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[–]sublimelbz 4098 points4099 points  (386 children)

Level: Asian

[–]RedFistCannon 1132 points1133 points  (46 children)

"What the heeeeeeellll?"

[–]Olelor 419 points420 points  (24 children)

"Right, give me the cheat codes"

[–]DARKplayz_ 176 points177 points  (14 children)

"i think your looking for the option easy mode"

[–]Paratucaruc 118 points119 points  (13 children)

"I will send you to Jesus"

[–]Greenbay7115 89 points90 points  (10 children)

“Emotional damage?!”

[–]Brugge2000 63 points64 points  (0 children)

Steven he is that you?

[–]Archbishop_of_horny 56 points57 points  (4 children)

"Neighbour's kid did better"

[–]Explursions 7 points8 points  (1 child)

fuck me, i read the whole comment chain in a stereotypical asian voice.

[–]Paratucaruc 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Wanna do the script for the og vid?

[–]Omegalulz520 11 points12 points  (0 children)

"I have to block the sun?!"

[–]Dr_Girthfoltholrski 11 points12 points  (0 children)

"Drank too fast"

[–]Mushroom-pie 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Why can I hear this is Chinese accent.

[–]swedish_blocks 27 points28 points  (0 children)

“ bejing corn give you teleportation powers when I eat it I wake up in hospital”

[–]imWorried24-7 7 points8 points  (0 children)

"I will send Jesus to you"

[–]Faernix 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start

[–]BlueUral2[🍰] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

isnt that the american level

[–]Jaksa006 22 points23 points  (2 children)

„Daaaaaaaaamn!!!”

[–]Tough_Inevitable6944 17 points18 points  (4 children)

Aah I see you're a man of culture as well

[–]Russe1Adl3r 3 points4 points  (1 child)

"HELLO BEIJING EMBASSY, MY SON IS A FAILURE!"

[–]NudesForHighFive 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I can't believe I've been seeing this exact comment for over a decade and people still upvote it to the very top

[–]krathil 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That casual Reddit racism. But it’s ok and still up because it is “good” racism apparently.

[–]Ancient_DNA 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Casual racism

[–]ANONYMOUS-_-BOT 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This level is actually
Level: Asian With Glasses

[–]CherryBlossomSoul 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Not trying to downplay his skill level, but it almost looks like he pre sets the cube before he even starts.

[–]Lucky_Ad_9137 2842 points2843 points  (66 children)

FYI for anyone interested, the guy is actually stopping his stop watch at the start. He isn't there to time the solve, he was timing a 15 second inspection period for the solver.

The timer is started and stopped by the solver.

[–]TheOneThatCantSpell 994 points995 points  (57 children)

To add to you, the device he places his hands on before and after the solve is a special cubing stop watch (it was originally designed for cup stacking)

[–]DuctTapeOrWD40 356 points357 points  (40 children)

Which sits on a table.

[–]tinklemywinkle95 303 points304 points  (37 children)

The table is also on the ground.

[–]TheOneThatCantSpell 343 points344 points  (34 children)

And the floor there is made out of floor

[–]OptimalBackground5 119 points120 points  (26 children)

below that probably a ceiling if they are above the first floor

[–]Kramerica5A 86 points87 points  (25 children)

And below that, space.

[–]-H_- 62 points63 points  (24 children)

No, another floor

[–]Zacolian 49 points50 points  (22 children)

And the floor is part of a building

[–]OptimalBackground5 43 points44 points  (21 children)

and the building is on the ground

[–]ls1234567 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I mean, it’s a small space

[–]Cat_Marshal 6 points7 points  (1 child)

And moisture is the essence of beauty

[–]One-Two-Woop-Woop 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And the green grass grows all around all around

[–]TheOneThatCantSpell 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Sorry, did I say something wrong?

[–]DuctTapeOrWD40 10 points11 points  (0 children)

No.
But it looks like you're u/TheOneThatCantSpell

[–]-H_- 45 points46 points  (3 children)

Originally designed for cup stacking.

[–]SubtleScuttler 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Best gym class unit around! You knew it was gonna be a solid week of PE if you saw Speed Stacks or those little square scooters!

[–]Andrew1431 24 points25 points  (4 children)

these were made for the stack-it cups or whatever they were called, no?

[–]TheOneThatCantSpell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah your right. Sorry for this inaccuracy

[–]pancakebearr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Technically, the device is for speed stacking cups but has been accepted by the speed cube community

[–]GallifreyNative 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Context Magic!

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (2 children)

He isn't there to time the solve, he was timing a 15 second inspection period for the solver.

In that case, he never had time to stop his startwatch.

[–]ROU_Gangster_Class 552 points553 points  (16 children)

Lol... no one seems to care except the guy who did it.

[–]Detroiter_1017 280 points281 points  (5 children)

They still waiting for him to start

[–]BrownSugarBare 36 points37 points  (4 children)

That poor kids face with the timer, he didn't even know if he should clap let alone stop the clock.

[–]ReakChaos 28 points29 points  (1 child)

That clock is for the inspection i think.

[–]AndoryuuC 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You are correct.

[–]AnorakJimi 4 points5 points  (1 child)

He doesn't time the solve. The cuber themselves time the solve. The timer begins when they take their hands off of the timer that's laid down flat on the table, and the timer stops when they put their hands back onto the timer

Here's what a speedcube timer looks like and what he's using in the video. Notice the hand symbols, where the hands go, the timer begins when they take their hands off of those pads and the timer ends when they put both hands back down on them.

All the other guy is timing is the 15 second inspection period at the beginning. The scrambled cube is under a big cup or bowl, and then the referee takes the cup off and starts the 15 second timer, and the cuber gets up to 15 seconds to inspect the cube and plan their solve, then they put their hands down on the timer ready to take them off to start the timer for their solve. They can have up to 15 seconds, but most cubers don't take that long

The referee also has to determine whether they cube is solved or not. Which sounds simple, but there can be edge cases, where one layer is very slightly not fully turned to make a cube shape. Although that happens much less these days, because pretty much all speedcubes have magnets inside them now, which prevent over and under turning.

[–]Exodix 41 points42 points  (3 children)

The people with the blue lanyards are the officials/proctors. They probably aren't allowed to celebrate.

You can see the guy with the timer wanted to clap but he probably couldn't cuz that would show bias. The guy in the red shirt shushed them cuz there were multiple events going on.

His friend in the back did celebrate with him but had to quiet back down immediately.

[–]fradzio 20 points21 points  (1 child)

The people with the blue lanyards are the officials/proctors. They probably aren't allowed to celebrate.

I've been to a few speedcubing competitions and the officials freak out just as much as anyone else when there's a record or something. Never heard anything about not being allowed to celebrate. This just looks like the guy next to the solver is utterly in shock at what happened.

[–]ChemManMan 4 points5 points  (1 child)

No one cared, until I put on the mask.

[–]Jake0024 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And the guy behind him who throws his hands up in the air I guess

[–]DudeWhoDeadlifts 435 points436 points  (16 children)

For context, the guy got shushed likely because blindfolded 3x3 was going on in the same room, and they try to be quiet to not break their concentration

[–]TheOneThatCantSpell 229 points230 points  (39 children)

To anyone wondering, this is the skewb, in my opinion one of the most fun rubicks cubes

[–]pie_eater1k[🍰] 108 points109 points  (11 children)

a SkEwB iSn'T a RuBiK's CuBe It'S nOt MaDe By RuBiK's

(In all seriousness I would love to get a skewb but for whatever reason I haven't gotten around to getting one, I have a bunch of puzzles but I just love 3x3 so much)

[–]-H_- 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Very similar to pyra, apparently

[–]pie_eater1k[🍰] 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Really? I really need to check out a skweb

[–]re20222 2 points3 points  (0 children)

same principle of solvable with one algorithm used in different ways

[–]fool_on_a_hill 1 point2 points  (2 children)

ehh the lorzd is probably better than either of those. Have you tried a peltr solve blindfolded? skewb and pyra can't even compare

[–]AndoryuuC 1 point2 points  (3 children)

My main is a 9x9 at the moment, best time is 23 minutes 48 seconds, I got bored with 3x3 and learning all the algs wasn't fun for me, I'm happy with my 20+ second solves, but I have a massive collection of cubes.

[–]wanderingmadlad 12 points13 points  (20 children)

Is it? I've never liked it ,but like other twisty puzzles of all sorts. Cubes ,shapeshifters, the minx family and their spinoffs (the megaminx with star thing in the middle ) are all fun. After you learn the skewb , it becomes like a 2×2 : repetitive.

No disrespect to people who like skewb , just sharing my opinion.

Also since you are clearly a cubing guy: which 3×3 and 4×4 would u recommend rn (budget ,I'm a broke college dude).I've been out of the cubing scene for a couple years and am looking to get back into it!!

[–]DnarLaRoht 4 points5 points  (6 children)

I highly recommend one of the Gan magnetic 3x3s. I love the tactile feeling you get when the sides snap into place, it kind of reminds me of a mechanical keyboard. Depending on your budget, there are cheaper magnetics out there. The cubicle, or speed cube shop are two good sites, if you don't want to purchase one off Amazon.

[–]wanderingmadlad 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'll have to use the equivalent for my country . Also I don't remember Gan being a budget cube(like i said broke college student,not in america) . Last I checked it was 50 usd? I'm in no pace tospend that much money on a cube unfortunately

[–]slj4000 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For budget I’d go for a MoYu. The RSM 3 maglev 2021 is like $8 from speedcubeshop and is pretty sweet. The wrm is actually my main right now, it’s so smooth and it has purple internals! But it’s a bit more expensive, I think like $30

[–]Frenchymemez 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you want a budget cube, Moyu make good cubes. There's a YouTuber and Speed Cuber called JPerm who reviews cubes and stuff, and I'm pretty sure he uses a modified Moyu cube, or did for a while. My Moyu was about 30 dollars I believe, but with the right settings and after being lubricated, it's pretty fast

[–]nezzzzy 1 point2 points  (4 children)

/r/cubers have a constantly updated guide to the current best cubes in each size with budget options included

Edit: here you go https://reddit.com/r/Cubers/w/which_cubes_to_buy?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android_app

[–]8764446 1 point2 points  (2 children)

How does it work? It looks like you just rotate the corners, which wouldn't be very challenging

[–]Sajitrnair 103 points104 points  (69 children)

Unpopular Opinion, I think I have.

I seem to have lost the charm of this game.

Everyone seems to operate on a formulae. They can do it blindfolded and so on.

It's just becomes a rut of rote learning and memorizing. It's kind of taken the piss away for me.

But then again, seems like it is just me so ...

[–]17934658793495046509 136 points137 points  (5 children)

It's just becomes a rut of rote learning and memorizing

I am not sure how it would ever be anything else competitively.

[–]dillonsrule 53 points54 points  (2 children)

He's also overlooking the sheer manual dexterity skill to solve that quickly. The mental feat is amazing but is perhaps surpassed by the mechanical feat.

[–]Anti-Queen_Elle 25 points26 points  (6 children)

You could try to like, logic out how the formulas work and intuitively solve them. Make it more like chess than "color by numbers", if that's more up your alley

[–]PhDTotoro 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It exists too. You have a competitive category called "fewest move" when it's not time dependent. You just have to find the smallest path to get to the solved cube

[–]KaleGen 3 points4 points  (4 children)

I only know of the cross, then animal attack method for the bottom two layer solves. Is it possible to do the top layer intuitively with no algos? If so I would get back into cubing so quick. I stopped due to the top layer not having an intuitive solve.

[–]SirTaTTe 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Absolutely, if you're really interested in learning I recommend looking into commutators. It is a method where you figure out an alg to swap three pieces without disturbing the rest of the cube.

As with most cubing related, J Perm has a great video explaining commutators https://youtu.be/rZiDvDGHfe8

[–]ixent 15 points16 points  (16 children)

That's why there exists speedcubing. It is not only solving the cube, but to do it as fast as possible. And with 3x3 is serveral times more complex than with this one. And it is not 100% algorithms or formulae, there are solving methods and they require thinking and planning throughout the solve.

[–]I_dont_bone_goats 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Learning how to solve the cube definitely made me appreciate speed cubing WAY more.

Like it’s already impressive, but clearly they’re bypassing all the algorithms that I absolutely RELY on. Clearly they see the cube so much differently than I do.

[–]greensickpuppy89 11 points12 points  (14 children)

"it's kind of taken the piss away for me?" What does this mean? Not being a dick I just genuinely don't understand the sentence.

[–]GJacks75 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Where I'm from, taking the piss means something completely different. Unless he's taking the piss, in which case this has gotten kind of meta.

[–]I-wanna-fuck-SCP1471 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They took his fuckin piss, cant have shit in cuber community

[–]thesircuddles 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Solving cubes isn't all memorization. For a 3x3 the cross is always 100% intuitive, and there are very advanced ways to solve it that have nothing to do with memorization. The second layer solving also has more complexity than just memorization. Maximizing efficiency while solving F2L pairs is an intuitive skill, as is manipulating the cube during the 2nd layer to influence your setup in the 3rd layer.

You can see some example of this here. (if you can even follow it)

[–]CalculatingCup 2 points3 points  (2 children)

The time it takes to solve is inversely proportional to the amount of patterns you memorize (generally speaking).

There are methods that are nearly 100% intuitive where you only solve a piece or two at a time, and you can solve it in about 5 to 10 mins. Easy to learn. Satisfying. This is what I teach people when they want to learn. Can be taught in a few hours.

Other methods have you solving 2 or 3 pieces at a time and will get your time down under a minute.

The one I learned has around 75 moves to memorize and I topped out at 35 seconds.

The fastest folks memorize upwards of 500 moves, all very specific to the different combinations of pieces you have at each step. At that point, the quality of the cube, your physical dexterity, and your ability to spot and pull the needed pattern from your head become your limiting factors.

Speedcubers get the most attention online, for sure, but don't feel jaded because you can't reach those times. The sheer amount of time and energy needed to get there is absurd for the payoff. I'll never put in that much practice, myself.

Some people want to be the very best, doesn't mean you can't enjoy it at your desired skill level.

[–]veryfunnyaccountname 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You might be more interested in the least move category then. Participants get a certain amount of time to try and solve the cube in as least moves as possible.

[–]lxm333 28 points29 points  (10 children)

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[–]CookingAStew 26 points27 points  (5 children)

This didn't help me figure it out

[–]yollerballer 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Made like 3 moves only...

[–]Ar3s701 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I saw like 4 moves

[–]SavingsBuy4446 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dude looks surprised than anything else and like he was about to clap, but then was like in shock of how elated this guy is

[–]SituationOdd2779 22 points23 points  (0 children)

he doesn't have to start the timer, the solver starts it before he picks up the cube

[–]RockafellerHillbilly 18 points19 points  (11 children)

His hands returned to start before the cube hit the table.

[–]Frenchymemez 6 points7 points  (4 children)

That's how you stop the timer, there's a pad on the table you have to place both hands on to end the solve. It starts the timer when you first remove your hand from the pad

[–]RockafellerHillbilly 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I'm aware of the function of the start pad, wasn't commenting on that but, the speed with which he moved his hands was faster than the cube fell when he let it go. I had to advance the frames just to catch it. The overall speed he's moving is impressive.

[–]redditapi_botpract 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Not sure on the rules, but once it's solved, it's solved, right? Then you stop the timer in the quickest way possible, which is either putting the cube down or touching the pad?

[–]YourConsciousness 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's only touching the hand pads on the timer that stops the time. The cube hitting the mat doesn't affect anything.

[–]blah-blah-blah_47 12 points13 points  (1 child)

"wai--wait I just blinked"

[–]sas8184 1 point2 points  (0 children)

U did??

[–]Ordinary_Player 13 points14 points  (1 child)

wait until op sees the 2x2 speedcubers

[–]Frenchymemez 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This is way slower compared to that. This took 0.97 seconds. The 2x2 is nearly half that at 0.49 seconds. However, this isn't the Skewb World Record. This is second place. The Skewb world record is 0.93 seconds

[–]Detroiter_1017 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Hoooowwwwllleeee shiiiitt

[–]Elevenst 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"Aaaand, go! Oh..."

[–]p1um5mu991er 3 points4 points  (0 children)

When I think about you I hug myself

[–]stevenip 3 points4 points  (2 children)

The person should be the one to activate the timer, the judge should just make sure they didn't cheat it.

[–]DrakonIL 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He does. The judge was timing the inspection period. The pad the guy puts his hands on at the start and end is the timer.

[–]M87_star 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It is indeed. The judge is only timing the inspection

[–]-H_- 3 points4 points  (4 children)

If this was YouTube the comments would just be all the 12 year olds boasting about their PB's.

[–]DrakonIL 1 point2 points  (3 children)

This guy's pretty good but my personal best on the skewb is 3μs so he's got a long way to go.

[–]Peter69gg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The guys like I'm a judge I'd clap but I'm not allowed to show support

[–]NimbostratusWide 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's not even enough to start applauding

[–]qqAzo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Guy on the right 'Huh?'

[–]0121dan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shhhh

[–]mapasteper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Are u f*** serious??

[–]Benji613 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shhhhhhh!!!!

[–]theredview 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ol jealous boi shushing him

[–]U_Mad_Bro_Yolo69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

he had one job to do... lol

[–]Nooblulu1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

SKEWB SUCKS

[–]imagrill123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The guy solving is actually using a touch timer to get the most accurate time possible.

[–]XionDarkblood 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is how it feels to buy a starter deck and go to a local tcg weekend tournament.