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Here's the deal: I've recently started practicing 4x4 but I would like to get faster. I'm sub-13 on 3x3 but my 4x4 average is in the low-50s on a good day and I feel like I should be a lot faster at 4x4 than I am. I use Yau of course. Below are the time splits for each step:
F2C: sub-5
First 3 Cross Edges: sub-8
L4C (Half Centers): 8 to 8.5
Last Cross Edge: sub-3
3-2-3 Edges: about 11 (I know a bunch of algs for L2E)
And 3x3 Stage: about 16
My OLL Parity is like sub-3
My PLL Parity is sub-2 (counting the regrip before the alg)

What should I be working on the most? Also, let me know if you want to see me do a couple example solves. Not sure how helpful that would be. Thanks in advance!
 
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I'm sub 50 with no l2e algs - my opinion is that f2c should be like, 3 seconds tops. First center should be completely planned during inspection so it should be less than 1 second or so.

Also first 3 edges need work. This is the part that got me the most reward to getting sub 50.
 
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I'm sub 50 with no l2e algs - my opinion is that f2c should be like, 3 seconds tops. First center should be completely planned during inspection so it should be less than 1 second or so.

Also first 3 edges need work. This is the part that got me the most reward to getting sub 50.
That's about what my F2C are. I agree that my F3E need the most work. Do you think my 3-2-3 is ok? Thanks for the response btw

Edit: Not what my F2C are by time. But I have my whole first center planned and I track at least 2 pieces of second center and preserve bars when I have them
 
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I've been playing with my 4x4 for almost a year now and have pretty much figured it out including the OLL and PLL parities... but something strange has happened - I have ONE corner that is in the right place but not properly oriented, and I don't see this anywhere as a known parity. I've tried randomly scrambling dozens of times and cannot get it to solve! Help!

Note: attached images show the fully solved cube with the one corner not oriented; I took two pictures, one from each side to show it's fully solved otherwise.
 

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I've been playing with my 4x4 for almost a year now and have pretty much figured it out including the OLL and PLL parities... but something strange has happened - I have ONE corner that is in the right place but not properly oriented, and I don't see this anywhere as a known parity. I've tried randomly scrambling dozens of times and cannot get it to solve! Help!

Note: attached images show the fully solved cube with the one corner not oriented; I took two pictures, one from each side to show it's fully solved otherwise.
If it's only that corner and it's happened multiple times, it's an impossible case. You have to either twist the corner back or take a few pieces out to twist the corner back.
 
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You have a corner twist. Physically turn the corner into the solved position.
If it's only that corner and it's happened multiple times, it's an impossible case. You have to either twist the corner back or take a few pieces out to twist the corner back.
Thanks all! Blows my mind how this could have happened - I didn't even realize I could do that, let alone how it could have happened... so not a parity, more of an anomaly?!
 
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Do any of the top solvers even use half-centres? Last time I checked (admittedly, over a year ago), the top people all did full centres.
 
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