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Zeke_beke

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I average around 30 seconds and my pb is 21 seconds but I just can’t get sub 20 so I’m just seeing if anyone has tips or tricks I use cfop btw also if you couldn’t tell I’m talking about 3x3
 

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I average about 29s on 3x3. My pb is 19.9. One day I just sat down and did solves until I got a sub 20. I guess my tip would be do lots of solves in a row. Like a dozen solves or more. That way your hands are warmed up and ready.

Also, practicing cross is a good way to shave a second or two off of your time. At least for me
 

Zeke_beke

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Also, practicing cross is a good way to shave a second or two off of your time. At least for me
I average about 29s on 3x3. My pb is 19.9. One day I just sat down and did solves until I got a sub 20. I guess my tip would be do lots of solves in a row. Like a dozen solves or more. That way your hands are warmed up and ready.
Thanks I’m gonna try that
 

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I disagree learn intuitive F2L first then full PLL, I went from averaging 40 to about 23, by learning pll and making F2L more efficient. Also, all my sub 20 PBs are on an x-cross so I would highly recommend learning the basics because if you can pull one off it could help with your PB.
 

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I disagree learn intuitive F2L first then full PLL, I went from averaging 40 to about 23, by learning pll and making F2L more efficient. Also, all my sub 20 PBs are on an x-cross so I would highly recommend learning the basics because if you can pull one off it could help with your PB.
What i meant was intuitive F2L so as that you have good muscle memory for certain cases, then PLL
 

Zeke_beke

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do you know full OLL? if you do, then you should improve on your turning speed, and you should practice look-ahead. Can you provide a split-time so we can see which area you should improve most on I’m scared to learn full oll my split is:
Cross 4.71
F2L 16.76
Oll 5.08
Pll 7.27
 

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Your cross is pretty good, you might want to work on your F2L a little bit more, because thats the most time consuming part of your solve. If you know intuitive F2L but is not very familiar with the cases, then sometimes you should just use beginner way to solve the pair. Meanwhile, you can practice on your own for the F2L cases, and when you get VERY familiar (when you see the case you think of the algorithm), you can start using that algorithm in your solves.

For beginner's method, your OLL and PLL are pretty good. If you ask me to use beginner's method right now, I would have a 20-25 second average, and occasionally I might get some sub-20s. Sub-20 with beginner's method is very hard, though. If you want to get to sub-20 sooner, then the only thing you can do is to learn full CFOP. Hope this helps you anyway.

If you didn't memorize it, I would recommend you to memorize the yellow cross algorithms in OLL, where you already have a yellow cross on top solved. There are only 7 algorithms, and these algs help a lot with OLL.
 

Zeke_beke

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Your cross is pretty good, you might want to work on your F2L a little bit more, because thats the most time consuming part of your solve. If you know intuitive F2L but is not very familiar with the cases, then sometimes you should just use beginner way to solve the pair. Meanwhile, you can practice on your own for the F2L cases, and when you get VERY familiar (when you see the case you think of the algorithm), you can start using that algorithm in your solves.

For beginner's method, your OLL and PLL are pretty good. If you ask me to use beginner's method right now, I would have a 20-25 second average, and occasionally I might get some sub-20s. Sub-20 with beginner's method is very hard, though. If you want to get to sub-20 sooner, then the only thing you can do is to learn full CFOP. Hope this helps you anyway.

If you didn't memorize it, I would recommend you to memorize the yellow cross algorithms in OLL, where you already have a yellow cross on top solved. There are only 7 algorithms, and these algs help a lot with OLL.
Thanks for your help but I meant that like I’m learning 1 look pll and I know 2 look oll and pll
 

Zeke_beke

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I see, then work on 1 look PLL first because it has less algs than OLL, then work on your F2L because it takes up more than half of your solve. Hopefully this helps.
Thank for all the advice with it i litterlay just like last solve got a 20 second pb and am closing in and sub 20
 
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