Rubik’s cube world record broken in a mind-blowing 3.13 SECONDS: California Cube master Max Park, 21, broke the previous mark set in 2018
- Max Park, 21, has won over 400 events and been featured in a 2020 Netflix movie
- He broke a four and a half year old record by solving a 3x3x3 cube in 3.13 seconds.
- The video shows the obvious joy of Park and his fellow cubers gasping for air
A California native set the new world record for solving a Rubik’s Cube, breaking the record in just 3.13 seconds at an event on Monday.
Max Park, 21, has won over 400 events against other “cubers” and was even featured in a Netflix documentary called The Speed Cubers in 2020.
Park, who was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism as a child, set a new world record in what’s called the 3x3x3 single-solving competition, according to the World Cubic Association.
You can see in the video that Park makes several attempts to break the 3.47 second record that was set for four years by China’s Yusheng Du at the event in Long Beach, California.
Park and everyone around erupt into loud cheers and look stunned as his time of 3.13 seconds is displayed on a scoreboard.
Max Park, 21, has won over 400 events against other “cubers” and was even featured in a Netflix documentary called The Speed Cubers in 2020. single 3x3x3 rubik’s cube.
Max held several Guinness World Records in the past in different cube sizes and has the fastest average time to solve a Rubik’s Cube with one hand.
Park, who has 170,000 followers on Instagram, got over a million views on her record-breaking resolution.
His parents, Schawn and Miki, explained in a 2019 post that competition and rubik’s cube solving activity was a way to help Park develop.
“Originally, we never started cubing because of cubing. We started creating cubes because of Max’s autism,” they said.
They said the key to developing an autistic child is finding situations where they can socialize.
Parks noted that when he was very young, “his fine motor skills weren’t there.”
“He couldn’t open water bottles, so we were constantly on the lookout for something that would help him strengthen his fine motor skills,” they added. “We had a Rubik’s Cube in the house and he was showing interest.”
Beyond motor skills, competitions have been a great way for him to develop in other situations.
Park, who was diagnosed with moderate-to-severe autism as a child, set a new world record in what’s called the 3x3x3 single-solving competition
Park and everyone around erupt into loud cheers and look stunned as his time of 3.13 seconds is displayed on a scoreboard
Max has held several Guinness World Records in the past, in different cube sizes and has the fastest average time to solve a Rubik’s Cube with one hand.
His parents would teach him to stand in line, take his turn, and say he was ready to go when it was his turn.
“Looking at someone and pointing fingers, things like that, was a big factor because with autism, theory of mind is an issue and so we had to practice that a lot.”
Having a talented son for competition seems like just a bonus for the Park family.
“Him getting good at cubing was just an afterthought. In fact, it wasn’t even considered. It wasn’t even important.
Receiving rewards also taught Park important tasks like learning to shake hands, which his parents claimed he needed to learn as much as cubing.
His parents, Schawn and Miki (pictured right), explained in a 2019 post that competition and rubik’s cube solving activity was a way to help Park develop.
“We can’t even describe how proud we are. Most of us as parents are proud when a child brings home an A grade. It blows us completely out of the water. It’s surreal, it’s beyond pride.
Park won the Red Bull Rubik’s Cube World Cup in 2020, where he explained some of his methods.
“My motto is ‘don’t think just solve’,” he said, after winning the contest on Zoom due to COVID restrictions.