Rubik's 4x4 Help

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  1. EvaUnit13

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    I seriously cannot figure out how to pair all the edges up at the same time. I don't want to memorize the book, and none of the videos can clearly explain to me. Help?
     
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    Have you tried this site?
    http://www.bigcubes.com/4x4x4/edges.html

    If you can get the steps down from the first animation you can get all but the last two edges solved. When you get all edges but the last two, follow the second animation. The 'final solve' page will help if you get parity issues.
     
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    http://www.speedcubing.com/chris/4-step2.html

    Chris Hardwick has a really great method of pairing up edges. It's really easy to do and doesn't require a lot of memorization.

    There's a couple of algorithms to help out but that'd it.

    how fast can you solve it?
     
  4. EvaUnit13

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    I haven't solved the 4x4, but I can solve the 3x3 in around 1:20min. I'm the second(maybe first, now) fastest at my school, out of, like, 2 serious cubers

    Thanks for the site, I'll check them out
     
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    I'm down to about 50 sec avg for 3x3.... do you use the Friedrich Corner-Edge Pair system??

    That site will definitely help you solve the 4x4.... i can do that in about 5 minutes...haha... pairing all the edges takes awhile.
     
  6. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I think I need to figure out my 2x2 before I move up to the 3x3... Yet alone the 4x4... This thread makes me feel dumb.
     
  7. kiririth

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    haha.... its not too difficult especially with all the websites and instructions there are for the rubiks cube now...

    I don't think i'd ever be able to figure it out on my own.... i looked at the solutions manual and learned how to do it.... i think a 3x3 is good to learn how to solve on.... and the basics from the 3x3 will help you solve the 2x2 and the 4x4

    http://peter.stillhq.com/jasmine/rubikscubesolution.html

    I think this is one of the best sites out there for learning how to solve the 3x3 cube for beginners
     
  8. EvaUnit13

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    I use the instruction algorithms and their mirrors, and some more effective and time-saving ones
    I have a Homer 2x2 that's hard to even turn
     
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    DilaZirK Is bullheaded.

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    Ditto. :dunce 
     
  10. kiririth

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    haha... i'm such a rubiks cube geek... it's what i was for Halloween this year...

    here's some other people wearing my costume

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    i know i f'ed up and reversed the blue and green sides...haha... i was in a hurry and wasn't paying attention when i was finishing it...haha
     
  11. EvaUnit13

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    I try to get the 8th edge(I finish all edges of one color, then go to the opposite side and do it again there) but I keep messing another edges up. I have all the colors on the right face
     
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    i dunno which method you're trying to use but the easiest way i learned is from the link that i sent you...

    Step 1: Solve all centers (4 middle squares on each side)

    Step 2: Solve all Edge Pairs

    Step 3: Solve like a 3x3
     
  13. fezool

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    Messing them up how? As in separating the two matching edges, or just moving the the pair away from the matching sides?
     
  14. EvaUnit13

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    ex
    I solved all edge pairs with blue on them=8 pieces solved/4 edges
    I solve 3 green edge pieces=6 pieces/3 edges
    when I try to solve the 8th edge(the final green edge) I mess up a solved blue edge
     
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    nvm, I finally got the fucking edges!!!! Thanks for your help, guys
     
  16. fezool

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    Ah, good. :p 
    Just have to shift an unsolved pair into the place of the solved pair after matching them.
     
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    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    I miss my "Rubik's Revenge." Think I'll ask for one from the wife for Christmas.

    -Tony!
     

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