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ZZ-Mehta method
Information about the method
Proposer(s): metroidpine (aka obscurecuber)
Proposed: 2021
Alt Names: Metroid-Mehta
Variants: Zehta
No. Steps: 5
No. Algs:
Avg Moves: Speed: 45-60?

ZZ-Mehta is a variant of Mehta invented by metroidpine, who is also known on the SpeedSolving Forums under the alias obscurecuber. In the method, edges are oriented at the start of the solve like in ZZ, as opposed to standard Mehta, in which Edge Orientation is performed during the 3/4 Belt step.


  1. EO: All 12 edges are oriented like in ZZ.
  2. First Block: A 1x2x3 block is built on the bottom left.
  3. 3/4 Belt: 3/4 of a Belt are solved. To ensure that make sure to have the last non-e slice edge in the e slice correctly oriented you can do this with a u or u'
  4. Finish: The solve is finished using 6CP, APDR, CDRLL, JTLE, TDR or one of the other Mehta finishes. (See Mehta#Next Steps for more information.)


  • Mid-solve pauses for recognizing EO are prevented.
  • 3/4 Belt ergonomics are improved.
  • Doing EO and FB (see FBEO) in one step is most likely possible in inspection combining two steps, simplifying the lookahead of the rest of the solve


  • Movecount is higher compared to normal Mehta due to EO.
  • More unergonomic double moves are required during Blockbuilding.

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