You talk about the single barrier, This is just luck.
If you are so close, you will get it one day with a skip or very easy cross and F2L pairs.
Average is something else. This is much harder to archive ;-)
In my first comp I had a total blackout in 2x2. I messed up my Ortega PBL, started again, messed it up again like 3 or 4 times and ended up close to 40 seconds.
My judge was Juliette Sebastien, worlds fastest female cuber. Maybe that made me nervous, but maybe it was just a normal blackout.
Too bad that Jperm is not so active anymore but I still have about 70% of his Videos unseen ;)
And he has Videos on every possible topic, there is not much missing for new topics, ecxept of stuff like solve reviews, new cubes and whatever.
But I still hope him back.
By the way: what's up...
No, it's not the same.
If you do the daisy you don't have to care about positioning of the edgepieces. You just move them to the upper layer.
You do the right order of the edgepieces when you turn them down.
If you make the white cross directly, everything has to be in the right place or you...
Practice a lot ;)
Learning new algs can also help, but there are cubers that can solve sub20 with the beginners method, so new methods and algs isn't everything.
For the average solver I would say you need F2L and a halfway efficient cross solution.
If you have fast fingers it's probably not...
Do you do full OLL and PLL?
I think that is one way to be more consistent, because you need for every OLL and PLL just one step.
There are still slower and faster algs, but it's always 2 algs (except of skips)
For me they way to more consistency would be to always plan the full cross.
I usually teach daisy, because most beginners have enough trouble to bring the white edges into the daisy position, positioning them directly in the right place of the cross is too hard for most of them.
But I also tell them that this is the abolute beginners method and that they should change...
Only few people go directly into F2L but if you learn it directly, I think it's not so much harder.
It's just the 3 cases how pieces can be paired.
Same for 4x4 Yau or let's say 3-2-3 edge pairing. Edge pairing was very confusing for me with the standard reduction method and solved/unsolved...
I learned it with this one:
It's a Layer by Layer Method.
Solve Cross (directly, without Daisy)
Solve Corners with Sexy Move
Solve Edges with 8 Move Alg
Solve Yellow Cross
Solve OLL with Sunes and Antisunes
I don't think that it is possible to "make" your own lube if you arent a chemist with a professional lab.
One thing you could try is to use some other kinds of silicone lube.
There is a wiki entry on this page about lubricants...
The Problem with new methods is that even if someone would develop a revolutionary new method, only few people would use it until someone makes some really good times with it.
Pro Cubers (and also we amateurs) put a lot of effort into optimising the methods they currently use, so not many...
If AUF is correct but the orientation is 180° wrong to execute your PLL Alg, do you do U2 + Alg + U2 or do you do a cube rotation?
In the moment I do cube rotation but probably I should change.
But I still have problems with double flicks, so my U2 are not that fast.
Herzliche Grüsse aus der Schweiz. Aus welcher Ecke von Deutschland kommst du? Ich wohne recht nahe an der Grenze und werde vermutlich mal nach Konstanz zu einem Wettkamp gehen wenn wieder mal einer stattfindet. Beim letzten Mal war ich leider im Urlaub.
Auf den Competitions triffst du auch am...
As far as I know you usually even have to judge.
I was only at one competiton so far but there you could just sit at a table and then they sent a competitor to you.
Or if a table had no judge, the called out for some judges and then you could choose a competitor to judge.
They always needed...
If I have the next two pieces in the same layer I try to put them together and move them as a pair, but I don't have enough practice to move them fast and without damaging something else.
Hey cool du bist ja auch Schweizer aber scheinbar waren wir bisher nie auf den selben Comps. Ich war auch...
I just started with megaminx and still need around 5 minutes.
Any Tips to get faster? I use F2L and 4LL.
Are there any special fingertricks and tricks to move pieces to the other side of the ball?
I think finding pieces and moving them around is what takes me the most time in the moment.
In my first comp the fastest Average was 6.9 seconds, the slowest 2:40 Minutes.
With 28 seconds I was on place 90 of 110. Sub 17 would have been needed to get into the first half.
Here in Europe the level of most comps is around this. I don't know about china.
Maybe the larger travel time and...