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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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.
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...
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.
Race to sub 25
(37.46), 25.45, 26.74, 25.46, 21.93, 25.42, 21.97, 23.69, 24.46, (21.86), 24.77, 22.69
Pretty bad start, after 4 solves I was not optimistic. But it worked out in the end :)
Race to sub-25
24.78, 25.69, 27.48, 24.08, 22.43, (17.32), 23.53, 20.65, 22.24, 26.94, (29.07), 23.93
Happy with the result. Almost my best single and a05 in this average.
Thanks for all the answers @pglewis, @One Wheel, @muchacho, @mafergut, @newtonbase, @Jason Green.
I think I will buy a timer, but my reason will not be because I need to practice with it, but because I just want to try.
Which one works well with a Mac and cstimer?
I also received mine. 4 weeks...