1. ## 5x5 Progression

So I just started solve the 5x5. I bought a Shengshou 5x5. I didn't see much information about the 5x5 of how people progressed. I want to know your times when you first solved it and then after a week, month, half a year and stuff. And also I want to know if you guys think it possible for me to get sub 3 minutes in about 6 week. I average about 4:30 right now and I have only had the cube for 5 days. So tell me some tips and your times.

Thanks!!

2. I gave you a bunch of tips over youtube, but I average sub 1:55 and i've been doing 5x5 for a little over a year.

3. Yeah, I know. Thanks for the tips btw. Do you know how long it took you to get sub 3? Also about the world record mod Im going to do it but I right need to get the lube before I do.

4. There is not much information because there is not much you can do to get better besides better efficiency, better look ahead, and for sub 1:30's you might want algs for L2E.

Just find some example solve video of a fast cuber(sub 1:20) and try to use the efficiency for centers that he/she does. Then work on your look ahead. That's all I use and I average 1:30.

5. Originally Posted by awesomecuber150
you know how long it took you to get sub 3? Also about the world record mod Im going to do it but I right need to get the lube before I do.
When I started 5x5, I was like 1:40 ish on 4x4, and like sub-20 on 3x3. I got my first 5x5 in like November or so last year and averaged around 4:00, but quickly dropped down to like 2:30-2:40 in a month. The main thing that you should practice for 5x5 is doing the first 4 centers, since you can either be really slow or really fast at it. Learn to do 1x2->2x2->2x3->3x3 blocks or 1x3->2x3->3x3 blocks and know when it's best to do which one for centers. Learn how to solve the last 2 centers quickly instead of solving each center piece individually with algorithms (http://cube.garron.us/big_cubes/L2C/ should help, if you're not too into the intuition). Also, for edge pairing, learn free-slicing (if you haven't already) since it's much more efficient than the type of edge pairing for the 4x4x4.

And best of all, do Florian's world record mod. It dropped my average from like 2:20 a couple weeks ago to like 1:55-2:00 now . Make sure you don't remove too much plastic, or else it'll turn really poppy like my shengshou 6x6 :\

6. Learnt how to solve a 5x5 and got to 3:00 using QJ, got a V-Cube and hit 1:50s average, and a Shengshou, modded it and my average accelerated downwards to 1:30 now. I used the QJ for about 6 months, V-Cube for about a year and the Shengshou for 3 months note there were breaks in between.

7. I was sub-3 right when I got my first 5x5.
Maybe it's because of how much I practice 4x4...

8. Use this edge pairing method: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OBUWAPM45s

You may also find other videoes about centers last 2 edges etc. those are helpful too.

9. I've got my first sub-3 solves after a week. So for now I have good amount of 2:45-2:55 solves and 4 2:30 solves . It's all about look ahead and how fast you can do centers and last 2 edges

10. So first thanks for answering and second my cube is a SS 5x5 and I just did ONE solve and my left hand hurts because it that hard to turn fast. After the cube is broke in and lube should it be better? Also I'm doing the world record mod at the same time I lube it. So you think That will make it easier to turn?

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