Let's get Sub-20 !

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Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby Sharkretriver » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:17 pm

no, not sub 20!, that would be sub 20*19*...*1 (math thing)
I hope this guide can somewhat help

1:30+
practice a heck lot everyday
1:00-1:30
learn fingertricks
practice lookahead, basically look for a piece while solving another one, so there're no pauses in between
50-1:00
learn intuitive f2l

40-50
learn 4-look Last layer, which is 2-look OLL and 2-look PLL

30-40
learn full PLL, you might want to get a DIY

20-30
practice lookahead
learn some f2l tricks

15-20 (this gets you to 2nd round in competition in toronto XD)
learn full OLL and a lot more tricks

10-15 (this gets you to finals)
practice, learn some OLL or PLL skip tricks

sub-10 (this makes you autowin)
you're too fast, but still practice, don't want to be 2nd instead of 1st ^_~

truth is, all along the road you have to practice looking ahead
if you have something to add then do so
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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby Unicorn » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:25 am

Wow lol I know full pll and most of the oll and f2l tricks, yet im still at a 55 sec average. :(
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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby Sharkretriver » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:42 pm

Unicorn wrote:Wow lol I know full pll and most of the oll and f2l tricks, yet im still at a 55 sec average. :(

then it's probably a lookahead/recognition issue. try not to pause and go slower if you need to. Truth is that should get you to sub-15. (I also have a lookahead problem)
also, do you use fingertricks?
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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby Unicorn » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:06 pm

Yeah. Im getting a better cube. that should help.
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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby Sharkretriver » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:37 pm

Unicorn wrote:Yeah. Im getting a better cube. that should help.

Same. I'm getting a guhong, my lunhui pops too much now.
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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby brynncubes » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:00 am

My record is 35 seconds! You just have to PRACTICE!!!!!! I suggest memorizing the fridrich method or the "ultimate method"
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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby Sharkretriver » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:59 pm

brynncubes wrote:I'm only 11 years old and my record is 35 seconds! You just have to PRACTICE!!!!!! I suggest memorizing the fridrich method or the "ultimate method"

Practice and dedication are the main things. Age isn't a factor.
I recommend starting out with Layer by layer and then move on to another method like Fridrich or Petrus. Or you can start with Roux and go to sub-10 using it (I use Fridrich method)
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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby skeletonboy » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:08 am

To be honest, 2 looks are really not essential, I skipped them and went straight to full. It gives less algorithms than Full look, but with practice, 2 Looks can be faster than beginner method.

Full looks have more algorithms but after learning them, you just focus on the "tricks" like F2L tricks, finger-tricks, look-a-heads, and more intense practicing.

Learning 2 look then full look will interfere with practicing (well for me). Practicing, then stop to learn, practice new algs, practice, learn, practice, then time for FULL looks, learn practice, practice, learn, practice, and on, I'd rather get the "steps" down, like memorizing. Then slowly work your way faster by practicing. You would stop a bit to remind yourself of algs, then keep on memorizing.

At least that's my method.
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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby brynncubes » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:15 am

Sharkretriver wrote:
brynncubes wrote:I'm only 11 years old and my record is 35 seconds! You just have to PRACTICE!!!!!! I suggest memorizing the fridrich method or the "ultimate method"

Practice and dedication are the main things. Age isn't a factor.
I recommend starting out with Layer by layer and then move on to another method like Fridrich or Petrus. Or you can start with Roux and go to sub-10 using it (I use Fridrich method)


Sorry,
Deleted the age part. :D :D :D :D
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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby cgrubix » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:56 pm

I have a regular rubiks cube, and put vaseline in it. It didnt really speed it up, and I
am still 1:30+ some help?
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