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Discussion in 'General Speedcubing Discussion' started by MarcelP, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. phreaker

    phreaker Member

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    What form of help do you need with ZZ. I use it on 3x3, especially OH.
     
  2. Jason Green

    Jason Green Member

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    Yeah I don't post that much lately, but I still keep up with reading the thread. Boys have not picked it up yet, maybe soon! Thanks for saying hi. :)
     
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  3. SpartanSailor

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    3BLD practice tonite... for a few moments. 4 attempts: 4:16(DNF), 4:56, 4:02, 4:30(DNF). 50% on the day. and both the DNFs were only off by a forgotten twisted edge.

    Edit:
    Did 3 more attempts. 4:02, 4:21 and 4:37... the 4:02 was the success (and was the last of the three attempts) and the others were racking up my daily DNF count. However, both were (again) off by a twisted corner or flipped edge.

    That tells me that I’m pushing my memo just about right. I’m missing some stuff, but can slow down a bit and get it. And even sometimes get it anyway without slowing down.

    There’s a chance I could get a sub-5 at my upcoming comp. If it’s an easy memo... well, I’ll try not to psych myself out.
     
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  4. newtonbase

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    6/10 MBLD 58:26 (41:59). Best result on 10. I've improved my review strategy but still need to work on memo accuracy (and executing parity!).
     
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  5. h2f

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    It looks like my Project588 (588 solves till Polish Nationals) pays off. After 30 days of practing and making over 80 5bld solves my times started to drop. I've made a break for 2 days and today my memo is around 8 minutes and my execution is down to sub 6 minutes. I've started to feel comfortable with memo process and comms for centers. And todays PB is 14:44.65 with 8:44 memo.
     
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  6. mark49152

    mark49152 Super Moderator Staff Member

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  7. h2f

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    Thanks! Still I waste a lot of time losing tracking on centers. I think memo could be 2-3 shorter because of it.

    When I've started it was 196 days till Polish Nationals. 196 x 3 = 588. And 5 is like 5bld - thats why the name is Project 588. I dont give any public info about it only here I've mentioned that I'm preparing to Nationals.
     
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  8. Mike Hughey

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    @h2f - awesome plan, and great progress! Good luck with it!

    I'm afraid I'm just not getting the time to practice that I wanted. But I finally did another 50 3BLDs for practice, and my times are starting to get a little better - especially with the last few:

    35/50
    session mean: 1:48.77
    best mean of 3: 1:24.89
    best avg of 5: 1:27.86 (this was the most recent 5)
    best avg of 12: 1:56.79
    best single: 1:15.04
    best near-miss: DNF [1:00.75, off by 2 corners]

    Hopefully I can at least get one more set of 50 done before the competition.

    No time for multi practice before the competition, I'm afraid, so I think I'll have to give up on my hope of trying to top Mark - I can't handle 15 yet - I'll have to go for a more conservative number. :-( Maybe at my next competition, if Mark doesn't put it out of reach by then.
     
  9. MarcelP

    MarcelP Member

    I think it took me almost a year to become sub 30 on white cross. Then I switched to color neutral and it took me 3 months to become sub 30 again (but then CN). Then in a year or so I was sub 20 color neutral. I think in 3 more years I got down to sub 19. With some 18.xx Ao100's. But then I stopped speedsolving practice. Now I only cube recreational :)
     
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  10. h2f

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  11. moralsh

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    in competition a bit more than 2 years for first single, another year for fist average and some months to constantly be there
    at home, way less for singles/ao5/ao12 and about the same for Ao100s

    But it can be done way, way faster if you just focus on the event, there are several examples around regulars here.
     
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  12. Logiqx

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    It took me about 9 months to get to sub-30 globally and another 18 months to get to sub-20. Like others mentioned it would most likely have been quicker with regular practice and more focus on getting faster.

    I'm currently focusing on 3x3, OH and Pyra with a view of doing the Sunday at Hastings in 3-4 weeks time. My 3x3 times have slipped (just about sub-16 globally) and my OH times have gotten quite eratic (just about sub-26 globally) but I did fluke a PB Ao5 of 21.17 OH earlier today. I'm enjoying Pyra right and starting to break through the 7-second barrier - 6.78 Ao100 last weekend. It's almost becoming my main event, lol.
     
  13. moralsh

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    I should take care of pyra one of these years, last weekend I got an official PB average and I didn't even made it to the second round. that's sad (and funny)
     
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  14. Jason Green

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    I could break my pyra pb for a long time and not get to round two. :p Sub 7 sounds pretty impressive to me @Logiqx!
     
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  15. One Wheel

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    I plan to compete in pyra for the first time next week. I think if I keep up my current practice schedule I have an excellent shot at making not only the 2:00 time limit but even the 0:45 cutoff.
     
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  16. adimare

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    Got my 3BLD PB (51.28) on camera a few min ago:



    Not representative at all of what my bld solves look like, it takes me around twice this amount of time to get consistent successes, but I'm pretty proud that I was able to do a sub 1 solve even if it took an insane amount of tries.
     
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  17. SpartanSailor

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    I've had a nice long run of DNFs with 3BLD the past couple days. Had a nice streak going the couple days prior to that.

    Comp next weekend. I think I can definitely make a HUGE improvement and get a relatively "safe" (for me) solve with an official success and STILL have enough time remaining within the 10 min cumulative to make a decent second effort. That may be my plan of attack. Get a mid-5 min "safe" solve with more review and less pressure. Then, for my second attempt, let it all go. Push the memo, less review and just let it rip! No matter what I do, I won't have enough time to make 3 legit attempts, so...
     
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  18. SpartanSailor

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    I only know 2 algs for pyra.... I'm definitely not going to learn any more than that. I'm okay just doing it on comp days. Most places here have a 1:00 cutoff. I can make that... But if they imposed a soft-cutoff I'd be in trouble.
     
  19. Logiqx

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    Man... you're breaking my heart! There are only 5 LL "algs" and they are all combos of the triggers R U R' / R U' R' / R' L R L'.

    If you play around with the basic triggers and their mirrors you'll find all 5 of the Pyra LL "algs" for yourself.

    The thing that I'm enjoying about Pyra is the planning aspect. I'm finding it quite therapeutic outside of a comp environment.
     
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