# Recent content by dudefaceguy

1. ### The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

I came up with a commutator-only CMLL method that I describe in my 4x4 method here: https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/intuitive-4x4-method-with-parity-avoidance.73049/ It includes an explanation and solution for odd corner parity.
2. ### The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

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...

Can you link a photo of the cube, and the algorithm you're using? This will help with diagnosis.
4. ### Budget high-end 4x4 comparison

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...
5. ### Budget high-end 4x4 comparison

I've never done spring compression on any of my cubes. The most I ever do is tension and lube.
6. ### [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

I just wrote a review in your budget high end 4x4 thread :) Mr. M is not an amazing cube, but it's fun and pretty good.
7. ### Budget high-end 4x4 comparison

I already posted my thoughts on the Yusu here: https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/is-my-cube-puzzle-a-dud.43499/page-35#post-1319384 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. 2...
8. ### [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

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.
9. ### [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

Where are these reviews you speak of?
10. ### [Member Intro] ZZ is the future

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.
11. ### [Member Intro] Hello all

Awesome, someone older than me! I'm a 36 year old dad. Welcome! What method do you use?
12. ### Budget High-end 5x5 comparison

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.
13. ### Budget High-end 5x5 comparison

I only have the Mr. M and the Yuxin Cloud, and I prefer the Mr. M.
14. ### Which Cube Should I Get? Up To Date Recommendations

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...
15. ### [Help Thread] Is my cube / puzzle a dud?

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...