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    How fast are the over 40's in competitions?

    Born in '59. My personal best on 3x3 is 36.6 but 45 to 50 seconds is more common for me right now.
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    Older cubers discussions

    There's a restaurant/bar near my house where I like to go. I'll usually sit at the bar and have a beer while I wait for my food. I'll often bring a cube and use the twisty timer app on my phone to time my solves. I've gotten more than a few interested viewers. At first it's "Have you solved...
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    Magnets Discussion and Help thread

    Wow, that's quite light. It must be a very subtle lock.
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    Older cubers discussions

    NEW PB! 5 months into cubing and I just got my very first sub 40 second solve on a 3x3. 38.63 seconds. My Avg of 5 is 53.67. Only a week ago I broke the sub 1 minute average of 5. Now I'm pushing sub 50. I never dreamed I'd get a sub 40. Now sub 30 is looking like it's possible. So far...
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    Magnets Discussion and Help thread

    I just magnetized a YuXin Little Magic 3x3 with 4mmx2mm n50 and the lock feel is quite pronounced. I've order some weaker magnets to try it on some other cubes. I think the n50 is probably a bit too strong, but dang, it is super stable.
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    Older cubers discussions

    I just realized that I'm right at the 5 month mark for learning how to speed cube. My "Twisty Timer" app on my phone shows this promising improvement: Number of timed solves : 520 Worst: 4:08.59 (Yes, that's 4 MINUTES for a 3x3. :D That's where I started in June) Best : 43.61 Avg of 100 ...
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    Goals Thread

    I'm now hitting sub-1 minute solves more often than not. My disaster solves are in the 1:05 to 1:20 range which was my average about a month ago. Can I hit a sub 50 second average of 5? Let's see.
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    Older cubers discussions

    >Regarding a magnetized Little Magic: By the way, I used 4mm x 2mm N50 magnets and the Little Magic has a profound "Lock" as the layers align. It's noticeably more pronounced than my Magnetic Z cube (which is a magnetized MF3RS). So either the Magnetic Z uses less powerful magnets or the...
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    Older cubers discussions

    I just magnetized a Little Magic last night and have been solving with it all morning. It certainly has a different feel than the MF3RS, a bit dry even after adding lube. But it's super light, even with the addition of the magnets, and is very crisp. At first I thought it felt really cheap and...
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    Older cubers discussions

    It's turning out that you're correct. 8 of my last 10 timed solves have been sub-1 minute. I'm also using magnetic cubes now, mainly a magnetized MF3RS, and that extra stability seems to really help my speeds. I also notice that my white cross is solving much faster. The majority of time is...
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    Older cubers discussions

    All of a sudden, after 4 months of cubing and weeks of being stuck at 1:05 to 1:20 I'm now getting consistent sub 1 minute solves. My personal best keeps moving daily, today it's down to 44.70 It's amazing that after tons of of practice nothing was changing. And then all of a sudden I seem to...
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    Goals Thread

    I finally got a sub 1 minute average of 5 with 57.25 and an avg of 12 of 1.02.01. AND a new PB of 49.09. It's all coming down to a faster cross and F2L. I know this is slow as a competitive time but for 4 months in I feel great about it. ************ Just followed it up with another PB of 47.90
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    Older cubers discussions

    GOT IT! I finally got a sub 1 minute average of 5 with 57.25 and an avg of 12 of 1.02.01. AND a new PB of 49.09. It's all coming down to a faster cross and F2L. I know this is slow as a competitive time but for 4 months in I feel great about it. ************ Just followed it up with another...
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    Make assumptions about the next person

    Never tried a Gan (although I'd love to have one) The next person has a Personal Best 3x3 solve under 4 minutes (That should be easy :D )
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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    I agree. The MF3RS is an amazing cube.

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