The Square-1 is a little harder, but the key for me was to pair everything (small piece with bigger piece) by having it in "barrel form" then once that is done, make it square form and just do some extra work and it's done.
On a similar note, I'm interested to know where you guys learn to solve it. I wanted to learn that to impress people i'm shallow, sue me a while back and I couldn't find that many good resources. Others people, Books, Websites, videos?
It's in hungarian but it's the pictures which matter really. You pick a side to start and go down from there. The site even has a 3d cube you can play with, and at every step it plays the algorithm on a cube for you
I learned the original cube from my cousin, watched youtube videos for the rubix revenge and figured it out myself for the professors cube.
I'd suggest looking it up on youtube, they seem to be pretty good. www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYmtdFM1Zwk
Try that one.
I can solve it in like 40 sec, could be much faster if i cared enough to get one. only takes about 1-2 hours to learn how to do it, and after that you'll remember it forever if you practice it for like a week, and can solve it from any starting point
as a speed cuber ive got proof if you need im sub 15 there are many cubes in the same format as the top one that use the same algorithms and is actually pretty easy
It's not easy. You have to learn multiple different algorithms and even then you might not figure it out. A lot of people who've learnt how to solve it seem to forget they have to learn the solution and didn't figure it out themselves.
My fastest time I've managed to solve a 3x3x3 is 2:30ish. I dont actually understand the cube, i've just memorized the algorithms to eventually solve it.
So my question is, in order to improve my time, would i need to learn and understand the cube, or are there just different algorithms i should be using?
on a side note this video is how i learned to solve. this is still how i solve it.
first of all , you are probably doing the begingers method . which is fine , but doesnt expect to get anything under a minute . when you are doing each step of the cube , try and focus on what actually happening . what peices are you moving . this help you understand sort of what is happening . after you get confortable with it , buy a better cube . dyan zanchi is my one and i feel like its fine . and last but not least learn FOP .
the F stands for F2l , which stands for first two layers . it pretty much does 2 steps for you in 1 without any algorithms .
the O stands for OLL which is orientation last layer ,thers around 19 algorithms for this step but can be reduced to like 9 with something called 2OLL (the 2 stands for 2 look)
and then the P stands for PLL , which stands for permeation of the last layer . this has 21 algorithms and can be reduced to 4 (i think?) with 2PLL .
where did you learn those methods? i've looked around but there's a lot of hard to follow videos and websites that aren't really clear
i learned beginners method i average just under a minute ~55 seconds which has some really thorough videos and i hoped it would be the same with more advanced methods but i can't find anything decent
F2L deffiently . your doing pretty much the biggest and most time consuming steps from the beginers method in 1 step and when you get good at it , can do it in 4 seconds
One more question. when you're solving the cube, how much information are you actually taking in? When Im moving the sides, its all muscle memory. like i said, i have no idea how the pieces get where they are, i just know the algorithms.
Do you know where everything is going to end up after each algorithm, or do you quickly take in where everything is after each algorithm and act accordingly?
well you get 15 second inspection time , so within those 15 seconds , i would solve the cross , and look for F2L matches ( dont worry what that means)
when im solving the F2L part , i solve the white side first so i look for white corner pieces and where they will be when i finish the move im currently doing .
during the OLL parts and PLL parts , all you have to do is see what case it is and perform the algorithm
oh and another tip , the transition from doing it the beginners method to CFOP is odd , you will start of being slower than usual , but just keep at it
Don't doubt that you'll hit 15 seconds because it's not that hard to hit, so long as you keep learning.
Also, I'm pretty sure the official term is CFOP/Fridrichs.
In my opinion, learn how to do intuitive F2L first, then 2 look OLL, 2 look PLL, Full PLL, and lastly Full OLL.
Also, play around with other methods because everyone has different styles and you'll never know what's best for you.
When learning full OLL/PLL, I would recommend trying different algorithms per permutation/orientation because again, everyone's turning style is different and some certain algorithms will appeal to you more than others.
i don't like toys that look like that. in 5000 years, future archeologists will find them and we'll have the whole mayan prophecy ******** again, and frankly im not sure that the world is ready for another doomsday movie starring john cusack