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isaacthecuber

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Wow, I REALLY need to work on my pairing. Are there any advice ? tutorials?

PJK, my 4x4 locks up a lot too, and it's hard to grip, sometimes sides slide a bit if you execute an algorithm. I hate it.
The best tutorial I've seen in my opinion is actually Erik's 5x5 tutorial. At the beginning where he starts out with 4x4, that's how I edge pair.
 

MistArts

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I'll join the race too(But I know I'll lose.). When I get a cube that doesn't lock up on the outer turns.

My breakdown is:

Centers:~24
Edges:~35
3x3:~55
 

Pedro

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hey, me too :)

Centers: 16.34 (2.29 SD)
Edges: 30.05 (2.60 SD)
3x3: 32.67 (4.48 SD)
Sum: 1:19.06

best time was 63.12 (my PB :D)
"dream time" is 56.32 (12.03 + 22.54 + 21.75)
worst time was 90.99
"nightmare time" is 101.71 (19.97, 37.97, 43.77)

well, looks like my 3x3 part is terrible...edges not good too...and centers could be a little faster
 
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hdskull

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Haha, Pedro, our 3x3 times are about the same on the 3x3(you're a little faster) and on the 4x4.
 
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hey, me too :)

Centers: 16.34 (2.29 SD)
Edges: 30.05 (2.60 SD)
3x3: 32.67 (4.48 SD)
Sum: 1:19.06

best time was 63.12 (my PB :D)
"dream time" is 56.32 (12.03 + 22.54 + 21.75)
worst time was 90.99
"nightmare time" is 101.71 (19.97, 37.97, 43.77)

well, looks like my 3x3 part is terrible...edges not good too...and centers could be a little faster
Your edges need the most work, in my opinion.
 
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hdskull

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Haha, Pedro, our 3x3 times are about the same on the 3x3(you're a little faster) and on the 4x4.
I'm not that bad on the 4x4...I actually did a 1:16.xx average some day...but I did just horribly past weekend at Minas Open :(

I mean, wtf?! 1:25 average?! 1:24 best single?! I even got a 1:4x!

at least I did well on the 5x5 :D
I meant 3x3 on the 4x4, haha.
 

Pedro

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Haha, Pedro, our 3x3 times are about the same on the 3x3(you're a little faster) and on the 4x4.
I'm not that bad on the 4x4...I actually did a 1:16.xx average some day...but I did just horribly past weekend at Minas Open :(

I mean, wtf?! 1:25 average?! 1:24 best single?! I even got a 1:4x!

at least I did well on the 5x5 :D
I meant 3x3 on the 4x4, haha.
I understood o_O
 

Stefan

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Ok... I finally lubed my Eastsheen 4x4. And I hate it. It's terrible. Though, I suspect I'll like it much better if I ever manage to assemble it. Gosh is this little bugger annoying.
 

mrCage

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Ok... I finally lubed my Eastsheen 4x4. And I hate it. It's terrible. Though, I suspect I'll like it much better if I ever manage to assemble it. Gosh is this little bugger annoying.
It's annoying also in assembled state:p It's good only for slow cubing like patterns etc .... Or demonstration :D

- Per
 
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hdskull

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The first time I felt it, it felt good because it fits in the hands pretty good. My Rubik's is getting pretty loose now, so it's all good.
 

Lt-UnReaL

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How do the people that use the E ring get edges on the E ring when they are in the D layer? For half of the cases I can find a way to rotate it so it will be finger tricky, but the other half I have to use D turns and its all ugly...
 
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