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5BLD

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Building it from different angles is ok imo as long as you keep it to 1 rotation max. Try to get your F2B movecount to be sub-25 usually at least.

Also, turn a LOT slower. Any pauses whatsoever will hinder you quite a bit more than it does in CFOP.
 

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Just looking for some tips, I'm averaging about 20 seconds now! Also, sorry about starting with the cube in my hand.
 
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Just looking for some tips, I'm averaging about 20 seconds now! Also, sorry about starting with the cube in my hand.
Your lookahead seems pretty good, you might want to increase your turning speed a little, do so until you hit the limit where you can barely look ahead. If you don't have the technique to do so then something like PLL time attacks might be a very useful exercise. Also, you use A LOT of F turns, try to gradually stop doing that, you'll probably have to change your turning style a little if you want to become faster. Don't get me wrong, everyone has their own turning style but using F turns aren't really that effective and you can really tell in the video. Good luck and if you keep practicing you'll be sub-20 in no time :D
 
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Your lookahead seems pretty good, you might want to increase your turning speed a little, do so until you hit the limit where you can barely look ahead. If you don't have the technique to do so then something like PLL time attacks might be a very useful exercise. Also, you use A LOT of F turns, try to gradually stop doing that, you'll probably have to change your turning style a little if you want to become faster. Don't get me wrong, everyone has their own turning style but using F turns aren't really that effective and you can really tell in the video. Good luck and if you keep practicing you'll be sub-20 in no time :D
Thank you, what would I do instead of F turns?
 

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I looked, and I don't see anywhere I can effectively give feedback.

Here is round two of me with my 4x4. I average around 2:15-2:30, my PB is just over 2 minutes. I really want sub 2. :D

Anyway, here is the video and thank you in advance for checking it out and giving any feedback you might have.

-Watching my own video it looks like I need to work on my pauses during edge pairing.
 
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i need help, im not fully sub-20 on the 3x3 yet, but i do get sub20 times every now and then(like every 20 solves maybe?) and i just started 4x4 and my pb is 1:25.06 and i dont use yau. so please help me, i wanna know what i can do to be consistently sub 20 on 3x3 and maybe consistently sub 1:50.00 on 4x4. thanks everybody! :)
 
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You should inspect longer and fully plan your cross, so that you can look for the first pair during execution of the cross. Try doing untimed solves, look for new and more efficient ways to insert pairs, and practice turning constantly without pauses. Yau is not the ultimate method, don't forget Faz uses reduction too. Quicker edge pairing will drop your times the most.


 
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