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[Help Thread] One-Handed Solving Discussion

PetrusQuber

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Is Petrus good for OH?
Well I average 25 with it... Ergonomics are no worse than, say, CFOP though, imo.
Never really done OH, but started this morning(night now here). I've been practicing/turning pretty much all day, and my the skin on my left pinky surrounding my fingernail is practically raw. Is this normal and I just build up a tolerance over time? If not, is it my cube? I use a GTS3M that's pretty much OOTB, so I'm theorizing that maybe it's because of the stronger magnets and lousy setup. What do you think? The finger is fine for most turns, but it mostly hurts during R since when I push my finger slides across the layer and the skin rubs against the side of my fingernail
I hear the Tengyun is pretty good, really fast, light magnets.
 

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Is doing lefty double flicks for U2 moves instead of just doing U' U' worth it? I've tried it but having to do a regrip beforehand is annoying. I average around 16.5 with CFOP for reference.
 

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Is doing lefty double flicks for U2 moves instead of just doing U' U' worth it? I've tried it but having to do a regrip beforehand is annoying. I average around 16.5 with CFOP for reference.
Lefty U2 flicks are definitely a must for OH solving (R2 flicks too). Understanding when to do a U' U' or a double flick is also important.

Eidos are also super useful, which are a way to do a double turn by using a flick+push instead of flick+flick:
Left index flick from BLU to LFU and then push from LFU to UFR
Left index pull from FLU to LBU and then push from LBU to BRU

I average 14.5 with ZZ for reference.
 

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Thanks! How does one do an R2 flick? Is it just a z' and then a U2 flick? And when would you use it?
Pinky->ring R2 or an R2' eido (FRD to DBR to BRU). I use them for both of the easy Pi ZBLL OCLLs, depending on the direction:

R U2' R2' U' R2 U' R2' U2 R
R' U2' R2 U R2' U R2 U2 R'

where bold = eido, and italic = pinky ring flick.

For the both U2s and R2s, you just shift your middle finger or ring finger, respectively, for the double flick, and then put it back. Your other finger should be able to support the cube. You should never have to rotate for <RU>.
 
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