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New Terms for Common Triggers?

BradleyKH

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These terms are widely used for certain triggers or mini-algorithms:
"Sexy Move": (RUR'U')
"Sledgehammer": (R'FRF')
...and others, including Jason's "Hedgeslammer": (FR'F'R)

What if we had a few more catchy, quasi-standard terms for common patterns? Someone suggested elsewhere that we name (RUR'F') since it comes up so much, and I agree. I rather like "Lasso", and "Thumbelina" was suggested in a 2009 post. I also see (R'FR2U') a fair amount, and I think of it as "Rebound".

We all have our own ways of learning and memorizing algs, but I think most people find it helpful to group cube turns into these sorts of units (i.e. "chunking"). Do you think it would benefit the cubing community to adopt more terms for more of these common patterns?
 
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Thom S.

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I have previously heard
Not Sexy
But I don' know if this is an agreed term
 

Hazel

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I have a list of trigger names I've made (and a few not made by me) that are useful as I'm learning full ZBLL. I'll link a pastebin here, maybe somebody can find some use in them :) I still add to this list, and if I remember I might update the pastebin from time to time.
 

stylo

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searched but couldn't find a more recent thread for this. I'm just looking at Roux CMLL algs now. i'm thinking about using these names:

sexy = (RU R'U')
toosexy = (RU2 R'U')
sledgehammer = (R'F RF')
shovel = (FR' F'R) * pulls out pair to front
insert = RU'R' * inserts pair from top left
delete = RUR' * removes pair to top left
incel = RU2R' * both insert/delete :)

So O2 "Diagonal swap corners" = (F, insert, U', delete, F', sexy, sledge)
can be parsed as the functions of its triggers;
can also be parsed as a combination of: L1 Mirror (F, insert, U' delete, F') + T1 Left Bar (sexy, sledge)

I think I like this approach of naming triggers after their function in an alg.
 
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