Personal Records

Hands (2005-05-21 05:06:17 +0000)
My personal best is 1 minute 32.46 seconds. I know this is very slow compared to everyone else but I have only had my cube for about 4 or 5 days now. I set that record my second day I had it. On average, I solve it between 1 minute 55 seconds and 2 minutes 5 seconds. Am I doing any good so far?
Ron (2005-05-21 05:42:34 +0000)
Hi, Of course you are doing well! I estimate that less than 2% of the population have ever solved a cube. So you are among the best. :-) It all depends on what your goal is. Most people think 1 minute is very fast. So you can be very fast, if you stick to your current system and keep on practicing a bit. Learning a better system is necessary to solve under 30 seconds. And much more practice. Good luck! Ron
Hands (2005-05-21 14:37:46 +0000)
I haven't lubricated my cube but just by solving it slowly, I can tell that I am getting faster, and am even being able to "see ahead" and cut some moves out. It's really funny because I play with it constantly, and it is like my best friend. I have had it at school everyday since I got it and people are just floored by how quickly I can solve it. And then I tell them that there are people that are much faster and most say, "You're joking right?". Customers at work like to watch me play with it, and they will mix it up and watch me solve it.
Guest (2005-05-21 15:53:30 +0000)
My personal record is 50.44 seconds. And i've had my cube for about a month
Smapla (2005-05-24 21:43:02 +0000)
48.28 seconds. About a month as well... @Hands, what method do you use? If you're just using my layer by layer, you should try working corner. Also, if you lube your cube, your time will be 3/4 of what it normally is. PS, who else has really freaking bad orange stickers? they peel off like crazy. EDIT: I forgot to mention, but being that fast at only a week is crazy fast. You must be able to memorize algs really fast.
Guest (2005-05-25 20:27:10 +0000)
Ok, here's my suggestion for bad stickers. If they peal off, put Super Glue, or some intence glue (not regular) glue on the back of the stickers, and place it back on. MAKE SURE YOU DONT GET GLUE ON ANYTHING ELSE. To do this, i like to take out the cubie to be sure of it. If they fade, that means that the plastic protection has come off. Simple take a marker of the color you need, color the sticker, and put a piece of clear tape over it. This will stop it from fading again. Next, take an exacto knive, and cut around the sticker. To get rid of extra tape. If your compleatly missing a sticker, print from a computer a block of that color, and super glue it to the cubie. Then just put clear tape over it. [quote:3lnim49f]I haven't lubricated my cube but just by solving it slowly, I can tell that I am getting faster, and am even being able to "see ahead" and cut some moves out. It's really funny because I play with it constantly, and it is like my best friend. I have had it at school everyday since I got it and people are just floored by how quickly I can solve it. And then I tell them that there are people that are much faster and most say, "You're joking right?". Customers at work like to watch me play with it, and they will mix it up and watch me solve it.[/quote:3lnim49f] Hehe, at my work ( i work for a toystore that sells them, but not officialy, cause im underage ) we have a cube on display, and if a visitor can solve it (in under 10 minutes), we give them a free keychain cube. So far, havn't given one away yet, and it's been on display for a couple weeks. lol
Hands (2005-05-27 06:31:44 +0000)
I would walk in and solve it and get a keychain cube, but I don't live in NE. And about my stickers, I no longer have a white side, since the other colors are beginning to fade white (Except the orange, which is practically white). I have a black side instead. It really gives my cube a much darker, haunting feel it seems. i pulled off all my white stickers and pulled the clear pieces off my orange stickers. Maybe some nail polish will suffice?
Guest (2005-05-28 01:43:17 +0000)
I'd go with some high-power white out, then put clear tape over it and use an exacto to trim it.
Hands (2005-05-28 06:52:37 +0000)
Me + Whiteout = bad experience. I try to stay away from the stuff. But if I must, then it will come to that.
Hands (2005-05-28 14:05:42 +0000)
[quote="Smapla":3pd8yumn]48.28 seconds. About a month as well... @Hands, what method do you use? If you're just using my layer by layer, you should try working corner. Also, if you lube your cube, your time will be 3/4 of what it normally is. PS, who else has really freaking bad orange stickers? they peel off like crazy. EDIT: I forgot to mention, but being that fast at only a week is crazy fast. You must be able to memorize algs really fast.[/quote:3pd8yumn] I guess I can memorize things pretty fast. I guess that comes with the territory I am in. Being in marching band, I have to have between 6-10 songs memorized each year. I used to have to look at them pretty much everyday, but now, I can play through them 3-4 times and I have it. The corner solution for solving a Rubik's Cube. Haven't tried it yet. It will be interesting. Does it shave off any moves or time? Is it essentially quicker? And by quicker I mean, is it easier to see ahead and to turn the pieces without have to switch hands so much?
Guest (2005-05-28 16:11:42 +0000)
No, it's not nececarily quicker, just simpler. But hey, if you like it, go for it. I would suggest learning the ZB method, it's probably the fastest there is now. http://www.cubezone.be has the algorithms
Bob (2005-06-01 05:30:41 +0000)
I'd recommend something much simpler before attempting to learn ZB! So many algorithms for it!
Anonymous (2005-06-05 19:27:45 +0000)
So that's what ZB is... Holy crap... insane...
Kai (2005-06-07 15:01:07 +0000)
If you'd like a benchmark, after having my cube for about Six months, I had my average down to roughly 35 seconds. I didn't break 45 seconds till I learned how to "lube the cube" with the Silicon Spray (which also works great on Bike Chains, it's like Super Duper Long Lasting WD-40.) If you have problems with your stickers, I'd suggest taking a look [url=http://grrroux.free.fr/workshop/workshop.html:iufta6gq]here[/url:iufta6gq] for some suggestions. I just restickered my oldest cube this week doing it this way, and it looks like I've got my Underwater Indestructo-Cube now :) Good luck :)
Smapla (2005-06-11 01:52:11 +0000)
crap it keeps logging me out... that was me^, guest. new best, 35.11.
Tyson (2005-06-17 15:51:32 +0000)
That's great. Getting a sub-30 solve is just around the corner for you then. Is 35.11 a single time or an average? When I was cubing, sub-30 was a nice goal in terms of average. People work differently but frequently we speak of "barriers," just psychological mental times that are for some reason tough to break. Sub-20 average is of course one of the biggest ones, but sub-30 average is also a tough one as well. So is sub-25... but I'm sure you'll be there very soon.
Anonymous (2005-06-21 19:04:54 +0000)
Well, I had a real interesting day on my way back from band camp. I hadn't touched my cube in about 2 weeks, so I picked it up and took it with me. I was fiddling with it throughout the day and I started "speed" solving it about 3PM. By 4PM, I had broken my old record of 1:33 4 times, improving my new one each time. It went: 1:30 1:26 1:16 0:53 I was like, "Wow."
Hands (2005-06-21 19:07:56 +0000)
[quote="Anonymous":28s3jzjn]Well, I had a real interesting day on my way back from band camp. I hadn't touched my cube in about 2 weeks, so I picked it up and took it with me. I was fiddling with it throughout the day and I started "speed" solving it about 3PM. By 4PM, I had broken my old record of 1:33 4 times, improving my new one each time. It went: 1:30 1:26 1:16 0:53 I was like, "Wow."[/quote:28s3jzjn] That was me.
Smapla (2005-06-26 15:07:09 +0000)
33.11, and it's a single time sadly. :( but hopefully i'll get a good average soon EDIT:29.52!!! finally broke 30 secs! new average too: 37.70 secs
Thom (2005-08-10 22:08:10 +0000)
Some times I've not submitted to speedcubing.com: Megaminx: around 8 mins. Cube: 34.37 (note, this isn't lubed or a decent cube, it always gets stuck) Clock blindfolded: 290.72 seconds.
punjabipimp (2005-10-27 05:19:10 +0000)
my personal record is 16 seconds and i learned to solve a cube like 6 months ago but only started "speedcubing" a month ago... i average about 33 though
Ravi (2006-07-23 20:27:32 +0000)
I got a 13.28 average yesterday. I think that puts me in first place in the US. My non-lucky single solve is 10.72.
Ravi (2006-07-23 20:29:10 +0000)
Er, that's [i:vt21ni8f]best[/i:vt21ni8f] non-lucky single solve.
rowan (2006-08-10 06:29:11 +0000)
i jsut got a 26.xx average today and i have only been cubing since about 4-5 months ago my original goal was to get sub 30 so i would be better than this kid who my friends said went to my school last year it changed after 1.5-2 months or so when i got a sub 30 time so now my goal is sub 20 i would really like to get that before next april but its ok as long as I get it.
Lemonhead7t7 (2006-12-10 00:13:06 +0000)
42.23 seconds! i was amazed, mainly because it wasnt lucky, and i hadnt learned all the algs
whats.ur.gt (2006-12-15 01:10:11 +0000)
My best ever non-lucky solve is 1:58 yes it does suck, but I do use a very old cube, non-lubed, and I use a very slow layer by layer method I anyone could give me tips or another method to solve it, it would be greatly appreciated 1:58.76 = 118.76 pathetic
eldar11 (2007-01-03 15:49:44 +0000)
well I have no idea how long ago I started cubing but i have an average down about 1:10 and a best single solve time of 54.69 and thats with the method I learned first. I need some help on memorizing algorithms for Fridrich method like the OLL and the PLL stuff and I never really used acual algorithms for F2L I just do it, it just goes, but I feel that this isn't as fast as it should be. I really would like some help memorizing these algorithms if you guys have any tips please post again
whats.ur.gt (2007-01-06 17:51:30 +0000)
Been working at it since then, now averaging 75 seconds with a pb of 56.xx Better, still not lubed but hope to get some soon
Felipe dos Santos Gomes (2007-08-22 23:56:18 +0000)
I've solved the cube in 01:42... I'm trying to solve it as fast as I can, but I can't do it better, using the layer by layer method.
brad711 (2008-01-25 22:19:17 +0000)
19.19 Seconds, 27ish average. I've been speedcubing for 3 months.
wnsklar (2008-01-26 00:25:16 +0000)
I'm happy to announce that two weeks ago I executed my all time pb 15.92 seconds :D
Seraph (2008-02-24 07:53:01 +0000)
Hi guys, I'm new here :wink: . My fastest record is quite slow actually which is 35.28 seconds, doesn't even sub 30. average of 45 seconds, about that. :oops: Well, myself I haven't even saw any competition held in Malaysia, my country and it looks like not really many people plays this over here. I was inspired by Tyson actually, when he plays the cube in Beauty and the Geek which is only shown last year June and I brought a cube and started playing after that and I totally doesn't understand the instruction and I only understand the Chinese in there which is one this step does and I sort in out in about 1 day time~~ And I just recently realized that there's a four step solution but I still can't understand the notation used... *Call me idiot please*. So now I am trying to figure out making first and second layer totally by myself cause there is no one else which knows how to even solve the cube except those who taught by me since I'm the best around~~ XD Wish me luck on finding those ways~~ I'm totally lost when it comes to the second layer one is in place but the first layer one is on top and some others... Hope I can get those algorithm someday... :mrgreen:
BOSSCUBER (2015-02-27 14:27:09 +0000)
3x3 17.649 2x2 2.590 5x5 9 mins 7x7 i cheated megaminx 3:23 pyraminx 5 seconds 2x2 3x3 skewb pyraminx relay 54 seconds 2x2 3x3 relay 30 seconds I just bossed dat :P
gagou9 (2015-02-28 20:34:33 +0000)
you're still bumping very old topics. Please check the date before posting!
Kris12 (2015-03-01 09:15:27 +0000)
I did a Pyraminx for 16.66 secs!!!
cyberubik77 (2015-03-14 20:11:12 +0000)
I got a 10.07 in 3x3 unofficial, that's my PR. I also got an 0.37 for 2x2 with a randomly generated 11-move scramble. I guess I'm okay.
BrunaFernandaM (2015-03-15 22:24:03 +0000)
My personal best time is 55 seconds, very slow, but my cube is very very bad, my little cousin threw it on the sand last month and it's terrible now. I've already bought a new one, just waiting for it. When I get it I PROMISE I will get better :/
BrunaFernandaM (2015-03-15 22:27:20 +0000)
[quote="Felipe dos Santos Gomes":3bugs8hp]I've solved the cube in 01:42... I'm trying to solve it as fast as I can, but I can't do it better, using the layer by layer method.[/quote:3bugs8hp] You can do it better, my record with the layer by layer method is 55 secs, just try some new moves with the fingers instead of moving your hands, and look for some tips to get faster :)
pgcuber (2015-03-20 04:47:54 +0000)
3x3. 4.11 4x4 22.56 5x5, 49.55 pyraminx 1.23 skewb 2.05
TheCuber1 (2015-03-24 23:57:08 +0000)
[quote="pgcuber":1wrjmw86]3x3. 4.11 4x4 22.56 5x5, 49.55 pyraminx 1.23 skewb 2.05[/quote:1wrjmw86] No. Just. No. I really don't think you are faster than Feliks in any way, shape, or form.
Epic_Cuber9053 (2015-09-25 02:31:03 +0000)
I have known how to solve a cube since Christmas 2014. I went from a rubiks 2.0 to a zhanchi (received in January) and I have been averaging about 23 seconds lately. I use a QIYI Bullfight and a Hualong. Is that good?