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tsmosher

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I use r’ (U2 r U2 r U2) r2 F2 (r’ U2 r’ U2) F2 r2 F2, it's basically a slightly different execution of the most popular alg. The F2 moves feel pretty much like righty U2s

That looks interesting. I'll have to try that.

I have started to use the inverse of the popular Lucas parity alg. Which flows a lot better in my opinion and can be done without that awkward x regrip at the very beginning.

R U2 R U2 R' U2 R U2 L' U2 Rw U2 R' U2 R' B2 R' (x')

or

R U2 R U2 R' U2 R U2 L' U2 Rw U2 R' U2 R' x' U2 R'
 

tsmosher

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I just wanted to say that ZZ-r has 16 last layer algs.
Requires you to learn EOLine/EOCross and LS phasing concepts though. LS phasing is only easy when your last F2L pair reduces to insertion of a premade pair on the U layer. (Otherwise, you can do a sune to phase edges before OCLL...)

Then 7 OCLL-EPP algs and 9 PLL algs (most of which you probably already know).

One beginners approach I used to teach people was: daisy/cross, F2L, EOLL with phasing (not that many cases/algs), OCLL-EPP, PLL.

EDIT: But most newbies want something simpler than that, such as sune reduction or SVOLL as part of a 4+LLL.
 
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IsThatA4x4

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Jul 18, 2021
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WCA
2022RITC01
Bump (ish)
This is random (obviously) but I made a list of things cubers never say, it's relatively short so I'll probably keep adding to it:
I love parity, it adds so much variety to the events
***some of these may be controversial viewer discretion is advised***
GAN cubes are priced so fairly
That was a +2
A bad time? Must've been a skill issue
Actually I main the GAN 12 maglev peacock edition
I never forget my algs
Rubik's brands are the only real cubes
N perm is hands down the best PLL
Triple parity? That seems fair
Nah I don't need new cubes
I love dot OLLs, I try to force them every solve
Tymon's solves make so much sense, even a baby could follow them
I never do more than one pre-AUF for PLL
2x2 is the most skill-based event
Square-1 notation is the best
I use the Heise method
Of course I don't pause, I would never be sub-optimal
I use a stopwatch to time all my solves
My main event is 21x21
I'm so consistent
Purple internals? Yeah I don't need them
They should add cold handed as an event
I have such accurate turning
Actually I won't count that
U3? I never did such a thing
 

qwr

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Bump (ish)
This is random (obviously) but I made a list of things cubers never say, it's relatively short so I'll probably keep adding to it:
I love parity, it adds so much variety to the events
***some of these may be controversial viewer discretion is advised***
GAN cubes are priced so fairly
That was a +2
A bad time? Must've been a skill issue
Actually I main the GAN 12 maglev peacock edition
I never forget my algs
Rubik's brands are the only real cubes
N perm is hands down the best PLL
Triple parity? That seems fair
Nah I don't need new cubes
I love dot OLLs, I try to force them every solve
Tymon's solves make so much sense, even a baby could follow them
I never do more than one pre-AUF for PLL
2x2 is the most skill-based event
Square-1 notation is the best
I use the Heise method
Of course I don't pause, I would never be sub-optimal
I use a stopwatch to time all my solves
My main event is 21x21
I'm so consistent
Purple internals? Yeah I don't need them
They should add cold handed as an event
I have such accurate turning
Actually I won't count that
U3? I never did such a thing
skill issue
 

AJT17

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Nov 3, 2021
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2022TELF01
I just recently magnetized my 10x10, but I think I messed up, because when it is scrambled some of the edges are repelling, and I think I forgot to make sure the polarity was the same with all of the pieces. I might have to get a new one, since when I do an outer layer turn, I can barely get it to turn because of the repelling magnets moving the pieces away.
 

AJT17

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2022TELF01
I have resorted to just disassembling the 10x10, and will take out the magnets to put them in correctly. I hope I can put the cube back together after, because I have only taken apart up to a 4x4 with even layered cubes.
 
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