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Yo, I've been kinda thinking and came up with this good idea for cube solving. I think its an expert method, so Ill post it here. Its called Xtreme-Garron, or also "XG".

Anyhow, you know how normally you solve with Fridrich when you do cross, then 4 slots, then you have OLL and PLL. Except that F2L and OLL and PLL have so many algs. Theres intuitive F2L, some peaple call it, but that doesnt really make you less cases to know.

So, my idea is, you do F2l kinda like normal. But instead of knowing so many algs u just use a few. Its much easier to keep only those in your head, and use the same fast ones and get practice on doing them fast eevry solve. Like, you split up each pair and instead of "pair, then insert," you do "insert corner, then insert edge." So you insert corner with RUR' or RU'R' or RU2R'U'RUR', then do edge with URU'R'F'UF or R'U'R'U'R'URUR. These are just some sample algs I pcicked, feel free to use your own.

FOR EXAMPLE!

Lets say you have the F2L case you get by setting up R U F2 R' F2 R'

Normally youd solve it by doing R U2' R' U2 R U' R'

But with XG, you do U2 R U' R' U2 R' U' R' U' R' U R U R. Two simple algs, and its not that much longer.

Therefore, the advantage is you only need to keep 5 algs in your head (4 if you use F'U'F instead of RU'R' for that case), and its always the same. F2l becomes much simpler, and you can easily practice to be fast. With enough practice, this will work good as an expert method. Im not saying that everyone should use XG instead of Friedrich, but its a fast alternative that has some great potential, yeah.

So, to the LL. Well, instead of OLL, PLL, you split up the steps.

What you do for OLL, is you use Compound OLL.

If you dont know, its a ool idea by Lucas Garron, where you do the OLL in only one look, even if you do two algs for the case.

You use R U R' U' r R' U R U' r' for opposite edges casew but you do r U R' U' r' R U R U' R' if theyre adjacent. But you use U M' U' R' U' R U M2' U' R' U r if you get unlucky and get all 4 edges flipped (poor you). As you probably know, its impossible to get 1 or 3 flipped edges.

Anyhow, after you do edges, you do one of the 7 corner cases (unless corners were right at the beginning of the step). Those, you can find all over the internet or on the wiki. Theyre the ones with all the edges flipped yellow up. You see, the edge algs in compOLL keep the corners in place, allowing you to do the corner case in the same place as before the edge alg, so you can see the case before. You can then learn more OLL cases, but you don't need to, because your OLL is already ONE LOOK.

But then for PLL, you do like normal 2-look PLL. Its only 6 cases in two steps, what you do is first place the corners (but like relative to each other, doesnt have to be the centers), then do one of the EPLL algs. Macky has a good description here. But make sure not to use his OLL method, but actually use compoundOLL.

But why not learn full PLL to get fast, you ask? Well, you do OLL in one look, two algs. To be consistent, you should keep PLL two looks. And kinda like compOLL, you can get used to recognize what will be EPLL fast, before youre done with the meving corners alg. And you can always use more PLLs, my suggestion is not, since your time is better spent practicing doing XG really fast.

Yeah, so thats XG. Im happy I discovered such a cool expert method, I hope some of you here will like it (and maybe use it ). I think its a good balance of speed but simplifies the steps so its easy but still fast and expert.

Anyhow, you know how normally you solve with Fridrich when you do cross, then 4 slots, then you have OLL and PLL. Except that F2L and OLL and PLL have so many algs. Theres intuitive F2L, some peaple call it, but that doesnt really make you less cases to know.

So, my idea is, you do F2l kinda like normal. But instead of knowing so many algs u just use a few. Its much easier to keep only those in your head, and use the same fast ones and get practice on doing them fast eevry solve. Like, you split up each pair and instead of "pair, then insert," you do "insert corner, then insert edge." So you insert corner with RUR' or RU'R' or RU2R'U'RUR', then do edge with URU'R'F'UF or R'U'R'U'R'URUR. These are just some sample algs I pcicked, feel free to use your own.

FOR EXAMPLE!

Lets say you have the F2L case you get by setting up R U F2 R' F2 R'

Normally youd solve it by doing R U2' R' U2 R U' R'

But with XG, you do U2 R U' R' U2 R' U' R' U' R' U R U R. Two simple algs, and its not that much longer.

Therefore, the advantage is you only need to keep 5 algs in your head (4 if you use F'U'F instead of RU'R' for that case), and its always the same. F2l becomes much simpler, and you can easily practice to be fast. With enough practice, this will work good as an expert method. Im not saying that everyone should use XG instead of Friedrich, but its a fast alternative that has some great potential, yeah.

So, to the LL. Well, instead of OLL, PLL, you split up the steps.

What you do for OLL, is you use Compound OLL.

If you dont know, its a ool idea by Lucas Garron, where you do the OLL in only one look, even if you do two algs for the case.

You use R U R' U' r R' U R U' r' for opposite edges casew but you do r U R' U' r' R U R U' R' if theyre adjacent. But you use U M' U' R' U' R U M2' U' R' U r if you get unlucky and get all 4 edges flipped (poor you). As you probably know, its impossible to get 1 or 3 flipped edges.

Anyhow, after you do edges, you do one of the 7 corner cases (unless corners were right at the beginning of the step). Those, you can find all over the internet or on the wiki. Theyre the ones with all the edges flipped yellow up. You see, the edge algs in compOLL keep the corners in place, allowing you to do the corner case in the same place as before the edge alg, so you can see the case before. You can then learn more OLL cases, but you don't need to, because your OLL is already ONE LOOK.

But then for PLL, you do like normal 2-look PLL. Its only 6 cases in two steps, what you do is first place the corners (but like relative to each other, doesnt have to be the centers), then do one of the EPLL algs. Macky has a good description here. But make sure not to use his OLL method, but actually use compoundOLL.

But why not learn full PLL to get fast, you ask? Well, you do OLL in one look, two algs. To be consistent, you should keep PLL two looks. And kinda like compOLL, you can get used to recognize what will be EPLL fast, before youre done with the meving corners alg. And you can always use more PLLs, my suggestion is not, since your time is better spent practicing doing XG really fast.

Yeah, so thats XG. Im happy I discovered such a cool expert method, I hope some of you here will like it (and maybe use it ). I think its a good balance of speed but simplifies the steps so its easy but still fast and expert.