I’m an aspiring Rubik’s Speed Cubist. I hadn’t picked one up since they were popular in the ’80s, but when I recently learned there was a 4x4x4 version, I knew I had to learn how to solve it.
After I learned how to solve the 4x4x4, I re-learned how to solve the 3x3x3, and then learned how to solve the 5x5x5 and 2x2x2. There are 6x6x6 and 7x7x7 cubes on the market, but I’m focusing all my energy on speed solving the 3x3x3.
Speed solving the Rubik’s Cube requires you to learn about 10 times as many algorithms, become highly efficient at “finger tricks,” and learn to look ahead to the next step.
Currently, my fastest time is 1 minute, 2 seconds. I will continue to work on improving my speed until I reach my goal of 20 seconds.
If you’d like to see how the experts do it, check out this video.