|My Beat up Cube|
|My cat doesn't like photography|
First off, I'm going to throw out a lot of cubing lingo. I don't want to explain all of it, because that would take too long and this isn't a tutorial.
Anyway, the first part of the Fridrich method is the same as and LBL method, make the cross. That's easy and even a person who's never solved before could probably make one with some ease.
The Second Step is probably the most difficult part to learn, and the most important. It's called F2L, First Two Layers. The idea is that you solve the first two layers at the same time. There are tutorials on how to do this, and there certainly are a lot of them. All of them are confusing, as well. Not because they're bad, but because this is very difficult. Most of the tutorials start off with, "This is supposed to be intuitive, you should probably just make your own algorithms and learn that way." I thought that was really silly, and really difficult.
|It's like a toy and a math problem|
I haven't at all learned the rest of the Fridrich method and I'm not sure if I'll ever learn the full OLL and PLL (which some tutorials say aren't even necessary to learn), but it's all really fun and interesting. Hopefully I'll be down to 30 seconds one day or maybe even 10 seconds.