Hello people of the speedcubing world!
I've been solving the rubiks cube for almost a month now and as I'm sure many of you are too (or else why would you be here) I've become obsessed with it
I hit a new PB yesterday of 28.81 (my first sub-30!) and a nice average of 38 seconds on a zhanchi and I wanted to know of any advice you could share to a n00bie like me :P
The general breakdown of my times are:
Cross: 4-8 seconds depending on scramble. I solve the cross upside-down and intuitively, ofc. But sometimes I can get lost hunting for the fourth edge which can cost me a couple seconds.
F2L: 15-20 seconds. Recently I am improving my F2L, I've tried various practices from a metronome to just solving the F2L over and over again. I'm not intending to learn the algs for it for some time yet, as they are others that I'm learning at the moment. Any tips on improving my F2L time is greatly appreciated, for I do struggle with lookahead and such.
OLL: 6-10 seconds depending on the algorithm and luck etc. I use two look OLL, I'm fairly fast at executing these but others such as headlights are very tricky to get my fingers to move fast enough and solve it compared to others. The other day I was idly looking at 1 look OLL and thus, I can solve the "T" in one move xD. Generally though I don't think I'll be learning 1 look for a while.
PLL: 6-10 seconds. I'm still learning these. I've currently learnt 15 cases with still the G perms and the N Perms to fully learn and get into my mind. If I'm being honest though, my muscle memory has only truly stored about 10 of these which I can quickly execute. For the six I don't know I use the beginners method permutation, which takes time, but is practically like 2-look PLL anyway so doesn't greatly affect my time. I'd be happier to be able to perform these faster though, particularly M-slices and such.
And that's about it really, I enjoy other activities outside cubing (ofc) such as karate, snooker (I used to be good but getting down to practice is very tough nowadays xD) and reading. Not to mention school and exams :/
Any tips to help me gratly appreciated, along with good videos to watch and learn (I've seen most of badmephisto's tutorials, and printed off his alg sheets, great tutor and videos).
Ta, see you around,