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It shouldn’t be too hard become just as good at yellow cross because F2L pairs are smart and it’s doesn’t take that long to get comfortable with. I’ve being doing white/yellow for awhile and working on color neutrality for CFOP

Practice doing slow untimed solves where after each turn you look to make sure that you didn't mess up the pair. This should help with this issue during timed solves as well.

All of these may work but practicing things in real time and speed is always the best if possible. It’s pretty hard at first because you have to know how to track pieces and it takes a lot of focus, but I would highly recommend doing a session where every scramble you go for cross + first pair/xcross and do it blindfolded after you come up with your solution. Top solvers recommend this and I’ve found this very helpful in my improving from 13 second solves to 9 & 10. It results in much more fluid solves and gives you the chance to look ahead to other pieces when your comfortable executing cross and first pair without looking at it. In my opinion this is one of the next big steps to improve to sub-10 and under.

All of these may work but practicing things in real time and speed is always the best if possible. It’s pretty hard at first because you have to know how to track pieces and it takes a lot of focus, but I would highly recommend doing a session where every scramble you go for cross + first pair/xcross and do it blindfolded after you come up with your solution. Top solvers recommend this and I’ve found this very helpful in my improving from 13 second solves to 9 & 10. It results in much more fluid solves and gives you the chance to look ahead to other pieces when your comfortable executing cross and first pair without looking at it. In my opinion this is one of the next big steps to improve to sub-10 and under.

And I personally time my solves for make sure I’m practicing quick efficient crosses, when you get it down well you should be able to average 2-3 seconds for cross and first pair if not a little faster which would be excellent.

Average for today :
Generated By csTimer on 2020-04-28
avg of 5: 13.20

Time List:
1. 13.38 R2 B2 U2 R2 D' B2 U' R2 U' F2 R2 D L F R' F' D2 F R' B2 R'
2. 13.52 R' B F2 R2 B2 U2 L2 D B2 L2 D F2 D F' U F2 L' R D R
3. (12.56) U' R2 U F2 D L2 R2 U F2 L2 B2 L2 F U F D F' R2 B R D'
4. 12.70 F U2 F' D2 B' D2 L2 F2 U2 B2 U F' L' F' L2 R' F2 D' B' R2
5. (13.85) B' D2 R2 D2 L2 B2 U' L2 D' L2 D F2 U F U L' F2 L F D' B'

I think youcubers say that if you're sending a solve to be critiqued, don't give to good nor too bad averages.

Average for today :
Generated By csTimer on 2020-04-28
avg of 5: 13.20

Time List:
1. 13.38 R2 B2 U2 R2 D' B2 U' R2 U' F2 R2 D L F R' F' D2 F R' B2 R'
2. 13.52 R' B F2 R2 B2 U2 L2 D B2 L2 D F2 D F' U F2 L' R D R
3. (12.56) U' R2 U F2 D L2 R2 U F2 L2 B2 L2 F U F D F' R2 B R D'
4. 12.70 F U2 F' D2 B' D2 L2 F2 U2 B2 U F' L' F' L2 R' F2 D' B' R2
5. (13.85) B' D2 R2 D2 L2 B2 U' L2 D' L2 D F2 U F U L' F2 L F D' B'

I think youcubers say that if you're sending a solve to be critiqued, don't give to good nor too bad averages.

Now I can consistently do 7-8 second F2L, I think I really need to improve my last layer recognition because I don't recognize PLL and OLL pauselessly.

For PLL prediction, I recommend you learn COLL. Learning COLL can have many advantages for getting better PLLs, but the benefit here is it teaches you about corner permutation, and helps you predict what type of PLL you will get after the OLL (CP solved, Adjacent swap, or diag swap). Another thing you can do is learn/observe how your standard OLL algs affect CP so you can predict your PLL type.

Also, you could learn 2 side PLL recognition. There a re a bunch of good tutorials on youtube, and Feliks has crated a 2-side PLL trainer on Cubeskills.com

Lastly, you can try and learn to predict OLL from last slot/pair. There are plenty of helpful resources out there.

For PLL prediction, I recommend you learn COLL. Learning COLL can have many advantages for getting better PLLs, but the benefit here is it teaches you about corner permutation, and helps you predict what type of PLL you will get after the OLL (CP solved, Adjacent swap, or diag swap). Another thing you can do is learn/observe how your standard OLL algs affect CP so you can predict your PLL type.

Also, you could learn 2 side PLL recognition. There a re a bunch of good tutorials on youtube, and Feliks has crated a 2-side PLL trainer on Cubeskills.com

Lastly, you can try and learn to predict OLL from last slot/pair. There are plenty of helpful resources out there.

thanks I've never thought predicted PLL by looking at the side stickers during OLL. I often can't search JPerm's old videos because they are not that popular.

For PLL prediction, I recommend you learn COLL. Learning COLL can have many advantages for getting better PLLs, but the benefit here is it teaches you about corner permutation, and helps you predict what type of PLL you will get after the OLL (CP solved, Adjacent swap, or diag swap). Another thing you can do is learn/observe how your standard OLL algs affect CP so you can predict your PLL type.

Also, you could learn 2 side PLL recognition. There a re a bunch of good tutorials on youtube, and Feliks has crated a 2-side PLL trainer on Cubeskills.com

Lastly, you can try and learn to predict OLL from last slot/pair. There are plenty of helpful resources out there.

Trying to force EO and then doing COLL just to get an EPLL alg isn't a good idea, and is almost always worse than LS->OLL->PLL. Even when EO is skipped, it's best to do OCLL->PLL

Trying to force EO and then doing COLL just to get an EPLL alg isn't a good idea, and is almost always worse than LS->OLL->PLL. Even when EO is skipped, it's best to do OCLL->PLL

That's not what I meant. COLL is useful when the opportunity comes up, but that's not what Im concerned about. I meant that COLL should be learnt in this situation for the sake of getting familiar with the concept of corner permutation, which is very important at the higher levels for predicting PLL. The learning experience of COLL would be very beneficial.

I have listed my splits, I think I should improve my cross and F2L from cross - 1-2 sec and F2L 7-8 to sub 1 and 1 and 5 seconds to 6 seconds. Also, should I buy I new cube? I have done thousands of solves on it.

I have listed my splits, I think I should improve my cross and F2L from cross - 1-2 sec and F2L 7-8 to sub 1 and 1 and 5 seconds to 6 seconds. Also, should I buy I new cube? I have done thousands of solves on it.