Slice Fransisco

Slice Fransisco method
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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

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