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Rubik's Cube | Dot OLL's | 3rd Set

teacher avatar Byron Erwin, Efficiency Is Key

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. OLL Part 3 Intro

    • 2. OLL's #3 & #4

    • 3. OLL #17 Chain

    • 4. OLL's #18 & #19

    • 5. OLL #2

    • 6. OLL #1

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About This Class

                In this course, I will teach you the next 3rd 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 7 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 and the ones to follow, you will hopefully learn full OLL faster than you think. 

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

Gan 356XS Cube (Used in the Course):

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. OLL Part 3 Intro: What's going on, you guys, My name is Byron and welcome to my course on the third set off Polo's. So first, let me start off telling you guys know a little bit about myself. As I said, my name is Byron. I have been solving room excuse competitively for about 11 years or so, just a little bit over 11 years, and within that time I've also been a tutor for higher for various types of twisty puzzles . As you can see, that's on my table. I've basically had an extreme passion for this for many, many years, and I have compiled a list of the algorithms that I use for particular roles. I would go as far to say that this is probably the second most important oil set for you to learn, or pretty much anyone to learn on top of the polls that have all crosses. And I actually have a video that's already up for you if you guys are interested in learning that. But this one being dot cases mainly is going to help you to reduce your times when you're presented with a dot case, instead of having to go through the hassle of converting it into a different case that you already recognise. Meaning you have to convert a dot case into across. Then you're gonna be able to see a dot case and kill it, and that is gonna reduce your times a good bit. Whenever you're presented with a dot case, you don't have to worry about it. These algorithms, for the most part, are very simple. They're very quick, and I do have some tips. I'm gonna show you guys to make things as efficient and easy to understand as possible. So in this course, I'm only gonna be covering a few old l algorithms. I'm gonna be showing you guys the cases how to hold them. I'm gonna show you the algorithms and I'm gonna show you guys exactly the finger tricks required in order to perform them efficiently. It's a very fun course. I'm sure this will benefit a lot of people. So even if you already know these algorithms, there may be some algorithms that I know or that I use that may be better than the ones that you already know, or maybe some finger tricks that you weren't aware of. So this is pretty good for pretty much anybody. So with that being said, let's get started 2. OLL's #3 & #4: real quick before we get started. Just one that 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, So the 1st 1 I'm gonna be teaching you guys is this case now you're gonna have two of these right here. You're gonna have just one corner, that showing on the top. I'm gonna hold it just like this. And you have the two there and the one facing you. Now, keep in mind, there is another one. That's just like this, but it smeared, and I'm actually gonna probably be showing you guys that one next are coming up. So just keep that in mind. You're gonna have to dots one in front. And there's another case. You'll have two dots and then went over here, so just make sure don't confuse the two. But this is a very, very simple algorithm. You guys air? Probably our most likely you already know. This algorithm accepted just slightly different So I'm gonna start off by doing this move. We're gonna do a f. We're going to a lower case f Then you're gonna do a Are you our prime, you prime. And they're gonna do that Lower case f prime. And that's gonna bring you this uneven t. Now, if you guys have watched my previous video on oil wells, I had already covered this one. And if you know, it's gonna be really simple. So it was over here. All you have to do is move it over and then you're gonna do f r. You are prime, you prime, and that will complete it for you. So done fast. It looks like this. Now, this algorithm right here is just the same one that I just thought you accept. This is the mirror that I was talking about. So you have your dot with one corner and you're gonna have to on this side this time and then one over here. So instead of holding it like this, whenever you run into this case, they're actually gonna hold it like that and I'll show you guys with the rest of the pattern is supposed to look like But basically, we're gonna hold it like this. And it's the exact same algorithm. Exactly the same. The only thing that we're changing is that you or the U prime in between the two algorithms . So this is what it will look like. It's gonna be a lower case. F are you our prime, you prime Lower case f prime. Now we're gonna be left with that uneven t again. But instead of moving it this way, we were actually going Teoh you you could go like this, but I personally, because the hand is in an awkward position at the time. I would rather do a pointer finger push to get straight into the f r. You are prime, you prime f prime. So it's a kind of awkward finger trick to have to push that. But this is a very, very helpful finger trick. And if it's something that's not already in your arsenal, I guarantee you it's gonna be extremely helpful learning full olo and full PLL as well as a couple of special actual cases. And this algorithm done quickly looks like this 3. OLL #17 Chain: 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. Now this one is called chain. Or at least that's what I like to call it, only because on the top it kind of looks like a chain of three dots. So I just call it change. You're gonna have to hear you're going to there and then you only have one on each side in the back. This one is one of my favorite algorithms to do, although it's not the fastest case you'll really run into. But I feel like after the initial movement, because I believe that you're gonna have unless you do. Ah, certain finger trick. I'm gonna show you a second. You're gonna have to do a re great to re grips in order to do this one. But after you get past that, it is a very fluid algorithm, and it's actually really impressive, but I will show you an alternative. So first move for this is going to be a f Now, this is where the first regroup would come in is to you the F and they're gonna do a another re grip for a our prime f prime. And then we're gonna end up doing a are, too. And we're gonna be doing a lower case, our prime. So now the whole point of that was to be in this position. Honestly, you couldn't You didn't have to do Ah, full are too. You could have just done an R and then brought that one down. But that's just seems to work better for me. So that's why I recommend it. Then we're gonna do a you are you prime our prime, you prime and using. I use my middle finger. You can use your arms are easy on my ring finger, but you can your middle finger if you want to do the M prime. Now that one can be a little confusing. But it's not that bad of an algorithm. In all honesty. Now I'll end up showing you in alternatives. That way you can cut down on some of the regroups. So an or for you to cut down on the reader if the first movement we're gonna be doing is a F now, to cut down on that, you could use your pinky toe, hold the center layer on the bottom. So that way you can use your thumb to do that initial F Then it will be our prime f prime are too. And then you go through the rest of the algorithm. So that's one way that you can cut down on that initial re grip is by doing it like that, and then you have to use that pinch right there to continue the algorithm. So just some tips for you. You know, I personally don't use this one, but I am trying to start phasing this in because it is a very helpful finger trick. But you know, it's gonna take time for me to develop that, because it's just not really natural for me. So it may be the same case for you, but if you can go and about doing it that way, it will cut down on a re grip. And if you can cut down on regroups, that's just gonna help you is just gonna make you faster. It's always a better option. So if you could do it, I would go for it and done quickly. It looks like this. 4. OLL's #18 & #19: Now, this algorithm is a little bit on the different side. Probably best way I could explain it. It's It may be a little bit harder to learn, but it is a very fun algorithm once you finally get it. And there is very different ways for you to really go about this handling the same algorithm with this farce. Finger tricks are concerned, so you're gonna have the three dots right on top. And you could have 2 to 1. You're gonna have a similar one that's gonna have three dots on the top. But you're gonna have 11 and three down there. So it would just remember that they are different algorithms, their different cases. I'm gonna be covering that one in just a second. But for this one, you're gonna hold it just like this, and you're gonna end up performing this algorithm now. The first movement is basically a M, but I feel like that finger trick is a little unreliable, a little awkward and maybe even a little slow. So what I prefer to do is to do a lower case, our prime, and then in our and then you can do a You are you? Our prime? You prime Now this is where things vary depending on how you want to do it. But basically you have to do a m prime to set up for the next one or what you could do what I like to do. I like to do a are to to pick up that middle layer, do a lower case R and then I'm set up for a f r f prime and that will handle that Now. You could also do a different way where Let's follow the same steps we did before you are. You are prime, you prime. Now you can do a M prime with your ring finger and then slam it down. You could do that. That's completely up to you. The way I used to do it was like this and I used to go like this and re grip and then do that. But because of that re grip, I know that's not the most efficient way to go about it. So instead I ended up training myself to basically do it that way. Now, just go ahead and try things out, see what works for you. You might even use a finger trick that's different than what I showed here. So go ahead and try it. See what works. And I'm sure you're gonna find something that you will enjoy. Now, this algorithm, done somewhat quickly, is not the fastest allegation in the world. Looks like this. Now, this algorithm is the one I was telling you where you have the three right here, the single dot single dot and you just have three dots right there. This algorithm is significantly easier than the last one that I showed you. And it's based on an algorithm that you kind of already know. Or you pretty much should, as long as you're familiar with soon algorithms, then this one should be a piece of cake. So this is basically gonna be what we call fat soon. That fat soon is where you're gonna end up moving to layers for the our side. And that's basically a fat suit. And you'll see what I'm talking about. It's hard to explain. Just wanted. So it's starting off just like this. We're gonna end up doing a lower case. R you our prime. You are you to notice it? It's just a soon basically just a fat soon. Now, instead of just going like this, we're actually gonna go all the way and we're going to mirror that same algorithm. Basically. So we're gonna end up doing a you prime. Are you prime our prime? You too. Lower case R. So that is the algorithm. It's not too bad. It's actually very fun to do and done quickly. It looks like this. 5. OLL #2: So this case is a surprisingly easy one. It looks like it could possibly be pretty complicated, but this is probably the easiest or one of the easiest ones you'll ever learn. Now, holding it, you're gonna have the three bars here, just a dot on the top 2 to 1. That is the case. Holding it just like this is gonna be a very familiar algorithm. You guys are used, Teoh. It's super, super simple. So we're gonna start off just like this. We're gonna do a f Now you can do it this way, or you can use your thumb, whatever you're used to. But I feel like the algorithm flows really well. Sorry I'm not used to that. Um, algorithm flows very well. I think when I do the re grip, but, you know, teach their own Everyone has their own way of doing things. So just find out what works for you and just pursue that. So we're gonna be doing a f Are you are prime view? Prime f prime now is that's an algorithm. I'm sure you guys remember now this is going to be another olo. So you guys can learn this old l in the middle of this algorithm, I'm still gonna be showing you guys how to do this one. But basically, you have the three here and something that looks like a D the basic. You're gonna do the same algorithm, but you're gonna do the first and last movements are going to be wide moves. So we're gonna do a lower case F they were gonna do regular The regular algorithm are you are prime view prime, and then you're going to pinch for that lower case f prime and that will handle that. So now, in this one algorithm, you basically learned to old else, So that's pretty awesome. And it is very easy. It is very finger trick friendly and it can be done quite quickly. Done fast. It looks like this. 6. OLL #1: All right, you guys the last out of them here. This is another decently Fast one. Very fun to Dio. It is gonna be very impressive. You guys can execute these finger tricks and anyone sees you perform this algorithm, it is pretty entertaining. So this one gonna have a single dot Nothing on top three lines. I'm sorry. Three dots. I apologize. One line, one line a dot Ended up pretty easy. You're gonna hold it from here for you. Hold it from here. But if you hold it here, it won't work. So you have to hold it in one of thes two positions where you have the lines going from hand to hand. Just like that. Now, this telegram is pretty easy. You're gonna start off by doing a are you, too are to and you're gonna You're gonna cancel that. Canceled. You're basically gonna go right into a sledgehammer. If you guys aren't familiar with what a sledgehammer is, It is our prime f r f prime. That is your sledgehammer. Then you're going to do a U two and then sledgehammer again. You're gonna basically sledgehammer this after well, pair and to hear by doing this a our prime f our prime. So not too bad. You're just doing the are you too? And when you do it are two you're canceling into a sledgehammer. YouTube, sledgehammers. So not too bad. Now, this is a pretty finger trick friendly algorithm. It does is very quick. Done. Quickly. It looks like this. All right, you guys, that was it. That is the end of the course. Now, I do want to make a note here for you guys, so I feel like these cases are very important to learn. And I know I brought this something a little bit earlier, but the they are important to know, because if you're learning Oh, well, let's say you know to look so you're gonna learn all of the old all cases that have the initial cross, so that way you'll recognize it, you'll be able to execute it. But sometimes after you finish your f too well, you're not left with across. You know, you're gonna have a line or you'll have a dot You may have a backwards. Oh, but the dot is the very beginning stage to get to the cross. So if you ended up learning all of these dot cases. Then if you end up getting a dot, you don't have to do that algorithm to convert that dot into across, you'll be able to immediately executing algorithm and kill it. Now, if you have a line or you have a backwards L. If you don't know those cases, of course, then you're gonna have to convert it to the cross. But at least if you end up getting a dot case, then you'll be able to completely skip all of that. You'll know the cross cases. You'll know the dot cases, and that way, in the best situation or the worst situation, you'll be able to fix it and make you have yourself half faster solves. So now I'm gonna be posting up new algorithms for full Oh well every week, just so that way you guys can follow along and keep up with the course. So I'm not gonna be overloading. You guys were just way too much information, So go ahead and follow me. Make sure you guys follow me. So that way I will be able Teoh, notify you guys once I post of a video and you guys will be one of the first ones toe be notified. And as I said before, if you guys were interested in picking up this Matt, this cube, any loops that I use these cubes in the background or anything I recommend. Feel free to take a look in the course description and you guys can pick some of the stuff up for yourself. And it's been a blast making this course. I hope I was able to give you guys some valuable information. Feel free to review the course and I'll see you guys next week. I'll see you then.