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How do i learn the Fridrich Method

Postby Jackrules31 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:20 am

Title says it all, how do i learn the fridrich method, videos would be helpful.

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Re: How do i learn the Fridrich Method

Postby Zeotor » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:04 pm

This website has details on the method; there are others. There are also many videos on YouTube about it. Here are links to some good ones.

This video by badmephisto is the first of two videos that explain how to solve the first two layers (F2L) of a 3x3x3 cube. F2L is the second step of the Fridrich method. Many people think that it is better to solve the F2L without using algorithms, at least to start out with. This intuitive method is what is explained in the video.

You can see this thread by borginator2 for links to videos that go over 2-look OLL and 2-look PLL, which are easier to learn versions OLL and PLL. OLL and PLL are the third and fourth steps of the Fridrich method.

For the first step, the cross, it is probably good to figure it out yourself, then later use faster approaches.

The Fridrich method shouldn't be the first method you use to solve the cube. You should be able to solve a 3x3 in around one minute before you learn it. For some general guidelines on when to learn certain steps, like F2L and PLL, you can see this topic by Sharkretriver.
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Re: How do i learn the Fridrich Method

Postby Unicorn » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:52 am

theWestonian's vid on Pll's : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56p4C1hvtjg
Thrawst's Pll's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjrD3WYt ... re=related
Jessica Fridrich's website:http://www.ws.binghamton.edu/fridrich/cube.html
So basically, do the cross (You should already know how to), then watch badmephisto's videos on f2l, or use Jessica Fridrich's algorithms, then do oll and pll, which are self-explanatory.
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Re: How do i learn the Fridrich Method

Postby Sharkretriver » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:19 pm

F2L is most important part
then learn 2-look OLL and PLL
then 1-look PLL
then 1-look OLL
during the last two, learn f2l shortcuts
then learn edge/corner control, some COLL, ZBLL and OLL skip (but that's if you're averaging sub-15)

That's just a summary. Don't forget fingertricks and good cubes if you're aiming for speed.
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Re: How do i learn the Fridrich Method

Postby Unicorn » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:53 pm

zz method might be easier, though, because the cross is already done for oll.
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Re: How do i learn the Fridrich Method

Postby Sharkretriver » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:57 pm

ZZ method has a first step called EOLine which is really hard to learn and takes a long time for inspection.
the good thing about ZZ is that after EOLine you can solve the rest of the cube using only L R and U turns.
The last layer can be solved in one look, using ZZLL.

Also,
COLL is a subset of ZZLL which is a subset of ZBLL
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