# Poll: What speedcubing method do you use?

## What speedsolving method do you use for 3x3?

• Total voters
130

#### CornerCutter

##### Member
It has been a few years since the last time there was a poll take for your main speedcubing method so I'd thought I would make one. It will be interesting to see how methods have changed from Last Time. I use CFOP. Please share.

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#### Daniel Lin

##### Guest
I am ZB/roux neutral

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#### Daniel Lin

##### Guest
but your cfop is 16 and your roux is 21, so wouldn't your main method be cfop?
I use Roux whenever there are premade pairs or squares. Yeah, my Roux is a bit slower, that's why I need to practice

#### AlphaSheep

##### Member
ZB is just a CFOP variant that just groups the steps differently. Normally you do C, F, O, P but with ZB you do C, (F+½O), (½O+P). ZZ is quite different.

#### FJT97

##### Member
ZB is just a CFOP variant that just groups the steps differently. Normally you do C, F, O, P but with ZB you do C, (F+½O), (½O+P). ZZ is quite different.
Agreed.
Separate those please. It hurts my zz heart

#### TheSilverBeluga

##### Member
It would be interesting to know who's color neutral as well.

#### CornerCutter

##### Member
It would be interesting to know who's color neutral as well.
Good Idea! I'll do that in a few days.

#### Matt11111

##### Member
I use Roux whenever there are premade pairs or squares. Yeah, my Roux is a bit slower, that's why I need to practice
Pairs and squares. anyway, I use CFOP, but I learned Petrus, Roux, and ZZ for my math fair project.

#### Joel2274

##### Member
actually kinda surprised, I though roux would be more popular than ZZ. I know nothing about the two

#### TheSilverBeluga

##### Member
Good Idea! I'll do that in a few days.
It's not just whether or not someone's color neutral, that poll has been done before. I'm more interested in what percentage of CFOP solvers are color neutral, as opposed to, say the percentage of Roux solvers are color neutral.

#### GuRoux

##### Member
actually kinda surprised, I though roux would be more popular than ZZ. I know nothing about the two
surprised about that too. i thought roux popularity has grown significantly, but i guess it's really zz who is the real winner.

#### mark49152

##### Super Moderator
Staff member
actually kinda surprised, I though roux would be more popular than ZZ. I know nothing about the two
Current scores for ZZ (5) and Roux (4) are too small to draw any conclusion yet. (Except that CFOP is way more popular than either of them.)

#### efattah

##### Member
I know we've been through this before, but I still think that when you sign your name next to your 3x3 time, there should be a box where you can put the abbreviation of the method used in the solve. It would be so awesome to be able to search the WCA database and find the fastest singles/averages with different variants. Since some people use different methods from one solve/round to the next, putting it next to your time would be ideal. Also in that case polls such as this would not be needed, you would just query the database.

#### AlphaSheep

##### Member
surprised about that too. i thought roux popularity has grown significantly, but i guess it's really zz who is the real winner.
Its now 14 to Roux, 5 to ZZ, which is probably the right sort of ratio.

It's also worth noting that these polls are biased to people who read the forum regularly, and these people are far far more likely to try new methods than people who don't read the forums. So these polls are heavily biased and exaggerate less common methods.

This poll suggests 1 in 4 cubers uses Roux as their main method but realistically it's probably less than 1 in 20. For ZZ it's most likely less than 1 in 50.

#### mark49152

##### Super Moderator
Staff member
Its now 14 to Roux, 5 to ZZ, which is probably the right sort of ratio.
The Roux score went up by 11 overnight while CFOP/ZZ went up by 4 between them, suggesting that some Roux fan told his friends to vote .

#### muchacho

##### Member
Nice try at guessing, but Roux fans have no friends

It was Kian (PDF) on FB... hope he doesn't ban me