Great essay and read, i agree that if you want to be as fast as possible at any cost then you should be either doing Roux or the CFOP/ZZ/Petrus hybrid. Using standalone methods will get you very far but seeing how advanced cubing is getting, it would be the equivalent of still doing 2 look for...

So i was doing some EOCross+2 blindfolded practice and this is the first time i got it 5 times in a row (after 2 weeks of practice)
Wygenerowane przez csTimer dnia 2024-08-07
Średnia z 5: 2.00
Lista czasów:
1. (2.00) R' L' U' B L F' U R2 D' L U2 L U2 D2 F2 L' F2 L2 F2 recon
2. (2.00) R2 B2...

x2 y
U' L R' B2 U' F R D' // eocross
U' R' U R2 U' R' L U L' // 1st pair
U2 L' U L // 2nd pair
U R U2' R2' U' R // 3rd pair
U2 R U2 R' U R U R' U' R U' R' U R U R' U R U' R' U // Twisty 2GLL
Next: F R' L2 D2 F' L2 B L2 D2 F' L2 F2 D2 R' D' L' D2 U2 R B2

More ZZ solves recorded
Some lore behind these: i was going to complete an ao50, and i finished with 6.80 ao50. I was going to upload that, but then i realized that the solves at the start were terrible and were only in the 6-7 seconds range because of luck. Im talking about accidentally...

x' R' U r U' F2 L2 F' U'D R U' R D // eocross
U' L' U L R U' R' // 2nd pair
L' U' L U' //were doing green now
R2 D2 R U2 R' D2 R U2 R //ZBLL on blue
next: L B2 U' B2 D L2 D2 B2 F2 D F2 U' F L' D' R2 D R' U2 F'

Well, putting it simply, there's a reason why almost every world class cuber uses it. Get it if you have the money.
Just be careful when removing the center caps, the center piece can get damaged

Well, it arrived, fresh out of the oven. I tried filming some first solves, which were absolutely trash, but a few solves in i got this OK average:
Solve 1 was the best (5.65), i basically turned into Kyle Santucii at home here (which is good because my end goal is to get Kyle turning)
Solve...

Hello @gsingh, it seems we are on a similar speed level in 3x3, just using different methods. Maybe you would want to race? I think it would be interesting. Also, good luck on your journey for Worlds Finals!

Grinding the zz method
I already did this before, but i failed. and the goals were way too ambitious.
So why should anyone even seriously consider this thread?
there were 3 main reasons i failed:
1. I had the wrong mindset of trying to go 'low volume but smart' practice, and in the process...

zz
U' B2 D F U' F R F//EOCross
D' R U' R' D//FR
U' L' U L//FL
R' U2 R //BR
L U L' U' L U2 L'//BL
R U2 R' U' R U' R'//OCLL
U R U R' F' R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R' U2//J perm
next: B2 D F2 U' L2 R2 F2 U' R2 U L2 B D U L' B L' R D F R

Not anything major, but just got my first 12+ TPS solve (12.04 to be exact)
https://tinyurl.com/89ns7j6h
As you can see pretty easy scramble, still there was improvement to be made. Instead of R' U2 R for last pair i could have done U R' U R to get a good L ZBLL case. Another thing is that i...

x2 y'
U' D2 L R' D' F L' U L' D2 L U' L'//XEOCross
U' R U2 R' U2 R U' R'//FR
U' L' U' L R' U' R//BR
L' U2 L U' L' U' L//FL
R' U' R U' R' U2 R//OCLL
x R2 D2 R U R' D2 R U' R B//PLL
https://tinyurl.com/yznxxvrt
Next: U D' F2 B2 R' B D R D U2 F2 L D2 R' U2 L' B2

x2 y//inspection
R' F R D2 R' D R' F2//EOCross
U2 L' U2 L U2 L' U L2 U L' U L U L' //Left Block
U' R' U R U' R' U R U R U R' U' R U R'// Right Block
F U' R' U2 R U F' R' U' R U R' U R U'//ZBLL
Next: R B' R D' F2 L2 U' R2 B2 F2 R2 U2 B F R B' L2 U R'

Yeah, do it. Switching methods can give you a better understanding of the cube and make cubing more interesting, it's all about fun. That being said if you ever switch back go with eocross.

Week 9 recap
Yeah so all of the LS cases are now drilled. Glad i did it. Obviously it helped my TPS, but it also can solve one of my problems which i didn't realize at the start. The issue was that in solve i solved these pairs pretty inconsistently in terms of fingertricks and i would waste...

y//inspection
D2 R' F' D L' R D2//EOCross
U R U' R' L U' L2'//BL
U L U R U R'//FR
U' L' U L R' U R//BR
L' U2 L U' L' U' L//FL
U' F R' F' r U R U' r'//ZBLL
x2
B F U R2' F R2 D L' //EOCross
U2 L' U' L2 U L'//BL
D' L' U L D//FR
U R' U R L' U L//FL
U R' U2 R U R' U' R//BR
R' U' R U' R' U2 R U' R U...

Update for like week 8 already time flies fast
A while since the last update, some juicers i got:
Goal 1 done. Finished learning all ZBLL except sune and antisune, which i decided to abstain from. Maybe the sunes are worth it, and it's more propable for ZZ than for CFOP but it's better to focus...