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Changing Methods

Discussion in 'Cubing Help & Questions' started by Djaq Harris, May 30, 2018.

  1. Djaq Harris

    Djaq Harris Member

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    Hello,

    I've been cubing for roughly 3 months. So far I've managed to get sub 50 and I was able to get one sub 40 using the Roux method. I did Roux because I can be a bit of a hipster and didn't want to use the "popular" method of solving. Plus Roux was fun. Originally I was scared off of ZZ because I was intimidated by the number of algs ( I was under the impression that I'd have to learn all 3600 algs to be good at it and I thought that was a bit outside of my memory capacity.) I recently discovered that it's much simpler to use with a lower move count, but anytime i try to use any method that isn't roux I end up at OLL/PLL and end up doing PLL/LSE.

    My understanding of sub-30 ( my current goal) is a mixture of move count and tps. I can speed up the turns through practice (both in muscle memory and lookahead) but I'm unsure of ways to lower the move count. Do anyone have any tips on either expanding my abilities in Roux or ways to augment my current solving method with concepts from others to lower my move count?
     
  2. shadowslice e

    shadowslice e Member

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    Approximately what is your current movecount? You may find the cubegrass block trainer useful as well.
     
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  3. Djaq Harris

    Djaq Harris Member

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    Last solve was 93.

    Biggest slow part is F2B/F2L.
     
  4. Thom S.

    Thom S. Member

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    A average Roux solve has 45-55 moves
    Technically speaking, you could be sub 30 with 2 TPS
     
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  5. PapaSmurf

    PapaSmurf Member

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    So, are you switching to zz from roux? Secondly, where did you get 3600 algs for zz? 1lll is 493 algs (because eo is already completed).

    Anyway, whatever method you choose, you should try and be efficient, and as a beginner you should be trying to get sub 70 move solves, preferably sub 60, then bring it down with practice.
     
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