That improvement is crazy good! I've been cubing for like 2 years and my 3x3 pb is 43.746.
Of course, I'm still learning 2 look OLL and PLL so I have clear improvements to make.
I think that you will be there in no time, your rate of improvement is on a good curve. I just passed a...
If the goal is learning different methods in order to have variety and you enjoy the act of solving with different methods then sure, become method neutral.
If the goal is to learn different methods to use for different cube states (Improving efficiency by using a method better suited to that...
I average about 22 secs with only doing 100 solves and only using two algs, Sune and (R U2 R' U') (R U2) (L' U R' U' L). I will put my full method at the bottom of this post for anyone interested.
So I can see where you are coming from. I feel that if I learned more algs then I could easily be...
I am fairly new to cubing and bought both a magnetic and a non magnetic cube to start.
I feel it is just a learning curve, the cubes handle differently and you need to develop muscle memory to properly harness the magnetic cube. I'd compare it to a mechanical keyboard vs membrane keyboard, the...
In my experience (which is very limited) One benefit to magnets that I personally thinks isn't covered enough is stabilization.
I have a QiYi Warrior W (non magnetic) and a Cyclone Boys FeiJue M. Both are stickerless and both are budget cubes I know.
I love the feel of the textured plastic on...
Tip for transitioning to CFOP from LBL(Beginners)
1) Build the white cross on the bottom.
2) learn basic intuitive f2l and then stop learning f2l for a while
3) learn 4LLL then resume f2l learning
Hope this helps someone as much as it helped me transition!
These three links go over the pros and cons of the three methods in question.
One thing I will add that is not stated there is that the reason CFOP is so fast even with its high move count is the reliance on algs and muscle memory which takes away some of the pausing to look at the cube and...
From my research, Cfop and Roux are the two methods with the highest potential (though you can be good with any method [PetrusQuber]).
Cfop is great if you can drill algs. you can become very robotic and just let your hands do the work.
Roux is better if you have slower hands and a better...
I am learning CFOP, I have been using a beginners method previously. I learned to solve the cube about a year and a half ago but never worked on getting better until the past weekish.
White cross oriented and permuted [O+P](With white face up)
White corners O+P (1st layer)
Solving with feet is definitely not an event that I am interested in (Viewing or competing) but I don't see a good reason to get rid of it. If hygiene is an issue then institute a rule where competitors must wash and dry their feet before each solve. This is not unreasonable.
If you're solving...