Afternoon, I am looking for some suggestions for new cubes. I recently picked up my cube again and am looking to replace them, got a couple basically falling apart.
looking for suggestions for these cubes, please note if any mods are suggested, and I noticed stickerless cubes are now legal, are...

Yep - we're around. I haven't found many of us, though haha.
there's this facebook group thing you could check out. Claims there may be a competition up at OU perhaps this fall, which would be pretty cool.

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U2 R D R d L' U2 //2x2x2 7/7
x2 U' F' R2 U F' //2x2x3 5/12
y U F R U R' //Fix Bad Edges 5/17
y' U' R' U2 R U' R2 U //2x2x1 Block 7/24
R2 U R' U2 R U' //Finish F2l 6/30
R' U2 L' U' L R U2 L' U' L //WV Insert 10/40
U' R2 U' R' U' R U R U R U' R //PLL 12/52
Full Solve
Next: R B'...

z x' //Inspection
R2 D' R' B D //2x2x2 Block 5/5
y' F U2 R' F //xcross 4/9
R' U R U f R f' // 2nd Slot 7/16
R U2 R' U y' R' U' R //3rd Slot 7/23
U R U R' U2 y L' U' L // 4th Slot 8/31
F' U' L' U L F // OLL 6/37
R2 U' R' U' R U R U R U' R U' //PLL 12/49
alg.garron.us
Next: F' B' L...

Hey guys, I've had quite a bit of a hiatus away from speedsolving now, but I heard that there may be a competition close to me soon, so I thought I'd scrub up.
I am hoping to get your guys' opinions on what kind of upgrades I should go for cube-wise. This is currently what I'm working with...

x' //Inspection
U F' R' F R z2 x' D' R' D' //2x2x2 8/8
U' F2 R' F R U D F u' //2x2x3 9/17
R U2 R' L' U L //Bad Edges 6/23
y' R U' R' //2x2x1 Block 3/26
U' R' U R U' R' U R F' d' R U L U' R' // WV Last Slot 15/41
l' U' l U l' U' R U l U' R2' F R F' // L Perm PLL 14/55
alg.garron.us...

U2 R U2 l' D2 R2' //2x2x2 Block 6/6
y R' U R' U' R U' R U R' U' R2 U' //2x2x3 Extension 12/18
z' x' L' U2 L //Bad Edges 3/21
y' R' U R' U' R2 U R' U R U' R2 U R U R' U' R U R' U' R //Finish F2L 21/42
L U L' U L U2 L' //OLL 7/49
U2 F' U' F R2 u R' U R U' R u' R2 //G Perm PLL 12/61...

This is what happens when I try ZZ
z B2 R F B L' D //EO Line 6/6
R U R U' R' U R // 2x2x1 Block 7/13
L' U' L' R U2 R' // Fillin' a Slot 6/19
z R U R' U' R' U R U' R2 // Oh God It Turned into a Petrus solve 9/28
U' R' U R U' R' U2 R // Winter Variation Last Slot 8/36
x' R2 D2...

z' //Inspection
R2 U L' U' l2 D U2 F U2 R2 // 2x2x2 Block 10/10
L U L U' x U L' U' r' L' //2x2x3 Extension 9/19
R' F R2 U R' y' //Bad Edges 5/24
U2 R2 U2' //2x2x1 Block 3/27
R U R U' R U R' //Pairing the Last Slot 7/34
U2 L' U R U' L U2 //Winter Variation Insert 7/41
z' R2 U...

1. 22.43 U' B F' R' D2 U2 L2 B D L2 U' L2 F U2 F' U L' D' R B2 U F D' B R2
2. 22.55 B' L2 R' B D B2 D' U' F2 R2 U2 B F' U2 B R F2 L' F U F2 L D2 R U
3. 22.00 L' U2 F' L D' B2 L2 R2 F R2 F2 D2 R' U2 R B R D' L R2 U2 L' D2 U' L2
4. (19.89) U2 B' F R' D B D' U2 R B2 D U L' R' D2 R' B D' B' U' F...

Different way to do it because former post did not leave another scramble
Petrus
x'
U2 l U R' L2 F'(6)
z2 U r' U' r U R' U2 R (8/14)
z x' F' U' R' F' R (5/19)
y' U2 R U2 R2 U' R' (6/25)
R2 D' R U2 R' D R U2 R (9/34)
R2 U R U R' U' R' U' R' U R' U (12/46)
Next: U2 B2 D' U2 F R' U'...

i realize that this was probably a thread bumped without realizing how old it was however i feel the most important question has yet to be asked in this thread. . .
coefficient of static friction or coefficient of kinetic friction?

http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?11506-Waffle-s-Roux-Tutorial
self explanatory in my opinion
wait. . . excuse me while i see what is expected for threads in this subforum
brb - my apologies
yeah. . . i think i'm good with that nomination. . .

may be unnecessary, but I've just always wanted to post that pic lol
but allow me to be clear - zeroing is real
however the faz = f2l after zeroing trollolololololol
that is at least as far as i understand it

z2
R' U2 R U2 (4/4)
z' y' U' R2 U' R U R' U R U (9/13)
z' U' l U' R' (4/17)
y' U' R U R U' R2 U R2 (8/25)
U' R' U' R (4/29)
U2 R U' L' U R2 U' L U' R (10/39)
U y R2 u R' U R' U' R u' R2 F' U F (13/42)
NEXT: R2 D2 R2 D2 R F' L2 U' F' B2 D F' D' U' F L2 R' U R' B' L2 U R' U' D'

this is a very true post. . .
gah, i've used Petrus as my main f2l method for a long long time and i've only had 1 sub 20 avg of 5. . . i routinely get 16-18 solves, but to average is soooo hard sometimes. . . my last avg of 5 was 20.xx and avg of 12 was 21.xx
definitely takes time however...

y'
U' R U R' D F' (6)
y' z R2 U R U2 (4/10)
z' U' r' (2/12)
y' R' U R' U2 R' U2 R2 (7/19)
U' R U R' U R U' R' U R (10/29)
U L U L' U L U2 L' (8/36)
R' U R U R' U' R' D' R U R' D R U2 R (15/51)
U' (1/52)
Next: L' U2 R U' B' D2 B U2 L U R2 U2 B' D L F' R2 F U' L D2 B L D R2

it's a little bit opportunistic, but not much.
When the last slot can be filled with R U R' or R' U' R i would just insert/OLL
However I find, maybe it's just the way I build my blocks, that I most often find my self where I could insert the last CE pair with R' U R or R U' R' and those are the...