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How to get faster at solving the Rubik’s Cube

July 4th 2014 by Rubik's | 0 comments

There are many ways of getting faster, for example lubricating or modifying your cube parts. However a very important step to getting fast is to use a more efficient method, one that uses fewer moves. Here we will describe a slightly more advanced version of the method presented in our solution guide.

Fridrich (CFOP) - Stage 3

July 4th 2014 by Rubik's | 0 comments

Just like in the other solution guide, our goal here is to get the top side all yellow. To do this we orient (flip them up the right way) the edges, followed by the corners. We first have to orient the edges, and this is done in the same way as before, except we have one extra algorithm that may help you save time for the case where there are 4 edges flipped. This algorithm consists of the first two, which you probably already know.

Fridrich (CFOP) - Stage 2

July 4th 2014 by Rubik's | 4 comments

This is the hard bit. But be patient! It is a lot faster than the beginner’s way of solving the first two layers. Understand that, once you’ve done the cross, there are four corner-edge slots for you to fill, to complete solving the first two layers. Here we solve the first two layers at the same time, by making corner-edge pairs and then inserting the pairs into the empty slots. Again making the corner-edge pairs is intuitive, but here are a few hints

Fridrich (CFOP) - Stage 1

July 4th 2014 by Rubik's | 0 comments

If you have already read our beginner’s solution guide, you will already know how to do this step. But here are a few tips on how to get faster at the cross.