## Re: Solving the first two layers

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• In response to your 2nd question when I first examine the cube before solving I decide what moves I ll do to solve the cross, and then I try to find a pair and
Message 1 of 51 , Jul 30, 2000
In response to your 2nd question when I first
examine the cube before solving I decide what moves I'll
do to solve the cross, and then I try to find a pair
and figure what it's position will be so I already
know the move for the first group. If the setting
overall is complicated and I can't seem to figure out the
orientation on the first pair after I will solve the cross
then I just try to figure out where the pieces will
be, and while I'm solving the cross I try to figure
out what their orientation will be. I think that it
is best not to look at the cube after you've done a
step, but rather to examine it while you're doing
whatever move you're doing. I'm not sure about the 2 sec.
pause in Dans video, but from what I remember I think
he just slowed down to about 1 move per sec. but I'm
not sure. Anyway in response to your question yes I
think it is quicker to go ahead and have an idea of
where the first corner-edge pair will be after solving
the cross. It may take more time examining the cube
lot.<br><br>Chris
• 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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