So basically practice so its in my muscle memory, then look ahead. Thanks so much!I think the term you are looking for is "Look ahead" which means that you solve a F2L pair while looking for another one. If you already tried this, from personal experience I recommend you to drill your F2L algs so they are in your muscle memory so you can automatically do a F2L pair when you recognize the case, so you don't need to think in the pair you are doing, instead you track other pieces. You can also do slow solves so you practice look ahead. By drilling my algs and doing slow solves I developed look ahead which reduce my times by a significant amount.
I think Jayden McNeil has a good tutorial, but here is what I think.So basically practice so its in my muscle memory, then look ahead. Thanks so much!
Jay has a really good video on the topic of lookahead.Hey guys. Can anyone give me some advice to help me improve my look ahead during f2l. I average 19 seconds on 3x3. My cross is about 1.5-2 seconds, oll is about 3 and my pll is about 2. It's just my f2l that is letting me down.
And can I get some help besides saying "just do slow solves".
Jay said:1. Work on understanding how to solve pairs with confidence (As in you find two pieces, can close your eyes and let muscle memory take over, and be ultra confident that the pair will be solved). This will minimize mental resources needed to solve the pair you're currently doing which opens up the opportunity for mental resources being used on your next pair(s)
2. If you're still having trouble with look-ahead after implementing the above try upping your knowledge on how pieces get affected with certain triggers and eventually whole pair solutions (IE knowing that R U2 R' U' R U R' preserves pairs in the FR slot as well as with the UBL/UL pieces)
3. If you're STILL having some trouble with look-ahead (very unlikely after impementing #1 and #2), make your rotation decisions more efficient. If you're a right hand dominant solver my suggestion is to prioritize solving in this order, BL, BR, FL, FR. The rationale being that righty solvers don't hold the cube straight on or in what I call a tunnel vision fashion. Rather, they hold the cube with a slight tilt to reveal the face of the dominant hand, in this case the right layer because righty. Please don't ask what order is optimal for lefty solvers because the logic should be clear
4. Slow solves and metronome practice and anything along these lines won't do crap after a certain point, which is usually the point where you try them for the first time honestly. These methods of improving look-ahead are doodoo and don't address why you're pausing in the first place
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