This time gap should be easy...
- Hi, my name is Adam, and I'm a cubaholic. Anyway,
I recently picked up a cube, looked up Jiri and
Lars' sites, and started cubing. By the time I could do
it without looking at the instructions, I was at 5
minutes. Before I knew it, I was down to 3:30, and now I'm
stuck at 2:00. I now use Jiri's method, except I have a
few legacy sequences still from Lars, and I place the
bottom corners/middle edges separately.<br><br>This is
using Meffert's assembly cube (it looked kosher on the
web page) which is the only one I have for now.
<br><br>It takes me 15 seconds to form a cross, a minute to
finish the F2L, and 30 seconds to: orient to cross,
position corners, flip corners, move sides. I've tried to
think out the F2L logically, but recognition is killing
me! Anyone have any secrets for recognizing where two
cubies are and putting them together? Does Jiri's sheet
work for you? <br><br>I tried thinking:<br> 1. Is the
face color on the corner:<br> a. down<br> b. in a
straight line with the connected cubie<br> c. in an 'L'
with the connected cubie<br> 2. Are the bottom
facelets the same color<br> 3. Do I know this one, or do I
need to reflect it?<br><br>But by the time I narrow it
down, I've forgotten which one I was doing.<br><br>Any
help would be great. Sorry for redundancy,
- 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.