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    New package arrived! The only speed cube in the package is the Gan 249M. At first, I found it a little bit slippery and hard to turn. I felt I had to use a lot of force compared to my only other 2x2, the LingPo. But after a small session and re-learning Ortega, I quite like it. It became...
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    I just keep using the same session in cstimer. I am now at 5000 solves (maybe 4 to 5 months). From the website you can export all the times to a csv file at once. I then open the file in excel to create the chart.
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    Long time no posting :) but I enjoy reading this thread. I got into the habit of doing some practice in the morning while having breakfast and waiting for the kids to be ready. And I use cstimer for timing. As a result, I now have some kind of statistics of my improvements. I thought I'd share...
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    [Member Intro] Hello from Canada (Qc)

    Hi Dan, welcome. Your site looks very nice. What method are you using? Your site has CFOP and Roux algs... You might want to look at the 'older cubers' thread :) it's pretty active.
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    I also find that sometimes I forget to speed up for the end of the solve when slow turning during F2L. I need to consciously think, "it's the last pair, go!" You mention changing gears for the last layer. Do you mean after 3 pairs, or do you try to look-ahead the OLL by slowing the solving of...
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    Look-ahead. I think I finally start to understand it :) I really need to slow down a lot to be able to find and track the next pieces while solving a pair. I think it never clicked before how much I needed to slow down. To practice, I now try to turn slow enough to see the pieces moving and...
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    I received some new stuff :) The new YueXiao Pro, the redi cube, and finally I got myself a timer. The YueXiao seems pretty nice, but does not quite feel like the old YueXiao. These days, I almost use exclusively my GTS2M, and I think I am relying a lot on the magnets. But no fear! I also...
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    Did your cube just fall off the table at the end?
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    Great results! The video is super nice, we can see how much you enjoy it. Congratulations on your baby boy :)
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    I think you need to connect your account to your wca id first. After that, you can add a picture to your profile. Found that in the FAQ: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/faq#how-do-i-change-my-profile-picture
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    I'm born in 75, so I qualify for the over 40's ranking. I've put my WCA id in my profile so you can find my times. Thanks for maintaining the list.
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    It was a soft cut off, so he made a mistake. But it's no big deal, I think he realized it, and it had no real consequence for me. I think the judge was just trying to be helpful. He probably thought I would not want to finish my solve if I had no chance to continue in the competition.
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    First competition report: Montreal Open Winter 2017 This was great. I really enjoyed it. The energy is amazing, I talked to many people. I met @kbrune, but somehow missed @teacher77! How did that happen?? I think I went around and talked to everyone that looked "old" :) I went with my 2...
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    I'm Jerome. I just noticed that I did not, and actually could not enter my name on my profile page! I'm happy that I will not be the only old guy around :) Also, I see that some very fast people are registered to the Montreal comp. I am impatient to see a fast solve in real life.
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    I registered for that competition, and it will be my first as well. I'm afraid I don't have any answer to your questions :) But I look forward to meeting you.
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