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EngiNerdBrian

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you know what's so crazy to me, all cubers who take a break can come back after a few months and just be as good if not better when they stopped. I recently took a long break from cubing and branched off into other things utilizing my finger dexterity. but I can still average about 13 seconds after a warm up.
What other activities did you do to utilize finger dexterity?
 

Everyone

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Notation is very hard to remember
Someone please give me a guide, I can’t even do the example solve forum for this.
I do know R goes up and U goes left, so L would go down and D would go right. Z turns up and down in some way but I can’t remember.
 

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Notation is very hard to remember
Someone please give me a guide, I can’t even do the example solve forum for this.
I do know R goes up and U goes left, so L would go down and D would go right. Z turns up and down in some way but I can’t remember.
Instead of thinking of left and up etc, it is clockwise for each face. " U " is clockwise when looking at the U face, and " U' " is counterclockwise.
x, y, and z rotations follow R, U, and F moves respectively.

Example using your left/right/up/down notation (but move on from that as quickly as you can):
R U R' U' x y' means " R up, U left, R down, U right, F face becomes U face, F face becomes R face "
 

OldSwiss

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Notation is very hard to remember
Someone please give me a guide, I can’t even do the example solve forum for this.
I do know R goes up and U goes left, so L would go down and D would go right. Z turns up and down in some way but I can’t remember.
One thing that really helps to learn notation is using a smart cube.
Depending on the software they follow you trough the scramble with animations or tell you at least if you are wrong ;)
After a couple of scrambles you know where to turn.

And it's also fun to track your solves and times.


If you don't have a smartcube you can use

You can either copy/paste into the scramble field to see how the scramble looks like or leave the scramble field empty and copy the scramble into the "enter moves here" field to see the steps of the scramble.

2x2 and 3x3 Notation is not so hard to lean.
For Scrambles it's just 6 layers clockwise or counterclockwise, for algs sometimes 3 more for slice moves but probably you don't need these.
I've never did S and E moves
Scrambling a big cube is a thing of it's own, I still didn't learn after half a year of cubing :rolleyes:
 
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That's cool. Are you good at it? Do you even have one of those cute little boards?
Fingerboarding is RAD

back in 2004 used to make my own fingerboards

I didn't have money to buy a tech deck so I would get a cheap ruler and a lighter to make the nose and tail, with no trucks or wheels at all, just to do the flips and slides on my bed (that made it easier to do the tricks) on homemade obstacles

oh good times
 

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x, y, and z rotations follow R, U, and F moves respectively.
Thank you, I have struggled to remember which way x, y & z go quickly, without referencing notes. I think this has just solved my problem. Quite simple now I look at it, but I had a problem locking it in.
 

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I think he was being facetious!
I have an 'impossible' and I must say what a terrible excuse for a cube it is! The idea is fun, but the physical cube is abysmal. In 2022 when you can get great speed cubes for $5, I dont think Rubiks can hold their heads high over this cube. It's worse than the 'regular' cube they make, by far.
Anyway, rant over. Merry Christmas everyone..
 
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