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7x7 Speed Cube Guides

Looking to start getting into solving the 7x7? or maybe you want to compete in an official WCA event in the coming few months? We have included both the WCA official and unofficial notations in the guide below. Along with methods and cool patterns to learn on your 7x7 speedcube.

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7x7 Basics

Welcome to our comprehensive FAQ section dedicated to the 7x7 Cube, a popular and accessible entry point into the world of speed cubing. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced solver aiming to improve your times, this section is designed to answer all your questions about the 7x7 cube.

What is a 7x7 Speed Cube?

The 7x7 Cube, also known as a 7x7 magic cube, is a seven-layered twisty puzzle that is more complex than the standard 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, and 6x6 cubes. It has 218 pieces: 8 corner pieces, 72 edge pieces, and 144 center pieces, making it the most challenging standard-sized cube to solve.

What is the history of the 7x7 Rubik's Cube?

The 7x7 Rubik's Cube was invented by Panagiotis Verdes and introduced to the market in the mid-2000s as part of the V-Cube series, designed to offer greater challenges to experienced cubers.

What are the basic steps to solve a 7x7 cube?

The basic steps are: solving the center pieces, pairing the edge pieces, and then solving the cube like a 3x3 cube, which involves solving the first two layers, orienting the last layer (OLL), and permuting the last layer (PLL).

What is the reduction method for solving a 7x7 cube?

The reduction method involves solving the centers and pairing the edges to reduce the 7x7 cube to a 3x3 cube. After the reduction, the cube is solved using standard 3x3 algorithms.

What are some advanced methods for solving a 7x7 cube?
How can i get faster at solving my 7x7?

Practice regularly, learn and memorize efficient algorithms, use finger tricks, improve lookahead, and study advanced solving methods like Yau or Hoya.

What is the Yau7 Method and how does it differ from the standard reduction method?

The Yau7 Method involves solving one center, then pairing edges, solving the second center, and finally solving the remaining centers and edges. It differs from the standard reduction method in the order of steps and can be more efficient for certain solvers.

How do I properly maintain my 7x7 cube?

Regularly clean the cube, lubricate it for smooth turning, and adjust the tension of the screws to maintain optimal performance.

What are the best lubricants for a 7x7 cube?

We recommend silicone based lubes like Blitz, Dash, Swift or Glide