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My Petrus progression thread! Journey to sub-10

PiKeeper

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I'd recommend either roux or zz. Both have great communities on discord and I've found both really fun. I personally main roux, but zz has all sorts of cool ls+ll methods you could check out.
 

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What tutorial did u use


Dude use cfop petrus is slower than a snail lol good job though its a hard method
Just because you don't like it doesn't mean you can talk trash about it and trying to get other people to switch to CFOP. Even though I don't use it, Petrus is a cool method, and the decision to switch methods is made by the person themselves.
 

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Here are my main problems with each of the big 4
CFOP - too mainstream
Roux - After learning CMLL, there is not many addons, besides maybe EOLR, and most improvement just comes down to efficiency
ZZ - EOCross cancer. Need I say more?
Petrus - Really hard to practice long sessions
 

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Here are my main problems with each of the big 4
CFOP - too mainstream
Roux - After learning CMLL, there is not many addons, besides maybe EOLR, and most improvement just comes down to efficiency
ZZ - EOCross cancer. Need I say more?
Petrus - Really hard to practice long sessions
What do you like about the methods you've tried, and what do you want in a new method?
 

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Here are my main problems with each of the big 4
CFOP - too mainstream
Roux - After learning CMLL, there is not many addons, besides maybe EOLR, and most improvement just comes down to efficiency
ZZ - EOCross cancer. Need I say more?
Petrus - Really hard to practice long sessions
Maybe try out Nautilus, I think its similar to Petrus. There's also Mehta with its quintillion algs
 

SuperDuperSir

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What do you like about the methods you've tried, and what do you want in a new method?
CFOP - I can turn really fast
Roux - LSE is pretty cool
ZZ - Lots of LSLL options
Petrus - big funny
I like things that are not super common, but are easy to pick up and learn. And of course, it has to be fun.
Maybe try out Nautilus, I think its similar to Petrus. There's also Mehta with its quintillion algs
Nautilus blockbuilding gives me a headache, and mehta bad
 

PiKeeper

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Here's a couple ideas:
CFCE: CFOP but a bit more unique ll
APB: Petrus but with algorithmic RB
LMCF: Very unique, but slower than the big 4
Tripod: CFOP with a super unique but slightly slower ls+ll
SSC: Very unique but also slower than the big 4
 

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Sometimes you should do things that aren't fun, but only if the payoff in the end is worth it. For example I hated doing BLD solves for many months, but I stuck with it, and I'm glad that I did because of the official results it has allowed me to achieve.

I think I found that most methods I practised were initially less fun than spamming CFOP. They only got fun after I got over the stage where I'm aimlessly looking for pieces, not knowing good solutions to cases or blockbuilding problems not knowing good fingertricks etc. I find I can't sustainably enjoy a method by just admiring the steps of it, and how each part is so efficient or intuitive or whatever. I have to actually dive deeper into it and really get to know the ins and outs of it. I don't enjoy roux these days just because "LSE cool!!!!"; I got over that ages ago. I enjoy it because I can put into practise all the techniques I learned for each of the steps in order to get fast (for me) times (e.g. planning FB in inspection, better blockbuilding, lookahead, EOLRb).

When I can really get to know a method, even the most boring seeming stuff is fun for me. Take ZBLL, as a method of solving the last layer, for example. On the surface, it seems like the most boring method imaginable: it's completely unintuitive and all the moves just have to be remembered. But for me, it's one of the most fun things in all of cubing. Simply because it's very satisfying to just be able to do it, and see the cube solved in my hands as if by magic - but it's actually due to all the knowledge I acquired on how to recognize, recall and execute each case.

Anyway, you might be completely different from me, but I just felt compelled to give my input as somebody that has enjoyed playing around with a decent number of non-mainstream methods, at least enough to have put in a lot of time practising them.
 

SuperDuperSir

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For now... ;)

Highly recommend both these methods (SSC user here :p). Tell us what drew you to Petrus/what your favorite parts of Petrus are. Could give us a better idea of the style of method you enjoy.
SSC kinda wacky and lmcf too bigbrain
What I really liked about petrus was the simple but unique concepts that were fast and efficient
 

SuperDuperSir

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ok for real this time(real)
 
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