About 15 moves less.I honestly don't think Roux, ZZ, and Petrus are that much lower than CFOP. only a tiny bit, but CFOP is easier to fingertrick which could also be easier for older cubers.
I highly recommend you attend a competition and luckily for you there is a comp in Bristol in September so you wouldn't even have to travel. https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/competitions/BristolOpen2020
Not usually anybody of that age but always some 40+, especially when I attendEntering a competition sounds great but I will be 62 by then. I'm guessing they don't get many entrants that old?
Sure, can't hurt!Also - I see there is a bit of discussion about turning speed - is it worth me posting a video showing a couple of typical solves to get some feedback on my technique?
Hi guys - my name is Kevin, I'm 61 years old and I live in Bristol, England.
I completely missed out on the Rubik's cube craze in the 80's but I'm making up for it now I remember a few friends back then having cubes but I never tried one. Fast forward a few decades and my 39 year old daughter buys me a Rubik's brand cube for Christmas 2018 which stays in its box until she opens it and solves it herself in May 2019 after many hours of studying the enclosed instructions.
So that was it! I couldn't let her beat me, so I secretly spent the next few weeks studying loads of YouTube videos to memorise the beginners method and in June demonstrated my new skills to her with a time of 2 minutes 43 seconds which I've been obsessively trying to lower ever since.
I now use a GAN356X with CFOP (2 look OLL and 2 look PLL) and my current single solve PB is 29.35 although I concentrate on lowering my 10 consecutive solves average PB which currently stands at 41.35
My next goal is to capture a single sub 30 on video but having only managed that once in over 20,000 attempts that could take a while. My ultimate goal is a sub 30 average for 10 consecutive solves.
I know these times will be ridiculously easy for many of you - and I don't want to make excuses - BUT - age definitely takes its toll. For instance, I can't run or play squash (or do pretty much anything) like I used to. My 61 year old brain is nowhere near as sharp as it was and these fingers don't move anything like they used to but I'm sure another single sub 30 will come along one day and maybe that sub 30 average for 10 consecutive solves wont be far behind?
This chart shows my single solve PB progression to date:
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Thanks for reading.
21 algorithms including mirrors. So the mirror images would count as two.Ive just been checking.
So - once I complete my 1st look PLL there are 4 possible 2nd look Algorithms to completely solve the cube (although 2 are mirror images). So I know 3 (or 4 if the mirror image algorithms count as 2) which makes the prospeft of learning full PLL slightly less daunting
Interesting strategies. When I started cubing I would create songs to learn algs.Does anybody else use numbers to remember the algorithms?
For my 2 x 2nd look PLL algorithms which involve U & M moves I just remember 11-21-21-122 U’ & 21-22-212 instead of M U M2 U etc....
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