Hello there. I could be of help - I'm not a terribly fast 3x3 solver but my best average of 12 is 14.78.... With CF! How do you solve edges? I don't do waterman - but basically an optimized version of Ortega.
Chris, if I actually use these algorithms, I'd like to have #4, with all solid colors on the top, meaning none of the cubies should be greyed out. Of course permutation arrows would be fun, but I actually think that many recognize patterns by blocks and not permutations per se. :)
Best Average of 12: 1:28.34
Best Time: 1:21.08
Worst Time: 2:38.99
1:22.67, (2:38.99), 1:25.11, 1:21.74, 1:22.38, 1:31.98, 1:33.55, 1:42.03, 1:23.74, (1:21.08), 1:31.58, 1:28.65
Everyone's super fast these days, it's hard to catch up...
But 5x5 with sandwich is love...
guysensei1: socks high pants high NUS high ;)
TMOY: I actually worked on old ideas last summer and learned a few neat new tricks and more algorithms to increase efficiency of solves :) which was how I cut my global average for 5x5 by 20-25s or so! My global average should be...
video as requested by qqwref!
haven't been cubing properly for ages, and its nice to get down to the low 1:30s on average, especially on video!
this happens to be my pb average too.
Best Average of 12: 1:33.42
Best Time: 1:27.61
Worst Time: 1:39.15
That is entirely true, too; but there are so many fun cases I've got here =P I was working on learning full 1-look midges but I abandoned it because I couldn't find a good recognition system.
Kirjava, if you ever see this: surely you know most cases of last redge+orienting midges?
I am preparing a comprehensive sandwich guide (for my own pleasure mostly) - and I am releasing what could be useful to Roux 3x3 users.
I have included cases I know of 1-look midges (ledge+redge skip?), as well as orienting midges + inserting Redge if Ledge is skipped (hence, L5E)...
Hello world. I have been dormant for years now; basically being conscripted out of high school wasn't fun… and school of course soon right after ;p
I am a rising Junior @ IU.
For those who don't know me: I use sammich. For all cubes. 4x4 was my specialty! I do not use CFOP for 3x3 because...
not actively. I'm cubing on and off, when I feel like I need a break. Recently, I've been working on corners first for 3x3, and have been consistently sub 20. But what is sub 20 nowadays T_T
I'll need to wait for a better 4x4 to come out before I start trying to break the 45s average barrier lol
cool, so you're my junior. i'm from the class of 2011.
and to reply one of the posts up there - I was part of the old type C/D generation. We have mostly retired from the scene…
Just happened to see this because I just got a little bored and decided to visit this forum again after quite...
the last time i was speedsolving the 5x5...it was basically, as somerandomkidmike has mentioned, my 3x3+4x4 method. first 2 centers, corners, finish tredges on yellow and white, 4x4 midges, 3x3 midges, last 4 centers.
back to topic, maybe I should revive one method I tried to develop...slightly...
hi. i'm mostly retired now...got too busy =/
anyway, i have an algorithm that i follow losely -
1. pick easiest center to solve, rotate such that it's on the top layer
2. solve pieces from the opposite center (on D, that is), followed by pieces from the front center. For example if the top...
directly solve them..using for example, niklas. r U' l' U r' U l and its mirrors and variants. and you should know opp niklas too, r2 U' l2 U r2 U' l2.
and of course mock tricks like r2 u2 r2 u2...or even stuff like double niklas (r U' l' U r' U2 r U l U' r' U2). with setups, l' E l U2 l' E' l...
sorry i didn't clarify.. up to F2l it was okay. for the 3rd layer centers, perhaps finish each entire center 1 at a time, before f3l edges? eg, orange - blue - red - green, and free last center. I noticed a lot of lagging, so I would think that more spamming without thinking would be better..