Chester Lian once judged a kid doing an official a 2x2x2 solve like that, and he wasn't too amused. The solve was 8 mins iirc and Chester glared at him when he asked if he could finish his average, haha.
It's not *that* bad doing "layer -> a different layer -> a different layer -> ...-> SKIP!" on a pyraminx since the probability of a LL skip is only 1/12, but on a 2x2 it's 1/162.
This is a bit off the original topic, but I taught my 9 yr old brother how to solve the cube a couple of weeks ago. After hours of frustration on his side he finally understood how to solve the cube. Teaching him to make the cross correctly the first time was hard for him since I always forbid him to turn the U layer so he would not mess the cross up. The first two layers was also fine and OLL/PLL. Since I thought that beginners method was too slow I taught him the same 2-look OLL and PLL that I already know. He can solve the cube with algs on a piece of paper and times are about 2-3 minutes, depends on his behavior.
Soon he will learn those algs and be a worthy opponent to me, the sub-35 guy!
I think there cann't be the situation that a 3x3 magic cube was fixed for four surfaces, am i right?
Just did her first solve in almost 1.5 years
Where she used to do CP (Niklas) before CO (Sunes) she now does CO with Sune and then "2" Look PLL with righty A-perm and left and right U-perms.
Skipped the daisy for cross and instead of blindly doing "put corner above slot and R U R' " I am now teaching to "just put the corner in in any way". So including R U' R' , R U2 R' and even R' U2 R (and left versions offcourse).
This in an effort to let her think about what she is doing instead of an "algorithmic" bottom corners approach.
Should make for an easier transition into F2L.
Very curious if she sticks with it and how long it will take to get fluent again. The algs are still a little shaky right now
edit 03 05:
getting better, less mistakes and moving corners about is becoming more intuitive, adding R2 U2 R U2 ... H-perm to speed up EP and she's still CN
next: lefty Sune to speed up CO
Last edited by Cubenovice; 05-03-2012 at 12:10 PM.