#### Murderbydeath

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I guess I should start out with an introduction. I've been "cubing" for about 3 years, off and on. I can solve the cube in a few different ways, including the "booklet" or "Dan Brown" way of doing it. I can solve F2L intuitively. I can solve the last layer a couple of different ways. The way I am doing it now is currently:

Intuitive F2L (12 or less moves for cross is my goal, usually easily met, but hardly ever under 8), LL cross, orient LL corners, permute LL edges, orient LL edges with a somewhat inefficient algorithm (it's an algorithm that swaps the 3 unsolved edges clockwise or counter-clockwise, similar to the Ub and Ua Fridrich PLLs). I average about 80 seconds with this method, but have solved a couple of times under a minute with no PLL skip or anything like that.

My question is basically this: based on how I already solve the cube, what would be the best way for me to learn Fridrich OLL/PLLs, you think? My goal is pretty easy (sub 30), and I think simply by learning OLL/PLL, I could probably attain this goal, even on a poopy store bought Rubik's cube.

Edit: I feel I should explain how I do the last layer in more detail. Basically I do a 4 look OLL and then I have one of two PLL cases: either I need to swap the edges counter clockwise or clockwise. Pretty simple. The OLL steps are as follow: form LL cross, orient LL corners, orient the rest of the LL. Orienting the rest of the LL can take up to 2 algorithms after the corners are oriented. I'm looking for one of two cases after orienting the corners, which are solvable, depending on the case, with either of these algorithms: R U R' U R U2 R' or R' U' R U' R' U2 R U2. After that's all done, the only thing that should remain to solve is putting the edges in their proper places. This may require one or two algorithms, depending on if all 4 edges are incorrectly placed. Usually one is already solved, meaning they need to be shifted either clockwise or counter clockwise, which I use one of these two algorithms for: R2 U F B' R2 B F' U R2 or R2 U' F B' R2 B F' U' R2

Intuitive F2L (12 or less moves for cross is my goal, usually easily met, but hardly ever under 8), LL cross, orient LL corners, permute LL edges, orient LL edges with a somewhat inefficient algorithm (it's an algorithm that swaps the 3 unsolved edges clockwise or counter-clockwise, similar to the Ub and Ua Fridrich PLLs). I average about 80 seconds with this method, but have solved a couple of times under a minute with no PLL skip or anything like that.

My question is basically this: based on how I already solve the cube, what would be the best way for me to learn Fridrich OLL/PLLs, you think? My goal is pretty easy (sub 30), and I think simply by learning OLL/PLL, I could probably attain this goal, even on a poopy store bought Rubik's cube.

Edit: I feel I should explain how I do the last layer in more detail. Basically I do a 4 look OLL and then I have one of two PLL cases: either I need to swap the edges counter clockwise or clockwise. Pretty simple. The OLL steps are as follow: form LL cross, orient LL corners, orient the rest of the LL. Orienting the rest of the LL can take up to 2 algorithms after the corners are oriented. I'm looking for one of two cases after orienting the corners, which are solvable, depending on the case, with either of these algorithms: R U R' U R U2 R' or R' U' R U' R' U2 R U2. After that's all done, the only thing that should remain to solve is putting the edges in their proper places. This may require one or two algorithms, depending on if all 4 edges are incorrectly placed. Usually one is already solved, meaning they need to be shifted either clockwise or counter clockwise, which I use one of these two algorithms for: R2 U F B' R2 B F' U R2 or R2 U' F B' R2 B F' U' R2

Last edited: Dec 23, 2011