# Road to Sub-15 Second Averages

Here we present some ideas as to how to break 15 seconds consistently with the Fridrich method. This is not the only way. These steps are just recommendations.

## Using the Fridrich Method

Reaching 15-second averages may be obtained via the following tips -- to be performed in chronological order.

Slower than 60 seconds:

1. Beginner's Method
• First learn how to solve the 3x3x3 cube using a tutorial, such as one in the Beginner's Methods section.
• Tip: Solve with your cross on the bottom , not the top. It will help you out later.
• Tip: Start out with being color neutral. Being color neutral means that you can solve starting on any color side equally.

Sub-60 (Faster than 60 seconds):

Sub-50:

1. Learn 2-look OLL algorithms.
2. Learn 2-look PLL algorithms.

Sub-40

1. Learn to do the First Two Layers (F2L) efficiently.
• Use a tutorial, such as J perm's videos on YouTube.
• Your times will temporarily get worse, but after a few weeks of practicing, they will rapidly become better.
• Practice F2L -- practice a lot. There is no way around F2L, and you will have to master it to get very fast.

Sub-30:

1. Learn full (1-look) PLL.
• 21 algorithms to learn.
• At this point, consider buying good cubes that are used by world class speedcubers. These include Gan 354M, Yuxin Huanglong 3x3x3M and weilong GTS3M.

Sub-20:

1. Learn full (1-look) OLL.
• 57 algorithms. Don't learn them too quickly, otherwise recognition will be impeded upon. But don't learn them too slowly; try to learn consistently. Steady, slow or fast, will always win the race.
2. Look into advanced F2L techniques, such as the extended cross (also known as X-cross), or other extensions to the Fridrich Method, such as COLL, Winter Variation, etc.