4x4 BLD take two: DNF
Attempted this last night but didn't get a chance to post it. I messed up something with the centers; as a result, the centers were off and quite a few edges were off. I had an attempt the other night that had just two pieces swapped, so hopefully I'll get a succesful...
4x4 attempt 1: DNF
I don't quite understand exactly why it is that my 4x4 DNFs are so bad...I think my commutators are totally off. I have to work on that. This was a horrible DNF, by the way, and was nowhere remotely close. Took 45 minutes, 30 of which were execution.
3x3 Avg: 28.34
(27.78) 28.87 (30.69) 28.19 27.97
Meh. Not such a great average for me; I'm on average a second or two faster.
3x3 OH: 1:12.90
1:12.86 (1:37.28) 1:13.11 (51.75) 1:12.75
Second solve was completely awful: I messed up the cross, had a horrible F2L and a horrible LL. 4th solve...
For me, with orienting edges in the UDFB group, I would say to do R' F x2 z (R' F R F')x5 z' x2 F' R. I would do it the same way as you for UDLR.
I memo EO after EP and CP. Memo is around 5-10 seconds, execution around 10-15. I'm averaging in the mid-4's right now, with my PB in the upper 3's.
M2 E2 S2
M E M' E'
M2 E M2 E'
M F2 E2 F2 M' S2
R2 B2 R2 L2 B2 L2
Figured those out just by playing with my cube and using intuition. It's interesting when you combine the center paterns with other patterns (sometimes).
3x3 Avg: 24.98
25.46 (22.09) 22.19 27.28 (31.15)
Still Sub-25 :) Got lucky, actually; I knew the OLLs for the first three (I only know 20 OLL cases), and two of them were the same, easy case.
3x3 OH Avg: 1:08.6
1:14.59 1:01.65 1:09.56 (46.21) (1:25.75)
Sweet. I almost never practice OH, and...
3x3 Avg = 24.14
26.16 (21.87) (26.17) 22.04 24.22
Those are some awesome times! Sub-25 and possibly a new PB! (can't remember what my PB is; have to look it up). I continued this and got sub-25 RA!!!
Second had 4 mis permutated edges. Grr. These two were right after I set a...
Alright, time to put together a more structured list.
By the end of June
Sub-3 or 3.5 BLD
sub-23 or so 3x3 Avg (I would like sub-20, but it's not going to happen)
sub-2:30 4x4 (I stink at it :\)
Do a 2 cube multi-blindfold (just tried and failed miserably)
Solve 4x4 BLD
By the beginning of...
Ideally, a month from now I'll be averaging sub-20. I'd also like to get sub-3 BLD by then for the 3x3. For the 4x4, I'd like to get decent times (such as averaging, say, sub-150); same with the 5x5. I'd also like to get down to sub 1.4 or so on the Magic (even though it's broken right now <_<...
3x3 Avg: 29.4
27.58 28.21 (37.91) 32.41 (24.95)
Tried something new on the third one (and you can see how it went :rolleyes: ) and messed up the F2L for the fourth. Ah well...wasn't terrible
I think I messed up edge permutation on the second one. It was six...
CTY: Center for Talented Youth. http://cty.jhu.edu/ One of the most awesome summer camps out there. Anyone here a cty almnus? Anyone going to Lancaster session 1 this year? ;)
The reason I ask is because many people at Lancaster can solve the cube, some better than others. In addition, cubers...
Glad to see you're happy with your order. I think I'm definitely going to be placing an order at cube4you soon; everyone keeps talking about how good the cubes are :P
Haha, yes, I noticed that in the results. Best WCA-recognized cuber in the whole continent!
Congrats to Harris on winning with an impressive average. I wish I had someone paying for me to go to Hungary. *hint* *hint* :P
24 moves.. for a 2 gen Z-perm? You might as well do 2 11 move 3-cycles with 1 move canceling out to get 21 moves ;). [/b]
Heh, yes, I know that nobody in their right mind would ever use them. I was playing around with the R' U R U' fingertrick.
By the way, I notice that one of my favorite...