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My Cubing Journey (Please Help Analyze Some Solves!)


Jul 30, 2019
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First of all I would recommend doing real speedsolves and reconstruct those.

z2 R2 F' D R' F is a much better cross, 2 moves less and better to finger trick and therefore a lot faster

I seriously doubt you inspected the first pair so it is very impressive that you are able to see such things coming up, change your grip and insert it right away.

not much to say about 2nd and 3rd pair

probably the weakest part of this solve
some better alternatives:
y L' U L U F U F' (avoiding the 2nd rotation+easy to cancel into OLL)
y L' U' L F' L F L' // 4th Pair
then U' L F' L' U' L U F U' L' Y-Perm or (if you don't like the 1st alg) U' F R U R' U' F' R' U' R U' R' U2 R Ja-Perm
U' F' U' F U' R U R' // 4th Pair
U' M U R U R' U' M' R' F R F' U // LL
R' F R F' U2 R U R' // 4th Pair
U2 R U2 R2 F R F' R U2 R' Rb-Perm

LL is fine but it is kinda weird that you do R L U2 to end the J-Perm, R L U2 is what I do (better imo)
This is probably a typo, but you said a better way to end the J Perm is R L U2 compared to the R L U2 originally. So, you didn't change the end of the J Perm at all.


Oct 26, 2019
The Land of 11,842 Lakes
Any constructive criticism would be great!

Scramble: B2 U' F' U2 F' D2 F L2 F' L2 R2 B2 L2 D' B' R U B U'
z2 y’ (yellow top, red front) // Inspection (0,0)
U2 R2 D’ L D y2 (yellow top, orange front) U’ R’ F R // Cross (9,9)
R’ U2 R U2 L U L’ // F2L 1 (7,16)
U R U R’ U2 R’ U2 R y (yellow top, blue front) U’ L’ U L // F2L 2 (12,28)
U R U2 R’ y’ (yellow top, orange front) U R’ U’ R // F2L 3 (8,36)
y’ (yellow top, green front) R U2 R’ U R U’ R’ // F2L 4 (7,43)
U’ F’ U’ L’ U L F’ U’ R’ U’ R U’ R’ U2 R // OLL (15,58)
U2 M2 U M’ U2 M U M2 // PLL (8,66)

4.63 TPS
Way too many rotations during F2L on this solve.

Scramble: U R F L' B D L' F' R U2 R2 F U2 D2 R2 B' L2 U2 F' D2 L2
z2 y (yellow top, orange front) // Inspection (0,0)
D U' L R' F R' // Cross (6,6)
U y (yellow top, blue front) L' U L y (yellow top, red front) U2 L U L' // F2L 1 (8,14)
U2 R U' R' U2 y (yellow top, green front) L U L' // F2L 2 (8,22)
y' (yellow top, red front) R U R' U2 y' (yellow top, blue front) L U L' // F2L 3 (7,29)
U R' U' R U' R' U' R // F2L 4 (8,37)
U' F (R U R' U')3 F' // OLL (15,52)
U2 x' R' D R' U2 R D' R' U2 R2 F // PLL (11,63)

3.56 TPS
The way I solve F2L 3 was really dumb.

Scramble: F' B2 L' B' U' R' B D' B R' U2 F2 U2 F2 L B2 L2 D2 F2 B2
x z (orange top, yellow front) // Inspection (0,0)
U2 L x y' (white top, green front) U' R' F R // Cross (6,6)
y (white top, red front) U R U' R' // F2L 1 (4,10)
y' (white top, green front) R U' R' U R U' R' // F2L 2 (7,17)
y' (white top, orange front) U2 L' U' L U y' (white top, blue front) R' U2 R U2 R' U R // F2L 3 (12,29)
R U' R' U R U R' // F2L 4 (7,36)
F (R U R' U')2 F' // OLL (10,46)
M2 U' M' U2 M U' M2 U' // PLL (8,54)

3.98 TPS
Scramble: R' U R' D F2 L B' D' L2 F' R2 F' R2 D2 F2 U2 B' R2 L'
x2 (yellow top, blue front) // Inspection (0,0)
U' R2 F L' U L' B2 // Cross (7,7)
L' U' L U' L' U' L // F2L 1 (7,14)
U2 R U2 R' U R U' R' // F2L 2 (8,22)
U U' y (yellow top, red front) R U R' U R U R' // F2L 3 (9,31)
y (yellow top, green front) U' R U R' U2 R U R' // F2L 4 (8,39)
U2 U l' U' L U' L' U2 L // OLL (9,48)
R2 F R U R U' R' F' R U2 R' U2 R U2 // PLL (14,62)

3.38 TPS
Awful cross solution, it's just painful to look at it.

Scramble: B2 D' F2 U F2 R2 F2 R2 U L2 D2 F L' D B R2 F L R D2 U2
x2 (yellow top, blue front) // Inspection (0,0)
U' R' U R' U L' U L' B2 F2 U' R' F R // Cross (14,14)
U' U R U' R' U2 y' (yellow top, orange front) R' U' R // F2L 1 (9,23)
U2 U y' (yellow top, green front) R U R' y (yellow top, orange front) L U2 L' U L U' L' // F2L 2 (12,35)
L' U2 L U' R U2 R' U2 R U' R' // F2L 3 (11,46)
y' (yellow top, green front) U2 y (yellow top, orange front) L' U L U y' (yellow top, green front) U' R' F R F' // F2L 4 (10,57)
R U R' U' R' F R F' // OLL (8,65)
M2 U M2 U M' U2 M2 U2 M' U // PLL (10,75)

3.89 TPS

Average: 16.772
Mean TPS: 3.89


Jun 4, 2018
43°38'42.8"N 115°59'35.1"W
Any constructive criticism would be great!
There are 2 main problems with your solves
1. You are hesitating during your F2L insertions. If you are using purely algorithmic F2L then you should try doing intuitive F2L, or at least learn some intuitive teqniques. Also make sure that you are comfortable with inserting into the back since that's where I see you hesitate most when you insert into LB or RB.
2. PAUSES. Your lookahead needs work. I could see you easily being sub-14 if you did not pause so much on most pairs. The issue is you are focusing on the pair you are doing, not the pair you are going to do next. Tracking pieces during cross is very important to get an efficient start to your F2L. If you cant do full cross+1 in inspection I would pick a corner or edge that belongs in your F2L, Then use unlimited inspection time to find out where it will go after your cross is done. Then execute your cross blindfolded and put your finger on where the piece you tracked should be. Do this until you hae a very high success rate and then try doing it with 2 pieces. Cross+1 is a big jump but its very worth it.