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Nmile7300

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I did 2 FMC attempts today, and they both went really well! I got a 38 and 39 respectively. The 39 I was especially proud of. I was at PLL, and both the normal and inverse scramble were H perms and they had the same AUF, but I figured out that if I did the AUF first and then the alg on the normal scramble, I would cancel a move when I combined the solutions together (Big brain time :cool:). Hopefully by the end of the week I will be averaging sub 40!
 
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Idk what your plans are for FMC are, but I recommend building skeletons and start doing insertions as those save a ton of moves, also maybe get your feet wet with DR (aka the most op FMC method) by learning eo techniques. If you need any help/have any questions just DM me (I average like 25 in fmc)
 

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Idk what your plans are for FMC are, but I recommend building skeletons and start doing insertions as those save a ton of moves, also maybe get your feet wet with DR (aka the most op FMC method) by learning eo techniques. If you need any help/have any questions just DM me (I average like 25 in fmc)
Thanks! I mentioned somewhere that I am going to be learning all the different skills and stuff one at a time. After I implement some of the more basic stuff like pseudo blocks and implementing basic EO then I will move on to skeletons and insertions, and after that maybe I will start doing some DR. If you think there is a better way to do it, feel free to tell me, I just like this way of learning the skills because I am never too overwhelmed with info.
 

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Thanks! I mentioned somewhere that I am going to be learning all the different skills and stuff one at a time. After I implement some of the more basic stuff like pseudo blocks and implementing basic EO then I will move on to skeletons and insertions, and after that maybe I will start doing some DR. If you think there is a better way to do it, feel free to tell me, I just like this way of learning the skills because I am never too overwhelmed with info.
EO-First is almost always better then blockbuilding first. Here's a good way to do a solve:

EO
F2L-1
Xc
Insert the Xc skeleton

So you can basically just find a bunch of those(NISSing in between possibly). You can also do stuff like 2eXc by just not solving one of the F2L edges if it's easier that way


That's just a basic idea, and I could be completely wrong because I haven't actually done much FMC, but I think that's a good basic way to do an attempt(as you get more advanced doing stuff like DR will become more common)
 

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EO-First is almost always better then blockbuilding first. Here's a good way to do a solve:

EO
F2L-1
Xc
Insert the Xc skeleton

So you can basically just find a bunch of those(NISSing in between possibly). You can also do stuff like 2eXc by just not solving one of the F2L edges if it's easier that way


That's just a basic idea, and I could be completely wrong because I haven't actually done much FMC, but I think that's a good basic way to do an attempt(as you get more advanced doing stuff like DR will become more common)
Thanks for the advice, but what exactly do you mean by Xc?
 
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I think learning things one at a time isn’t a bad idea, as long as you are learning stuff, your list of things to learns seems pretty good.
ps xc means X amount of Corners, so you have all but a few corners unsolved (which you would solve with insertions)
 

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Week 1 is out! This week I will be focusing on Megaminx efficiency and Last four edges for 6x6 and 7x7. I will follow a similar process for both of them.
1. Watch tip videos and example solves to learn what I need to improve
2. Do slow solves to implement things from the videos
3. Once I am comfortable with the techniques start doing timed solves

I hope I can improve these two areas of my solves!

EDIT:
I just finished binge watching basically all the Tuesday tips videos on L4E, and it was really eye opening. The main thing I learned is that using slice flip slice to solve L4E is really bad most of the time and I should be using cycles a lot more. The most interesting video by far was the 6x6 L4E video, because the way Kevin Hays solves L4E on 6x6 is really unique and interesting. I'm going to move on to doing slow L4E solves and implementing all the techniques I learned. Also I did watch more videos than just the Tuesday tips, because I know learning from multiple peoples' perspective can be beneficial.


EDIT: I just got a 4x4 PB single, 33.83!

YET ANOTHER EDIT: I just got a 2:00 and a 2:01 on 6x6 in the 6x6 and 7x7 race thread!!! My previous PB was a 2:04. Getting closer to sub 2!
 
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Week 1 is out! This week I will be focusing on Megaminx efficiency and Last four edges for 6x6 and 7x7. I will follow a similar process for both of them.
1. Watch tip videos and example solves to learn what I need to improve
2. Do slow solves to implement things from the videos
3. Once I am comfortable with the techniques start doing timed solves

I hope I can improve these two areas of my solves!

EDIT:
I just finished binge watching basically all the Tuesday tips videos on L4E, and it was really eye opening. The main thing I learned is that using slice flip slice to solve L4E is really bad most of the time and I should be using cycles a lot more. The most interesting video by far was the 6x6 L4E video, because the way Kevin Hays solves L4E on 6x6 is really unique and interesting. I'm going to move on to doing slow L4E solves and implementing all the techniques I learned. Also I did watch more videos than just the Tuesday tips, because I know learning from multiple peoples' perspective can be beneficial.


EDIT: I just got a 4x4 PB single, 33.83!

YET ANOTHER EDIT: I just got a 2:00 and a 2:01 on 6x6 in the 6x6 and 7x7 race thread!!! My previous PB was a 2:04. Getting closer to sub 2!
Soooo many PBs from you, kind of jealous. I haven’t broken ao5 PB in a while.
 

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So yesterday I watched a bunch of Megaminx walkthrough solves and then did a bunch of untimed solves to be more efficient. Today I went back to doing timed solves, and my average has dropped from 1:20 to about 1:17!

EDIT: PB Ao12, 1:15.19!
What method are you using for Megaminx? I’m kind of just fumbling about, blockbuilding untill last slot, then 8355
 

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The way most Megaminx methods work is:
Star
F2L
S2L
Last layer

Where most of the methods differ is on the S2L step. I use the Westlund method, which is the most popular. In Westlund you solve blocks and S2L pairs left to right or right to left for the S2L. There are other methods though, like Balint and Yu Da-Hyun which I don't know much about.


Also, since you do use a blockbuilding based method on 3x3, you can combine the Star and F2L steps and blockbuild your F2L if you feel like it. :)
 

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The way most Megaminx methods work is:
Star
F2L
S2L
Last layer

Where most of the methods differ is on the S2L step. I use the Westlund method, which is the most popular. In Westlund you solve blocks and S2L pairs left to right or right to left for the S2L. There are other methods though, like Balint and Yu Da-Hyun which I don't know much about.


Also, since you do use a blockbuilding based method on 3x3, you can combine the Star and F2L steps and blockbuild your F2L if you feel like it. :)
In Westlund you solve S2L by solving a star, then solving pairs on that side, then continuing through each side. Basically doing mini-F2L 5(?) times
 
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