Beginner At Speed cubing.Are There any finger excersises?

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Beginner At Speed cubing.Are There any finger excersises?

Postby maxandcato » Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:27 pm

ive learned to solve the cube about a month and a half ago and i have lubed it with silicone and broke it in pretty well,and i want to get really fast. so far my fastest is 1min and 37 seconds. are there any methods that i can do to get faster at cubing?
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Re: Beginner At Speed cubing.Are There any finger excersises

Postby Jceggbert5 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:27 am

maxandcato wrote:ive learned to solve the cube about a month and a half ago and i have lubed it with silicone and broke it in pretty well,and i want to get really fast. so far my fastest is 1min and 37 seconds. are there any methods that i can do to get faster at cubing?

Just break in your cube REALLY well, and, at random times, perform R U U' R' (R U Ui Ri) several times (about 5 min.) Use your full hand to do the R and the Ri, and the finger trick (single-finger 90 degree turn) for the U and Ui.

After you do that for a while, you get really fast at doing the finger trick. Then practice (R U R' U R U2 R' U2)3, using your full hand for Rs, R's and U2s. That's what I did for a couple weeks and it improved my times from ~2min to ~1:15.

Also, if you're using the basic LBL method, two of the algorithms can be improved by one turn, and that means one less edge to fiddle with if it gets stuck. U R U' R' can become F' U' F. U' F' U F can become R U R'. Just that small change saved another 3-5 seconds per solve!
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Re: Beginner At Speed cubing.Are There any finger excersises

Postby tk3141 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:03 pm

Try doing R' U R' very fast.
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Re: Beginner At Speed cubing.Are There any finger excersises

Postby borginator2 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:19 pm

Or better still R U R' U'. If you do it right 6 times, the cube returns to it's starting state.
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Re: Beginner At Speed cubing.Are There any finger excersises

Postby leechiahwa » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:01 am

You could do this too:U,R',U',R CONTINUESLY until you get a full phase cube.
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