How slick your cube is doesn't make the bindest bit of difference to
which method is better. A good method on a crap cube will always give
a worse time than on a good cube.
If you are testing both methods on the same cube, F2L is faster, provided you've practiced enough.
Just check out the fastest cubers, the ones that do sub 10 second
solves normally. You will find every one uses a fast method like F2L
with full Fridrich, or Petrus. I'd be willing to bet (although not a
lot) that there are no sub 10 sec cubers using beginners.
Please, if you can do this, I'd love to see it on a vid.
Please take off topic discussion off this forum. Thanks.