How To Get Faster?

1 year ago

Speedcubing Advice

Since the Rubik’s cube was invented, people from all around the world have come together to discuss the question almost as old as the puzzle itself - “Sure, I can solve it, but what now?”. By far, the most common question that I’m asked online each day is something like this: “Hi Feliks, I’m a speedcuber who averages XX seconds, do you have any advice or tips for me?”.

 

Before I created CubeSkills, I was never able to give a comprehensive answer to that question, because it is different for every single person. I’ve designed this website to answer this very question and act as a self-service platform for all speedcubers wishing to improve their ability.

 

I’ve decided to write up this blog post to supplement the video tutorials and act as a point of reference. This overview of how to get faster is quite succinct, and in all cases, the video tutorials should be your primary source of speedcubing tips and techniques. The hardest thing about providing a general answer to this question is that I receive it from people of all different skill levels. For the purpose of this blog post, I’ll separate my advice into sections for beginner, intermediate, and advanced solvers.

 

 

BEGINNER

Average: >60 seconds

Method: Beginner’s method

 

If you’re a beginner solver, improvement will come pretty easily. As you work to lower your times, think about your fingertricks and whether they are comfortable, as it’s important to avoid developing bad habits which will make your life harder later on. Take a look at my fingertricks video to assist you with this. Practice performing your algorithms, and make sure you can do them quickly without mistakes, even if that means just drilling them if you need to. I also have a series of helpful videos in the ‘Optimising the Beginner's Method’ module which cover some tips and tricks to help speed up your solves.

 

You’ll find a common piece of advice in all three sections, which is to simply practice. If you practice with good habits and solving techniques that I outline, you should get your solve times down to around 1 minute using the beginner’s method. You have to do the work, I can only help so much.

 

Last but certainly not least, become colour neutral. I believe every cuber should try to become colour neutral, and it’s far easier to do it now rather than later on. This is all probably a lot to take in, but take your time and you won’t be too overwhelmed. Once you’re ready you can move onto your next big challenge: learning F2L pairing.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE

Average: ~15-60 seconds

Method: CFOP

 

The intermediate bracket is where the majority of speedcubers sit, and can remain in for quite some time. I view the intermediate stage of cubing as the period of time you spend learning the basic CFOP method until the point at which you’re comfortable with F2L, and know all of the OLL and PLL algorithms. Throughout this stage you will develop your understanding of how pieces move around the cube and how to solve more efficiently.

 

When you’re learning F2L for the first time, I highly recommend learning how to solve it intuitively as per my video tutorials. It will be quite difficult to begin with, and you’ll find that doing F2L pairing in your solves will actually slow you down for a little while, so it’s important to be patient. With F2L, you really just learn by doing, and I have some example F2L videos off which you should try to model your own solves. Once you have a basic understanding of F2L, it’s again important to avoid falling into bad habits. The Intermediate Cross and F2L module is designed to ensure you stay on the right track, and highlights common mistakes as well as provides some good practice drills.

 

With regard to learning last layer algorithms, it’s all pretty simple, but it can certainly be a bit of a grind. Learn the PLL algorithms first, followed by the OLLs. Ensure that you learn good algorithms so that you don’t have to re-learn any along the way.

 

In terms of other general advice, slow untimed solves are great and help enormously to boost your lookahead and efficiency. To make casual solving most effective, ensure that you focus on reducing your F2L movecount. Try to get involved with the speedcubing community, whether that be online, or via attending competitions. And of course, watch all of the intermediate tutorials in the modules marked as intermediate, as I am able to cover specific topics in far more detail in those. Enjoy the ride.

 

 

ADVANCED

Average: <~15 seconds

Method: CFOP

 

Most cubers tend to finish learning their OLLs and PLLs at around the 15 second mark, but it does vary wildly. By no means must you average 15 seconds in order to learn more beyond OLL and PLL. There is an entire new world of algorithms and F2L techniques to explore.

 

My high level advice at this stage would be the following: Continue to improve your F2L efficiency and lookahead (see Advanced F2L section for plenty of specific advice), learn easy algorithms from a variety of algorithm sets (including WV, VLS, COLL, OLLCP, BLE, etc.), and just practice hard. Check out all of the advanced modules on the tutorials page for all my thoughts on practicing, algorithms, and other tips and tricks.

 

Constantly assess your weaknesses, remembering that F2L is the most important part of the solve. Watch example solves from fast speedcubers, including the ones on CubeSkills. Your learning can definitely be less structured from this point, and you’ll find that you may discover things on your own as you improve. Above all, focused practice will help you to implement the things you learn. Watching tutorial videos will only help you to the extent that you put the advice into action.

 


I hope this guide was useful, and I’ll see you over in the tutorials section! If you have any questions or thoughts about this guide, feel free to shoot me an email or comment.

 

Happy cubing!

 

Feliks


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Frank Zhou

Frank Zhou Posted 1 year ago

It is necessary to be color natural?


Feliks Zemdegs

Feliks Zemdegs from CubeSkills Posted 1 year ago

Not necessary, but I think it certainly helps. However, there are are plenty of world class speedcubers who aren't colour neutral. The faster you are, the harder it generally is to switch.


Tom Vince

Tom Vince Posted 1 year ago

Great post for anyone reading this blog. This surely eliminates alot of questions concerning the stages of learning and this is really good structured giving the reader a good overview. Hopefully these kind of blogs will be keep coming . (Maybe also add posts about your upcoming competitions? Results of your recent? Or is this not really a personal blog?)


Feliks Zemdegs

Feliks Zemdegs from CubeSkills Posted 1 year ago

Yes, I'm really looking forward to having fun and getting creative with these blogs. I'll have plenty of improvement posts, and then a bunch of personal competitive speedcubing posts as well! New blogs will be released approximately every two weeks.


Tom Vince

Tom Vince Posted 1 year ago

Thats great! Really looking forward to having alot of fun here with you ! :) 


Julian Malenda

Julian Malenda Posted 1 year ago

Thanks so much feliks and everyone who helped make the website. One question,  do you own any type of valk? Thanks

 


Feliks Zemdegs

Feliks Zemdegs from CubeSkills Posted 1 year ago

No worries Julian! I do have a few Valk3 cubes, sent by Mats :)


Alex Nguyen

Alex Nguyen Posted 1 year ago

Could you make a lubing and tensioning tutorial? Also thanks for this website!


Reuben Goh

Reuben Goh Posted 1 year ago

Thanks for your help Feliks it helps alot

 

 


Athul  Vikas

Athul Vikas Posted 1 year ago

Good Job Feliks!!! Keep up the content!!

I have One question, I have been practicing look ahead for f2l for months now, for the 1st month I averaged 12 seconds. for the 2nd month around the same. My times are not changing. So then I tried solving f2l by itself and got around 8 seconds on it. 

Do you have any tips for me, so I could get sub 10, in like 3-4 mounths, or something like that?? 

:)


Andre Ruiz Loera

Andre Ruiz Loera Posted 1 year ago

Feliks, as a color neutral, how do you find the side that is fastest to solve the cross on?


Athul  Vikas

Athul Vikas Posted 1 year ago

Feliks, sorry, to add on to the comment I made, I do know full PLL and OLL, along with COLL. So it's mainly my f2l that needs work.


Ben Sanger

Ben Sanger Posted 1 year ago

Thank you so much for all of this help Feliks! I'm really looking forward to using this website more and more.


Zane Pate

Zane Pate Posted 1 year ago

This is cool but can ask to see if I can learn the moves like' f2 and things like that

 


Enderbro USERNAME...

Enderbro USERNAME... Posted 1 year ago

Thx felix i found out how to solve the rubix cube now just more practice and i will be good to go :D


Zephyr Clarke

Zephyr Clarke Posted 1 year ago

Hi Felix I just wanted to ask if you had any good tips to become color neutral

 


viahwa kumar

viahwa kumar Posted 1 year ago

hey feliks .. I'm making my average is around 30 seconds .. My look ahead is not that good .. I keep searching pieces all the time .. So could you give me any tips ..


Scotty Fermo

Scotty Fermo Posted 1 year ago

Great Advice Feliks! Thanks!


Ahmed Sid

Ahmed Sid Posted 1 year ago

Hey Feliks!! I loved your blog. especially the 'advanced' section. My average is about 14 or 15 seconds. 

But sometimes I mess up with my F2L, and that's what I have to work on. I'm sure with your blogs being posted with a flow, people like me would try to break your world record :) !! Once again I thank you for your advice and I am eagerly waiting for your blogs!!

PEACE!!!!!!

 


Vikalp Chauhan

Vikalp Chauhan Posted 1 year ago

Really impressive and helpful blog thank you so much feliks  :) 

I usually YouTube for advice and for what next have to be done to improve. Even I watch ur videos on YouTube but I am really happy that you helped me and other cubers by this blog and will be looking for ur further blogs. 

All the best for further competitions and make another world record!!


jon lloyd  matinagnos

jon lloyd matinagnos Posted 1 year ago

Thank you very much feliks this is what I exactly needed to improve my skills in speedsolving!:]


Ragi Nath

Ragi Nath Posted 1 year ago

thx Felix I have improved a lot in cubing. I saw your YouTube video 6hrs after u uploaded and registered to this website .good 1


Mats Valk

Mats Valk Posted 1 year ago

I always love you.


Xinwei Zhou

Xinwei Zhou Posted 1 year ago

HAHA,Feliks u r so cool!I love you!


GABRIEL SAMULDE

GABRIEL SAMULDE Posted 1 year ago

feliks i get confused about the cross in intermediate but i still can do it thanks to you.happy cubing to all the cubers

 

 


Arhaan khan

Arhaan khan Posted 1 year ago

Hi Felix can you tell me that in intermediatelevel what is the average time to complete F2L.

 


Lance Bastien Loy

Lance Bastien Loy Posted 1 year ago

Umm... Feliks can you tell me or do you have tips on how to be sub 10 consistently?


Rotseeenn  AC

Rotseeenn AC Posted 1 year ago

Thank you very much Felix , now I know what I need to improve . :D

 


gridlaur pranav

gridlaur pranav Posted 1 year ago

felix can you keep a video on best speedcubes

 


Gabriel Farmer

Gabriel Farmer Posted 1 year ago

My average on a speedcube is 30 seconds which is pretty fast but I cant seem to get past that i think its my F2L and my OLL process that is slowing me down can you put up something for that? 


Noah Zacharia

Noah Zacharia Posted 1 year ago

This and the KungFuManchu websites are the best websites for speedcubing ive ever been on! I hope to see much more content soon! Thanks again feliks!

 


Jordan Stephens

Jordan Stephens Posted 1 year ago

Hey Feliks, love the website and blog!

 

I run an after school "math games" class and there are plenty of cubers there. They inspired me  to pick up a Rubik's cube and relearn how to solve it. I hadn't touched one in almost a decade!

 

I don't remember any of the techniques or times I used back then, it was just too long ago and I only cubed for less than a month. I think I stopped because without a community and a resource like this cubing isn't as much fun.

So I just wanted to post this message and tell you how great it is that you are sharing your knowledge and passion this way!

Jordan

 

 

 

 

 


Matija  Higl

Matija Higl Posted 1 year ago

Will you be making 4x4 tutorials and tips? My first 4x4 should be arriving soon and i want to learn from the best. 


Jack van Achterberg

Jack van Achterberg Posted 1 year ago

Thanks Feliks! This is a great site! Will you be making bigger cube tutorials and tips?


Diptoneel De

Diptoneel De Posted 1 year ago

Special thanks from India!!!!


Vikram P.G.

Vikram P.G. Posted 1 year ago

Hi Feliks, can you tell me that what mind set must I have when cubing...?


Z3R01NG .

Z3R01NG . Posted 1 year ago

this site is already helping me sooo much i will definitely look to buy a premium membership soon

 


Nick Wirth

Nick Wirth Posted 1 year ago

When did you learn color neutrality, and how did you learn it?


logan kelley

logan kelley Posted 1 year ago

I have all of the new 3x3x3's but I really like the feels of some of the older cubes. Any suggestions?


Philippe Blake

Philippe Blake Posted 1 year ago

I'm in the intermediate bracket but I learn from the advanced videos. I think that my cross is slowing me down but I've watched several advice videos for it. Could you make a video wit just walkthrough cross solves?


Philippe Blake

Philippe Blake Posted 1 year ago

Also, your coll alg pdf stopped working but maybe that's just me


SAMPRIYO GUIN

SAMPRIYO GUIN Posted 1 year ago

thnx for the special tutorials

 


Krish Shah-Nathwani

Krish Shah-Nathwani Posted 1 year ago

this site is awesome! I'm looking forward to getting faster with the help of this site!


Yee Heng Chow

Yee Heng Chow Posted 1 year ago

Cool Feliks! Nice website! Learning the rest of the g perms now :)


Arhaan khan

Arhaan khan Posted 1 year ago

Which company speed cube you use? 

 


Will Faust

Will Faust Posted 1 year ago

i struggle with lookahead and average 16 seconds but your videos arent helping me to much.  Should i just do slow solves and practise??


Wendy He

Wendy He Posted 1 year ago

amazing!


Zhu Qiuc

Zhu Qiuc Posted 1 year ago

Come on, I'm back for you!


Albert Gabriel Camac Asca

Albert Gabriel Camac Asca Posted 1 year ago

Buen sitio !!! Me ayudarias a aprender mejor y mas rapido los algoritmos? Te lo agradecer

English:

Good site !!! Would you help me learn better and faster algorithms? I would appreciate

Stephen M

Stephen M Posted 1 year ago

I'm loving this website! Thank you Feliks!


Nico Reunion

Nico Reunion Posted 1 year ago

Great website Feliks! I average 21-22 seconds, trying to get sub-20 and this is very helpful. I have watched the all the beginners video and learnt so much. It is amazing how one can pick up bad habits. Well done!


Aidan  McBride

Aidan McBride Posted 1 year ago

This is an amazing idea and you should definitely keep up with this website.  However, I am trying to get better with the ZZ method, and I think it would be cool if you could get other people on board with this and get people who use methods other than CFOP to make tutorials.


Graham Belfield

Graham Belfield Posted 1 year ago

Great resource Felicks!

 


Jordon Goh

Jordon Goh Posted 1 year ago

i am averaging  ~20-25 seconds,know intuitive f2l and about 10 advanced f2l cases.I know 4 look LL and a few plls and oll. I am try to get sub 20 but i am just stuck at that range.How do i improve?Learn f2l? Or others?

 

By the way this is a very good website.


Seung-Hyuk Nahm

Seung-Hyuk Nahm Posted 1 year ago

What a nice video!


Khafidz Nur Rahman

Khafidz Nur Rahman Posted 1 year ago

banyakin lg dong


Crazy Cuber

Crazy Cuber Posted 1 year ago

Awesome website Feliks! I normally use my smartphone timer so i get my normal times of average 15 and sub15..... but when i use my real timer(the ones used in comps), my pick up is really bad so i get bad times........ so do you recommend any practice drills or anything?thanks!


Nelson Dolce

Nelson Dolce Posted 1 year ago

this website is fun


Aryan Naik

Aryan Naik Posted 1 year ago

Higi


Adam  Oommen

Adam Oommen Posted 1 year ago

It's nice though


Aryan Naik

Aryan Naik Posted 1 year ago

Hhi


Bervelly Allysa

Bervelly Allysa Posted 1 year ago

great


ilai ben zvi

ilai ben zvi Posted 1 year ago

hey its nice but if u wanna to gets this website more people FELIX PLEASE MAKE CFOP/WALKTHROUGH SOLVES AND MORE TIPS


Henry Snider

Henry Snider Posted 1 year ago

Can you do some totorials or just post algarithms for solving a 4x4


Yichen Yao

Yichen Yao Posted 1 year ago

thank you \(^o^)/


zxt zxt

zxt zxt Posted 1 year ago

My Englishis not well,but I canspeak Chinese


daniel evand

daniel evand Posted 1 year ago

are the algorithims on your OLL page the only good ones, i.e are there any world class speed cubers who use different OLLs to the ones on your OLL PDF. 

also zxt zit please translate common cube companies names 

what does moyu mean


Corey Bates

Corey Bates Posted 1 year ago

Did not really learn anything new but what great advise im in the intermediate stage and I got a 13 second solve using 2look and knowing not many pll.


ひかり ひかり

ひかり ひかり Posted 1 year ago

ありがとう 


Nathan  inglis

Nathan inglis Posted 1 year ago

Great job Felix i have a dayan zanchi and i have a gans on the way most of my time are around 30 - 40 seconds i appreciate the help keep up the good work  


Nathan  inglis

Nathan inglis Posted 1 year ago

after your help my times have stayed more in the 30 second times 


刘 祎

刘 祎 Posted 1 year ago

thanks for your advises,cfop is so difficult for me and i haven't any time to practice,and do you have any ideas elseto get faster?


VIJAY GANAPATHY

VIJAY GANAPATHY Posted 1 year ago

thanks for your advice.but cfop is hard are difficult for remembering

 

 


VIJAY GANAPATHY

VIJAY GANAPATHY Posted 1 year ago

i am a 7 years old boy i have got gans ,the valk 3 &thunderclap v2 which is best



Reason Song

Reason Song Posted 1 year ago

It's helpful for me.


Yuxin Tang

Yuxin Tang Posted 1 year ago

原来可以说中文的。


Lutfi Madani

Lutfi Madani Posted 1 year ago

Awesome, good luck Feliks !


Aravind K

Aravind K Posted 1 year ago

Hey Feliks, 

I love that u made this site. Looking frwrd to all the content. 

I average around 21 secs and I have a MoYu Weilong v2. Thats good right?


Ma Harry

Ma Harry Posted 1 year ago

Hi Feliks, do you think a cyber should learn different methods  (for example, learn petrus to learn block building for x-cross)?


Ma Harry

Ma Harry Posted 1 year ago

Sorry should be cuber


LEE Kaiyi

LEE Kaiyi Posted 1 year ago

Hi,feliks.my problem is the linked between cross and f2l.After i finish the cross,maybe i spend 1 to 2seconds to find the f2l.Can you give me some advice,thanks.


Ian  Sciturro

Ian Sciturro Posted 1 year ago

Hi Feliks, for the intermediate method, I am having a hard time memorizing all the OLL and PLL algorithms, so do you have any advice on that?


Ian  Sciturro

Ian Sciturro Posted 1 year ago

This site is so cool! Thanks for all your help!


Tegar Aditia

Tegar Aditia Posted 1 year ago

Sangat membantu, terima kasih Feliks


Daniel Woods

Daniel Woods Posted 1 year ago

Feliks, thanks for all the hard work you put into the site. I and many other cubers appreciate it!


Dan Morris

Dan Morris Posted 1 year ago

Is there email notifications for when you post new content on the website? videos or blog


Seth Ferrer

Seth Ferrer Posted 1 year ago

I love this website!


Yibin Pan

Yibin Pan Posted 1 year ago

It seems I didn't see the site has a set of language translation. If not, suggest add; If it have, where is it? I think the language is the bigger problem.I think, in some countries don't have to English communication(like China,Japan,Korea,Russia), there will be a lot of people have the same problem.


Nguyễn Hoàng Nam

Nguyễn Hoàng Nam Posted 1 year ago

I can do the F2L and the OLL (basic, do the correct +). Can you help me to do the PLL please?


Nguyễn Hoàng Nam

Nguyễn Hoàng Nam Posted 1 year ago

I'm from Vietnam. I think I am the 1st human get login in this website.

(My English is not well, so I hope you help me more and more!)

Thank you!


Darius Harris

Darius Harris Posted 1 year ago

     Hey Felix,my name is Darius Harris.I am 13 and solving for about 3-4 months. I have recently learned F2l and have been solving the last layer with regular beginner algorithms.I want to learn oll and Pll bad but there is so many of them i don't know where to start.I was hoping you and other speed cubers reading this could email me some advice on which oll and pll algorithms to learn.My email is Everydaygaming328@gmail.com.

 

Sincerly, Darius Harris


sigi wijaya

sigi wijaya Posted 1 year ago

Feliks you are good but can you give more tutorial and the agorithm for we? 


森林 森林

森林 森林 Posted 1 year ago

我来自中国,很高兴能看到你的文章。


Rangga Del Piero

Rangga Del Piero Posted 1 year ago

Terimakasih banyak feliks (Thank You very much feliks)


shuai liu

shuai liu Posted 1 year ago

你好,菲神。我来自中国,玩魔方半年了五阶魔方avg2min26s我想sub2min,所以想请您发一个五阶魔方实例 。  


shuai liu

shuai liu Posted 1 year ago

哦shuailiu  email   1457598653@qq.com


Beryl Soria

Beryl Soria Posted 1 year ago

the audio is bad


Gustaf Dunedin

Gustaf Dunedin Posted 1 year ago

Nice


John Miyahara

John Miyahara Posted 1 year ago

i average 20 to 30 seconds on cfop. Do you have any advice on lookahead?


Aryan Naik

Aryan Naik Posted 1 year ago

Feliks how to solve 2×2 in 5 seconds and 3×3 in 30 second can you help me please

 

 


Max Murphy

Max Murphy Posted 1 year ago

I Know Full OLL and PLL and when i slow down and look ahead I get sub 15 pretty easily


Max Murphy

Max Murphy Posted 1 year ago

I think after 3x3 you should do 4x4 next


Yusheng Xiao

Yusheng Xiao Posted 1 year ago

Feliks I think OLL is quite difficult for me because there are many awkward cases which I can't recognize very well so I haven't learned those algorithms yet. Can you help me with that?


Kolten Tamaro

Kolten Tamaro Posted 1 year ago

To all those asking questions on here. Most of what you are asking is answered in the free 3x3 videos that are available. He does a good job explaining what you should be looking for and how you should go about learning and practicing what you know. 


Raiyanul Haque

Raiyanul Haque Posted 1 year ago

I'm a sub 23 cfop solver,i know full pll and 2 look oll.

Should i learn full oll?


ben vanderhoff@gmai.com

ben vanderhoff@gmai.com Posted 1 year ago

i take average 2 min XD learning f2l


Aryan Naik

Aryan Naik Posted 1 year ago

i can do cube in 1 min i learnd a new method xs os


Andres Pulido

Andres Pulido Posted 1 year ago

Wow, a cool interesting way to identity the cube skill of people.


Pengfei Lin

Pengfei Lin Posted 1 year ago

Hi Feliks,I am a speedcuber from China ,and can you please add some 7×7 cube skills? Thank you! Sorry,my English is not well.


Joshua Romanick

Joshua Romanick Posted 1 year ago

Hi Feliks, just wanted to say I'm loving this site so far and I'm thinking about going premium,keep up with the awesome videos, I can't wait to see what you teach next. :)


Nguyễn Quang Thiện

Nguyễn Quang Thiện Posted 1 year ago

I love it, it's the best advise. Thanks Feliks :D


Aman Kashyap

Aman Kashyap Posted 1 year ago

Thanks for tutorials feliks, I am a 16 sec solver, learning Full OLL is difficult. Doing them for the moment is easy but recognizing in the solve and then recalling the algorithm takes more time. Please give tips on that and how often should we learn algorithms?


Leon Shams-schaal

Leon Shams-schaal Posted 1 year ago

Great advice for beginners like me. Thanks, Feliks :)

 


Riley Wissler

Riley Wissler Posted 1 year ago

It really helps knowing what order to learn things in for intermediate, especially F2L, thanks a bunch for this site, it will help so many cubers, including myself.


Danny D

Danny D Posted 1 year ago

The F2l video has really helped my cubing


david teh

david teh Posted 1 year ago

How do you do a fast M move?


huang long

huang long Posted 1 year ago

希望有中文字幕.....

Hope to have Chinese subtitles.....

希望有中文字幕.....

Hope to have Chinese subtitles.....


michael ryu

michael ryu Posted 1 year ago

Feliks /i'm a 30 second average beginners method  but i do not get the f2l videos


Wuxin Hou

Wuxin Hou Posted 1 year ago

I hope I can sub 10 one day. I'm a new cuber. My ao12 now is 37sec. It's a long long way to go. T T


Kaedan Hitt

Kaedan Hitt Posted 1 year ago

If any of you guys are having trouble with audio use headphones 


William Morgan

William Morgan Posted 1 year ago

Do you have any advice on the process of learning full oll and pll?


耀辉 尤

耀辉 尤 Posted 1 year ago

我们都来自不同的国家,所以我们希望有语言选项。

We all come from different countries, so we want language options.


ma kexing

ma kexing Posted 1 year ago

You can use Google Chrome,it can translate different language .


ALI MURTAZA

ALI MURTAZA Posted 1 year ago

 how to improve last layer i am 6 seconds on last layer i really nead to be fast


Mathéo Pion

Mathéo Pion Posted 1 year ago

Moi j'apprends la méthode roux .

 


Liam Gerard

Liam Gerard Posted 1 year ago

Hmm, my record is 40 seconds, and get 42-57 seconds on average. I use 4LLL, but sometimes 5LLL, if I need a diagonal. I practice often, but the lookahead is near impossible for me. My mind just wants to always do some algorithm, so I can not look ahead. Since I started on Cubeskills, I can plan out my Cross, but it takes 7-11 seconds to enact it, F2L is 10-30 seconds, and my OLL/PLL together is 10-15 seconds. With 4LLL I feel it is easier to look ahead to PLL, but I still do not have the mental ability do complete the algorithms without thinking for 1-5 seconds.


Sue Hwu

Sue Hwu Posted 1 year ago

I look forward to improve my f2l because mine is really slow,btw my pb is 12 sec while my average is 18 sec :).Still,I have to learn many things to be sub 10.


Liam Gerard

Liam Gerard Posted 1 year ago

Hmm, I feel most confident in F2L, because it is intuitive, and I do not need to think much on it.


Kirste Hailie

Kirste Hailie Posted 1 year ago

My average is around 40 because I'm still improving my F2l. As I have read, I thought its not part of the process for you to get slower. Anyways, I hope that I can get sub 10 someday. Its gon' be a long ride 


Nguyễn Hoàng Nam

Nguyễn Hoàng Nam Posted 1 year ago

My Record Is 11 seconds 43.


Nguyễn Hoàng Nam

Nguyễn Hoàng Nam Posted 1 year ago

I have 3 Gans 356 Air, 4 Gans 356 S and 2 The Valks


Joen Ng

Joen Ng Posted 1 year ago

Hi Feliks, I am at 36 seconds, thank you for the tutorials, I will practice and improve my skill.


Liam Gerard

Liam Gerard Posted 1 year ago

Nguyễn Hoàng Nam-

Cool. I have just ordered a Gans 356 Air UM, and a Valk v2( I think) as my main

 


oscar colqui

oscar colqui Posted 1 year ago

mi pb es de 11 pero mi promedio es de 25 espero pronto ser sub 20 


Brad Matthews

Brad Matthews Posted 1 year ago

Well done on all the episodes great mod see you at cube for Cambodia 2017 by the way my name is Bradley I would like to say hi and talk see you then well done.


Rodger Oliver

Rodger Oliver Posted 1 year ago

What should I learn: COLL or WV?


Bill Bill

Bill Bill Posted 1 year ago

Learn WV for standard solves, COLL for OH because IMO if your PLLs are Super fast using COLL doesn't help much as the time difference between edge swap PLLs and others are very tiny. Instead you should learn WV so that you can skip OLL and do a fast PLL. But if you are into OH solving COLL really helps as edge swap PLLs are very fast OH compared to other PLLs.


Zachary A.

Zachary A. Posted 1 year ago

Hey Feliks! I've been cubing for 4 months and my avg is around 25 seconds. I just wanted to say thanks for creating this amazing website! :-)


LittleFireFox .

LittleFireFox . Posted 1 year ago

Feliks, I have been cubing for 6 months and  learned full pll and 2 look oll, my f2l lookahead is not that good, but I average 21 seconds. Any advise besides the one you wrote?


Vijaydarshan Mahesh

Vijaydarshan Mahesh Posted 1 year ago

Hi Feliks... I'm cubing from a long time approx 3 to 4 years and I'm getting an average speed of 31 sec. I'm not able to memorize new algorithms. I'm in need of your advice....


Danny D

Danny D Posted 1 year ago

how shall i memorise new algorithms as the pll ones aren't coming to me as easily as oll 


Cedric R.

Cedric R. Posted 1 year ago

Hi community,

 

I´m using the CFOP method with full PLL but with 2 Look OLL instead of OLL.

With this method I average round about 32 seconds.

I´ve planned to learn full OLL but I´ve heared that there are more than 50 different algorithms to learn,

so I´m wondering how somebody can keep them all in mind and can use them in the right cases.

How much time you needed until being abel to use full OLL?

Have you any advises for me?

 

Faithfully, Cedric


Michael B.

Michael B. Posted 1 year ago

remembering that F2L is the most important part of the solve.

In general, I agree to this, but I have to say that it also depends on where your weak points are. For example, I average about 38 seconds per solve, 3 to 4 for the cross, about 15 for the F2L and about 20 seconds for the last layer (4LLL, and I have to train my recognition and my fingertricks more). So for me for example, F2L is at the moment not the most important part of the solve because it is not my weakest point at the moment. I have to train the recognition and my fingertricks for the 4LLL more at the moment. So, the most important part of the solve is the part which is consuming the most of your time during a solve.


No  Name

No Name Posted 1 year ago

Hi Cedric R., 

watch the video from Felks Zemdegs on the platform. There he gives some advice. But I don't think that your weakness is the OLL. I think you should improve your move count in your f2l and then your time will increase. I also think that you should know, whether you have to make a U or a U' after you've done your first fish move. Then you would be more efficient. I needed a long time to learn full OLL, but I would recommend you to learn it in blocks- like it is shown in the OLL agorithm sheets (CubeSkills).

Happy Cubing!


Cedric R.

Cedric R. Posted 1 year ago

Hi Daniel-Elia

Thanks for you advise. I´m wondering why you know that i dont wether to make an U oder an U' algorithm after doin 2 look OLL, but it's right.

If the're isnt a PLL case I can solve, I'm doing a normal U perm and if it doesnt work, I do another.

(Please excuse my English, but as I can see at your second name, you're speaking the same language as I do, habe ich recht?)

Nice Website by the way, Feliks, it's really helpful. Thanks!

Faithfully, Cedric

 


Chris Choi

Chris Choi Posted 1 year ago

Any advice for extra advanced people? Perhaps people who are trying to be sub 9 or sub 8 like myself. 


Shygaan Khalili

Shygaan Khalili Posted 1 year ago

lolwut thanks felids


Davy Killian

Davy Killian Posted 1 year ago

This is strange... I use beginners with two look OLL and my own method of f2l and get sub25 second times...


Samyajit  Saha

Samyajit Saha Posted 1 year ago

Hi Feliks i have been cubing for one month now and my average is 40 secs .Is it okay?


Mohamed Zakaria Msaad

Mohamed Zakaria Msaad Posted 1 year ago

Hi Feliks !! i have been cubing for 3 month now, and i'am averaging of 5 on 26 and my pb is 21.79. I wanted to learn full oll but its quite hard and i fand that g perms are akward ( i don't want to learn them).i have problems with my f2l and lookahead and also with the x cross. i finish cross and f2l on 22 seconds and sometimes on 17. soo what are you're best advice to be sub 15 f2l and to memorize algs faster. i want to average sub 20 for the next month becausethere is my first competition. thx for responding !

ps : sorry for my english ( im not english so try to not send me videos) and ihave a shitty cube.( mf3)


Ezloyker Ezloyker

Ezloyker Ezloyker Posted 1 year ago

 

Can I be Sub 15 with CFOP? . The F2L from different angles can I use them for the sub 20? :)


Jeffrey VanderKuyl 2

Jeffrey VanderKuyl 2 Posted 1 year ago

I am a 20 sec average solver but cant seem to get faster. I don't know how you feliks and everyone get sub 20 so quick. I have been cubing for 3 weeks now and need advice plz and thx.


Vinicius Oliveira

Vinicius Oliveira Posted 1 year ago

A vezes fico me perguntando, quando usar a mão esquerda?se dizem por aí q a mão principal é a direita. Outra dúvida, como fazer uma rotação eficiente no cubo no F2l?.


43 7

43 7 Posted 1 year ago

hi, i average 24 secs. Should I switch from algorithmic f2l to intuitive f2l?


Karma Bhutia

Karma Bhutia Posted 1 year ago

Thanks for your advice.I will seriously implement it.

 


Jared Duncan

Jared Duncan Posted 1 year ago

I use beginners and get 39.072


Ash Fu

Ash Fu Posted 1 year ago

i have been cubing for 4months and i average 16-20 seconds is my improvement good?

 

 


Charlie Harrison

Charlie Harrison Posted 1 year ago

Help I'm stuck at a 13-ish average and can't get further, any tips?


Md  Reduwan

Md Reduwan Posted 1 year ago

I am cubing like 1 month. I am pretty slow and my average is 1:24


Josh Weigt

Josh Weigt Posted 1 year ago

Feliks im stuck around sub 20 just came back to cubing a month ago i want to know how to break this sub 20 barrier. chris olson said more efficient f2l algs from different angles just asking for your advice.


Matthew Simpson

Matthew Simpson Posted 1 year ago

I'm stuck around 25 seconds. I will use your ideas to help me. I'm 12, and I'm teaching my friends how to solve. Do you have any advice for me in teaching them. Thanks for all your help.

 


Virgil Shaun Koh

Virgil Shaun Koh Posted 1 year ago

Feliks, I'm stuck around sub 40 because F2L has been slowing me down for some time and also lack of OLL algs. Any advice on how to improve my problem? I'm trying to get to sub 20. 


Vishnuram Mageshvaran

Vishnuram Mageshvaran Posted 1 year ago

 Feliks, I'm struck about sub 35,any tips and ideas to get sub 20 or 10?


Om Joshi

Om Joshi Posted 1 year ago


 


Om Joshi

Om Joshi Posted 1 year ago

Thanks for The Advice...


Kevin Mislos

Kevin Mislos Posted 1 year ago

Hello Feliks,can I get any tips from you to improve or how to get faster on 3x3 because my best time is only 48.08 sec...


Ivan Justin Blas

Ivan Justin Blas Posted 1 year ago

Hello feliks I've been cubing for 5 months and I know all 57 oll 21 pll but still sub 30 can you help me to be sub 20 or 25?


Hashir  Majeed

Hashir Majeed Posted 1 year ago

Hey Feliks,

Despite listening to all your tips, I can’t seem to get sub 20. I think it is due to my slow cross/look ahead. Any ideas on improvement?

Thanks


Saayan Prasad

Saayan Prasad Posted 1 year ago

Hey Feliks,

I was sub 20 three months ago. Then I thought I'll take a week's break but I just lost interest. I started again a month and a half ago and now during a casual warm-up solve I would average 19.9seconds . I have known full OLL and PLL for 6 months now. I do not know any other alg subsets and cannot improve. This greatly discourages. I have been recently practicing slow solves using a metronome.  Once warmed up my cross-f2l transition is not bad. I usually finish f2l in 12.5 seconds and LL in 6 seconds. What should i do?


HARDIK BHADAURIYA

HARDIK BHADAURIYA Posted 1 year ago

hi Feliks. i'm a speedcuber who averages around 25 seconds. Do u have any advice for me.


Huy Ho

Huy Ho Posted 1 year ago

Hello Feliks,

I only started cubing for about 4 months and I don't know what to do to become faster if I'm at an average of about 27 seconds. I only know intuitive F2L, OLL with crosses, and 32% of PLL. I was wondering if there was any advice that you could give me to become faster moving forward since kids around me who have been cubing for longer than me make me feel uncomfortable with my speed.


Feliks Zemdegs

Feliks Zemdegs from CubeSkills Posted 1 year ago

Hey Huy, 

27 seconds after 4 months is really good progress, don't be concerned at all! Finish learning your PLLs now, they'll definitely shave time off your solves.


Saayan Prasad

Saayan Prasad Posted 1 year ago

Hey Feliks,

I was sub 20 three months ago. Then I thought I'll take a week's break but I just lost interest. I started again a month and a half ago and now during a casual warm-up solve I would average 19.9seconds . I have known full OLL and PLL for 6 months now. I do not know any other alg subsets and cannot improve. This greatly discourages. I have been recently practicing slow solves using a metronome.  Once warmed up my cross-f2l transition is not bad. I usually finish f2l in 12.5 seconds and LL in 6 seconds. What should i do?


Huy Ho

Huy Ho Posted 1 year ago

Thank you Feliks,

I am extremely grateful for your advice. I love cubing so much and I hope I can continue to become a better cuber due to your help. 


Brandon Zhou

Brandon Zhou Posted 1 year ago

Hello Feliks,
I have been a big fan and I average around 24 seconds. I really enjoy cubing,but I just can not get faster for some reason. I use intuitive F2l, I only know how to solve olls that has a cross, and I know a decent amount of plls. If you can give me some advice to get faster it will be extremely helpful since there is one kid in my school who is really fast, and i want to be as good as him. Thank You for reading. :)


Brandon Zhou

Brandon Zhou Posted 1 year ago

I only know 13 plls these are F, J a and b, N a and b, R a and b, T, U a and b, H, Y, and Z

 

 


Brandon Zhou

Brandon Zhou Posted 1 year ago

If you know in which order I should learn the rest. Please answer. Thank You

 

 


Saayan Prasad

Saayan Prasad Posted 1 year ago

Hey Feliks,

I was sub 20 three months ago. Then I thought I'll take a week's break but I just lost interest. I started again a month and a half ago and now during a casual warm-up solve I would average 19.9seconds . I have known full OLL and PLL for 6 months now. I do not know any other alg subsets and cannot improve. This greatly discourages. I have been recently practicing slow solves using a metronome.  Once warmed up my cross-f2l transition is not bad. I usually finish f2l in 12.5 seconds and LL in 6 seconds. What should i do? Waiting for your answer. 


nathan agan

nathan agan Posted 1 year ago

Feliks should I use a metronome or learn more algs?    Is look ahead better or is learning more algs better ??? Please reply


nathan agan

nathan agan Posted 1 year ago

Feliks, I know full pll and half of oll. I do not use intuitive F2L, and know about 3/4 of F2L, and I can do cross in inspection about 15% of the time   I also find myself rotating to do an F2L pair and by the end of the solve I have about 10-12 rotations.... should I inprove on my cross or learn more efficent F2L.

Congrats on 5x5 WR average!! ^-^


Shankar S

Shankar S Posted 1 year ago

Look ahead is more important, algs are secondary. Personally, I only know 15ish OLL but I avg 9 seconds, cuz my f2l stage is 5s. Don't "memorize" f2l algs.

U don't need full OLL to get a WR, fact: Collin Burns got the 5.25s ex-WR single and he didn't know full OLL. 


Shankar S

Shankar S Posted 1 year ago

Savan practice f2l, 12.5 seconds isn't great. LL is around 4s so your close. Improve on f2l


nathan agan

nathan agan Posted 1 year ago

Yes, I know full Pll, but my G perms are slow and I usually always rotate just to solve an F2L pair, if i see an F2L pair paired up then I can just insert it without rotating. My F2L takes around 12-15 seconds, Oll is 1.5-2.0 and pll is sub 3. I average sub 20 (18.451) with my Weilong GTS2. I have a youtube channel At DuckyCuber01 on youtube so if you could show me how to inprove on lookahead in the comment section of my vids then that would be great! :)  also I tightened my aolong v2 a TON so that i can't turn fast and that would force me to look ahead. do u think this is a good stratey for lookahead or not? I have a pretty high TPS, but I pause about a total of 4-7 seconds in my solves. Shankar S, can u or Feliks please respond to this question?


Ethan Varn

Ethan Varn Posted 1 year ago

Hi Nathan again, I am a 15 second solver with a PB of 9 seconds. I saw some of your videos on YouTube and what I would recommend to reduce pauses is to turn slower so you can see more pieces while solving F2L. If I have a case where I can spam TPS but after I have no idea what I’m doing next, then it’s better to just do it slower so I can look ahead. No matter what, you can turn as fast as you can if you know what you’re doing next. Learning full OLL is a big help but you can do it casually. (Learn 1 or 2 algs at a time until you can recognize and use them in your solves.) also if you only solve on white, being able to solve on yellow as well is a big help because if you have a bad cross on white or a great cross on yellow, your cross planning will take less time. I hope this helped you and God bless :)


Ethan Varn

Ethan Varn Posted 1 year ago

Agan


nathan agan

nathan agan Posted 1 year ago

thanks a TON Ethan!


nathan agan

nathan agan Posted 1 year ago

Varn


nathan agan

nathan agan Posted 1 year ago

yes, I have tried to practice on yellow cross, but my crosses are very bad and I usually can't complete the whole cross during inspection...... i also end up doing about 10 rotations in my solves 

how can I fix that?...

thanks for responding so quickly Ethan Varn

do u think that a magnetic cube will help me with my bad turning accuracy??


nathan agan

nathan agan Posted 1 year ago

do u have a youtube channel or a profile on the WCA website?


Ethan Varn

Ethan Varn Posted 1 year ago

My main cube is a Qiyi valk 3 M and I do feel that having a magnetic cube is a huge advantage. I personally like gan cubes the best, but my valk is stickerless so I like it better than my UM. I’ve watched many reviews on YouTube and the gan 356 air SM seems like the best cube on the market right now. When I first got a magnetic cube, it slowed my times, but once I got used it it, it did help with stability and turn accuracy. The valk 3 M from the cubicle has weaker magnets than the UM so I don’t think that the valk would help with turning accuracy as much as the UM or SM. If you like your weilong, there is also a magnetic version but I’ve never tried that one so I can’t tell you if that would help or not.


Ethan Varn

Ethan Varn Posted 1 year ago

For tips on yellow cross I would suggest starting slow. Don’t speedsolve at first because you’re not used to the different color scheme. The F2L colors are the same so it’s easier than learning to solve full color neutralist avoid white pieces until last layer. Since your crosss and last layer colors are opposite, if you plan a yellow cross the exact smae way you would plan a white cross (orange to the right of green, red to the right of blue etc.) you will find two of your edges will be in their opposite positions while the other two are solved and if you algign them it will have the same effect on the other two. What you can do to fix this is to instead of remember red to the right of blue or something like that, you would just remember orange to the right of blue or red to the left  When I first learned to solve on yellow I was about a 40-45 second solver and still used intuitive F2L. (I was horrible with it and not too great at planning crosses good crosses either). As I learned to plan better crosses, on white I used the same concepts with yellow. Therefor I never really experienced switching and it took me about a week to learn it. Just do every solve on yellow to expose yourself to as many crosses and casss as possible but do 10-15 solves every day to maintain what you’ve learned on white. Sorry if this is long and again I hoped this helped :)


Ethan Varn

Ethan Varn Posted 1 year ago

I don’t have a YouTube channel but I am on the WCA website. I’ve only been to one competition and tbh I did pretty bad even at the time I was disappointed. To reduce rotations the easiest thing to do is turn with U moves on last layer instead of doing Y rotations and lining the blocks up. Once you’ve done that it should save maybe 1 or w rotations. Another thing is to try to plan rotationless crosses and even though this is fairly advanced, use wide U turns when efficient (cross edge in RF positition and can be solved by u’,R,u) another tip is if your last turn in your cross is a D or D’ to align, if you know your first pair then you can also do a u or u’ to align your cross depending on if it will orient your first F2L pair’s edge. Again this tip may. To be useful now but will be in the very near future. Practice slow solves and lookahead during F2Lto know if you need to do a rotation to solve your next pair or not and how you will solve it. Hope this benefits you and can’t wait to hear how much it helps :)


nathan agan

nathan agan Posted 1 year ago

Thank you so much Ethan, I love stickerless cubes, but i got my weilong gts2 in black so it is ok, a kid at my middle school has a gts2 m lite (stickerless) and i thought that i could just get a magnetic conversion kit from the cubicle.us and make a magnetic gts2, i think that a magnetic cube will help my speed, and accuracy, because I +2 lots of solves. I do pretty well on last layer (i suck) and I do AUF's (adjustments of U face) to avoid rotations I recently have been practicing solving my white and yellow crosses with a blindfold on (after inspection) so keep me posted Ethan! ^-^


nathan agan

nathan agan Posted 1 year ago

Ethan If i do get a magnetic conversion kit for my weilong should i get the LITE or the STRONG??


nathan agan

nathan agan Posted 1 year ago

I have been cubing for a year and a half and I average 18 seconds  

how long have u been cubing for?


Ethan Varn

Ethan Varn Posted 1 year ago

Depends on how strong you want the magnets to be, stronger magnets are heavier and more stable but also require more effort to turn (if you’re looking to improve turning, it’s probably better than weaker magnets which don’t have as much effect on your turning if your going really fast) I have been cubing for about a year now too


Shankar S

Shankar S Posted 1 year ago

Weaker magnets are for fast but not hard turners, while stronger ones are for the harsh turners. GO easy on color neutrality. Don't memorize the color scheme of the cube. solve the pairs w.r.t the edges you've placed on the cross


Parker Unze

Parker Unze Posted 1 year ago

  1. I average 23 and I have been cubing for 3 1/2 months. Should I be sub 20 by now?

Me The Cuber

Me The Cuber Posted 1 year ago

hi


Me The Cuber

Me The Cuber Posted 1 year ago

does anyone have any tips to memorize cross edge relationships

 


Shankar S

Shankar S Posted 1 year ago

there aren't any ;-(


nathan agan

nathan agan Posted 1 year ago

I just got a yuxin little magic from cubedepot and the shades r gud, but the yellow and orange stickers have lots of residue and it really bugs me (i got the white yuxin) It is very loose so should i magnetize it?


Liam Gerard

Liam Gerard Posted 1 year ago

Parker-

I have been cubing for over a year and a half now, and I do not consistently average sub 20. I get maybe 3/5 solves per average, and it took me 3/4 of a year to get sub 30, sub 20 was muh harder. Just practice and you should get past the sub-20 barrier.

 

Shankar S

Shankar S Posted 1 year ago

u don't to magnetize every cube nathan, if its loose tighten it. wipe the residue off with a damp cloth. 


nathan agan

nathan agan Posted 1 year ago

do cubes that fit your turning style make you faster? i have a rough turning stlye so would a magnetic cube work?


Roy Chan Jun ming

Roy Chan Jun ming Posted 1 year ago

Nathan you could try to tighten your cube or loosen it.Since you have a rough turning style, like you mentioned,you could probably go for a tighter cube so that you would not overshoot when turning the cube.


Roy Chan Jun ming

Roy Chan Jun ming Posted 1 year ago

A magnetic cube might also work or you could do both.(Tightening the cube and installing the magnets)


Max Chan

Max Chan Posted 1 year ago

If anyone could give me tips on how to be sub 10 that would be great. I have a decent cube as my main, the Moyu Weilong GTS M. 


Shankar S

Shankar S Posted 1 year ago

@max chan, what's your current cube profile?

what all steps do u know? 

whats your avg f2l length? LL length?

hows your look ahead, cross to first pair transition? 

and your current avg.

 

btw top of the line cubes don't improve your times by much. They are mostly for sub 10 solvers, u could get the same avg with pretty much any cube(thunderclap, aolong, yuxin 3x3, and those stuff)


nathan agan

nathan agan Posted 10 months ago

A few days ago i went to South Enough 2018 and in 3x3 round 1 i got a 15.9 average and in round 2 i got a 15.8 average... i have a supernova gts2 m as my main right now does anyone think that it will inprove my times if i get a gans air sm?


Max Chan

Max Chan Posted 10 months ago

Shankar S

My WCA Profile 

https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/persons/2015CHAN37?event=333

I know full PLL and about 50% of the OLLs. 

I know decent F2l Cases and my look ahead is okay. 

My current average is around 13 seconds. 

For Christmas recently I got the GAN Air S (Master) and it is my main now. 


M.Subhan Malik

M.Subhan Malik Posted 10 months ago

I dont have a nice cube so my avg is around 20 seconds

 


Covenant Musoba

Covenant Musoba Posted 10 months ago

I am able to solve a cube around 6-7 seconds I am stuck in this time frame how com I improve from this stage.  My f2l takes the longest.


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ewoireoirjfoidsjfiweoj eoijfoiewjfoiejs Posted 10 months ago

Thanks for this amazing advice! This advice made me get a new PB of 15.42 from ny previous PB,19.66. Thank you so much! :)

 

 


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ewoireoirjfoidsjfiweoj eoijfoiewjfoiejs Posted 10 months ago

I also am in only 3rd grade

 

 

 

 


Vishnuram Mageshvaran

Vishnuram Mageshvaran Posted 10 months ago

is removing the pieces of cube is good?

 


Tobias Sedlaczek

Tobias Sedlaczek Posted 10 months ago

Hi, my average is about 18 seconds and I am since about 3 months in this area and have no idea on what I should focus next.

I need about 2-3sec for cross, 7-10seconds for f2l, and 5-6 for LL.

My PB is 11.73s and PB avgof5 15.64s. On what should I focus next to improve. I know full PLL, some OLLs but only 2 or 3 for F2L. How fast should I get at every step (cross, f2l, LL) to hit the 15 seconds barrier. 

-Tobi :)

 


Owen Salyers

Owen Salyers Posted 10 months ago

Tobias, what is the time frame for each step, cross, f2l, ll?


Tobias Sedlaczek

Tobias Sedlaczek Posted 10 months ago

@Owen Salyers about 2-3sec for cross,

 7-10seconds for f2l,   and 5-6 for last Layer 

 


William Yang

William Yang Posted 9 months ago

Tobias my tip would be to start practicing planning your cross and first 2 pairs during inspection this way you have plenty of time to look ahead to the last two or any subsets


Yash Raj

Yash Raj Posted 9 months ago

Hey Feliks,


My first year of cubing completed and 9 months after coming in contact with CFOP my average is 15 sec...is my progress up to mark?


Covenant Musoba

Covenant Musoba Posted 9 months ago

1.  Learn things like vls, cls, wv, ble, f2l, coll, zbll, and keyhole these will help you improve your times.

2.  Get good speed cube.  Check out some cubes like wailing its v2 gan valk etc. find witch is comfortable.

3.  Practice in the 15 sec range practice f2l it takes up most of the solve and can drop your times by a lot learn all 77+ f2l cases. Jpermhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKRtFQmnKfs has some good tutorials. 

4.  If you hit a wall practice some other cubes such a skewb, megamix, pyramix, etc. I found that this helps a lot.  Or just take a week brake from cubing.

 


Covenant Musoba

Covenant Musoba Posted 9 months ago

Become color neutral.


Josh Weigt

Josh Weigt Posted 9 months ago

I average 14-17 How do you get faster so solves are consistent? My cross is like 1.5-2.5 seconds, my F2L is 8-ish seconds(I kinda use lookahead, i'm trying my best), and my LL is around 5-6 seconds(always a hit to my solve). I don't know full OLL but i know full PLL. How do I get sub 15 consistently?

Thanks


Ethan Varn

Ethan Varn Posted 9 months ago

For me what helped was learning full OLL and making those algs pretty fast, doing many solves both slow and untamed to build lookahead, and quick timed solves to build speed. If last layer is your main problem then optimize your PLL algs, learn full OLL and optimize them, then drill your algs. I hope this helps :)


after tenth

after tenth Posted 9 months ago

i watched a few videos of you. your explanation so good thanks.What after 12th

 
 

Aryan Shivapuram

Aryan Shivapuram Posted 9 months ago

Hi I am a 30 sec solver          

i wanna get into sub15

i do f2l intutively ,and do 2 look oll and pll

how to get  better           

not able to learh full oll and pll


Leon Axhemi

Leon Axhemi Posted 9 months ago

Learn easy OLL and Pll cases and improve lookahead and i hope your color neutral . I average around 25 secs do begginers cross advanced f2l know 27 oll cases and 12 pll cases.Hope you reach it


Leon Axhemi

Leon Axhemi Posted 9 months ago

Im talking about Aryan Shivapuram 


Aryan Shivapuram

Aryan Shivapuram Posted 9 months ago

thanks


kayshav sharma

kayshav sharma Posted 9 months ago

hi feliks..

i have my exams going on...

i am a 30 second solver

should i learn full oll,pll now or after 15 days

 


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 9 months ago

Hi Feliks! 

I'm a speedcuber in around the 16-17 second range. I average about 2 seconds for cross, 7-8 for F2L, and 5 for LL. I'm color neutral, know 2LLL, and know some random 1LLL tricks(Learned from JPerm and You). I know almost all of COLL(Need to know one half of L; 2/3 for S and AS), know a few VLS algs(Mainly WV and MW) and know one ZBLL(The one on AS/HPerm).

I can find my cross pieces pretty quickly; only using 4 of my 15 seconds. Should I use most of the remaining time to inspect for the first pair? How do I improve on LL? 

Are there any other subsets I should know about?

~Jacob(creepcrafting56: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHIqLUzI1pv6bklRQFYGPUg )

My website that really isn't good: https://creepcrafting56.wixsite.com/rbcubingcpcf56


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 9 months ago

UPDATE: I've learned full COLL as of right now


Ronit Malvi

Ronit Malvi Posted 8 months ago

I have to learned oll and pll cases but they difficult

 


Kasey Campbell

Kasey Campbell Posted 8 months ago

I'm trying to memorize the OLL and PLL but they're hard


Henry D

Henry D Posted 8 months ago

Hey Kasey, a good trick is to practice one algorithm over and over before you go to bed, and in the morning, you remember it better, doesn't work for everyone but it worked for me when I was learning 4 look last layer. Also, try to look for patterns in the algorithms.


Benjamin Jonassen

Benjamin Jonassen Posted 8 months ago

I avg around 18-19 i use cfop full pll and I know about 40 olls and I can lookahead okay, any tips on getting faster? Btw I know all the good and efficient f2l cases, but in f2l I turn half slow because of lookahead


Jerry Zhu

Jerry Zhu Posted 8 months ago

I totally forgot about learning to be color neutral, so now what do I do?

 


Scented Wipes

Scented Wipes Posted 8 months ago

I know that this is not the website I'm looking for, but can someone help me with my 2x2 PBL's with Ortega? There's no good website anywhere (That makes sense or has all of the PBL's). HALP!

 


Samyak Sharma

Samyak Sharma Posted 8 months ago

Hi Feliks!

 

I am Samyak Sharma and my 3x3 average of 5 is 55.12 seconds with Beginners F2l and 4 look last layer, any tips on getting faster?

Thanking you.


Dang Tran

Dang Tran Posted 7 months ago

Hi feliks

 

 


Ainesh Sinha

Ainesh Sinha Posted 7 months ago

Hey Feliks, I currently average between 15 to 18 seconds and use normal F2L 2 look OLL and 1 look PLL. Any tips so as to how I'd improve?


jayden philipps

jayden philipps Posted 7 months ago

get 25 to 35 seconds not color neutral and 25 to 50 seconds color neutral help please


Jesser Ian Bayani

Jesser Ian Bayani Posted 7 months ago

I'm sub 13


Danny Rayn

Danny Rayn Posted 7 months ago

Jayden Philipps you are probably not used to the other colors no recognition takes a little more time


jayden philipps

jayden philipps Posted 7 months ago

yea


Jonathan Bai

Jonathan Bai Posted 7 months ago

If you want to really improve your times, you should have a really good and efficient cross, and right after that be able to locate your first pair. It takes time, but its worth it. :)


Eric Kim

Eric Kim Posted 7 months ago

Hey Feliks, just wondering. Do you do any blindfolded solving?


Eric Kim

Eric Kim Posted 7 months ago

If so, can you make a video on it?


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 7 months ago

Ainseh, what got me to sub 15 was to learn all the OLLs, and to optimize them. For PLL, you should get them down to sub 2, and for OLL, try to get sub 3 for OLL, 2-look or 1-look.  Optimizing your cross solutions and looking ahead to the first pair also helps, but looking ahead to the first pair mainly helps to get sub-10. And for the learning side, learn some LL subsets, like ZBLL, COLL, WV, and stuff like that. It really helps. 


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 7 months ago

And also for OLL, learn pure OLL(OLL w/o dot cases) first, then learn the dot cases. It will reduce the numbers of OLLs' you need to know. And to get a pure OLL case, for LS, once it's paired up and the no edges are oriented, then use Sledge to get a pure OLL case. Otherwise, just insert normally. But if it's not paired up, do U' F' U2 F, then just insert normally. 

 

 

 

*By normally, I mean by doing U R U' R'


Max Chan

Max Chan Posted 7 months ago

Honestly, you don't need full OLL to be sub 10 or sub 15. 

 

I'm sub 12 and I still use 2 look. 

 

algs aren't everything.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 7 months ago

Max Chan is true, algs aren't everything but they matter more later especially when you reach the sub 10 range those extra seconds for executing more than one algs that can be solved with one algs (ZBLL) can be a difference between sub 10 to sub 7 or in more extreme cases sub 6 to sub 5


William Yang

William Yang Posted 7 months ago

Also for me subsets that Im learning like COLL and ZBLL has affected my times in little ways and doing them faster affected them more


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 7 months ago

Max, I said to try to get sub 3 for 1-look or 2-look. And for the EO side of things, doing that will prevent you from F R U R' U' F' f R U R' U' F' which takes too long for me if I do two looks because that's already 1 second, and then doing an ES OLL afterward. And by one look, you can just use the All Corners Oriented algorithms to orient, because it preserves CO. So if you get OLL 48, you can just use OLL 28, then you have no pause into Pi. The All Corners Oriented Algs are OLL 20, 28, and 57. They're not that hard to learn.

Also, I interpreted Pure OLL wrong, I thought it was just OLL w/o dot cases. But it isn't. 


William Yang

William Yang Posted 7 months ago

Yeah pure OLL means you use OLL with no subsets not for cases


William Yang

William Yang Posted 7 months ago

Dot*


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 7 months ago

I thought Pure OLL was OLL but preserving CP and EP


Benjamin Miller

Benjamin Miller Posted 7 months ago

What should I do to get faster? I am insanely slow! 1:30 and up sometimes.

 


Benjamin Miller

Benjamin Miller Posted 7 months ago

About how long does it take to be sub 20?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 7 months ago

If you are still using beginners method in which you solve one face first search up F2L this will improve your times by a lot and than go to Felik's 3x3 algorithms in tutorials and start with the PLL algorithms they improve your times in little bits and than learn OLL second


William Yang

William Yang Posted 7 months ago

I got sub 20 in about a month or two after learning F2L and Full PLL


Max Chan

Max Chan Posted 7 months ago

Feliks, I see a lot of people learn beginners method with cross solved on the top and they insert the corners at the top as well with the edges. Also, with the last layer they use a different last layer that involves more steps. Do you think that this is what turns the cuber into the wrong direction for learning F2L?


Max Chan

Max Chan Posted 7 months ago

Benjamin Miller, 

It takes time and you just have to get used to the beginners method. I think you can get to about sub 40 and then maybe start learning some PLLs. After that, learn F2L. This could take up to 6 months. (tentatively)


William Yang

William Yang Posted 7 months ago

Max Chan, Beginner's Method is something to start people off on learning the mechanics of solving a cube all it's doing is dividing the steps into extra parts: Cross still the same, F2L: Corners and then edges, OLL: Edge orientation(P4/T2), Corner orientation(OCLL7), PLL: Corner Orientation (Aa/Ab/Y Perm), Edge Orientation(Ua/Ub Perm). It may send them in the wrong direction in terms of F2L but lets them get used to memorizing algs and learning to do the cube more intuitively in my opinion and experience I wouldn't have been able to learn F2L if it were given to me off the bat the Beginner's Method F2L eased me into F2L and helped me understand the mechanics of solving the cubes better and helped me memorize algs quicket


Dylan Swarts

Dylan Swarts Posted 7 months ago

Max Chan,

I think that might steer them in the wrong direction. I have come across a lot of cubers who start out like that and they haven't made it far. Not that I am certain that is the cause but it could be. Best I think is to do beginner's for like 2 weeks then move on to CFOP as to not build bad habits while using beginner's.

 


William Yang

William Yang Posted 7 months ago

Dylan Swarts,

That is true but the people I met that have used beginners method for more than a month just wanted to know how to solve the Rubik's cube and not go into speedcubing


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 7 months ago

@Max Chan The different last layer is because they use TCKyewbs method which happens in this order: First 2 layers are the same, orient yellow edges, permute yellow edges, permute yellow corners, orient yellow corners with a pure(ish) OLL which is R' D' R D, or use AS LAS. 

 

 

*AS means Anti-Sune (R U2 R' U' R U' R')

**LAS means Anti-Sune with left hand(L' U2 L U L' U L)


Max Chan

Max Chan Posted 6 months ago

@Jacob Shum Do you think that this is a bad thing if they want to learn F2L later?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 6 months ago

@Max Chan in my opinion no for me I picked up F2L quickly because of beginners method also it doesn't necessarily mean that it becomes a bad habit I was able to bring down my times to sub 40 with only using beginners method and got even quicker when I transferred to F2L you can optimize the Beginner's Method and improve your times a lot only using that.


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 6 months ago

@William Yang That's what I did too. I taught myself LBL, then picked up more efficient ways to do Aa Perm, then U Perms. Once I was sub-50, I taught myself the Y Perm, and optimized my last layer. Sub-40 was when I learned 4LLL(Keep in mind, the U Perms were RU and my OLLs were still composed of Sune and Left Sune). Then, after getting a better cube(Duncan Quickcube), I got to sub 30, averaging around 27s. Then, I learned intuitive F2L, which brought my times down to 23. Then I started to learn more PLLs. I learned all the PLLs over a 3 month period, which got me to around 22. I got a new speedcube(Weilong GTS2), and learned full OLL and optimized my PLL's, by using the algs I use now. I averaged 18 at the time. Learning more F2L algs, 1LLL algs, ZBLL, WV, and MW brought me to sub-16. Then just by practicing F2L and drilling LL algs, I was able to get to where I am now-- Sub-15. Speedcubing for half a year now has brought me to sub-15, and in the future, sub-10. 

(Algs I use now: https://tinyurl.com/cubeblazerdoc)


Ryder Fleming

Ryder Fleming Posted 6 months ago

So I made the switch to cfop from beginner's right at about 1 minute solves. I learned 4lll and my times almost instantly dropped to 40 seconds average. I've heard some people say that it should be easy to get sub-20 or at least sub-30 with 4lll, but there's my problem. My times haven't gotten better over the past month or so, probably about 500-800 solves there. I need to improve my f2l lookahead a lot and probably switch to algorithmic f2l, but my question here is about the third layer: Should I learn normal full oll and pll, or would it be a good option to skip oll and most of pll by learning coll? It seems like a much better option on paper, since i would have to learn 40 algorithms instead of 78 and the only added step would be yellow cross, but I already do that for 4lll so that wouldn't hurt my times in the short term. But in the long run, how should I go about learning algorithms for the last layer?

And for extra brownie points, any advice on learning advanced f2l?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 6 months ago

@Ryder Fleming learn PLL first and than OLL don't learn COLL until after and for F2L it is not good for you to learn algorithmic F2L because even F2L has over 200+ cases for you to learn so best to stick with intuitive F2L practice untimed solves so that you can improve your F2L eventually F2L will become muscle memory and you can look for your 2nd pair while doing your 1st pair and so on for 3x3 algorithms learn the algorithms sheets in order in how Feliks put it into the 3x3 algs and for advanced F2L it is not different from intuitive F2L you only add new techniques to your arsenal such as multislotting, keyhole, X cross, planning your cross and 1st pair, and etc. You should practice F2L the most because it takes up the bulk of your time. My F2L is at sub 6 and I am at sub 12 because I have good fingertricks and lookahead. Fingertricks are also a big part of your solve based on where you are you should have sub 5 LL sub 3 cross and at least sub 15 F2L for a decent time. Also about COLL it does not cover every case in LL it only covers situations that you can get an U Perm for PLL otherwise you have to use normal OLL.


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 6 months ago

@Ryder Fleming For last layer, learn PLL, then OLL. And for COLL, don't learn it until like sub-15. And for F2L, don't learn too many algs, but also learn enough useful cases, especially for Corner on top Edge in slot cases. Advanced F2L means that you learn more things alongside with the intuitive things such as Keyhole, Sledgehammer, VLS, WV, and learning some algs. Although most of the time it's bad, you need algs because there are really bad cases that can be solved way more efficiently than what you might do for intuitive. 

 

Btw, I'm a 13 second solver with the following times for each step: 

Cross: 2

F2L: 7

OLL:2

PLL:2

 


Bivek Rayamajhi

Bivek Rayamajhi Posted 6 months ago

I take 16-20sec for cross and f2l only and 7-9sec for 2 look oll and 1 look pll.Can u help me?

 


William Yang

William Yang Posted 6 months ago

Practice your F2L is all I can say F2L takes the bulk of your time so learn more techniques in Feliks' intermediate cross and F2L tutorials


Jason Wu

Jason Wu Posted 6 months ago

Seeking Help!

I'm Jason from Hong Kong and I average around 13 seconds and have learnt full OLL, PLL, and WV. Is it okay to learn COLL now? Will it improve my times a lot?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 6 months ago

@ Jason Wu It may improve your times but not by a lot thr one thing that you can do is to decrease your F2L times and LL times these take up the bulk of your time so getting quicker at these will improve your times and also check out Feliks' advanced F2L tutorial in 3x3 this will also help you out a lot.


Wangjian Pan

Wangjian Pan Posted 6 months ago

really  useful


Gary Ahn

Gary Ahn Posted 5 months ago

I used to average 33 seconds before learning F2L, but as soon as I learned it, I averaged 3 minutes. Now, I average 40 seconds with F2L. My algorithms: Cross, intuitive F2L, 2-Look OLL, 2-Look PLL   For beginners: Practice is important. My friend's average is 25 seconds, and he uses the beginner's method. He practiced for 4 years.


Dac Philippe Nguyen

Dac Philippe Nguyen Posted 5 months ago

America, I present you Feliks, the champion !


Paul Lee

Paul Lee Posted 5 months ago

Hello Feliks,

 

In your algorithm sheets, you include the probability that the algorithm will occur. How do you calculate this probability?

Simply doing solves could not be a certain method, as (for example) it is possible to get only N perms when doing 17 complete solves, there being 17 pll algorithms. So how do you do it?


Ethan Varn

Ethan Varn Posted 5 months ago

@Paul Lee, it has something to do with ratational symmetry. Basically, you can solve some cases from multiple angles which makes them less likely to occur than other than others. For example, you can solve an E perm or Z perm from two directions making them occur twice as rarely as say, a T perm which can be solved from one angle. With an N perm you can solve no matter the angle mak8ng it one of the rarest PLLs there is (thank god). The same is true for OLLs and and because there is more cases, the symmetrical ones are even more rare such as the case with all oriented corners and flipped edges which I believe is the rarest case in CFOP. Hope this helped :)


Liam Widtfeldt

Liam Widtfeldt Posted 4 months ago

could anyone give me tips on how to improve my cross and f2l i dont really feel like paying for a premium membership to access the videos

thanks, 

Liam 


William Yang

William Yang Posted 4 months ago

@Liam Widtfeldtyou don't need premium to access them only some of them you need premium.


Gavin Starr

Gavin Starr Posted 4 months ago

Thanks! After learning F2L my times started going down. I'm hoping I can get better as time goes on.


Ritumoni Sarkar

Ritumoni Sarkar Posted 4 months ago

I solve the cube under 40 seconds using cfop .now what can I do to reduce time

 


William Yang

William Yang Posted 4 months ago

@Ritumoni Sarkar, do you use F2L if not go to Feliks' tutorial tab and find the tutorial marked F2L also if you haven't learned OLL and/or PLL then go to 3x3 algs and download both PDFs and learn them if you are done with all of these then go into Feliks' Intermediate Cross and F2L and learn those  and if you are done with those then you then scroll all the way down on 3x3 algs and you should find F2L algs download the last two and work on those this should decrease your times with practice and time down to Sub 15 which is where I am at now you don't need to but if you are in the sub 20 range and can't seem to improve than go to Feliks' Advanced F2L tutorial and practice those techniques too which got me to Sub 12. Anyways TLDR Happy Cubing and Cheers.


Peter Pan

Peter Pan Posted 4 months ago

... I am from China.I have learned some parts of CFOP.I known how to solve the F2L but i can't do it quickly.i usually finish it in 20s.How can i get faster?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 4 months ago

Practice


William Yang

William Yang Posted 4 months ago

But to be serious I did these things to get to sub 12:

1. Do unlimited inspection time solves so you can find the most efficient first pair this gives you more time to find your next pair.

2. Do slow solves this builds up your look ahead in which allows you to get to the next pair quicker.

3. Learn efficient algs to solve cases for F2L pairs quicker and drill these algs so they are muscle memory.

4. Watch Feliks' Intermediate Cross and F2L also.


Adam Fenn

Adam Fenn Posted 4 months ago

I have several questions.  Sorry for the many questions.

I’ve been speed cubing for about 8 weeks now.  I’m trying to be disciplined in my progress, and want to develop good habits and focus on the right things at the right time.  I learned 4LLL, then full PLL, and now I’m working on efficient cross and F2L.  My finger tricks and look ahead are almost all what have naturally emerged.  I hope to focus on those after I have my F2L game significantly more efficient.  I’ve timed a couple ~45 second solves, but I haven’t been timing since I started learning full PLL, and I’m sure I’ve done some solve much faster than my ~45 second solves.

I notice you often use R U R’ simple inserts.  I think you’ve recommended those over inserts with F moves, perhaps except sledge.  I often do R’ F R F’, especially when coming out of F2L case 3.  I feel like this is faster, than doing the U (R U R’) in this case, especially because I can just over-rotate the R’ without slowing down. I only do this in front slots.  It’s an awkward move in the back, so I stick with the simple insert for the back slots.  What’s your advice here?

I notice you tend to rotate before doing a simple insert with R U R’.  I wonder if avoiding the y and doing F U F’ is faster.  I’ve been doing the F moves with my thumb to keep from having to switch my grip for the pointer finger F.  Is this a bad habit that will slow me down later?  If so, tricks for fast rotations might be a good video suggestion.

I’ve begun collecting and testing multiple models of cubes.  It’s surprising how different the hardware feels.  I tend not prefer a cube that is not sloppy-loose.  My GAN Air SM came super lose.  I switched to the yellow springs, and it’s much better, but I might still want it to be a little tighter.  How do you prefer your’s configured?

I haven’t fully committed to color neutrality.  I find the visual helps me as I’m learning, until I have muscle memory built.  I do most of my practice with a white cross, but I do work in color neutral practice sessions for maybe 5% of my total practice time.  Should I be spending more time on color neutrality to begin with? 

I have found I have a difficult time doing U2’ moves, as I’m using my left middle finger as a big piece of my grip on the cube.  I much prefer U2 moves, when my right hand is in equal or better position.  Do you have any advice on this.  I wonder if I just need to fore myself to work on U2’ moves, and adjust my grip as necessary.

On the cross, I notice you tend to misalign the bottom layer with B moves.  I have gotten used to using u moves for that purpose.  Is there a reason B moves are better than u moves, or am I safe to continue using u moves?

Thank you!


eunice yeoh

eunice yeoh Posted 4 months ago

I had figue out a new ways to solve the third layers of rubik's3x3x3!Are you interesting on it?


eunice yeoh

eunice yeoh Posted 4 months ago

I hope you can reply me!

 


William Yang

William Yang Posted 4 months ago

@Adam Fenn sledgehammer is okay to use but I tried this doing the execution 100 times for U R U' R' and Sledge it terms of speed U R U' R' is faster and also really easy to transition to for Sledge your hands usually end up in a bad position to move on to the next pair so unless you are using a specific advanced F2L alg or at the end of your F2L stage use U R U' R'. For the next question the answer is similar unless you are on your last pair or performing a F2L alg it is recommended you use y R U' R'. Feliks uses medium tension with yellow nuts but it is still unknown if he is still using the SM or is using the 354 yet. For color neutrality don't practice with only white it is harder to transfer to color neutrality then if you don't want to commit then do dual neutrality with yellow. For your grip put both middle fingers on half of the cube's center cap this way you still have half of your grip on the cube. The last question confuses me do you mean D and D' or B and B' if D then most likely you are talking about keyhole you use the necessary move for certain situations. E.g. if you have a edge or corner in spot with unsolved slots also say you are facing red and the blue is on the right and the corner is correctly in the slot the edge has red facing up in this case D' or D and insert it normally but if blue was facing up you would use u and insert it on the left or u' and insert it on the back.it is the same thing if the case was flipped except that it is a corner you might have to experiment for this one. Also B stands for back not bottom D stands down as in down level.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 4 months ago

@Eunice Yeoh if you haven't learned full PLL memorize this https://cubeskills.com/uploads/pdf/tutorials/pll-algorithms.pdf

If you haven't learned full OLL memorize this https://cubeskills.com/uploads/pdf/tutorials/oll-algorithms.pdf

If you memorized this then do these over and over again until you can do them quickly. Then look at the tutorial tab with 3x3 algs


Feliks Zemdegs

Feliks Zemdegs from CubeSkills Posted 4 months ago

Thanks for the help William! :)

@Adam, here are my responses to those questions.

Natural fingertricks and lookahead can be okay, but it's important to keep in mind that there will probably be things that you'll need to fix along the way. If you notice a particularly awkward fingertrick that you're doing, there's probably a better way to do it.

R U R'/L U L' etc are simple, but my advice for your second example is to do U R U' R' as opposed to R' F R F', in most situations. If you're starting with your thumbs on the front of the cube (ie a neutral grip), you should be able to do U R U' R' without regripping the cube at all, and just using your index fingers for the U and U' moves. Also, it means that you won't tilt the cube at all, therefore making lookahead slightly easier. People often tilt the cube slightly forward when executing R' F R F', and also regrip the cube in order to execute it. I'm not sure if you are or aren't doing that right now, but in summary, U R U' R' is the way to go. Also, R' F R F' requires the F2L pair to be in the front-right position, whereas if the pair is in one of the other 3 positions (ie a U, U' or U2 away), then doing U2/U'/no move into R U' R' will be more move-efficient.

I would suggest avoiding F U F' - as you say, it's pretty awkward to execute. Not many people use this at all. Rotating also allows you to choose where you insert the pair (ie back-left, or front-right).

My main cube setup is pretty simple - just yellow nuts, medium tensions, and a few drops of Traxxas 50k on the pieces. Nothing fancy at all.

If you plan to commit (which I would recommend), then the best idea is to just completely switch right now. Make all solves from now on colour neutral solves. There might be some teething issues, but hopefully it won't take too long if you've only been cubing for a couple of months.

U2' is a matter of adjusting your grip. When you take off your left middle finger (which is a key finger in gripping the cube), it might be worth gripping a little bit harder with your right hand in order to keep the cube stable, and with your left ring finger. One exercise to improve this is to do them one-handed. Don't use your right hand at all, and see if you can do U2' with only your left hand, using the pinky, thumb, and ring finger to grip the cube and hold it steady.

I'm guessing you mean D moves, not B moves. Wide U moves are also fine - the one disadvantage of that is that it might make looking ahead to the first F2L pair slightly more difficult, because you're moving the top layer either 90 or 180 degrees. For now, I don't think it will make a huge difference to your times, but I would recommend practicing with D moves a little bit just to make sure you become comfortable with the fingertricks for them.

Cheers,

Feliks


Adam Fenn

Adam Fenn Posted 4 months ago

Thanks!  I did mean wide U moves.  I'm glad I asked.  I have some changes to make.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 4 months ago

No problem Feliks just trying to help.


Ethan Varn

Ethan Varn Posted 3 months ago

Do you have any advice for keeping up with multiple events? I started doing 5x5 and megamynx a little while ago and it’s hard to keep improving at other events if I practice them too much. Also if I average 12-13 seconds on 3x3, what should I average on 4x4, 5x5, one handed, and megamynx?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

You should average sub 35-40 on 4x4 But for 5x5 it is hard to tell because  a lot of it is making it into a 3x3 stage but I would have to say if you are efficient you should be around sub 1 with time and effort. For OH you should average sub 30 and for megaminx it would be around sub 60-50


Ethan Varn

Ethan Varn Posted 3 months ago

I average around 54 seconds on 4x4, 23-4 seconds OH, sub two 5x5 and 2:20 on megamynx so I guess I have a little while to go! :)


Ankan Jha

Ankan Jha Posted 3 months ago

hey, I have just started to learn cubing a week ago and my average id around 1 minute 20 second and I use a yuxin little magic. is it necessary to use a magnetic cube to get faster and which type of lube should I use in yuxin little magic since I am a beginner I don't know much about lubes, so which lube would you prefer Feliks?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

You don't need magnets until around the 30 second range where turning speed really matters in which with no magnets is hard to control. In terms of lubes Feliks usually uses Traxxas 50k or DNM 37 I personally prefer the Angstrom lubes from the TheCubicle.us in which include Gravitas, Dignitas, Lubicle Black, DNM 37, Coumpound V, and Compound X.


Cuberious The SpeedCuber

Cuberious The SpeedCuber Posted 3 months ago

Magnets are a cool luxury to have, but you shouldn't depend entirely on them when you're faster


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

i want to be sub 40 but I'm not. how do i fix this? my turning is kind of slow. i have a lot of pauses. can you help me please? should i learn f2l or ll first? thanx for the help!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

f2l or LL


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

also feliks i want to be fast just like you one day, you've inspired me!

have a nice day. :)


林 艳龙

林 艳龙 Posted 3 months ago

魔方


Jia-You Gwee

Jia-You Gwee Posted 3 months ago

Hi Feliks

I am the 8 years old boy from Malaysia, your fan, meet you in a competition. I learned from your tutorials on Big Cubes. It has help me to improve my speed on 7 by 7 cube about 1 minutes. It took me less than a week to reach sub 6 minutes on average. Thank you Mr. Feliks.

I am currently following the Asian Championship competition in Taiwan (view @ www.cubecomps.com)

Have fun!

Your Fan, Jia You

 

 

 


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Learning LL has a quicker effect on your times much more especially PLL but overall F2L will have the greater effect on your solves because it makes up almost half of your solves.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

thanks!!!!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

should i learn all the algs for f2l? or find them intuitively? what should i do to learn f2l?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

have a nice day

:)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how do i lube my gans correctly?

have a nice day

:)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

feliks i enjoy watching your youtube channel, it's so interesting, and fun, and extremely cool.

good luck at your next comp!

have a great day

:)


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

I recommend you learn the 3 basic cases and then learn the rest when you have reached around sub 20 or 30 and don't think of f2l algorithmically it is intuitive so when you do an F2L algorithms just don't execute it look at how the pair is affected before inserting the pair. Usually you lube the cube based on the type of lube it is heavier lubes are on the tracks I believe. Medium weight lubes are on the pieces itself and water based lubes are simply put in drops in which can be shown in this video by Gan:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh9BaHZ_2Ts

Core lubes are simply done on the screw is.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

the only lube i have is cubelube. can i use that?

thanks

have a great day

:)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

i officials know 10 out of 21 pll cases!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy!!!!! only 11 to go!!!!! i know the u perms, the z and h perms, the aa perm, the e perm,the t perm, the j perms, and the y perm!!!!!

tomorrow ill know the ab perm as well!!!!!

have a great day

:)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

what cube lube should i buy?

have a nice day

:)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

what city do you live in, william yang? just a question


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

It's okay but if you want to get better lube I recommend you buy Traxxas 50k the easiest to find and DNM 37 on theCubicle.us as for ab perm it is the exact opposite of aa perm so all you have to do is aa perm backwards as for what city I live in I don't feel comfortable saying the city but I will say that I live in New Jersey


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

thnx!!!!

have a great day

:)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how much lube do i put?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how can i improve my pll recognition. also i live in washington state.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

feliks, why are you making us PAY for SOLVE CRITIQUES? i feel EVERYONE should get them, not just premium members. I'm JUST saying how i FEEL about this.

have a GREAT day!!!

:)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how can i break sub 40?

have a great day

:)


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago


Watch this video for lubing a cube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh9BaHZ_2Ts

Improve your PLL recognition by looking for a unique pattern about certain PLL that allows you to know it's that specific PLL e.g. H perm has opposite color headlights on all sides and ua perm only has it on one. 

I think the solve critiques are necessary also because for me I learned a lot from Feliks' tutorials but I didn't know what I was doing wrong I found out what I was doing wrong by someone better than me watching me solve and then telling me or have someone record me solving in slow motion so I can watch it myself.

Sub 40 can easily be achieved by learning you PLLs and getting efficient and quicker with F2L.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how many drops of lube do i need

have a great day

:)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how should i work on my f2l?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how can i improve my 2 sided pll recognition?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

should i lube my RUBIKS BRAND 2x2?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how can i eliminate my pauses? and improve lookahead?

have a GREAT day

:)


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

It's in the video but it's 1-2 drops per layer (lwft-right)

For F2L watch Feliks' tutorial on intermediate cross and F2L

2 sided PLL is the same look for unique patterns in the PLL

Don't feel comfortable saying that

It's actually quite good I averaged sub 10 using Ortega method with Maru lube

Improve you lookahead by doing slow solves and slowly speeding up


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

where do i put the lub?
:)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

sorry about all the lube questions, I've never lubed a cube.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

i can't open my 2x2 enough to lube it

:'(


Cuberious The SpeedCuber

Cuberious The SpeedCuber Posted 3 months ago

Put the lube inside the cube


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

where on the inside though what part of the piece inside the cube?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

the back the front where on the inside?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Watch the video it's all in there just do the same thing as the video


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

can i expect a faster cube immediately?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

what should my splits be for sub 40 william? just want to know.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

That is entirely based on the cube some cubes take a long time to break in some take quick amount of time this is also based on the lube and the amount the heavier and he more lube there is longer the longer it takes to break in.

Cross: 3-5

F2L: 15-20

OLL: 10

PLL: 5


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

thanks

have a great day

:)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how can i achieve those splits?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

my splits are

cross~10 seconds

F2L~25 seconds

OLL~5 seconds

PLL~5 seconds


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how can i memorize the f perm?

and my F2L~35 seconds


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Watch Feliks' Intermediate Cross and F2L tutorial this should be good to improve your F2L and cross down to the time stamps above.

Unfortunately I can't really tell you how to memorize algs except to take the PLL and split it into groups you can memorize I recommend 3-4 moves at a time.

Also my time stamps are:

Cross:1-2

F2L:4-6

OLL:1-2

PLL:1-2


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

the f perm all I'm learning is: R'URU'R2y'R'U'RUyxRUR'U'R2xU', should i change that?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Are you using Feliks' PLL sheet because he has the most used PLL algs which can be found in 3x3 algorithms.

https://cubeskills.com/uploads/pdf/tutorials/pll-algorithms.pdf


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how do i lube a 4x4 and a 5x5 cube.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Lube 4x4s and 5x5s similar to 3x3 add a drop or two of lube in each layer from left to right.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

so inner and outer layers? or just inner layer? or just outer layers?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

back to splits, i think thereupon I'm not sub 40 yet is because i don't turn very fast, and i have a lot of pauses. is that a lost cause, or can you helpmeet with that?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

im not sub 40 yet would it be a good or bad idea to go to a competitions.


Cuberious The SpeedCuber

Cuberious The SpeedCuber Posted 3 months ago

Go to a competition if you want to meet other cubers and have fun


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

thanks.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Both

For turning speed it is not that the pauses take a lot of your time so slowing you turning speed at the point where you can go through F2L with no pauses at this point keep practicing at this rate until you can do it without looking at the piece you are solving and then speed up and keep going at that speed until you can go through without looking at the pair your solving keep doing this until you are going at a speed you are satisfied with then go through Feliks' Advanced F2L algs but look at what you are doing because most of the F2L cases are just a more efficient way to set up for one of the main cases.

In terms of comps go to comps so you can just enjoy it and get along with the community it is very unlikely you will win unless you are sub 20 at the very least but comps are mostly social gatherings sure it would be nice to win but getting to know new people is better.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

can you give me a scramble to solve please?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

oh and thanks.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

whats your 4x4 and 5x5 averages?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

I average sub 35 for 4x4 and sub 1 for 5x5


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

U2 B2 F2 R2 D' F2 R2 U B2 D' F L2 B' D' U R' U2 L2 D B' 


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

my averages are 4x4 4 min, 5x5 20min


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

yellow

cross:BR'FLF

yellow,blue,orange pair:RUR'U'RU'R'U'RUR'U'RUR'U'RU2R'F'LFL'

yellow,blue,red pair:y2U'L'U'LURU'R'

yellow,green,orange pair:y2L'ULF'LFL'

yellow,green,red pair:yL'ULU'L'U2LU2L'U'L

2look OLL:U2FURU'R'F' RU2R2U'R2U'R2U2R

1look PLL:R2URUR'U'R'U'R'UR'U'


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

whats your solution?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

when I'm not doing slow solves how can i increase my tps? i can't do a h perm in under 2 seconds! XD


Ethan Varn

Ethan Varn Posted 3 months ago

H perms are pretty rare anyway so it doesn’t matter that much


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

what can i do to increase my turning speed?!?!


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

That's the thing you can't suddenly increase your TPS you need to make sure you get used to the amount of time you have to look for your next pair at a certain TPS then you slowly speed up don't think of slow solves as slow solves think of them as your actual solves if you can solve the cube without pauses at all then increase your TPS do this till you get to the point where you can't seem to lookahead good enough to have no pauses this is the point where you should practice.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

what is your solution to your scramble, just to help me learn.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

and while you're at it could you give me another scramble?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

U2 R U2 F2 R' U2 F2 R' B2 D2 F2 U' L B2 U2 R U F L' U' 


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

whats your solution to, U2B2F2R2D'F2R2UB2D'FL2B'D'URU2L2DB?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Inspection: y

Cross: R' F' L B L

Green + Orange: L' U2 L y U2 R' U' R

Orange + Blue: U L' U' L y' R' U2 R

Red + Blue: R' U2 R U' R U2 R'

Red + Green: U R U2 R' U' R U R'

OLL: U r U' r2 U r2 U r2 U' r

PLL: R U' R' U' R U R D R' U' R D' R' U2 R' U

11.386


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

my solution is 

cross:FU'RF2x2FUL'F'LF'L'

pair 1 white,red,blue:yL'U'L

pair 2 white,blue,orange:y2L'U2LUL'U2LU2L'U'L

pair 3 white,green,orange:yUL'U2Ld'L'U'L'

pair 3 white,green,red:y2RUR'd'U'L'U'LUFU'F'

2 look OLL:U'F'U'RUF'U anti-sune

1 look PLL:UR2U'RU'RUR'UR2D'URU'R'DU'

whats your solution?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

TPS 5.44


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

could you give me a new scramble first thing in the morning?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

thnx


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Inspection: z2

Cross: F' R' U2 L2 D'

Red + Blue: U L U L' U L U' L'

Red + Green: U2 R U' R' y' U' R U2 R'

Green + Orange: R' U R U R' U R U' R' U R

Blue + Orange: U' L U L' y' U L' U' L

OLL: f (R U R' U') f' U F (R U R' U') F'

PLL: U2 (R U' R' U') (R U R D) (R' U' R D') (R' U2 R') U2

10.284


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Sure


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

thnx, this is really helping me out.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

If you want you can send me your email and we'll exchange phone numbers so that I can give you tips and scrambles everyday


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

im using my moms account, so... yeah i can't sorry :(


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

and i don't have a phone. :((


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

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Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

im weired ok.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

I'm only 14!!!!!!!! :(


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

No problem


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

can you still help me with scrambles, and solves?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

another way to do anti-sune hold the fish with the head on the front left up face, and do:L'URU'RUR', its almost just as fast for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

good I'm my opinion, you should try it, at least once.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Solve critiques

cross:BR'FLF

Cross is not too efficient especially because of the moves used people tend to feel more comfortable using L R U D moves so I recommend to stay away from using any in your solves unless it is absolutely necessary.

yellow,blue,orange pair:RUR'U'RU'R'U'RUR'U'RUR'U'RU2R'F'LFL'

Lots of useless moves that can shrunken down to a more efficient solution generally try to keep your move count down to 10 or less per pair what I can guess is that you are going at to high of a TPS to even remotely see what you are doing so slow down more and relax a lot of people get pressured by the clock it is actually moving quite slow. Also the F is unnecessary most cases during F2L you should rotate and insert the pair unless it is a specific alg.

yellow,blue,red pair:y2U'L'U'LURU'R'

Much better on the pair but I recommend to not do too many y2 do to the fact you have to regrip twice keep it at a much shorter solution.

yellow,green,orange pair:y2L'ULF'LFL'

Good solution but the y2 was unnecessary and you could have rotated once and solved it with your right or left hand.

yellow,green,red pair:yL'ULU'L'U2LU2L'U'L

Once again some inefficient turning from high TPS slow it down a bit.

2look OLL:U2FURU'R'F' RU2R2U'R2U'R2U2R

1look PLL:R2URUR'U'R'U'R'UR'U'


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

i just did a slow solve and i got 54.711 seconds, with a few pauses! my pb is 36.227 seconds, achieved today!

these are singles by the way.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

thanks for the critiques. could you do them for all solves? thanks!


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

cross:FU'RF2x2FUL'F'LF'L'

Very inefficient cross all crosses should be within 8 moves unless sit is a x cross recommend F' R' U2 L2 D' per my solution because it uses no hard moves to execute.

pair 1 white,red,blue:yL'U'L

Easy first pair.

pair 2 white,blue,orange:y2L'U2LUL'U2LU2L'U'L

Lots of useless turning again and also a y2 in which I would have just insert the pair into the back slot

pair 3 white,green,orange:yUL'U2Ld'L'U'L'

Good 

pair 3 white,green,red:y2RUR'd'U'L'U'LUFU'F'

I guess it's okay but I don't recommend the F insert and don't like the many rotations used. 

2 look OLL:U'F'U'RUF'U anti-sune

1 look PLL:UR2U'RU'RUR'UR2D'URU'R'DU'


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how can i work on look ahead, i get the basics, but how can i improve look ahead?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

 

You Got 10 / 10 Correct

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

im so happy!


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Solving the cube slower and speeding up little by little and get to your limit e.g. say you start at a certain TPS if you can get through the entire solve without lockups or pauses then you are at  a too slow of a speed you then speed up a little more if you experience pauses then slow down your speed at some point you will find a midfield where you get pauses but not too much time is lost this is where you practice eventually you'll develop muscle memory and subconsciously solve the pair because you think of the solution immediately in your head and you can look around the cube for your next pair this is how I improved my TPS and lookahead.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

thanks

 i only have to learn 6 PLL algorithms! when should i learn OLL?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

when should i learn intermediate F2L?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

your help is extremely appreciated!!!!


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Learn Intermediate now and also start OLL it doesn't have as much effect on your times as PLL does but still does effect the time


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

thnx


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

what are the intermediate algorithms? and where can i learn them?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Learn Intermediate now and also start OLL it doesn't have as much effect on your times as PLL does but still does effect the time


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

https://cubeskills.com/uploads/pdf/tutorials/f2l-algorithms-different-slot-positions.pdf

These are advanced algs there are no intermediate algs watch Feliks' Intermediate Cross and F2L video.

Also scramble: B' R2 U2 B' F' R2 D2 B D' L' B' R D B U F L B2 F' 


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Inspection: z2 x'

Cross: D M' B D' L2 D2

Blue + Orange: y' U' L U2 L'

Blue + Red: u' U R U' R' u

Green + Red: R' U R U' R U2 R' U R U' R2

Green + Orange: U R

OLL: r U R' U' r' F R F'

PLL: M2 U M' U2 M U M2 U'


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Btw for normal solves don't slow down your OLL or PLL only things to slow down are F2L and sometimes cross


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

don't tell me your solution before i tell you mine, it doesn't help!!!!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how can i work on not looking at the pieces I'm currently working on?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Ok then here's another one:

L2 F' U' D' R' B' U2 R' F L D2 F2 L2 F' U2 L2 F U2 D2 F2 L2 


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Look at the piece and solve it constantly do this unlit you can do it instinctively and not think about it to do it eventually you'll get to a point where you don't have to think how to solve the pair and just do it while you look for the next one.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

i wasn't trying to be mean. I'm sorry.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

my solution for the first scramble is

inspection: nothing

white cross: R' F' L' R U'

white,orange,blue pair: x2 U2 L' U2 L U2 L' U' L

white,red,blue pair: y R U' R' L' U' L y' R U2 R' U2 R U R'

white,green,red pair:R' U R U' y R U' R'

white,green,orange pair:y2 U L' U' L F' L F L'

2 look OLL: U' F U' R U R' F'   U2 L' U R U' L U R'

PLL: U2 l U' R D2 R' U R D2 R2 U2


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Do you know how to scramble a cube


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

You have to keep the white on top and green in front


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

my solution for new scramble is

inspection: x

blue cross: F2 R B' R D L F L'

blue,yellow,orange pair: y R U2 R' y' R U2 R' L F L' F'

blue,yellow,red pair: U R U' R' U' R U R' U'F R' F' R

blue,white,red pair: y2 U R U' R' L' U L

blue,white,orange pair: R U2 R' d' U' L' U2 L y (R U R' U') x3 

1 look OLL:F' R U' R' U' R u R' F'

AUF: U


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

thats what i did!!!! i scramble the cube all the time!!!!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

the first solution is the one you gave me then gave me your solution before me!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how can i contact feliks?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

just so you know, i do 3 moves on my cube, then type them on the computer. if i do more than 5 moves i forget 1! for the x i had to imagine it as an e perm to know what an x was :'( .


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

No if that were true then you would need to do a z2 or a x2 in inspection not nothing


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

I think you have to use this link.

https://cubeskills.com/contact


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

i want to be Feliks' friend.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

solve critiques, new scramble?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

i solved cross on top. XD


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Okay immediate tip solve the cross from the bottom so you don't have to rotate to solve and can go right into it.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

i usually do that, i was being stupid.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Entire solution wrong

White cross: R' F' L' R U' 

Not complete add U2 R' U2

white,orange,blue pair: x2 U2 L' U2 L U2 L' U' L

Don't know what is going on here solution is U' L U L' y' R U' R'

white,red,blue pair: y R U' R' L' U' L y' R U2 R' U2 R U R'

white,green,red pair:R' U R U' y R U' R'

white,green,orange pair:y2 U L' U' L F' L F L'

2 look OLL: U' F U' R U R' F'   U2 L' U R U' L U R'

PLL: U2 l U' R D2 R' U R D2 R2 U2


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Second one wrong also but Ill critique


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

thnx.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

blue cross: F2 R B' R D L F L'

Add F2 btw for inspection x is a R move for the entire cube not a R' you bring the cross to the top with X

blue,yellow,orange pair: y R U2 R' y' R U2 R' L F L' F'

R' U2 R

blue,yellow,red pair: U R U' R' U' R U R' U'F R' F' R

blue,white,red pair: y2 U R U' R' L' U L

blue,white,orange pair: R U2 R' d' U' L' U2 L y (R U R' U') x3 

1 look OLL:F' R U' R' U' R u R' F'

AUF: U

Things I noticed lots of random and useless turning I told you keep you TPS down this is especially keeping you back.

Take out the F moves from F2L they don't help you at all.

Solve cross on bottom no matter what.

You are messing up on your turns study and remember what it does R is bringing the right layer up not down for example.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Until you fix your turning problem I can't critiques properly because the solution may be wrong or what you wrote down may be wrong to make sure this doesn't happen once you are done writing the solution down try it out see if it works fix it along the way.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Try it with this scramble.

D2 F D2 B L2 R2 D2 F2 U2 B U' B2 D2 F' L' F R' U' L U' 


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Also send me your correct solution for your other solves.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

ok


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

sorry about not responding right away, I'm going into 8th grade on tuesday and were getting ready this weekend


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

i don't know my rotations or slice moves ok? I'm sorry.


Adam Fenn

Adam Fenn Posted 3 months ago

In working on my OLLs, I notice P3 - 43 is y R' U' F' U F R.  Why do the y, rather than than just a U?  The re-grip needed for a y seems much slower than just a U.

I’ve also been working on color neutrality, doing every solve with color neutrality.  I'd like to confirm the process I'm using during inspection is optimal.  I often look for sides with at least one edge already aligned, which seems to be there most of the time.  I’d like to look at the incorrectly placed edges before selecting a side, but I’m not that fast yet.  Then I look at the cube, and orient myself to the colors of the remaining colors, by looking at the colors of the centers, starting with the color of the edge that is already aligned, and moving clockwise around the cube.  Then I have the edge locations memorized, and I start looking for where they are now, so I an prep myself to a quick cross solve.  This is still taking me more time than when I was always working with white on the bottom and red in the front, but it’s getting faster.  Is this the right mental sequence, or is there a better process for picking a side and orienting myself?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

I'm already really good with color neutrality, I've almost learnt full PLL.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

my solution is

inspection:x'

green cross: R U B2 U2 L' U L'

green,yellow,orange pair: L U2 L' d L' U2 L

green,white,red pair: R U' R2 U R

green,yellow,red pair:U L U' L' (yellow to front) L' U2 L U2 L' U' L

green,white,orange pair:y(orange to front) R U2 R' R U2 R' U2 (white to front) L' U2 L (left sexy)x3

full OLL:U2 x' D R2 U' R' U R' D x

full PLL: U2 R' U2 R U2 R' F (sexy) R' F' R2

was that a good solve?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

whats your solution to the last 2 scrambles?


Cuberious The SpeedCuber

Cuberious The SpeedCuber Posted 3 months ago

Solve Critiques from strangers without credibility in the comments? Say what??? :\


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

it helps me learn!!!! :)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

new scramble. please, or 2?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

look for the cross color you want to do, then find the pieces, if its ideal do that color, if not find another, it really helps me out when working on color neutrality, try untimed inspection, then add inspection when you feel necessary.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

if the best color is white do white, just do the easiest cross you can find.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

cuberious the speedcuber william gives me a scramble, i solve it and he tells me his solution, and critiques it.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

i want to get faster at pyraminx, what can i do to get faster at pyraminx?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

If you know how to solve it then go into keyhole method this will shorten your times a lot.

Here are two scrambles for today I'll write out the ones for yesterday also 

1. F' R' L2 U2 D R U R' B D R U2 L' F2 D2 L' U2 D2 L F2 

2. L' U2 R U2 R F2 U2 R2 D2 F2 D2 B' D L' B U F' L F R' 


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Inspection: X2

Cross: F' U D' F' R' L B' D2

Green +Orange: y U' R' U' R

Blue+Orange: U2 L U L' U L U' L' 

Blue Red: U2 L' U L y' R U2 R2

Green Red:R' U R U R' U' R U R' U2 R

OLL: U2 R U R' U R' F R F' R U2 R'

PLL: R2 U' R U' R U R' U R2 U D' R U' R' D


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Inspection: X2

Cross: R' U2 F L F

Green Orange: U y R' U' R

Blue Orange: R U R' U R' U R

Green Red: U2 L' U L R U' R'

Blue Red: L' U2 L U' y L U L'

OLL: R U2 R' U' R U' R'

PLL: R' U R' U' y R' F' R2 U' R' U R' F R F U


Ethan Varn

Ethan Varn Posted 3 months ago

I’m curious to see how my solutions are as I’ve never reconstructed a solve like this so I guess I’ll try these two.

Scramble 1:

Inspection: Z’ Y’

X-cross: L U’ L R2’ (D’ U’) R2

Second pair: U’ Y L U’ L’ U L U’ L’

Third pair: U L’ U’ L U L’ U’ L

Fourth pair: U R U R’ U’ R U R’

OLL: U’ R’ U’ F’ U F R

PLL: U (F R U’ R’ U’) (R U R’ F’) (R U R’ U’) (R’ F R F’) 

AUF: U2’

 

 


Ethan Varn

Ethan Varn Posted 3 months ago

Scramble 2:

Inspection: X2

X-cross: F’ D F R’ r’ F r D

Second pair: L’ U2 L

Third pair: U’ Y R’ U R U R’ U R U’ R’ U R

Fourth pair: U2’ R U R’ U’ R U R’ U’ Y’ R’ U R

OLL: SKIP!

PLL: R2 U R’ U R’ U’ R U’ R2 (U’ D) R’ U R D’

 

I think these solutions are nice but please let me know if I could’ve done anything better.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Btw the two solves I did were not the solution for the ones I posted today they were from yesterday


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

I'm busy today, ill get you the scramble later today.


Cuberious The SpeedCuber

Cuberious The SpeedCuber Posted 3 months ago

You guys should take this somewhere else.  It's harder to look for questions from people that actually need help.


Cuberious The SpeedCuber

Cuberious The SpeedCuber Posted 3 months ago

I'd recommend creating a thread or something on the speedsolving forums


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Benjamin you know you can make an email account because you are older than 13 so I recommend you make one so that as Cuberious said we can have space for the actual questions. 


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

my parents probably wouldn't let me


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

it helped while it lasted

:(


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

i have this massive pause halfway through my y perm, i regroup to the bottom to start the second OLL in the y perm. what can i do to fix this?here is what I'm doing.

F R U' R' U' R U R' F' regrip to bottom R U R' U' R' F R F'

that regrip takes a full half second to do. how do i fix this?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

right before the regrip, i do the F' move with my right thumb, then i regrip


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

That's a little unusual schools now use email accounts at schools and rather they give you an account or they tell you to make one tell your parents that you need one for school if you need one.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

can you help me with that y perm regrip.


Cuberious The SpeedCuber

Cuberious The SpeedCuber Posted 3 months ago

Benjamin how did you create this CubeSkills account without an email?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

i used my moms!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

can you help me with my y perm situation?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Don't regrip if you just do a R after the F' with your  thumb then you can cancel out theat move through the R' and another one will let you transition to the F R F'


Matin Karim pour

Matin Karim pour Posted 3 months ago

It's a very great. Thank you for help?


Matin Karim pour

Matin Karim pour Posted 3 months ago

It's a very great. Thank you for help me

 


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how do i transition from OLL case 37 to y perm quickly?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how do i plan my entire cross inspection?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

When you do F R U R' U' don't do the F if you recognized the Y perm just do another sexy move and then do the F complete it afterwards.

Do unlimited inspection solves where you have no limit to your inspection time this will help you develop quicker recognition of a good cross and also starts to find simpler ways to think of the cross a good way to practice would also be plan out the cross as long as you want and then color your eyes solve the cross this will help you develop also 


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Oops wrong alg so for the OLL do everything except the  R' F' and then if you recognize the case and so happens that it is in the right angle then do another U' R' U' R U R' and finish it with the F' in most cases otherwise you will have to finish in which there is a 2/3 chance that you will get a U' or U2 (not including the orientated state) if so don't regrip because you can go straight into the PLL after the U moves but make sure you lift your fingers off a little bit not too much but just enough to so that you can do the U'/U2 then do it and start y perm. if you get U then regrip.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how do i plan my entire cross inspection?


Feliks Zemdegs

Feliks Zemdegs from CubeSkills Posted 3 months ago

Hi Benjamin, 

I've deleted some of the unnecessary comments in this thread, to try and keep it as clean as possible. William posted a reply to your previous comment about crosses in inspection.

Also a note, please try not to post more than once in a row - I've noticed that you often make multiple comments to correct spelling errors.

Cheers! :)

Feliks


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

its not showing up!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

william could you repeat your answer please, your original isn't showing up no matter what i do.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Do unlimited inspection solves where you have no limit to your inspection time this will help you develop quicker recognition of a good cross and also starts to find simpler ways to think of the cross a good way to practice would also be plan out the cross as long as you want and then color your eyes solve the cross this will help you develop also 


Steven Chau

Steven Chau Posted 3 months ago

William, do you mean close your eyes not "color your eyes?"


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Lol oops yes I don't read over too much doesn't matter you get the point.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

thanks.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

what v perm algorithm should i use? i can't remember the v perm for the life of me XD

i tried learning :R'UR'U'yR'F'R2U'R'UR'FRF

is there a better one for me to use?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

never mind i found an easy v perm to recognize.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

I'm almost done with full PLL! only 2 more algorithms to learn! the gb and gd perms!


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

I prefer that alg but don't ask others for other algs because each person has their own preference for algs I recommend if you are not satisfied with your current alg then to go on algdb.net this has multiple algorithms for the same PLL/ OLL


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

when my slow solves speed up how do i increase my turning speed?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

This is entirely based on how far you go on your slow solves if you can do it without looking at the pair you are solving then you can speed up by this I mean that go faster at a speed where it is noticably faster but not too fast that your lookahead goes out the window and you have pauses again you can tell based if you increased your speed too much by doing an untimed solve and timing how long it takes for you to find the next pair (Recommended that you find a friend or family to time you) if the pause is longer than around high 2 to 3 seconds than you are going too quickly. If you are going too slow you will notice that you can find the next pair while your solving a pair then you increased too little. The time will be around 1-2 second pause this means you found a good speed to practice at.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

im planing on going to idaho speed cubing 2018 comp!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

I'm planning on 3x3 2x2 4x4 5x5 3x3oh pyraminx megaminx and maybe skewb, i don't own a scewb but if mom gets me one ill learn to solve it, and compete at a competition.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how do you hold a megaminx when scrambling


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

megaminx and pyraminx that is.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Pretty much hold the layer you aren't turning with your left hand and turn with you right


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

what colors on top and front


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

what are some intermediate megaminx algorithms


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

You start with white on top and green on front but that won't be at the end of the scramble


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

thanks


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

if i can go to idaho spudcubing 2018, it'll be my first comp. ill give more info when its announced that i can go, and ask for advise.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

for an Ao5 of sub40, what time do i need to get if my times are:1:09.426,38.296,46.161, and 50.053?

what should my last solve time be to get a sub 40 Ao5?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

I'm trying to find an efficient way of doing a solve.

the scramble is:FRUBD2L2R2DF2U2R2F2U'R'FRF'RUR'

my solution is:

cross:BU'LF2B'RBD2 8moves

pair 1:U'L'UL 4moves

pair 2:yL'ULR'U'R 7moves

pair 3:UFUF' 4moves

pair 4:RU'R'U'F'UFURU'R' 11moves

OLL:U'FURU'R'F' F'rUR'U'L'Ul 17moves

PLL:UR'UL'U2RU'R'U2RL 11moves

AUF:U' 1move

total moves:63

how do I shorten the solve, whats your solution?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

It's impossible because even if you get a PB solve since it is a limited average that time will be removed from the average and you will be left with the 38.296,46.161,50.053


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Leaving you with a 43.837


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

my new pb is 28.003!!!!!!!!!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

for an Ao5 of sub40, what time do i need to get if my times are:41.886,30.545,45.002,49.660?

what should my last solve time be to get a sub 40 Ao5?


Ethan Varn

Ethan Varn Posted 3 months ago

At least a 32 or a  very low 33


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

is it ever too early or too late to learn look ahead. when is a proper time frame to really start learning look ahead?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

As soon as possible


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

what about the solution above


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

my mom has a QiYi 2x2 and a YuXin black skews on order.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

for an Ao5 of sub40, what time do i need to get if my times are:41.886,30.545,45.002,49.660?

what should my last solve time be to get a sub 40 Ao5?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

It has to be a time lower than 33.112


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

I'm trying to find an efficient way of doing a solve.

the scramble is:FRUBD2L2R2DF2U2R2F2U'R'FRF'RUR'

my solution is:

cross:BU'LF2B'RBD2 8moves

pair 1:U'L'UL 4moves

pair 2:yL'ULR'U'R 7moves

pair 3:UFUF' 4moves

pair 4:RU'R'U'F'UFURU'R' 11moves

OLL:U'FURU'R'F' F'rUR'U'L'Ul 17moves

PLL:UR'UL'U2RU'R'U2RL 11moves

AUF:U' 1move

total moves:63

how do I shorten the solve, whats your solution?

 


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

what is my TPS if my y perm takes 2.697 seconds?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

4.08


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

what about the solve above? can you help me on that really quickly


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how fast would my time be if i did a 63 move solve at a 4.8 TPS without pauses?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

what would my splits be if

cross was 8moves

F2L was 16moves

OLL was 17moves

PLL was 11moves

and AUF was 1move


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

You would get 13.125 seconds

Splits:

Cross:1-2

F2L: 3-4

OLL:3-4

PLL:2-3

 

 


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

can you help me with the scramble above please?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

 

Benjamin Hendricks Posted 15 hours ago

I'm trying to find an efficient way of doing a solve.

the scramble is:FRUBD2L2R2DF2U2R2F2U'R'FRF'RUR'

my solution is:

cross:BU'LF2B'RBD2 8moves

pair 1:U'L'UL 4moves

pair 2:yL'ULR'U'R 7moves

pair 3:UFUF' 4moves

pair 4:RU'R'U'F'UFURU'R' 11moves

OLL:U'FURU'R'F' F'rUR'U'L'Ul 17moves

PLL:UR'UL'U2RU'R'U2RL 11moves

AUF:U' 1move

total moves:63

how do I shorten the solve, whats your solution?

 

 


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

i have been waiting patiently, can you help me or not?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

are you answering else where, if so please give me a link to where your answering my solve question.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago


Well Benjamin this is becoming a bit excessive I have tried to help you with smaller questions but when the question is longer I don't have as much time to work on it. I do have other things to do  other than this and it's not like time magically appears from nowhere just so I can help you. I will get to it but I have other things I have to do before this so please when you ask just know that I noticed it and I am working on it as much as possible.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Here is the solve you so graciously asked for:

Inspection: z y'

Cross: U' R' F U' L2 D

1st: U' R' U R y L U L'

2nd: y U' L U L' y' R' U2 R

3rd: U2 R U R' U y' R' U' R

4th: U' R U R' U y L' U' L

OLL: R' U' F' U F R

PLL: U' D' R U R' U' D R2 U' R U' R' U R' U R2 U2


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

sorry, i was waiting for a day or 2 for an answer.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

Umm...the scramble is: F R U B D2 L2 R2 D F2 U2 R2 F2 U' R' F R F' R U R'.

i put it in the reconstruction place, it didn't solve the cube, it only solved the cross.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

never mind it didn't even solve the cross. Did you use the right notation, not doubting you but it didn't work.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

i just tried your solution with notation next to me, it still didn't work.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Change the R' to R it showed up on my screen as R


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

At the end


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

Inspection: z y'

Cross: U' R' F U' L2 D

1st: U' R' U R y L U L'

2nd: y U' L U L' y' R' U2 R

3rd: U2 R U R' U y' R' U' R

4th: U' R U R' U y L' U' L

OLL: R' U' F' U F R

PLL: U' D' R U R' U' D R2 U' R U' R' U R' U R2 U2

where?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

No the end of the scramblr


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

i want the scramble to be F R U B D2 L2 R2 D F2 U2 R2 F2 U' R' F R F' R U R'.

sorry to be picky but i want it that way.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

let me rephrase that thats how i have it in the reconstruction website.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Going out on a limb here but try this:

Inspection: z y'

Cross: U R' F U L2 D

1st: U' R' U R y L U L'

2nd: y U' L U L' y' R' U2 R

3rd: U2 R U R' U y' R' U' R

4th: U' R U R' U y L' U' L

OLL: R' U' F' U F R

PLL: U' D' R U R' U' D R2 U' R U' R' U R' U R2 U2


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

OK 


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

I can't plan entire cross in inspection. Should I go slow on cross and F2L or just F2L.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

Didn't work out for the solve. Sorry.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

F R U B D2 L2 R2 D F2 U2 R2 F2 U' R' F R F' R U R'?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Ok will work on it later go slow at the end of your cross so you can look for your first pair I recommend that you look for a cross where you can solve at least three edges after a while you will notice that you start to develop skills to shorten your cross also to improve planning out your entire cross do unlimited inspection time solves to develop your planning skills.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

Thanks 


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

At a rubik's competition, do they tell you the scramble or not?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

I don't know honestly I didn't need it


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

What is your main cube.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Mines is caught between the Angstrom Huanglong and Gan 354 it is based on the day and what I feel like using


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

1 my main is the GAN 356 Air Master.

2 Do you need to bring the stack mat and timer or just the cubes to the competitions.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

One last thing. How long of a premium membership would I get with 20$?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

remember the scramble?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

No

2* month

Yes


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

How many competitions have you been to?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

I really appreciate the help you give me.

thanks for answering my stupid questions.

:)


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

I think around 30-40 comps at this point (I've been going to them for 3 years)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

I had a rubik's brand speed cube, I took the center caps off and called it a void cube.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

I've never been to a competition before if I can go to Idaho Spudcubing, it'll be my first competition. I'm nervous now for something I might not even go to.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

if intuitive F2L is teaching me to solve peices inefficiently is the next step to learn algorithms.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

No even the algorithms are intuitive the algs you use now are just the basic three you will be able to solve with I got to sub 20 just with those algs I am sub 12 now with the new algs they are not inefficient they are just to start you off.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

I'm working on it


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

I'm not talking about the basic F2L cases. I want to learn full F2L. The algorithms I'm using now are inefficient.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

when solving a void cube is it normal to get 2 edges flipped around? it happens all the time to me. whats the parity algorithm?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

I don't understand the question getting two edges flipped around is normal one edge is parity in which is impossible to get on a 3x3.

Here is full F2L (keep in mind you only have to learn the algs for one side and you can translate the rest):https://cubeskills.com/uploads/pdf/tutorials/f2l-algorithms-different-slot-positions.pdf


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

sorry to bug you but.................scramble.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

I know, I already said this I don't have time to finish instantly I have to do a new solution because of the change in scramble so keep in mind that I am working on it and trying to post it as soon as possible.


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 3 months ago

I'm kinda stuck in a rut nowadays of like 20-21 seconds, with intuitive f2l 2-look OLL, and most of the PLLs I've learned. I'm wondering what the next step would be. Should i finish learning all of the PLLs? Should I just start learning OLL? The cube isn't a problem, I use the GAN 354. What do you think I should do next?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Finish PLL and then start OLL because you will see a lot of patterns within OLL that were in the PLLs you executed. I also recommend you do slow solvesso that your lookahead improves more and more and start speeding up when you can go through F2L with no pauses. Also since you have the Gan 354 try out different nuts I got sub 20 averages after switching my yellow nuts to green.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

how should i learn OLL?


Adam Fenn

Adam Fenn Posted 3 months ago

@benjamin, here's an link to an OLL trainer that I find very helpful for drilling OLL recognition & recall.  http://bestsiteever.ru/oll/


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

scramble? 

is ot a good idea to lube a cube with water, because i just took a shower with my cube. :/


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

was it a relief not having me ask questions?(forced laugh)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

when I'm learning the F2L algorithms, if i do them over and over again will it cycle through.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

Once again stop asking I didn't post it yet because I didn't finish it if this continues I may just stop because I have my own things I have to do Ill answer questions but I won't be able to do reconstructions

Inspection: z' x y2

Cross: U' L D2 y R' L'

1st: L' U L y' U' L' U L

2nd: R' U' R y L' U L

3rd: U' R U2 R' y U R U' R'

4th: U L' U L U2 y' R U R'

OLL: U R' U' (R' F R F') U R

PLL: R2 U (R' U R' U') (R U' R2) D U' (R' U R D') U


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

sorry to bother you

:(


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 months ago

No

You experiment something you can do also don't ask me for that


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

ok.


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 3 months ago

Benjamin, don't lube your cube with water. I tried it with one of my old cubes, and after a bit, the performance was worse than it was before I watered my cube. I think you should just buy a 10cc Bottle of Martian.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

ok


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 3 months ago

@Feliks Zemdegs how do you become sub-35 for everything before 3-2-3 edges? My 3-2-3 edges are like 15 seconds and 3x3 is like 20. 


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 months ago

william, what is a good move count for 2x2?


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 3 months ago

Don't worry about move count. It's about speed of recognition/execution


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

i solved a virtual 6x6 because i don't have a 6x6. i feel good.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 2 months ago

For first layer it is 5 at the most and then the EG/CLL after


Nikita Cuber

Nikita Cuber Posted 2 months ago

How train f2l max effective


J.Z. WANG

J.Z. WANG Posted 2 months ago

I'm from China.Well,I'm sub30 now.And I think OLL algs are so many!How can I remember them?


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 2 months ago

I think the best way to learn OLL is to split them into 3 sections. Easy, annoying, and random. Easy cases could be algs like (R U R' U') (R' F R F'). Annoying cases are cases you get a lot, but you don't know the algs for. And random cases are just random. BrodytheCuber's video is I think one of the more helpful ones. Hope this helps, J.Z!


Adam Fenn

Adam Fenn Posted 2 months ago

J.Z.  I'm just finishing my initial memorization of the the last few OLLs today.  I pretty much started at the top of the OLL pdf file.  I did skip forward when I found two that were mirrors of each other, so I can quickly work them forward and backwards.  I'd learn a couple new ones, and get the movement so it was ok, and I could do it without looking at the document.  Then I'd use the OLL trainer to cement the recognition.  As I became more familiar with some OLLs, I'd remove those from the OLL trainer, and just work on the ones I was still having more trouble with.  


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

what is the cheapest 6x6 on the market and whats its price?


Adam Fenn

Adam Fenn Posted 2 months ago

Benjamin, you should be able to look that information up, very easily, at any time, on a site like thecubicle.com.

That question seems very off topic for this blog.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

skewb notation help please.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 2 months ago

Well actually it is not because better hardware does in fact have to do with speed and in terms of budget getting a normal shadow isn't all too bad if you have to you can buy the aoshi also.

http://www.kungfoomanchu.com/guides/andy-klise-skewb-beginner.pdf Skewb


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 2 months ago

Learn the dot cases last. Obviously. 


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

Jacob, are you talking to me?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

i still haven't broken the sub 40 barrier. how could i do that?


Eric Jin

Eric Jin Posted 2 months ago

Sub40?

If you do OLL in 3 or more steps (continuously doing the sune for corner orientation), definitely learn 2-look OLL, which is only 6 more algs.

If you do PLL in 3 or more steps (Don't know diagonal corner swap, don't know Z or H perm), learn Z, H, T, and Y perms.

Try and aim to reach the following cutoffs:

CROSS: 8 seconds

F2L: 15 seconds

OLL: 8 seconds

PLL: 8 seconds

 

Then to get sub-30 do this

CROSS: 7 seconds (at most 12 moves (optimal 8 moves))

F2L: 12 seconds (2.5 seconds per pair)

OLL: 5 seconds (2-look, maybe know 2-3 individual algs)

PLL: 5 seconds (At least 14/21 algs learned)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

I've almost learned full all. my problem is my TPS, and pauses,oh so many pauses.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

what wold be a good ao_ to find weather your sub ___?


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 2 months ago

Adam, just to correct you, it's thecubicle.us, not thecubicle.com


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

what wold be a good ao_ to find weather your sub ___?


Isrrael Palacios

Isrrael Palacios Posted 2 months ago

My problem is f2l, averaging 20-25 seconds.


Jeffrey Sandoval

Jeffrey Sandoval Posted 2 months ago

Same, Isrrael, especially finding the first pair. Will need to drill it more.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 2 months ago

F2L isn't something you can drill sure you can drill the algs but not the lookahead for lookahead you have to slow down and not go as fast as possible.


Jeffrey Sandoval

Jeffrey Sandoval Posted 2 months ago

Yep, I'm doing metronome exercises to improve my lookahead, I'm also trying to practice rotationless pairing/inserting, plus efficiency (move counts). Have a lot of work to do for F2L.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

are timers at competitions allowed to lap the timer for splits?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

Jeffrey, how slow is the metronome you're using?


Jeffrey Sandoval

Jeffrey Sandoval Posted 2 months ago

Less than or equal 90. 


William Yang

William Yang Posted 2 months ago

No you are not allowed to time splits


William Yang

William Yang Posted 2 months ago

Metronome does help somewhat but it only helps you know if you are going quicker or slower most of the time people will disregard the metronome while solving


Jeffrey Sandoval

Jeffrey Sandoval Posted 2 months ago

Yep im finding that too especially if I already see the next pair. And my untimed casual solves are basically lookahead practice by itself so yep. But when I have thr time to sit down I try to do the metronome drill.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

90 didn't work for me but 80 did :)


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 2 months ago

Becoming sub-20 is easy if you know full pll, 2 look oll, and your f2l is around 10 seconds. 

Becoming sub-15 is easy if you know full ll, and your cross and f2l is around 10 seconds

Becoming sub-12 is different. Only about 10% of my solves are sub-12. 


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 2 months ago

That's why I'm practicing lookahead and cross to F2L1 transition


Jeffrey Sandoval

Jeffrey Sandoval Posted 2 months ago

Benjamin, you do your cross too with the metronome or only your f2l pairing and inserting?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 2 months ago

Best thing I did was just drilling algs I average around sub 1.5 for all my PLLs and Sub 2 on all my OLLs


Jeffrey Sandoval

Jeffrey Sandoval Posted 2 months ago

Cool. Not sure if I should drill my PLLs for now or focus on my F2L but I'm seeing F2L is a bigger problem. PLLs are problems too on other solves tho.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

only my f2l pairing and inserting


William Yang

William Yang Posted 2 months ago

F2l should be around sub 10 for sub 15 so if not then you should improve as much as possible on lookahead


Eric Jin

Eric Jin Posted 2 months ago

Me knows full PLL

Me sub30

Me F2L 15 seconds

:(


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

I try to get a X-cross every single solve is that good or am I just wasting my solve time?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 2 months ago


Do not do a x cross every single solve this is very bad unless you see something you can use (2x2x1, 1x1x2 block) dont do it just try to lookahead to your first pair or perserve a pair if possible.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

can you give me a cross ok scramble please?

what is a good AO_ to find if your sub_?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

how do i increase my TPS?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

what are your main cubes and methods for 2x2-5x5?

2x2:QiYi Qidi stickerless 2x2 my method is Ortega

3x3: gans 356 air master my method is CFOP

4x4:Shengshou aurora my method is reduction

5x5: same as 4x4


William Yang

William Yang Posted 2 months ago

2x2: Angstrom Weipo M or Gan 249 V2 M CLL with some EG

3x3: Gan 354 M (going to get the 356 X) CFOP

4x4: Gan 460 M or Angstrom Wuque M Yau

5x5: (My favorite) Angstrom Wushuang M Yau5


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

what is a good AO_ to find if your sub_?

how do i increase my TPS?

can you give me a cross ok scramble please?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

what cubes do you have?

i have:2x2 3x3 4x4 5x5 skewb megaminx void cube and pyraminx


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

oh and molecube


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

how fast is my turning speed if my h perm is 1.620?


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 2 months ago

Approximately 4.32 TPS.

 

7 moves, 1.62 seconds = 4.32


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

what is a good reconstruction website

 


William Yang

William Yang Posted 2 months ago

100

Not going to answer that I have told you my way many times already you develop your own 

No more reconstructions

All WCA events along with some nons

alg.cubing.net


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

William, Im not asking for a reconstruction. its so i know what to look for for an x cross.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 2 months ago

Honestly I don't care I have too many things to do to and don't have time to even get out any of my cubes for a session


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 months ago

OK Im sorry.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

how should i learn F2L?


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 1 month ago

Go and learn intuitive. Go watch JPerm's video, it's pretty easy to learn with that. 


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

i officialy know full PLL!!!!!!!!!!


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 1 month ago

Nice! I'm not there yet ;)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

don't worry you'll get there


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

how do i get sub 30?


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 1 month ago

What method do you use, and what algorithms are you using? I'm sub-20.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

i use CFOP i know full PLL 20 OLLs and intuitive F2L

Why


Silas Lickliter

Silas Lickliter Posted 1 month ago

I'm pretty much where you are except I am trying to get sub 20. I would recommend doing slow sovles by using a metronome and making it go five or so beats faster every day. When you get really fast with the metronome, try doing a timed solve while cubing to the metronome, eventually you won't even need one and will have really efficient look-ahead.  :) 


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 1 month ago

Honestly Benjamin, I don't think that the metronome is a good idea. It forces you to panic, and maybe get frustrated because you can't turn and look ahead that fast. I'm where you are right now in algs, but what I would say is find some F2L algs that you do really inefficiently, and learn the efficient alg for them. I would also just do a lot of solves, and get a somewhat fast cube (I just like fast cubes, like the 354). Basically, just practice, and work on TPS + recognition speed.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

i dont do metronome. i did for one solve than rage quit metronome.(too hard for me.)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

i use the gan 356 air master as my main. my backup main is the shengshou aurora.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

how fast would i need to turn to be sub30 if i average 80-100 moves?

what would my TPS be.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 1 month ago

0.32 TPS


William Yang

William Yang Posted 1 month ago

Oops mistake 3.2-3.44


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 1 month ago

That is correct, but your TPS could vary in the solve. For example, you TPS for cross could be faster than your TPS for F2L, and then your TPS for OLL and PLL would be pretty fast. About cubes, I would recommend getting a magnetic cube, like the GTS2M, so you can get used to magnets and their feel, so you can get faster. 


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

can someone give me some intermediate pyraminx and skews techniques.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

happy halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 1 month ago

For pyraminx, you should watch like DG or Drew

 

For skewb, legoboyz3(Or now, Z3Cubing)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

thnx


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 1 month ago

No problem! 

 

Although, I'm not using Sarah's Intermediate anymore. I'm learning Kirijava-Meep for Skewb

And Intuitive L4E is great for Pyraminx. 


Paul Kusner

Paul Kusner Posted 1 month ago

I average 40 and know advanced cross, intuitive f2l, 2loll, full pll. I am not color neutral. What should I do to get faster?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

i recommend trying to become color neutral first go to yellow then slowly branch out from there.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

what is the best way to learn how to look ahead? I've been trying slow solves but it hasn't helped at all, even if i turn extremely slow.


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 1 month ago

To answer that, let me ask a few questions:

1. Are you timing yourself?

2. Are all the cases in your muscle memory?

 

You shouldn't be timing yourself when you're practicing lookahead, and you definitely should execute all the cases as muscle memory and not intuitively. 

Whenever you're doing lookahead, you shouldn't be looking at the pair that you are doing, you should be focused on other pieces and track them as they move. 

 

If you need other help, you can just email me at creepcrafting56@gmail.com instead of cluttering this blog up. 


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 1 month ago

Your tps should also be around 2-3 tps to be sub-30, and even sub-25(If you're LL is decent). Yes, that is pretty restrictive, but it helps you practice on what you need to focus on for the next thing. 

An exersise I did was that I would do Cross and F2L at around 2-3 tps, and gradually increase it until I get a pause, which means that I didn't lookahead well. After the pause, I just rescrambled the cube and slowed down my tps. This was very useful from me going from sub-25, to sub-20. Now that big difference was that I had a pretty good last layer already, and that, along with some pretty okay F2L, led me to go and improve my lookahead even further, which is the difference between a 8 second Cross+F2L to a 17 second Cross+F2L. 

So go and just practice the lookahead between pairs, and slowly, you will continue to improve and break all the time barriers(even though I'm almost sub-12)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

1.Yes, but i don't care about the time there;its basically to see if I'm improving.

2.i only know full PLL some OLLs and intuitive F2L, cross needs to be worked on.


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 1 month ago

Are you doing cross on bottom and planning the whole cross during inspection?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

i do cross on bottom but can't plan full cross, YET!( gotta have that growth mindset:) )


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

how do i plan full cross in 15 seconds,because i practice as if i were in a comp.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 4 weeks ago

i do certain weeks practicing different cubes. next week is megaminx practice week. how do i get sub 20 minutes?


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 4 weeks ago

Practice planning your cross without inspection. And for megaminx, you just do F2L, then build another star and do F2L again(which is called S2L because Side 2 Layers) until you get to last layer. Once you get to last layer, you do beginners 4LLL which can be found here. It's pretty similar to Beginners method R' D' R D, but instead of do Eo, Ep, Cp, Co; you do Eo, Co, Ep, Cp. 


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 4 weeks ago

Btw, for R' D' R D, I'm using a Shengshou Mini as my main so I do z' U' R' U R instead of R' D' R D, and I do the corner comms with a z' at the beginning. Once I get a Galaxy 2M, that would change because I'm trying to learn full 4LLL. 


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 4 weeks ago

thanx! how do i get sub 5 minutes on 5x5,i do beginner method and CFOP 3x3 stage. what can i do to get better?

how do i get sub 3 minutes on 4x4 i use yau and CFOP 3x3 stage. how can i get better?


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 4 weeks ago

Alright, I don't know a lot about 5x5, so I'm just gonna answer your 4x4 question. I was averaging around 2 minutes when I got my Supernova Wuque M. I would recomend you buy this cube (even though it's expensive) because it dropped my times 20 seconds. After that, I would work on your TPS for 3x3 stage on 4x4, and also get a lot of solves and be comfortable on each step. BTW, I use the same method as you, and average around 1:15s. Also, you probably want to work on recognizing OLL and PLL parity quicker, and executing the algs for each quicker. I hope this helps!

 

-Noah 


William Yang

William Yang Posted 4 weeks ago

Although buying a new cube can help it is not good in terms of habits because you are used to the cube to realign that you dont worry if you overturn although I do reccomend you get a good cube with magnets but it may be better for you to buy a non magnetic cube first and get in the habit of turning accurately and then commit to a good magnetic cube. I btw average sub 1 with my old non magnetic wuque with nothing but turning accurately I average sub 40 with my cosmic Wuque mini m. Also for 5x5 best thing I can reccomend for you is the waych Feliks' intermediate videos. I usually average sub 2 with my Wushuang M but just For you I brought out my old ShengShou 5x5 that pops at a moment's notice and has no corner cutting and still got a sub 3 ao12. You can go two paths in terms of 5x5 which are redux or Yau. Redux is really quick in terms of centers but Yau is good for easier edge pairing which btw I think Redux is somewhat better because it gets your eyes more used to seeing edge pairs for bigger cubes and also because you can get the centers so much quicker.  Now in terms of this I do reccomend yoy get a magnetic version because 5x5 is where things get a little harder to control and I have a pretty good accuracy from practicing with non magnteic cubes for 3x3 and 4x4 so I usually can get past without pop for a very long time and lockups dont happen too much during solves. So in summary accuracy on non magnetic cubes + Magnets = little to no lockups and very rare pops. TLDR


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 4 weeks ago

Hey Feliks, 

I'm not sure where to post this comment, but I decided to put it here. 

I'm wondering, do you think you could make a section completely devoted to 3BLD? I really want to learn how to do it, but I don't know how. It would be great if you could make a section about 3BLD!

-Noah


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

i agree with noah on that one!


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 3 weeks ago

4x4: Practice building your cross pieces efficiently, and practice your last 8 edges. I'm currently sub-1:05, and here are the splits probably required for sub-1:10: 

F2C: 5

F3E: 15

L4C: 10

LCE: 5

L8E: 15

3x3: 15

 

5x5: Build centers by bars or blocks, and use tricks during edges like instead of flipping an edge with the flip alg, take out the edge and insert into the opposite side(ex. if the edge you need to flip is on the FR, take it out with R U R'(or U' if there's an edge at BR)and insert with R' U' R.). However, I'm only sub-3, so I'm trying to improve on centers especially. 

Also, using Yau5 is useful, but it's different that Yau4. 


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 3 weeks ago

And for hardware, I use a WuQue M(magnetized by the shop I bought it from), and a WuShuang. My old mains were a Thunderclap mini(Which was missing a locking piece) and a Shengshou 5x5.

Hardware is very important from 4x4 and up, but you shouldn't go out and buy the best ones like a Cosmic or Supernova WuQue M. Getting a regular WuQue, getting some magnets, and adding some Silk or Speedy will make it near that performance, and under 1/2 of the price of a Cosmic WuQue M, and $13 cheaper than a Supernova WuQue M. 

Magnets are always useful for 4x4 and up, since you require less active effort to keep the layers aligned, and it decreases the chance of pops.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

I've tried you5 once but it was hard for me to preserve the cross during centers. i don't yet know the 5x5 last edge parity YET.

for hardware my only 4x4 and 5x5 are the shengshou arouras i don't have any magnets but i still get these times.


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 3 weeks ago

What I do for 5x5 last edge parity is I use speedcubereveiw's 4x4 OLL parity alg, and then I just do that, with an M2 U2 M2 afterwards.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

can you do this all to solve it?

r2 B2 U2 l U2 r' U2 r U2 F2 r F2 l' B2 r2


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

thats the parity alg i use for 4x4.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 weeks ago

Well Noah Marsh the 5x5 edge parity alg is pretty much the 4x4 edge parity alg except after the 2l you have to do a 3r'

Ben just learn the actual one because you can't do it that way because it is very inefficient in terms of finger tricks and the alg doesn't work


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

i can't remember it thats the problem!

also can i get a list of mini guildford events?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

my 5x5 PLL recognition takes literally 10-20 seconds to happen! how do i fix this?


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 3 weeks ago

For the parity alg (I do the one where I have a yellow bar facing me) which I think is better, is this one: Rw' U2 (Rw U2 Rw U2) Rw2 F2 (Rw’ U2 Rw’ U2) F2 Rw2 F2. It's nice because it repeats the Rw U2 Rw U2 and there is no single inner layer moves.


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 3 weeks ago

For 5x5 PLL recognition, I would say work on spotting bars and headlights just on 3x3. 


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

what squan is your main? i want to get a squan.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

also what clock puzzle is your main?


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 weeks ago

In my opinion this alg is the most efficient in terms of fingertricks and speed:

Rw U2 x Rw U2 Rw U2' Rw' U2 Lw U2 3Rw' U2' Rw U2 Rw' U2' Rw'

For squan I would recommend the XMan Volt and for Clock you could get a lingao in which is probably best until qiyi releases their clock


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 3 weeks ago

For square-1, I think the Qiyi Square-1 is the best. I had it until I lost it at a comp, plus it's cheaper than the X-man.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

happy thanksgiving


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

new 4x4 pb 2:37.821! my first sub 3 solve ever! I'm so happy!

new 5x5 pb 6:09.586! I'm so happy!

i got both of these today!


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 weeks ago

Noah Marsh that is true in terms of price to quality but for overall quality the volt is the best


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 3 weeks ago

But on theCubicle, the Qiyi has better reviews

https://www.thecubicle.com/products/qiyi-square-1


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 weeks ago

It may but world class cubers use the volt more than the qiyi and In my opinion  the volt is better don't know why you are trying so hard to against that


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 3 weeks ago

Just arguing


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

does either squad pop often, and if so are they easy to put back together?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

question on edge orienting,(I'm learning zz) if the edge in the e slice has u/d color on back, is it oriented?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

it also has l/r color on side.


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 3 weeks ago

I'm not sure about ZZ; I don't know it. But If you have your squan tight enough, it won't pop, but they are pretty hard to put back together.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 weeks ago

Volt has never popped for me and I have quite loose tensions the qiyi however I do get pops but once in like 50 solves with loose have gotten a pop for every 100 solve for medium and tight hurts my hands too much. ZZ is quite uncommon and you will have to resort to YouTube to find any ZZ cubers because it is a very uncommon method as CFOP and Roux are much more popular also. It may be better for you to learn Roux as a secondary method more than ZZ


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

i wasn't asking about what you think about zz:) i know CFOP and Roux.

i was asking about that edge orientation?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

that wasn't supposed to come out as mean, i value your opinions!


William Yang

William Yang Posted 3 weeks ago

What I'm saying is that you really can't ask for advice about ZZ here since it is very uncommon among speedcuber so the best suggestion I could give you is to consult youtube


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

ok sorry.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

i want to learn as many methods as possible! anything to get faster on anything.


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 3 weeks ago

I would just focus on one method and get faster on that, that will be long term better than learning multiple methods.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 3 weeks ago

I'm going to mainly use CFOP, but i want to be able to expand if a different method make the solution quicker.


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 3 weeks ago

I think CFOP is the fastest method, in general. Not the most efficient, but you can have good lookahead through CFOP.

 

BTW, I posted on the Interviews blog links to videos for the new WR


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 2 weeks ago

@Benjamin Hendricks  for 5x5, yes, you can use that alg, but the alg Will posted is better. 

And about what you posted, the best thing is to learn alg subsets. For example, learning COLL is a transitional step to learning ZB, without actually learning 700 algs, and learning zeroing tricks help you become Feliks, but zeroing really isn't a method, it's just ways that Feliks incorporates CLS in his solves by taking advantage of 3 cycles(Sorry Feliks for exposing your secret lol)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

I'm planning on learning those too.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

anything to get faster


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 2 weeks ago

@Benjamin Hendricks  More ways to get faster is just practicing F2L and drilling OLL/PLL. And cross, of course. Are you still sub-40, or are you sub 30?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

im sub 40 still, I'm beginning to learn the 19 OLLs i don't know(except dos OLLs). i like your profile pic! it look cool!


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 2 weeks ago

Thanks! You should be really going for faster LL. What are you averaging for LL?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

my PB is now 21.960 seconds!


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 2 weeks ago

Nice!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

~15 seconds, it depends on the OLL case (if its one i know or not) and the PLL case (weather its bad or not).


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 2 weeks ago

If you can reduce your LL down to around 8, would you be sub 30?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

probably, my F2L is ~20-30 seconds though but cross is usually ~5-10 seconds.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

how fast should i be to learn COLL, for after I learn OLL?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

for the scramble:L2 U2 F2 D' U2 B2 U' L2 B2 F' L B F R2 F R' F' D' U' i found a 57 move solution!

R' F B R B U2 B' D2//x-cross 8 moves

L' U L U F' U' F//pair2 7 moves

F U' F' U' L U' L' U B' U B //pair3 11 moves

L' U L U' L' U' L U' L' U L//pair4 11 moves

U' r U' r' U' r U r' y' R' U R//OLL 12 moves

R2 U R' U R' U' R U' R2 D U' R' U R D'//PLL 15 moves

//57 moves


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

next week is 2x2 practice i almost know ortega, and i average 10 seconds, my PB is 4.895 seconds how can i get faster at 2x2?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

master Jamin (Benjamin Without the Ben) was a nickname i got after getting in trouble with my teacher last year.


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 2 weeks ago

Just practice the algs for ortega, and start learning CLL. Learning 2-look EG-1 is also useful, and 2-look EG-2 should come from ortega. 


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 2 weeks ago

For COLL, I suggest you be around sub-20 before COLL becomes useful. Doing OLL/PLL will be faster than EO/COLL/EPLL. However, when you get EO done, you might as well do that instead, and start learning it at around sub-25. 

 

Here was my solution to the scramble and timed as well: 

y //inspection

R F' L F2 R U2 R' D2 //x-cross 8moves

R' U R U L' U' L //F2L2 7moves

L U2 L' f R f' //F2L3 6moves

d' R' U R U R' U R U' R' U' R U R' U R //F2L4 + WV 16moves

F R U' R' U' R U R' F' R U R' U' R' F R F' //PLL 17moves

U //AUF 1move

//8.470 6.493 tps 55 moves


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 2 weeks ago

Isn't your solution 63 moves stm?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

was it?

i count every move as 1 move


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

should i learn EO/COLL/EPLL at the same time?


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 2 weeks ago

EO is just edge orientation, such as F R U R' U' F'. EPLLs are U perms, H perms, and Z Perms, and COLL is Corners of the Last Layer. Again, save COLL for sub-25, and since you know most PLLs, you should know all the EPLLs


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

ok


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

i need top learn 18 OLLs!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

Feliks, can you believe that your oh wr is still there from 2015! its insane to me!


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 2 weeks ago

Nice! Are the 18 OLLs just dots?


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 2 weeks ago

It's insane that there was a 6 single in oh when the average wasn't even faster than that lol


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

I'm not planning learning dots.


William Yang

William Yang Posted 2 weeks ago

You should and the record has been broken multiple times by Max Park but they were all counted as misscrambles the most recent one was a box turn


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

what on earth are misscrambles? and box turns?????


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 2 weeks ago

Misscrambles are when the scrambler doesn't scramble the cube correctly. A box turn is like a misscramble, but when the cube gets turned on it's way to the solving station, in the covering box. You can see WCA regulations for scrambles here


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

what are some other types of misscrambles?


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 2 weeks ago

That's basically it, but sometimes the delegate uses an outdated version of tNoodle (WCA's scrable generator), and sometimes they use the wrong scrambles (like the 3x3 OH scrambles for 3x3) you can see a lot of other incidents at the incidents log.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

3.47 reconstruction

scramble:F U2 L2 B2 F' U L2 U R2 D2 L' B L2 B' R2 U2

solution:z y // inspection

U R2 U' F' L F' U' L' // xxcross

U' R U R2 U R // 3rd pair

U2 R' U R // 4th pair

U R' U' R U' R' U2 R // OLL(CP)

U // AUF

really lucky solve!!!


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 2 weeks ago

Yeah, double xcross to anti-sune pll skip


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

if i learn dot OLLs i need to learn 25 cases


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 2 weeks ago

This realy helped. I average 25 with cfop and am trying to learn full pll. I am aslo trying to improve lookahrad and f2l efficiency


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

make it 23!


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 2 weeks ago

Yes I’m trying to get sub 25. I am going to learn full pll and some easy olls. I know about 12 plls.


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 2 weeks ago

What is dots?


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 2 weeks ago

Feliks, could you please maybe make a vide with more efficient solutions to differnt f2l cases. Thanks!

 


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 2 weeks ago

Dot cases are cases where only the center is solved on your last layer, all the edges are facing outwards.


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 2 weeks ago

Oh, ok. Thanks


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

the next cases to learn are the line cases, then the knight moves, then 2 of the awkward shapes, then 2 of the l cases, then 4 lightning bolt cases, then 6 dot OLLs. that makes...21 cases; i know 2 dots. 


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

if i were to do the scramble:Bw F2 L' D L Uw Lw L Rw' Fw' L2 Uw R Bw' Rw' L' U B' R2 Rw2 F2 Bw D2 L D' R' F' R2 L' Rw' Lw' Dw2 U' Uw B Uw2 Dw D2 U Rw2 Fw2 Rw2 D2 R' Fw' B' D' Lw2 D Lw F2 Lw' F' Lw' L2 D U' B2 Fw2 U2 on 5x5 i wold probable get a PB!

centers 84 moves

edges 92 moves

3x3 81 moves

257 total moves

if you want to see my solution just comment, and ill be happy to show you

:)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

next week is skewb practice week. i dont know an intermediate method. i average ~30 seconds or so. how can i get faster?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

what is your oh main?


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 2 weeks ago

Feliks’ main is still the sm I think.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks ago

dpoes anyone want to see my 5x5 solution for the scramble above?


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 1 week ago

Sure I do

 


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 1 week ago

What would be your solution


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 week ago

the scramble is:Bw F2 L' D L Uw Lw L Rw' Fw' L2 Uw R Bw' Rw' L' U B' R2 Rw2 F2 Bw D2 L D' R' F' R2 L' Rw' Lw' Dw2 U' Uw B Uw2 Dw D2 U Rw2 Fw2 Rw2 D2 R' Fw' B' D' Lw2 D Lw F2 Lw' F' Lw' L2 D U' B2 Fw2 U2

The solution is:r' U2 y' l' U2 R2 2U l' U F' D' l' d R2 u d U' l'//white center 18 moves

z2 F l' U l U b U b' l U' l' F B' 3U2 u' U' l' U2 l//yellow center 20 moves

z l' U l U' r U2 r' F' l' F l F' B r2 F r//blue center 17 moves

x r U' r' F l' F l U r U2 r'//red center 12 moves

x U2 r U' r' U' l' U2 l U r U' r' U' r U2 r'//last 2 centers 17 moves

B' u' 3U U F' U' F D2 B R' B' R u2 3U L' U' L R' D2 R u' 3U F U' F' B2 d2 u' R U' R' D2 B2 U2 L B2 L'//first 4 edges 37 moves

z2 u' 3U U R U' R' B U2 B' d2 3U F' U' F L' U' L d B U' B' 3U2 R U R' d//middle 4 edges 27 moves

B' U B' u d L' U L u' d' B' U B d F' U F d' z2 d R U R' F R' F' R d'//last 4 edges 28 moves

x R L' B' D' R F' L F //cross 9 moves

R' U R U' L U' L' U' B' U B//pair1 11 moves

L' U2 L U' L' U L//pair2 7 moves

U2 R U' R' U R U2 R' U2 R U R'//pair3 12 moves

B U' B' U B U' B' U B U B' U2 R' U R//pair4 15 moves

R U R' U' R' F R2 U R' U' F'//OLL 11 moves

U2 R U R' U' D R2 U' R U' R' U R' U R2 D'//PLL 16 moves

//centers 84 moves

//edges 92 moves

//3x3 81 moves

//257 total moves

i could easily get a PB!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 week ago

soon... what do you think?

The best centers i ever made!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 week ago

new 2x2 PB!!!!!3.702!!!!!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 week ago

i am sub 10 on 2x2, but how do i improve on skewb?


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 1 week ago

Good job 


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 1 week ago

The 5x4 5 is very efficent

 


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 1 week ago

Sorry 5x5

 


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 week ago

thnx!!!!

what do you average on 3x3?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 week ago

i cant remember what my old oa100 was so i did another and i got a ...33.918! almost sub 30!


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 1 week ago

I average 25 but my times are incinsistent and I get over 25 1 in 15 solves


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 1 week ago

Keep practicing for sub 30!


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 1 week ago

Im gonna do an ao100 and see what i get


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 week ago

what did you get Haine?


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 1 week ago

I did 45 solves then my times reset for some reason so i will do it again today


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 week ago

ouch!!! never happened to me unless i did it on purpose!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 week ago

where are you now?


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 1 week ago

Sorry I was at school. I will do the average soon


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 1 week ago

Good Luck!


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 week ago

how do i improve on skewb? i average around 30 seconds i don't know an intermediate method. how do i get faster?


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 week ago

as i get faster will my TPS naturally get faster as well?


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 1 week ago

I’ve done 32 solves now.


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 1 week ago

For skewb, Ben, I would say practice the sledgehammer and hedgeslammer algs and work on your tps for them. It's also helpful to work on lookahead for your first layer, and then also learn a few algs from the intermediate method to do for some inefficient beginner cases. of that makes sense. Yes, as you practice and get faster, your tps will improve.


Haine Lim

Haine Lim Posted 1 week ago

My ao100 was 25.25


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 1 week ago

Learn Sarah's Intermediate. Once you're finished with that, you can do other methods like Sarah's Advanced or KM(Which I'm learning after EG-1 and some OLLCPs)


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 1 week ago

My session average (1100/1101) is a 13.960 average with a deviation of 1.27. Average of 100 is 13.280, and average of 1000 is 13.907


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 1 week ago

I'm trying to get to sub-12 afap, but my cross to F2L transition is terrible


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 week ago

my F2L is TERRIBLE, and i mean TERRIBLE!same with my transitions.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 week ago

how do i fix that?


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 1 week ago

Work on doing slow solves, like maybe in the car or on the bus ride to school, and also work on algorithims, so you can recognize them easier.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 week ago

how slow should my slow solves be?


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 1 week ago

Turning at 3-4 tps should be good enough for you. 


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 6 days ago

3-4 seems a bit much; if you were to do a 50 move solve, you would be getting 16.6s and 12.4s. I say around 2 tps, but the main thing for slow solves is to never stop turning.


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 5 days ago

2tps for F2L. Just turn as fast as you can for LL


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 1 day ago

Hi everyone,

 

I currently know all PLLs except for the E, Gb, Gc, Gd, and Nb perms. Anyone have some good algs or tips for learning these?

Thanks,

Noah



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