1. Just got my second sub 20 solve today. Average of 12 was 23.22

2. Originally Posted by Ickathu
lower movecount results in slower moving. Actually, it's probably the opposite.
I average about 680 moves and over 6 tps

3. today I got my first sub 30 after 2 months of cubing!

4. Just got a 2:49.74 Ao5 3x3 solving in mirror. It was also my first ever average of 5.
It was frustrating.

5. 3x3 Average of 5 PB: 10.09, so close to sub 10... Couldn't roll it.

Other PB's:
1:34.20 5x5 single
29.12 average of 5, 30.66 average of 12, 3x3 OH

Also:

My proudest cubing moment yet:

Solved the cube blindfolded in front of 240+ people for the Stanford Jazz Workshop Talent Show. I feel a little bad because I was the only one to get a standing ovation, with thundering applause. Probably most everyone else was way more talented than me, but it was an amazing experience.

Long version:

Spoiler:

On stage, I took out two 3x3's from my jacket pocket, asking for two volunteers to scramble them. The MC took one, and a student in the front row took another. After about five seconds, the student popped four pieces (two edges, two corners) by accident. I then put them in, and then solved the corners, to see if I had put those in right. After that, I then, for some reason, solved the rest of the cube with a really weird method; I inserted the edges with M-slices and U's, and it was quite slow. Unfortunately, I came to the conclusion of two swapped edges, one flipped. While telling the audience what happened, I switched the pieces, through an awkward silence. I showed the cube solved and got a mini-applause.

Next, the MC who had scrambled the other cube, gave the cube back, and asked me, "So you're going to solve this... Blindfolded?" I responded with a nonchalant "I hope", receiving a hearty laugh from the audience. So he gave me the cube, I took out my blindfold, put it on my head, and started to memorize. The MC and a staff-counselor drummer then proceeded to proceeded to play the Jeopardy song on piano and drums. Eventually it grew to fancy variations on that, and I knew I had to start soon. After about 1 minute, they played "epic music" which was basically, half step octaves up, building much pressure and tension. Then, I put the blindfold down, did two seconds of solving, and put the cube behind my back, facing the audience. This act made the audience go crazy, and according to my brother, all stand up to see. The live music still went on during the whole solve. When they were cheering, I just knew I couldn't mess this up. At one point, I had a slight pause and probably was shaking too. But in the end, I finished the last turns, which made the audience erupt in roars. I took off the blindfold, held the cube up, and just felt awesome. Everyone was standing, clapping, and shouting. I even saw some cameras out. I got at least 15 high fives while going back to my seat in the audience, and 20+ congratulations later that day and the day after.

I tried reconstructing the solve later, but couldn't do it. All I have from my memo is (it might not even be right):
Edges: OR GK __ PL __ KT
Corners: AS __ IF __ PL, twisted corner = MU
I don't think any pieces were already solved.

6. 11.79, 13.00, 13.48, 12.40, 15.68, 13.08, 12.75, 13.20, 14.11, 16.85, 14.91, 13.57 = 13.62 average of 12

:O

7. How many xeos?

8. Originally Posted by Riley
3x3 Average of 5 PB: 10.09, so close to sub 10... Couldn't roll it.

Other PB's:
1:34.20 5x5 single
29.12 average of 5, 30.66 average of 12, 3x3 OH

Also:

My proudest cubing moment yet:

Solved the cube blindfolded in front of 240+ people for the Stanford Jazz Workshop Talent Show. I feel a little bad because I was the only one to get a standing ovation, with thundering applause. Probably most everyone else was way more talented than me, but it was an amazing experience.

Long version:

Spoiler:

On stage, I took out two 3x3's from my jacket pocket, asking for two volunteers to scramble them. The MC took one, and a student in the front row took another. After about five seconds, the student popped four pieces (two edges, two corners) by accident. I then put them in, and then solved the corners, to see if I had put those in right. After that, I then, for some reason, solved the rest of the cube with a really weird method; I inserted the edges with M-slices and U's, and it was quite slow. Unfortunately, I came to the conclusion of two swapped edges, one flipped. While telling the audience what happened, I switched the pieces, through an awkward silence. I showed the cube solved and got a mini-applause.

Next, the MC who had scrambled the other cube, gave the cube back, and asked me, "So you're going to solve this... Blindfolded?" I responded with a nonchalant "I hope", receiving a hearty laugh from the audience. So he gave me the cube, I took out my blindfold, put it on my head, and started to memorize. The MC and a staff-counselor drummer then proceeded to proceeded to play the Jeopardy song on piano and drums. Eventually it grew to fancy variations on that, and I knew I had to start soon. After about 1 minute, they played "epic music" which was basically, half step octaves up, building much pressure and tension. Then, I put the blindfold down, did two seconds of solving, and put the cube behind my back, facing the audience. This act made the audience go crazy, and according to my brother, all stand up to see. The live music still went on during the whole solve. When they were cheering, I just knew I couldn't mess this up. At one point, I had a slight pause and probably was shaking too. But in the end, I finished the last turns, which made the audience erupt in roars. I took off the blindfold, held the cube up, and just felt awesome. Everyone was standing, clapping, and shouting. I even saw some cameras out. I got at least 15 high fives while going back to my seat in the audience, and 20+ congratulations later that day and the day after.

I tried reconstructing the solve later, but couldn't do it. All I have from my memo is (it might not even be right):
Edges: OR GK __ PL __ KT
Corners: AS __ IF __ PL, twisted corner = MU
I don't think any pieces were already solved.
Wow, congrats! I can't imagine how nervous you must have been.
Way to pull it off!

9. Originally Posted by aznanimedude
How many xeos?
lol man like 2 or 3 i guess

i only do the easy pair preservation variety in speedsolves.

10. New pb average of 5 3x3
18.81, 18.25, 18.47, 14.12, 16.77 = 17.28 Average of 5