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Can speedcubing.org tell cubes apart blindfolded?

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I didn't really plan this but it turned out to be quite fun, quite late in the afternoon at Stevenage Autumn A 2022 speedcubing competition at my cube stall I thought I would blindfold myself and see how well I knew my cubes, then Jake and Harry wanted to have a go as well. I need to get better at it, I can tell all my cubes apart on my stall but I guess I must use logos and other visible features way too much.

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Really confusing the scrambles at Droitwich Spa Autumn 2022

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Really confusing the scrambles at Droitwich Spa Autumn 2022

Seeing how much people liked the previous confusing the scramblers video I thought I would do it again with my really wrong colour scheme cube. On my 3x3x3 tutorial I make clear that white is opposite yellow, red is opposite orange and green is opposite blue: all those statements are not true for the cube I used for this video! Messing with the cube in this way did have a way more significant effect on my solves but still not as much as the giant cube did.

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Worlds tallest freestanding tower of solved cubes!

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Worlds tallest freestanding tower of solved cubes!

I decided it was about time I repeated my challenges I attempted at Norwegian Championships with the 1200 meilongs they leave for people to play with, I unboxed a few more but already had quite a lot anyway. Meilongs probably are not the best choice for tower building but they are what I had available and I managed to stack 31 of them one on top of the other.

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Clockout tournament at Wakefield Autumn 2022

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Clockout tournament at Wakefield Autumn 2022

There was a shock upset in the first round where Seed 8 Oliver Castledine does the unexpected. In the finals we have both competitors DNFing the solves, somehow this also happened in the third place clockoff so it had to be redone both times! Obviously all competitors were using the QiYi Clock which can be purchased hereΒ 

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Solving the 1CM tiny 3x3x3 cube blindfolded

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Solving the 1CM tiny 3x3x3 cube blindfolded

Story went a bit like this: Patrick Dwyer suggested I challenge Ben Stokes to do this, I challenge Ben Stokes to do it and he refuses, he says that he cannot so I am like 'I reckon I could do it, it may take a long time', a few days later and I do it. It took 4 attempts to get a success and the final one was the fastest, the first one I think I messed up a few algorithms and decided to switch to the RUL J Perm as it is easier to do consistently on such a...

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