Statistical question: Hand used in OH?

Robert-Y

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erm. i don't think this is relevant unless we have a proof. i think the right handers for oh are still right handed in normal solves
:confused: I'm mostly left handed in normal solves but I use my right hand for OH cubing... But yeah, some people who are left/right handed in normal and OH solves.

BTW there was a video of a 17.66 OH solve from Yumu Tabuchi, which was uploaded onto youtube by Yu Nakajima, but he deleted it after some time...

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jcuber

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I believe most people use their non-dominant hand for OH, including me. There are more righties than lefties in the world, so results have nothing to do with it.

Pedro

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I believe most people use their non-dominant hand for OH, including me. There are more righties than lefties in the world, so results have nothing to do with it.
I believe most people use the left hand because it's easier to do R,U algs, which we use more in 2H cubing

but I have some friends who preferred to mirror basically everything and use the right hand...

miniGOINGS

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I believe most people use the left hand because it's easier to do R,U algs, which we use more in 2H cubing

but I have some friends who preferred to mirror basically everything and use the right hand...
I use OH Roux, although I only average 2 minutes with it.

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brah
I thought this was really silly. Wouldn't it make a lot more sense to find out if these cubers are using their dominant or non-dominant hand? Left and right really don't mean much.

If I remember correctly, Rama's dominant hand is his left, and he does OH with his left; Nakaji's dominant hand is his right, but he also does OH with his left. So, really, this left/right thing is quite meaningless, isn't it? :confused:

royzabeast

Member
I'm right handed generally, but I use my left hand. You should post a poll.

thanks guys. but it was just a curiosity for the top 25 oh cubers.

i average about 1min RH 1:30 LH now. My right hand is much better right now, but over the long run i think i'll switch to left

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brah
thanks guys. but it was just a curiosity for the top 25 oh cubers.

i average about 1min RH 1:30 LH now. My right hand is much better right now, but over the long run i think i'll switch to left
Why so? (too short)

Member
Well people would basically use the left hand for two reasons:

1.We are used to R U Algs.
2.We hold the cube with our left hand most of the time.

Paul Wagner

Member
Lefty is just easier to get good with, but you can learn different move combos on your other hand, it really doesn't matter, I just prefer left. BTW, I am a lefty.

TomZ

Member
I think the reason so many people use left is that most algorithms are calibrated to be executed (2H) by right-handed people and when you move to 1H those algorithms are easier to preform with left than right.

Rama

Member
When I use my dominant (right-) hand I feel very tensed, whilst when I cube with my lefthand everything 'just feels' a lot more comfortable.

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brah
If I remember correctly, Rama's dominant hand is his left, and he does OH with his left;
The right hand is my dominant hand, so I use ND-hand for OH.
Really? But you seem to use your left hand a lot more than your right in your 2H solves too, no?