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When should I transition to an intermediate method? (need help for pyra, skewb)

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Switch to L4E for Pyraminx when you're averaging under 10 seconds. Use LBL until then, I average ~8 with it and don't practice much. For Skewb, maybe around 8-10ish seconds switch to Sarah's intermediate. I currently use sledge/hedge method(super beginners) and average around 15 with horrible fingertricks and 0 practice.
 

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LBL for Pyra and Sarah’s Intermediate for skewb are great. Switch now, it can’t hurt. Both methods are good enough for sub 7
@alexiscubing has gotten sub-4 with LBL for pyraminx I believe. I use LBL and plan to maybe learn Nutella or keyhole so I can make finals in pyraminx by the end of this year (if I can be bothered)
 

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First of all, if your averaging 20 seconds and 40 seconds, you should probably practice, that's your first step.

For pyraminx, in the assumption you are sticking with V first, I'd stick with LBL until you're consistently sub 7.5. After this, I'd start learning L4E and implementing some v-first techniques into your solves, such as focusing on building the v, better tips, and learning what sledges and hedges do.

For skewb, I'd stick with the beginning method until your close to sub 9 or 8.5. (This would be the first layer, then LL corners, then yellow center, then L4C.) After you reach this milestone, I'd recommend getting used to Sarahs intermediate, which is the same thing except you solve all of the yellow face, rather than the corners than centers, with a variety of sledges and hedges, as well as learning Z and H. After you get sub 4.5/sub 4, you should get used to advanced algorithms,
 

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@alexiscubing has gotten sub-4 with LBL for pyraminx I believe. I use LBL and plan to maybe learn Nutella or keyhole so I can make finals in pyraminx by the end of this year (if I can be bothered)
Yes but i kinda grinded as it was the first wca event I learnt and the what got me into cubing!
I would suggest doing intuitive L4E at sub 8
I also avg sub 8 with beginners on skewb
 

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Make sure you know Keyhole, OKA, and 1-Flip first then move on to Nutella and WO, but both of those are not essential for sub 3.
I'll probably learn those sometime this year, as I wouldn't mind getting sub-4 hopefully (aka be able to make finals). I need to make a list of cubing priorities soon, as I also want learn CLL, improve my big cube skills, and get good at 3x3. Tbh skewb has never really interested me, maybe a sub-10 average? lol
 

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