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LBr

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"Why We Cube" was a beautiful documentary and really inspiring whenever you feel like you hit a roadblock.
why we cube was as good, but when I have a cube in public, a lot of people refer to the netflix one when they see me cubing in public. Agreed about the whole streaming service thing and that would be the reason more random people have seen it
 
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why we cube was as good, but when I have a cube in public, a lot of people refer to the netflix one when they see me cubing in public. Agreed about the whole streaming service thing and that would be the reason more random people have seen it
"Why We Cube" is more aimed towards cubers while ones like "The Speedcubers" can draw in outside audiences better.
 

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I can do it for you, if you like. If you would prefer to do it yourself, all you have to do is count the number of frames your execution takes then divide it by the FPS to get the time, then divide the number of turns by the time.

I’m using my phone’s camera and I want to ask: how can I find the footage, or slow it down enough to see individual frames? I’m assuming it’s not what I initially did, which is go into the photos app and click on the video. If it helps, I’m using a rather old iPhone 6.
 

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VLC or any competent video editor/player
The implication here is that VLC is not a competent video player
which is absolutely true; use mpv instead

I don't remember off-hand VLC's keybinds for frame-stepping, but in mpv the default keybinds for frame-stepping are , (comma) and . (full stop). (Same as on YouTube, actually, but mpv's seeking is a lot more reliable and you don't have to suffer from random buffering.)
 

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I just want to say that while I was cubing today, someone asked me 'are you a speeedcuber?,' I said 'yes.' He told me he was sub 8.5, did a session and got several sub 8 averages of 5, and 3 sub 7 singles. I tried some of his cubes, and instantly I was like a second faster and got lots of 12s.

I also solved my first 6x6, and learned 2 new f2l cases that I would like to share.

For the one with the flipped pair, white facing up, just do U', sledge, insert.

For the one where the corner is in, but the edge is flipped, do sledge, R U' R' U, then solve the case after
 
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I just want to say that while I was cubing today, someone asked me 'are you a speeedcuber?,' I said 'yes.' He told me he was sub 8.5, did a session and got several sub 8 averages of 5, and 3 sub 7 singles. I tried some of his cubes, and instantly I was like a second faster and got lots of 12s.
That's so cool! I never met a cuber faster than me in person
I also solved my first 6x6
Congrats!
For the one with the flipped pair, white facing up, just do U', sledge, insert.

For the one where the corner is in, but the edge is flipped, do sledge, R U' R' U, then solve the case after
I knew both of them, for second one I tend to leave for the last slot and do EO by inserting a bad edge on the slot, rotating and solving, and a sledge in the end if 3 ll edges are flipped
 
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I am a relatively new cuber and I have been using my right thumb for F and f and my left thumb for F' and f'. Is that a bad habit I should kick or is that fine? I see index finger used more, but I find it awkward to bring it to the front of the cube. How would you fingertrick f(sexy)f'?
 
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