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My 3x3 OH Experience Was Rough!

Gatornade

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Well in the weekly competition I decided to give the one hand challenge a go. As you can tell by my times I am a novice cuber using beginner method and no/little previous experience in one-handed (I have actually only ever attempted one hand once prior and that time took me 20+ minutes on a Warrior W).

I am happy to say that my times were improving as I went along. My first solve I attempted left handed since I seem to gravitate to doing things left handed despite being right handed. After switch to right hand it did seem to go a lot more smoothly. Not sure if cube made a difference but I used the GAN X first, then switched to the GAN XS when I switch to right handed. I feel like the X doesn't have a good as grip as the XS.

I learned one valuable thing and that was my 3x3 solving in general is based largely on muscle memory and not really understanding how the pieces moved in conjunction with one another. As I completed out the five solves I started to better understand how they were moving. Making the yellow cross seemed to be the biggest challenge, as I could never seem to figure out how to move the pieces - I would end up just messing everything up and have to fix a white corner and edge piece a couple times then I would get lucky that the cross would be solved after fixing what was mixed up!

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Gatornade

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Table abuse FTW. I'm around a minute and I literally just put the cube on the table and move my hand around it to turn lol
I didn't think about using the table. I did push it against my chest a lot to try to support. I should look at using a slightly smaller cube if I ever pursue OH, I have smaller hands and supporting the cube was hard!
 
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Sitting it on the table isn't exactly great, but for times around a minute it works fine(You'd need a 20-30 2H average though). I think pushing it against your chest is illegal, I could be wrong. A smaller cube would probably be a good idea if you actually want to pursue OH.
I average 24 on OH, and I use table abuse for all of my R’ and rotations lol
 
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Table abuse is actually pretty bad (except m slices) I did it when I started but I think it is definitely better not to use the table to much. The main thing with oh is learning finger tricks and its mainly just practice.
 

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Table abuse is actually pretty bad (except m slices) I did it when I started but I think it is definitely better not to use the table to much. The main thing with oh is learning finger tricks and its mainly just practice.
I know table abuse is bad for getting fast, but it can get you down to about a minute if that's all you're looking for.
 

Shaun Mack

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ok ok ok time to teach yall the best ways to get good at OH. for U’, thats easy just flick UBL with index. for U alternate between Flicking UFL and Pushing UBL. for R Flick BDR with ur pinky. for R’ alternate with flicking DFR and pushing BDR with ur pinky. now that you have fingertricks down, practice 2gen until ur good.
 

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ok ok ok time to teach yall the best ways to get good at OH. for U’, thats easy just flick UBL with index. for U alternate between Flicking UFL and Pushing UBL. for R Flick BDR with ur pinky. for R’ alternate with flicking DFR and pushing BDR with ur pinky. now that you have fingertricks down, practice 2gen until ur good.
I know how to turn, I'm just not willing to put in effort lol
 

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Most people use their left hand to do OH, as if you’re right handed, most of your algs will be R move reliant, and R move is easier to do with LH than RH on their own. Learning fingertricks and just spamming triggers like R U R’ U’ will increase your speed dramatically.
Really? Might try OH; I’m lefty
 
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