#### Sajwo

##### Member

Today I learnt Columns First method and I think it at least as fast as CFOP or roux.

This is short summary of this method:

- Solve 4 F2L pairs.

- Orient last layer corners, (CO, 7 algs)

- Permute LL corners, (CP, 2 algs)

- Solve centres together with 2-3 first layer edges.

- Orient the remaining edges (EO, 5 or 9 cases depending on method)

- Permute last edges, one way is to solve the last one(s) to FL and use EPLL, another is to use Roux style and put RU-LU and then permute the M-slice.

So; 4 F2L pairs can be done much faster than in fridrich method, because we can also use M-slice moves, so slots can be done very very quickly. We've got also very often after scrambling the cube at least one slot done. In my opinion 4 F2L pairs can be done in average under 18 moves.

Next step is CO and CP on last layer. Right there we can learn all CLL, so we can done this step using only 1 algorithm. Then we solve the centers with 2-3 FL edges, which is trivial and requires a few moves. The last step is EOLL and EPLL. We can done this of course in 1 algorithm, using ELL. Summarizing: we've got 18 moves for 4 slots, about 8-10 moves for CLL, 8 for centers and Dedges and ~11 for ELL, which gives us under 50 moves in average. This method is very friendly for CFOP and Roux users. So please express an opinion what do you think about my idea.

ps; Such a thought occurred to me when I did my first sub20 solve( and this was after spent 2 hours with this method). I can't do CLL and ELL, I am lame at dedges and I split 4th step into two stages, and I can still do sub20 solve. here you've go my video:

This is short summary of this method:

- Solve 4 F2L pairs.

- Orient last layer corners, (CO, 7 algs)

- Permute LL corners, (CP, 2 algs)

- Solve centres together with 2-3 first layer edges.

- Orient the remaining edges (EO, 5 or 9 cases depending on method)

- Permute last edges, one way is to solve the last one(s) to FL and use EPLL, another is to use Roux style and put RU-LU and then permute the M-slice.

So; 4 F2L pairs can be done much faster than in fridrich method, because we can also use M-slice moves, so slots can be done very very quickly. We've got also very often after scrambling the cube at least one slot done. In my opinion 4 F2L pairs can be done in average under 18 moves.

Next step is CO and CP on last layer. Right there we can learn all CLL, so we can done this step using only 1 algorithm. Then we solve the centers with 2-3 FL edges, which is trivial and requires a few moves. The last step is EOLL and EPLL. We can done this of course in 1 algorithm, using ELL. Summarizing: we've got 18 moves for 4 slots, about 8-10 moves for CLL, 8 for centers and Dedges and ~11 for ELL, which gives us under 50 moves in average. This method is very friendly for CFOP and Roux users. So please express an opinion what do you think about my idea.

ps; Such a thought occurred to me when I did my first sub20 solve( and this was after spent 2 hours with this method). I can't do CLL and ELL, I am lame at dedges and I split 4th step into two stages, and I can still do sub20 solve. here you've go my video:

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