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[Help Thread] Big Cube Discussion (5x5 / 6x6 / 7x7 / etc)

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Yau for 4x4 is different than Yau5, and you can use Yau4 on 5x5+. However, most people either use reduction for 5x5+ or Yau5. Jayden McNeil made a video about why he thinks Yau4 is better than Yau5 for big cubes, but don't automatically assume what he says is correct. Try out all three (Yau4, Yau5, and Reduction) and decide what's best for you
 

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I would say the most important part is to use yau! I think that yau is the best method especially for 4x4, I am in the middle of getting better at yau, and I know I will soon average sub 1 minute. Goodluck on your path!!!
 
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I would say the most important part is to use yau! I think that yau is the best method especially for 4x4, I am in the middle of getting better at yau, and I know I will soon average sub 1 minute. Goodluck on your path!!!
Definitely Use Yau for 4x4, Redux is slightly better than Yau for 5x5, but if you find Yau more fun, go ahead and use it. I would advise against using Yau for 6x6 and 7x7 and just use redux instead.
 

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12 things for getting better at big cubes are:

1: Do lots of solves.
2: Doing casual solves were you find out new ways to do things such as centers and edges.
3: Drill parity Algs.
4: Do lots of solves.
5: Make sure your turning is accurate.
6: For 4x4 and 6x6 make sure your centers are in the correct orientation.
7: Get good cubes and/or set them up well.
8: Try to reduce pauses.
9: Do lots of solves.
10: try to plan as much as possible in inspection
11: Maybe try hoya ;)
12: Did i mention do lots of solves?
 
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