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 Post subject: I need a new method
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:54 pm 
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Alright, I have a 25th Anniversary cube, I have lubed it many times with Pure Petroleum Jelly, spelled that wrong I think, but it seems as though every time I lube it, it just after like 1 week it runs out and I need to re-lube, ugh, I can solve it in about 1min-1min 20 sec? Depends. I use basically the Beginner method in the little booklet that came with the cube.

1. Cross-I know 1 alg for solving this.
2. Corners-I know 2 algs for solving this.
3. Middle layer-I know 2 algs for solving this.
4. Top cross-I know 2 algs for solving this.
5. Top egdes-I know 4 algs for this.
6. Top corners in there places- I know 2 alg for this, hoping to soon memorize 2 more.
7. Solving the corners-I know 1 alg. I hope to learn 1 more.

So I am pretty basic, I have looked at the Fridrich, looks like way too much memorizing! So is there a method that builds on the one I have currently? Or a new one I can use that wouldn't require many algs memorized?

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:58 pm 
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hey welcome to the boards. ok so it looks like you are serious :D

keep searching the forums - there's tons of info on the speedcubing section.

there's other methods as well.

I don't speedcube myself, so I can't say which is the best but look through this section! :D

there should be more than enough info to satisfy your questions.


btw - (needs Java Script) but check this out - http://www.ryanheise.com/cube/speed.html

it's a pretty cool simulator, and somewhere on that site shows you his method - with little memorizing i believe.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:30 pm 
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if you google for speedcubing you'll find alot of other methods e.g.

petrus method:
http://www.lar5.com/cube
jasmines beginner solution:
http://peter.stillhq.com/jasmine/rubiks ... ution.html
Ryans no memorisation method:
http://ryanheise.com/cube/method/

these are all good for beginners in my opinion, though ryans is a bit harder to learn it does teach you alot about the cube that you might not get in more rigid methods. Personally I use petrus.

Why isn't there a sticky for beginners?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:33 pm 
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gerard wrote:

Why isn't there a sticky for beginners?



I agree - although it shouldn't be just for beginners :D

Having a nice sticky topic would help everyone sort through the forums a lot easier 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: I need a new method
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:37 pm 
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cuben00b wrote:
Alright, I have a 25th Anniversary cube, I have lubed it many times with Pure Petroleum Jelly, spelled that wrong I think, but it seems as though every time I lube it, it just after like 1 week it runs out and I need to re-lube, ugh,


On the forum you'll find answers to these questions :)

There's tons of info about using a good lubricant. Many say that Petroleum Jelly is horrible and will damage your cube. Try switching to a Pure Silicon based lubricant. Let it dry before playing with it.

Please search through the forum a bit and there's a lot of info about techniques and which brand to use (and on which type of plastic the puzzle was made from).

I hope that helps, but alot of the info you need is right here! You came to the right place.

Let us know how everything turns out!

Best of luck

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 Post subject: Re: I need a new method
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:37 am 
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cuben00b wrote:
So I am pretty basic, I have looked at the Fridrich, looks like way too much memorizing! So is there a method that builds on the one I have currently? Or a new one I can use that wouldn't require many algs memorized?

Thanks.

The Fridrich is a build on that method.... With Fridrich, you get instant results, I dropped 10 seconds one I learned F2L.


In response to a thread that should be stickied, I made one last month pointing out most Speedcubing methods....
viewtopic.php?t=5063

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:19 am 
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reeeech wrote:
it's a pretty cool simulator, and somewhere on that site shows you his method - with little memorizing i believe.

No, you don't need to memorize anything. :)


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Hey, may i point out the Lars Petrus method? (http://www.lar5.com/cube)

it requires only the algs you already know, and a little knowledge of how the colors on the cube move around.

and if you are without this knowledge because you only memorized algs (i feel your pain) then don't worry, because over time you start to understand the cube better.

i went from using the same beginners method to learnign the petrus method, and with a few extra algs thrown in, i'm getting closer and closer to averaging below a minute!!!

i would highly suggest the PETRUS METHOD! :D

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:28 am 
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Speedy McFastfast wrote:
Hey, may i point out the Lars Petrus method? (http://www.lar5.com/cube)

it requires only the algs you already know, and a little knowledge of how the colors on the cube move around.

and if you are without this knowledge because you only memorized algs (i feel your pain) then don't worry, because over time you start to understand the cube better.

i went from using the same beginners method to learnign the petrus method, and with a few extra algs thrown in, i'm getting closer and closer to averaging below a minute!!!

i would highly suggest the PETRUS METHOD! :D


i suck at the petrus, i can't get past the like first step without using an alg.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:50 pm 
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well, it really depends on what you consider an alg.

for instance, i use a 2 or 3 move combo to put my corner/edge pairs into place. if you consider that an alg, then i guess i do use some for the first few steps :D

but just do me a favor, and remember this method. mostly everyone uses the Fridrich method, and we need some people to be different from the crowd! Not to mention that it takes way less memorizing than the Fridrich, so the Petrus is probably your best bet for a new speedcubing method, if you are lazy like i am :D .

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