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Step 7 – Thumbs Up For Final Corners



Goal for this step:

Make the final corners on each side match colors!


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Memorize This

Okay, so assuming you are an expert on the stuff you’ve learned so far, we will continue. To solve the corners, you first need to memorize these 9 moves below. Don’t continue until you can recite them in a dark room while jumping on your bed. (be careful)

Movement Pattern

As with some other steps, this one has a pattern too. The pattern is pretty simple.

Imagine it goes on forever: Right, Front, Right, Back,  –  Right, Front, Right, Back,  –  Right, Front, Right, Back,  –  Right, Front, Right, Back,  –  Right, Front, Right, Back,  –  Right, Front, Right, Back…

You don’t really need to memorize those words, but to get a feel for the movement, place your left thumb on the cube as shown below. Your left thumb will never move. It will stay there during the  main moves. As a practice, use your right index finger to trace the pattern around the thumb. As always, where do we start a pattern???? We start on the right. Then, it goes down around the thumb. Then hits a dead-end and goes all the way around. And then keeps going forever.

Let’s Begin!

Check for matching corners

Look on all the sides of your cube. Any matching corners? If you find a match, turn the top of the cube until the matching colors end up on the correct side. After that, look for the side that is the most complete for solving the Rubik’s cube. Position the cube so that the most complete side of the cube is facing towards the back.

If you can’t find any matching sides, that’s okay. You can proceed to the main moves.

Do the Main Moves

Counter, Clock, Counter, Flip, Clock — Counter, Counter, Flip, Flip

Using what we’ve learned, we will combine the 9 moves we memorized, and the pattern.

(Having trouble memorizing all these steps for the cube? Check out my cheat sheet.) 

Check for matching corners

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Get A Cube.

Some have wondered what cube I use. Happy to help. I’m use the Classic Rubik’s Cube   …If that is too old-school, here is the AP-enabled cube, which is pretty cool looking.

Your 5 minute challenge!

You only have one more step left! Make sure you can solve the cube in under 5 minutes before taking on the final move.

“I can’t believe I’m ready for the final step. Let’s do it!”

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