Not changing cube orientation, F2L
- How to do this? <br><br>Again solving with cross
on bottom:<br><br>Situation: Target slots are RF.
Pair is "connected on top" directly above target, with
corner piece's bottom color on top, and edge piece on
top right side, with color matching the right center
piece; move would be R U2 R' U' R U R'.<br><br>OK, now
you're saying that if that same pair is in BR or BL or
FL position, you know the move to place it in RF,
rather than spinning the U to get the pair above the
target? <br><br>And, for the "separated on top" moves,
you have learned the moves to place them when the
target slot is BL, BR, FR, or FL, and regardless of
where the two "separated on top" cubes
are?<br><br>Geez, I hope this makes sense to someone :).
- 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.