Monday, March 25, 2013 6:48:43 PM
Knowing a method for solving the thing myself I find it rather hard to believe it was actually scrambled. With the cube constantly rotating in air I can't tell what he`s doing though. (One reason I find it hard to believe lol.) But who knows. I`m no expert. My best time being just under two minutes when people solve it in seconds. If he`s really a genius who spent countless hours doing this it`s probably doable given that he had 6 minutes or so.
Monday, March 25, 2013 6:09:35 PM
@KLouD: I think EgalM is on to something. You can take a solved cube and with a sequence of repetive moves (right-side back, top clockwise, rotate entire cube 90 deg clockwise--repeat 10X, for example) scramble it in a way that can readily be solved by reversing the movements 10X.
I've been suspicious of these juggling videos because every bonafide video I`ve seen of a cube stunt is careful to include 15 seconds at the start of someone else doing a thoroughly random scramble on camera (because everyone familiar with the cubes knows that you can cheat as described above).
Obviously a suspicion is not proof of anything, and perhaps these jugglers really *are* solving random cubes. But if they *can* accomplish such an incredible feat, it`s peculiar they aren`t including that 15-second random scramble at the start so as to leave no question of their ability.