Recent content by Zarxrax

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    CFOP-Breaker? Mehta method

    Your premise seems to be that CFOP is fast because it uses algorithms, so a method that relies more on algorithms could be faster. But is that really the case? To me, it seems that the algorithms at the end of a CFOP solve are one of its main weaknesses, as you don't get much opportunity for...
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    [Member Intro] Old and slow

    Congrats on making it as far as you have! I think you can definitely get down to 30 seconds eventually if you keep on it. Just a few months ago I came back to cubing after about a 7 year break, and I have shaved my 30 second times down to about 22 seconds. I'm really close to my goal of 20...
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    [Help Thread] How to Get Faster using the Fridrich / CFOP Method

    If you have good H and Z perms, maybe you should use the MU U perms. They are some of my fastest PLLs. I agree you should learn full PLL, I've never understood people thinking that they can't learn something until they hit a certain time. I learned full PLL when I was around 60 seconds. It made...
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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    You might want to check the new Moyu RS3M 2020. Lots of people have been mentioning it as a pretty great cube.
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    Is a budget cosmic cube any good?

    Really, just about any decent $20-$30 cube should be fine unless you are approaching 10 second times. Even a budget cube would be miles ahead of the Rubik's.
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    Coronavirus With Cubes?

    I'm going to be working from home starting next week due to the coronavirus, so I guess I can cube while I work now.
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    Master Pyraminx as a WCA Event?

    I would like to see master pyraminx, however, I would recommend not scrambling the tips! I think the tips are so trivial to solve, they don't do anything but add a luck factor into how fast your time will be.
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    want to buy old cubes

    I've got an original Guhong and Zhanchi, and another one that I think is Dayan LingYun. I might also still have a Type F-II. And in 4x4s I have a Maru and X-cube.
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    Anki Decks for remembering alg sets?

    I think Anki is not ideal for learning algs for speedsolving, and I say this as someone who has been using Anki daily for about 15 years now. The purpose of spaced-repetition software such as Anki is to remind you about stuff just before you forget it. So it's great for just making sure that you...
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    [NAR] Max Park - 5.59 3x3 Average

    Wow, that's amazing. My average is about the same, if the first digit was minutes.
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    [Help Thread] 2x2 Discussion and Help

    Well, I've not really heard of people getting much faster than that with Ortega... I think few people have ever taken ortega to sub 3.
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    [Help Thread] What should I learn next?

    From what I have heard lately, the choices would probably be the Valk or the MGC. The MGC is less than half the cost of the valk, and from what I hear is about as good, or just a little worse.
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    [Help Thread] What should I learn next?

    Come to think of it, that's probably why I don't really like the 4x4. My only 4x4 cubes were from years ago (eastsheen and x-cube) and they don't turn well at all. My little magic 5x5 turns way better than those old cubes, so that's probably why I was finally able to start enjoying a larger...
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    [Help Thread] What should I learn next?

    I don't like megaminx because it feels weird to hold and turn. I recently got a 5x5 and I'm really loving it. I enjoy it much more than 4x4, and it's a little easier to learn, in my opinion.
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    How many moves is your PB 2x2 single?

    My best so far was 6 moves. Scramble: R' U2 F' U' F R2 U' F' U2 R2 F Solution is just a Guimond orientation alg: y2 R U' R2 F R F'