# Recent content by KAINOS

1. ### [Help Thread] Blindfolded discussion and help

Is there an agreement on what is the best buffer for bigBLD centers? I know for 3BLD UFR/UF is considered optimal, so I want to use Ufr for x-center and either Uf or Ur for +-center to make it consistent with other piece types. Does anyone know if these buffers are good or bad?
2. ### Easy / Lucky / Funny / Hard / Weird scrambles thread

Nope, just straight out of a normal 3x3 session
3. ### Easy / Lucky / Funny / Hard / Weird scrambles thread

F R2 B2 L2 U2 L2 D R2 F2 D2 B2 D F' R' F2 R' B2 F' D' Generated from cstimer, fully solved white cross wtf
4. ### The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

One of the problems that 2-gen redux methods have is that the 2-gen part of the solve is actually not that efficient. Traditional method (ZZ/Petrus F2L+2GLL) gives you something like 28~30 moves(13~15 for F2L, 14.65 for 2GLL (13.15 for algs+AUF)), when the average optimal is around 16~17. So I'm...
5. ### 57/60 mbld is the former WR: 2nd attempt of Graham Siggins was 59/60!

It's good to see him finally doing well at comp as he does at home! :D I'm starting to think he might actually get a 60+ point result in the last attempt and break both 50 and 60 point barriers in a single competition. Of course chances aren't too high, but who knows?
6. ### The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

New 4x4 method for ZZ/Petrus solvers, adapted from my 5x5 ZZ method from a while ago: 1. L/R Centers 2. 1x3x4 on L 3. Center bars 4. EOpair 5 edges with freeslice, not including DF and DB edges and place them on L/R 5. Finish reduction and solve EO2x2x3 - still uncertain about how to do this...
7. ### Youtubers on the forum.

Smiles = J Perm. Although I don't think he is still active here.
8. ### Has anybody made an algorithim generator for Tablets?

Woah I got tagged for the first time Sorry to say this, but I really don't know about coding at all... I think I've mentioned it before in a different thread but of course it's not your fault at all that you didn't know it. Just did a quick google search to help out anyway and found out you can...
9. ### Lmao why do you hate roux so much

Lmao why do you hate roux so much
10. ### [AsR] Sean Patrick Villanueva 5.98 3x3 Average!

Decided to give a shot at reconstruction for the first time, burned out after doing 3 solves in a row lmao Massive respect to Brest who has been doing this for years... You can find the rest of the solves on the video's comment section if you are curious.
11. ### Does method neutral on 3x3 worth it?

Not the best description: although that can be considered one of the ways to do FreeFOP. I would say it is 'CFOP but with F2L phase done with blockbuilding rather than cross+pairs, and with more freedom in general.'
12. ### A Collection of Algorithms

This actually looks pretty decent :O Might not be better than the standard alg by its own but if you do this from AUF-less angle it should be good because you save 3 moves (considering AUF)
13. ### EGA (Estimated Global Average) - A new metric for assessing competitors' strength

Pretty much correct, but there's one thing I forgot to mention in the first post: when I said 'middle 60% of the solve' I meant 'solves in the middle that takes 60% of the total weights.' I know that's pretty confusing (mostly because of my terrible English skill :p) so let me give an example...
14. ### How to solve the Rubik's cube under 15 seconds

Good compilation of tips and advices... but does it really add anything new?
15. ### EGA (Estimated Global Average) - A new metric for assessing competitors' strength

I've been thinking about this idea for quite a while now (since ~2 years ago) but never really got to publish it, mainly because I don't really know how to write codes and couldn't post results of it without some manual working. But finally I decided to post this thread anyway ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ So here...