The basic idea is that while you're performing a certain step, instead of looking at the pieces that you're currently solving, you look around the cube and plan what you would do in the next step. Then, once the first step is completed, you start performing the moves you previously planned and now once again you are free to start planning the next step. This is the principle of 'look-ahead'.Hi Guys! I am a beginner. I solve at sub 50. When I ask someone to correct me, they say know what to do next. What does this really mean and how do I do this?
First off welcome to the forums!I am new to this forum and I would like to ask a couple of questions.
The biggest thing for you to keep in mind is (a) Slow down, (b) Do a lot of slow solves and practice your look ahead, (c) Be patient.I'm currently Sub 40. I average between 30-35s and I manage to get 27-29s sometimes. When my cube locks or I repeat algorithms due to getting nervous (or going to fast), I tend to go down to 37-39s.
I am glad that you have PLL memorized and to help get your recognition better and times faster on PLL (OLL as well) is to do several PLL time attacks, which is you start the timer and do all the PLL as fast as you can, and for recognition there are PLL trainers that will generate random PLL's in which you should know and solve the PLL as fast as you can once you recognize it, (hopefully that makes sense).According to mephisto's, I have now learnt PLL algorithms (not too long ago) and I'm still getting used to them. However, when it comes to improving F2L Look ahead, I feel like I still need to improve my F2L overall, as I make a lot of unnecessary moves (F2L = 15-20s avg at this point). I should then focus on looking ahead, but my progress hasn't gone that well. Should I before learn advanced F2L (41 cases) or work more on my intuitive F2L until I master it and then look ahead? What would my priority be?
It does relieve me indeed, knowing that I won't need to learn all F2L algs, as I've been farming PLL in the last weekI hope that this makes sense, and please ask more questions if you have any.
I'm aware of the channel, but I haven't checked this one in-depth yet.Go to "cyotheking." its a youtube channel. Then click on his "playlists" then go to "PLL finger trick tutorial"
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