Orient First

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Orient First method
Information about the method
Proposer(s): Lars Nielsson
Proposed: 2008
Alt Names: Nielsson Orient First
Variants: None
No. Steps: 6
No. Algs: Aprox. 50 (incl. PLL)
Avg Moves: unknown

The purpose of this method is to orient corners and edges to allow for an intuitive F2L and finishing the solve with PLL. The method consists of 6 steps:

  1. Orient corners;
    • This is done exactly like the first two steps of 2x2x2 method Guimond
  2. Orient and place E-slice edges;
    • a combination of M and U moves allows for fast execution
  3. Orient remaining edges;
    • This is similar to the step for orienting L6E in a Roux solve only a few extra algs or rotations for DL and DR edges
  4. Place DF, DB and E-slice edges;
    • E-slice edges need only to be placed in the correct L or R-slice
  5. Finish F2L;
    • Restricted moves to keep orientation: L2, R2 and any U moves
  6. Finish solve with PLL

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