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I'm pretty proud on the xxx-cross. Any tips on x-crosses?
Do them only if they're easy. Also, try doing petrus for a few days. It might improve your xcross blockbuilding.

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ZB: 50 STM
R' F D' F' D L' D2 //cross
R U2 R' U' R U R' y' //pair
U2 L' U L U' L U L' //pair
F U F' U L' U' L //pair
U F' U' F U' R U R' //ZBLS
U F R U R2' F2 D' F' D F' R U' F' U' //ZBLL/2GLL(I want to switch to this for 2H tbh)


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Next: U2 L2 B2 R2 F U2 F L2 R2 B2 F' U2 L F2 D' R D2 F2 D R' B
CFOP (56 STM)
z2 y’ D2 L F R’ D2 // Cross
R U’ R’ U’ R U’ R2 F R F’ // Pair #1
U L U2 L’ U2 R’ U’ R // Pair #2
U y’ R U R’ // Pair #3
L’ U2 L U L F’ L’ F // LS avoiding dot OLL
U’ M R U R’ U R U2 R’ U M’ // OLL
F2 L’ U’ r U2 l’ U R’ U’ R2 D’ // PLL (kinda weird Ja perm alg)
 
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Scramble: R D2 B L2 F R2 F L2 F' U2 B2 L2 U2 D' R D L' B' R2 F R2

122 Block: D l D' (3/3)
2 Corners: r' U2 F (6/6)
1LLS: y' U R F2 U R2 U F' R U2 F2 (10/16)
Red-Yellow Edge: M' U M (3/19)
Green-Yellow Edge: U' M' U2 M (4/23)
Orange-Yellow Edge: z' L' F' M F (4/27)
Blue-Yellow Edge: r U M U' (4/31)
Waterman Set 2 Alg: x' M' U r U M U M' U' M' U' r' U' (12/43)
Permute Midges: E2 M E2 L2 (4/47)

I am trying to come up with a good variant of waterman that has loads of algs more and is good.
 

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Scramble: U R B' F2 D2 L2 F2 D2 R2 D L2 D' B2 L' B2 F' D' B' D2 B'

122 Skip LOLOLOL (0/0)
2 Corners: x2 y' U' F2 U2 R2 (4/4)
1LLS: U2 R U R' U F' U F (8/12)
Green-Yellow Edge: M' U M (3/15)
Orange-Yellow Edge: z' L' U M' U' (4/19)
Blue-Yellow Edge: l U' M' U (4/23)
Red-Yellow Edge + Blue-White Edge: R2 U M' U' (4/27)
Direct L5E DFR Set Alg: x' M2 U M U M' U M U (8/35)
Permute Midges: x' U2 M' U2 R' (4/39)
 
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Last 3 posts didn't provide a scramble so I'm using this one: D2 U' F2 R2 F2 R2 D L2 R2 F2 D U' L' B R D' B2 U2 R B U R'

CFOP, 38 STM

x2 //inspection
R' L2 U2 F R' D //xcross

y U R' F R F' //f2l 2
U2 L f R' f' U' L' //f2l 3 +setup fourth pair
y' L' U' L //f2l 4

y' R' U' F U R U' R' F' R //OLL

U M2 U M U2 M' U M2 //PLL

Next: R2 F' U2 R2 D2 R2 B L2 B2 L2 F L2 R D' U2 L' D2 F2 D U R B'
 

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Next: R2 F' U2 R2 D2 R2 B L2 B2 L2 F L2 R D' U2 L' D2 F2 D U R B'
Scramble: R2 F' U2 R2 D2 R2 B L2 B2 L2 F L2 R D' U2 L' D2 F2 D U R B'

122 Block: U F' L U (4/4)
2 Corners: z' y F U' F2 R U' R (6/10)
1LLS: R' F2 R F' R U2 R2 F2 R (9/19)
2 Edges: U2 R E R' (4/23)
2 Edges: x y U' M2 U M U M' U' (7/30)
Waterman Set 2 Alg: x M2 U2 R' U' M' U R U2 (8/38)
Permute Midges: F2 M2 F2 L R (5/43)

Next: F' R' L2 B' D2 B U2 B U2 L2 U2 B' L2 U' F2 U' B F' D R'
 

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Next: F' R' L2 B' D2 B U2 B U2 L2 U2 B' L2 U' F2 U' B F' D R'
CFOP, 51 STM
x2 y // Inspection
U L' U' F2 U B2 // X-Cross
L' U' L R U R2 U2 R F U F' // F2L 2 & 3
y U R U' R' U' F' U F // F2L 4
f R' F' R U R U' R' S' // OLL
U R2 U R' U R' U' R U' R2 U' D R' U R U D' // PLL
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Next: R2 D' R' D' L' U F' B' D' R B2 R2 F2 D2 R2 U R2 D B2 U2
 
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Next: R' U B U2 B2 U2 L2 U L2 F2 D' F2 U' F' D2 R U' F2 R D2
CFOP, 48 STM

y' F U2 R' U2 F D' R' D2 //cross

U' f r' F' //f2l 1
d' L U2 L' F' L F L' //f2l 2
R' U' R //f2l 3
y2 F R U R' U' R' F' R //f2l 4

F R U R' U' F' //OLL

R' U L' U2 R U' R' U2 R L U //PLL

Next: F' L2 F' L2 B U2 F' D2 U2 B' D2 L2 R B2 F L R2 D B' F2 U R'
 

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CFOP, 48 STM

y' F U2 R' U2 F D' R' D2 //cross

U' f r' F' //f2l 1
d' L U2 L' F' L F L' //f2l 2
R' U' R //f2l 3
y2 F R U R' U' R' F' R //f2l 4

F R U R' U' F' //OLL

R' U L' U2 R U' R' U2 R L U //PLL

Next: F' L2 F' L2 B U2 F' D2 U2 B' D2 L2 R B2 F L R2 D B' F2 U R'

L F' D2 d' // Arrow (4)
L' U2 L U' R' U' R // P1 (7/11)
L U L' d' R' U R // P2 (7/18)
d R' F R // EO (4/22)
L' U L U2 R U' R' // L2P (7/29)
U R U2 R2 U' R2 U' R2 U2 R // COLL (10/39)
U2 M' U2 M U M' U2 M // L5EP (8/47)

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NEXT: R2 D2 R2 U F2 L2 U2 R2 D L2 F2 D2 R F' D B' F L U2 L B2
Method: Triangular Waterman

Scramble: R2 D2 R2 U F2 L2 U2 R2 D L2 F2 D2 R F' D B' F L U2 L B2

Inspection: z2 (0/0)
122 Block: R U2 R2 F2 R (5/5)
Finish Triangle: y2 U F' R' (3/8)
1LLS: U' R' U' F2 R U R U2 F' (9/17)
Edge Pair: x y M R2 U' M' U (5/22)
Edge: x2 U' M' U' M' U' M' U' (7/29)
Waterman Set 1 Alg: x' M R2 U M' U' r' R' U2 M U M' U (11/40)
Permute Midges: B2 M' B2 L (4/44)
 
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next: B' D L B' U R2 U' B2 U2 B' R2 D2 F D2 R2 F2 R2 U' L
ZZ-a: 49 STM
U' F R2 F' U F R' D' R' D' R' D L2 D2 //EOCross
D R U R' D' // 1st pair
S R2 S' // 2nd pair
U2 R U' M' B' r' // 3rd pair
U R U R' U R U R' // 4th pair
F R' F' R F2 L F L' F U' R U R' //ZBLL
view at cubedb

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Next: D' L' U2 B2 L B' D R2 F' L2 B2 R2 F2 R D2 R2 L' D2
CFOP (43 STM)
z2 y F’ U L R’ F’ B // Cross
U’ L’ U L // Pair #1
L U L’ // Pair #2
R’ U’ R U2 y L’ U’ L // Pair #3
U2 y L’ U L // Pair #4
R U2 R2 F R F’ U2 R’ F R F’ // OLL
U2 M2 U’ M U2 M’ U’ M2 // PLL

That F2L though. Still good even with dot OLL

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Next: B' F2 L2 U L2 D2 U R2 D2 B2 L2 B2 R B F' D' U' B2 F U L

Method: Triangular Waterman... again

Inspection: x2 (0/0)
Triangle: F D' B2 U' R2 F2 U F' (8/8)
1LLS: U2 R2 F' U' F R' (6/14)
Edge Pair x2 z' r' R2 U' M' U (5/19)
Edge Pair: x' U M U' M' U' M' U (7/26)
Waterman Set 2 Alg: x' r' U M2 U R U' M U R' U' M U' (12/38)
Permute Midges: R2 (1/39)
 

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Method: Triangular Waterman... again

Inspection: x2 (0/0)
Triangle: F D' B2 U' R2 F2 U F' (8/8)
1LLS: U2 R2 F' U' F R' (6/14)
Edge Pair x2 z' r' R2 U' M' U (5/19)
Edge Pair: x' U M U' M' U' M' U (7/26)
Waterman Set 2 Alg: x' r' U M2 U R U' M U R' U' M U' (12/38)
Permute Midges: R2 (1/39)

Next scramble is missing so got this from CStimer

U' B2 D F U' B' U F2 L' D2 L D2 L' U2 L U2 D2 L2 B D2

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U f' r u f' U' R' F // FB
R' E' U' R' u2' // 3QB
R' U' r' U r U r' U' r // EOLE+CO
u2' R2' U' R2 U R' U R' U' R U' R2 U' D R' D' R2 U D R' // 2 move setup to Gperm with interesting modification for the finish

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Next - U' R L2 D R' B2 R' F' R2 D R2 F2 B2 R2 F2 D' B2 U' B
Mehta-APDR with your EOLE+6CO idea: 48 STM
L U2 B2 U' R' F //FB+1
u2 R2 U2 u R //3QB
F' U F U S' U f R' F' r U R U' r' //EOLE+6CO
U R2 U' R2 S R2 S' R2 //APDR
u' E R' U2 R U2 R' F R U R' U' R' F' R2 //PLL+ABF


Mehta-6CP with the same idea: 43 STM
L U2 B2 U' R' F //FB+1
u2 R2 U2 u R //3QB
F' U F U S' U f R' F' r U R U' r' //EOLE+6CO
R2 U' D R2 U' R2 U R2 D' //6CP
F2 U' r2 F2 R2 U' F2 r2 E2 //L5EP


EOLE+6CO is nothing special. I just cancelled the EOLE into the L OCLL.

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Mehta-APDR with your EOLE+6CO idea: 48 STM
L U2 B2 U' R' F //FB+1
u2 R2 U2 u R //3QB
F' U F U S' U f R' F' r U R U' r' //EOLE+6CO
U R2 U' R2 S R2 S' R2 //APDR
u' E R' U2 R U2 R' F R U R' U' R' F' R2 //PLL+ABF

Mehta-6CP with the same idea: 43 STM
L U2 B2 U' R' F //FB+1
u2 R2 U2 u R //3QB
F' U F U S' U f R' F' r U R U' r' //EOLE+6CO
R2 U' D R2 U' R2 U R2 D' //6CP
F2 U' r2 F2 R2 U' F2 r2 E2 //L5EP

EOLE+6CO is nothing special. I just cancelled the EOLE into the L OCLL.

Next: L' U2 B R F R' U F' D' R F2 R' D2 B2 R F2 L2 B2 R F2

First attempt at human Mehta

x' z
R' F R D F D2 // FB (6) [only just realized that you can sacrifice efficiency a little bit with FB and just ADF it afterwards in favor of better fingertricks. very cool]
u' R E' R u2' R2' u // 3QB (7/13) [nothing crazy, wouldn't be surprised if this is improvable somehow, still feels solid]
U F R F' R' // EOLE (5/18) [i'm so disappointed that i had to actually look at the algsheet for this...]
R U R' U' D' R U' R' U R U' R' // DCAL (11/24) [i think when i start doing real timed solves i'll do intuitive DCAL with PSF2L ideas. the efficiency doesn't seem that much worse + room to influence CO using my ridiculous CFOP OLS memory-bank]
U R U R' U r' F R F' r U2' R' // CDRLL+1 (12/36) [ayy accidental CDRLL+2 into best L3E]
U' M' U2 M U2 // L3E (5/41) [lmao]

Next - U' B2 R2 B U2 R2 U2 L2 B F R2 F U L' D B' D2 L' R' D' F2
 
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