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[Help Thread] One-Handed Solving Discussion

Discussion in 'Cubing Help & Questions' started by BlakeJ, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. BlakeJ

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    I can solve a cube in about 35ish seconds with two hands. I know 2 Look OLL and full PLL. Ive been wanting to learn how to sove the cube with using only one hand. How is this accomplished? I use my left hand but my hand often gets tired or I forget the algorithms. How do you get better at this? Are there such things as one handed algoritms?
     
  2. skeletonboy

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    You really just solve it like you would with 2 hands except with one hand. There may be some moves that are hard to do such as the H perm, so you may want to switch to the H perm that uses mainly R(R')and U(U').
    Really you want most of your solve to be R or U (vice versa), as you see a lot of pro one handed cubers learn tricks to do one handed solving in specific parts such as F2L inserts or algorithms. Here's a video to get you started that I found decent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKgNTRScM8s
    Here is another video that I found useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNadLHV7gbY

    And this website also includes F2L, OLL, PLL, algorithms: http://loftycuber.110mb.com/index.html

    For those algorithms you really just need to re-memorize the algorithms just the way you did when you were using 2 handed Fridrich.
    You really just need to practice to "accomplish" it, you can average sub 1 min using 2 handed fridrich method, but if you want to get serious, you may want to focus, practice, learn and memorize again like you have done in 2 handed fridrich. Practice practice practice.

    Also, there's this thread is mainly for RSI or other diagnosis, but it includes some stretches too: http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/s...and-pain-related-to-cubing-and-other-activies

    This is the basic info in the wiki about OH: http://www.speedsolving.com/wiki/index.php/One-Handed_Solving

    EDIT: ninja'd
     
  3. Goosly

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    Actually H-perm one-handed is really nice :)
    Place the cube on the table with the top face on front, holding it in an angle of about 45°. You can easily do the standard 2-handed fingertricks. The table will prevent the right layer to move while you do the M-moves.
     
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  4. skeletonboy

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    I'm quite sure most people would just prefer to do: R2 U2 R U2 R2 U2 R2 U2 R U2 R2 rather than that.
     
  5. Robocopter87

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    Actually no, you can't say you are quite sure, whats your evidence in that?
    Many people do it the way Goosly described. Don't assume so much.

    More On Topic: I read the wiki and it said that practicing algs or simply scrambling one handed and doing different combinations of R's and U's will increase your speed. Doing it over and over again until you can do it normally. As fr your hand being tired, its like any other muscle, if you work it over and over it gets stronger and stronger.
     
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  6. tx789

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    Practise turning it is hard to ge used to and then practics solves when 3x3 speed goes down your oh tends to
     
  7. Yuxuibbs

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    Try to look ahead more. If your TPS was a little faster without ruining look ahead it would be easier to get sub 30 times.
     
  8. whauk

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    if i learnt one thing in OH, it is to do the cross anywhere.
    just do comfortable moves. theoretically you can always hold the cubes in two ways so that your first two moves are R and U-layer turns. (probably you need a z-rotation in between)
    now start thinking about double layer moves and you are most likely able to fit in your 3rd move nicely. its only about trying to minimize x and y rotations because they are ugly.

    i also use "hand reposition moves" which means i do turns that dont affect the pieces i am solving but places my hand to a better position. but its probably too advanced to think about such stuff if you are not sub20
     
  9. timeless

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    filmed again but better quality

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up2ps4TgbP0
     
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  10. OH Help Thread

    Please help me improve and don't just say "PRACTISE" cause I've practised (not alot) and my times are still 2:30secs :fp
     
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  11. MostEd

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    Pick a hand, then learn the algs for OLL/PLL that you can do easier on one hand.
    Practice F2L

    But we don't know what's your problem, give more details.
     
  12. Noahaha

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    Well there's your problem.
     
  13. My problem is fingertricks
     
  14. Alcuber

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    Firstly if you haven't already choose the hand that feels easier for OH solving. Secondly, as with normal 3x3 fingertricks come with practise(maybe just try to practise each turn on OH (like R, F and try to make sure you can turn them well)). You will not improve without practising, so I think you have to practise more than "not alot".
     
  15. Left hand since i use it to hold the cube
     
  16. CubicNL

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    What are your normal 3x3 times?
     
  17. HoooneyGuy

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  18. That would be about 45secs average

    Thanks I'll have a look at that.

    The reason I'm not good at OH fingertricks is that I have hands as small as a grade 5 kid (cause I am :) )
     
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