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Roux ~ do you have color neutrality?

Roux solvers, how color neutral are you?

  • 1 block ~ always the same, not color neutral

    Votes: 2 13.3%
  • 2 blocks

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • 4 blocks

    Votes: 2 13.3%
  • 8 blocks

    Votes: 8 53.3%
  • 9 or more

    Votes: 2 13.3%
  • 2 or more blocks (as above) but mostly use the same one

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters


Sep 6, 2015
If so, why did you learn it, and how does it help you?

I tried a new (cn2) block as a break from doing the same one, and was surprised the time was reasonable, though it took much longer than usual. A couple of days later, the new block times are approaching those of the previous one. Having two choices can have some benefits in addition to first moves.

For example, sometimes I've made a SB mistake which has messed up the FB, switched sides to correct it, and wasn't used to the switch. Now this won't be an issue anymore. Another benefit is better pair recognition, which is already happening.

Now that I've started, how far should I go, and still get benefits from the time invested? I can see going to 4 blocks, by keeping the same top and using any side for FB, but am not sure yet if I'll do it. What are your ideas about Roux and color neutrality?


Mar 7, 2013
Oxfordshire, UK
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The most common thing to do is any four colours on L/R (e.g. red/blue/orange/yellow), and any of two colours on U/D (usually white/yellow). This gives you eight possible first blocks. This ensures you can use any pre-made pair! It's not much more work than only having four FBs; it's equivalent to being dual-CN with CFOP.