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Hey all [Feb. 5th, 2007|09:52 pm]


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Hey people.
This community looks a bit dead, which sucks cos cubing is pretty damn interesting.

Intro: cuber, 18, 2 years now, pure F2L, black DIY, PVC stickers from rubiks.com, silicon-based lube.

Fastest single-solve: 12.xx in real life, 11.15 on simulation.
Fastest avg: 20.26 in real life, 15.30 on simulation.

By the way, simulation refers to http://www.ryanheise.com/cube/speed.html, which is like the best cube simulator in the world. For the 3x3x3 anyway.

Anyone really good at Petrus or block-building in general? I've pretty much maxed the algs for F2L and I want to improve my solution by mastering x-cross or maybe just switching to Petrus altogether. It's suppose to take less moves or something right?

[User Picture]From: nytelyte
2007-02-05 08:42 pm (UTC)
I wish this community would live... I just started doing petrus because the layer-by-layer method is SOOOOOOO slow. Trying to improve my time but my block building sucks. Using Petrus is still like, a 2-and-a-half minute job for me... But I wanna get good at block building.

Have you considered getting stickers from cubesmith.com? The Rubik's stickers peel around the edges fairly quickly. =P
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[User Picture]From: cetron
2007-02-06 12:06 pm (UTC)
PVC stickers from rubiks.com are different from the ones that usually come on the cube. But from what I heard, yea cubesmith is still waaaay better.

PVC are an improvement cos each sticker is a single piece of plastic as opposed to the normal plastic sheet laminated with more plastic.

I think you should just stick with Petrus, cos it's better in the sense that you have to think more than Fridrich, and the proper method is also colour neutral.

Don't worry about not being able to improve your time. I have a friend who managed to get sub-30 within like 3 months or something with Petrus method. From being not able to solve it.
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[User Picture]From: cetron
2007-02-07 12:01 pm (UTC)
Seriously 17 second average? Damn.

OK maybe I have a really bad mental block or something, but yea it's true, I do know all the algs for CFOP. I know some of them backwards and forwards. I'm just defending that I do know the algs.

Yea it's also true that there are plenty of dudes who get 14 second average, but you have to keep in mind that we only take notice of those who are at the top of the game.

It's the exact reason that Petrus is so different which makes me want to learn it. I feel that I've not made much progress with what I have right now, so I'm gonna just learn some new stuff. Right now I don't think that I'm really going to switch, but I usually keep an open mind.

By the way, how long have you been cubing with Fridrich method? I'm really motivated to improve my times now that I know some speedcubers. In my community I'm the fastest, which kinda sucks.
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[User Picture]From: cetron
2007-02-08 12:10 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to work on the looking ahead part of my solve, cos I believe stopping and looking is where most people lose time. I don't know. Maybe I'll just start doing all that stuff you said.

Well I was kinda enthusiastic about blindfolding for a while, but I only managed to get as far as understanding the method. So technically all I've got to work on is my memory only.
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