Hi all!

I'm new to the forums for rubiks.com

My record for solving the cube is 27 seconds. I was wondering what advice I can get to solve faster AND if there is a fast way to get a store bought cube smooth that cuts corners well. (I'm using a 6 year old rubik's cube. It's EXTREMLY loose and always pops, but otherwise, it's pretty smooth)

I am currently using combination of Petrus and Fridrich, (cross; 2x2x3 cube; flip bad edges; finish F2L (right turns only); OLL (only 7 to memorise as I already have a cross since i flipped the bad edges ); Pll)

What I am wondering is what i should do for the last steps : PLL + OLL

Should I cycle the corner using the R Ui Li U R Ui L U algorithm, then OLL and PLL (after cycling the corners, i only have to solve the edges, so 4 algorithms to learn and I've learned them) or should I go straight to OLL and PLL?

I'm just trying to get a faster time , cause my average is about 35 seconds.

Also, I am wondering if there are methods that require more thinking then memorising (eg. for the petrus I know the pros can only do like 50 rotations and it doesnt require much memorizing compared to the Fridrich method). I've heard of waterman solution and the <insert name here> solution. (I forget his name, but I know it involves solving a 3x2x1 bloc on one side, then on the other, then solve the edges using middle rotations)