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with_joerg,

I understand your frustration with what seems to be a step that doesn't get explained well for beginners.
I learned Roux earlier this year and getting a good starting grasp on some of those steps can be tricky.

4b is really a simple step once you understand it.

Here's the little info sheet I made to help me learn Roux: http://www.solvexio.cf/app/#/New-to-Roux
4b is in the little box labeled: "Permute UR and UL Edges"

Take a look and see if that helps, but if that confuses you more, keep looking at different explanations until it clicks for you.


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I've been working on learning Roux for a bit over a week now and now I want to learn CMLL. If anyone does Roux then please tell me how you learned CMLL or what website you learned it from.
 
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thank you for being patient with this, I feel my attempts at roux really have helped my CFOP style solve, and now I feel my advancements at CFOP will be helping me with roux. I'm thinking of going to roux for my 3x3x3 and CFOP after reduction for my larger cubes.
Most of these explanations are not very clear. First of all, I would recommend a different tutorial website, mainly because that one is really old and also because hardly any Rouxers use Orange or Red top for their blocks. Check out this one: https://sites.google.com/view/kianroux?authuser=0

When applying the algorithm (known as the Arrow) over and over again, you are able to solve EO, but it is not very efficient. I would recommend learning the optimal algs for the seven EO cases you can get on the website above.

It isn't necessary to peek at the bottom for this step because you can use deduction to figure out if the back edge is oriented or not. For example, if you have two bad edges at UL and UB, and the FD sticker is the bottom or top color, then you know that not only in the DF edge unoriented, but also that the DB edge isn't oriented either, because there has to be an even number.

That is a great plan for methods, exactly what I do.

Hope this helps!

I've been working on learning Roux for a bit over a week now and now I want to learn CMLL. If anyone does Roux then please tell me how you learned CMLL or what website you learned it from.
Don't learn full CMLL until you are at least sub-30. It doesn't help until you are at that point. 2 look CMLL can be done with normal OCLL algs and T and Y perms from CFOP.
 

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Hi!
I’ve been cubing for about 2 months now and a few weeks ago I bought a Gan Air 356 SM. Although I really like the cube I can’t really make M-slices comfortable no matter how I adjust the tension. M’ is fine, but M is horrible.
If I adjust it so that M-slices are good, the cube as a whole is so loose that it’s uncontrollable for me.

Anyone else had the same problems and how did you solve it? Or is it just a matter of practice?

Happy new year!

Edit: is there any cube that’s extra popular amongst Roux users?
 
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Hi!
I’ve been cubing for about 2 months now and a few weeks ago I bought a Gan Air 356 SM. Although I really like the cube I can’t really make M-slices comfortable no matter how I adjust the tension. M’ is fine, but M is horrible.
If I adjust it so that M-slices are good, the cube as a whole is so loose that it’s uncontrollable for me.

Anyone else had the same problems and how did you solve it? Or is it just a matter of practice?

Happy new year!

Edit: is there any cube that’s extra popular amongst Roux users?
It is a matter of just practice and grinding.

Try the ishaan M slice fingertrick and many more ways to M slice moves, to get more better turning.
 
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I usually average around 25 seconds with CFOP and recently switched to Roux, using Kian's method. With roux, I average 1 minute and 15 seconds. Is there any way I could improve.

Blocks 25 seconds
CMLL 7 seconds
LSE 30 seconds
 
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Well, Blocks and LSE obviously could use improving. LSE doesn't take me much more than 5-10 seconds and I average around 35 with Roux with two look CMLL. You gotta work on recognition of the cases most of all. I think Twisty Timer has a specific Roux practice scramble for LSE and for LSE step 3. That's a big help.

Blocks just require practice. Make sure you abuse the M slice like it's going out of style. Check Kian Mansour's videos, his explanation is better than anything I've ever seen. He also has a website on google sites.
 
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Ok, I saw on cstimer a roux subset now. Thanks
Also, he doesn't really talk about this but how could I improve efficacy for block building.
 
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Ok, I saw on cstimer a roux subset now. Thanks
Also, he doesn't really talk about this but how could I improve efficacy for block building.
Improving efficiency in blockbuilding is hard. Mostly, efficiency comes with time. The best things you can do to help it along are probably to watch a ton of example solves and practice at https://cubegrass.appspot.com/block_trainer/.
 
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