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[Unofficial] 4x4 Walkthrough Solve...Tips?

leonparfitt

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THE QUALITY OF THIS VIDEO GOT 'MESSED UP' WHILE UPLOADING !

This is a Walkthrough solve of the Yau Method on the 4x4. I made this video intended to receive Tips from other solvers so i can progress in speed.I currently Average 50-55 on 4x4.



Please don't just comment 'Practice' because i practice 4x4 more than any other puzzle. Although every tip i receive will be much appreciated.
 
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uberCuber

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1. Practice scrambling, you locked up too much :p

2. Work on first two centers efficiency, a lot. That first (yellow) center could have been solved in 4 moves instead of the large amount you did: U Rw Uw Rw' (starting with the two diagonal centers on F and each of the others on U and R)

3. Apply the above tip to last four centers as well, a lot. The solution you did was over 30 moves for those four centers. I just did some solves counting how many moves L4C took me (solving exactly as I would when speedsolving, just slow enough to count): 18, 15, 15, 15, 18, 22 [messed up], 15, 17... you get the picture.

4. That green-orange F2L pair could have been solved with less moves and no rotation ;) Starting from with the corner on top of that edge: U R' F R F' R' U' R


Yeah, so basically, work on center efficiency a lot. The rest looked fine to me.
 
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