Step 7

Step 7: Carrousel (cycle) edges

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Again, this is an easy step, which needs only one algorithm. Did I say that before?

Whe have a couple of categories:

  • No edges are swapped. This should be easily recognisable, because YOUR CUBE IS SOLVED. You lucky bastard.
  • Two edges are swapped. Again, some a..hole messed with your cube. I think it's time for some martial art lessons here.
  • Three edges are swapped. Ok, now we're getting somewhere. Keep the solved edge in the back, then look at the front center color.
    1. If the edge with that color is on the right, then use
      moves will appear here
    2. If it is on the left, use
      moves will appear here
  • Four edges are swapped in opposing pairs. Just perform the previous algorithm, and you will be left with the three edges situation (3-cycle).
  • Four edges are swapped in adjacent pairs. This is the famous Z-permutation, that our former world champion Dan Knights performed in under two seconds. Wow! Just perform the previous algorithm, and you will be left with the three cycle. You get the idea.

Speedcubing Tips

Again, these are absolutely not the fastest algorithms. Try the following ones (last layer on top):

  • 3 edges:
    moves will appear here
  • 4 edges opposing:
    moves will appear here
  • 4 edges adjacent:
    moves will appear here

7 thoughts on “Step 7

  1. BEST tutorial of rubix cube there is! I totally solved mine the first time I tried it (okay, I needed around one hour and went back and forth on step 2 and 3…but still, I succeeded!) Thanks so much!

  2. Simply awesome . Dude this is undoubtedly the best tutorial on rubik cube . I have been looking at so many sites to learn but they all sucked big time . Thanks a lot dude .

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