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Aaronus23

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I notice that when talking about 3BLD on tutorials they refer to stickers like UB or FU and i dont understand that notation, can someone please explain this to me?
 

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Dumb question:
I notice that when talking about 3BLD on tutorials they refer to stickers like UB or FU and i dont understand that notation, can someone please explain this to me?
The edge piece that intersects the U and B faces is the piece they are referring to. The first letter indicates which sticker they are talking about.

UB is the only edge that is on both U and B faces, and the sticker is the one which is on the U face. FU is the only edge that is on both the F and U faces, and the sticker is the one which is on the F face.

Similarly, if there are three letters, it is referring to a corner sticker. The same principle applies. UFL is the corner that lays on all three of the U, F, and L faces and it is the sticker which is the on the U face.
 
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Dumb question:
I notice that when talking about 3BLD on tutorials they refer to stickers like UB or FU and i dont understand that notation, can someone please explain this to me?
For edges, the first letter refers to what face it's on and the second letter refers to the other side it's touching.

For corners it's the same thing except that it needs two other sides to be specified.
 

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One answer BLD question thread blind

What is a solution to the cylce UBL BRU DBL
That's the worst cycle period.

I use:

[U x' [U2 , R' F' R2 F R]] (14)
or
[U [B2 , R' U' R2 U R]] (14)

But you could also use:
[x' z' D R' [D2, R' U2 R]] (11)

EDIT: I'm switching to the 11 mover lol.
 
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