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[Help Thread] Cubing Critiques and Help

PetrusQuber

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So as a request from @Atomixcc, I have started a cubing classroom thing on this thread. So anybody who wants tips and stuff, critiques, help on what to do next, this is the place. You can also pm for one on ones. Anybody can ask for help here, and anybody in this list can respond.
PetrusQuber -sub 30, Petrus
Triangles_are_cubers - 20 to 30, Roux
Dylan Swarts -sub 14, CFOP
Cubingcubecuber- sub 14.5, CFOP, sub 20, ZZ, Roux, Petrus
SM cubing -sub 19 OH
PingPong Cuber -sub 20, CFOP
Cubinwitdapizza -sub 17, ZZ
Liam Wadek -sub 13.5, CFOP
Nmile7300 -sub 11, sub 25 OH
ImmolatedMarmoset -sub 16, Roux
NathanaelCubes -sub 11, Roux, sub 15
CFOP
jo1215 -sub 10 CFOP, sub 13 Roux, sub 16 CFOP OH, sub 18 Roux OH
Gan 356 X -sub 23 CFOP, sub 7 2x2
BlastKracken7 -sub 20 CFOP
RyanP12 -sub 16 CFOP, sub 21 Roux, efficient ZZ, sub 35 tho
Owen Morrison -sub 10.5, CFOP
Ask if you want to join. By the way, as long as you’re slower than one of them, you can always ask for help!
 
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PetrusQuber

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Beginner's method solve:
Scramble: R2 U F B2 R' L2 D2 F' R D B' L2 F2 B2 R2 D F' White top Green front
z2 y'//inspection now

L' B U' F2 B' R B U' L2// White cross

U2 R U R' L' U2 L U L' U' L U y' L' U2 L U L' U' L//Corners (the F2L pair was staring me right in the face, but I was like nuh uh, true beginner's method!)

U y' L U L U L U' L' U' L' y U' R' U' R' U' R' U R U R L U L U L U' L' U' L' y U' R' U' R' U' R' U R U R

F U R U' R' F'//Edge OLL

U R U R' U R U2 R' U' L' U' L U' L' U2 L//Corner OLL

U2 x R' U R' D2 R U' R' D2 R2 x'//Corner PLL
U R2 U R U R' U' R' U' R' U R'//Edge PLL

Algorithms: Corner insert - R U R'/R U2 R' U' R U R' with mirrors. White colour sideways, white colour on top, respectively. Corner at UFR
F2L edge insert: R' U' R' U' R' U R U R with the mirror. Match the side colour to it's centre, look which way it has to go in, then hold the cube so the way it goes in is facing towards you.
Edge OLL: F U R U' R' F' (quarter cross, in the top left if U face becomes F face.)
F R U R' U' F' (line, make sure it's horizontal if U face becomes F face.)
Corner OLL: R U R' U R U2 R' with the mirror. This alg twists 3 corners clockwise (as if the clock is on a 45 degree angle , cutting through the corner.) The mirror twists anti clockwise. You'll have to figure out how to use the alg on your own, since there are 7 cases, which I cannot explain. It twists every corner except the bottom left one, as if the U face is the F face.
Corner PLl: x R' U R' D2 R U' R' D2 R2 put the headlights (pair of corners on one side which have the same colour) at the back and execute. If there aren't any, do it and one will appear.
Edge PLL: R2 U R U R' U' R' U' R' U R' (clockwise) , R U' R U R U R U' R' U' R2 Bar at back.
If there isn't one, do the alg anyway and one will appear.
 
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Dylan Swarts

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yeah sure np.
Scramble: R2 U F B2 R' L2 D2 F' R D B' L2 F2 B2 R2 D F' (same one as beginner's)
inspection: z2 y'

U r' U r U L F' L' U R2 D// cross (sorry this is bad)
R U R' U' R' U2 R U R' U2 R// 1st pair
D L' U L D'//2nd pair
y' R U R'//3rd pair
U2 R U2 R' U' R U R'//4th pair
U2 r U r' R U R' U' r U' r'//OLL
U' x' R U' R' D R U R' D' R U R' D R U' R' D'//PLL
66 moves.
Realizing how inefficient I am
 

PetrusQuber

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I can help
I’m sub 14.5 CFOP, Sub 20 Petrus, ZZ, and Roux

I also know some subsets such as COLL, OELLCP, and VHLS. I am going to learn ELL and WV.
Could you maybe do a ZZ example solve?
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Lol, the only thing we're missing is a bunch of people who actually want help.
I guess maybe I should start.
ill help with the best event, OH
Maybe you could give me some tips on how to OH efficiently? Is there a particular method that OH is suited for? Or can I just use Petrus? Also what method do you use?
 
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Or can I just use Petrus?
Use ZZ
Or you could just use Petrus...:D

Could you maybe do a ZZ example solve?
B D' B U2 F2 B' R L2 B' U F2 L2 F2 U R2 D' F2 R2 U' F2

EOLine: z2 U B R’ F’ R F D’ L’ D
ZZF2L: U’ L U L’ U2 R U L’ U’ L U2 R U’ R’ U R U’ R’ U’ R’ U’ R U2 R’ U’ R U2 S U2 S’
COLL: U’ F R U R’ U’ R U R’ U’ R U R’ U’ F’
EPLL: M2 U M2 U M’ U2 M2 U2 M’ U’

64 Moves if I counted right
Terrible ZZF2L efficiency
 

SM cubing

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PetrusQuber you can use petrus if you can find good fingertricks for 2x2x3. I currently use CFOP and average around 17 seconds OH. Im planning on switching to ZZ, or atleast getting comfortable to the point where ill switch if i want to. If you want the best method however, use roux.
 

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Can anyone link me to a good F2L alg website? Preferably easy to see what algs are the best, and only 1/2 algs for each case. My F2L solutions are really really inefficient, and I probably should start learning the 41 basic cases or whatever it is...
 
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I’m willing to help. I use ZZ and i am sub 18.5 (sorry for being precise it makes me prouder of myself). I know most
COLL’s (almost no Sune or anti Sune ones) and a few ZBLL’s.

I will go ahead and do a ZZ example solve.

Scramble: F L' U' R2 D2 F2 D B2 D' B2 F2 U' R2 U B F L' R B' F2 U
inspection: Z2 Y2
EO Line: B U L R F D L’ D’
ZZ F2L: U R U’ R’ U2 R’ U2 R L’ U’ L R’ U R U2 R’ U R’ U L U2 L’ U2 L U’ L’
COLL: F U R U’ R’ U R U2 R’ U’ R U R’ F’
EPLL: U M2 U’ M U2 M’ U’ M2

56 moves
 
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