Best technique to average sub 1 minute?

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Best technique to average sub 1 minute?

Postby mcplums » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:45 am

Hello chaps

I already know the beginner line by line method, however I average about 2 mins, and my best is 70mins. Ive learnt all the non-algorithm stages of the CFOP method (i.e. only up to F2L) but the rest of this solution involves learning a huge number of algorithms. Im not looking to break world records, only get sub 1 min, is it really necessary to learn all of these!?

Or perhaps sub 1 min average times are possible with the beginner method? Perhaps some combo of the two methods?

Thanks!
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Re: Best technique to average sub 1 minute?

Postby borginator2 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:41 pm

2-look OLL and 2-look PLL. 15 algs total. Less than the 100 or so for full fridrich and you can stack them to learn in stages.
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Re: Best technique to average sub 1 minute?

Postby Sharkretriver » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:06 pm

You don't HAVE to learn 2-look OLL and PLL yet, although that is definitely a way to help you reduce your time. What method do you use for the last layer? Rubiks.com method, Dan Brown method?
Also, you can use lookeahead and fingertricks to speed up.

Lookahead: while putting in a corner using RUR'U' or whatever, look for the next corner. Basically, you have to be so familiar with the alg that you can perform it while looking at other pieces. This method helps reduce breaks in between algs which are caused by finding pieces.

Fingertricks: basically practicing flicking U or F with your index finger, D with your ring finger, etc. I believe that one of my friends get around 50s to 70s with the Dan Brown method because of the speed he turns the cube at.
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Re: Best technique to average sub 1 minute?

Postby mcplums » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:38 pm

Thanks for replies chaps.

The beginner method was from rubiks.com.

I had never heard of 2look methods, that sounds right up by street. So thats sort of an easier and only slightly slower CFOP?

Sharkretriever, lookahead and fingertricks, do they apply to 2look?

Out of interest, whats the fastest consistent time possible with the rubiks.com method? My average of 2 mins, presumably I could just get that method down to below 1 min on average if I tried hard enough!?
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Re: Best technique to average sub 1 minute?

Postby borginator2 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:05 pm

Look here for 2-look vids:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5139
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Re: Best technique to average sub 1 minute?

Postby SuperJellybean60 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:00 pm

First, I recommend learnnig CFOP, although first with 2-look OLL and PLL, and then go on to full PLL, then full OLL, and then use F2L tricks. Also, as of now, work on some slower solves and lookahead.
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Re: Best technique to average sub 1 minute?

Postby Swagggman47 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:11 pm

How fast can you guys do the rubik's cube?
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Re: Best technique to average sub 1 minute?

Postby Zeotor » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:30 pm

Swagggman47 wrote:How fast can you guys do the rubik's cube?

I can solve a 3x3x3 in around thirty seconds. My best time is 18.83. You can find other people's best times here.
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Re: Best technique to average sub 1 minute?

Postby jakob753951 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:37 am

i'm using beginners method and already had 3 times that were sub-20
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