If you’re anything like me, you always want to get the best times for your speedcubing so saying that slower is better is nothing short of sounding crazy, but I want you to stick with me for a sec…

Why Slower??

When it comes to getting fast times, we tend to gravitate towards the idea that we have to speed up our algorithms and better our technique (which they are very much needed), but if you watch closely to this amazing video by Feliks, you’ll notice something that I’ll point out below.

 

 

If you missed what I’m making a point of, then read on.  If you cheated and looked here before the video, you cheated…

The point I’m trying to make is that he doesn’t stop making a move when he’s solving.  He just keeps turning and turning…. and turning…. You get the idea.

Seeing Into The Future

The key to being a faster solver is to look ahead!  When you go too fast, you lose the ability to look where your next move is, and that’s the most important part.

Two really fast algorithms with a 1-2 second look in between is too detrimental if you keep doing it during your solve.  To make this better, slow your algorithms just a little bit and focus on what your next algorithm or move is going to be.  This not only saves you time, but teaches you to look ahead.  Once you get good at that, then you can start speeding up your algorithms and see even faster results!!

When I realized this method for learning, I noticed an immediate 10 seconds faster to my normal 30-second solves!  That’s a whole third off my average!  If it worked for me, then I know it’ll work for you so give it a shot!

What other strange ways have you learned in speedcubing to get faster?  Let me know in the comments below!  You may help someone else out!

Happy Cubing!