# The Truth About Corner Cutting

#### Stefan

##### Member
Their cube can cut 180 though
So can mine.
So U2 R has the same effect as R alone?

#### tim

##### Member
I love this thread. 99% of the people just don't get it .

#### ChrisBird

Their cube can cut 180 though
So can mine.
So U2 R has the same effect as R alone?
Never said that, my comment was more of a joke than anything else.

#### FatBoyXPC

##### Member
Corner cutting is quite an enhancement to speed up algorithms. The way I measure my amount is by looking at the corner and compare it to the two lines that divide the face into 3 columns. If I do a U 30deg, it the corner will be exactly lined up with the line to the farthest right, 45deg would be in the middle of the middle row, and 60deg will be on the line at the left. I don't go much more than "between 30-45deg." But I do know with some force and back R R' moves I can do 60 degrees. That's a little absurd, but my 30deg is completely effortless and I know for a fact it has helped me when I get sloppy.

Yes, accurate turning will beat that, but accurate turning to a specific degree of corner cutting that is still effortless will shave fractions of a second at a time, which when you get down to the top 100 people, especially top 10, that obviously makes a difference. Look at the top 100, the list goes up by 0.01 at a time and people get matches of the same time 5 people in a row sometime. Now we're talking about corner cutting making a difference. People like me who average low 20's don't have much of an argument except the fact it can help us a little bit. People like Feliks have a huge argument.

#### ElectricDoodie

##### Member
You are very biased. You tension your other cubes very tight, then tension your A2 loose, and tell us the new cubes are bad?
Well done, you just exposed yourself as a giant idiot. It's fortunate for me that people around here trust me, whether they like it or not (I know that I'm not the most popular person).

Where are all the people that think I would do such a stupid thing to promote a cube that I have spent a year trying to replace?
I loled.

#### teller

##### REAL Fingertricks!
I've been through a boatload of cubes, and I can confirm Dene's overall impression: None of them cut as much as claimed. There's always an index finger doing a little helper push that nobody ever says anything about.

Is cutting important? Oh HELL YEAH. Certain combinations simply aren't practical with right-angles where smooth curves can carve out a path that defies expectations.

Is 45+ necessary? No, that's ridiculous. But 45-? YES. I'll take the shortest path any way I can get it. But 45 is usually unrealistic. Maybe someday...

Is reverse cutting necessary? EHHH...maybe if you suck at OH like I do. Otherwise, no. I intentionally overshoot or undershoot in order to take advantage of cutting, but if you use reverse cutting...you shot too far and you're hoping your cube will forgive you. That's great and all, but...fail.

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#### jms_gears1

You are very biased. You tension your other cubes very tight, then tension your A2 loose, and tell us the new cubes are bad?
Well done, you just exposed yourself as a giant idiot. It's fortunate for me that people around here trust me, whether they like it or not (I know that I'm not the most popular person).

Where are all the people that think I would do such a stupid thing to promote a cube that I have spent a year trying to replace?
hahahahahahahaha omg dene you make me laugh.

I dont really think you can really call to many people an idiot anymore.

Apparently now whether your right or wrong is a popularity contest.

#### Dene

I don't get it.

Firstly, who are you and why should I care what you have to say?

Secondly, why can I not call people an idiot anymore?

Thirdly, being right or wrong has nothing to do with popularity. I don't even see how you made this connection. Do explain.

Please feel free to clarify all my queries.

#### jms_gears1

I don't get it.

Firstly, who are you and why should I care what you have to say?

Secondly, why can I not call people an idiot anymore?

Thirdly, being right or wrong has nothing to do with popularity. I don't even see how you made this connection. Do explain.

Please feel free to clarify all my queries.
I am me? And i never said you should care about what i have to say. I stated my opinion on what i believed to be a very ignorant statement and thats that.

Because your statement was completely stupid.
Dene said:
Well done, you just exposed yourself as a giant idiot. It's fortunate for me that people around here trust me, whether they like it or not (I know that I'm not the most popular person).

How about you? Where are all your friends? Where are all the people that think I would do such a stupid thing to promote a cube that I have spent a year trying to replace?

#### Dene

I still don't get it. Please explain why my statement was "very ignorant". And I don't get how my post has anything to do with popularity. The person I was responding to said that I had cheated by tightening up all those cubes a lot and loosening up my A2. The supposed reason is because I have intention to trick you all or something. All I was saying is that people around here don't believe I would do something like that because people trust me (although they don't necessarily like me). The fact that people trust me does not take away from the facts in any way whatsoever. I think you are just misled or something.

#### Escher

##### Babby
I still don't get it. Please explain why my statement was "very ignorant". And I don't get how my post has anything to do with popularity. The person I was responding to said that I had cheated by tightening up all those cubes a lot and loosening up my A2. The supposed reason is because I have intention to trick you all or something. All I was saying is that people around here don't believe I would do something like that because people trust me (although they don't necessarily like me). The fact that people trust me does not take away from the facts in any way whatsoever. I think you are just misled or something.
ITS BECAUSE DENEY IS A MEANEY

#### tanapak1

##### Member
My old A-I can do over 45.

but I love my Modified C-I [C4U Hardware].