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  • Can I get a link to your Roux method that is friendly for older adults (one myself)?
    OtterCuber
    OtterCuber
    Oh, interesting, so you do FB and SB, and then finish the first two layers, then OLL and PLL. I feel like beginner Roux might be easier, however, because you arguably only need three algs to orient/permute the yellow corners.
    OtterCuber
    OtterCuber
    Of course, doing SB with intuitive F2L may be challenging, and perhaps for EO, UL/UR, and L4E, you need a few algs (but once you learn them, they are all very intuitive and do not need to be "memorized" per se).
    Dan the Beginner
    Dan the Beginner
    Thanks. I have not advanced beyond the beginner stage, as I was trying to avoid learning more algorithms. Lazy. :p Will try to learn a few more algorithms and do the standard Beginner Roux next.
    Hey Dan! How’s it going?
    Dan the Beginner
    Dan the Beginner
    Interesting idea! I thought OH is done with the left hand, but I think I should try RH. Any guide or link with info?
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    Garf
    Garf
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    This is a sight developed by @Faz and some other speedcubers, like @Anthony. Anyway, Feliks has some videos on 3x3 OH. He uses his left hand for OH, but if you want, you can use your right hand and mirror algs onto the left side. Definitely hard at first, but gets easier as time goes on.
    Garf
    Garf
    Of course, you can try using your left hand once it heals. I kinda recommend you try both hands whenever you get the chance, see what suits you better.
    I remember that you talked about a cube before with settings that could be replicated perfectly every time. I think it didn't require guessing the screw depth or something. Which cube were you referring to?
    OtterCuber
    OtterCuber
    Ah, yes! Thank you, thank you! Have you come across other cubes with the same functionality?
    Dan the Beginner
    Dan the Beginner
    The Tornado V2 is the first one to have repeatable and easy to set settings. I think the Gan Mini M Pro is the second, and the Gan 12 the third. Some of the earlier Gan cubes like the 11 M Pro, actually also allow repeatable settings, but you have to replace spring systems (GES) and replace core magnets, which is not as easy and the range of settings is limited.
    OtterCuber
    OtterCuber
    Terrific, thank you. I haven't had much experience with different cubes, so your insight is both interesting and valuable.
    Did you change your name? I suddenly remembered you as Dante newbie.
    In the last few days, I have been doing a minimum of 50 solves every day, and managed to get two or three sub 1m solves every day. My average TPS for solves is finally 1 or over. However, that is affecting my trigger thumb. I now have to take it very easy for a week to recover from the pain and swelling. Maybe do only slow solving? 🧙‍♂️
    After 5 months, I finally had a few solves sub 1min solves, and my TPS for complete solves is occasionally over 1. The improvement is mainly due to reduced recognition time, and not so much finger turning speed. (Max TPS of 1.57 was recorded during PLL in this solve.)

    Just got 51.79 sec solve, with a bit of luck, as can be seen here: :D

    Lucky solve
    Roux block building is interesting and enjoyable to do, but so hard (for me) to do fast. This is from Cubeast, for the solves today and yesterday. I'm still trying to find out whether it's due to slow TPS or recognition/response. Have to find out how Cubeast measures them and how to interpret these stats. Seems to me that TPS is the total time (including pauses and recognition).

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    Dan the Beginner
    Dan the Beginner
    I found Recognition time is separate from Execution Time. (I build both blocks at the same time, depending on which pairs I find easiest at the time. That's why the time for the second block is almost always less than for the first, since some of the second block is already built when the first block is done.) The total block building time should be accurate.
    Cuberstache
    Cuberstache
    I believe the recognition time measures how long you pause between steps and not within the step itself. There's no pause for first block because it's the first step, then you pause before starting second block. Any pauses that happen during second block just get added to the execution time. TPS includes pauses and is simply calculated by (moves) divided by (total solve time, seconds), hence, "turns per second".
    Dan the Beginner
    Dan the Beginner
    Thank you very much for the clarification.
    nice pfp. Did you make it?
    Starting today, we have another lockdown. So, I am thinking of learning CMLL, now that I am quite comfortable with block building using the Beginner Roux method.
    Good luck with the switch to Roux!
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