How to get faster at solving the Rubik’s Cube
July 4th 2014 by Chris DurnfordThere 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. This guide assumes that you already know how to solve a Rubik’s Cube using our method. First we will describe a cube notation system used by competitive cubing communities around the world. Their notation is only slightly different to the one in the solution guide. Generally cubers use “ ‘ “ instead of “i” to denote an anticlockwise turn, for example “R’ “ instead of “Ri”. Also there are slice moves, which you will find useful in some of the algorithms in the last step. Here are diagrams of them, to notate a turn in the opposite direction, just like for other moves, put a “ ‘ “ after the letter.