P.S. Since the 6x6x6 has been discussed recently, I
thought it would also be worth noting that while the
4x4x4 and 5x5x5 have just two multisolves each, the
6x6x6 would have 18 possible multisolves. Now I REALLY
can't wait to get one!
--- keggerius <keggerius@...
> Hey everybody! For a while now I've been working on
> improving my methods for solving the 4x4x4 and 5x5x5
> two different ways, or what I like to call a
> For those who aren't familiar with this, I'll
> the 4x4x4 can be scrambled as a 2x2x2 or a 3x3x3,
> the 5x5x5 can be scrambled as a 3x3x3 in two
> ways. By scrambling the puzzle first one way and
> the other, and then solving in reverse order, the
> puzzle becomes a "custom" 2x2x2 or 3x3x3 that has
> different "pieces" every time. Especially
> are the two cases that require orienting the centers
> in the first stage of the solve. I will refer to
> as the "hard" cases, and the other two as the "easy"
> I find multisolves to be very fun, and also quite
> addictive to try to improve on, because of the
> challenges they provide in piece recognition.
> speedcubing.com has records from only 3 or 4 other
> people in these categories, I must assume that few
> people have ever tried multisolves, probably because
> they never even considered them. It would be great
> get some more people interested, and compare times
> Anyway, here are my best times for all four types:
> 4x4x4 easy case
> (scramble as 3x3x3, then as 2x2x2)
> 4x4x4 hard case
> (scramble as 2x2x2, then as 3x3x3)
> 5x5x5 easy case
> (scramble using only outer layers, then both layers)
> 5x5x5 hard case
> (scramble using both layers, then only outer layers)
> Except for the 4x4x4 easy case, these times are by
> the fastest I know of. While that's great, it simply
> doesn't seem right when you consider that
> are basically 2x2x2 and 3x3x3 solves, and there are
> dozens of active members in this group alone who can
> beat me in those categories by a wide margin. So, in
> order to rectify this: I DARE anyone to beat my
> That should do it. Now to sit back and await my
> comeuppance, which will no doubt be arriving
> -Ben B.
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