## Re: first two layers upside down

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• In regards to slowcuber s question: Yes! I know exactly what you mean about always using the front right as your target slot. When your new target slot is
Message 1 of 51 , Jul 15 9:56 AM
In regards to slowcuber's question:<br>Yes! I
know exactly what you mean about always using the
slot is in the back or left, keep it there whenever
possible!<br>This may be hard at first, but soon the moves will
make sense from any position. <br>If you use this idea
AND take advantage of all empty slots to shorten your
moves (as explained by ilovemycube), then you will
almost never have to turn the cube or waste turns of the
U layer during the F2L. On a good run you can cube
straight through the F2L without any pauses.<br><br>I took
a month or two off from timing in order to practice
this, and when I started again, I had cut my times by
about 20%.<br><br><br>A while back I recommended trying
to solve the cube without (hardly) ever rotating it,
and then incorporating that into your solution - this
is what I was talking about.
• Way I memorize moves is: First learn to quickly recognize the position in which a move starts. Then, since I have a terrible time visualizing where cubes are
Message 51 of 51 , Aug 4, 2000
Way I memorize moves is: First learn to quickly
recognize the position in which a move starts. Then, since
I have a terrible time visualizing where cubes are
moving, I forget about that. I first just learn the first
two turns or so of a move; say it starts R U R' U', I
just try to remember R, or R U. I do that with all the
moves. Then as a move turns up again and again, I start
to try to remember the next several turns, R' U'.
Usually you can see how the move finishes from the last
three turns or so.<br><br>I also say the move to myself
as I am doing it when I am learning a new move, I
find this really helps me.<br><br>And then eventually
the move is remembered all in my hands. Your hands
can remember a surprising amount of moves.<br><br>My
huge problem is finding the cube pairs quickly in F2L;
that to me is the biggest challenge with this method.
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