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    [Help Thread] F2L Discussion and Help

    thanks for info, do you have any advice for my 2nd question up there
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    [Help Thread] F2L Discussion and Help

    couple questions during f2l, do fast solvers keep track of which slot is solved, like, retain the knowledge with each insertion for the rest of f2l, or do they just forget about it once it's in, and then peek at what's open for the next pair? also, is it better to put both pieces in position...
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    [Help Thread] F2L Discussion and Help

    thanks man. i had actually come to this style of practicing on my own before, but when i mess up an insert i could hardly get the cube back to where it was, to try again. but, it still seems the best way to go, and ill keep doing it. is there a list somewhere of the high occurring cases, and...
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    [Help Thread] F2L Discussion and Help

    hi, im around sub 40 and trying to improve my f2l. currently, im still in habit of rotations, and stuff like bringing the corner up first before i even look for its side piece. when i slow down and try to identify the pairs and case first, well it's confusing and slow. so, anyone know of...
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    [Help Thread] Finger Tricks

    Beginner, cutting down regrips hi, im regripping/rotating the cube 3-4 times during f2l, pretty much one for each corner. right now, i have to locate + position each pair in front of me before i can insert them. i assume that people get pass this by locating their pairs faster + inserting...
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    [Help Thread] 3x3 Cross Help and Discussion

    thanks for reply, this was what i was referring to. so you dont think knowing neighboring colors is necessary for fast cross plans? when you put edges down off-center (and fix later with one move), wouldn't it be easier if you instantly knew which color it's adjacent to? or am i going...
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    [Help Thread] 3x3 Cross Help and Discussion

    Beginner, practicing advanced cross and color schemes hi all. im trying to learn advanced cross for the first time. atm, im planning the whole cross before starting (while before i hadn't). this mostly involves imagining how the cube ends up after each turn. but, i've heard knowing your...
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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    hey im also a member of the u50 club lol, with a pb of 33 sec. atm im trying to solve the whole cross in my head before starting. if this works out, my next plan is cutting down cube rotations. up until now, ive been rotating about five to six times before oll. horrible. i guess look-ahead...
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    How to solve cross on the bottom?

    i shouldnt have said inspection, i meant in the time before you start! so youre thinking "here, then there, then here, etc" instead of algorithmic-ally?
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    How to solve cross on the bottom?

    question for fast cubers.... during inspection, are you thinking, "here, here, and then there, there." or are you memorizing a new temporary algorithm, like "first F, then L', then D, etc," ? im at the point where im trying to do the whole cross during inspection, and wanna do it in an...
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    Beginner, don't know what to practice next

    i actually already do this, been doing it for the last month. am going to pick up full pll soon. just wish my scrambling were faster so i could cube more!
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    Beginner, don't know what to practice next

    im basically asking for scrambling help lol. you fast guys scramble so fluidly, but mine are slow and choppy. today, i experimented with slightly rotating the cube instead of changing hand positions. so when F or B comes up, i rotate up about 60 degrees, and then "reach" the rest of the way...
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    Beginner, don't know what to practice next

    how do u guys usually turn the F and B faces? what ive been trying to do is put my thumbs on the bottom for both cases, and pretend that im turning U and D, using my index and ring fingers. but it feels a little weird having to switch back and forth to thumbs in front again. so idk if im...
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    How to solve cross on the bottom?

    if any of you are color neutral from the start, could you tell me how you approached learning the bottom cross? did you guys master one color at a time, or, continued rotating them even as you were learning the bottom cross? moves being reversed is confusing enough, but i wonder if it's harder...
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    Beginner, don't know what to practice next

    well it's been a month, and i've been cubing for about an hour a day since. wish i did more! my avg is down to about 55 secs. could be faster with focus, but im progressing fine. anyway, i got a question now. if any of you are color neutral from the start, could you tell me how you...
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