I'm stuck on the sub-30 barrier right now, too... I've got a couple really nice sub-30 avgs of 5, but nothing in the 12+solve range. Past like 10 solves my average tends to hover around 33.xx
I don't know all my PLLs, though, I'm still using 4LLL. 7/21 : [. I'm sure if I learned them all and...
Well, yeah, I assumed that was the case =P.
I just don't like the whole softening thing, it makes me nervous >_>. Ignoring that, I've been pretty satisfied, too. It made my Type D = amazing. : D. And as for the lasting bit, well, I don't have anything to compare it to, so maybe alternatives...
Well, I've been using Jig-A-Loo for my entire cubing 'career' (No normal silicone sprays in canada, as far as I know.) I -always- fully dissasemble my cube before lubing it, I wouldn't just spray it in a corner.
This is why: For the first 4-5 minutes after spraying, jigaloo makes the cubies...
I used my type A for about 5 months before realizing what those little pieces of plastic were for.
I didn't really notice a big difference between the two setups, besides that it was a touch heavier with the plastic caps in.
I use Jigaloo purely out of necessity- I live in Canada and can't get any CRC here. I'm actually planning to drive over the border sometime soon JUST to get my hands on some proper silicone, because the Jigaloo I'm using is really screwing with the plastic in my cube. I'm actually kinda scared...
37.87, 40.20, (40.48), (37.85), 39.47 = 39.18
That was a crappy average, but my first comp. : P. I usually avg about a 34.xx, but I haven't cubed much for the past week due to finals. I didn't know it would affect my times that much, jees. Ouch.
Is there a way to get these things in Canada without paying the ridiculous 30$ shipping price that the main website offers? I think they're cool little things and I wouldn't mind paying 30$ for one, but 60? Jees.