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    Accomplishment Thread

    Hey! That’s exactly where I want to be at, long way to go for me though... Now that you average 13 ish, can you tell me what percentage of your solves are sub 10? Thanks and happy cubing
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    Older cubers discussions

    Great to see this thread going strong, so here’s five random tips for all the newbies who are getting into cfop and starting to count their times in seconds rather than minutes: 1. Jperm is the best tutor on youtube. Get involved even if you just watch him for five minutes a day. 2. Watch...
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    Older cubers discussions

    jperm videos on youtube He covers just about everything at every level. And he is a superb teacher.
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    Older cubers discussions

    See latest jperm vid on which alg sets to bother with... only his opinion , of course. I don’t even know what VHLS is and I still do no edge orientation when I insert my last pair... edit, I just watched the video and now I know what it is! Thought it was just an alternative to beetamax
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    Older cubers discussions

    Cool, I hear you. I’ve put my timer away and I’m just incorporating all the edge and corner in the wrong slot f2ls into my slow solves now... will take months but I’m up for the challenge. Many steps back to eventually take an extra one forward but the long game is where it is at! Ao50 of 13...
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    Older cubers discussions

    1. I know exactly what you mean with that holding too low with the left hand at the back. I never really fixed this per se but instead just do minor adjustments during the solve when lefty U2 comes up. 2. I’ve never sorted a regripless sledgehammer. I can’t even imagine how this works. Everyone...
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    Older cubers discussions

    Now the red green corner is solved and we just need to move the edge in to place. R’u’RuR Another one I haven’t incorporated into real solves yet but will keep staring at it and drilling until it starts to happen...
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    Older cubers discussions

    Jperms latest video (today) is all about why this is good for the front but triple sexy is still better for the back slots. Most of what he says will just reaffirm what you already know but I still learnt a trick or two. Keeping the hands in home grip as much as possible is the way to go to...
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    Older cubers discussions

    I was never using this one for four years but now I’m just starting to recognise it in slow solves. Awkward finger tricks at first but definitely the way to go, five moves only. If you want to see execution, I think it is on the jperm f2l video which has all the cases. However, I drag back the...
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    Older cubers discussions

    First up one I’ve never used in a solve yet but it’s my favourite one and I can’t wait to start recognising it as it will be a sub 0.5 f2l pair. To solve the blue orange pair in the back. SR’S’ RU’R’ -rotate-insert is far less effcient. If you are not comfortable with S moves, learn the oll32...
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    Older cubers discussions

    I made the same trade a year or so ago, definitely prefer starting with U, glad I switched. Like you say, strange at first but worth it in the end. Regarding learning new f2l tricks I didn’t know, I will just post one at a time with a photo and the algorithm, can’t do any harm even if everyone...
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    Older cubers discussions

    This is reassuring! I just put my timer away with a plan to do exactly the same thing for a year. Seems like the way forward to me. I noticed immediately that I started enjoying rewatching videos (jperm first, how to be sub20, sub 15, sub12, sub10) There’s one hour of great tips right there and...
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    Older cubers discussions

    First ever sub15 Ao5. Never thought I’d see the day... A surge of adrenaline, fist pump of delight and obligatory bad solve to follow. Funny I hadn’t cubed much for a couple of weeks and it came out of nowhere. Perhaps actually bothering to lube the cube for a change paid off! I guess my new...
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    Older cubers discussions

    Nice. I love anything sub 16 now, definitely getting them more and more... sub-15 not so much... Minor observation based on a quick watch of that video: learn to recognise cases without peaking at the back of the cube and you’ll knock another second or two off...
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    Rubik's Cube sightings in media

    Trick of the light, one is the white side, right?
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