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I’m gonna try the one month one method thing.

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So, I feel like ZZ is kinda failing me, and I just don’t know what I can do besides grind solves. I know EOcross, my F2L is really fast , and my last layer is meh. Idk, I just feel like ZZ isn’t the way. So for the rest of this month, I’m gonna use CFOP (because I was already a previous CFOP main) and the in January, ima use Roux for the whole month, and in February petrus, and in March, I want to try tripod. I really like the idea of tripod as a method (also if you guys know of any tripod tutorials that are up to date, send em this way). After the end, I will decide if I want to change methods. I’m probably also gonna use the relative methods that correspond to 4x4 in my months. Send your opinion, and every week I will update on my progression. I’m also gonna add freefop to the list.

EDIT: I’m gonna just do a week of tripod and then the rest of that month do freeFOP.

Month one week one: CFOP
Current average: 17
Goal average: 15
I got a lot better at look ahead this week, learned quite a few oll’s, and got my times half a second faster.
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Month one week two: CFOP
Current average: 16.5
Goal average: 15
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Month one week three: CFOP
Current average: 16.5 still :(
Goal average: 15
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Month one week 4: CFOP
Current average: Crazy drop, about 15.4
Goal average: 15
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My final thoughts on CFOP:
CFOP is A method that can get me very good times. I improved like crazy and I found a way to make your solves faster than if you just went right into it. I’ve been doing an ao12 OH before I do 2H, and it makes my times a lot faster. That’s how I got my ao100 down to 15.2. So, I think CFOP is a very good method, but it’s not as fun to solve with CFOP as it is with Roux or ZZ.
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Going to finish learning OLL: 43/57
Need to make my look ahead better during F2L//Done
Need to become at least yellow and white color neutral
Need to plan one F2L pair during Inspection//Partially
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Month One Week One: Roux
Current Average: 32
Goal Average: Sub 20
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Month Two Week Two: Roux
Current Average: 28
Goal Average: Sub 20
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Month Two Week Three: Roux
Current Average: Sub 27
Goal Average: Sub 20
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Month Two Week 4: Roux
Current Average: 24
Goal Average: Sub 20
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Need to finish CxLL
Need to learn all the EO cases with algs
Need to improve L6E Recognition
Work on planning the whole first block
 
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PetrusQuber

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That’s actually kind of sad :(. You’re already doing pretty well, and nothing comes out of giving up a method you’ve been working on for a long time. Just find more things to do! Learn ZBLL, plan out into F2L maybe, etc. And grinding is part of life. You learn something, then practise it until you’re comfortable with it.

But of course, it’s your choice. I actually almost switched to Roux around sub 40 with Petrus once, but luckily I got bamfoozled by LSE (I can now do it) and switched back to Petrus. And now I’m sub 24 with it.
 
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That’s actually kind of sad :(. You’re already doing pretty well, and nothing comes out of giving up a method you’ve been working on for a long time. Just find more things to do! Learn ZBLL, plan out into F2L maybe, etc. And grinding is part of life. You learn something, then practise it until you’re comfortable with it.
I do understand this but I feel like ZZ is kinda on a roadblock for me. I grind solves but I don’t find much improvement. Plus Roux is really hype right now and people are getting crazy with it. The main reason for this is because I feel like other methods have potential to improve quickly. So in the end, I may not choose to switch or, I may become method neutral. But you never know.
 

PetrusQuber

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I do understand this but I feel like ZZ is kinda on a roadblock for me. I grind solves but I don’t find much improvement. Plus Roux is really hype right now and people are getting crazy with it. The main reason for this is because I feel like other methods have potential to improve quickly. So in the end, I may not choose to switch or, I may become method neutral. But you never know.
Ok, your choice then :)
It would be nice to be method neutral.
 

CadenG05

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I do understand this but I feel like ZZ is kinda on a roadblock for me. I grind solves but I don’t find much improvement. Plus Roux is really hype right now and people are getting crazy with it. The main reason for this is because I feel like other methods have potential to improve quickly. So in the end, I may not choose to switch or, I may become method neutral. But you never know.
If you're already good with ZZ you should definitely switch to CFOP. It's a pretty similar concept except CFOP is much better. I wouldn't really recommend Roux because you will have to start all over, but with CFOP your F2L fundamentals and last layer should carry over.
 
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Oh and also I can help you with the first two steps of Tripod by the way.
I know how to do the first two steps. I have trouble with the last f2l pair.
If you're already good with ZZ you should definitely switch to CFOP. It's a pretty similar concept except CFOP is much better. I wouldn't really recommend Roux because you will have to start all over, but with CFOP your F2L fundamentals and last layer should carry over.
I used to use cfop, so I know about this.
 

OreKehStrah

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So, I feel like ZZ is kinda failing me, and I just don’t know what I can do besides grind solves. I know EOcross, my F2L is really fast , and my last layer is meh. Idk, I just feel like ZZ isn’t the way. So for the rest of this month, I’m gonna use CFOP (because I was already a previous CFOP main) and the in January, ima use Roux for the whole month, and in February petrus, and in March, I want to try tripod. I really like the idea of tripod as a method (also if you guys know of any tripod tutorials that are up to date, send em this way). After the end, I will decide if I want to change methods. I’m probably also gonna use the relative methods that correspond to 4x4 in my months. Send your opinion, and every week I will update on my progression. I’m also gonna add freefop to the list.

Month one week one: CFOP
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Going to finish learning OLL: 25/57
Need to make my look ahead better during F2L
Need to become at least yellow and white color neutral
Need to plan one F2L pair during Inspection
Nice! I’ve done this in the past to gain new experience and keep cubing fresh. It’s always refreshing and fun to do. Personally, I wouldn’t try a whole month of tripod, but maybe a few days might be enough just for you to try.
 

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If your interested in EO +CP into ~84 alg 1LLL(2GLL) try 2GR, Briggs, ZZ-D, or really anything were you start with EO, then 2x2x3, then you can solve CP into 2Gen rest of F2L and 2GLL. LEOR is also a good method.
 
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So for March I’m just gonna do a week of the not so popular but interesting methods and if I like any of them I will do a month of them in April.
 
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You should add PCMS and Hexagonal Francisco to the list :D
specifically the version of HF where you solve a petrus block & one F2L pair & the last E-layer edge, then EODF and CLS, then PLL :)
Ok. I feel like ima just do like all the methods in the world lol
 
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So I updated the main post, and I can say, CFOP is much faster than ZZ, but, CFOP is not near as fun for me. So I’ll keep going this month, a little late on the posts, but that’s okay. I think I can reach sub 16 by the end of this month but I don’t know about sub 15. anyway, two more weeks of cfop.
 
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