Thursday, March 24, 2016

Jacob Solves Rubik's Cubes

Jacob Elspas poses for a portrait at Maryland with a Rubik's cube. Elspas is an avid 'cuber' who can solve a Rubik's Cube very quickly. David Fisher/JOUR203
Elspas has been cubing for about a year. "It's much easier than you think, do[n't] get discourage[d]," writes Elspas. David Fisher/JOUR203

Elspas in the midst of solving a cube. Elspas' record solve is 10.81 seconds for a 3x3 cube. His record average of 100 solves is sub-16 seconds. David Fisher/JOUR203

Elspas has competed in two cubing competitions. David Fisher/JOUR203

Elspas solves a cube while sitting in a tree. In addition to solving 3x3 cubes, Elspas can solve 2x2, 5x5 and non-traditional twisty puzzles Square-1 and Pyraminx. David Fisher/JOUR203

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