GuHong - color version

Radu (2010-08-31 07:33:25 +0000)
So, after all, is this cube considered legal in competitions or not? I haven't found a clear answer yet, maybe I haven't searched well enough on speedsolving, but there are a lot of thoughts about this. My personal opinion is that it should be illegal in competition, although I like this cube a lot. So, is there a final, official decision regarding this?
Ron (2010-08-31 09:11:02 +0000)
Hi Radu, No, the coloured Da Yan cube is not compliant with the current WCA Regulations, because it is possible to see colours on the back of the cube when you do a partial move (like 45 degrees). We could allow these and similar puzzles in future WCA Regulations, but I would not vote for it. Btw. the coloured Da Yan is a great puzzle. I was told that Da Yan means 'large goose', but that it is originally Da Yan Toe which means 'heavy smoker'. Have fun, Ron
Radu (2010-08-31 12:00:55 +0000)
[quote="Ron":3rubl96v] No, the coloured Da Yan cube is not compliant with the current WCA Regulations, because it is possible to see colours on the back of the cube when you do a partial move (like 45 degrees). We could allow these and similar puzzles in future WCA Regulations, but I would not vote for it. [/quote:3rubl96v] Thanks for the reply. I will redirect people to this topic to see the answer if they are still confused. Actually, I'm really thinking the same way, because of the 45 degrees issue. As I said in the first post, even if I like this cube a lot, I don't think it should be allowed either.