40s to 50s Times
- Cross - < 6 seconds
- F2L - 20-30 seconds
- Last Layer - < 15 seconds
This may seem like an obvious one but practise really is the key here. Chances are you’re not going to become an overnight world record holder (although we really hope you do). Persistence is key here. Make sure you pick up your cube EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. We recommend anywhere from 50-100 solves per day in this time bracket.
Learn FULL PLL
There are 2 different ways to do PLL. 1-Look and 2-Look. Full PLL is 1-Look and is a lot faster than its 2-Look counterpart. We have a good resource for learning full PLL which can be found here (link). We also have an OLL/PLL Training application which is available on the iOS app store (named Kewbz trainer). 1-Look PLL coupled with some proper finger trick execution can really help get your times down. Be sure to watch some videos on YouTube of different cubes finger tricks for the more popular algorithms.
Confident F2L Execution
As you’re starting to get faster at speed cubing now, you need to make sure you are happy and confident in one of the hardest parts of solving, F2L. This is the hardest and most long winded part to learn. Cross + F2L for a 40 to 50second solve should probably be around the 25-35 second mark and the rest will be the last layer (OLL and PLL).
The Metronome Method
We think you’ll like this idea. Jump on to Google and search for an online “Metronome”. Set the metronome to a comfortable speed (maybe 1 every 2 seconds) and only perform a move when the metronome ticks. This will help with your look ahead and get your fluency on top form.