# Hand for OH

#### jackolanternsoup

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I'm seriously very confused. Is everyone (almost) who does OH left handed or listen to Chris Hardwick on his site?

Are you guys lefties using your left hands or right handed people using your left hand?

I'm right handed and am starting OH and prefer using my dominant hand. Is that strange? I don't seem to have a problem mirroring my algs (because I'm so slow anyway) so wouldn't it be more advantageous to use one's dominant hand? Just wondering

#### Johannes91

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I'm right handed and am starting OH and prefer using my dominant hand. Is that strange?
I think it's very natural, not strange at all.

#### Lofty

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Use whatever hand you want.
I just happen to be a lefty if I was right handed I would probably be using that hand.

#### Dene

I'm technically right handed (at least, I write with my right hand) and I solve one-handed with my right hand.

#### alexc

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I'm technically right handed (at least, I write with my right hand) and I solve one-handed with my right hand.
That's weird, why? Do you mirror your algs to the left side to make the turns easier? I tried to mirror my algs to the left and use my right hand, but I found using my dominant hand awkward anyway.

#### Pi-Chan

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I'm also right handed and I am using my right hand for OH-Cubing.

I mirror all the algs I want to use, because they all seem to be made for Left-Cubers.

#### Dene

Alex: I can use either hand although I practise mostly with my right. I usually just do a rotation as most of my algorithms are mirrors if they can be anyway >.<

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#### hdskull

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I just want to use my left hand for something, so I solve with my left hand.

#### nicoJ

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I'm also right handed and I am using my right hand for OH-Cubing.

I mirror all the algs I want to use, because they all seem to be made for Left-Cubers.
no, they're made for right-handed cubers (with 2 hands, using right)
when you do OH if you use left you are capable to use the right layer very fast (with pinky, ring finger or index) as if it were your right hand

anyway, i don't know why i explain you this, i'm sure you knew it

#### Pi-Chan

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I don't get, what you mean, sorry ^^'
All the OH-Algorithms I found have maaany R's in it. The 2-Gen-Algs, I found, are with U and - RRRRR ^^

The normal Algorithms are made for right-handed cubers, That's easy to see, the left hand just have to hold the cube and maybe do a U'-Turn, but i meant the OH-Algs They are mostly made for Left-OH-Cubers, I think

#### jackolanternsoup

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you see I would've thought the majority of OHers would be right handed people who use their right hand so it's weird that most of the algs are full of R turns.. But that's not really a problem

#### Rama

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I am righthanded, but with cubing I am more a lefty, because my left hand 'feels' more flexible then the other.

I think you can easily mirror your algs, just by looking at the patterns of one alg.
If you are a beginner cuber then it it is even more easy, because when you learn a new alg you can immediatly learn it mirrored for OH(and 2H).

#### dChan

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Why does everyone talk about mirroring algorithms? I am right-hand dominat and I use my right hand for one-handed cubing AND I do not mirror my algorithms. I do them from positions that are better for one-handed finger tricks but I still do a bunch of R-turn heavy solves. I would consider myself a decent one-handed cuber so I'm sure my opinion counts a bit here. I'm no Lofty or Dzoan but, for me, right handed solving with right handed algorithms easy.

By the way, Dan Dzoan solves OH right-handed. It is very possible though, that he is a lefty but it is more likely that he is right handed.

#### Johannes91

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Why does everyone talk about mirroring algorithms?
I don't really understand it, either. Making half a z' is very quick and basically transforms UR-algs to UL-algs. I use both types of algs depending on the case and don't really have preference.

But I also think that mirroring is trivial, so even if you can't perform UR-algs quickly with your right hand, it's not a good reason to use left instead.

#### dChan

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@Johannes91: Exactly. I do agree, though, that you should learn to mirror algorithms on the spot because sometimes it will save you time as oppossed to doing an adjustment of the U-face. In general though I perform R as a U move and R' as an R' move(fingertrick). I never really have to completely transform all my algorithms into U-L moves though.

#### Mike Hughey

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The thing that caused me to start OH with my non-dominant hand (left hand) was that I first started it trying to juggle 2 balls while solving with the other hand. I'm MUCH better at juggling with my right hand than my left, and cubing wasn't as big of a difference, so I naturally used my left hand to solve with. After about a week of that, I found that my left hand was over a minute faster than my right hand when I tried just solving without juggling, and so I've used my left hand ever since. I suspect the algorithms I use are easier with my left hand anyway, but it was really the juggling thing that caused me to use my left hand in the first place.

#### qqwref

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For me it was pretty natural to use my left hand because that's the hand I hold the cube in when I'm solving. When I was just starting OH I was nowhere near being able to do 1 tps so it was much more important to be able to hold the cube consistently than to be able to turn it consistently, and I've just been using the left hand since. I still haven't really figured out how to hold or stabilize the cube successfully with my right hand only.

#### fanwuq

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I Oh with left hand. Both hands were about the same right from the beginning. I used right hand with z' at first because it seemed more natural. But now I use left because the view is easier and it won't tire out my hand for 2H.

#### rjohnson_8ball

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My left (non-dominant) hand has learned to twist the cube better because my dominant right hand is accustomed to simply holding/gripping things (cube/drink/pen/steering wheel/computer mouse).