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    a bld parity method [+ algs]

    C - L2 D' R2 F2 L2 U' R2 B2 decent I found a pretty cool way to execute this without regrips: r2 U' R2 B2 r2 U' R2 B2
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    2 gen corner permutation

    Hello, I heard doing corner permutation with 2-gen algorithms on 2x2 is impossible. When I try it out, it seems intuitively impossible to permute corners of the top layer while preserving the bottom layer using 2-gen algs. But I still don't really see why. The fact that edge orientation with a...
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    One-Answer 3x3x3 Question Thread

    Ok, thanks a lot. Since I am averaging around 1 minute now, I guess I am fine with my COLL (except sune/antisune) and EPLL (or PLL, if necessary). Maybe I will give it a try once I am getting close to 20. :D Ok, that makes sense. But I just took my splits and it seems that I am one of the rare...
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    One-Answer 3x3x3 Question Thread

    I am currently averaging at a bit more than 1 minute for OH using the ZZ method and I am trying to get a sub 45 best of 2 in one week at the European Championship. Probably I am not going to make it, but I'll try. But since I am averaging around 22 seconds with both hands, I should technically...
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    Improvement for Yau Half Centers for 4x4

    For the first half centers, I solve 3 as well, nothing changes about that. For the second half, if you don't do the one that you left out in the first half (i.e. the orange one in my example), then you also solve 3. So it's the same in that case, the only difference is that you adjust the...
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    Improvement for Yau Half Centers for 4x4

    I recently found an improvement over the way I do Yau half centers for 4x4. I am not sure whether this is a novelty or whether everyone already does it this way, but I haven't seen it in any tutorials yet. The first 3 half centers are unchanged. You just do 3 half centers and put them next to...
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    One-Answer Other Question Thread

    Dealing with bad nerves during competitions. Somehow I always get super nervous during competitions and always screw up. The smaller the puzzle, the more I screw up and the more I practice, the more I screw up. The worst example is 2x2. At home, I usually have averages between 4.5 and 5.5. If...
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    [Help Thread] Big Cube Discussion (5x5 / 6x6 / 7x7 / etc)

    I am by no means an expert on big cubes, I am not even sub 10 on 7x7, so take my observations with a grain of salt. But from what I observed in example solves is that good people often don't use any strict method. They use whatever is available and try to build a center as efficiently as...
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    Accomplishment Thread

    First successful feet solve in 9:47! In my first attempt, I gave up after I finished the cross in 5 minutes. In my second attempt, I gave up after I finished the first slot in 5 minutes. In my third attempt, I gave up when I screwed up my last slot after 8:30. And now I switched to Petrus and...
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    One-Answer 3x3x3 Question Thread

    Cool, thanks a lot. I really like the F R2 D R' U R D' U R D' R2 U' F' alg. I should have known myself about F sexy F' and F sexy2 F' because of the 2x2. :-) Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
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    One-Answer 3x3x3 Question Thread

    Hello. I already know COLL and I use it for solves with the Fridrich and ZZ methods, but I started getting into Roux recently. For Roux Corners, I can use COLL for now, but I guess CMLL is slightly more optimized. Any ideas for which algorithms it is most useful to learn the CMLL version even...
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    One-Answer 2x2x2 Question Thread

    I just counted the moves for 10 solves and got the following: 2, 7, 6, 10, 6, 5, 9, 3, 6, 10 average 5.9 But it felt like there were a lot of lucky cases here. I think normally it is worse. I think my problem why my layers are the following: - If I see a two adjacent corners which match on...
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    One-Answer 2x2x2 Question Thread

    What is more beneficial to train? Eg-1 or one looking? I am currently averaging around 8 seconds with CLL and my problem is that my layers are inefficient and my CLL recognition is quite slow. I hoped that practicing a lot would fix this, but after a month of practice, I still get the same...
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    Accomplishment Thread

    Woohoo! My first sub 3 minutes BLD. This feels so good. BLD is really getting more and more fun and it starts to feel really natural and I have successes and sub 4 times almost all the time now. And it still feels like there is huge room for improvement in the near future. It's especially cool...
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    How many of you are color neutral?

    It's simple: I am in the process of becoming CN and I practiced a lot of green and blue, so now I can do blue and green well. I still have trouble with red and orange though. I hope that in a month, I will be able to do them equally well at all, but today I am still 5-10 seconds slower. Sent...
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