The Triple Rotate Move

Note: For our purposes, we will call the White side the top and the Yellow the bottom. I will refer to the horizontal planes from top to bottom as the Top, Horizontal Middle, and Bottom. The vertical layers will be called the Right-hand, Left-hand, and the Vertical Middle.

Pre-requisite: Solve the cube through the Ferris Wheel Move. (For help, see past posts under Rubik’s Cube.)

Once all the corners are in their proper addresses, you need to orient them. That is the purpose of the triple rotate. You may realize that the triple rotate is very similar to the move to Solve 2/3. (See step 4.)

  1. Choose a corner that you do not want to rotate. Turn the cube so that that corner is on your left-hand side facing you.
  2. Turn the Right-hand side 1 turn down. Turn the Bottom 1 turn away to the left. Turn the Right-hand side 1 turn up. Turn the Bottom 1 turn away to the left again. Turn the Right-hand side 1 turn down. Turn the Bottom away to the left 2 turns (180 degrees). Turn the Right-hand side up 1 turn.
  3. Repeat the move until 2 or 4 of the corner are correctly oriented. If 2 corners are not properly oriented you will need the move in the next post.
  4. To remember the Triple Rotate think: Down, Away, Up, Away, Down, Away-Away, Up.

Notice that doing this move 3 times in the same place returns the corners to their position before you began the move.

Challenge: Say “Unique New York” five times as fast as you can.

Questions? The comment section welcomes you.

-M.M.

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