# Yahoo!

Hi everyone !

I was getting bored with solving question paper after question paper in my preparation for JEE . So just to freshen up a bit , I started playing with my Funskool 3X3 Rubik's Cube .

It was a while since I last touched it so I hadn't expected my time to be any good , but after around 5 minutes of whiling my time , I achieved something !

I had bettered my previous best of 20 seconds and solved it in 9.4 seconds !!

You can't imagine how happy I am ! I really am in the 7th Heaven !

I am pretty sure that there might be many people out here on Brilliant who are also interested in Speed Cubing , am I right ?

I request all Speed Cubers who are reading this , do comment on your solves here . I just want to compare myself with all the talented Speed Cubers out there ! Not just Speed Cubers but also those who are interested in it may also comment here .



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6 years, 4 months ago

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I'm pretty bad at cubing but anyway, here's my timing:

$\infty$

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Better than mine. I complete mine in around

$\dfrac{1}{0}$

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Wow! $-\infty$? Damn... you're a master.

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Hahahaha

- 6 years, 4 months ago

What method do you use ?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Oh... Um... I use a very well known method known as just twisting it around. The timing can be approximated to be infinity.

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Oh , yeah . I must really say it's a quite efficient method :P

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Haha,lol :P xD

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I use the same method as Julian except at the end, I thro the Rubik's cube with great force from my balcony to the ground.

- 6 years, 4 months ago

See , this is why I posted this note . I keep on getting beautiful methods of Speed cubing !

- 6 years, 4 months ago

While solving the Rubik's cube , I be like :

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- 6 years, 4 months ago

Hi Hippo ! :P

@Thaddeus Abiy Are you into Speed Cubing ?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I would call it "speed" cubing..But yeah, I was really into it at one point. @Beakal Tiliksew does legit speed cubing though..

- 6 years, 4 months ago

My best is $15$ seconds......But that's for solving one face :P

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Lol ! You got me . I was shocked when I read the first part of your sentence .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

ROFL!

- 6 years, 4 months ago

What's that ?

Btw , I have replied . If you know what I mean :P

- 6 years, 4 months ago

ROFL - Rolling over floor laughing!!

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Oh ! Guess I'm still not familiar with all the SMS acronyms .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Just check this out guys ! Looks like he's a true Rubik's Cube Fan !

- 6 years, 4 months ago

# Insanecuber !!

- 6 years, 4 months ago

@Azhaghu Roopesh M Yeah,he is.I saw the video in which he solved the 17x17x17.Did you see it?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Lol! I just saw it . He's really a god . I wouldn't even be able to hold that huge cube in my hand properly :P

- 6 years, 2 months ago

Me too! LOL

- 6 years, 2 months ago

Can you give me a link?

- 6 years, 2 months ago

I said I also wouldn't be able to hold that huge cube in my hand properly :P.

- 6 years, 2 months ago

Mine is 30 sec for the whole cube.

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Which method do you use ?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

No not scary .. I was in a bad mood... and tried to refresh myself by reading something but got a headache then I tried some maths but was unable to understand. Then I picked up the cube which I bought just a week before. It was the frustration which caused that. But since then I never bought another cube.

- 6 years, 4 months ago

u are close to beating the world record!!!

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Yeah . Close but not close enough !

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Some amount of practice might be enough :). BTW my timing is 57s. Can't find out a way to better it

- 6 years, 4 months ago

So you too use Fridrich ?

I have found out that ZZ method is the best but I just can't change my methods right now , it'll take a lot of time to get back on track using the new method . So I guess I'll have to stick with Fridrich and just improve my speed .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

No I use the layer method. I learnt it first. It'll take time to learn Fridrich method or zz method......may be I'll be able to give time to them after jee(2016).......how much time did you take to learn the Fridrich method????

- 6 years, 4 months ago

2 hours .During that time , cubing was the only thing that I did ! Literally , I sat in one corner of my room and after 2 hours or so , I did my first solve in 45 seconds .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Nice:).....then it would take me around 2 days(2hrs each day)

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Lol! That only makes it 4 hours :P

- 6 years, 4 months ago

No....it makes it more than 10 hrs, as I would be thinking about it the whole day........after all solving Rubik's cube is an art of thinking.

- 6 years, 4 months ago

i tried a lot but can't solve in less than 30 sec i will take around 40 sec

- 5 years, 6 months ago

Cool! When I was small I used to solve it in around 2 minutes(maggie xD), at present I don't know how much time I'll take because I lost my cube :(

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I too used to solve it in around 2 minutes.

- 6 years, 4 months ago

What method do you use ?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

@Azhaghu Roopesh M I don't use any advanced methods .I just solve it layer by layer.

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Try out Fridrich method . It's the easiest and the one that's closely related to the one that you use and you'll be solving the cube in under a minute ! Just try it out :)

- 6 years, 4 months ago

So do you have any plans on starting cubing again ?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Yeah when I'll travel if I find someone selling(in train actually) then I'll definitely buy it BTW whats the world record?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

3X3

5.55 for a single solve - By Mats Valk

7.9 seconds for an average of 5 solves - By Felix Zemdeggs

Now comes the interesting part !

2X2

0.69 seconds !!!!! for a single solve - By Christian Kaserer

Although I can only manage around 7 seconds for a 2X2 cube.

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Oh! You are very close to them (Y), your next task should be blind fold :p I remember the record is of around 20 seconds.

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Nah! I might be close but I can't reach them . It's very much similar to the fact that you can score 320+ in JEE Mains but it's difficult to score 350 + . But I'm sure that many of you guys are going tobreak that jinx this year ;)

Actually I won't be able to memorise a whole cube , so I can't do the blindfolded thing . But yeah , I have tried the one-handed solve (1 minute 4 seconds ) and solving a 3X3 by looking at a mirror(2 minutes) .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

oh great! I always enjoyed minesweeper,do you happen to have a thing for minesweeper too?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Not really . I just consider that as a game of luck ! (which I don't have)

But I can solve the 15 Puzzle in about 25-30 seconds (I play the one for iPad , not the real one since that just worsens my time)

I also have a thing for Tangram , Brainvita (19 seconds , the real one , not the video game) , and mostly any thing related to solving puzzles .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

do you like strategy based games,like chess?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I like to watch Chess matches but have never played them . The reason is because mostly I like to play Carrom .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Al the Best for your IIT exam @Azhaghu Roopesh M . I'm sure you will crack it!

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Are bhai GS mere ghar ke piche hai :D

- 6 years, 4 months ago

:D Great! Btw ,Are you 22? As per your profile,

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I am 18 yo, will be giving JEE this year :D

- 6 years, 4 months ago

All the best bro! :D

- 6 years, 4 months ago

What do you mean by GS ?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I had just learnt how to solve a $3\times3$ cube, and my personal best is far too low than yours @Azhaghu Roopesh M it is 1 minute 15 seconds!

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Don't worry , even my first solve was 45 seconds , but I came down didn't I ? You'll reduce your time too :)

- 6 years, 4 months ago

What method do you use ?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I don't know the exact name of the method, but I'm pretty sure you'll understand if I say "I use the layer by layer method". . .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Fridrich CFOP ?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I don't know? My friends it taught me last month!

- 6 years, 4 months ago

OK . Do ask them abt it .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Oh surely! I will, as my next academic year begins tomorrow, I'd spare some time to talk with them and know more about it!

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Thanks , Sravanth :)

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Btw, will all the students who get selected in the mains get a seat in any of the IIT's in India???

- 6 years, 4 months ago

No . That's why JEE Advanced is there for . You have to clear JEE Advanced and that too with a very good score to get into any of the prestigious IITs .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

How many students in average get selected to the advanced then???

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I'm really sorry but I am not aware of those details . But you just have to get marks above the cutoff to clear Jee Mains . Last year it was 113 out of 360 . Pretty low .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Well thank you very much! I don't want to disturb you any more!

And, if and only if you would like to spare time(after you complete you IITJEE mains and advanced and other exams), can you please suggest some good tips and books for me, please . . .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Sure :) I'll do it on the 4th of April .And Good Luck for your new academic session that starts tomorrow !

Don't forget to play some pranks on your friends :P

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Thank you!

Oh yes! sure, I am not a very idle guy who doesn't like playing pranks on his friends!

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I used to do this way back. I still have my cube.. It was a craze in class 9 and 10.... @Vishnu H Nair could do it the fastest in our group of peers(then). Not sure I remember, but his fastest solve was around 20 seconds or so. My time then(and now) is about 40-45 seconds. I use intuitive F2L and 2 Look OLL and PLL. The fun part is that you can't forget how to solve it.... muscle memory for the win! @Azhaghu Roopesh M

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Exactly ! My friends ask me to teach them some of my favorite algorithms , but my mind goes blank each time they do so .

I can't explain them that it's been etched into my muscle memory and that I cannot just tell them the notations .

Well , you'll laugh at me , but I don't use Intuitive F2L . I just use the basic Fridrich Algorithms , and two of my own ones ! And I rely on moving my fingers fast , rather than memorising the Algs .

When I think abt it now , I really feel that I can get a decent sub- 10 solve time if I memorise some more Algs , but I just am not able to do it .

Let's have a match if we meet after JEE .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

my prediction : both of you will have a match at IIT Bombay.

- 6 years, 4 months ago

May your prediction come true ! I hope even you are with us :) We'll have a Brillianters Club there !

- 6 years, 4 months ago

My best is around 20 second for 1 face. Im able to arrange only two faces and as I try arrange the third one,previous two gets dearranged. . :(

But my best friend @Akshay Bodhare is pretty damn good in speed cubing! $\ddot\smile$

- 6 years, 4 months ago

That's where algorithms come in . To try to keep on solving without your efforts getting wasted .

Hmm , good to know about Akshay . What's his best solve till now ? Don't tell me it's less than 9.46 seconds! I want to be happy for some more time !

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I dont remember. I will ask him to comment his best time. But he is not only good in 3x3 , but also in solving 4x4 and 5x5 cubes.

- 6 years, 4 months ago

My best is 45 seconds,I really stop after solving the first two layers simultaneously thinking about which algorithm to use.I am bad at remembering OLL,PLL,F2L. Btw,I can solve 4x4 in 2 min 10 sec,5x5 in about 4 min.I am nothing compared to people like Feliks and the like. Your time is really good you can easily become the best in India.

- 6 years, 4 months ago

What I do is while cubing , I don't think . I leave everything to my hands , no mind work is involved . So it doesn't lead to any confusion .

Also cubing is the only prominent art wherein muscle memory is greatly tested . So you really can't forget cubing !

Nah! I can never become the best . After managing that 9 seconds solve , I cubed for another 5 minutes , and my average was 11-12 seconds . Seems like that 9.46 seconds was just by luck . Besides there are some of my friends who solve in less than 8 seconds consistently .

I don't know 4X4 and 5X5 . Maybe I'll learn it after JEE .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Actually that's the real problem . I don't like memorising algorithms . I know that's the only solution , though !

Let's see after JEE , if I am able to compete with you in a Rubik's competition with 2x2 ,3x3,4x4, and 5x5 !

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I've touched the Rubik's Cube just once and tried to solve it. I don't know what it was, my rough handling, aggression of not being able to solve or the smash which I continuously gave it... but it BROKE apart. :D

- 6 years, 4 months ago

the smash which I continuously gave it

Really ? Wow ! You are scary !

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Ok :)

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Yep.. but you know.. after reading your note and being familiar with your new record I'm really amazed. I was just thinking if you could give me a little bit of advice on which kind of algorithms you use which solving it ? If its convincing, I'll give it another shot. :D

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Sorry for calling you scary !

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Nothing to say sorry. Friends can have this much of bantering. :)

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I use the Fridrich method developed by Lady Jessica Fridrich .

I just tried google up the pdf that I use but it seems the free version was pulled back and hence I can't provide you the link .

First of all see this . This is the most basic method of all . once you learn this by heart , you can start using Fridrich method .

For F method there are many sources other than the pdf that was removed . You can try this .

Just try them out and if you don't feel comfortable with this method , just @mention me here and I'll try to help you out :)

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Well thank you very much... I think you just augmented the number people solving Rubik's cube by 1. Do you got what I mean ?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Congrats Rishabh ! Looking forward to hearing from you after your first solve !

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Yeah thanks.. but first I have to buy a cube .. :D

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Ofc but try not to break this one :P :)

- 6 years, 4 months ago

My best is 29 seconds for the whole cube. :)

P.S. How come were you able to solve the whole cube in 9.4 seconds? o.O Did you even shuffle the cube? XD @Azhaghu Roopesh M

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Yeah ! I shuffled it . It's really nice to know that there are many Speed cubers out here =)

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Best of luck for your IIT exam!

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Mehul $\ddot\smile$

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I can solve the 3 by 3 in around 28 seconds using the beginners method but by using CFOP method I can take around 40 seconds . Now I am trying to learn the ZZ method which has a great one hand potential to solve it . And also I can solve 2 by 2 ,blindfolded and with feet . And also the rubik's revenge . and the mirror cube .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Mirror Cube is fun to solve! 2 by 2 as well.

- 6 years, 4 months ago

All the puzzles like this are fun to solve .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

ZZ method ? If I am not wrong , it's the one using Eoline right ? A friend of mine uses it and always beats me by around 4-5 seconds . Do learn it and pls teach me since I wasn't able to learn it online ^_^

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I have some videos like 2 by 2 blindfolded , 3 by 3 blindfolded , 4 by 4 tutorial and the ZZ method , if you can give me your e-mail id i can mail them now , I am very sure you would learn them all .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

How will you send videos? That'll take time . Btw , if you have links , can you post it here ?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I will tell the names of the videos . if you want to learn 2 by 2 , 4 by 4 , 5 by 5, the best video is serges b tutorials , for 3 by 3 blindfolded is noah cubes , for 2 by 2 blindfolded it is by coren puzzle , for ZZ method it is asmallkitten.

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Thanks , I'll surely look it up :)

- 6 years, 4 months ago

ok , here's my

I'll give you my mail id there .

- 6 years, 2 months ago

Toggle the first and last rows of a 3x3 rubix cube as fast as possible and you will solve it in no time

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Yeah , if you keep on doing a certain pattern of moves over and over again , you'll end up with the solved cube !

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Whoa @Azhaghu Roopesh M 9.4 seconds!? I usually take 1 minute but just like you I haven't been playing with it recently so my average time has gone up to 80sec. I use the Fridich method but I haven't learnt all the algorithms yet. Can you suggest what I should do to improve?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Well , all I did learn some basic algorithms and make some of mine (just 2) and I speed cube almost every hour (well started it yesterday after a really long time) so my speed is maintained !

So which method do you use?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

My best is 35 seconds :D.. .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Which method do you use ?

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Fridich method... But its all about speeding up your fingers... And i guess nobody can beat your time here... You are close enough to break world Record.

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Haha , maybe . But I do it just for fun . I don't know if I'll ever go through the hassle of registering for a competition and taking part in it .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

I think you should take part :D... Your time is really awesome

- 6 years, 4 months ago

Thanks :) I'll see after JEE

- 6 years, 4 months ago

DAMN!! you are faster than me.. My best time was 21.4 seconds .

- 6 years, 4 months ago

$\stackrel{{\Large\wedge\,\wedge}}{{\Large\smile}}$

- 6 years, 4 months ago

How much time does it take you to solve the Rubik's revenge??

- 6 years, 4 months ago

At last I'm now able to solve the cube... I'm a beginner in that and my best time was 6 and a half minutes thanks @Azhaghu Roopesh M for giving me motivation and that PDF file

- 6 years, 2 months ago

That's great news ! Now try to learn finger tricks and bring down your time to less than a minute :D

Even though I have left B'ant for now , I still use Google + for academic purposes , you can catch me there if you have an account .

- 6 years, 2 months ago

Yeah I have an account.. I'll get in touch with you just after 10th May. And by the way.. my new best time is 4 minutes. :D :D

- 6 years, 2 months ago

i learned to solve through the F2L method but it confused me a lot than solving the cube by solving each layer

- 6 years, 2 months ago