I've only had that many moves cancel a couple of times. But then, you're clearly already a lot better than me. Frustrating.
I guess it makes sense that you're good at this, considering all the cube theory you've been interested in all along. Congratulations on some good solves.
Oh I confess! I was cheating! So far I've only had two or three solves done under an hour I take 1:30 to 2:00 most of the time Hope this'll improve as I get more practice. I have absolutely no interest in no-time-limit FMC because I think it's silly.Oh man blah, this is your new thing. I see it. You did BLD before if I'm not mistaken, and BLD wasn't really my thing, and neither is cube theory. My grasp on commutators is minimal. I think I'll just leave this event alone.
But thanks anyway guys
@Mike: Hmm, I don't claim to know a lot about cube theory (only slightly better than the average speedcuber at best), but I'm quite surprised at how little my knowledge on cube theory has helped me in FMC, actually. If by "cube theory" you mean conjugates and commutators, then I guess most would agree with me that you don't need to understand commutators at all to be able to do insertions, all you have to do is memorize a couple of standard 8-movers for corners and the 6-mover for edges. Other than that, I guess the only other "cube theory" I know is edge orientation and permutation parity, which most can understand without trying too hard. That's all, really.
Don't mean to disappoint you, but I honestly think what makes me better than most other beginners is because I turn fast and scramble fast, seriously With only one cube, scrambling fast is a must for me (never timed it, but I can probably sub-5 a 20-move scramble easily) Within the same time limit, I get many more opportunities for trial and error than most others, and so I almost always manage to get lucky Take a look at my signature: My PLL TA says something about my turning speed, and being good in team BLD means I process cube notation in my head pretty quickly, hence the fast scrambles. My partner and I only had 3 or 4 codes for F2L cases when we got the UWR single and average, the whole of F2L was done using basic UDFBRL notation. Maybe working on these two aspects will help you improve? I'm serious
@Sneaky: Yeah I was once sub-world class-ish in 3x3x3 and 4x4x4 BLD But then the rest of the world caught up and I gave up Don't give up on FMC! As I've already mentioned, commutators aren't a must for FMC, Arnaud didn't know about commutators when he got his competition PB of 33, and look at where he is now! I believe...
1. having started cubing with my version of PBP (Piece By Piece) Petrus for a year,
2. then switching to Fridrich,
3. then practicing ZZ for OH for half a year,
4. then playing around with Roux for about a week just for fun,
5. and having once been good at BLD and had many ideas about it,
6. and having had LOADS of ideas and done lots of research for LS + LL methods,
...have all been beneficial to FMC for me