We have a new world record in solving a Rubik’s cube; although this speed has a secret.
It is curious that the Rubik’s cube is living a second life; The most popular puzzle has returned to cover pages thanks to a new generation of young people who are discovering its possibilities.
Only in the last two years have we seen the world record broken, we have seen machines designed to go further, and designs so crazy that there is nowhere to catch them.
This is the new world record for solving a Rubik’s cube
So it should come as no surprise that the world record for solving a Rubik’s cube has been broken again.Mats Valk is the new champion, so to speak, of this mode. With 20 years, has achieved fame worldwide.
The time has been 4.74 seconds, the five-second barrier has long since broken. However, to achieve this, he has not used a Rubik’s cube like the one you can find in stores.
Instead of that, Valk has used his own cube, the Valk 3M. It turns out that when you get to this advanced level, the internal mechanism of a normal cube is slower than your brain. Players find that they cannot spin the cube as fast as their mind goes.
Cubes designed to beat records
Valk has developed several cubes to mitigate this problem. The Valk 3 is a custom cube spring based; the Valk M includes a multitude of magnets that cause resistance and they help the player to detect by touch how far the cube has to rotate.
According to the description of the video, the hub used is the Valk 3M, although that does not exist in the official store.
Sure you’re wondering if it’s fair to use a modified cube to beat the record; the truth is that it seems like a good opportunity to do business. Especially if you get the record and all the media talk about your product. At this point, it seems normal.