1. Originally Posted by Cubenovice
Ehm, I count 43 moves in STM, 52 in HTM
WAHT? I counted wrong?...
If you use spaces in between move ypour solutions are better to read/count:
x'z'M B M2 D L U2
x U' r' U' r2 U2 R U' r2 U R U' R' +
U' R2 D R' U2 R D' R' U2 R' #
M' U M U M' U' M' U' M2 U' r2 U2 M' U2 M

Nice 1st block
While building the 2nd block I see lots and lots of blocks not being used.
In FMC you need to seize thos blocks
But sticking to Roux...
You are forgiven for not spotting the opportunity at +
But # you should have spotted
Check out U2 B2 at + - leaves 3E 3C
Check out U' B2 at # - leaves just three edges!

Insertion finder said
39 HTM for +
34 HTM for #
Im not understanding this + & #....

2. Originally Posted by PandaCuber
WAHT? I counted wrong?...
Im not understanding this + & #....
Welcome to FMC

solve until # perform U' L2 instead of M' U M U M' U' M' U' M2 U' r2 U2 M' U2 M
After U' L2 you only have three edges left

or you could solve up to + and perform U2 L2 to leave 3 corners and 3 edges

3. Originally Posted by Cubenovice
Welcome to FMC

solve until # perform U' L2 instead of M' U M U M' U' M' U' M2 U' r2 U2 M' U2 M
After U' L2 you only have three edges left
Okay...I did U' L2.

How would you solve that? Theres more than 3 edges left to solve. Im clueless

4. U2 L' B2 F2 L' U2 F2 R' U2 R' D2 F U2 B U R D2 U F2

I don't FMC much, but I just got this scramble and I'd be interested to see how the pros solve this - looks like it has some potential

5. Well, all I know FMC-wise right now is that I am absolutely horrible at it...and that the record FINALLY reached God's Number. Congrats to Tomoaki Okayoma on a 20 move WR!

EDIT: A reply to WTF2L?: I got F2 B' U2 F' L F2 B u R' D B R B' D' B' D B D R D' R' D' L D L' F D L D' L' F' D z2 R' U' R F2 R' U R U F2 U' F2 U' F2 U

LOLOLOL 46 moves?!

6. Originally Posted by WTF2L?
U2 L' B2 F2 L' U2 F2 R' U2 R' D2 F U2 B U R D2 U F2

I don't FMC much, but I just got this scramble and I'd be interested to see how the pros solve this - looks like it has some potential
10 min quick attempt:

Finish F2L: F2 U' R' U' F' L B2 L [@1] B L B2 F2

The rest can be solved linearly by Sune & AntiSune combination:
LL: D R2 D' R' D R' D' / F R F' R F R2 F' R

but leaving 2 twisted corners is better.

All but 2 twisted corners: B R2 [@2] B' R' B R' B' R'
Insert at @1: L F L' B L F' L' B'
Insert at @2: R F R' B' R F' R' B
(with the aid of insertion finder)

Final solution: F2 U' R' U' F' L B2 L2 F L' B L F B' R' F R' B' R F' R2 B R' B' R' (25 HTM)

Not so good for this nice scramble, but this was just a quick attempt.

EDIT: Thanks to IanTheCuber!

7. US Nationals 2012

1st scramble
U' R' D' B' L' F R F2 D F' L2 U R2 L2 U' R2 B2 D F2 U2 R2

2nd scramble
L2 D F2 R2 F2 D2 U' B2 U B2 R2 B' L2 B' D' B D R' D U'

8. Originally Posted by Brest
US Nationals 2012

1st scramble
U' R' D' B' L' F R F2 D F' L2 U R2 L2 U' R2 B2 D F2 U2 R2

2nd scramble
L2 D F2 R2 F2 D2 U' B2 U B2 R2 B' L2 B' D' B D R' D U'
15 min quick attempt for the 2nd scramble, believing X-cross gives a nice skeleton. (judging from the results)

All but 3 corners: U R' L' D L F U2 F2 D2 F2 D F' D2 R D R' D R D R' F' D F D
All but 3 corners: U R' F L' D L U2 F' U' F D2 F' U R D' R' F D2 F' D2 F D F' D2

The former one gives 30 HTM with a proper insertion, and the latter one gives 28 HTM.

EDIT: also tried 1-hour solve using my usual approach:

Spoiler:

Pre-scramble: F'

XX-cross: U R' D' L' D2 L F U2
c/e pair: D' R'
More square: D2 R D R
More square: D2
All but 3 corners: R2 D' R D'
Correction: F'

Insert at the beginning: B D' B' U B D B' U'

Final solution: B D' B' U B D B' R' D' L' D2 L F U2 D' R' D2 R D R D2 R2 D' R D' F' (26 HTM)

9. Originally Posted by Brest
US Nationals 2012

1st scramble
U' R' D' B' L' F R F2 D F' L2 U R2 L2 U' R2 B2 D F2 U2 R2

2nd scramble
L2 D F2 R2 F2 D2 U' B2 U B2 R2 B' L2 B' D' B D R' D U'
Tricky scrambles, might have DNF'd if I was there.

10. The 2nd. scramble seems lucky for me . I foumd a 8 move solution for corners:
B’ D’ R’ D’ R D2 B2 R2
but I'm too tired to continue now...