1. ## Faster 3x3x3 solve & where to buy 4x4x4

Hey,

I just got myself a new cube that can move properly. It's the original rubiks cube (rubiks.com). I don't know if that's the best or there are better ones. But I'd really like to know .

I have solved it many times (Using Dan Brows's method). I do it in about 5 minutes. I understand that that is painfully slow compared to you all.

So... What are the next steps in solving it faster?

And now to the second question: What 4x4x4 cube should I buy and where should I get it from? Plus what 3x3x3 cube do you recommend?

Regards,
Oren.

2. Hi Oren,
Take a look at the speedsolving.com wiki introduction for beginners at http://www.speedsolving.com/wiki/ind..._for_Beginners

Also have a read of the "read this first" sticky post at http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1685 which will guide you toward the search function. If you have trouble finding what you want to know just ask again in this thread.

EDIT: A good 4x4x4 is the mini QJ: sku 24169 \$7.26 Dimensions(L*W*H): 60.0*60.0*60.0mm Weight: 147.0g

My preferred 3x3x3 is a Type-A(III) although I'm rather fond of the Ghost Hand.

Have fun!

3. Use ... the ... Search Function!

1) 4 look LL
2) intuituve F2L
3) Mini QJ 4x4

4. With the 4x4x4, I have no idea which are good or where to get them.
Popular 3x3x3 cubes are the type FII (my favourite) Type A's and type C's.
Once your've averaged around a minute or less, move on to a more advanced method. Fridrich is fast and not that difficult to learn, but there are plenty of methods out there.
Here's a link you might want which has good info on cubes:

5. diangshengs are very good and cheap
also you should learn fridich from monkeydude thats who i learnt it off and i am now almost sub-30
mefferts 4x4's are the best from what i've heard

I just purchased the QJ 4x4x4. I hope it will get here soon.

Now about faster 3x3x3 solving: What should I learn?
4 look LL?
intuituve F2L?
fridich?

And where from?

7. Originally Posted by Orny
I just purchased the QJ 4x4x4. I hope it will get here soon.
Depending on where in the world you are! I've had some very quick deliveries from popbuying - some have taken a crazy long time!
Originally Posted by Orny
Now about faster 3x3x3 solving: What should I learn?
4 look LL?
intuituve F2L?
fridich?

And where from?

Well, Fridrich is great as so many people can give you advice.

I'd say that the most fun will come from intuitive F2L which has been well taught by badmephisto here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-xbcAMfWwM

His 4-Look last layer tutorials are good too - that's how I learned my last layer OLL and PLL
You can print out my PDF of most of the algorithms
from http://www.tecspy.com/cubing/4LLL

8. If your going with Fridrich method:
-Learn Fridrich F2L, at first you may learn the cases as algorithms, after not long you will figure out how they all work and it'll become intuitive.
-Learn 2 look OLL, this should only take a few days.
-Learn 2 look PLL, this should take another few days.
-Just learn the algorithms at your own pace.

Once your've done all this, learn full PLL.

Once your've done this and still want to get faster, learn full OLL.

You can find all the algs you need here:
http://www.speedsolving.com/wiki/ind...ridrich_Method

9. Originally Posted by MichaelErskine
A good 4x4x4 is the mini QJ: sku 24169 \$7.26 Dimensions(L*W*H): 60.0*60.0*60.0mm Weight: 147.0g

My preferred 3x3x3 is a Type-A(III)
Have fun!
I also use A(III) and think it is a wonderful cube.
My brother has a White A(V) which is good. They are also available in black if you prefer.

Originally Posted by pwndnoobcuber
QJ 4x4's are the best from what i've heard
I'd recommend this 4x4. Its outer slices are simply amazing.

10. http://www.speedsolving.com/wiki/ind...econd_Averages

i recommend following these steps. i use an ori 3x3 too, for the time being it's not bad for practice.

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