Discussion in 'One-Answer Question Forum' started by teller, Jan 15, 2009.

1. ### GenTheThiefMember

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2. ### Dash LambdaMember

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I suggest you do drills where you don't rotate your cube through your entire F2L. Of course you won't consistently do zero rotations in timed solves, but it can help reduce them.
After a bit of practice, you'll find that a lot of cases that were awkward to do from a different angle become very natural, though there will of course be other cases that just remain awkward.

I disagree partially.
For instance, I would probably handle example 9 like this.

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3. ### GenTheThiefMember

Whoops.
I forgot to change examples 9-10.
I think I would still solve it the way in my example.
Your way is probably better though. Unless you have an EO skip.

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4. ### CJ!Member

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[R U R’ F’] {[R U R’ U’]
[R’ F] [R2 U’ R’] U’}

I dont know what it means mean an algorithm has (R U R' F') and I definitely dont know what { } means

5. ### DomMember

Ignore those brakets. Those are just there to help group parts together so it's easy to read. Ironic, isn't it?

6. ### AlphaSheepMember

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You can ignore the brackets. They are just grouping the moves into common groups of moves to make it easier to remember. These groups are often called triggers.

The set of moves R U R’ U’ R’ F R2 U’ R’ U’ is in {} because it occurs in several other PLLs so it will help when learning to recognise them as the same.

7. ### CJ!Member

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Thankks so much for that tip and it is ironic seeing how i had to sign up on a forum page just to know what it means lol

You just helped me solve a cube for my first time...im freakin out

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8. ### Daniel LinMember

how many sub 7 cubers are there (besides feliks obviously)?

9. ### Cale SMember

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Lucas, Bill, Max, Kian, Patrick, Alex, and probably others (Seung-Hyuk Nahm or Philipp Weyer?) have sub-7 avg100, but that doesn't mean they are all sub-7

If they were actually considered sub-7 they'd probably need to have an official result that fast

Kian and Bill have sub-7 avg1000 though so that might be good enough

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I'm not sure alex is sub-7 anymore considering he never practises outside of comps (and frequently not even there) tbh.

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11. ### Cale SMember

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yeah he's definitely not sub-7 now, but he might have been barely sub-7 when he was at his best

12. ### Dash LambdaMember

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Officially, there's 3: Feliks, Sebastian, and Mats.
165 people have official sub-7 singles.
Of course that's subject to change, just current figures.

For unofficial times, who knows. What do you consider sub-7 outside of official results?

EDIT: Fixed number of singles.

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13. ### Cale SMember

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Isn't it 165 people?

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14. ### Dash LambdaMember

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Yes, it is. Thanks for pointing that out.
I'm gonna have to find out what numbers I was looking at, because I explicitly remember seeing 989 sub-7 results in something.

15. ### GenTheThiefMember

That is the total number of sub-7 single results. Cale is right.
Only 165 people have sub-7 singles.

E: half-ninja'd

You were looking at results, instead of people

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16. ### Dash LambdaMember

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Yes, I fixed it when I saw his correction. I'm still trying to figure out how I got that number, I don't even know where to go to find the total of results rather than people in the first place XP

17. ### GenTheThiefMember

Results -> Rankings -> Show (drop down menu) ->
-----------------------------------------------100 Persons
-----------------------------------------------1000 Persons
-----------------------------------------------All Persons
-----------------------------------------------By Region
-----------------------------------------------100 Results
-----------------------------------------------1000 Results

18. ### CubingGeniusMember

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If I start solving badly in a session, should I take a break for a while?

19. ### AlphaSheepMember

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No, because it's the bad solves combined with the good solves that reflect your true performance. You need to focus on the bad to improve. It should be motivation to change something.

Remember that in a comp, you'll probably feel pressured, uncomfortable, and tired. You probably won't be solving at your best. I think it's best to practice dealing with that at home.

Also, times at home don't count for anything. They never ever make it into the WCA database, so they are absolutely irrelevant. So why does it matter if your average is a couple of seconds worse than what you normally get?

20. ### CubingGeniusMember

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I was averaging about 22.5 seconds for the first 30 solves and then about 23 after the next 15 or so, but there were 2 29's, a 30 and a few 26's. I was often going through trying to work out what I could have improved on for some of them though.

I've only been to one competition and I broke my pb in everything except OH which was less than half a second off my PB and 3x3, which still had a better average than what I normally get. I seem to do better at the competition than at home.

But I mean, if I get bad times when I practice, I feel like I am practicing doing something inefficiently. I don't know then if it is still worth practicing. But it sounds like it is according to you. So I will try to keep practicing even when the times are a lot worse than what I normally get.

I just want to try to average sub-10 by the end of the year. I sometimes feel it isn't normal though to get times like 29 if you average about 23 seconds.