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2017 New Year's Resolutions / Goals

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2016 Resolutions (Credit to @TMarshall) -> https://www.speedsolving.com/forum/threads/2016-new-years-resolutions-goals.56261/

Was looking through 2016 resolutions and was like "damn, why didn't I post at the time" lol. So now Imma be the first to participate! :D

2x2: Don't practice anyway, just get an official average
3x3: Sub-11s official average
4x4: Sub-45s official average (definitely improve on yau edges, my crux)
5x5: Sub-1:35 official average (My centers and L2E are horrid, improve upon that)
6x6: Start practicing, aim for sub-3
7x7: Don't practice anyway, maybe 2018
SQ1: Re-learn and practice relentlessly, aim for sub-30 global average (Obviously this is the puzzle I'm most interested in atm). Drill in algs (didn't do that well before) and have an efficient cube-shape step.
Skewb: Meh
OH: Sub-25 official average
Mega: This is really ambitious, but sub-1:10 official average. ATM I'm at 1:26 and atm my intuitive step takes just about 1:10. I know I can improve that a lot. Goal is to make intuitive step much faster. My favorite event.
Pyra: Meh
clock: Mehhhhhhhhhhh
Feet: Nope
FMC: Nope
3,4,5,MBLD: Get an official 3BLD single (but don't worry future ChaiCuber, BLD is low on priority list)

Something new for this thread, post which puzzle goals you want to prioritize!

My Priority: Mega > SQ1 > 4x4 > 3x3 > BLD > remaining
 
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Overall Get Better!
3x3: gloabl sub-12, official sub-10 single / sub-12 average
4x4: global sub-45, official sub-40 single / sub-50 average
5x5: global sub-1:35, official sub-1:30 single / sub-1:40 average
2x2: global sub-3.5, official sub-2 single / sub-4 average
BLD: official Mean > 10 minutes
OH: global sub-25, official sub-20 single / sub-25 average
FMC: offcial sub-37 mean
Feet: global sub-2, official sub-1:45 single / sub-2 mean
Mega: global sub-1:20, official sub-1:12 single / sub- 1:20 average
Pyra: global sub-5.5, official sub-4 single / sub-5 average
Squan: global sub-25, official sub-20 single / sub-25 average
Clock: global sub-8.5, official sub-8 single / sub-9 average
Skewb: throw some shade
6x6: global sub-3:20, official sub-3:00 single / sub-3:30 mean
7x7: global sub-4:30, official sub-4:30 single / sub-5:00 mean
4 BLD: official success
Kilominx: global sub-20, UOWR

SR in clock, Kilo, and 1 more.
WR top-100 in 1 event
NR top-100 in 10 events (single or average)
NR top-10 in Clock


Delegate at least 1 comp :D
increase my states by 3 (currently 7, probably add AL, TN, and Nats)
Have fun
 
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2x2: Don't really care. How about no sup 7 averages and sub sub 5 averages?
3x3: Sub-10 single officially? I already have a couple at home, so maybe I can get one in comp. Sub 13 average officially? I have a 13.2, so why not?
4x4: Sub 1 at home. Sub 1 average in comp would be nice.
5x5: Be sub 2:10. Sub 2 would be nice.
Skewb: Sub 9? Sub 10 average in comp. Try not to kill Logan McGraw.
OH: I'd love to get sub 20, but I don't see that happening. Sub 23 official average I guess.
clock: Sub 10
FMC: Sub 30 single. Official single or mean.
3,4,5,MBLD: Get a few more official successes in 3bld. Getting a MBLD result would be cool.

Something new for this thread, post which puzzle goals you want to prioritize!

My Priority: 3x3>4x4>OH>5x5>clock>skewb>bld>FMC>2x2>MBLD > remaining

They're all pretty close. I just wanna git gud :(
 

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  • Go to 4 comps inc World's and UK
  • 4BLD success
  • 4 points in MBLD
  • Top 20 in UK for 3BLD
  • Teach someone new how to solve (preferably one of my kids)
  • Down a pint sub 3s (UK record?)
  • Sub 2min 4x4
  • Sub 1min OH
  • Do some 3x3 practice
 
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2016 Resolutions (Credit to @TMarshall) -> https://www.speedsolving.com/forum/threads/2016-new-years-resolutions-goals.56261/

Was looking through 2016 resolutions and was like "damn, why didn't I post at the time" lol. So now Imma be the first to participate! :D

2x2: Don't practice anyway, just get an official average
3x3: Sub-11s official average
4x4: Sub-45s official average (definitely improve on yau edges, my crux)
5x5: Sub-1:35 official average (My centers and L2E are horrid, improve upon that)
6x6: Start practicing, aim for sub-3
7x7: Don't practice anyway, maybe 2018
SQ1: Re-learn and practice relentlessly, aim for sub-30 global average (Obviously this is the puzzle I'm most interested in atm). Drill in algs (didn't do that well before) and have an efficient cube-shape step.
Skewb: Meh
OH: Sub-25 official average
Mega: This is really ambitious, but sub-1:10 official average. ATM I'm at 1:26 and atm my intuitive step takes just about 1:10. I know I can improve that a lot. Goal is to make intuitive step much faster. My favorite event.
Pyra: Meh
clock: Mehhhhhhhhhhh
Feet: Nope
FMC: Nope
3,4,5,MBLD: Get an official 3BLD single (but don't worry future ChaiCuber, BLD is low on priority list)

Something new for this thread, post which puzzle goals you want to prioritize!

My Priority: Mega > SQ1 > 4x4 > 3x3 > BLD > remaining
For square-1 you should try the roux-n-screw method. I average between 19-24 with it and you don't need many algs.
 
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UPDATED 06/04/2017

Competition goals:
3x3: Sub-8 single, sub-10 average
4x4: Sub-40 single, sub-45 average
5x5: Sub-1:25 average
2x2: Sub-2 single, sub-3 average
BLD: Sub-55 single
OH: Sub-15 single, sub-19 average
FMC: Sub-27 single, sub-30 mean
Feet: NAR single and NR mean (32.87 and 39.10)
Mega: Sub-1:20 average
Pyra: Sub-3.5 single, sub-4.5 average
SQ-1: Sub-20 single, Sub-23 average
Clock: No
Skewb: Sub-5 single
6x6: Sub-2:40 single, sub-2:45 mean
7x7: Sub-3:50 single, sub-4:00 mean
4BLD: Sub-5:30 single
5BLD: Sub-12:00 single
MBLD: >=15 points

45 comps (lifetime). Need to average 1.5 a month.
15 states
Top 10 NR in all BigBLD events
4BLD mean maaaaaybe

Other cubing goals:
Corner and center comms for BLD
Switch to all stickerless puzzles
4LLL for Mega

More memo rooms for MBLD
Make Nats finals in Pyra and BLD
Stop using bad algs for everything
Stop using bad turning styles for OH and SQ-1
Keep using bad cubes
Teach at least two people to solve, one in my family and one outside my family
Keep all comps that I organize on schedule and fun for everyone

Noncubing goals (though some of them apply to cubing too):
Stop caring what people think about me
Be nicer to people
Make some money
Save some of that money
Keep a perfect driving record
Learn to deal with friends moving away
Stay alive, I guess
 
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Seems a little early for New Year's Resolutions, but why not:

"Global" averages:
2x2: Currently ~11 seconds, Goal: sub-10
3x3: Currently ~33 seconds, Goal: Sub-25, Maybe learn ZZ
4x4: Currently ~1:55, Goal: Sub-1:30
5x5: Currently ~3:40, Goal: Sub-2:30
6x6: Currently ~7:00, Goal: Sub-4:30
7x7: Currently don't have one, Goal: Sub-6:30
Megaminx: Currently ~4:30, Goal: Sub-3:00
Square-1: Currently ~2:00+, Goal: Sub-45
Feet: Currently ~3:00, Goal: Sub 1:30
3x3 OH: Currently ~1:15, Goal: Sub-45
FMC: Currently little practice, averaging around 45-50, Goal: 35
3BLD: Currently ~30% success, Goal: Sub-2:30, learn M2
4BLD: Currently: haven't tried, Goal: 50% Success
5BLD: Currently: haven't tried, Goal: 50% Success
6BLD: Currently: haven't tried, Goal: 1 Success
7BLD: Currently: haven't tried, Goal: 1 Success
MBLD: Currently: haven't tried, Goal: 4/4
Clock and Pyraminx: continue to avoid learning how to solve
Skewb: forget how to solve (I may have already accomplished this one, but I'm afraid if I try it to find out I'll remember).

6x6 and 7x7 might be a bit ambitious, but I think everything else is achievable.
 
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ok

2x2: sub-3 official average, learn more algs
3x3: sub-9.5 official average
4x4: switch fully to OLL parity avoidance and sub-45 official average with it
5x5: sub-1:25 official average
6x6 and 7x7: do them officially
3BLD: get an avg50, official sub-40 mean and keep a nice success streak
4BLD: get NAR back, sub-3 official mean, win Nationals
5BLD: sub-5 official, win Nationals, get a better mean in comp and a better avg12 at home
MBLD: do 28 cubes comfortably
skewb: NAR average, work on 1-looking, do decently at Nationals
pyra: mid 5 official average
mega: sub-1:20 official average, LL algs
Sq1: sub-15 official average, some CSP cases
clock: low 10 official average
FMC: sub-25 official mean, win Nationals
feet: sub-1 official mean
OH: no


get more 7BLD successes
get a decent 6BLD
learn more ZBLL and OLLCP and VLS
 
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2- sub 2.2 global // Yes
3- sub 10 official avg // Yes
4- sub 45 global // Yes
5- sub 1:30 global // Yes
6- sub 3 single // Yes
7- sub 4:30 single // Yes
OH- sub 12 single // Yes
BLD- sub 1:00 ao5 // Yes
WF- sub 1:00 single // Yes
FMC- sub 27 official single, get a mean // lolololol
Skewb- stay sub Fabio // only for single
Pyraminx- sub 3.3 official avg // barely
Sq1- sub 9 official single // Yes
Clock- sub 12 global // Yes
Megaminx- sub 1:30 global // Yes
4BLD- sub 6 offinicial // fugg
5BLD- official success // Yes
MBLD- 10/10 // no 10/10, but 11/11 and 13/13
 
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Mine's really long, so I just condensed it into a bunch of spoilers.

Cubic Puzzles:
2x2: Average <6 seconds
3x3: Consistently solve sub-20.
3x3 OH: Choose a hand to cube with.
3x3 Feet: No thanks.
3x3 FMC: Continue working on Petrus
4x4: <1:10 average
5x5: Promote Yau as a suitable big cubes method, get sub-2:30
6x6: Yau, Get a good 6x6 (hoping for MF6S, Shengshou sucks), Memorize specific PLL algorithms for even cubes
7x7: Yau again, Get a good 7x7 (maybe a MF7S, Shengshou doesn't suck as much as 6x6)
Cubic Puzzles Blindfolded:
3x3 BLD: Learn a method & do it well faster than my friend
4x4 BLD: Um, no.
5x5 BLD: No thanks.
6x6 BLD: Okay, I said no.
7x7 BLD: No, seriously. I'm not doing this event.
Multi-BLD: I have no idea what I'm doing during blind solves.
Non-Cubic Puzzles:
Skewb: Get a good skewb (Shengshou isn't so bad)
Pyraminx: Learn a better method than LBL
Megaminx: Find a Balint-compatible tutorial for getting faster
Square-1: Solve it without a cheat-sheet.
Clock: Get a clock (waiting for QiYi)
Algorithm sets I need to memorize:
PLL+Parity for even cubes
Kirjava-Meep Method
Last 2 Edges (5x5)
Square-1
OLL
Other:
Don't buy any more puzzles until February 1.
Impress RC car hobby store people to get more differential oil for lubricant.
Get a better cube storage thing.
3D print parts & glue them to a cube for a mod
Gather enough courage to officially join the WCA
 
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For square-1 you should try the roux-n-screw method. I average between 19-24 with it and you don't need many algs.
wait what? is that a serious method sorry i have to confirm cuz the name is hilarious lol. and if so i'd love to learn it especially with less algs. what turned me off initially was the amount of algs I had to learn in steps aside from cube shape
 
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Due by the end of 2017, roughly 350-400 hours of cubing later:
(Average means global average unless in comp)

3x3: Finally average sub 10, I think it's definitely possible.
4x4: Average sub 45, get pretty extreme with the event.
5x5: average sub 1:30 seems pretty possible. 5x5 is fun!
2x2: Stick at averaging low 3's don't really need to improve.
BLD: Do a bunch of Comp solves, average sub 2 with at least 40% accuracy.
OH: Average sub 20. I don't think this will be too hard.
FMC: Understand commutators and insertions I guess. Average under 45
Feet: do some home solves and get a single under 2:30
Mega: get semi-serious in the event and average sub 1:25
Pyra: Podium at nationals again in 2017. Get an official sub 3 and offical sub 4 average. Globally average low 4.
SQ-1: improvement not needed. Cut 5 seconds off average, to sub 25
Clock: Average sub 20 it's not like Aus nats will have clock as an event.
Skewb: Make finals at nats, not take this event seriously, maybe 7-8 global average.
6x6: get decent, average sub 3
7x7: Get yuxin 7x7 and start actually doing some solves. Idk what's good in this event, but average sub 5.
4BLD: I doubt I'll learn this
5BLD: won't learn this
MBLD: get official >4 points at nats this year. PB at home to be at least 5 points.

Learn a bunch more PLLs from different angles, some VLS, some OCLL, more ZBLL if I can be bothered and just get better. Try to find venue for a local comp.

And yeah
 

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All events even though I don't actually do all events.

2x2: sub 1.7 global, sub 1.7 official, get back into the event, finish tcll and leg1 maybe, actually get good
3x3: sub 7.5 global(yes, very big goal), sub 8 official avg, maybe get a lucky single, Finish zbll( I am at about 120), get closer to full ollcp( I probably know close to half, haven't counted really)
4x4: sub 35 global, sub 35 official
5x5: sub 1:15 global, sub 1:15 official
6x6: sub 2:40 global, sub 2:40 official
7x7: sub 3:30 global, sub 3:30 official
megtaminx: sub 1:20 global, sub 1:20 official
pyraminx: get decent at top first, sub 5 global and official
square 1: learn algs, sub 13 global/ official
Skewb: Idk, I'll see if I feel like doing it
OH: Sub 14 global/official
Feet: Sub 1:30 I guess
FMC: Sub 35, stop DNFing
BLD: Sub 2
4,5, MBLD: maybe learn to do these events
Rubiks clark: Sub 10 maybe
These goals are way too ambitious, but I will see how many I can get

Other cubing goals:
Better turning style, accuracy, and TPS
Get some more YouTube subs
Go to lots of comps
Make some nats finals if I go
Organize some more comps
 
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Events:

2x2: sub3, Learn CLL, EG-1, EG-2, 1-look
3x3 (priority): sub7 single, average sub10 (currently 15), learn OLL + COLL + some WVs, use a bit edge control, use keyhole for some F2L cases, become dual CN, 1-look cross, all PLLs sub1.5
4x4: sub50, learn half-centers, use other inserts than sledge/hedge for edge pairing, 1-look F2C, learn some PLL parity cases
5x5: sub1:40, learn good L2E and L2C solutions, use look-ahead during edge pairing
6x6: sub6:00
OH (priority): sub10 single, average sub16 (currently 24), learn ZBLL (without sunes is fine), use smart fingertricks for cross, use a lot of edge control, all PLLs sub3, all COLLs sub2
BLD: sub1:00, full edge comms, make a complete letter pair image list, learn cw corner twist, get a non-ugly blindfold
Feet: sub1:00, full Feet PLL
Pyra: switch to either oka/1-flip or L4E
Mega: sub1:30, learn 4LLL
MBLD: official 20 points
FMC: official sub30 mean, learn L4C and L3E insertions
4BLD: sub10:00, official success
5BLD: success

Cubing in general:

Attend at least 6 competitions, make it to Worlds 2017, win one event at one comp.
Organize my own official comp.
Don't start Skewb, Square-1 or Clock.
Create an awesome video tutorial for the SSC method, sub20 with SSC.
Sub20 with all colors on 3x3.
Start recording my reactions to official solves.
Regularly do the Weekly Forum Comp here.
Learn solving a cube OH while doing OH push-ups.
Get decent at Roux (sub30).

General:

Stay motivated for Computer Science and study.
Get my maths degree.
Start learning a martial art.
Keep playing table tennis regularly.
Start learning Russian language.
Learn some card tricks.
Keep staying away from once addictive computer games.
Reach a rating of 1700 DWZ in chess.
Make my Greece trip in summer happen.
Read the ~300 unread books that I don't touch for 2 years.
Attend national Wizard and/or Carcassonne tournaments and be successful.

Reaching all my event goals is impossible, so I want to drop some events completely and reach my goals in the other events.
 
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My main event that I only really learned for fun, but now I wanna get faster at it is blind.
3x3: get an official 15 second average and a sub 10 single
4x4: Get an official sub 1:30 average and sub 1 single (I know, I just learned Yau :p)
5x5: Get a new 5x5 and burn my Rubik's brand one
OH: Actually start using my left hand. I know I'll get faster averages if I practice lefty but I'm SUPER right handed so it'll be hard.
Skewb: Buy one. Skewb looks like a fun event to me and I think I would enjoy speedsolving it.
3x3 Bld: Get an official sub 4 solve
Multi Bld: get a successful 2/2 or 3/3 attempt at a comp. (Hopefully at worlds :))
FMC: Start learning FMC. Look really fun and challenging!

Other things
Host my own competition because I already have access to a venue that will let me in for free.
Finish learning full OLL. I have maybe 10 algs left and I've been putting it off for a long time.
 

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With kid #2 due early next year I won't be going to as many comps, or doing as much cubing, so my goals aren't too ambitious, and include home as well as official targets.

For 2017:-

Make it to at least Worlds and UKC
3BLD: sub-1:10 official, average sub-1 at home
4BLD: sub-6 official, average sub-5 at home
5BLD: sub-20 official
MBLD: 10 points official
6BLD: success
4x4: sub-1 official average and global at home
5x5: sub-2 official average and global at home (stretch goal)
Be a double good dad
 
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2x2 - sub-4 global
3x3 - sub-12 global, sub-10 average in comp
4x4 - sub-50 global
5x5 - sub-1:40 global
6x6 - sub-3:10 global
7x7 - sub-5:00 global
Pyra - sub-3 global, sub-1.5 single in comp, sub-2.5 average in comp
Mega - sub-1:00 global
Sq-1 - sub-15 global, sub-10 single in comp
Skewb - sub-6 global, sub-4 single in comp, sub-5 average in comp
Clock - sub-15 global
3x3 OH - sub-30 global
3x3 BLD - sub-2:00 global, learn M2, use some commutators
3x3 Feet - sub-35 global, get NR or CR single or mean
3x3 FMC - sub-31 global, sub-30 single in comp
3x3 MBLD - 8 point PB or higher
4x4 BLD - sub-18:00 single, any official single
5x5 BLD - any success, preferably official

Other cubing goals:
Hit 40K subscribers on YouTube
Have results in every event officially
Organize a competition

Other life goals:
Learn to drive
Get a 97.00 or higher GPA this school year (96.xx is fine, but 97 would be nice, lol)
Do things
Go to places
Meet people
Learn more programming languages
Solve a multitude of major world issues
Pet my cats
 
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