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Optimizing Algorithms With Finger Tricks

jdh3000

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Something I've recently realized is that when I start utilizing more finger tricksj, how horrible my already ingrained algorithms are.
I see how much they would benefit from the new finger trick; the problem arises in breaking the habit of the old way.
Example: A while back I started using my left index more; flicks, pushes, etc.,
Which really has helped in my f2l.
Now I am noticing how many oll/pll algs are suffering from double flicks from the right index, and even regrips.

If I try thinking about the alg, slowing down, I jam up where the change comes in. I'm going to have to go back and basically re-learn the algs by looking at them written.
Seems rediculous but these are fixed in my muscle memory so much that I can only see the case and go right into it; if I think about it, it's gone.

Any tips?

While I'm going through these I will also note which ones have poor technique. No telling how much time is being wasted because when these were learned, I just did whatever seemed correct at the time, and never bothered to redo it.
 

RandomPris

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I had this too in the beginning when I switched from just solving to solving with finger tricks. But trust me, it's more than worth it. Oh and I've experienced that once you know an alg, especially by muscle memory, you will not forget it. Your brain just needs to get used to your new way of executing it.
 

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Finding good fingertricks is always hard. Its take few people trying and testing the algs before they become viable. Newer fingertricks are being invented as cubing hardware keeps getting better.
 
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