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[Help Thread] Pyraminx Discussion

CodingCuber

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I love pyraminx. Its my best event and i would to love to practice to become world class at the event. I tried learning top first and dont enjoy it as much as l4e. Is it possible to be world class with only intuitive l4e or will top first have to come with it.
For me, I learnt how to get faster intuitively over time. I use LBL/L3E and average 4.5-5.5 depending on the day. Important things to note include making your solves as pauseless as possible and planning your entire v + 1 back edge in inspection if possible. You can 100% be world-class with v-first.
 

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In drew brads most recent video he said that people should method neutral to compete at the very top of pyraminx.
Do you think it is a good idea to get good with one before the other or try to do both at the same time.
(For context I am at about 5 seconds with intuitive L4e)

I can't be sub 10 on Pyraminx
I use keyhole method average around 11 second and my PB is 4,66. What should I do for becoming sub-10.
I guarantee that if you do one session and do 100 -300 solves you will become sub 10
 

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In drew brads most recent video he said that people should method neutral to compete at the very top of pyraminx.
Do you think it is a good idea to get good with one before the other or try to do both at the same time.
(For context I am at about 5 seconds with intuitive L4e)
I would go for one and then the other. I would start with V first personally.
 

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I would go for one and then the other. I would start with V first personally.
as i have already made progress with V first i will get that down to about a 4 average then include some 1 flip

Out of interest what do you think would be the maximum TPS achievable in average solves for pyraminx assuming that 3x3 is like 10ish

What is there to learn after L4e that expands off of it has someone genned L4e but with one edge flipped or with one centre incorrectly oriented?

What is there to learn after L4e that expands off of it has someone genned L4e but with one edge flipped or with one centre incorrectly oriented?
After doing some research I have learnt about tl4e and ml4e which are interesting
 

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Hey guys, I'm actually a Sub-5 on pyraminx, I try very very hard on getting into Sub-3 but I just couldn't get in?
I would really appreciate if you have any tips on this!
 
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Hey guys, I'm actually a Sub-5 on pyraminx, I try very very hard on getting into Sub-3 but I just couldn't get in?
I would really appreciate if you have any tips on this!
Well if your Pyraminx doesn't have any tips I would recommend getting a pyraminx with tips. If it does not have tips it's is actually called a Tetraminx (fun mod to make) most sub-3 solvers use tips on their pyraminxes.
 

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As a pyraminx solver that currently averages 4.x seconds, I feel I am somewhat qualified to explain how to get where I am, and with enough practice you can get below 3 seconds using my tips.

1: Learn a method type that you want to stick with.

Method neutrality isn't a necessity to get really fast at Pyraminx (sub-3), so you don't need to use up all your time like this. Pick a good method from that type that you know you can use, and practice as much as you can with that method.

2: Learn to one-look.

This is a necessity to be sub-3 at pyraminx. You have to know which moves your going to do during the solve and how to execute them in the most ergonomically friendly way possible. It's quite a difficult task, but once you have this step down there's not much more do do.

3: Learn proper fingertricks.

I'm just saying this because I see a lot of people using awful fingertricks for solving pyraminx. Some even have sub 5 averages, which is funny considering that they could probably drop around 1/3 of a second by just learning good fingertricks. Anyway, learn how to do flicks with your fingers and try to minimize regrips as much as you can.

4: Do tips the right way.

Don't solve all your tips at the beginning or end, and don't solve one at a time with a flip in between. Solve tips while doing the solve, and if you can't solve a few, then solve them simultaneously at the start or end of a solve using your indexes or pinkies (depending on the situation).

This probably does seem like a lot, but these are things I took into account when trying to get good, so combine these with practice and I think that you could be able to reach your goal.
 

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my avg bro
I think drilling L4E algs (DG's trainer) and getting improving recognition might help (I'm not a pyra expert though)
Tq Noted

As a pyraminx solver that currently averages 4.x seconds, I feel I am somewhat qualified to explain how to get where I am, and with enough practice you can get below 3 seconds using my tips.



1: Learn a method type that you want to stick with.



Method neutrality isn't a necessity to get really fast at Pyraminx (sub-3), so you don't need to use up all your time like this. Pick a good method from that type that you know you can use, and practice as much as you can with that method.



2: Learn to one-look.



This is a necessity to be sub-3 at pyraminx. You have to know which moves your going to do during the solve and how to execute them in the most ergonomically friendly way possible. It's quite a difficult task, but once you have this step down there's not much more do do.



3: Learn proper fingertricks.



I'm just saying this because I see a lot of people using awful fingertricks for solving pyraminx. Some even have sub 5 averages, which is funny considering that they could probably drop around 1/3 of a second by just learning good fingertricks. Anyway, learn how to do flicks with your fingers and try to minimize regrips as much as you can.



4: Do tips the right way.



Don't solve all your tips at the beginning or end, and don't solve one at a time with a flip in between. Solve tips while doing the solve, and if you can't solve a few, then solve them simultaneously at the start or end of a solve using your indexes or pinkies (depending on the situation).



This probably does seem like a lot, but these are things I took into account when trying to get good, so combine these with practice and I think that you could be able to reach your goal.
Tq so much for your useful tips, very appreciate all of that. Actually Im having two problems right now which is one-look and fingertricks. Any video recommendation on both of this?
 
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In drew brads most recent video he said that people should method neutral to compete at the very top of pyraminx.
Do you think it is a good idea to get good with one before the other or try to do both at the same time.
(For context I am at about 5 seconds with intuitive L4e)


I guarantee that if you do one session and do 100 -300 solves you will become sub 10
I don't really think so because i did exactly what he said and practice for months and I only get to sub5 instead of 3
 
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