Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Skewb Xtreme

The Skewb Xtreme is a new skewb modification produced by Mefferts. To buy this puzzle, click here.

The Basic Plot
  1. Solve Corners
  2. Place Centers
  3. Twist Centers
Step 1: Solve Corners

Begin with any corner piece. Place the 3 corners surrounding it using simple turns. Once those 4 corners are in position, the remaining face may be turned to place the other corners. At this point, either all the corners will be placed or oriented, or else you may need to twist 2 or more corners.

To twist the front corner anticlockwise and the back corner clockwise, perform

L'RLR'  F  RL'R'L  F'


Step 2: Place Centers

Placing the centers is quite simple. At this stage we're not concerned with orienting them. To cycle 3 centers from L->U->F, perform 


(L'RLR')x2  DL  (RL'R'L)x2 DL'

Alternatively (not shown in video), to cycle 3 centers from B->U->F, perform

(R'LRL')  y2  (R'LRL')  y2


Step 3: Twist Centers

The only part of the cube which may now not be solved are the centers. These may be inverted in pairs. To flip the L and R center, perform


(L'RLR')x2  F  (RL'R'L)x2 F'




And that's it. Your Skewb Xtreme is now solved. I trust this site has been helpful. If you have any questions or want some clarifications, please use the comments to do so.  To buy this puzzle, click here.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much. Your method is brilliant.Easy to follow once you've grasped EPS & CPS. I've been learning from you in the last 6 months or so. Have to say that it was a bit hard to understand and take in the first place but it's all good now. Once again thanks heap. Jasond2014

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    1. Thanks a lot, really appreciate that. I agree, that the ultimate solution (EPS and CPS) is a little difficult to get initially, but once you've got it you can do almost anything with it.

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