Recent content by drogg

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    Older cubers discussions

    Sneaklyfox is wise!
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    Should stickerless cubes be allowed in WCA competition?

    I have the cube. I love it. It clearly shouldn't be legal as you can see the colour of cubies you shouldn't be able to when turning faces due to the way they are made up. Very little room to argue as much as I'd like to back it. Wonder how many people have voted yes because they want it to be...
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    How to be sub 20

    Wonder if someone can help me out here? Currently struggling to break the sub 20 barrier (averaging 23-24) but thankfully I've identified a few things to work on to try and aid me. One of these is my transition between cross and f2l. I've never really noticed that I'm making any huge losses...
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    Racing to sub-20

    Round 230 Average 25.15 12: 00:25.96 x 11: 00:24.51 x 10: 00:25.24 x 9: 00:25.90 x 8: 00:22.80 x 7: 00:23.97 x 6: 00:24.56 x 5: 00:26.45 x 4: 00:26.47 x 3: 00:24.23 x 2: 00:25.98 x 1: 00:25.76 x Wow unbelievably consistent but no sub 20 times :(. Think I need to improve PLL recognition it's...
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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    So just my two cents here. I have a Dayan Zhanchi lubed with lubix but with no other mods done. This cube has been my main and only speedcube for the last couple of months. There is not really a bad thing I can say about it. It never pops, it's fast and it corner cuts. The only slight criticism...
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    [Help Thread] How to Get Faster using the Fridrich / CFOP Method

    Any people who have been doing F2L for a while and are starting to feel comfortable with it but still are not seeing great improvements in your times please remember that you have TWO hands! It is easy to reduce cube rotations by using your non-dominant hand to insert pairs and begins to drop...
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    [Help Thread] How to Get Faster using the Fridrich / CFOP Method

    Um I take it by your numbers that your f2l total time is the sum of the times you have written as cross and f2l (as cross is actually part of your f2l). Given your times that means you f2l takes 17-23s on average with a LL of 8-10s. Given this your LL is fine for your current speed and the...
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    Goals Thread

    My goal: sub 20 by the end of August (/crosses fingers)
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    [Help Thread] How to Get Faster using the Fridrich / CFOP Method

    I managed to drop down from sub 40 to an average of mid 20's in around 2 months. I learnt all the PLLs, which at first made me much slower as it took ages to be able to recognise them and execute the algorithms effectively. I soon found however that I was down around the 30s mark with practice...
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    The "Request an Alg" Thread

    Wow. I've been trying to speed up my PLLs and been having some trouble getting this one sub 3 to execute! That video makes me feel fairly small!
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    The One-Answer Question Thread [closed]

    I have a Zhanchi and it's great. It does click a bit it's not annoying at all. I have recently ordered a v2 Guhong, due anyday now. I'll let you know which I prefer! I think all of these things come down to personal preference though. Either cube you get i'm sure you'll be happy with it. I do...
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    Hello, PeelingStickers here

    Hi Ben, From my experience (I was at your stage around a month or so ago) I would just continue doing full solves and slowly learning full PLL. You will find your PLL recognition will get faster and faster as will your ability execute each PLL over a couple of weeks and it also allows you...
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    [Help Thread] How to Get Faster using the Fridrich / CFOP Method

    I'm not really sure I understand your post. You say that you don't want to learn speeedcubing because of the number of algorithms involved. I take it your referring to CFOP (fridrich method). If this is the case, and f2l is discouraging you, then you can easily learn intuitive f2l, as per...
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    Racing to sub-20

    Round 226 Average 25.10 25.96, 24.44, 22.06, 27.02, 24.75, (28.51), 24.35, 26.34, 27.19, (19.06), 25.30, 23.64 Standard average for me again. Yay sub 20 full step though. Need to improve my lookahead!
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    What did you feel when you got your first sub-30 solve on a 3x3x3?

    First sub 60 - happy, very happy First sub 30 - shocked. Was a LL skip First sub 20 - ecstatic