Advanced Cubing Methods

Hello Guys, if you are interested in ZBLL you might find yourself slowly by slowly being drawn to advanced cubing 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 projects 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.

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