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One-Answer Big Cubes Question Thread

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Where can I find advanced 5x5 tips? Interested in basic redux or Yau.
For redux tips I think Kevin has some stuff on his channel and I think it will be added to Cubeskills soon.
I don't know too much about Yau but I knows there's a few videos on Jaydens channel, Robert Yaus channel should have some too.
 
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I don't mean to be negative I am just saying that they are pretty pricey :)
If you count shipping, and time to ship cubes from China, honestly they're not that bad. Especially when you figure that between lube, puzzles, parts, and accessories I don't think there's another puzzle store that comes close to their selection. If I want one or two specific puzzles I may be able to get them cheaper elsewhere, but if I want some Lube and a couple of puzzles and half a dozen custom sticker sets (not sure whether that's my next order or if it will be 2 orders) it's worth going to the one place that has it all.
 
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In very rough terms:

3x3 *4 = 4x4 = 45-50 seconds
4x4*2 = 5x5 = 1:30-1:40
5x5*2 = 6x6 = 3:00-3:20
6x6*1.6 = 7x7 = 4:45-5:20

https://www.speedsolving.com/forum/threads/relative-solve-times-for-2x2x2-7x7x7.47405/

With focused practice these ratios can be stretched. I personally run low 30s on 3x3 and around 1:40 on 4x4, or a ratio of between 3 and 3.5. My 5x5 is roughly double my 4x4 at about 3:20, but 6x6 is a little better at right about 6:00. That should put my 7x7 around 9:36, and I can often beat that by around 45s, but not reliably.
 
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Depends on how much you want to stretch the meaning of "the same way". Obviously you can't directly do 3-2-3 edge pairing on larger cubes, but you can still use freeslice or whatever. (And then there's also Yau5, where you solve two F2L pairs before finishing edge pairing.)
 
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