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Problem getting below 70 seconds

sneaklyfox

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Out of curiosity, I just tried doing a solve with absolutely no fingertricks but all wrist turns only. (It was really annoying having to move my entire hand to a different face to turn it and having to do cube rotations to make turning possible.) I got 30.38.
 
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You don't always need to listen to tutorials when they say "you should be ~x seconds" and stuff like that. I think the main reason they say that is because usually it helps understanding if you have more experience and it is possible to get that fast without their information. But if you understand the tutorials then there is no reason to not start applying the tricks right away. Start with Badmephisto's videos on youtube.

As for fingertricks, they are "hand"-y, but you will find that they come naturally after a while as you practice. Be patient. You will get there. Enjoy the process.
 

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It may not be your fingertricks, but instead your algorithms which are not very 'fingertricky' (i.e. not easy to do quickly). You may want to look at my 4LLL guide on my website (link in my sig); those are the algorithms that I used and still use now over a year and a half later.
 

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shengshou 3x3 is not really a good cube, however good enough to get you sub a minute at least. I used to use a shengshou 3x3 but when I bought my first dayan zhanchi it felt like the perfect cube and I loved it. I still use dayan zhanchi's today and I average sub 30. I found practicing very frequently a useful tool for getting faster, just practice and it should come naturally. When you say you use basic f2l I am not sure whether you are referring to the beginners method or the fridrich method but if you are referring to the beginners try learning fridrich f2l and look up a tutorial on it. Every video I watched on youtube when i averaged 70 seconds said the fridrich method is an intermediate to advanced method and you should learn the beginners method first, which is true unless you have mastered the beginners method - don't let other people tell you when to move on in cubing, move on whenever it feels right for yourself. Hope this helps.
 

ianliu64

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Out of curiosity, I just tried doing a solve with absolutely no fingertricks but all wrist turns only. (It was really annoying having to move my entire hand to a different face to turn it and having to do cube rotations to make turning possible.) I got 30.38.
Lol Jessica Fridrich can do it in 17 seconds.
 
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