As two people said before me, top feet solvers definitely learn alternate alg sets. While I don't favor the event, it is a category of its own which requires skill and I feel it should stay.Many adept OH solvers learn alternative algorithm sets specifically for OH solving. I don't believe this is the case with feetsolving. (If it is the case, feel free to correct me.)
I don't think it has a lot of its own skills and techniques that don't already apply to the normal speedsolving events. BigBLD, multiBLD, and FMC do. OH also doesn't have a lot of its own skills and techniques - like feet, by far the biggest thing you need to be good is to spend a lot of time practicing the movements until you can do them fluently and quickly. However, OH is extremely easy to hold in competition.This really bugs me. How can you say feet doesn't require skill? You saying Gabriel Pereira Campanha broke WR without skill and technique?
QQ: Normally I find your posts to be well informed, to the point and logical. But this one has some things in it which are just plain wrong.Short competitions are certainly easier to organize and run (and help out in) without feet. You don't have to move the timers and tables and stuff around, clean and deodorize things so people who don't love feet aren't disgusted, etc. while still keeping to the fixed number of hours you have the venue for.
Of course, bigBLD/multiBLD/FMC also make competitions harder to run, but at least (IMO) those have a lot of additional technique and skill above and beyond normal speedsolving, whereas feet doesn't.
Qqwref never claimed that. He only said it doesn't require a lot of additional skill in his opinion, whereas bigBLD, multibld and FMC does.Claiming feet doesn't require skill beyond normal hand-speedsolving is just a sign that you don't really know what feet (and a BIG part of speedsolving) is about.
He did in this post.Qqwref never claimed that. He only said it doesn't require a lot of additional skill in his opinion, whereas bigBLD, multibld and FMC does.
And the in the next post he gave in a bit:Of course, bigBLD/multiBLD/FMC also make competitions harder to run, but at least (IMO) those have a lot of additional technique and skill above and beyond normal speedsolving, whereas feet doesn't.
Solving your cube with your feet is no additional skill? It's as easy as twisting your cubes with 2 hands? I didn't think so. Physical skills (dexterity) and mental (methods and algs) skills are both skills. You need to develop new skills in both of these areas if you want to be good at feet. The physical skill is even more important than mental skills at feet I'd say. Maybe that's part of why media thinks especially feet is impressive. You can quickly see additional skill is required in comparison with normal 2-hand solving. This is harder to spot at other 2-Handed twisty puzzle events like megaminx or 5x5 (both obviously also require new skills).I don't think it has a lot of its own skills and techniques that don't already apply to the normal speedsolving events.
Yes let's debate on how to measure skill. How about litres?Obviously nobody thinks it's as easy as 2-handed. You seem to be ignoring the part "a lot of", which I put in bold for a reason
I agree. I'm not giving arguments for removing feet. I currently don't want any events to be removed. All I wanted to do was clarify qqwrefs opinion, since you seemed to think he was claiming feet doesn't require any skill at all, which he did not.I've said it before: removing feet can be justifyable, if done for the right reasons. "Lack of skill" is not a valid reason, whereas "not many competitors" would be.
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