# Recent content by rcgldr

1. ### Beginners Roux - why orient corners before permuting them?

I treat the diagonal case as a front + rear swap case (do U or U' then do diagonal swap sequence, or use the 9 turn sequences I use). I do U turn until I see either 2 orange corners or 2 green colors on front top. For orange corners at top front, I look for green on left corners and/or blue on...
2. ### Beginners Roux - why orient corners before permuting them?

Especially in my case, as I spend about 2/3rds of my solve time doing first two blocks, 1/3rd on CMLL and last six edges. I'm not doing any look ahead for first two blocks, and that is where I could make the most improvement. One point in favor of permuting corners first is that it's the same 9...
3. ### Beginners Roux - why orient corners before permuting them?

Ok, so if corners are oriented first, it's easier to spot them, but you need to memorize a longer turn sequence, (J-perm (maybe twice), or learn J-perm and Y-Perm). I had the impression that some of the non-Sune corner orientation algorithms shown in some beginner Roux methods do permute corners...
4. ### Beginners Roux - why orient corners before permuting them?

Most beginner's roux examples use Sune (once or twice as needed) to orient the corners (which doesn't permute them), then do J perm (13 turns) twice or Y perm (17 turns) to permute corners. If corners are permuted first, a 9 turn sequence where only the 5th turn varies can be used to swap front...
5. ### [Member Intro] Old guy intro

Forgot to mention, I still have those original 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 Rubik's cubes and original 5x5 Professor's cube, but they're difficult to turn. I could try to lube them, but I just have them for display now.