What's Speedcubing?

What's Speedcubing?
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Speedcubing, also known as speed solving, is the sport of solving a Rubik's Cube or other twisty puzzle as quickly as possible. If you're interested in getting better at speedcubing, there are a few steps you can take to improve your skills.

First, it's important to understand the basics of solving a Rubik's Cube. There are many tutorials and guides available online that can teach you the fundamentals of solving a Rubik's Cube. Once you understand the basics, you can start practicing regularly to improve your speed and accuracy.

Another important factor in speedcubing is using the right equipment. A standard Rubik's Cube can be difficult to turn quickly, so many speedcubers use a "speed cube" that has been specially designed for fast turning. These cubes often have rounded edges and are lubricated to allow for smooth and fast turning.

In addition to practicing regularly and using the right equipment, there are a few other techniques that can help you improve your speedcubing skills. One of these techniques is called "finger tricks," which involves using specific finger movements to turn the cube more efficiently. Another technique is called "lookahead," which involves looking several moves ahead while solving the cube to plan the most efficient solution.

Finally, it's important to stay focused and motivated while practicing. Setting goals for yourself and tracking your progress can help keep you motivated and on track. Joining a speedcubing community, whether online or in person, can also provide support and encouragement as you work to improve your skills.

In summary, getting better at speedcubing involves understanding the basics of solving a Rubik's Cube, practicing regularly, using the right equipment, and using techniques such as finger tricks and lookahead. By staying focused and motivated, you can improve your speedcubing skills and become a faster and more efficient speed solver.

Farhanul Haque Khan

Farhanul Haque Khan

Cubing Since 2010
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