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Skewb_Cube

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he might have used fingertricks to get faster
But, he's saying that now he's slower. And as I mentioned before, he probably talks about using mostly the 41 algs because people tend to be a bit slower when applying new things. So he just need practice and maybe see the concepts and things I mentioned above, but of course, other people probably have a better answer for this.
 

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I usually time each of my inserts, and can insert each in 1-2 seconds, +pauses. I average 15-17, 2 seconds for cross, around 7-8 seconds for f2l, and the rest for last layer(3lll)
 

AlmogIL

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Ok, but first, read before posting because this is a bit confusing to read.

And what do you mean with advanced F2L? Do you mean that you use unsolved slots to pair up pieces, insert pieces from different angles, and have efficient solutions. Or you mean just using algs for F2L?
i mean i use alg
but i still do cube rotations
cuz even if i know the cases i need to rotate to insert sometimes or rotate to empty slot for pair up peaces...
 

Skewb_Cube

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i mean i use alg
but i still do cube rotations
cuz even if i know the cases i need to rotate to insert sometimes or rotate to empty slot for pair up peaces...
It's ok to rotate for that, but not too much, and because I'm not an expert or I don't know how to explain it well, here are some links for videos of more experienced people.

Also check this guide from @Zubin Park: https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/help-for-cubers-who-want-to-beat-sub-x-cfop-giveaway-in-progress.77867/

 

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I've been struggling to improve at f2l,I average 12-13 seconds on it and I practice slow solves often.Are there any good resources, tips, or techniques for me to use/train with?
 

hexacuber

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1. Slow solves are good, but remember: the point of slow solves is to help pratice lookahead and efficiency. With practice you will be able to do F2L sub 10 with slow turning.
2. Make sure you can comfortably solve F2L cases not only on the front right, but also the front left and the back two slots. Most of the time you will just mirror the alg you use for FR slot, but you can also learn other algs to solve into other slots.
3. Look through http://www.speedcubedb.com/a/3x3/F2L to help optimize your standard F2L algs
4. and http://www.speedcubedb.com/a/3x3/AdvancedF2L for advanced F2L algs
5. My final tip probably will be the most helpful. Practice just F2L. On CStimer you can select 3x3 > cross solved, which gives scrambles where the cross is solved. Time your F2L. Practice this just as much as you practice normal solves. I did a similar drill for cross+1 (my weakness) and my cross+1 dropped by an entire second.

I hope this helps, good luck!
 
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