Enjoy the little things, because one day you'll look back and you'll realize they were big things


Cubing

How to know if you have been cubing too much?
When you want to turn your ginger cat over to one side, expecting a green centerpiece.
- Kattenvriendin

If the car behind me honks within one second of the light turning green, I will turn off my car and visibly start a Rubik's cube.
- @MenHumor


Cubing blog

There are a number of entries on cubing here on this blog. You can find assembly videos, reviews, and loads of other stuff as well that I like to share. Pretty much anything cubing related that catches my fancy gets the cubing label. You can read all those by clicking on "cubing" under the LABELS header in the menu on the left hand side. Or simply click here.

Most of the cubing entries are in English to help cater the international cubing community that happens to make their way to my little blog here. Some are in Dutch still as I didn't realize at first that I would get so many international hits, hence the change a little while later. As of May 7th 2013 I will start writing all my regular blogs in English as well.


Overview of my times

Below is a new overview, much easier to maintain for me.




My cubes



Ayi
 

4x4x5 white
DealMaz
 
 
Calvin's Puzzle
 

4x4x6 Cuboid TomZ blue
Now Store

Constrained cube ultimate, autographed in my presence by
Tom van der Zanden

Dino with Olivér's dinosaur stickers limited edition black pillowed
Now Store

Triaphum's Dinomorphix stickerless
Now Store
 

Cross-cube blue
Now Store

3x3x5 i-Cube (center-shifted 3x3x4) blue
Now Store

L-cube blue
Now Store

X-cube blue
Now Store
 

Hexaminx blue
Now Store
 
 
Cube4you
 

3x3x4 DIY pink
LighTake

3x3x5 yellow
EachByte
 
 
CubeTwist
 

Bandaged 3x3 DIY kit black
LighTake

Dual conjoined 3x3 black
FastTech

Square-1 black
FastTech

Double mirror block green
Now Store
 

Siamese mirror block tower yellow
Now Store

Triamese mirror block tower red
Now Store
 
 
DaYan
 

2x2 ZhanChi 46mm black
Wallbuys

2x2 ZhanChi 50mm black
Cubesmith textured tiles standard set with light orange and light green
zCube.cn

TaiYan DIY gray
LighTake

Guhong version 1 DIY pink
LighTake
 

Guhong version 2 blue
Wallbuys

Lingyun version 2 DIY blue
LighTake

Lunhui DIY red
Cubesmith textured tiles standard set with light orange and light green
DealMaz

ZhanChi DIY primary
Izo stickers half bright
zCube.cn
 

ZhanChi DIY purple
zCube.cn

ZhanChi DIY yellow
Cubesmith textured tiles standard set with light orange and light green
MagiccubeMall

ZhanChi DIY mini 42mm stickerless
Puzzleaddictions

ZhanChi stickerless
DealExtreme
 

Green zhanchi stickerless
DealExtreme

Orange zhanchi stickerless
DealExtreme

Red zhanchi stickerless
DealExtreme

Black zhanchi mini 55mm
Wallbuys
 

PanShi DIY black
Izo stickers half bright
Puzzleaddictions

Megaminx black with ridges
Wallbuys

Jewel (truncated octahedron) corner turning white
WitEden

Octahedron corner turning transparent
DealMaz
 

Gem I black
DealExtreme

Gem II black
zCube.cn

Gem III black
FastTech

Bermuda house I black
Tmart
 

Wheel of wisdom black
Wallbuys
 
 
Dian Sheng
 

55mm white
Bell Cube

3x3x2 crazy cube white
DinoDirect

6x6 pillowed white
1 AvG 2013

Axis cube white
DealMaz

 

Hexangular dipyramid black
DealExtreme

Super hexangular dipyramid white
Now Store

Tetra pyramid black
zCube.cn

Face turning octahedron black
Now Store
 

Mirror cube colored white
snowfunluck

Tank diamond black
DealExtreme

Case cube black
zCube.cn
 
 
Eastsheen
 

siamese 4x4 black
Tony Fisher

siamese 5x5 black
Tony Fisher
 
 
Funs Puzzle (FangShi)
 

ShuangRen white
Now Store
 
 
Gans
 

Type A black
DinoDirect
 
 
Ghost Hand
 

2x2 Gisheen black
DinoDirect

3x3 G2 dancing fingers silver
bid-it778

3x3 blue
Oliver globe stickers
zCube.cn

3x3 purple
Oliver Pochmann stickers
zCube.cn
 

Fisher white
Jinshimu
 
 
Ideal Toy Corporation
 

Alexander's star 1982
painted colors
redrichred
 
 
Kung Fu
 

3x3 stickerless
Everbuying.com
 
 
LanLan
 

1x3x3 super black
etooks

2x2 black
LighTake

2x2 dodecahedron black
FastTech

2x3x3 black
DealMaz
 

3x3 6-axis rhombic dodecahedron diamond white
Wallbuys

3x3 gear dodecahedron black
Wallbuys

4x4 black
DealMaz

4x4 octahedron white
Wallbuys
 

4x4 6-axis rhombic dodecahedron diamond white
Wallbuys

4x4 super mask white
Wallbuys

4x4 cane ball black
Cubezz

Curvy copter white
DinoDirect
 

Edge only void cube white
DealMaz

Master pyramorphix silver
DealMaz

Gear master pyramorphix black
DinoDirect

Master skewb black
DealMaz
 

Rex cube white
DealMaz

Skewb white
DealMaz

Skewb dodecahedron black
Wallbuys

Skewb John Lin Curvy Rhombohedron black
Cubezz
 

Squished skewb John Lin black
IceBay

Void cube white
DealMaz
 
 
Magic Friends (MoYu?)
 

3x3 white "zhanchi"
MiniInTheBox
 
 
Maru
 

Dice white
Tmart

Mini black
DealExtreme
 
 
Meffert's
 

Gear shift white
Everbuying.com

Ghost cube 3x3 metalized blue
Meffert's
(processing)

Jing’s pyraminx fluorescent black
Puzzleaddictions

Pocket cube - 4 color edition by Justin Eplett
Now Store
 
 
mf8
 

2x3x4 full function black
Now Store

3x3 legend ball core black
DinoDirect

3x4x5 full function black
Bell Cube

Bauhinia black
DinoDirect
 

Megaminx V2 sticker white
Speedcubeshop

Master kilominx black
Tmart

Gigaminx black
FastTech

Helicopter dodecahedron black
FastTech
 

Starminx I corner turning black
Tmart

Eitan Star black
LighTake

Square one red
Now Store

Super square one column black
Now Store
 
 
mf8 / DaYan
 

4x4 limited edition blue
Now Store

Crazy 3x3 Jupiter black
Speedcubeshop

Crazy 3x3 Mercury black
zCube.cn

Crazy 3x3 Uranus black
DealMaz
 

Crazy 4x4 I black
8giggle8

Crazy 4x4 III stickerless
Wallbuys

BermudaMinx Jupiter black
zCube.cn

BermudaMinx Saturn black
zCube.cn
 
 
MoZhi
 

1x2x2 black
Wallbuys

3x3 black
Wallbuys

Flowerminx white
Pegasus-Bargin-Shop
 
 
Muzi LTD
 

Varikon 4D black
Bell Cube
 
 
Nintendo
 

Ten billion barrel
shaun-kelly-connor-kelsie-kia
 
 
Perplexus
 

Epic
Spellenwinkel Avondtuur
 
 
QJ
 

3x3 dodecahedron white
DinoDirect

Skewb ultimate black
You Cube Store

3x3 trajber's octahedron white
Bell Cube

Hex skewb black
zCube.cn
 
 
Recent Toys
 

Mind Jewel
Fleamarket
 
 
Rubik
 

Tower 2x2x4 black
bol.com
 
 
Shapeways
 

Grégoire Pfennig
Micro square-1 white
Shapeways

David Pitcher
Pentamid white
Shapeways

David Pitcher
Siamese 2x2x2 white
Shapeways
 
 
Sheng En
 

F2 black
LighTake
 
 
ShengShou
 

2x2 white
qingshanbishui23

Crazy 2x2 ball stickerless
LighTake

3x3 white
FastTech

3x3 2013 Wind white
xyzmall-china
 

3x3 Aurora white
zCube.cn

3x3 Fused mod black
zCube.cn

4x4 v4 white
DealMaz

5x5 white
DealMaz
 

6x6 white
speedcubing-store

7x7 white
DealMaz

8x8 white
Everbuying.com

9x9 white
joycezyx1987
 
 

Megaminx white
zCube.cn

Mirror cube silver
LighTake

Pyraminx black
DealMaz
 
 
Smaz
 

Time machine black
Tmart
 
 
Tencent
 

QQ penguin female 2x2
LighTake

QQ penguin male 2x2
LighTake
 
 
Twistball
 

L Flower
euro-coins-dealer
 
 
V-cube
 

2x2 flat white
Now Store

2x2 pillowed white
bol.com

4x4 flat white
Cubesmith textured tiles standard set with light orange and light green
Verdes Innovations
 
 
VeryPuzzle
 

Tuttminx triacontakaidigon (32 sides) black
VeryPuzzle
 
 
WitEden
 

Type C I 2x2 (WitTwo) DIY black
Cubesmith textured tiles standard set with light orange and light green
LighTake

Type C II 2x2 (WitTwo) black
DealMaz

2x2x3 II camouflage black
Wallbuys

2x2x4 SQ224 black
Wallbuys
 

2x3x4 camouflage black
Wallbuys

Type C V 3x3 (WitYou) black
DealMaz

3x3 Oskar mixup black
zCube.cn

3x3x6 white
Super8shopping
 

3x3x9 v2 black
Tmart

Type C mini 4x4 yellow
Now Store

RoadBlock II black
Tmart

Wormhole version I black
speedcubing-store
 
 
YongJun/MoYu
 

Globe 2x2 blue
Bell Cube

3x3 HuanYing gold
Wallbuys

3x3 HuanYing white
Wallbuys

4x4 ShenSu white
zCube.cn
 

Windmill green glow in the dark
Wallbuys

Apple red
zCube.cn

Heart blue
zCube.cn

Evil eye I white
LighTake
 

Evil eye II white
Cubezz

Lucky cat 2x2 yellow
LighTake
 
 
YuXin
 

3x3 white
8giggle8

11x11 pillowed black
Magic Cube 2012

Color cake
LighTake
 
 
Unknown brand cubes
 

1x3x3 white
niceol

2x2x3 black
DealExtreme

4x4 white
Oliver Pochmann stickers
mxqtech

Barrel/octagon black
Vrijmarkt Koninginnedag 2013
 

Diamond mini pink
Bell Cube

Gear cube white
Everbuying.com

Magic 8-panel red
zCube.cn

Master pyramorphix 4-color white
dvdclub99
 

Pyramorphix 2-layer black
Wallbuys

Rainbow cube black
Bell Cube

Whip-It tower 3x6 black
Dutch Open 2012

Super square 1 black
Bell Cube
 

Brain twist
NewFrog

Egg 3x3 yellow
LighTake



List of stores where I got my cubes

Stores that didn't work out for me (bad customer service experience or other reasons that I don't recommend them) are marked in gray.

8giggle8
Bell Cube
bid-it778
bol.com
CooliCool - blog entry: Coolicool online store is not so cool
Cubezz
DealExtreme
DinoDirect
djdj08
dvdclub99
EachByte - formerly called DealMaz
etooks
euro-coins-dealer
Everbuying.com
FastTech
IceBay
joycezyx1987
LighTake
Magic Cube 2012
MagiccubeMall - taken over by Lightake
Meffert's
MiniInTheBox
mxqtech
NewFrog
niceol
Now Store
Pegasus-Bargin-Shop
Puzzleaddictions
qingshanbishui23
redrichred
Shapeways
shaun-kelly-connor-kelsie-kia
snowfunluck
Speedcubeshop
speedcubing-store
Spellenwinkel Avondtuur
Super8shopping
Tmart
Tom van der Zanden
Tony Fisher
Verdes Innovations
VeryPuzzle
Wallbuys
WitEden
xyzmall-china
You Cube Store
zCube.cn


Interesting links

Cubesmith stickers
Izo lube
Lubix high viscosity silicone cube lube (I used this for cores and "heavy" running cubes)
Oliver stickers
SpeedSolving.com forums
Traxxas 50k & 10k lube (changed to this from Lubix & Izo)
SuperAntoniovivaldi
TwistyPuzzles.com forums


Timers and scramblers

CUBETimer.com (webbased)
Prisma Timer (all OS software, java, no install needed)
SpeedCube Timer (app, Android 1.5 and up)
SpeedCube Timer (app, iOS 3.0 and up)
StackMat Pro timer: Wallbuys
Timer Clock QJ version 3 black (fits stackmat mat): EachByte