[Help Thread] How to Get Faster using the Fridrich / CFOP Method

Discussion in 'Cubing Help & Questions' started by pcwiz, Aug 31, 2008.

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  1. DevenNadudvari

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  3. ISuckAtCubing

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    i have the same thing as you f2l 12-13 oll 4 pll 4,
     
  4. MTGjumper

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    Does no-one do a cross anymore? Wild guess, that's included in your F2L time.
     
  5. n00bcubix

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    I moved to Seoul.
     
  6. suhas2112

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    I'm in the exact same situation... Here are my approximate times:
    Cross- 2-3 sec
    F2L- ~13sec
    OLL- 2-4 sec (I know more than 1/2 the OLLs. But, I mostly get cases i don't know and end up doing 2-look...)
    PLL- 1.5-4 sec (My U's, H and T permutations are pretty fast... :) )

    I use a Type D screws and springs, core and centers + Storebought cubies, lubed with silicone... It locks up quite a bit... How do i improve? What should i concentrate on?
     
  7. panyan

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    F2L means first two layers so i assume that includes the cross
     
  8. Inusagi

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    You should practise all (F2L, OLL and PLL). It also depends on how fast you want to be, and how much time you want to spend. Each OLL and PLL case can be done in under 2 sec, while F2L can be done under 7 sec (including cross).
     
  9. blah

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    Wow. (message too short)
     
  10. MTGjumper

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    I'm obviously aware of what F2L is, but when I talk about it, I'm referring to forming corner-edge pairs and inserting them. As I see it,the cross falls into the definition of what the first two layers is, but not the step in the Fridrich method.
     
  11. Inusagi

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    It's really impressive, but remember, this is a really high level (Nakajimas and Harris level)
     
  12. Escher

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    Breandan's OLLs are all sub 1 i think, and all of his PLLs are sub 1.4...
     
  13. Inusagi

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    Ok, that's the real WOW! How is that possible? I can't even do N perms in sub 2 :S. Impressive...
     
  14. Escher

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    heh, just look at the 'three 32s PLL time attacks in a row' video he's put up in the video gallery, plus his 'my PLLs' videos. He's just incredible...
     
  15. Inusagi

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    Oh, is that him?! I have seen the video before, but I didn't know who it was... Thanks, I hope to get rid of my slow N perms!
     
  16. ChromisElda

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    Wow I have a long way to go, currently FTL is around 15-18 seconds :(
    OLL 5 seconds (2 look), PLL 2seconds

    and I take ages to get the cross at the beginning :(
     
  17. n00bcubix

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    Keep practicing ;)

    Even I need to keep on practicing :(
    7-8 f2l
    3-4 LL
     
  18. byu

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    My LL is terrible. I average around 10 seconds, and my F2L is worse, 15 seconds.
     
  19. Pestro

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    Dan Harris's book, SpeedSolving the Cube, is great! It has all the F2L, OLL, and PLL algorithms you will ever need! There are also some great tips in there. Plus there is a solution guide for beginners, a 4x4 guide, a 5x5, guide, and a 2x2 guide!
     
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  20. a small kitten

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    It is good but you have everything you need online already xD
     

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