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Malkom

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How should you learn megaPLL? Up until now i've been learing subsets with easy recog like parasol and chimney. My goal is to learn full PLL so I will learn every case but don't know if i should start with the easy ones, the hard or just learn them set by set (mushroom, horse face and bunny), any suggestions?
 
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Malkom

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F2L ~26
S2L ~35
LL ~14
Total 1:15

What's good, what's bad, what can I improve? I use Balint S2L with a lot of freedom (any blocks in any order, almost).
With the "optimal" splits I've used (that may be totally wrong) everything is in order, I would practice S2L since it's the longest part and therefore would improve your times the most.
 
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Daniel Lin

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so i'm new to mega

what do people think of being color neutral, or at least partially color neutral?
Is choosing between multiple colors a waste of time? (since it gives you less time to plan your star)
 
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so i'm new to mega

what do people think of being color neutral, or at least partially color neutral?
Is choosing between multiple colors a waste of time? (since it gives you less time to plan your star)
I only know of one person who is colour neutral on mega (@Robert-Y) who is pretty much the most CN person ever and even he admits there's no real advantage to being CN on mega iirc so just pick a colour and go for it.
 
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what do people think of being color neutral, or at least partially color neutral?
Is choosing between multiple colors a waste of time? (since it gives you less time to plan your star)
I find that I suck at planning the whole star regardless of colour neutrality, so I just plan a "2×2×2" block instead. I usually do white-yellow-purple-green-red or white-yellow-blue-red-green for F2L/S2L (up to the last two faces), but if I see nice blocks with yellow during inspection, I'll switch the order in which I do white and yellow.

(but also I average like 1:55 so don't treat this as advice or anything)
 
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How should you learn megaPLL? Up until now i've been learing subsets with easy recog like parasol and chimney. My goal is to learn full PLL so I will learn every case but don't know if i should start with the easy ones, the hard or just learn them set by set (mushroom, horse face and bunny), any suggestions?
I think if you are planning on learning all of them, then there is nothing wrong with just going case by case.
 
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so i'm new to mega

what do people think of being color neutral, or at least partially color neutral?
Is choosing between multiple colors a waste of time? (since it gives you less time to plan your star)
If I recall correctly I dropped pretty quickly from 6:00+ to about 4:00 by switching from CN to white star. I'm down to around 3:30 now. I'm obviously no megaminx prodigy, so take my observations with a grain of salt, but I think the bigger difference than planning the star is knowing exactly which pieces I'm looking for at each stage of the solve.
 
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What's the best, limiting regrips and do weird F-style moves or do tons of regrips and only do R and U moves?
 
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