I guess the F2L practice is starting to pay off. I just got this 51-second solve, using F2L. My personal best to date, which means that (on a good day) my F2L times have converged with my Beginner’s Method times.
Still, videos like this one remind me that my pattern recognition and fluidity still need a lot of work.
Cube: recently re-stickered Type F-II.
Tunes: Medeski Martin & Wood playing “Rise Up.”