# How many methods do you know?

## How many different methods do you know?

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• Total voters
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#### 2180161

##### Member
Sorry if this is in the wrong spot, or if it has already been created. Anyway, I was wondering about how many methods you guys know. Personally, I know 8, and was wondering what you guys know. Please list all of your methods after the poll, so others can also see what other methods there are that they could try! Also list what your main is!
i.e.: The methods I know are LBL, CFOP, ZZ, Roux, Belt, and then two of my methods I made, and were told they were horrible. My main is CFOP.

#### Kirjava

##### Colourful
Too many to list.

#### AlphaSheep

##### Member
My main is ZZ, but I also know CFOP, Roux, Petrus, Nourse and Ortega 3x3. So that's 6 methods.

#### 2180161

##### Member
Nourse? could you link to a tutorial?

#### MrMan

##### Member
For the moment I only know CFOP LBL and ZZ but I'm planning on learning Petrus Roux and some more ! Also even if I have better time with CFOP for now, my main is ZZ.

#### mDiPalma

##### Member
Pretty sure most of us "know" all the basic methods. I think a better question would be: "which methods are you sub-20 with?"

I have sub-20 global averages for CFOP, CFCE, Petrus, Roux, Heise, Snyder, PCMS (unfortunately), LBL, the sexy method, and all of the reducible ZZ variants.

I'm barely sup-20 with Guimond and that gay pikachu method, or whatever u call it

#### Matt11111

##### Member
LBL, CFOP, and 2 methods I made that basically only change how you make the F2L, and both methods are pretty sucky. I use CFOP. Don't call it Fridrich.

#### irontwig

##### Member
Depends how you count. Three or more: (U layer last (CFOP, Petrus, ZZ, etc.), M slice last (Roux, sammich, etc.), edges first (direct solve, EO first, Heise, etc.).

#### Randomno

##### Banned
Pretty sure most of us "know" all the basic methods. I think a better question would be: "which methods are you sub-20 with?"

I have sub-20 global averages for CFOP, CFCE, Petrus, Roux, Heise, Snyder, PCMS (unfortunately), LBL, the sexy method, and all of the reducible ZZ variants.

I'm barely sup-20 with Guimond and that gay pikachu method, or whatever u call it

No, because I've known CFOP for over a year and I'm not sub 20. Sub 40 is better.

Nourse? could you link to a tutorial?

Nourse is inefficient and sucks.

#### mDiPalma

##### Member
No, because I've known CFOP for over a year and I'm not sub 20. Sub 40 is better.

It's arguable that one does not truly KNOW a method until one can sub-20 it.

#### Randomno

##### Banned
It's arguable that one does not truly KNOW a method until one can sub-20 it.

I know Cross, F2L, 2 look OLL and 2 look PLL.

#### tseitsei

##### Member
Also someone could say you don't "know" CFOP since you don't know full OLL and full PLL...

#### Randomno

##### Banned
Also someone could say you don't "know" CFOP since you don't know full OLL and full PLL...

CFOP is not full OLL and PLL necessarily.

#### tseitsei

##### Member
CFOP is not full OLL and PLL necessarily.

Well that depends how one wants to define it...

I could define CFOP with 4-look last layer to be CFOeOcPcPe for example (cross, F2L, Orient edges, Orient corners, Permute corners, Permute edges).

It's also not that clear what counts as a different method. Is CFCE really that different method than CFOP? How about all the different variations of ZZ-method? How about CFOP with edge control and WV? Or CFOP with edge control and ZBLL?

#### rybaby

##### Member
Roux (main)
ZZ
Petrus
CFOP (don't know all OLLs)
Heise (kind of)
LBL + Keyhole LBL
Edges First (there's not much to know here)

And corners-first variants:
Varasano (the original Ortega)
CLL
Waterman

#### Randomno

##### Banned
It's also not that clear what counts as a different method. Is CFCE really that different method than CFOP? How about all the different variations of ZZ-method? How about CFOP with edge control and WV? Or CFOP with edge control and ZBLL?

It should really be called CFL.

#### TDM

##### Member
I know too many... I have a link to a list of ones I'm sub-20 with in my sig, with what I average with them. I could probably get sub-20 with some more (e.g. Petrus) if I tried... also I haven't tried CFCE before, but I'd probably be sub-20 with that too.

I have sub-20 global averages for CFOP, CFCE, Petrus, Roux, Heise, Snyder, PCMS (unfortunately), LBL, the sexy method, and all of the reducible ZZ variants.
I have a bit more practising to do.
Why do you not like PCMS?

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