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[next] ~~~ [up] From: Lars Petrus <lars@netgate.net >
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By the way, I can do the cube in 1 minute 26 seconds.
How does that compare with everyone else!

I've teached a lot of people the cube, and after 6 weeks, that is a
really good time. I think it's much better than I did after that time.

To get *really* good times, you need a really good method, averaging
50-60 moves.

37.72 won me the midwest championship, my best official time was
35.30 seconds which placed me 5th in the country. I think it was 1981.
Now? I don't get timed very often, but it's still usually under a minute.

I guess it is like riding a bicycle.

Anyone else on this list from those contest days? Minh Thai - are you
out there? How about Jeff Verasono? or David P. Conrady? I've often
wondered what that crazy guy with the bright maroon hair ended up
doing with his life...

Kristin (used to be Wunderlich) Looney

I won the swedish championship with 40.48 (*very* hard cubes), and ended
4th in the world championships with 24.57. My personal best is 15.92, and
best average of 10 consecutive solutions about 23.50. Nowadays I'm 2-4
seconds slower, but (fortunately!) I don't do it nearly as much.

Yes, its a lot like riding a bike. Sometimes I haven't done it for years,
get a new cube, and it's just like before. Weird...

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For every economist, there exists an equal and opposite economist.

Lars Petrus, Sunnyvale, California - lars@netgate.net

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