Message #2683

From: schuma <>
Subject: Re: About me
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 07:06:40 -0000

Hi Philip,


Your achievements are very impressive. After Andrey announced your solution of Magic Hyperbolic Tile 52C, I questioned the meaning of life … Astonishing!

You mentioned that you solved Eric Vergo’s puzzles. He has been posting puzzles on the twistypuzzles forum. We do have several people coming here and going there. Are you active there? What’s your ID there?

I wonder if you went to gelatinbrain’s simulator before you got bored of the 3D puzzles. There are plenty of challenging puzzles there, too.

What physical twisty puzzles have you designed or invented? That sounds very exciting.


— In, Philip Strimpel <iamrubikman@…> wrote:
> Greetings everyone,
> First, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Philip Strimpel. I am twenty seven years old and am a twisty puzzle fanatic. I began solving rubik’s cube at ten years old and I couldn’t get enough of twisty puzzling from then on. I can solve any size twisty puzzle that is shallow cut, and have solved deeper cut ones like Eric Vergo’s pentagram and even master pentultimate. But over time, I grew bored of three dimensional puzzles and had to go higher. I love even thinking of what the 4th and higher dimensions of space would look and behave like! In the higher dimensional puzzles, I have solved Mc4d (2x2x2x2, 3x3x3x3, 5x5x5x5), Mc5d 3x3x3x3x3 (without macros!),Mc4d’s dodecaprism, Magic120cell 120 colored, and Magic Hyperbolic Tile 52 colored puzzles! I am #7 in the world for Magic120cell 120 colored, #35 for Mc5d 3x3x3x3x3, and now #1 in the world for Magic Hyperbolic Tile 52 colored! :D I am also working on Mc7d 3x3x3x3x3x3x3. My other interests and
> hobbies include singing bass II in church choir (I am a firm believer in the LORD Jesus Christ!), playing chess, shooting pool, bowling and watching movies and spending time with my beautiful wife of soon to be 4 years! I also have invented a few twisty puzzle designs, some that others designers have eventually mass produced and others that have not. I am trying to figure out how to make a physical 3d working model of a 3x3x3x3 4d cube, but I can’t find a mech as of now! :P I am atrociously bad at writing; so if this was too long, I apologize! Thanks for taking me aboard and I look forward to talking with you guys and answering any questions that any may have!
> GOD bless,
> Philip