I think the main appeal for white solvers to do DC is that the brain is already used to filtering ROBG as F2L/Side colors so the brain is used to filtering out white or yellow to end up on UD so it’s easier on the brain to just flip the two over than get accustomed to those colors being on the side.people have talked about dual CN but I don't see how that's any easier than just doing full CN?
i wish i had been told to do it from the beginningI have always been color neutral. From the get go, I thought there was no reason to only use white. One of my best solves, a 12.89, was a one move red cross, which i would have not seen had I not been color neutral. I think it is the optimal way to solve.
This coming from the guy who did 10 CN ZZ solves in a row on 10 cubes with 10 different color schemes!?I'm not color neutral, but I'm not a single cross solver either. I practiced solving on white only for several years, and then decided that using one color wasn't the move, so I practiced all the other colors as well to the point that I can find and use good crosses on any color. However, if you were to pick a random color on the cube and said do an average of 25 with just that color, it would be slightly worse than my white cross avg of 25, so I don't call myself color neutral. I prefer to say I'm an All-Colors solver
Crazy what a pandemic does right?This coming from the guy who did 10 CN ZZ solves in a row on 10 cubes with 10 different color schemes!?
I have been color neutral since I started.
When i was trying to get faster with CFOP, I played around for a bit with white/yellow dual CN. Where you are constantly changing orientation in CFOP, I did not find that reverting to dual CN helped with my F2L pair pattern recognition much/at all.
So I went back to CN.
With the method(s) I use now, I'm honestly not skilled enough to start x2/y. I have a terrible time visualizing the block I need to build and can never find a good pair/block to start with (while staying x2/y).
I don't find that CN gives me much of a problem these days-- with pair recognition or anything else. Although once in a blue moon, I will join together a useless U layer pair.
It took me about 600 solves to return to my usual average when I decided to become color neutral. 100 for each side. My tips for making the switch:
1. Do it as soon as possible. I've been color neutral since I averaged 30s (now sub 17). The sooner the better, because you don't need to relearn things as much. That, and your skills will have more time to develop and lookahead will be much easier to build up.
2. Do an ao100 specifically on each cross color. I firmly believe that's all you need to have enough background practice on each side to be colour neutral. The fluidity will improve over time, but with this amount of practice you'll have enough to consistently be able to solve without any incorrect inserts. After these 600 solves, try doing completely colour neutral, color-specific averages.
3. Allow yourself infinite inspection until you feel comfortable. You have to choose from 6 crosses and then plan the cross you choose. It's a lot to do for 15 seconds from the get-go.
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