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How to recognize pairs for slots quickly....

pjk

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How can this be done? Often, you have to pull an edge out and then pair it up to be inserted into a slot, what tips do you have for recognizing the pairs quickly and putting them together? Thanks
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pjk

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I have the 41 down, but often a pair may be already inserted into a wrong slot, and you have to put them out, then re-insert. I need more practice for sure, just curious if there is a technique to it.
 

Richard

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I'm not quite sure either...but i think that you first just want to work with the edges that aren't in the wrong positions...lol, don't really know what the correct lingo on that is, but i'm sure you know what i mean. When you insert the edges down it will bring the bad edges up anyway, then you can use those. So i don't think that you should really ever have to bring an edge up before you can solve, just work with what you have and that will open new opportunities.
 

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I have been practicing more with these, and can do my f2l in about 30-35 seconds average, but sometimes only 20-25 seconds. And my cross or second layer or no where near being mastered. Practice is definitely the key.
 

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Here is an obvious trick. After you located a pair, you should not have to look at it again because you will know exactly what to do. While you are doing the alg to put the slot in, look for the next pair.
Also, you can slow the cross down just a bit so you can get a better look at the first pair. Try not to go to fast on f2l, because the speed is useless if you can't see the next pair while you are solving one.
 
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