1. noobish question: Do you all have a general strategy for transitioning from F2L-1 to L3C? Right now I'm doing EO + Phasing and just hoping I get solved edges and a corner, which obviously only works out occasionally.

2. My general strategy is building pairs and trying to EO at the same time or finish (pseudo) F2L.

3. (From Japanese forum)

Scramble: U2 L2 B2 L2 F' R2 U2 B F2 R2 U2 R' B R' F2 L' F R D F2

Turn pre-scramble R2 for better understanding.

Orient edges: F2 D
EOLine + square: F' L' R B'
Expand block: L2 F
F2L minus 1 slot: D2 L D2 R
All but 3 edges: F L F' L' F'
Correct pseudoness: R2
Edge 3-cycle: F' E' F2 E F'
(25 HTM)

Nice as a linear solution, but I think there's better continuation after EOLine + square. Anyone?

4. if someone is interested in first sub*whatever*:
my first sub30

scramble: B2 D R2 F2 D L2 B2 F2 U2 B2 U F L2 D L R B U´ L2 F´ U
premove U´
B L D2 F´ D2 – 2x2x2 [5+1/6]
U B – 2x1x3 [2/8]
U´ F´ U´ F – another 1x2x2 [4/12]
B´ R B – EO [3/15]

Solution to L5C:
B L D2 F´ (2) D2 U B (1) U´ F´ U´ F B´ R B U´

(1) = F D´ F´ U´ F D F´ U (8-3/20)
(2) = F D´ B´ D F´ D´ B D (8-4/24)

Solution:
B L D B´ D F´ D´ B D´ U B F D´ F´ U´ F D F2 U´ F B´ R B U´ - 24 Moves

5. Originally Posted by okayama
(From Japanese forum)

Scramble: U2 L2 B2 L2 F' R2 U2 B F2 R2 U2 R' B R' F2 L' F R D F2

Turn pre-scramble R2 for better understanding.

Orient edges: F2 D
EOLine + square: F' L' R B'
Expand block: L2 F
F2L minus 1 slot: D2 L D2 R
All but 3 edges: F L F' L' F'
Correct pseudoness: R2
Edge 3-cycle: F' E' F2 E F'
(25 HTM)

Nice as a linear solution, but I think there's better continuation after EOLine + square. Anyone?
I found this 23-move solution:
Orient edges: F2 D
EOLine + square: F' L' R B'
Expand block: L2 F
switch to inverse scramble,
B R2 L2 F’ more 2 edges,
L’ R2 B’ L B’ leave 4 oriented edges,
L’ F2 R L’ U2 D2.

6. Originally Posted by Attila
I found this 23-move solution:
Orient edges: F2 D
EOLine + square: F' L' R B'
Expand block: L2 F
switch to inverse scramble,
B R2 L2 F’ more 2 edges,
L’ R2 B’ L B’ leave 4 oriented edges,
L’ F2 R L’ U2 D2.
Wow Atilla awesome,
I puzzled on this scramble & start too, but couldn't find better than 25 moves.

7. Originally Posted by Attila
I found this 23-move solution:
Orient edges: F2 D
EOLine + square: F' L' R B'
Expand block: L2 F
switch to inverse scramble,
B R2 L2 F’ more 2 edges,
L’ R2 B’ L B’ leave 4 oriented edges,
L’ F2 R L’ U2 D2.
Hmm, great, I couldn't figure out how you found the first 9 moves though...

Now I have a time, and find the following 23-move solution.

Scramble: U2 L2 B2 L2 F' R2 U2 B F2 R2 U2 R' B R' F2 L' F R D F2

Pre-scramble: R2

Orient edges: F2 D
EOLine + square: F' L' R B'
Expand block: L2 F
F2L minus 1 slot: D2 L D2 R (the same start)
All: R' F' R F2 L F' L' F' R' F R F'
Correction: R2

8. Originally Posted by okayama
Hmm, great, I couldn't figure out how you found the first 9 moves though...

After the switch i tryed to solve the corners, my first attempt was: L B’ L B’( a simply Guimond alg.), then before it to insert „B M2 B’ ” moves (which does not change the corners position). Finally more an plus move solve the 8th edge.

9. Quite lucky scramble from Japanese forum

Scramble: R2 D' L2 F2 U L2 U2 B2 U' B2 U F R B F' L' F2 R L' D L'

All but 3 edges: L D' B' D' B2 D L' D' L2 F L' F' D' (Found with premoves F L' F' D')
Edge 3-cycle: D2 R2 Dw2 B Dw2 R2 D2 B

resulted in 20 moves.

10. Scramble: D R2 D' R2 U' F2 L2 D' F2 L2 B2 L' D R F' D B' U2 B2 U'
Inverse scramble: U B2 U2 B D' F R' D' L B2 L2 F2 D L2 F2 U R2 D R2 D'

Solution (on inverse):
U' B' R U B D // 2x2x2
R U' R U R' U' // 2x2x3
F' D R D' R F D R' D' R2 // Mess
U F' U' F2 R' F' R // F2L
R U L' U L U2 R' // OLL

Solution (inverse): U' B' R U B D R U' R U R' U' F' D R D' R F D R' D' R2 U F' U' F2 R' F' R2 U L' U L U2 R'

Solution (normal): R U2 L' U' L U' R2 F R F2 U F U' R2 D R D' F' R' D R' D' F U R U' R' U R' D' B' U' R' B U

35 HTM

The mess is because I was working on a pseudo-F2L. I figured out the premove, and went to solve the cube so I could rescramble with it. But then I got the PLL skip while solving :P