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    Best Camera to record cubing

    Thanks!
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    Best Camera to record cubing

    Stupid question but I’m still surprised I never see it asked by anyone else: What about something that will make the camera/ iPhone sit at the perfect angle to record my solve with the whole of me on the video, like what the top cubers do at competitions. I want to effortlessly video my...
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    I have an actual name for the "Awkward Shape" OLLs

    Brilliant! I will use this from now on. Also I don’t recognise which one it is immediately from some angles and I waste a UU’ so I will work on my eagle recognition some time soon.
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    [Help Thread] F2L Discussion and Help

    Cool! I’m trying to learn f2l from all angles for super efficiency and execution. So many more cases than you might imagine! For the case above I want my alg to be B’RUR’B But I still need to practice recognition and execution. I tend to do a U first then recognise then do a U’, need to stare...
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    Older cubers discussions

    I’m still here. Will be posting again soon... just need to find the time to do a few thousand solves to get back to where I was...
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    Older cubers discussions

    Check out jperms cross video on youtube. It’s not his first one or second, it’s from about a month ago and is all about efficient finger trick-friendly solutions. He does about ten examples, first giving you the scramble then asking you to pause and find your own solution then watch his...
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    Older cubers discussions

    Home grip It’s the same as the first one I posted but after three moves, to insert orange, instead of L just flick the wideR up so white is on the front...
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    Older cubers discussions

    If you want to have a laugh executing it almost regriplessly try L U F’ wideR F2 L2
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    Older cubers discussions

    Yes his slice is just like the M B combination you describe with white bottom... edit, I mean F B combo
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    Older cubers discussions

    Facing green.... L U F’ L D2 L2 Or, finish with a wide U2 R2 then put your green orange pair in the back
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    Older cubers discussions

    Random tip: try the cross as R’B’R instead (with blue at the front).
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    Older cubers discussions

    There will be plenty on here having a chuckle at a 29 year old turning up and calling himself old. Check out the over 40s rankings and see how you do as you strive to become the best in the world... in 2030 11 years to become sub 10... Easy!
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    Older cubers discussions

    Once you know a pll alg, drill it and get nearly all of them sub 2 seconds. Record your times - this is a great motivational tool. Also learn two sided pll recognition. There are loads of resources out there to help with this.
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    Older cubers discussions

    I can bump it to the top every week with an update Currently times have stagnated. No signs of progress. Learnt many new f2l cases to improve efficiency but still not smoothly enough to integrate them into good lookahead solves. Also struggling with planning first pair in inspection. Might...
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    The 'What should I work on?' thread

    Random observation: some cubers spend a whole cubing career compartmentalising steps this way such that “plan your first pair inspection” is never a thing for them. If you put your timer away now and focus on a smooth “cross plus first pair” it will benefit you more than anything else. Becoming...
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