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What are the fundamentals of a good solve

Owen Morrison

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In my opinion a good solve has these fundamentals:
  • an efficient cross
  • no pause or little pause between cross and F2L
  • efficient F2L pairs
  • no pause or little pause between each F2L pair especially between the first and second pairs.
  • no pause or little pause between F2L and OLL
  • no rotations during last layer (except for algs that require a rotation, E perms, V perms etc.)
  • fluid execution of last layer algs
If a solve has all of these things it should be a pretty good solve.
 

MarkA64

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One thing that helps get a good average is recognizing when a solve is going well. So I like this discussion.
 

GAN 356 X

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One thing that helps get a good average is recognizing when a solve is going well. So I like this discussion.
Sometimes you can just tell your gonna get a pb. For example my 12.784 single (B' D L' F D L B L B2 D2 F2 B2 R L B2 D2 R' D L') I could see after about 5 seconds that I would have a good chance of beating my pb. It definitely could have been better if I hadn't of gotten a G perm and an OLL I dont know.
 

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Remembering to use inspection efficiently, economy of motion, few 'collisions' between your pairs (i.e. solving one pair doesn't make the subsequent pairs more difficult), predictable last layer with highly reliable cases.
 

Billabob

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Low movecount, high TPS.

In a good solve you should manipulate your next cases by using a different solution for your current case. You should also do this with the highest TPS that allows you to execute without pausing (going faster will introduce pauses and slow you down).
 
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