beginner

  1. PetrusQuber

    Best beginner's method?

    If you were to teach someone how to solve the cube, what method would you start them off on? Because I might be getting some people to solve a cube soon. But obviously if it's too 'hard', they'll give up. What method do you think is best? Some methods: LBL - One alg 4LLL, Daisy Cross Keyhole...
  2. AdamsImmersive

    QiYi WuJi 7x7 - how much force is safe to apply?

    I’ve never dissembled a cube above 3x3, but I’m considering replacing a slightly damaged corner on my new QiYi WuJi 7x7. 1. Is the right approach to remove a pair of adjacent edges next to it first—by turning those 2 layers to 45 degrees and... twisting/pulling the 2 edges together as one? 2...
  3. Fukuoka Kengo James

    Budget 3x3 comparison

    WCA hardware comparison threads: Best 2x2 comparison https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/best-2x2-comparison-new.74709/ Budget 3x3 comparison https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/budget-3x3-comparison.75201/ Budget high-end 3x3 comparison...
  4. A

    Can I clean my Rubik cube with water?

    I am camping with my dad, brother and I and my brother spayed bug spay and on my Rubik cube can I use water(I have a Rubik's brand cube)
  5. I

    [Help Thread] First FMC solve

    So I recently learnt FMC methods from the Speed cubing review channel and after some days of contemplation, I thought to give it a try. Here is my solve. Scramble : R' U' F D L F2 U' B2 U L2 U R2 U' F2 L2 B2 D2 L' U' L2 B' D2 L2 U2 R' U' F' Pre-move : D' 2x2x2 block : R' F D2 F' 3x2x2 ext : D'...
  6. S

    How long did it take you to get a sub 10 avg on the 2x2?

    Hi! I just started cubing about a week ago on the 2x2. Im wondering how long did it take you to get sub 10 averages? Are there any tips on making the first layer since its the one that I lose most of my time on? Thanks for reading, it means a lot to me :)
  7. NickE

    What is the 4X4 beginner method

    If you can give me some links to tutorials the you find easiest to learn off that would be nice :D
  8. Quuador

    [HELP] Speedcubing beginner: F2L and memorization problems

    Hi all, My collection started in 2013 and has rapidly grown since (my collection can be found here). I mostly enjoy solving all kind of puzzles, but I really want to get into speedcubing as well. I already use the beginner's method for over three years and with it I can solve my Dayan Zanchi...
  9. I

    How to make cuboids?

    Hello, I am already planning to make basic 3x3x3 mods. I have a Dremel, Milliput, etc. My big question to you all, is how to make cuboids? I have seen Ian C's videos on the matter, but I am still utterly befuddled as to how to build the following cuboids. Please could someone reply with...
  10. shmimel

    Blindfold help?

    I am new to cubing and I have taken the blindfold solving quest upon me. I can solve 2x2-5x5, so I guess I am less nooby than others. I can solve corners blindfolded, and I am now working on edges. Does anyone have any tips?
  11. RubixNoobix

    New to speed cubing, looking for a first cube

    Hello, I started cubing a little less than 3 months ago, and have gotten faster and faster since then. I use a new rubik's cube (version 2.0?) that can be found in Target or Walmart, and have gotten an avg. of 5 of 1 min 29 sec, and a PB of 1 min 15 using the beginners method. But I feel like I...
  12. A

    Fairly New To Speedcubing, Have A Set Of Questions I Want To Ask

    Apologies in advance if any of my questions have been answered prior to this :P 1. I have a good feeling that this has been asked already, but how long would it take for a normal person to learn CFOP? Please just an estimate. 2. I've heard being color neutral is really helpful. I was just...
  13. WonderDrow

    Rubik's Cube 3x3x3 One Page Beginners Guide (Layer By Layer)

    This guide was created with those in mind that just obtained a Rubik's cube. I've tried to put a layer-by-layer solution on a single page. Like with most beginners guides it aims to present a minimum of algo's that are relatively easy to learn. rubik_cube_beginners_guide.pdf The F2L, LL-CECE...
  14. A

    Shengshou Aurora 2x2?

    so i decided i needed a new 2x2, i say the aurora on cubezz for just over $4, is it any good? are there any problems? i'm coming from a lanlan 2x2 so surely it can't be any worse?
  15. B

    Beginner 3x3x3: LBL-Y single alg method

    Hi, I added the LBL-Y method to the Wiki. It is a beginner's method, layer-by-layer, using a single algorithm for intuitive solving. LBL-Y is a new method, but since it is very elementary, its ingredients are well-known. It is meant to be really simple, but this of course can mean different...
  16. B

    Beginner 3x3x3 Tutorial (another 1 alg solution)

    https://www.bbprojx.net/cube Well, what can I say, this is yet another basic 3x3x3 tutorial. But, with some really nice features ;-) Let's call it the LBL-Y method. It is a layer-by-layer-with-workspace method based on the elementary commutator Y = F Ri Fi R. Named it the Y-move because it...
  17. C

    Good 4x4 Cubes for Beginners?

    I am really new to cubing, as in I started getting into it a couple days ago. I've been able to solve the 3x3 for a while, but am now learning the 4x4. I have Rubik's brand 3x3 and 4x4 but I bought the Dayan GuHong V2 which should be coming soon. At least I hope so. I'm getting fustrated with...
  18. GhettiBoy

    [Help Thread] 2x2 Discussion and Help

    Hello fellow cubers! This is a thread for people who would like to discuss and help those who are in need of it, which explains the name of the thread. To start of this thread, I would like to ask the first question. I've just started learning CLL, and I have already memorized...
  19. Z

    New to cubing; get faster with minimal memorization

    Hi, I just managed to memorize the beginners method algorithms about a day or 2 ago and was able to solve it without looking at the algorithms. Some practice and a ZhanChi later, I can now do about 1:50 to 2:40 solves. Any tips to get faster WITHOUT much memorization at all? Another method...
  20. Prismatic

    How fast should I be at this point?

    I've only been speed cubing for about a month or a little less. I average about a minute and a slightly less for a 3x3. So, as you can see, I'm a beginner. I mastered the beginners method in 2 days or so. And right now, I use F2L and a little bit of 2 Look OLL. I just wanted to know based on...
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