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    [Member Intro] Aiming for a Sub 30 Average - aged 61

    I may have answered this thread, I don't remember... lol! Im 53, I hover around 20 seconds. I don't think I could do it if I didn't know full pll/oll. That coupled with better finger tricks and having algorithms for difficult F2L cases helps a bunch. I was reluctant to learn algs for F2L...
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    Help Intermediate to Advanced CFOP videos

    For anyone who hasn't discovered this guy's channel, I highly recommend this. While Brodythecuber and Jperm seem to be the main go to guys on YouTube, and they are great, Caleb Miller needs to be on your list if you are wanting to go from beginner to advanced. This is just one of his videos...
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    [Member Intro] Aiming for a Sub 30 Average - aged 61

    It's not as difficult to learn full OLL & PLL as it seems. IT seems daunting at first but some are mirror cases so it's not too tough. Once it's in your muscle memory, it's not like you are having to keep up with it. There are only a few cases that don't seem to come up as often as the...
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    Older cubers discussions

    You have to get it to muscle memory, or they are tough to remember. I too have trouble memorizing new algs. I know full OLL/PLL but learn new algs for F2L, I have to practice them in segments. When finally commited to muscle memory, I only have to see it then it happens. Sometimes if I stop...
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    [Member Intro] Aiming for a Sub 30 Average - aged 61

    HI, I'm 53 years old... hovering around 20 seconds. I've been at it a while but speedcubing for about 10 years. I got better afyer getting the gan354m then moved the the 356xs. Learning full oll/pll helped me, but they say you don't have to to get sub 20. Try tutorials on efficient cross...
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    [Help Thread] F2L Discussion and Help

    Yes, I've got a couple that work well that completely reinsert the f2l pair simultaneously. I've seen Brody the cuber and jperm do an example but nothing extensive. I was was wanting to see what all was available. Thank you!
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    [Help Thread] F2L Discussion and Help

    In F2L of CFOP, when you have a pair inserted, but you pull it out to pair up and insert another pair, then quickly reinsert it. Sometimes the reinsertion can come before the other insertion of the second pair. I'm searching for a tutorial on this and didn't know what it was called. I don't...
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    Petrus is like, so dead now.

    Ok, I must've read that on one of the replies.
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    Petrus is like, so dead now.

    Who cares if it's popular? If it works for you, use it... I understand your frustration of not finding a lot of help on it, but working with it you may find some other ways that will help you speed up. I use CFOP and I'm still finding ways to get faster that I didn't learn from anyone. Some...
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    What is a cube with pieces blacked out called?

    Thank you! That looks like it'd be the cheapest solution. Thank you all!
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    What is a cube with pieces blacked out called?

    I've seen some demonstrators using these on YouTube; They are mostly black cubes with only focal colored pieces used to practice certain cases. What do you call this? A test cube? A practice cube? Would one just make one from two cubes and removing stickers from one, and swapping the pieces...
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    [Help Thread] How to Get Faster using the Fridrich / CFOP Method

    I tried to learn Roux before, but just seemed a little hard to get into. Maybe I need to try it again.
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    [Help Thread] How to Get Faster using the Fridrich / CFOP Method

    Yea I wasn't sure about pseudo-slotting, just looked at it and seemed kind of out there. I don't remember who I saw getting good times with the beginner's method. Maybe I look at it wrong, I consider sub 20 good, and sub 15 really good and sub 10 excellent. I'm pretty happy with my solves...
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    [Help Thread] How to Get Faster using the Fridrich / CFOP Method

    Just wondering if others are getting good times with just intuitive F2L and finger tricks, and look ahead. I see videos on multi-slotting, pseudo-slotting, keyhole, x cross, but I find trying to learn any of this just conflicts with the flow of what I am already doing. Much of it seems very...
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    What's in a name? CFOP or Fridrich?

    CFOP is easier to write is why I like it... Whoever popularizes something usually gets the credit.
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