#### AlexvanVugt

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Is there any way to avoid parity on sq1? Someone told me that there was an advanced advanced cube shape, which avoids parity, although I couldn't find it anywhere.

#### AlexvanVugt

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Thanks. Sorry, I couldn't seem to find the search bar on the updated web(on mobile).

#### bobthegiraffemonkey

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I've just updated the OP in my thread to link to the most recent guides, so I suggest having another look. The pastebin is also linked in my sig, and is where I go if I need to check how to do a certain case (well, I use a local copy but it's the same info). Any questions about it just let me know.

#### Loiloiloi

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How fast can I get with this basic beginner's method? I'm trying to be able to make a 1:30 cutoff for my upcoming competition (probably shouldn't have registered for square-1)

#### pyr14

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How fast can I get with this basic beginner's method? I'm trying to be able to make a 1:30 cutoff for my upcoming competition (probably shouldn't have registered for square-1)

i usually average between maybe 25-35 seconds and with the begginers i get 48 seconds.

if u put effort in, i think it's very possible to make the 1:30 cutoff with just this method.

#### Ghost Cuber

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My QiYi Square-1 has uneven tensions between the U and D layers (one is much looser/faster than the other). How to I fix this?

#### NewCuber000

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So I just learned Advanced cube shape today, but I noticed that when I scramble the cube, there's multiple different shapes that aren't in the video I watched (By Brandon Lin). A lot of them i would find difficult to do intuitively too, like square/fist or shield/paw, and a bunch of cases i cant even name. What do you do for these cases? Use beginners, learn the cases yourself, turn it into a scallop case and solve, or what?

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#### Malkom

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So I just learned Advanced cube shape today, but I noticed that when I scramble the cube, there's multiple different shapes that aren't in the video I watched (By Brandon Lin). A lot of them i would find difficult to do intuitively too, like square/fist or shield/paw, and a bunch of cases i cant even name. What do you do for these cases? Use beginners, learn the cases yourself, turn it into a scallop case and solve, or what?
Those are just a few algs, you can learn the rest somewhere else.

#### NewCuber000

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Those are just a few algs, you can learn the rest somewhere else.

Oh ok lol. I was so excited at first I thought I learned full cube shape in one day XD

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#### Malkom

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Oh ok lol. I was so excited at first I thought I learned full cube shape in one day XD
Or well atleast i think so. I dont even own a Square one but for some reason i watched that video and i think people in the Comments said something about it not being a complete tutorial and your observations seem to Confirm that.

#### 1973486

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Square fist join up 3 edges. Shield paw 1 move to scallop kite.

#### wir3sandfir3s

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Is there a bld method for square-1, and if so where can I find a tutorial for it?

#### MoFoYa

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Does anyone have any tips for hand-scrambling a sq1? I can get the colors mixed up easily, but I have trouble with shapes... I always end up with easy shapes.

#### Sam N

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Does anyone have any tips for hand-scrambling a sq1? I can get the colors mixed up easily, but I have trouble with shapes... I always end up with easy shapes.

In all honesty I just don't use them. Using a random state scrambler is easier. It sucks if you don't have one on you, but square -1 is a puzzle that allows for dumb scrambles.

EDIT: I guess if you really want to hand scramble, I'd suggest scrambling it while in cube shape, and then leave cube-shape to further scramble it.

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#### MoFoYa

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EDIT: I guess if you really want to hand scramble, I'd suggest scrambling it while in cube shape, and then leave cube-shape to further scramble it.

This is exactly what I do when I don't have a scrambler available... I just don't feel like I'm getting random shapes because I have to pay so much attention to them when scrambling.

#### EntireTV

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The qiyi squan mechanism has a few caps for edge pieces, and sometimes when turning I have these fall off. Any way to prevent this?

#### MoFoYa

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The qiyi squan mechanism has a few caps for edge pieces, and sometimes when turning I have these fall off. Any way to prevent this?

A little drop of super glue will do the trick...

#### Loiloiloi

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http://andrewknelson.com/2012/03/23/square-1-full-cubeshape/
This website says not to just memorize every algorithm on the page, and I don't understand the reasoning behind it (even though they gave an explanation) can someone dumb it down for me? Is there anywhere I can just learn full algorithms for all shape combinations?