Last edited by jskyler91; 03-31-2012 at 02:56 PM.
What I do is focus on parts I want to improve on but also do normal solves so my training is not completely on one thing.
My weaknesses get extra attention but also I get the benefit of doing regular solves.
I'm going to have to side with Mr. Skyler. Of course, you will always have things to work on. However, if you have significant weaknesses, it's best to address them up before doing repetitive practice. That way, you don't repeat things you're doing poorly.Don't you develop your method by doing solves? Anyways, I've never heard of any world class cubers practicing parts of a solve. I guess it's worth a try though. Wouldn't practicing parts of one's solving create weaknesses?
As for myself, I definitely practice parts of solves; sometimes to a systematic point. In my own solving, I know that my LL is pretty quick. There are a few PLLs that I don't do as well as others. Normally, in one practice session, I devote my time practicing my weaker PLLs. I also know that because my f2l is block oriented, I need to practice low move count EO lines and good first block selection. I spend a lot of time doing untimed solves to hone my ability to find good blocks. When I do this, I solve f2l only and scramble immediately after the f2l is solved. This lets me address my weaknesses more directly.
In my case specifically, there is a physical limit to how much practice I can get in one session. Practicing smart allows me to get the most out of the session. I don't think exhaustion is such an issue with 2H, but practicing smart would probably save time and energy anyway.When you average what you do, you can improve in everything so you might as well so regular solves.
Keep in mind here that I am not interesting in being fast now, but rather being really fast later.
Last edited by jskyler91; 03-31-2012 at 03:06 PM.
Last edited by jskyler91; 03-31-2012 at 03:31 PM.
Are you sure? If you just solved crosses, you'll get a lot more cross practice than if you did entire solves in a certain period of time.HA! It's not like I'm saying to not use a good method/fingertricks/regrips ect, I'm saying, there is no point in just practicing cross, or just f2l.