# Method proposal week 1: Pikas**t

#### Cool Frog

##### Member
Week 1 Method

The method proposed is a variation of Petrus, but allows for an easier (subjective) solution of last layer and F2L.

Step 1: 2x2x3
Pretty straightforward, you just build the a 2x2x3 block. If you need help with this step, consult your friendly neighborhood Lars Petrus.

Step 2: Solve 2 Corners and 1 Edge
Put two D or U corners in thier respective spots; it would be cool if you oriented them too. A cool guy would throw in a solved edge.

Step 3: Solve Remaining Corner
This can be done in one look (CLL) or 2 looks. Influencing EO is possible for preparation of the next step.

Solve 4: Solve the Remaining 6 edge
This step is a bit non-intuitive at first because you might be thinking "How do I solve 6 edges at once?". The answer is simple really. Ask a Roux user what he would do, and the answer is probably something along the lines of MOO!

NOW FOR EXAMPLE SOLVES!
Example solve #1
Scramble:
D2 F2 L2 D L2 D F2 U2 F2 L2 D R' B F' L' D' U L F2 R D'

Solution:
L' U R D' F2 L' U B' R U' R' U R//2x2x3
U F U F2' U2 F U2//solve 2 corners + 1 edge
R' U' R U' R' U R' D' R U R' D R2//CLL
D' R' D R //setup LSE
U' M' U M U2 M' U2 M U M2 U' M' U2 M U2 M2//LSE
R' D' R D//solve cube

alg.garron: http://tinyurl.com/qcopkxl

Example solve #2
Scramble:
D2 B2 L2 D2 B2 L2 F2 R2 U F2 D' B' L F2 U' F' L2 R' B2 F2

Solution:
L2 F2 U' B R U M' U' R U' r2//2x2x3
R' U' R U R2' U R U' R' U R//2 Corners+ 1 edge
F R' F' R U R U' R'//CLL
S' R' D//setup for LSE
U M' U M' U M2 U M u2 M u2//LSE
D' R S//solve

alg.garron: http://tinyurl.com/ovt3mmt

Example Solve #3
Scramble:
R' B2 L U2 D' L' U D F R2 D2 L' D2 R F2 U2 L' F2 U2 L'

Solution:
R F R D R' U' R' F L F' R2 z2 x'//2x2x3
U2 R' U' R' U' R B' R B R' U'//2 Corners + 1 edge
F R U R' U' R U R' U' R U R' U' F'// CLL
S' R' D' R//setup
U2 M' U M' U2 M' U M U' M' U2 M' U M U2 M' U2//LSE
R' D R S//Solve

alg.garron: http://tinyurl.com/d4rtbm5

#### Ranzha

##### Friendly, Neighbourhoodly
Just tried, got an 8.69.

Scramble:
U' R2 U B2 D' L2 U F2 D' B2 L' B D L2 U' R B2 D2 L D' L'

Solution:
z D' U2 M F' R' U F' L U L2 // 2x2x3
U2 F2 r U' r' // 2 corners + 1 edge
L' U' L U' L' U2 L // CLL
F' D2 F // Setup for LSE
U2 M' U M U M' U' M U2 M2 U' M U2 M U2 // LSE
F' D2 F U' // Solve cube

alg.garron: http://tinyurl.com/q7mluou

44 STM / 8.69s = 5.063 STPS

#### JasonK

Trying to read the example solves is hurting my eyes.

EDIT: nvm, forgot about alg.garron. This is actually pretty cool!

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#### Patrick M

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Im just curious, why does that alggorron link take me to a picture of an eggplant or something? >.>?
Edit: LOL. All 4 alg links are eggplant. Wtf xD

#### ottozing

##### Platinum Member
I'm gonna try an example solve and see if I can get this right.

R2 F2 U2 L2 R2 U' L2 D U2 L2 U L B2 U' F' L D2 F' R' U2

D' r' D r D2 R2 U x U' R U' R' U' x (2x2x3)
R2 U R' U' R U R' (2C1E)
y U2 R' F R U F U' R U R' U' F' (CLL)
D L D' L' (Setup)
M' U M U2 M' U M2 U' M' U2 M U M U2 M2 (L6E)
L D L' D' (Finish)

yay

#### ben1996123

##### Banned
F U2 L' F2 B U' D R L B U2 R F2 R U2 R D2 L F2 U2 L2

r' D' F' R U' D' R' D U F' L U B' U' F' x2
L' U' L U F2 U F2 U' F' U' R U R'
U R2 D R' U2 R D' R' U2 R'
D' L D L'
U' M' U' M' U' M2 U' M' U' M' U M U2 M' U M' U2 M' U'
L D' L' D U

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lol @brinjals

#### Ranzha

##### Friendly, Neighbourhoodly
I'm gonna try an example solve and see if I can get this right.

R2 F2 U2 L2 R2 U' L2 D U2 L2 U L B2 U' F' L D2 F' R' U2

D' r' D r D2 R2 U x U' R U' R' U' x (2x2x3)
R2 U R' U' R U R' (2C1E)
y U2 R' F R U F U' R U R' U' F' (CLL)
D L D' L' (Setup)
M' U M U2 M' U M2 U' M' U2 M U M U2 M2 (L6E)
L D L' D' (Finish)

yay
Solution doesn't work. You forgot rainbow.

#### ben1996123

##### Banned
F2 L2 F2 U R2 B2 D' B2 L2 D' U L' U B2 F' R D' R F' U2

x' U' B' U' R' U2 R' U L' F R' F' R' L U2 R2 y'
U2 R U R' U2 F' R U R' U' R U R'
U' B' R B R' U2 R' U2 R U
D' R' D R
M' U2 M' U2 M U M' U' M2 U M2 U2 M U2 M U'
R' D' R D

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Solution doesn't work. You forgot rainbow.
Rainbow is hard to watch + the solution worked for me

#### ben1996123

##### Banned
Rainbow is hard to watch + the solution worked for me
the reason that the solution doesnt work is because no rainbow

##### Member
the reason that the solution doesnt work is because no rainbow
I'm so stupid :fp

#### qqwref

##### Member
Just tried, got an 8.69.
Dafuq? Can I have a video of you doing this method?

And okay, how are people recognizing LSE with the weird pseudo D edges? Especially orientation.

#### Cool Frog

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And okay, how are people recognizing LSE with the weird pseudo D edges? Especially orientation.
I personally recognize EO before the setup moves and determine if any EO is changed by the setups. It is just a matter of tracking the pieces and visualizing where the flipped edges are. Pretty darn strait-forward. The rest should be rather obvious.

#### Ranzha

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10.11 on film

Scramble:
B2 D2 F2 L2 D2 B' U2 R D2 R U' R' B2 D2 F U B' U R'

Solution:
x // inspection
R U2 D R' D' x' U L' U' L // 2x2x3
U R' U' R2 U2 R' // 2C+1E
y R U R' U' R' F R F' // CLL
D' R' D R // Setup for LSE
U2 M' U M' U2 M E2' M' U // LSE
R' D' R D // Solve
alg.garron

42 ETM / 10.11s = 4.154 ETPS

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So GUD :')

#### qqwref

##### Member
I don't understand. The method was released a day ago and you're already clearly better than you were with your main method (although I admit don't remember what that was). I am certain there is some deception here. Are you cheating or is there a lot you aren't telling us?