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[Help Thread] Should I switch to Roux?

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How much slower will my big cube game be if I switched to Roux (lets say I average 20 second on CFOP and Roux) Will my switching to Roux make my big cubes slower. By how much? Thanks
 

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How much slower will my big cube game be if I switched to Roux (lets say I average 20 second on CFOP and Roux) Will my switching to Roux make my big cubes slower. By how much? Thanks
I don't think so, because if that's your CFOP average then you're quite experienced with CFOP already. Even if you were to switch to Roux it would not negatively affect your CFOP by much at all. I would argue it might have a worse effect on bigcubes if you switched to Roux earlier, because then you would have more difficulty with 3x3 stage (either you use Roux which is worse on bigcubes, or you have to use CFOP which you're relatively unskilled at). But if you switch once you're already good at CFOP then you will likely not even notice the difference in your bigcube times.
 
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I average 20-22 with 4LLL CFOP. I am afraid that switching to roux now would make my big cube 3x3 stage several seconds higher. I may just switch.... Ill prob finish learning CLL for 2x2. Then learn 2 look CMLL(thats just like my edge only OLL and T or Y perm right) and L6e. And forget f2l.
 

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I average 20-22 with 4LLL CFOP. I am afraid that switching to roux now would make my big cube 3x3 stage several seconds higher. I may just switch.... Ill prob finish learning CLL for 2x2. Then learn 2 look CMLL(thats just like my edge only OLL and T or Y perm right) and L6e. And forget f2l.
As long as you continue to use CFOP for the 3x3 stage, I don't think it'll make you several seconds slower. If anything, if you learn 2LLL then your times will actually get better!
 
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I dont think you are getting what I’m asking. Does using roux make 3x3 stage harder? If so by how much?
M slices are definitely a bit trickier on the 4x4, but I wouldn't let that discourage you too much. While CFOP-based reduction methods have been proven to get fast times, I'm sure Roux-based methods could achieve similar times with practice. I believe Kian @PenguinsDontFly is currently exploring the potential of Meyer, and is rapidly improving his 4x4 times so I wouldn't give up on Roux entirely for 4x4.
 
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