Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A Tough Solve. Four Cubes Discussed.

This scramble was really difficult for me to solve. I messed up originally because I mixed up a couple words. I changed the story a little to make it easier to recall. This one started with an edge 3-cycle which was quite easy and solved 3 of the edges right off. Then I went to the corners. But I tacked on an edge sentence as if it was a corner sentence. I tried to backtrack but messed up somehow and gave up. This morning I reviewed the story again and successfully solved it on the new Duncan cube.

B2 D U F' D U B' F2 L F' R D2 L2 B' F' D2 L2 R2 B D' F D U B D' U' F' D' B' R
cycle edgesL to S to C
2 (to)VerilyDie

Of my 4 cubes the Duncan is my least favorite. I'm not sure if it is the stickers, or the lightness of the puzzle, or what. You would think I have a favorite of my other 3 but I don't. There is something about the Rubik's Cube with tiles that appeals to me even though it is sort of clunky and noisy. The carbon fiber Dreampark cube has a nice feel. And now that I have lubed the Zanchi I really like the way it feels. I don't like the way it looks as much as the other 3, but I like the absence of stickers when solving. I like the looks of the Dreampark cube except the light has to be right to distinguish the colors. So I guess I do not have one perfect cube. Does one exist? Probably not. Maybe I should pose the question online somewhere and see what others say.

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