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FTO thread

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I haven't seen any FTO threads yet so I decided to start one.
In case you aren't aware face turning octahedron (aka FTO) is an extremely fun unofficial event that has been taking off recently. Hardware sucks, but the puzzle is a lot of fun to solve, and hopefully better hardware gets made in the near future. There has also been a #FTOforWCA push recently because it is very unique and would fit in very well as an event!


Some links:
cubicle buy link: https://www.thecubicle.com/products/lanlan-octahedron?_pos=1&_sid=86b83f87d&_ss=r
Tutorial:
Rankings: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Pr7vqSdNtTaGYwQzQMFEQ_NqujVAcZSn8E4ccpOGfJY/edit#gid=0
Weekly comp: http://bit.ly/ftoweekly
 
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I'm pretty new to FTO (PB is 5:08.25) and I'm wondering if lubing a lanlan FTO with Vaseline would be a good idea, since that's often what people recommend for Rubik's brand 3x3s since it eats away at the plastic. I would think the same principle would apply to the lanlan FTO, but I wasn't too sure.
 

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Just started to "speed" solve my (currently unmodified) FTO. I have a couple of questions: is there a random state scrambler/is the scrambler in CSTimer random state, do I scramble with green on F or red on F and is there a set of "algs" that are sledges/hedges for every L3T case?
 

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is there a random state scrambler/is the scrambler in CSTimer random state
No(t yet) and no.

do I scramble with green on F or red on F
Same as the other WCA puzzles. White (or the lightest colour) on top, with one corner pointing at you; green (or the darkest possible colour) in front, with one corner pointing up. (Note that U and F are not adjacent faces with Ben's notation. In SEE's current notation, the top face has a corner pointing away and the front face has a corner pointing down, and the U and F faces are adjacent.)

(I've never done FTO so I can't answer your last question.)
 

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Ok, thanks for that! I really should learn to code. I should this year at university, then (if someone hasn't beaten me to it) I could code one.
That's the way I've been scrambling too, so that's good.
 
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