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 Post subject: 2x2x2 help
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:38 am 
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using the guimond method I can average about 8 or 9 seconds. Shouldn't I be able to get sub 5? can someone help?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C3kFwqFUcw

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Individual Times: 14.17, 12.93, (12.89), 13.12, 14.00, 15.59, 16.23, 14.11, 14.03, (17.61), 14.75, 14.89


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:47 am 
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There is no 'you should get this times when using this method'. Just practise...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:50 am 
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yeah I should practice it's just that i only get good times when I have step skips.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:23 pm 
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That's like saying you should be able to average sub-12 on Fridrich.


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I always expect the best out of myself so if the method says I should get sub 5 or 6 I should get 5 or 6. That helps me do a lot of things.

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My best average is 7.87, but it's the same thing for me. I know that Ortega (the method I use at the moment) is slower than Guimond by quite a bit, but I also know that the biggest thing slowing me down is algorithm speed, and I don't know how to improve that except by repetition.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:43 am 
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thats my problem too. there aren't any websites that show finger tricks for 2x2x2.

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what would be different between the fingertricks for 3x3 and 2x2? The're the same (besides the M layer moves of course :lol: )

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:42 am 
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It should be the same, but (for example) I can do J a lot faster on the 3x3x3 than on the 2x2x2. On the 2x2x2, I feel like I have to carefully grip the slices I'm turning because if I don't they will slide past the single turn I wanted to make and the puzzle will be misaligned (or worse, have an extra turn on it). I just feel like my 2x2x2 is somehow harder to turn (even though it's a fully lubed Eastsheen).

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:58 am 
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Heh, my J is actualy a bit quicker on the 2x2, but hey, that's me..

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:43 am 
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First layer > Second layer method can get a 5.00 avg.

Still havn't beaten that :( been focusing on 4x4x4 too much.

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Well, I'm very slow at algorithms in general, although I suppose that will improve through time. For the 2x2x2, though, I'm not that optimistic... even the USA average record (6.59) seems very far away.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:14 pm 
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What are the best websites to learn 2x2, and 3x3 algorithms that are fast and not to hard to solve?


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I must be mistaken or you posted this in another thread too.
For the 2x2 my site is the place to be I think about 8 methods there...
http://erikku.er.funpic.org/rubik[/url]

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:34 am 
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yep i didi post it twice sweet site :o


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