I came up with a commutator-only CMLL method that I describe in my 4x4 method here:
It includes an explanation and solution for odd corner parity.
Anybody here know of alternative 2-look CMLL methods? I've refined the permutation-first Petrus variant that I posted a few weeks ago. Here's a new flowchart:
I can't find anything else besides orient-first methods that use 9 algorithms. I don't care if the other methods are good or fast - I...
I'm not really the guy to ask - I use mostly inner slice and U moves when solving 4x4, and I solve pieces directly so there is no 3x3 stage. I rarely turn two outer layers sequentially. I just tested the Mr. M and it can corner cut okay - about the same as my Aosu GTS2. The Yusu is already gone...
I already posted my thoughts on the Yusu here:
Maybe it was a dud.
The Mr. M on the other hand is very good - not exactly great, but very good.
Mr. M pros:
1. Classic look with equal-sized pieces.
I also tend to get a lot of lockups on my 4x4 solves, probably because my method uses mostly inner slice turns. I'm hoping the Valk 4 with strong magnets will help with stability.
I'm currently using an unmagnetized GTS2 and the Mr. M.
If I understand you correctly, this is sort of how I do ZZ one handed. I use my left hand and put line on the left. Then I solve the U block, then rotate so the line is on the bottom, then solve the R block. Except I only solve a square and then do Heise. Never mind.
No idea - I don't have them. Sorry I can't give you a more informed opinion. I will say that I'm fully satisfied with the Mr. M and I don't want any other 5x5s. I'm not serious about 5x5 though - I just solve slowly for fun.
I have both, but no other Mr. M puzzles. I think the 5x5 is a bit better than the 4x4, just because it's easier to make odd-layer cubes. The inner slices are a bit better on the 5x5 - on the 4x4 they catch every so often. Check out my review on the 4x4 at thecubicle.com - it's titled "Classic...
It has never actually popped into pieces because I stopped turning, but it has seriously deformed and the pieces would have been pushed out of place if I had continued turning. I don't know what to call this other than popping. It has done this about 1/4 of the times I tried to execute a center...