#### abr71310

##### Member

I understand how the dynamics of it is supposed to work; build a 2x2x2 WHILE solving the cross, but how does one keep track of the pieces fast enough to be able to build that area's cross, then insert the corner, then FINISH the cross, all from pre-inspection's memory??

-- I realize my average is a little misleading, but I've only ever built x-crosses by accident or when i see that the normal cross is complicated and i can use the top later to build a 2x2x2block WHILE solving the other two edge pieces on the D-layer...

I can do this for SOME solves (on average, MAYBE 1/50??), but I'd like to do it much more often as I can see now in some YouTube vids (like Nakajima's) that pros are able to see double x-crosses and build them quite effectively, putting their F2L somewhere between 4 and 6 seconds... (I just want ~12 - 17 second F2L including x-cross... :\\)

If anybody could explain to me the exact thought process through ANY (so, a GENERAL ALGORITHM) building of an x-cross, or make a YouTube/paper tutorial as to WHAT ONE HAS TO DO EXACTLY (what goes through your head) to build ANY x-cross on command... I would greatly appreciate it.

Sorry for making this so convoluted, it's a little early in the morning where I come from.