Speedcubing benefits :)
I'm new to these boards, and new to powerballing. I actually just purchased one today after hearing about how beneficial they are. I am posting here because I want to know if any of you speedcube and if using the powerball has improved your times at all?
I average about 19 seconds right now speedcubing and I'm hoping that my time will drop once i increase the strength and dexterity of my hands.
As you know I am somewhat of a speedcuber myself (solving at best in only 30 seconds), so I feel inclined to answer in the least. To be honest, ever since I got into Powerballing, I have not really picked up the Rubik's cube much to find out. I've been Powerballing hard since the start. Perhaps I will now, that I know more speedcubers are getting into Powerballing.
I know that Edouard Kik is also a cuber, so I would hope he might see this thread and offer some feedback for you. He has actually been Powerballing longer than I have.
I'll have to try solving again this weekend sometime to see if there have been any benefits.
Last edited by Adrena1in; 17-08-2009 at 07:57.
Well I dont speedcube my self, I might solve a rubik in one week
Anyway I dont think you get hardly any advantage from powerball.
But its useful in daily tasks in the house hold.
Ive been using my powerball for a couple of weeks.
And now when i go out with the dog I hardly feel the dog at the end of the line.
But first remember to train endurance.
And later more strength.
I saw this guy who did it in 11 seconds or something at a competition (think it's the world record), and he just there going ultra fast and bangs it down at 11 seconds and everyone just stares in shock, especially the judge behind him and they start cheering. It's so fast I don't know how it's humanly possible
The current world record is actually 10.36 seconds set very recently at the Belgium open by a French man named Edouard Chambon. People are pretty crazy. My personal best is about 12 seconds, and It was an INSANE solve, i can't imagine anything less.
Is it true it can be solved in about 20 moves from any combination
I think the number's more like 40 moves, but I might be wrong.
Originally Posted by LTLFTC
Meaby he just had different color stickers :P
In theory, you can solve the cube from any state in less than 20 moves. However, this isn't the way speedcubers solve cubes. They use method, such as Fridrich. The average amount of moves to solve a cube with fridrich is around 56.