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I'm looking for the best Fridrich Method F2L tutorial on youtube WITH algorithms. I hate the intuitive method >.>
 

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You probably didn't get answered because it probably didn't stay on the main page for long. Look for badmephisto on youtube, he's got some great beginners and advanced f2l videos (beginners as in for beginners using f2l, not beginners method aka LBL). Visit the wiki on here to get just the algorithms for F2L, or you could also get Andy Klise's pdf for it at http://www.kungfoomanchu.com
 

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Does anyone know a tutorial for solving the Square-2?

A simple way to solve the square-2, that you can work out if you already know how to solve a square-1: reduce to a square-1 and then solve like a square-1. Reduction simply means pairing the "corner pieces" together. If you make sure you pair the correct colors, you'll be fine. It takes a little practice to get good at pairing the proper pieces and to avoid messing up other pairs in the process, but you should be able to eventually work it out intuitively.
 

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Well, I learned using RobH0629's beginner method and I can solve it in 1:35 that way, but I'm looking to improve my time. I looke at his "advanced" F2L Techniques. I am purely a newbie, so I would'nt be able to understand that to save my life. Anyway, he also mentioned a few other ways to go faster but didn't show them. There are 3 things I want to know how to do. 1)use my fingers, etc. instead of my whole hand (I want to know how to move all of the faces that way. 2)I've heard of something called a PLL skip. How do I do that? and 3)How can I memorize my algorithms easier (I'm still using the basic ones (top cross: F U R U' R' F', top corners: R U R' U R U2 R', Top layer corners: R' F R' B2(Back - still gettin used to standard notation) R F' R' B2(back again) R2, Top edges/Allan: L2 U' B(back) F' L2 B'(back) F T' L2. So yeah, those are the algs I currently use. Please answer any one of the questions: Finger technique, Pll, or Algs or 2 o r all of them...
Thanks!
 

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well, welcome to the forum.
to reply to this post,
1. practice turning with your fingers, lube your cube so that you dont have to use your whole hand.
2. you can force PLL skips, look up ZBLL on this forums wiki. good luck memorizing 1000's of algs.
3. do an alg over and over and over until you can do it without referring back to the alg. do not try to memorize notation (R2 B F' z x R U R' D etc.), but either how the cube is turned (triggers, or small sets of moves that are performed in many algs) or try to understand what you are doing to the puzzle as you are performing each turn.

this post should be moved to the appropriate thread "one question answer thread". this thread is for requesting new methods.

i actually would like to see a zeroing tutorial for fridrich users LMAO veedee-o plzkthxbai
 

RubiksHuman

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Wait, you didn't answer my first question. I asked how to turn it because I don't even know what fingers to use on which lars and stuff like that. So my real question is how do I turn with my fingers, not how can I speed up turning with my fingers.
 

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up layer: index fingers
Down layer: ring fingers
Right/left layers: Palm
Front layer: index fingers
Back Layer: Ring Fingers
M turns: middle or ring fingers.
 

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Hi everyone,
this is my first post(technically second) here, so please excuse me for being noob. I'm looking for a solution to Tony Fisher's Rhombic Dodecahedron( this: http://cube4you.com/lanlan-dodecahedron-black-p-158.html, youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lwLOslXE6k). It's a skewb modification and Tony Fisher writes that you should use a skewb equivalent to solve it. But i just cant seem to wrap my mind about converting skewb algorithms to this dodecahedron. Also, i dont have a skewb so it's hard to extrapolate algorithms. Can someone help me?
 

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Can someone please compose a guide on how to solve the Super Square 1 that is directed at the folks who have never had a Square 1?

I've been trying to apply Sq1 algorithms to my SSq1, but it never seems to add up right.
 

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Is there any guide how to properly lubricate 7x7x7? Not just pop one piece and put the silicone here. I mean when you dissassemlbe it and how long to let the silicone dry and so on...
 
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