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Rubik's Cube | 5th set of OLL's | CFOP

teacher avatar Byron Erwin, Efficiency Is Key

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5 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. OLL #54 & #53

    • 3. OLL #50 & #49

    • 4. OLL #48 & #47

    • 5. OLL #37 & #35

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About This Class

        In this course, I will teach you the 5th set of OLL's. This is a continuation of a previously recorded course. I will be making more courses in order to cover all OLL cases so don't forget to follow me for future content. Here I will only be covering 8 OLL's out of the 57 available. Because 57 is such a daunting number, I decided to piece it up into multiple courses so those of you which are learning OLL's can digest the myriad of algorithms more easily. As long as you stick to this course, the previous ones, and the ones to follow, you will hopefully learn full OLL faster than you think and with highly efficient algorithms. 

As promised, the following links are the products,  equipment I use and recommend for this course. 

Speedcube Professional Timer:

Qiyi FBPB Speedcube Mat Small: Out of Stock
Qiyi FBPB Speedcube Mat Large: Out of Stock

My Main Cube (Used in Course):        <===== A MUST BUY!!

Gan 356XS Cube:

Valk 3 Cube:

Qiyi Sail Cube (budget friendly):

Thunderclap Cube (fair price):

Thunderclap V2 Cube (upgraded cube):

Magnetic Square 1:

Magnetic Skewb:

4x4 Cube:

Mirror Cube:


Megaminx I recommend:

Cube is lubed with:

Gan Lube:

In case you are interested in any production equipment I used to create this course, follow the links below:

My Lighting:
My amazing white desk:
The microphone I use:
Microphone extension cable:
My camera tripod/boom:
The microphone boom I use:
The camera/boom 90 degree adapter:
The camera that I use and I LOVE:
Zecti Camera Slider:

Quick Release Mount:

Motorized Slider Dolly:

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Byron Erwin

Efficiency Is Key


Hey Everyone. My name is Byron. Getting the opportunity to teach people the joy of the Rubiks Cube all over the world is amazing. It's incredibly addicting and very fun. What I find really enjoyable is teaching people how to solve it then watching them grow into faster and faster cubers. This platform gives me the chance to do just that - but on a larger scale. I'm excited to meet and talk to you guys about this awesome past time. Lets get started. 

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1. Introduction: What's going on, you guys? My name is Byron and welcome to my course on the fifth set of all else. First off, let me tell you guys a little bit about myself. As I said before, my name is Byron and I've been solving Rubik's cubes for about the last 11 or so years, 12 years roughly. And within that time I've been going to multiple competitions, have also been a tutor for higher as well. In this course, I'm going to be covering all of the little l, o l algorithms as well as a couple of honorable mentions. I'm going to be teaching you guys in a MOOC for the most part, distraction free environment. I'm going to be showing you guys the algorithms. I'm going to show you guys exactly how to do everything, the finger tricks involved, et cetera. I'm even going to show you guys how to do is quickly. Going to show you how I do it quickly and exactly the finger tricks involved in order to get it that way. Kind of the cool thing about this course is that even if you know these algorithms are these cases already, I might have an algorithm or so, or even some finger tricks that you may not have thought of. Or maybe something that you didn't know this course with a ton of fun making. I did have a blast making it. I hope you guys will enjoy it and I'll see you in there. So with that being said, let's get started. 2. OLL #54 & #53: Real quick before we get started, just wanna let you guys know if you're interested in picking up this puzzle, this cubing Matt, even a timer or any of these puzzles I have sitting in the background, feel free to take a look in the course description so you can pick some of the stuff up for yourself. All right, now for this one, this one is going to be pretty easy to kinda recognize. You got your backwards. I'll just like all of them. Now directly underneath, you're gonna see a whole line just like that. One dot, one dot headlights over here. So this one's pretty easy to recognise and we're gonna be holding it just like this. This is going to be a real triplets algorithm. It's actually one of the fastest ones that I know of. And I think that you guys are gonna like this. Now keep in mind when I show you this algorithm and I follow, you know, follow the steps right around here. At least at the time of uploading this, you'll be able to adjust the speed. So that way if I'm going too fast for you, you can slow it down and then follow it at your own pace. Now to start this, you're going to hold it in the home grip, just like this. We're going to start by doing a lowercase r u r prime, r prime, r prime. You are u2 lowercase r prime. And that'll do it. So pretty easy, pretty fast. It just has a little bit of repetition in the middle of the algorithm, but done quickly, it looks like this. All right, so as all of them are going to have that backwards L and you have the bar instead of here this time it's going to be over on this side. So we're going to end up holding it like this for this algorithm. Unfortunately, this one is not regret Atlas, although it is very fast. So have the whole line-up in the back. Have the L just look like this and it have the headlights facing you and we're going to hold it just like this to begin with. We're going to start by doing a lowercase r prime. A U2, R u, R prime, U prime. Are you R prime U lowercase r? So I know it could be a little confusing, but just practice it. Trust me, it's gonna go buy pretty smoothly. This is a very quick algorithm, although it does require the regrouped. It's, at the end of the day, it's really not that bad. But go ahead and try it and done quickly. It looks like this. So real quick before I show you how to do it quickly, I just wanted to know I had kinda forgot how to show you guys exactly the finger tricks involved that I use. So this is what it looks like. We're at same ONE algorithm. We're gonna start in the home Grip. We're gonna do that U2. And we're gonna do a just like that. Now when you get to this point, for this final one, you can use your pointer finger. I prefer to use a pinky drag and then bring it up. So just keep that in mind. 3. OLL #50 & #49: Alright, so these next two I'm going to show you they have very similar algorithms. They're basically mirrors of each other and they can be done regret plus I'm gonna show you the regret plus option. Personally, I don't always use the regroup plus option just depending on how much of, in a panic I am in order to get the olden. But this one is a pretty fun one. It's kinda similar to the bruno algorithm or kinda like that. Ohlala has the headlights and chameleon. Best way I can explain it. But a hold like this, you got your backwards off. You're going to have the entire line right there. And then you don't have to write here. There's one that looks very similar, that's gonna only have one. You're gonna have to, and then you have just the one dot right there. So you're gonna have a little bit of an interesting finger trick here. You're going to be doing a pointer finger push instead of doing a regrouped. So the way this is gonna work is you're gonna start in the home grip just like this. You're gonna hold it just like that with the bar on the left. And you're going to do a lowercase r prime. And this is where that push comes in. You're gonna do a push. And then you're gonna go lowercase r two, u prime, lowercase r to you Brian. Lowercase R2. You're going to use this time you're going to do a u with that finger and then come down. So it's a very fun algorithm to do. And if you end up getting this algorithm down and you're trying to solve and impress your friends if you come across this algorithm because it can be done so quickly, is very impressive and done quickly. It looks like this. Alright? So this one is going to be basically the mirror of the previous one that I taught you. You're going to have that same l. The line will be here this time rather than over here. And then you're gonna have two on this side. So literally like just a mirror. You're going to have the single dot right over here and you're going to start the algorithm just like this. We're going to be formed the same algorithm, although it's gonna be done with the right hand rather than the left this time. This one, I'm not the fastest set, but this one is very quick. It's only because I have that weird, awkward, you know, f prime finger trick I have to do with my left hand and I'm not the best with my left. So this is how it's going to go. Pretty simple. We're going to start by doing a lowercase l. And we're going to do that push just like the other one. And then we're gonna do a lowercase L2, y2, lowercase L2, you lower-case L2. And then we're gonna do that weird finger trick like I was telling you, just like that. And then a lowercase l. And that's it, just like the other one. This one can't be done pretty quickly. I think you guys will enjoy it and it is regret Atlas, which is awesome. And I know that finger trick maybe a little difficult for you to get at first. But just trust me, practice, practice, practice, and you'll be able to get it down very quickly, done quickly. It looks like this. 4. OLL #48 & #47: I hope you guys are enjoying this course so far I do have a favor to ask you though. You may get prompted at the top of your screen or at the top of the monitor, you may get prompted to review this course. And in the event that you do, I would really appreciate it if you took the time to give me a review, let me know what I'm doing good, let me know what I'm doing bad. And that way I'll know what I can do to improve my content in the future. Thanks in advance. All right, this one is going to be probably the easiest Ola, or at least among the easiest OLS that I will ever teach you. You're going to start off with your backwards l here, headlights to the left. And you're gonna have two dots right there. Way I recognize as personally is once I see this l, I'm looking for bars anywhere. But I just see these two right there, just like that, that tells me this. It can be incredibly easy. So you're going to start by doing the same beginners method algorithm you did to go from this backwards l to your line, line and then to do it again to get your cross. But as you see, that makes your ola. So if you are unfamiliar with it, the algorithm is going to start by doing a F R U R prime U prime. And then instead of doing the F prime and then just bringing it back down and we're just going to continue. We're gonna do another r u, r prime, u prime. And we're gonna do a pinch for that F prime. And if you don't already utilize this pinch finger trick, trust me, it's gonna make your algorithms so much faster. But this is very quick. It's very easy, although unfortunately does require regroup unless you use your thumb to do the initial movement, it's really the only way to do it is to do that regret. But after you do that regrouped, the whole algorithm just flows so smoothly, but done quickly. It looks like this. All right, so just like the previous one I showed you, it's going to be very simple, although it is mirrored it. So I'm going to be using my left hand for this, but as I explained earlier, I'm not the fastest with my left hand when it comes to like left-handed algorithms. And I'm sure you may be the same. So I will show you guys the way that I normally do it. But first I'm going to teach you the way it should be done. So we're going to start off here, got your backwards L up there. The two dots are here instead of over here this time. And then you have your headlights on the right. We're going to start with home grip like this. And what I typically do is I will do a regret for this and I will perform the algorithm like that. However, it can be done regret plus. And if you are up for the challenge, it can be done very quickly, although I'm just not the fastest at it. So starting in home grip and we're gonna do this. We're going to start by bringing our thumb up here. And we're gonna do an f prime, okay? And then we're gonna be doing a L prime, u prime, l u l prime, and we're going to repeat it. U-prime L u. And then you would do with the pinch again for the f prime. Now, like I said, I'm not the fastest in my left hand and you may not be as well. So when I show you how this is done quickly, I'm gonna show you how it's done the way I do it, unfortunately, with the regroup and I'm not the smoothest data. So don't bash me too hard. But done quickly, it looks like this. 5. OLL #37 & #35: All right, now, I know people have all kinds of different names for these, but this is all number 37, although I call it even balloon. Sounds weird. But you got something that kinda looks like a balloon on top. And I call it even balloon because you have a bar here and you have a bar there. But there is another one that looks just like this. And that's going to be the next one I'm going to be showing you. And this is what I call uneven balloon, but this is just my names. You can call it whatever you want. Even balloon is going to be an easier algorithm overall than uneven balloon. Although uneven balloon is a pretty easy one to do as well. For this one, if you happen to understand the wiper, this algorithm is the very beginning of the wiper and you'll see what I mean in a second. So we're going to start off by holding it just like this. And we're gonna be doing a re grip and putting our pointer finger right here on that dot. The algorithm is very easy and it's very fast. We are going to be doing a f r u prime, R prime, U prime r u r prime. And then we'll do that pinch for the f prime. So not too bad. Now, what I meant by the WIP RMM is if you notice the WIP erm starts with that same algorithm. And that's how I do it is with that little curl right there. And it will leave you with what I call an even T algorithm. And this is an O allele as well. And it's just got a different algorithm. But the way I like to do this is you can either do the pinch at the end or what I prefer is to use your pointer finger to do that. So to each their own, go ahead and try both, see which one you like. But this other one is a little bit easier for me personally, but it may not be as easy for you. So go ahead and give it a try. Done quickly. It looks like this. So we have another balloon, one, or at least that's what I like to call it. And this is what I like to refer to you as uneven balloon, as I explained in the previous one. So with uneven balloon, you're going to have something that looks like a balloon. But instead of even bars that we had before, now we only have one dot and they're all going in all bunch of different directions. So this algorithm is a little bit more involved, but it is pretty easy and it is pretty fingertip friendly. So we're gonna start off by having the square on our bottom right just like this. And the algorithm is going to go like this. We're gonna do a r, U2, R2. And you're gonna cancel into a sledge hammer, which we're going to be f, our f prime. Then you're going to bring this solid bar straight up with an R. And you're gonna bring this up to l pare back for U2 and then an R prime. It's very quick, it's very fun, it's very flashy. I think that this is a pretty easy algorithm for most people to follow as long as you just kinda keep in mind those little key points. So go ahead and try it, see what you think and done quickly. It looks like this. And that's it, you guys, that is the conclusion of the fifth set of alleles. So you guys have a good number of o alleles down at this point if you guys have been following my entire series. So keep in mind the more algorithms you know, the more situations you'll be able to take advantage of, and you'll hopefully be able to get faster times as a result, it's been a pleasure making this course. I hope I was able to help you guys out and keep in mind if you guys are interested in picking up this fricking awesome cube, matt, or any of these cubes I have sitting in the background. Go ahead and take a look in the course description so you can follow the links and pick some of the stuff up for yourself. But it's been a pleasure and I'll see you guys in the next course. Go ahead and keep solving. And remember, you're gonna get slower before you get faster, just keep that in mind. I'll see you guys in the next one.