Recent content by Zarxrax

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    Is the "Yau Method" Actually the "Jameson Method"? (Debate)

    So its the Yau-Jamison, AKA the YJ method. Seriously though, I just want to say that things don't necessarily have to be named after people who invented them or came up with the ideas. A lot of ideas are not entirely original, and everyone is building on the ideas of others. It's quite common...
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    One-Answer 2x2x2 Question Thread

    I don't think there is a common name for that, but there is also HD-G which is similar and reduces the number of cases.
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    Cup Noodle Cube

    I didn't see this posted here yet, but it seems that Rubik's released a noodle cube last year.
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    The New Method / Substep / Concept Idea Thread

    This method has already been thought of and is called G-FASSST. Well over 500 orientation algorithms. It's the first 2 steps of Guimond combined, which is pretty pointless because with normal Guimond you can see that much in the inspection anyway.
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    A Peculiar Progression Thread | I'm back I guess?

    If you are still trying to do Guimond and you havn't learned all of the OLLs yet, why? There aren't that many of them, so I would recommend just spend an hour or two knocking the rest of them out. Practice them over and over. Then do a bunch more solves to practice them.
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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.