Way to go Mark! It must have been something you have eaten that makes you do awesome progress! Keep it up and try to go official one of these daysAfter a ton of practice yesterday I dropped my Hoya PBs to 2:02 ao12 and 1:42 single. This method is certainly a lot of fun!
Finish centers & cross
[video]Did anyone else see this?
In the comments, Oscar says that he "solve  F2L slots before last cross piece"... he didn't specifically state that they were the BR and BL edges, but that's where he stores them.
I may try this.[/video]
[/video]I thought of a method for 5x5 (I thought that, like Yau, it would be too inefficient on 4x4) in which you start the same as with Hoya, except you don't solve the front cross edge. Instead, you solve the two back F2L edges. You then AUF to make sure the corresponding corner isn't in UFL/UFR, and do an F2 to bring the edge into the U layer, and then solve it into the back. You do that for both F2L slots. Then you solve the centres, and then continue with reduction
How would you not?? :confused: What are you doing during L2C that would endanger the back F2L slots?How would you preserve those back tredges during L2C?
I missed the part about NOT solving the last cross piece. That's where my brain fell apart.How would you not?? :confused: What are you doing during L2C that would endanger the back F2L slots?
EDIT: Note that with his suggestion, you are not solving the front cross edge before L2C, so you do not have to move it out of the way (and thus possibly bring one of the back F2L pairs onto the U layer)
Yep. I solve it before the other 8 tredges, so I can put it in place as soon as possible. This avoids using F moves to get edges I need to pair from DF, but I guess it could be solved at any stage and inserted with F2 or R' F R.So instead you'd just solve the last cross piece with normal reduction? Along with the rest of the tredges?
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