I Own Jig-a-loo

5 April, 2009 (11:42) in Site News written by James Yates

jig-a-loo-lubeFor those of you not “in the know”, Jig-a-loo is THE preferred spray-on lubricant used by Speed Cubers. What are Speed Cubers? Well, they are the entirely not-geeky individuals that have developed methods for solving the Rubik’s cube in a staggeringly fast manner, usually in less than 1min and frequently less than 20 seconds! I have recently become fascinated with the idea of becoming a speedcuber, and have been furiously practicing the art by learning the varying array of algorithms and ideas needed to solve the cube in such a quick amount of time. And I have to say, I absolutely love it!

To that end I am currently working on a speed-cubing Rubik’s cube guide as we speak that is not only helping me learn the way of the speed cuber but also will provide our users with an awesome guide that they too can use to learn how to solve the cube in sub-1min times and more in the near future. In an upcoming post I will document some of the things I’ve been researching, such as how to lubricate your cube effectively and make it turn and slice like butter (very cool). Hint: I get to use my Jig-a-loo! I’ve always received emails from people wanting to know if we were planning on featuring a speed-cubing guide, and since I am a creature of inspiration I had to simply wait around until the bug bit me and forced me to learn a new obsession. The time is now fellow geek speed cubers so keep your eyes peeled for more :)


Comment from Marshal Livingstone
Time April 6, 2009 at 8:11 am

James – Shoot me an email. I would like to understand a little more about the sport of speed cubing…


Comment from Barbara
Time May 8, 2009 at 11:29 am

Hi, loved your post. One quick question: Is speed-cubing genetic? I have seen Dylan on more than one occasion in deep and thoughtful concentration, intensely studying your cube. I think he knows something about the complex nature of cubing (even though he can’t explain it to me).

Comment from Richard
Time May 16, 2010 at 11:24 pm

I am missing some content here I am certain. Lubricant for Rubik’s cubes? Would it not be simpler and cost effective buy extra cubes as opposed to aerosol?

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