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[Help Thread] Help!!!

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Help !! I need your feedback and some help

I just got my first Sub-30 i usually avg 35-40 seconds

I need some f2l tips i take abt 25 seconds for f2l and abt 5 seconds for oll and pll. I look for pieces all around the cube and do lots of cube rotations.How do i reduce this??
Pls HELP

And i am trying to learn pll. Any Perms I need to learn first?? ( I know H, Z ,Ua,Ub)
 

PetrusQuber

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Make sure you now know all F2L algorithms. If you learnt them intuitively, check them up with a good resource and switch out any sub optimal ones. Then practise the algs. As soon as you see a case, you should be able to execute the algorithm for it smoothly. Remember not to get tunnel vision (where you just see a pair and instantly do it instead of checking for any better ones), try not to rotate too much, solve the BLD pair first so there are no blind spots afterwards, and remain calm during a solve. While executing an algorithm, start looking for the next pair - if you know the alg well enough you should be able to do it blindfolded, and so you have no need to look there, and should be preparing for the next pair.
If you’re including cross, make sure that’s less than 8 moves consistently, plan it out in inspection, and lookahead into first pair
 

Kevin1958

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I always position the 1st corner piece I notice on the top with any white on it (assuming you start with a white cross) to the top left position, then I position its associated edge to the middle right position. There are various ways to achieve this but its pretty intuitive. Its then easy to solve for any case depending whether the white edge is facing towards you, to the left or to the top. After mastering this you will find a few shortcuts - particularly for when the white edge faces upwards.
 
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