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  1. MethicSkull

    MethicSkull Member

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    Hi there,

    I'm new to both the forum and cubing in general. I don't even know how to solve a cube. I do got this cool cube from a friend, I don't know the name of it but it is cool how it got no stickers but it is still colored on each side.

    I'm hoping to learn how to solve a cube and do it fast.

    I'm a musician and computer nerd.

    umm Don't know what else to put
     
  2. Ickenicke

    Ickenicke Member

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  3. Zyrb

    Zyrb Member

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    Welcome, if you need to find a guide on how to solve the cube I'd take a look at youtube, google, or the wiki.
     
  4. MethicSkull

    MethicSkull Member

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    Any good videos you recommend? I know how to solve half the cube. Well... 2/3 of it.

    ps your avatar. i see that same symbol on my cube in black and also see some chinese markings
     
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  5. Zaterlord

    Zaterlord Member

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    Badmephisto has many good cubing videos
     
  6. Zyrb

    Zyrb Member

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    I thought so, your cube is most likely a sticker-less dayan guhong or zhanchi
     
  7. cubelover111

    cubelover111 Member

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    It is a stickerless Dayan Cube and in my opinion you should learn F2L from the start (if you can) this you wont have to waste your time in transition from LBL to F2L. And also dont fix a side for your cross make it on any side which is the easiest to begin with.
     
  8. MethicSkull

    MethicSkull Member

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    he did mention something that sounded like chi in the name. Ill ask him tomorrow. ill look up badmephisto now on a different tab
     
  9. MethicSkull

    MethicSkull Member

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    wat is f2l?
     
  10. Zyrb

    Zyrb Member

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    F2L is one of the advanced methods of solving the rubik's cube. There are many other methods you should look into including Roux, ZZ, ZB, Petrus and many others.
    F2L is by far the most commonly used, but not necessarily the best.
     
  11. MethicSkull

    MethicSkull Member

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    im looking at badmephisto vid about it now and its soooo confusing o_O
     
  12. Zyrb

    Zyrb Member

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    I would recommend learning a beginner method first. It will give you a greater understanding of the cube and help in the long run.
     
  13. MethicSkull

    MethicSkull Member

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    ok. ill look something up about it
     
  14. Reprobate

    Reprobate Member

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    Welcome! I learned F2L from badmephisto's videos. It can be confusing, but don't rush it. pause and back up if you don't understand a certain point. I was very frustrated for about a day trying to figure it out, but once it clicks it's second nature.
     
  15. MethicSkull

    MethicSkull Member

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    gotcha

    how come everytime i try to do the alg for cross on top layer that it never makes a cross. just a dot or L
     
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  16. Reprobate

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    Is that F R U R' U' F' ?
     
  17. Reprobate

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    If there's just a dot, that alg should get you 3 squares in an L shape. Put those in the upper left corner, redo the alg, and that should get you a horizontal line. Do the alg one more time, and that should get you a cross. I guess it's better to see pictures, but that's the idea.
     
  18. Vipervenom9

    Vipervenom9 Member

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    Watch Dan Browns Video here... easy to learn beginners method, you can trasition to CFOP (f2l) later.
     
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