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Godmil

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Hello, I used to be very active here many years ago. Having not touched a cube in a long time I took a chance on checking out a new-fangled magnetic cube. I couldn't believe how amazing it is. Blows my old Zhang Chi out if the water. Also nice to learn that Coloured cubes are competition legal :)

So turns out I forgot almost every OLL/PLL. Spend the last couple of weeks relearning them. Really wanting to be sub-20 cause I never managed that before. Still a way to go though. I can't believe how fast everyone else is now a days 🙂
 

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Hello, I used to be very active here many years ago. Having not touched a cube in a long time I took a chance on checking out a new-fangled magnetic cube. I couldn't believe how amazing it is. Blows my old Zhang Chi out if the water. Also nice to learn that Coloured cubes are competition legal :)

So turns out I forgot almost every OLL/PLL. Spend the last couple of weeks relearning them. Really wanting to be sub-20 cause I never managed that before. Still a way to go though. I can't believe how fast everyone else is now a days 🙂
I've gotten sub 12 in 1 1/2 years so you will achieve your goal very fast, and probably get sub 15/12 in a few months :)
 

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Back on cubing after quitting it for 2 years (since the last budged cube broke), and need some advice or some other people's experience ig?

1. For now, I'd probably do the "beginner how to solve rubik's cube" and the question is, "when" should i try to learn new algorithm such as F2L, PLL, OLL, VLS, etc?

2. Are lube is a should (waterbase and silicon oil lube)? for maglev cube, do I need a weight 5?

3. Any tips on remembering algorithm, like, I always just forget old algorithm everytime i learnt a new algorithm (even if I haven't started to learn it, i felt like i kept forget em)?
 
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PyrbatNeoxi

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Back on cubing after quitting it for 2 years (since the last budged cube broke), and need some advice or some other people's experience ig?

1. For now, I'd probably do the "beginner how to solve rubik's cube" and the question is, "when" should i try to learn new algorithm such as F2L, PLL, OLL, VLS, etc?

2. Are lube is a should (waterbase and silicon oil lube)? for maglev cube, do I need a weight 5?

3. Any tips on remembering algorithm, like, I always just forget old algorithm everytime i learnt a new algorithm (even if I haven't started to learn it, i felt like i kept forget em)?
1. a good pattern to follow when starting out is to keep doing the same thing over and over again until you can do it well and consistently, and then when you stagnate, learn something new

so for example, start with beginner's last layer, and then don't learn OLL+PLL until you can do beginner's LL well enough that it comes naturally

if you do too much at once you're going to get overwhelmed and not remember anything, if you do too little you're going to stagnate

(learn PLL, then OLL, then learn some F2L algs for cases you're not good at, before learning anything else. VLS would be a bad/inefficient to focus on for now)

2. use weight 5 for pieces, don't use lube on a maglev core unless you know what you're doing (the point of maglev is to get rid of core friction)

3. i would look up advice on youtube, there's things you can do but they're much better explained with visual examples

if you need to, only focus on one algorithm at a time and remembering when/why you use it, and then move on to the next
 

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1. a good pattern to follow when starting out is to keep doing the same thing over and over again until you can do it well and consistently, and then when you stagnate, learn something new

so for example, start with beginner's last layer, and then don't learn OLL+PLL until you can do beginner's LL well enough that it comes naturally

if you do too much at once you're going to get overwhelmed and not remember anything, if you do too little you're going to stagnate

(learn PLL, then OLL, then learn some F2L algs for cases you're not good at, before learning anything else. VLS would be a bad/inefficient to focus on for now)

2. use weight 5 for pieces, don't use lube on a maglev core unless you know what you're doing (the point of maglev is to get rid of core friction)

3. i would look up advice on youtube, there's things you can do but they're much better explained with visual examples

if you need to, only focus on one algorithm at a time and remembering when/why you use it, and then move on to the next
but on rs3m maglev, it still gave sound because of the friction to the side part(?)
 
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