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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

    These suggestions are vaguely similar to what I proposed a long time ago for Roux solvers to solve the FR pair with the edge flipped then use Waterman Set 3 to finish L6E which will flip the edge during L6E.
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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

    The Gan 356i smart cube has great potential in rapidly examining move counts in speed solves vs. slower solves, but at the moment the device is hindered by very poor software that can't detect or calculate M/M2 moves correctly. Once they fix the software it will be an awesome tool in the...
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    Gan 356i smartcube review & issues

    When my favorite cubes are set up, they can all do U2's with a single strong finger flick. Perhaps that is 'low' tension by most people's standards? My Gan 356i can barely do a single U with a short flick; most often a quick flick does a 65-70 degree turn and doesn't even make it the full 90...
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    Gan 356i smartcube review & issues

    OK I did some more tests and found out the cause of some of the issues. First of all for non-CFOP methods the move count is drastically wrong. For example on my last solve I finished with M2 U2 M2. This should count as 3 moves. Instead it was registered as M' x' M' F2 M' R' x' L [6]. Which...
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    Gan 356i smartcube review & issues

    I use LMCF which uses a lot of M/U moves. I do one Z/Z' rotation after solving corners after which I only do X/X' rotations (maybe 3-4), but the Gan 356i app says I do a ton of Y/Y' rotations which I never do.
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    Gan 356i smartcube review & issues

    So I got my first Gan 356i smart cube yesterday. First I had problems getting it to charge, the base adapter always shows a green light no matter if the cube is connected or not. There is no user manual of any kind, neither in the box, or online, anywhere. It turns out you need to have the...
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    Average moves per solve?

    That list contains 11 solves, and if you average the 9 counting ones, the average is 52.55, not 47.3.
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    Cube Explorer glitches & warnings

    For those of you who use Cube Explorer to find algorithms, I have noticed some serious errors in the program that prevent it from finding the optimal algorithms for certain cases. In some cases it doesn't even come close to finding the optimal algorithm. I have attached an image using version...
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    Why It's Almost Impossible to Solve a Rubik's Cube in Under 3 Seconds | WIRED

    I agree that the 2-move scramble is a problem, but the problem goes much deeper. As the years go by, singles will be ruled more and more by luck until, theoretically, 1000 years from now, if the Earth still exists and cubing still exists, it would take billion-to-one luck to get a single...
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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

    This may be true, but it neglects the critical factor of what 'gen' those moves are. The MU finish of Roux has a really nice aspect that it is ultra-stable and extremely consistent, fingertrick errors happen very rarely, so reliability is a huge plus, but TPS on MU is poor. ZBRoux uses MU for...
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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

    After F2B, ordinary Roux has: 1. CMLL 2. Orient Edges 3. Solve UL+UR 4. Permute Midges (4 steps) in the advanced case of EOLR, the last three steps would be: CMLL + EOLR + Permute Midges (3 steps) After F2B, ZBRoux does: 1. EO-DF-DB 2. ZBLL So ZBRoux uses 2 steps, instead of either 3 or 4 for...
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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

    LMCF LSE is much more complicated than Roux LSE and one of the reason is exactly as people mentioned, that you have cases where the L/R colors are misaligned; doing L2 or R2 means that you can still technically do Roux LSE but if you do a quarter turn on L or R the color recognition becomes...
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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

    As the developer of LMCF I would disagree dramatically; in fact solving your skis-LR step would be very algorithmic. The latest LMCF document is vastly out of date (by years) and since its publication vast advancements have been made to the LMCF method which I have been wanting to finally...
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    Older cubers discussions

    I'm curious as to how fast people got with the original Rubik's Revenge (4x4) puzzle in the 80's. The puzzle was incredibly difficult to turn. My best was 3:54 in 1987. I solved centers->corners->edges, and I could not resolve parity so I had to restart/rescramble if I got parity. At the...
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    CFOP vs ROUX

    LMCF has an average move count of 43-44 but it is slower than Roux (48) because Roux has better ergonomics. In my mind ZBRoux is the method that has the highest current potential.
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