## Re: square-1

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• ... to ... it. ... I kind of do. I don t have a good way of getting to the star-shape though. There must be some easy to memorize alg that does this and then I
Message 1 of 13 , Dec 31, 2006
> If you understand parities, this is real easy. In a certain easy
to
> reach shape you can change parity with a single twist. Think about
it.
>
> Cheers!
> Stefan

I kind of do. I don't have a good way of getting to the star-shape
though. There must be some easy to memorize alg that does this and
then I can use it's inverse to come back.

In fact I don't know any of the algs to get from star-shape to cube-
shape. I think there are 5 cases right? Erm... if I feel ambitious
enough I'll try to learn them.

Another question that comes to mind for me is: Is it a necessary
requirment to get to star-shape in order to flip the parity of the
puzzle? Or in otherwords, is there existance of an alg that changes
parity without encountering the star-shape?

Okay, I'm going to mix up my sq-1 now! I only solve it a few times a
year, but it's an hour away from the new year, I'm alone, and
avoiding alcohol at all costs... :)

-Doug
• ... You are going to love this: /(-3,-3)/(0,-1)/(2,-4)/(4,-2)/(1,0)/(-3,-3)/ Easy to understand and remember. - Johannes Laire
Message 2 of 13 , Jan 1, 2007
--- In speedsolvingrubikscube@yahoogroups.com, d_funny007
> Does anyone have a very short or easy to memorize parity alg for
> sq1? It can mess up every single piece as long as it gets me back to
> cube shape...
>
>
> -Doug

You are going to love this: /(-3,-3)/(0,-1)/(2,-4)/(4,-2)/(1,0)/(-3,-3)/
Easy to understand and remember.

-
Johannes Laire
• Before reading this I found a better one myself. It s almost the same: /(3,3)/(1,0)/(4,-2)/(-4,2)/(-1,0)/(-3,-3)/ It should be obvious why it works... it s a
Message 3 of 13 , Jan 1, 2007
Before reading this I found a better one myself. It's almost the
same:

/(3,3)/(1,0)/(4,-2)/(-4,2)/(-1,0)/(-3,-3)/

It should be obvious why it works... it's a quick conjugation of
the "/". This nice thing aboout this one is that all it does on the
top layer is an H-Perm and leaves the edges in place on the bottom.

-Doug

--- In speedsolvingrubikscube@yahoogroups.com, "Johannes Laire"
<johannes.laire@...> wrote:
> You are going to love this: /(-3,-3)/(0,-1)/(2,-4)/(4,-2)/(1,0)/(-
3,-3)/
> Easy to understand and remember.
>
> -
> Johannes Laire
>
• Thanks to that post (and my incredible baredom lately), I ve fianlly managed to start timing myself on the sq-1. I got a 3:52 on my first timing. I m inspired
Message 4 of 13 , Jan 1, 2007
Thanks to that post (and my incredible baredom lately), I've fianlly
managed to start timing myself on the sq-1. I got a 3:52 on my first
timing.

I'm inspired to take up sq-1 now. I should be breaking 90 sec soon. I
am coming up with lots of nifty algs and learning them quicker than I
would have expected. I think Patterson would be proud of me :).

I'll be posting an UWR once I feel confident about it.

I'm using a method where I first go to star-shape and then get to cube-
shape, (unless it's obivous how to get there directly, but I'm also
going to learn a set of algs that go from one square side to square-
shape). Next, I solve a layer intuitively (D layer). I then check for
parity and do a parity alg if necessary (although it's messes up a lot
of things... and I have to resolve a layer). Then I do either a "J-
Perm/L-Perm" or an "N-Perm" and finish up.

I'm learning all 5 cases for star-to-cube. I almost know all
the "PLLs", but I might not want to learn V and Y... although Y is not

The biggest problem I have now is to come up with better 3-edge cycle
algs. I'm not happy with how complicated the ones I found are.

-Doug

--- In speedsolvingrubikscube@yahoogroups.com, "Miles Yucht"
<mgyucht@...> wrote:
>
> Hi, im Miles, new to the group.
>
> Does anyone know where i can find a square-1 to purchase? I haven't
> been able to find anything, quite literally.
>
>
• Hmm, a few days ago I started squaring again too. I m consistently well under two minutes contingent on no mistakes, and I ve got plenty of baredom too :) I m
Message 5 of 13 , Jan 1, 2007
Hmm, a few days ago I started squaring again too. I'm consistently
well under two minutes contingent on no mistakes, and I've got
plenty of baredom too :)

I'm doing the same get-to-cube as you are (star->cube unless I
recognize the pattern), but then I'm pretty much doing the method
Lars Vandenbergh describes on his page (separate corners, separate
edges, solve corners, solve edges) with a few more substeps in there
since I haven't learned all the algs yet. Ultimately I hope to
learn optimal getting-to-cube, but that's not a top priority.

Tim

--- In speedsolvingrubikscube@yahoogroups.com, d_funny007
>
> Thanks to that post (and my incredible baredom lately), I've
fianlly
> managed to start timing myself on the sq-1. I got a 3:52 on my
first
> timing.
>
> I'm inspired to take up sq-1 now. I should be breaking 90 sec
soon. I
> am coming up with lots of nifty algs and learning them quicker
than I
> would have expected. I think Patterson would be proud of me :).
>
> I'll be posting an UWR once I feel confident about it.
>
> I'm using a method where I first go to star-shape and then get to
cube-
> shape, (unless it's obivous how to get there directly, but I'm
also
> going to learn a set of algs that go from one square side to
square-
> shape). Next, I solve a layer intuitively (D layer). I then check
for
> parity and do a parity alg if necessary (although it's messes up a
lot
> of things... and I have to resolve a layer). Then I do either a "J-
> Perm/L-Perm" or an "N-Perm" and finish up.
>
> I'm learning all 5 cases for star-to-cube. I almost know all
> the "PLLs", but I might not want to learn V and Y... although Y is
not
> a bad case to do.
>
> The biggest problem I have now is to come up with better 3-edge
cycle
> algs. I'm not happy with how complicated the ones I found are.
>
>
> -Doug
>
>
>
> --- In speedsolvingrubikscube@yahoogroups.com, "Miles Yucht"
> <mgyucht@> wrote:
> >
> > Hi, im Miles, new to the group.
> >
> > Does anyone know where i can find a square-1 to purchase? I
haven't
> > been able to find anything, quite literally.
> >
> > Thanks for your help.
> >
>
• Can you still get a square one? If yes, where (other than ebay)? And i m in a sort of a cubers block. I average around 35, and i have all the algs
Message 6 of 13 , Jan 30, 2007
Can you still get a square one? If yes, where (other than ebay)? And
i'm in a sort of a cubers block. I average around 35, and i have all
the algs memorized. What should I do?
• And ... All the algs? Does that mean algs for all 43 quintillion positions (If so, you re even ahead of Ron :))? Or for one particular system? If so, what
Message 7 of 13 , Jan 30, 2007
And
> i'm in a sort of a cubers block. I average around 35, and i have all
> the algs memorized. What should I do?
>

All the algs? Does that mean algs for all 43 quintillion positions (If
so, you're even ahead of Ron :))? Or for one particular system? If
so, what system are you using? It's hard to give advice when you give
such limited information. It's like asking "My computer doesn't work,
what should I do?" In general, I'd recommend lots of practice and
trying to eliminate recognition time, but I can't be any more specific
• ... http://cubikon.de/product_info.php?products_id=1018&language=en Cheers! Stefan
Message 8 of 13 , Jan 31, 2007
--- In speedsolvingrubikscube@yahoogroups.com,
"baller1177" <baller17@...> wrote:
>
> Can you still get a square one? If yes, where (other than ebay)?

http://cubikon.de/product_info.php?products_id=1018&language=en

Cheers!
Stefan
• All of Fridrich. I use Macky s algs for LL, and Dan Harris s algs for f2l. ... have all ... positions (If ... If ... give ... work, ... specific
Message 9 of 13 , Jan 31, 2007
All of Fridrich. I use Macky's algs for LL, and Dan Harris's algs
for f2l.
--- In speedsolvingrubikscube@yahoogroups.com, "Tim Reynolds"
<timothy.reynolds2@...> wrote:
>
>
>
> And
> > i'm in a sort of a cubers block. I average around 35, and i
have all
> > the algs memorized. What should I do?
> >
>
> All the algs? Does that mean algs for all 43 quintillion
positions (If
> so, you're even ahead of Ron :))? Or for one particular system?
If
> so, what system are you using? It's hard to give advice when you
give
> such limited information. It's like asking "My computer doesn't
work,
> what should I do?" In general, I'd recommend lots of practice and
> trying to eliminate recognition time, but I can't be any more
specific
>
• Okay, here s my advice: Try other algs. Just because Macky likes an alg doesn t mean it has to work that well for you. I m not saying that Macky s algs are
Message 10 of 13 , Jan 31, 2007
Try other algs. Just because Macky likes an alg doesn't mean it has
to work that well for you. I'm not saying that Macky's algs are bad,
or that they won't work for you, but don't limit yourself to only
using those.
As for the actual solving, http://cubefreak.net/speedcubing_tips.html

Tim

--- In speedsolvingrubikscube@yahoogroups.com, "baller1177"
<baller17@...> wrote:
>
> All of Fridrich. I use Macky's algs for LL, and Dan Harris's algs
> for f2l.
> --- In speedsolvingrubikscube@yahoogroups.com, "Tim Reynolds"
> <timothy.reynolds2@> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > And
> > > i'm in a sort of a cubers block. I average around 35, and i
> have all
> > > the algs memorized. What should I do?
> > >
> >
> > All the algs? Does that mean algs for all 43 quintillion
> positions (If
> > so, you're even ahead of Ron :))? Or for one particular system?
> If
> > so, what system are you using? It's hard to give advice when you
> give
> > such limited information. It's like asking "My computer doesn't
> work,
> > what should I do?" In general, I'd recommend lots of practice
and
> > trying to eliminate recognition time, but I can't be any more
> specific