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[Help Thread] One-Handed Solving Discussion

xyzzy

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So im going to a competiton and I want to compete in OH which im starting to practice for like the first time ever and I average around a minute.
Literally just turn faster. Do one-handed drills to get your turning speed up, and also to get the algs in your muscle memory. Assuming you're using your left hand for OH, use your pinky for R/R' moves and your index for U/U' moves, and mostly hold the cube with your thumb and middle finger. (Thumb-and-ring grip is probably fine too, and it lets you use index-middle double flicks for U2. I'm not an OH expert, so I can't tell you which is better.)

As long as you're not reinforcing bad habits, sub-45 shouldn't take very long. Maybe a week or two?
 

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Hi
I am new to OH and for the next competition I want to compete in OH. But the problem is it tooks me 5 minutes to solve it with OH
 

xyzzy

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Hi
I am new to OH and for the next competition I want to compete in OH. But the problem is it tooks me 5 minutes to solve it with OH
See the last few pages of posts in this thread.

First solution!! Lookup j perm OH on YouTube. Great vid. And second: practice. And practice. And practice table abuse. And practice.
For the most part, don't bother with table abuse. Table abuse for stuff like MU H perm or Z perm is fine, and obviously if you use Roux you can (and probably should) table-abuse LSE too, but in general using the table is a crutch and can prevent you from learning how to handle the cube properly.

"But Max Park does that!" Yeah, and you're not Max Park.
 

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Hi, I'm looking for a good alg for orienting all edges
I'm currently using F(RUR'U')F'f(RUR'U')f' for dot cases but it takes way too long, is there a better alg for OH?
I avg about 30s (15s cross+f2l and 15s 2LOLL+PLL).
 

xyzzy

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I'm currently using F(RUR'U')F'f(RUR'U')f' for dot cases but it takes way too long, is there a better alg for OH?
Yes: try (r U r' U2 R U2 R' U2 r U' r') or (R' U2 r U' r' U2 r U r' U2 R). (These are also faster for 2H so you should learn them regardless!)

But also just start learning full OLL, imo. Your F2L is relatively solid (about as fast as mine, and I average 22-23) but you're wasting a lot of time on the last layer.
 

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How do I get better at finger tricks? currently I average 1:20 on OH and know full pll and a 1/4 of oll. For some reason some of the plls I mess up every time because I am so used to doing it 2 handed. Suggestions?
 
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