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DNF_Cuber

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5x5 scramble that on 4x4 the entire LL was just both parities
1. 54.03 U' R' Uw Fw' L2 Fw' D Uw' Bw2 R2 F' Dw F' L2 Lw2 R2 Rw' Fw L R F Uw2 Rw2 Dw' R2 Dw2 Bw2 U' D Uw' R' F Lw2 Uw' U F' L2 Lw' Fw' Rw' Lw' U2 L' Fw' Bw2 R Lw' B F' Fw' D Bw R L2 B Bw2 Fw' F Lw2 F
 
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My first sub 12 in a while.

Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-03-30
single: 11.86

Time List: 1. 11.86 F2 R2 B2 D' L2 D B2 R2 B L F U' L' F D L2 U' L' U

/* Scramble */
F2 R2 B2 D' L2 D B2 R2 B L F U' L' F D L2 U' L' U

/* Solve */
y //inspection
D' R2 U R //xxcross
L U' L' F U F' //3rd and 4th pairs
U F U R U' R' F' U' R2 D' R U2 R' D R U2 R //OLL
U2 R2 F2 R U2 R U2 R' F R U R' U' R' F R2 U' //PLL

// View at alg.cubing.net


10 move F2L, pretty decent LL.
I've forgotten the OLL for the case. Hence the 2 look.

this scramble was given by someone on discord
 

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My first sub 12 in a while.

Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-03-30
single: 11.86

Time List: 1. 11.86 F2 R2 B2 D' L2 D B2 R2 B L F U' L' F D L2 U' L' U

/* Scramble */
F2 R2 B2 D' L2 D B2 R2 B L F U' L' F D L2 U' L' U

/* Solve */
y //inspection
D' R2 U R //xxcross
L U' L' F U F' //3rd and 4th pairs
U F U R U' R' F' U' R2 D' R U2 R' D R U2 R //OLL
U2 R2 F2 R U2 R U2 R' F R U R' U' R' F R2 U' //PLL

// View at alg.cubing.net


10 move F2L, pretty decent LL.
I've forgotten the OLL for the case. Hence the 2 look.

this scramble was given by someone on discord
that is some scramble. I got a 6.80
 

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1. F B' U2 L D F D2 L' F2 R2 D2 L2 F D2 F R2 F' L2 B

2. B D R B2 R2 F2 U L2 B2 U2 F2 U’ R’ B U L’ B L U’

3. B2 U R B2 L2 F2 L D2 R U2 L' F2 R D2 F L' U' R' B R' U'

In #1 you have the orange cross done (just need to align it) and before aligning it you can insert the green-yellow edge to do an xcross. In #2 you have the orange cross completely done plus an already made F2L pair. And in #3 you have an easy green cross plus an already made F2L pair.
 
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R B2 D2 L2 B2 D2 F' L2 F2 L2 D2 B U B2 R' F R F2 L' B2 (I AM SUB 15)
RECONSTRUCTION
x2 y' // inspection
R U L U' y R' U R D2 F' // xx cross
U L' R U' R' L // 3rd pair
U' L' U2 L U L' U2 L // 4th pair
U R U R' U R' F R2 U R' U' F' // ollcp
U' M2 U' M U2 M' U' M2 // pll

TIME- 5.91
MOVES- 43
TPS- 7.27
ROTATIONS- 1
 

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

CFOP, 45 STM

z y // Inspection
R' U R' F // Cross
R U' R' y R U R2' U' R // 1st + 2nd pair
L U L' // 3rd pair
U' L' U L2 F' L' F // 4th pair
U' r U R' U R U' R' U R U2 r' // OLL 54
U' x R2 D2 R U R' D2 R U' R x' // PLL Ab Perm
U2 // AUF

Best scramble/solve I've had in a while
Super easy cross w/ easy first three pairs with a relatively easy fourth pair
Nice OLL into a nice PLL, too!
 
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teh yoshi

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Soooo this just happened to me:

B2 R U2 D2 B R2 U L B' U D' R' F2 U2 L2 F2 R F2 L'

z y' // inspection
R' F L u // cross (4)
U R U' R' U' R U' R' U R U' R' // 1st pair (12)
U L' U' L U2 y' R U' R' // 2nd pair (8)
z // psyche, totally meant to do green cross
F' R U R' U' R' F R // 4th pair (8)
F R' F' R U2 R U' R' U R U2' R' // OLL 47
U' x R2 D2 R U R' D2 R U' R x' // PLL Ab Perm

For the record, I average like sub-22 or whatever.
 

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Hi Forum,

So I have been attempting this scramble over 30 times now, in an attempt to record a sub-10 solve. With white cross being 2 moves away from solved, I tried everything I can think of with my knowledge to get a good solve.

I want to know if anyone here can show me a faster solve time on this scramble and how you did it.

For the F2L I didn't know how to do it without using all those rotations, and my OLL I use the right-hand friendly alg but it also has a rotation and a terrible regrip.

Below is a link to my solve on YouTube (60fps so when you slow it down it's not so blurry) and my reconstructed solve written down. I wish the faster cubers like J Perm, Cube For Speed, and Max Park for example, recorded their solves in higher than 60fps so I can clearly watch whats happening.

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

x2 // inspection
D2 R' // cross
U' L' U L y' L U2 L' // 1st pair (RED GREEN)
R U' R2' U R // 2nd pair (RED BLUE)
y' R' U2' R y U' R U R' // 3rd pair (BLUE ORANGE)
y' U' R U R' y U L' U' L // 4th pair (ORANGE GREEN)
U', OLL 36 // OLL 36
A perm // A perm
U2 // AUF

PB: 9.753
 
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Hi Forum,

So I have been attempting this scramble over 30 times now, in an attempt to record a sub-10 solve. With white cross being 2 moves away from solved, I tried everything I can think of with my knowledge to get a good solve.

I want to know if anyone here can show me a faster solve time on this scramble and how you did it.

For the F2L I didn't know how to do it without using all those rotations, and my OLL I use the right-hand friendly alg but it also has a rotation and a terrible regrip.

Below is a link to my solve on YouTube (60fps so when you slow it down it's not so blurry) and my reconstructed solve written down. I wish the faster cubers like J Perm, Cube For Speed, and Max Park for example, recorded their solves in higher than 60fps so I can clearly watch whats happening.

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

x2 // inspection
D2 R' // cross
U' L' U L y' L U2 L' // 1st pair (RED GREEN)
R U' R2' U R // 2nd pair (RED BLUE)
y' R' U2' R y U' R U R' // 3rd pair (BLUE ORANGE)
y' U' R U R' y U L' U' L // 4th pair (ORANGE GREEN)
U', OLL 36 // OLL 36
A perm // A perm
U2 // AUF

PB: 9.753
I don't this is a very lucky scramble, since after the cross, two f2l edges are flipped which is really bad and the other two corners are slotted. Also, the last layer has nothing exceptional. Maybe the reason your solve was so smooth is because you did it over and over again, giving you familiarity with the scramble. But when I did it, I got my normal times.
 

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Are you trying to fake a solve? If not, then here is my solution after pondering for 5 minutes

x2 // inspection
D2 R' // Cross (2)
U R' U2 R2 U' R' // 1st pair (6)
U L' U' L y U' L U L' // 2nd pair (8)
U R' F R F' R U' R' // 3rd pair (8)
y R' F R F' R U' R' // 4th pair (7)
U' r U R' U R' F R F' R U2' r' // OLLCP 11
Whatever Z perm you want
AUF

It is easy to fingertrick, so it might be faster.
 

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I don't this is a very lucky scramble, since after the cross, two f2l edges are flipped which is really bad and the other two corners are slotted. Also, the last layer has nothing exceptional. Maybe the reason your solve was so smooth is because you did it over and over again, giving you familiarity with the scramble. But when I did it, I got my normal times.
Right? It is just pretty unlucky after the cross right? I was wondering if changing the cross solution in any way would position the F2Ls in a nicer spot? Or if being color neutral would have produced a faster time?

Are you trying to fake a solve? If not, then here is my solution after pondering for 5 minutes

x2 // inspection
D2 R' // Cross (2)
U R' U2 R2 U' R' // 1st pair (6)
U L' U' L y U' L U L' // 2nd pair (8)
U R' F R F' R U' R' // 3rd pair (8)
y R' F R F' R U' R' // 4th pair (7)
U' r U R' U R' F R F' R U2' r' // OLLCP 11
Whatever Z perm you want
AUF

It is easy to fingertrick, so it might be faster.
I will attempt to beat my 9.xxx sec solve using your solution. Man, I really gotta learn some OLLCPs. It just seems so intimidating. Also I'm not really sure what is the difference between EPLL COLL Winter Variation, Brooks Last Edge, etc.
 

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I will attempt to beat my 9.xxx sec solve using your solution. Man, I really gotta learn some OLLCPs. It just seems so intimidating. Also I'm not really sure what is the difference between EPLL COLL Winter Variation, Brooks Last Edge, etc.
EPLL contains the PLL cases that only affect edges, like H, Ua, Ub, and Z. COLL is where you solve the last layer corners (Doesn't affect last layer edges when oriented). Winter Variation is where you insert the last pair using R U' R' and orient all the last layer corners along with it. Brooks Last Edge is another subset of OLS, where you solve OLL when solving the last pair.
 
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Just a casual GODLY 4x4 scramble: B R' L F D F U2 F U' L2 U2 F L2 U2 B L2 B' D2 B L2 Uw2 R Fw2 Uw2 U2 B' Uw2 B Uw2 R B2 D2 F' U F' Uw' R' D Rw Fw Uw' Fw Rw' L Uw2.

I got a 1:12 on it and it probably could have been sub 1:05 if I didn't mess up in like 5 places from nerves
 

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

while solving I gave up on doing it fast quite quickly and just tried finding an efficient solution, 4th was pretty trash

x' y' // inspection
B' R2 F U R // 3 edges + 2
y' U L U F2 L' // 4th edge + 3rd (most time taken here)
y' U L' U2 L U' F U F' // 4th
U R' U' F U R U' R' F' R // OLL
M2 U M U2 M' U M2 // PLL
U // AUF, 15 sec-ish

in the heat of the moment I killed the 4th pair for myself; feel free to find a better 4th pair + LL or maybe some other cross colour can have more potential idk

bonus: got this scramble a bit later
U2 F2 U' L2 U F2 U2 L2 U' L2 U2 L' U' F L' F2 L2 B' R U

U' R' U D' B // xxcross
y' R U R' U' f' L' f // 3rd
R U R' U' R U R' // 4th
U R' F R U R' U' F' U R // OLL
U R2' u R' U R' U' R u' R2 y' R' U R // PLL
U2 // AUF
 
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