This is fine. Finding an edge to start the 1x2x2 is usually a good strategy. But, that edge doesn't have to be the D-layer edge. You could have went with the edge that is already at FR and added to it.Originally Posted by Hunter
Try to get out of the CFOP slot habits. You could have simply done x U' R2 U.Originally Posted by Hunter
Not bad. Because you have so much freedom, you need to start thinking about both pieces at once instead it always being separate, rejoin, add. Also, M U' r U' R' could have been M U' L F'. Even shorter for this final pair would have been M' U2 F M2 F.Originally Posted by Hunter
A better solution for this first block would have been M U M' U' x2 M2 U' M' F
You should never need 14 moves for the first block. Try to keep your average around 9 and set a max of maybe 11.
Originally Posted by HunterOk, but try to usually make a pair first.Originally Posted by Hunter
You could have done U2 M' U' l U' l'Originally Posted by Hunter
You could have done l' M' U2 M U' l.Originally Posted by Hunter
My second block solution, if I was a left block last solver, may would have been L' U L' U2 L to make a first pair. The edge for the 1x2x2 happens to be in position. Just luck, I probably wouldn't have planned these moves over others to cause that. I see that the other corner is already joined and the edge is on U. So U' L U M' U' L.