# Slice Fransisco

 Slice Fransisco method [[Image:]] Information about the method Proposer(s): SciK3 Proposed: 2019 Alt Names: none Variants: none No. Steps: 5 No. Algs: unknown Avg Moves: unknown Purpose(s):

Slice Fransisco is a Rubik's cube method invented by Reddit user SciK3 and was named by Reddit user BanditTrain. The method uses aspects of the Roux method, Belt, and SSC. The method involves solving the E slice minus the F and B centers, creating two "bars" on the left and right sides, followed by orienting corners intuitively and permuting them using an alg set named UDC and a variation of LSE for edges. From that point on, the method solves like you would with Roux after 4a.

## Steps

1. E slice bars

2a. Orient 2 or more corners on top (Either U or D colors, doesnt matter) and then replace them with unoriented corners on the bottom. Orient 2 more corners on top and replace them with 2 more unoriented corners. The bottom corners should all be oriented. Use a COLL to orient the remaining corners.

2b. Match oriented corners, placing D color corners on D. This can be done intuitively. 2c. Either use a UDC alg to solve all 8 corners simultaneously or corner permuting algs to do them 1 layer at a time

3. Solve the DR and DL edges. At this point your blocks are solved and top corners are oriented and permuted.

4. Insert UR and UL edges

5. Solve M slice cases.

## Pros

• Less block building compared to Roux, making it more appealing to beginners
• After creating the two E slice bars, the puzzle only requires R, D, U, and M moves to solve.

## Cons

• M slice moves may turn beginners away, as they are not common in beginner methods like LBL
• Since the M slice is used often, there is a larger chance of a DNF rather than a +2.
• The M-slice becomes increasingly difficult with higher order puzzles like the 7x7x7, 6x6x6, or other big cubes
• The method forces you to do a lot of recognition on the D layer, which can be very uncomfortable