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Interview with Rowe Hessler

Posted by Angela Buchanan on

Interview with Rowe Hessler

Rowe is a speedcuber from Patterson, NY and is currently the Production Director at TheCubicle. Besides managing the production of competition speedcubes, Rowe is one of the most accomplished American speedcubers to date, logging nearly 400 WCA medals, 34 WCA records, and a world championship title. There’s a lot more to Rowe than good cubes and fast records, so we’re here to learn more!    Over the years, you went from dominating smaller NxN cubes to very quickly becoming world class at Square-1. Now, you’re recognized as one of the best multi-blind solvers in the world. How the heck do...

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Interview with Maddie Clemmons

Posted by Angela Buchanan on

Interview with Maddie Clemmons

Maddie is a speedcuber from New York and is currently the assistant manager at the Cubicle Pro Shop as well as the Outreach Coordinator. Maddie has been cubing for eleven years and her favorite event is megaminx. We were able to sit down with her during one of her less busy day.   Your WCA profile is really young, but you’ve been a cuber for a much longer time. What’s your cubing origin story?  I began my cubing journey about 11 years ago when my mother first got a 2x2 cube for me. I remember that I was getting tutoring...

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3 Updates on the Yuxin Little Magic 3x3 M

Posted by Jules Manalang on

Hello everyone, and welcome to our post on the upcoming Yuxin Little Magic 3x3 M! It’s been a while since Yuxin released a 3x3, so we were extremely excited to give it a try. After sampling the cube and doing many solves, here are the top 3 things we think you need to know.  (1) It has glossy plastic  Yes, you heard that right! This cube has glossy plastic, making it very easy to grip right out of the box. This sets it apart from its base model, the Yuxin Little Magic 3x3, which has slightly frosted plastic.  (2) The...

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The Valk 3: Through the Ages

Posted by DAMIAN BIAS on

  Getting to know the Valk 3   Released in the summer of 2016, the Valk 3 is easily one of the most iconic and everlasting cubes. It stands out in almost every way, with its magnetic version at a digestible price tag of $24.99, its happy endorsement by longtime pro Mats Valk, and its simplicity in a field crammed with an obsession to customize and adjust.  The Valk 3 is, simply put, a solid cube. What it lacks in features it makes up for in performance, ease of use, and results -- an abundance of results. Over the years, the...

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One Scramble, Six Employees

Posted by Angela Buchanan on

  Hello everyone! Today, we’re excited to write about how each of our staff members solved a particular scramble. Here it is. Make sure you scramble green front, white top if you want to follow along exactly.   L2 D2 U2 B2 L' D2 B2 U2 F2 L' R D' F' R' D2 B F2 R2 D2 F2 Our staff members use a diverse array of methods, which made this experiment very interesting. Some background information on each cuber is included, along with their commentary. Moves are counted in Slice Turn Metric.  Rowe Rowe has been a competitive speedcuber for more...

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