Hello everyone, I'm Lucas and i'm a relatively new cuber, so iv'e decided to join a community of fellow logical folk and,most likely, introverts.
I"m from Gallatin, Tenneessee (US),and I've been solving the 3x3 now for about 4 months.
Around the end of May, my friend taught me how to solve the 3x3 using the beginner's CFOP method. I didn't have a cube at the time, but he let me use his store-bought to learn with during school and let me borrow it a few nights. As school ended and summer began, i was stuck cubeless and was constantly solving a virtual cube either on the internet or using the Rubik's app.
the beginning of summer, i could solve the (virtual) rubik's cube in about 2 minutes or less.
During June, i was CONSTANTLY doing solves on my friend's ipod, and by the end of june was averaging 50 seconds to a minute with the sparing sub 50 solve.
It wasn't actually till the beginning of July until i recieved my first store-bought cube!
i lubed and sanded the store bought and used it for a few weeks until i upgraded to a stickerless Guhong....unfortunately there is a fair amount of excess sillicone thats dryed on the pieces, which means the cube isnt at its full potential
During mid- july i began to start learning the more advanced/intermediate parts of CFOP.
I know currently use:
2-look oll (with the exception of the headlights case,which i use a sune, anti-sune comb. to solve)
I solve pll with in 1 or 2 looks with the following perms: Aa, Ab, Ua, Ub, H, Z, E, Ja, Jb, and Y ( T is next on the to-do list....been kinda lazy)
Im sub 40 and my averages can usually vary from 29-34 seconds
So today i decided to do a quick average of 3 for the sake of this intro:
1. 24.55 - Anything that' sub 27 really is not THAT typical for me (got lucky and hit a j perm)
2. 29.13 - I hit a Y perm in the solve, and i just learned that!
3. 33.23 - had a 2 look pll case in this, had to do an E, followed by a U.
Final Average: 28.97
I'm currently aiming for a sub 20 average by november.....that would be cool.
I'll be sure to always refer to this forum for my cubing questions and needs, and its good to be apart of the cube-solving community.
Oh and a question for anyone who is reading this: How long did it take you to reach a sub 30 AVERAGE and what method must you use?