Message #2225

From: Ray Zhao <>
Subject: MC4D: CFOP method test
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 12:29:43 -0400

Results for CFOP/Friedrich method:
Complete first two layers (2/3 of 3^4) in 377 moves, not bad.
last layer #moves=f2l #moves (total around 650 moves), *therefore the last
layer method still needs work.*

Also, no shortcuts (e.g. recorded macros, edge turns, vertex turns) were
The edge/corner "parity" problems are inefficient with face-only turns, so
I left them until last, which isn’t a good idea.
Identifying the pieces often took a while and positioning 3c/4c pairs too.

Well, I don’t know any other methods like roux or petrus so you can try
solving the 3^4 using those methods.