Having spent 5 years on new method development, I will say that Roux really checks every box and is a tough method to beat. I don't personally use it, but in my mind of the well established methods it is the top. Mehta is too new to make a judgment on. At the same time, it is hard to argue...

Silky and I we co-organizers and he had to leave the community for a while. I too am extremely busy with work stuff, but if someone can compile the top 5 (Ao12 only) considering all submissions in the same category, I can pay out the prizes.

I have the same problem with many advanced lubes. I have no idea how top cubers solve this problem. The speed of the cube changes dramatically over the course of 30 minutes. Either it starts too slow and ends up good, or starts good and ends up too fast.
Thus far my only solution is to use...

This is kind of similar to what I suggested a few years ago, namely to insert the FR pair with a flipped edge and then correct it during L6E using Waterman L6E algorithms. There are many further variations of this, like putting the entirely wrong edge (in any orientation) in FR, DR, or BR then...

The only case which is usually not solved as a pair/triplet is the case where all the remaining ledges/redges are in the M-slice. Even then I have algs to solve two m-slice edges at once but lookahead is usually too hard to do it without a pause.
All the triplet algorithms are also pair...

Well, despite several tries, I never matched the off-cam 13.50 Ao12 and 12.02 Ao5, so the best I got on cam:
Ao5 13.39
Generated By csTimer on 2021-02-28
avg of 5: 13.39
Time List:
1. (16.16) B2 U R U B D F' B R B2 R2 L' F2 R B2 U2 B2 D2 R U
2. 13.85 U L2 F2 U L2 U2 R2 D' F2 U L2 U2 R B...

I had an epic LMCF run, Ao12 13.50 including Ao5 12.02
Generated By csTimer on 2021-02-22
avg of 12: 13.50
Time List:
1. 14.59 B2 F2 U2 L' U2 L2 B2 D2 U2 L B2 U' B' U2 R' U' F R' B D2
2. 14.50 F R2 F U2 B L2 B2 D2 F' L2 B' L2 R U2 L' R' D L2 B U
3. 12.65 D L2 F' U L2 F2 B' L2 U2 F2 U2...

Seems to me the obvious choice is Marc Waterman, and he isn't even on the list.
He and is group totally dominated cubing from 1983 to 1989 and produced more advancements than any other single group.

Submissions thus far? So far just you (DNF_cuber) although your videos seem to be deleted from youtube, and then my post (14.67). I also have a 14.44 on video that I haven't posted yet, was waiting for a sub-14 to post in the next week or two.

I strongly urge everyone to post your latest average, even if it is 30 seconds. The more videos posted, the more it motivates others to post, and the purpose here is not to win, but to promote the idea of other methods being viable.

For the first time in a while I did 50 LMCF solves with a 3-phase timer, timing corners/E2L/L6E.
Based on the 50 solves, with no rejected solves:
Corners: 4.88sec
E2L: 6.91sec
L6E: 3.72sec
Now I am not a top solver, and have slow TPS and not very good lookahead.
The point is that looking at my...

Based on my conversations with WACWCA, solving corners + 2 edges (i.e. 2x2x1 + corners) should be easy. More is still possible. But, if you could solve the left back 2x2x1 every solve (+ corners), and perhaps on some solves, solve the entire Roux-FB + Corners. If you do solve Roux-FB +...

During my attempts to improve the ergonomics of LMCF, it seems clear that several edges piece must be solved at the same time as the corners. Years ago when WaterRoux was proposed, the idea was to solve Roux first block, and all the corners, in one look. Most considered that unrealistic. That...

Regarding the new columns method, if you can get to full columns, I would suggest solving a single E2L pair or triplet with LMCF style algs, then you can finish with L5E or LSE roux style. Unlike LMCF, Roux-LSE would work because at worst the L/R slices would be off by an R2, allowing edge...

I have been filming regularly and have recorded better averages than I posted earlier, but based on my current rate of progress, I will be lucky to post a 12.50 Ao12 by Feb 28, which, by the looks of things, would get second place even in the best scenario! Regardless, I'm mostly competing...

Having spent 5 years on new method development, I will say that Roux really checks every box and is a tough method to beat. I don't personally use it, but in my mind of the well established methods it is the top. Mehta is too new to make a judgment on. At the same time, it is hard to argue...

Silky and I we co-organizers and he had to leave the community for a while. I too am extremely busy with work stuff, but if someone can compile the top 5 (Ao12 only) considering all submissions in the same category, I can pay out the prizes.

I have the same problem with many advanced lubes. I have no idea how top cubers solve this problem. The speed of the cube changes dramatically over the course of 30 minutes. Either it starts too slow and ends up good, or starts good and ends up too fast.
Thus far my only solution is to use...

This is kind of similar to what I suggested a few years ago, namely to insert the FR pair with a flipped edge and then correct it during L6E using Waterman L6E algorithms. There are many further variations of this, like putting the entirely wrong edge (in any orientation) in FR, DR, or BR then...

The only case which is usually not solved as a pair/triplet is the case where all the remaining ledges/redges are in the M-slice. Even then I have algs to solve two m-slice edges at once but lookahead is usually too hard to do it without a pause.
All the triplet algorithms are also pair...

Well, despite several tries, I never matched the off-cam 13.50 Ao12 and 12.02 Ao5, so the best I got on cam:
Ao5 13.39
Generated By csTimer on 2021-02-28
avg of 5: 13.39
Time List:
1. (16.16) B2 U R U B D F' B R B2 R2 L' F2 R B2 U2 B2 D2 R U
2. 13.85 U L2 F2 U L2 U2 R2 D' F2 U L2 U2 R B...

I had an epic LMCF run, Ao12 13.50 including Ao5 12.02
Generated By csTimer on 2021-02-22
avg of 12: 13.50
Time List:
1. 14.59 B2 F2 U2 L' U2 L2 B2 D2 U2 L B2 U' B' U2 R' U' F R' B D2
2. 14.50 F R2 F U2 B L2 B2 D2 F' L2 B' L2 R U2 L' R' D L2 B U
3. 12.65 D L2 F' U L2 F2 B' L2 U2 F2 U2...

Seems to me the obvious choice is Marc Waterman, and he isn't even on the list.
He and is group totally dominated cubing from 1983 to 1989 and produced more advancements than any other single group.

Submissions thus far? So far just you (DNF_cuber) although your videos seem to be deleted from youtube, and then my post (14.67). I also have a 14.44 on video that I haven't posted yet, was waiting for a sub-14 to post in the next week or two.

I strongly urge everyone to post your latest average, even if it is 30 seconds. The more videos posted, the more it motivates others to post, and the purpose here is not to win, but to promote the idea of other methods being viable.

For the first time in a while I did 50 LMCF solves with a 3-phase timer, timing corners/E2L/L6E.
Based on the 50 solves, with no rejected solves:
Corners: 4.88sec
E2L: 6.91sec
L6E: 3.72sec
Now I am not a top solver, and have slow TPS and not very good lookahead.
The point is that looking at my...

Based on my conversations with WACWCA, solving corners + 2 edges (i.e. 2x2x1 + corners) should be easy. More is still possible. But, if you could solve the left back 2x2x1 every solve (+ corners), and perhaps on some solves, solve the entire Roux-FB + Corners. If you do solve Roux-FB +...

During my attempts to improve the ergonomics of LMCF, it seems clear that several edges piece must be solved at the same time as the corners. Years ago when WaterRoux was proposed, the idea was to solve Roux first block, and all the corners, in one look. Most considered that unrealistic. That...

Regarding the new columns method, if you can get to full columns, I would suggest solving a single E2L pair or triplet with LMCF style algs, then you can finish with L5E or LSE roux style. Unlike LMCF, Roux-LSE would work because at worst the L/R slices would be off by an R2, allowing edge...

I have been filming regularly and have recorded better averages than I posted earlier, but based on my current rate of progress, I will be lucky to post a 12.50 Ao12 by Feb 28, which, by the looks of things, would get second place even in the best scenario! Regardless, I'm mostly competing...