I have a few 3x3 cubes and I have books and notes on how to solve them. The steps always seem to be essentially the same:

Solve the bottom layer edges

Solve the bottom layer corners.

Solve the middle layer edges

Solve the top layer edges

Shift the top layer corners into position.

Rotate the top layer corners to solve.

But when I see the times you folks are doing I have to think that you’re doing something much more complex than what I just described. I can’t understand how you can go through the steps I described in 30 to 40 seconds. What kinds of advanced techniques are you using and where (You tube perhaps?) would I learn these techniques? When I search Youtube I always seem to find the same steps I described above. There must be some cool, advanced techniques that I don’t know about.

Or are you folks just really that fast? :o

I just find the topic fascinating.