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Unfinished 1LLL Projects

Hello Guys, if you are interested in ZBLL you might find yourself slowly by slowly being drawn to Methods that finish the last layer in only One look, even more so if you use the ZZ method, mainly because the oriented edges guarantee a great reduction of the number of cases.

Here l’ll share with you some of the project l begun but left unfinished because l either didn’t have enough time or found the recognition too tedious. keep in mind that the number of cases is the same or even greater than ZBLL.

Expert EJF2L

You all know of these two cases where an edge is in place and the corner is twisted, usually if you use OLS you have one of 8 algorithms to perform in order to solve the pair and orient the corners at the same time,

       

(these two cases are called eric johnson F2l)

There’s also advanced EJF2L where you use an algorithm that orients and permutes the corners, the number of cases increase but l don’t know the exact count. Well l wanted to take this a step further and use an algorithm that orients the corners, permutes them and also permutes the edges. With rough calculation l estimate it to be around 576 cases per orientation. In my opinion this is the next logical step once ZBLL is mastered.

Advanced EJF2L                       Expert EJF2L

                             

I stopped generating the algorithms mainly because l wanted to work more on ZBLL, so if any of you find it appealing, you’re more than welcomed to continue researching it.

Tripod Finish

The second project is taking advantage of the cases where just before inserting the Last F2L slot a 2x2x1 block is formed on the Last layer, the idea was to insert this F2L and simultaneously orient, permute the corners and permute the edges.

       Tripod Finish

I lost hope on this project because it has a lot of disadvantages like recognition, learning mirrors of all the algorithms just in case you leave out a different Last slot, even the algorithms l found were quite lengthy and not very finger trick friendly.

These projects were intended to be used in conjunction with ZBLL, but they can also be stand alone methods if someone finds them interesting enough and pursues them, for now my interest has died off so l’ll leave that to one of you guys.

READY TO MEMORIZE A TON OF ALGORITHMS?

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Hi everyone, welcome to my website, on here l’ll share all the algorithms l find interesting and since l like memorizing large sets, that’s exactly what you’ll find here. A while back l took on the task of memorizing ZBLL because finishing the cube with 1LLL seemed so appealing to me.

When l went online to search for information about people who had completed this task, l not only discovered that they were practically inexistent but the belief was that it was not doable or that it would take years to achieve. l’m here to tell you that it only took me 3 months and other’s have done it in less than a year (6 months for Anthony Brooks), so l believe large sets of algorithms shouldn’t discourage us anymore: with a few tricks and tips it will become child’s play.

here are the top 3 things l believe you need in order to maximize your algorithm memorization capacities:

  • Organize the algorithms in a manner that is suitable for you, that makes sense for you. That said immediately dive in when you’re done. l waited for at least a year after the completion of my list before beginning to actually memorize them, so be warned, once you finish compiling your list in an organized manner, jump right in.
  • Use Applications: In this day and age almost everyone has a smartphone or tablet in hand (even my 10 year old cousins), so it would be wise to utilize the benefits we were born in. An app l use daily is Anki, it is responsible for 50% of my memorization, check it out and see if it will be that useful to you too. Another way os to have your organized algorithm file on your smartphone so that you can look at it every time you get a chance, Dropbox works fine for me.
  • Review regularly: In this stage, consistency is key, let a few days go by  and you might forget all you’ve learned. Take great advantage of the applications and schedule a few minutes (even 5) per day to scan through them. This is crucial in the first weeks of memorization.

That’s all for now, l hope you learned a little bit about memorization and that you’ll begin taking action. More blog posts on the subject will follow so be sure to subscribe to my newsletter.