Message #885

From: matthewsheerin <>
Subject: Re: 5^4 - 1981 twists!
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2010 11:47:34 -0000

Ouch! Guess that’s my record thoroughly demolished. Congratulations for such an amazing solve! You certainly deserve to hold that record for a good long while, and I don’t see anyone breaking it any time soon. I will be trying to claim my record back one day, but I’m not sure I can manage it now! Congrats again Andrey,


P.S. Slightly off topic, I’ve been a little too busy recently to polish of my 3^4 solve, but I have some free time today. Let’s just hope Andrey here doesn’t try and take the record off me though, or there is probably little point in me trying!

— In, "Andrey" <andreyastrelin@…> wrote:
> Hi again,
> I’ve decided to skip 4^4 level and jump immediately to 5^4. Algorithm was almost the same as I used in 3^4: first I build 4x1x1x1 columns (in "scrambled" order), then extend them to 5x1x1x1 and at last solve the remaining 5^3 puzzle. There was no unexpected "parity problems", but in general it was difficult, especially the first stage - sometimes it took 30 minutes to select cubes and their positions for the next step and to make 10-15 twists )))
> Log file is sent to
> Good luck!
> Andrey