Isn't it basically the same inside as a Skewb and Skewb Diamond? It's just that you have to supercube/supersolve/"picture" solve it?


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x cool
did you read it here?
http://www.geocities.com/abcmcfarren/math/Skewb.htm


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Mefferts are sold out and he probably won't get any more. Apart from auction you will find them hard to get now.


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xcool wrote:
someone wrote an artical shortly after it was released and called it a Skewb

It was Douglas Hofstadter in a Scientific American column of July 1982. Never bothered to make a copy of the article, but I believe there was also a drawing of the Pyraminx Crystal in it.


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Mike G wrote:
xcool wrote:
someone wrote an artical shortly after it was released and called it a Skewb

It was Douglas Hofstadter in a Scientific American column of July 1982. Never bothered to make a copy of the article, but I believe there was also a drawing of the Pyraminx Crystal in it.


Hofstadter's two SciAm articles on twisty puzzles are reprinted in his book, "Metamagical Thema's".

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Tony Fisher wrote:
Mefferts are sold out and he probably won't get any more. Apart from auction you will find them hard to get now.
You're kidding! D:

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Casper116 wrote this on May 29,2005

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Leander, I don't know if this will help or not, but I just got an email reply from jing meffert about the availability of the diamond skewb. They are in stock and available. For those who are interested in a mefferts ultimate skewb jing wrote that they are hoping to have more sometime this year. Leander,I used the email address mpg@mefferts.com to contact jing and heard back within 48 hours. You might want to try emailing about your order.


Hopefully there will be more ultimate skewbs by the end of the year. Maybe some new puzzles too.

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Dodd wrote:
Casper116 wrote this on May 29,2005

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Leander, I don't know if this will help or not, but I just got an email reply from jing meffert about the availability of the diamond skewb. They are in stock and available. For those who are interested in a mefferts ultimate skewb jing wrote that they are hoping to have more sometime this year. Leander,I used the email address mpg@mefferts.com to contact jing and heard back within 48 hours. You might want to try emailing about your order.


Hopefully there will be more ultimate skewbs by the end of the year. Maybe some new puzzles too.
I sure hope so. I want to get one as well as a skewb diamond.

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