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I can't do it!
, the beginners nightmare begins
Member No.: 43
Joined: 27-March 06
I can solve the cube using a non-speed method, but i want to learn how to speedcube. So this is what i've done so far.
Bought a nice fast cube, I took it apart, oiled it with silocon oil, filed down any rough edges, it moves faster than I do, it's good speed for me.
Downloaded and printed all the permutations, and orientations, and fully understand where they apply.
Practiced for hours using special speed tricks like triggers.
At this point, so far so good, having no problems with anything and its all quite fun.
Attempted to memorize the permutations and orientations. When I try to actually memorize this stuff it gets out of hand too too fast. i don't know where to begin. I can do the cross just fine, and i can figure out the first 2 layers logically but not using speed methods, so I first tried to learn all the combinations of the first 2 layers, and as I progress through them systematically memorizing 1 at a time i get overloaded and end up staring at the cube for long periods of time before adjusting it to the right position and executing the moves necissary.
Working on just the first 2 layers for weeks and not fully getting them is frustrating because my friends constantly say "still can't get it solved yet eh" and I want results myself! so i quit learning the first 2 layers half way through and work on the orientation part of the next step, I memorize a few of those but then realize maybe I should just work on the permutations since theres less moves to memorize for that. But then everything collapses in my head and I forget everything!
I think my biggest question here is what's the laziest way to learn this stuff? I work hard at it but for short bursts and nothing gets done, maybe if i develop a lazy mans method of practicing 10 minutes a day i might have it all memorized in a few months.
any practice tips are much appreciated also.
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