Recent content by Sue Doenim

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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread
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    Magnetic vs non magnetic

    I think it's interesting that for a while after magnetic cubes were first released, M slices were a really big concern, but now, no one gives them a second thought.
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    HD Method (2x2, alternative to CLL+)

    Basically, you just do the Guimond alg, but a lot of the time you can cancel out of the alg in a way that gets you a V. When you can't, you just add a move or two to make the V's. There are a bunch of examples that I've done in the past in the 2×2 example solve thread, if you can be bothered...
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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

    That's kinda the idea behind the HD method. It reduces to opposite V's, which is only marginally harder. Full case count doesn't actually seem very bad at all: (Sorted by color pattern on U/D face) PBL: 5 cases V's: 21 cases Adj/adj: at most 36 cases Adj/opp: at most 36 cases Opp/opp: at most...
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    [Member Intro] Roux or CFOP or ZZ?

    My advice? Try them all and decide for yourself; don't make your decision based on the arguments of other people.
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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

    Here's an interesting idea that I don't think I've heard before: CLS, but you also permute the corners at the same time. If you attach the corner to the edge before inserting, disregarding the edge's orientation, you have about 3 times the alg count of any other CLL-type method. It would only...
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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

    I think that the case count would be too high. With your bar, there are 3 different CP cases (solved, opposite, and adjacent). Then there are 6*5 permutation cases and 3*3 orientation cases for the other two corners, leaving you with an upper bound of 810 cases. There would be some repeated...
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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

    Yeah, I think that the fact that SB is solved makes it more likely that the CMLL algs will be better in a similar way to how having cross solved helps F2L to be done with a more neutral wrist position.
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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

    The problem there is that CPFB is really difficult. I have my doubts as to whether or not anyone could get to the point where they could consistently plan it in inspection. At any rate, I don't really think ~250 algs is really that far-fetched. This would definitely be a pretty advanced...
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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

    That's a pretty interesting idea. As it is now, I don't think it's worth it, but if you take the idea bit further, you could have it so that you solve SB, but each edge can be in any of the three positions. Then, when it comes to CMLL, You do one of six algs to solve corners and SB at the same...
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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

    The problem with that is, every EPLL is actually a conjugate to a 4C (last step of L6E) case, so that will always take more moves.
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    OH Roux

    OH Roux can definitely be very, very fast; Kian held the WR average at one point. FB generally is pretty awkward, especially in OH. As far as OH-specific advice goes, the best way to combat this would probably just be to drill moves. Get more comfortable with moves that you aren't very fast...
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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

    Kian Mansour has a video on predicting CMLL before finishing second block, which is a really similar idea.
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    One-Answer Other Question Thread

    Skip/diag PLL: 1/162 H columns/H bars: 1/81 (2/162) All other cases: 2/81 (4/162) I messed up somewhere, I think. I can't figure out where, though. Check the probability thread. Edit: Fixed it.
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    [Help Thread] Can somebody tell me how to fix my valk 3?

    Yeah, I've had that happen a couple of times. It's not my favorite thing. Both the Cubicle and SpeedCubeShop sell replacements. I think SCS is a bit cheaper, it was about $5 for me (in Montana) including shipping.