# [Help Thread]Cubing Critiques and Help

#### Prahaas123

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I use CFOP and average around 42 seconds.
my averages are Cross: 9 seconds, F2L: 20 seconds, OLL(2-look): 7 seconds and PLL(1-look): 8 seconds.

Please someone help me get to at least sub-20.

[Also, someone please tell me a good magnetic cube under $10] #### Nmile7300 ##### Member Can I join? I average 10 on 3x3 and can give some advice on other events as well. Also, can SM Cubing help me get sub 20 on OH? I average about 24 My main other events are Pyraminx and Skewb, on which I average 3.5 and 5 respectively, so PetrusQuber might want to add that. Last edited: #### PetrusQuber ##### Member I use CFOP and average around 42 seconds. my averages are Cross: 9 seconds, F2L: 20 seconds, OLL(2-look): 7 seconds and PLL(1-look): 8 seconds. Please someone help me get to at least sub-20. [Also, someone please tell me a good magnetic cube under$10]
I hear the Yuxin Little Magic M is good. Also, you should really work on your LL. A single alg shouldn't take you 8 seconds. I can do some of mine in less than 2. So drill the algs/get better ones/drill algs more. Work on inspecting the whole cross, and practise F2L a LOT, like know all the cases, make sure they're
stuck in your mind and muscle memory. Once thats complete, train your lookahead-while executing the alg for a pair, look for the next one.

#### Prahaas123

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I hear the Yuxin Little Magic M is good. Also, you should really work on your LL. A single alg shouldn't take you 8 seconds. I can do some of mine in less than 2. So drill the algs/get better ones/drill algs more. Work on inspecting the whole cross, and practise F2L a LOT, like know all the cases, make sure they're
stuck in your mind and muscle memory. Once thats complete, train your lookahead-while executing the alg for a pair, look for the next one.
Ok thanks. And also, how fast should I be able to do F2L before I start lookahead?

#### Skittleskp

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I hear the Yuxin Little Magic M is good. Also, you should really work on your LL. A single alg shouldn't take you 8 seconds. I can do some of mine in less than 2. So drill the algs/get better ones/drill algs more. Work on inspecting the whole cross, and practise F2L a LOT, like know all the cases, make sure they're
stuck in your mind and muscle memory. Once thats complete, train your lookahead-while executing the alg for a pair, look for the next one.
last layer isn't just algs... recognition is key and one of the most time consuming parts

#### GAN 356 X

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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...
Jperms alg sheet is great.

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#### Nmile7300

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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...
I would recommend not learning them as algorithms but from Lazermonkey's video "All F2L algorithms explained intuitively".
Algs aren't always best for F2L.

#### NathanaelCubes

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I can help with Roux and CFOP. I average sub-11 with Roux, and sub-15 with CFOP with 2 look OLL.

#### Atomixcc

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Petresquber thank you for making this thread. I have had a look into roux and would like to learn it. Take in mind I know almost nothing about cubing and can only do the beginners method. I'm a nub

#### jo1215

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You can add me if you want, I'm sub 10 cfop, sub 13 roux, sub 16 cfop oh, sub 18 roux oh

#### Atomixcc

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can some one do a couple of step by step beginner roux solves and explain what each step does? i have been spending all my spare time watching vids like some from Kian Mansour but i just can't be bothered watching the vids especially because i very rarely get screen time.

#### GAN 356 X

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Could someone do a few intermediate CFOP walkthrough solves? You can also add me to the list as I average around 22 seconds on 3x3. I could help with 2x2 which I average 6-7.5 on

#### BlastKracken7

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if I could help that could be great. I am almost sub 20 for average of 5. basically all my solves are 20s.
will post an example solve in a bit. I use CFOP (for now)

Edit 1: here is the example solve:
Scramble: L2 R U2 L' B2 L' B2 R2 U2 B2 F' U F' U' R' B' R2 D R F'
D R' U2 F D2 R' L //cross
y' U R U R' U' L' U L //F2L 1
U2 R U R' //F2L 2
y2 L' U L U R U R' U R U' R' //F2l 3
y' R U2 R' y' R' U2 R U2 y2 L' U' L U y' R U' R' y L' U L //VHLS
l U' R' D R U R' D' x //OLL
U R U R' F' R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R' //PLL

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#### PetrusQuber

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can some one do a couple of step by step beginner roux solves and explain what each step does? i have been spending all my spare time watching vids like some from Kian Mansour but i just can't be bothered watching the vids especially because i very rarely get screen time.
Try pming a rouxer for help. People won’t check this thread every day, so it’s best to alert them. I can’t cos I dunno how to do Roux‘s LSE and the ‘proper block building technique.

what is pming?

#### AbsoRuud

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PM = Private Message, otherwise known as DM or Direct Message.

There is a thread on Roux example solves on this forum. Try finding that one.

#### PetrusQuber

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what is pming?
As absoruud said. You can do this by clicking the envelope button next to the alerts one at the top, and click start new conversation. You can open this conversation up to people of your choice.
Name kept autocorreating.

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#### GenTheThief

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I feel like doing a couple of example solves (credentials: 11 ZZ 2H and 15 OH ZZ). I don't particularly want to be registered on the list, I might pop in and see whats up though.

U' F U2 B D2 R2 D2 R2 F R2 B' L2 F' D' R U L D U L'

x2 // Inspection
L' U Lw U Lw' D' // EOLine
U R' U2 R' U' R U' R // RF
L' D' L U' L' U L U L' U' D L' U L // L
R U2 R' U' R // RB
U2 R' F' R U2 R U2 R' F U' R U' R' // COLL
U M2' U M U2 M' U M2' U // EPLL

55 STM
Good solve; LL dragged the movecount up a bit, but they're good cases they wouldn't be significantly slower

R' U2 B L F' R B U2 F2 R2 U B2 R2 D R2 L2 U2 R2 U' R F2

x' z // Inspection
U' R z' F' D' x' R D' (Rw x') D' // EOArrow + Two Bad Orange Pairs
U' R' U' R' z U' R' U2 D' R2 U' z' // L
U2 R' U R U' R' U2' R' U' R U2 R // R
R' U' R U' R' U R U' R' U2' R U' // ZBLL

42 HTM
Also a good solve; The F2L worked out really nicely and you can't complain about getting 2GLLs

Also, while I totally understand the point of this thread, I think it's more effective to have more specialized attention given in the established, method-specific threads.

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#### RyanP12

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I’ll help. I’m sub 16 with CFOP, sub 21 with Roux, and I can do ZZ pretty efficiently, but because of my terrible EO with time constraint of inspection, sub 35 with ZZ.