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Ok. For me, FB and SB take 40 seconds each, and I can't get under a minute. Any overall tips with efficiency? My blocks usually take 25 moves and I know that's horrible in terms of Roux.
 
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25 moves isn't actually too bad tbh. I reckon you probably just need to work on lookahead or turning style.

Personally, I would recommend you do a lot of unlimited inspection solves (ie solves where you try to plan as much of your solve as possible before starting).

Additionally, try to make your solves nice and smooth if they aren't already- try to avoid lots of fast turning, followed by a long pause followed by more fast turning etc.

I also find cubegrass block trainer helpful (start on an easy setting but slowly try to increase the speed at which you can do the block).

Lastly, if you're still worried about your efficiency, I would recommend looking up some example solves on yt and see if you can understand them.
 
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Ok. For me, FB and SB take 40 seconds each, and I can't get under a minute. Any overall tips with efficiency? My blocks usually take 25 moves and I know that's horrible in terms of Roux.
Which cube are you using? Do you use the middle slice en wide moves to solve the FB en SB? I can really recommend Kian Mansour's YouTube videos. He explains it really well and it was an eye opener for me. I just did a first two block solve on my cube and I was pretty inefficient and got to a total of 35 moves for the first two blocks together so 40 moves for each block is really too many. I used to take 3-4 minutes with Roux at first when I switched from CFOP, but once you retrain your brain Roux becomes a lot easier and I'm averaring high 30s now for the whole solve.
 
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Which cube are you using? Do you use the middle slice en wide moves to solve the FB en SB? I can really recommend Kian Mansour's YouTube videos. He explains it really well and it was an eye opener for me. I just did a first two block solve on my cube and I was pretty inefficient and got to a total of 35 moves for the first two blocks together so 40 moves for each block is really too many. I used to take 3-4 minutes with Roux at first when I switched from CFOP, but once you retrain your brain Roux becomes a lot easier and I'm averaring high 30s now for the whole solve.
I use some carbon fibre cube that was given to me and the only thing I remember was it coming in a zcube box. It doesn't look like the same model as the carbon fibre cube they sell on zcube though. Anyway, I have watched Kian's videos before but I've only seen the basic Roux tutorial videos (that's how I learnt the basics of the method). Also, I get around 25 moves each for the blocks, sorry if I was unclear haha.
 
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ZCube the Cube brand is something else than ZCube the cube store. :)

If you are doing 25 moves per block that's acceptable, but you should work on efficiency and use less moves. Spend some time figuring out how to do each situation with less moves, using wide moves, M slices, etc. Sometimes it's counterintuitive, so watch some example solves as well. (Example solves rarely help me though as they often go too fast and I can barely see what's going on. Might have to look into slowing down the videos. :))
 
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Hello, I am new to this whole forum and cubing world, but I thought this was the best place to ask questions sooo ya.

So I've been learning the Roux method for the past few months and my average is about 55 seconds. It takes around 45 seconds just to do the first and second block. I've tried to lower cube rotations and the amount of moves I use, but that kinda slows me down. Any suggestions??

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Ooops, my average is 65, not 5. and FB and SB is around 42 secs now
 
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I started cubing about 3 weeks ago, never learned the beginners method, watched some one at the airport solve with the Roux method and he showed me how to do it, after a few tries I was able to get it by myself. I started out with an average time of 3 minutes, 3 weeks later I'm averaging right above 40s.. My slowest time is block building on average 20-25 seconds to finish both sides, I've moved pretty far in 3 weeks, i do on average 2-300 solves throughout the day if I can, a lot more on weekends. Any suggestions to help with block building? or should i just keep practicing with trying to look ahead and plan blocks?
 
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I think that it is very cool that you got into cubing. I started cubing 4 years ago when i decided to learn one day with my grandpa. I stopped cubing for a while and just picked it back up in December when I saw a friend doing it at school. I encourage you to learn 2x2, 4x4, and 5x5. I personally do not use roux method but i can give you some advice. I am currently learning a bunch of different methods, and if you feel that this is your method than you should stick with it. Practice makes you better but you know this great method but you dont feel like you are improving I suggest that you go on youtube and look up "Brody the Cuber 10 tips to get better". This video helped me get a little better at the cube. I know what it is like to be in your position. I am currently in it and I can not figure out how to average under 40. If you need help on anything else please reply and I will try to get back to you as fast as I can. Good Luck!
 
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I think that it is very cool that you got into cubing. I started cubing 4 years ago when i decided to learn one day with my grandpa. I stopped cubing for a while and just picked it back up in December when I saw a friend doing it at school. I encourage you to learn 2x2, 4x4, and 5x5. I personally do not use roux method but i can give you some advice. I am currently learning a bunch of different methods, and if you feel that this is your method than you should stick with it. Practice makes you better but you know this great method but you dont feel like you are improving I suggest that you go on youtube and look up "Brody the Cuber 10 tips to get better". This video helped me get a little better at the cube. I know what it is like to be in your position. I am currently in it and I can not figure out how to average under 40. If you need help on anything else please reply and I will try to get back to you as fast as I can. Good Luck!
I have actually ordered and solved all the way up to 9x9 from speedcube shop and the skewb Pyraminx and square one.
 
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I kind of use all of the methods combined
Right now i am using beginners method/cfop

I just made a help thread if you have any additional questions
 
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