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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiz View Post
    Should i learn ZZ?
    Sure, I think any method would help with your main method. If you plan to make ZZ your main method though, I personally think it will take a long time before you get back to your original times.
    The wiki! read the FAQ and forum rules. Very useful resources. Post your efforts. Solve blindfolded. Introduce yourself! BB code - Compete! - Ask a question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOLAcuber View Post
    How long before I get sub1min on a 3x3? I've been cubing just shy of 2 months and do 20-30 solves a day. My average rite now is 75 seconds. I'm learning intuitive f2l and 2 look oll & pll. Also how quick can I get with 2 look? Thanks
    Hi, I've been cubing for about a month now, I used to be in the same boat as you and if you want to shave off the most time definitely practice your f2l. What I did is use a metronome to improve my lookahead (im a musician so I happen to have a few around, but there are plenty online and whatnot), I started slow and did one turn on each beat and then slowly got faster, this helped my lookahead tremendously and also made my solves smoother. This worked really well for me as I went from an 80 second average to my 50 second average that I'm at now in only a few days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kashyap7x View Post
    I was planning to learn EJF2L since I use ZZ. It orients one D-Layer corner while simultaneously orienting corners of the last layer, using 2 gen algs. I wanted to know, if I inserted 2/3/4 corners misoriented, how many algs would it require to orient all the corners of the cube? Would the algs be 2 gen if I had 2 twisted corners, and placed them on the right side with a D/D'/D2 turn? ...


    asuming there are exactly two adjacent D-corners placed but missoriented
    1 * 2 (4 oriented top noparity)
    2 * 2 (3 oriented top parity)
    2 * 2 (2 adj. oriented top noparity)
    2 * 2 (2 adj. oriented top parity)
    1 * 2 (2 diag. oriented top noparity)
    2 * 2 (2 diag. oriented top parity)
    2 * 2 (1 oriented top noparity)
    2*3*2 (1 oriented top parity)
    2 * 2 (0 oriented top noparity)
    2*2 (0 oriented top parity)
    = 44 CASES

    al this can be done 2-gen.

    ... could be a nice Petrus variation if replacing petrus step 1 and 2 with "Step 1: build a 3x2x2 with misoriented corners"

    For the diagonal case the number of algs is the same, but joining two 9-move CLS should work also ( not sure it's always possible with two ninemovers)

    EDIT: some exsample algs
    R U' R U' R U2 R U' R U' R (11)
    R' U2 R' U2 B R' U2 R' U2 R B' R2 (12)
    R U' R U R2 U2 R' U' R U R' U R2 (13)
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    when doing EOLine for ZZ, on the 2 FL and FR edges in the E slice, how do you know if they are oriented or missoriented?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiz View Post
    when doing EOLine for ZZ, on the 2 FL and FR edges in the E slice, how do you know if they are oriented or missoriented?
    These edges are misoriented if either:
    1) The F sticker is the L or R colour
    or
    2) The F sticker is the F or B colour AND the L/R sticker is the U or D colour

    This applies to the BR and BL edges too, just replace Fs with Bs above for them.
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    question: will this puzzle be allowed at a Competition if it has one side unstickered and if it has Smaz stile stickers where the stickers are bordering the part example of what im talking about

    http://iq-puzzle.com.hk/product_info...roducts_id=292

    example for unstickered side is if you have a solid red dayan cube and only put the White,Yellow,Green,Blue,and Orange set on and left red side unstickered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Womack View Post
    ok

    question: will this puzzle be allowed at a Competition if it has one side unstickered and if it has Smaz stile stickers where the stickers are bordering the part example of what im talking about

    http://iq-puzzle.com.hk/product_info...roducts_id=292

    example for unstickered side is if you have a solid red dayan cube and only put the White,Yellow,Green,Blue,and Orange set on and left red side unstickered.
    I'm not sure, you can interpret the two regulations below. I'm having the most issues with the bolded word in 3e

    The two regulations that apply:
    3d) Puzzles must either have coloured stickers, coloured tiles, textures or painted colours.
    3e) The colours of puzzles must be solid, the same per colour, and clearly distinct from other colours.

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    i use ZZ on 3x3 to its easy for me to see misoriented edges.

    on 4x4, after i reduce everything to a 3x3, i sometimes see there are an odd number of misoriented edges>>>parity.

    is there an alg (shorter than the OLL parity one) that can help me flip just 1 misoriented edge pair early on in the solve, when im not worried about preserving the permutation of the rest of the cube?

    in other words, is there a short OLL parity alg that only preserves centers and edge pairs but is allowed to screw up the rest of the cube? thanks.

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    Why is every thread that is being created right now either: introduction, how can I get sub-X, the (insert object here) thread, or something else that is pointless? I haven't seen many actually good threads as of late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tozies24 View Post
    Why is every thread that is being created right now either: introduction, how can I get sub-X, the (insert object here) thread, or something else that is pointless? I haven't seen many actually good threads as of late.
    It seems to me that a lot of new people are showing up as of late. They're just learning the ropes like we all did
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