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Share a tip, Win a Qiyi Mini Wuque M 4x4

TheLegend12

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I'm pretty sure most people know this already, but when learning algs split them into triggers of three to four moves to simplify it.
 

Zarxrax

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I have recently started cubing again after a several year break, and as I prepare to begin learning some new things, I have been updating some old guides that I wrote, and documenting some things that might be helpful for others, mainly for the 2x2x2 cube.

Find my new site here: https://www.cubestuff.cf/
Among other things, you will find a newly updated guide for the Guimond method, and tips and tricks for getting better at PBL (including a trainer to learn to recognize PBL from 2 sides).
 

eyeballboi

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TIP: On 2x2 you don't have to learn big alg sets to be fast, I have a 2.58 average using ortega to show.
 

felixm444

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In effort to encourage people to share tips and help each other in the community, I'm giving away at Qiyi Mini Wuque M 4x4. For the next 2 weeks, you can reply to this thread and post 1 tip for the cubing community - could be about getting faster, having less nerves, making friends, link to a useful post/article, anything useful. You can only reply once or you're disqualified, and winner will be chosen at random in 2 weeks, ending Oct 25th at midnight UTC 0.

Let's have a mission to be open, share, welcome new people to the community, and help each other.

Ready, set, go!
You don't need expensive cubes, budget ones will be fine. You can still get really fast times on them
 

pjk

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Thanks for everyone who shared a tip! A low number of responses surprisingly. And the winner is....

onion cuber

Congrats to @onion cuber. Please send me a message with your full name, address, and number so I can get the Qiyi Mini Wuque M 4x4 sent to you.

I'd like to do more giveaways, if you guys have any good ideas for doing a giveaway, let me know.
 

Tanglog

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here is a tip: If you need a good speed cube go use gan or valk and use honey or wikibuy here is another one: if you want to learn how to tension your speed cube here,
 

ProStar

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Try to break up new algorithms into multiple parts, often times slightly modified triggers will make up most of an algorithm. For example:

F R U' R' U' R U R' F' R U R' U' R' F R F'

Can be thought of as an F move, a sexy move with first U inverted, sexy move without final U', F', sexy move, sledgehammer

So whenever you try to memorize an algorithm first look at it and try to find ways to simplify it. That way you aren't just trying to remember 17 random moves.
 
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Here's a tip that really helps me a lot.
Competitions are a mental game; you know that you avg x but in comp, you might not avg x. What im saying is that at home you avg sub 15 but in comp you might avg slower than sub 15.
What I found that helps me to avg the same at home as in comp is not thinking about how you are going to do. (Don't overthink your solves.)

Sorry for the weird advice. It works for me. It might not work for you, just give it a try.
 
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