Would it be a bad idea to learn 3-style without having experience with OP/M2?
I tried to learn BLD with OP/M2 before and got tired of it because the constant setup into Y perm just felt boring and slow
Speaking of fingertricks and to come back to zbll once more, I would recommend that once you know coll, you could try to learn a little bit of 2GLL. Besides it being a subset of zbll, the algs are mostly really easy. Mainly T, U or L.
Main reason for now is fingertricks, especially left hand...
In case your hardware shop doesn‘t have equivalent screws you could try one of those shops that sell stuff for model building and/or self built RC car stuff. Don‘t know what they‘re called but it‘s the same shops you can buy silicon based lubes.
I probably exaggerated a bit in my post. In the end, ZBLL needs a lot of drilling anyway so the benefit of learning COLL is probably not as big as it seems. I do still think there's not really a downside though, but personal preference is a good reason I have to admit. Whatever keeps motivation up.
People just want to help. There isn‘t any downside to learning COLL first, like none what so ever. Only benefits.
There‘s not a single reason not to go that route, so naturally people will assume you don‘t understand when you say you don‘t want to do it. Nobody is holding you at gunpoint though...
Oh my, sorry to hear that!
I get where you‘re coming from, and partially I would agree. It‘s bad to let yourself get distracted by using your phone or something like that. And of course I‘m not advocating having an alg sheet open to glance at while driving, but I personally don‘t see a problem...
Who doesn‘t think about stuff when driving alone, unless you‘re still learning to drive? Do you also not talk a word to anyone in your car because you have to 100% focus on driving at all times? No offense..
To actually adress the OP question:
It depends on what you‘re trying to learn or...
1. Probably every 2x2-7x7 ever released including different colors, stickered/stickerless..
Although ofc there's an endless amount of 3x3s all over the world. What I mean is more like speedsolving related puzzles. So budget cubes yes, v cubes yes(historical relevance) but picture cubes or dollar...
As I stopped cubing in 2016 and only got back into it recently, my opinion is probably biased or misinformed as I have no other recent cubes to compare with. I bought an angstrom 356x and sure, the price is a bit questionable compared to the competing options. But I love it! For me because of...
While you are right in that coll/epll is not really something that will greatly improve his times, I disagree with laying off LL algs. He already stated before that he expects himself to take years to reach his goal. So then, sure, working on blockbuilding exclusively will make him get better...
Very interesting, and respect for that commitment!
I don‘t know much about petrus, but I would suggest that you definitely learn coll and get used to quick recognizing. Being very good at recognizing coll is the perfect basis for getting into zbll. coll is also not terribly hard or a huge alg...
My biggest problem is and has always been recall. The algs themselves are not the problem, but connecting them to the correct case takes me a long time to get decent at.
I‘ve learned 2gll for T/U/L and even with lots of drilling using trainers, I still sometimes either do the wrong alg or just...
Full PLL =21
Alternative PLL algs roughly =12
Full OLL =57
Alternative OLL Algs roughly =5
COLL -S/AS 28-5 OCLLs incl. in OLL =23
Alternative COLL algs about 3
2GLL T set 12-1 incl. in COLL =11
2GLL U set (currently learning) =4
If I did the math right, that would amount to 136 :)