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How to be sub 20

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the number one thing you should try and do is just work on efficiency. It is tough to get sub 20 when you are averaging 100 moves or so per solve so watch lazer monkey's video on f21 cases done efficiently. You also have to learn how to drill ll algs. I would try and get most plls sub 2, and all of them sub 2.5. Don't worry so much about full oll, and focus on getting sub 1 execution on all the cross cases, and implement all the easy one like the t cases. Besides the one with headlights in the front this should be easy. combining that with the time it takes you to get to a cross case, and pll, your ll should be sub 7. That leaves you with around 12-13 seconds for cross and f21. plan cross in inspection, and solve f21 efficiently and you are set. hopefully that helps.
Thanks, I'll watch the video you recommanded. My last layer really isn't that good, so I should probably practice that as well.
 

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If you want to find out what you need to improve at specifically than try this:
this is what percent of your solve time should be taken up by each step

cross: 10%
F2l: 60%
Oll:15%
Pll: 15%

this is just aproximate guidelines. I average 15 my f2l is pretty fast and my last layer takes up a lot
 
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Don't worry about WV that much. There are only a few cases worth learning. And don't learn Sune and Anti-Sune cases for COLL.
Got it, I don't think WV is that important for now, can probably help me later on but it prob won't be necessary for sub-20. For COLL, I learned 2 cases for the H OLL case ( the ones with two pieces of the same color next to each others) since they're quite easy.

If you want to find out what you need to improve at specifically than try this:
this is what percent of your solve time should be taken up by each step


F2l: 60%
Yeah I think F2L is probably the most important step of your solve since it's the longest part of your CFOP solve. I find mindblowing that top solvers can do F2L in under 5 seconds, it's incredible.
 
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samath

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I have been trying so hard in the past 6 months to get sub 20 average.
But i am still average about 21 to 23 secs.
Is there any use full tips on how to be sub 20?

i have pretty good f2l
ok cross
and my last layer sucks
i know 17 plls
and i dont know how much olls i know
my algs are a bit long




And my cube sucks
a super moded rubiks brand
(it is pretty smooth)
 
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Wish Lin

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I have been trying so hard in the past 6 months to get sub 20 average.
But i am still average about 21 to 23 secs.
Is there any use full tips on how to be sub 20?
Can you be more specific, like your f2l time ,how many OLL/PLL algs you know or something? A video will be the best.
 

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how to be sub 20?
You can answer your own question:

my last layer sucks
What do you mean by that ?
- If you lock up a lot, drill your algs
- If it takes time to find the right alg / you hesitate during its execution, drill your algs
- If it takes time recognising cases without AUFing for nothing, learn 2 side recognition (quite easy for OLL, a bit harder but doable for PLL)

i know 17 plls
Learn full PLL, it's not that hard

my algs are a bit long
Change them. There are plenty of great ressources out there, like algdb.net

my cube sucks
There are great cheap speedcubes. You might want to check out the "Which cube should I get ? Up to date recommendations" thread.
 
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