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xyzzy

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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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Filipe you should consider going to a comp provided if one shows up near you, because you have been cubing for 10 years, seem passionate about it and have not gone yet
 

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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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personally,

(regrip right thumb to bottom) F with right index, R, U with right index, R' (take right middle finger off cube), U' with left index, F' with right thumb.

(I also sometimes use right index for final F, depends whether I was turning fast enough)
 

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(regrip right thumb to bottom) F with right index, R, U with right index, R' (take right middle finger off cube), U' with left index, F' with right thumb.

(I also sometimes use right index for final F, depends whether I was turning fast enough)
Sorry I was thinking wide f, but I appreciate the reply. I feel like thumb on the bottom back and right index on two layers feels pretty unstable.

But I think I do need to get in the practice of using my index for F and F' or right thumb underneath for F'
 

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Sorry I was thinking wide f, but I appreciate the reply. I feel like thumb on the bottom back and right index on two layers feels pretty unstable.

But I think I do need to get in the practice of using my index for F and F' or right thumb underneath for F'
It works for me personally. everybody's different

with wide f:

left index on S layer, push, regrip right thumb to DBR, put right index on cube, R U R' U', f' with right index.
 

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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'?
I do it similarly to you, but the other way round (left thumb for F, right thumb for F’)
It depends on the situation and fingertricks following. I don’t see why you’d need to do that, but probably no regrip, use my thumbs to move the wide fs. Maybe even my right index finger on UR.
 

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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'?
I use my right thumb for almost every single F/F'. I do F sexy F' like this
Right thumb on the UFR corner (F Sticker) to push down as the F, do sexy move with right thumb falling on the DRF Edge, (F sticker), then push up to F'
If I'm in a grip where my middle finger is on the UR edge, then I'll do the first F with my index finger, then execute it the exact same way.



Speaking of fingertricks, how many of you guys use the Edio U2? I use it instead of a double flick with my left hand.
 
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