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2019 Cubing New Years Resolutions / Goals

Zeke Mackay

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Warning! I am not the first to do this. I did it last year, but not before. Previous threads: 2018 2017 2016

With that said, the end of the year is nearing, and even though its a month away, I'm starting to make goals. Here's a place to put your cubing goals by the end of 2019. Happy Cubing!
 

Zeke Mackay

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Goals:
(All PR Average / Global Average)
1/2 of these and I'll be happy
2x2: Sub 3
3x3: Low 8 / Sub 8
4x4: 36 or 37
5x5: Sub 1:20
6x6: Sub 3
7x7: Sub 5
OH: 15
3BLD: Sub 1:30
4BLD: Success
FMC: Sub 40
Feet: Low 40s
Pyra: Low 4
Mega: 1:20s
Skewb: 4
Squan: Mid 9

Go to 8+ Comps
Organize or be in the process of organizing a comp
Top 300 ITW Kinch
 

bubbagrub

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I just realised I didn't do this for 2018, which is disappointing, so I'll do it this time.

Here are mine:
  • FMC: Sub-30 global average, and pure sub-30 official mean. Also, get a 21 and a 22 (official or unofficial; either will do... :)) And no official DNFs.
  • Feet: Practise it again and get over competition nerves and therefore get an official sub 1:00 mean.
  • Skewb: PR single and average.
  • 3x3: Sub-20 PR average. Sub 15 PR single.
  • 6x6 and 7x7: find competitions where I can actually compete in them, and maybe get official means. Oh, and get faster at them.
  • Clock: practise it and get a sub-10 PB ao5, sub-15 PR ao5.
  • 4x4: sub-1 PR single.
  • MBLD: Not sure -- let's say 10 points. More realistically, 8 points.
  • Nemesizer: Make it better. Add all the sensible things people request / suggest. And maybe some of the not so sensible ones. And probably a SQL export to make Sam happy.
  • Competitions: Go to more than in 2018. Maybe even organise one.
  • Live to see a day when people don't argue about the whole PR / PB thing and just get on with using them. And in a similar vein, live to see a day when the 3x3 WR gets broken again and no-one whinges about it.
 

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Attend more comps than in 2018
3BLD: sub-50 single & sub-1 mean official; average sub-50 at home
4BLD: sub-4 official
5BLD: sub-10 official
MBLD: 24 points official
6BLD: success
Switch to full 3style for all BLD
4x4: sub-1 official average and global at home
5x5: sub-2 official average and global at home

Basically copy-pasted from 2018 :D
 

MattP98

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Made the mistake last year of setting goals for more or less the middle of the year, easily surpassed all of them. Going to set some harder goals this year, I’ll be happy to achieve any of these.

3x3: Sub-11 global average, official sub-10 single.
2x2: Learn CLL, sub-4 official average.
4x4: Low 40s global, sub-30 PB single.
5x5: Sub-1:30 global, ~1:10 PB single.
6x6: ~2:20 global, sub-2:00 PB single.
7x7: ~4:00 global, ~3:20 PB single.
3BLD: Switch to 3-Style corners, ~1:10 global, official sub-1:00 single.
FMC: Properly learn commutators/conjugates, practice NISS, etc. Low 30s global, sub-30 official single.
OH: Acquire a good OH cube, sub-20 global.
Feet: Practise enough for an official average, comfortably sub-2:00 global.
Clock: Continue to practise and improve, UK top 5/world top 100 for single and average.
Mega: ~1:20 global, ~1:00 PB single.
Pyra: Comfortably sub-6 global.
Skewb: Learn Sarah’s Advanced, sub-4 global.
SQ-1: Learn some EPs, ~15 global.
4BLD: Sub-10:00 official single.
5BLD: Official success.
MBLD: Sub-hour 17 cubes, >=10 points officially.

Competition-wise:
Continue to attend as many comps as possible, including at least one foreign comp.
Organise, or be in the process of organising a comp.
Attend UKC and other major UK comps.
Be more active in the (UK) cubing community.

Finally in general:
Have no more than one UK nemesis.
Silver member.
Podium in anything.
Nemesise my 2018 results officially by the end of the year.
 
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Aerma

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3x3: Practice more than I did this year and reach sub-11 globally (Maybe even sub-10.5, but that probably won't happen)
Clock: Globally sub-9 perhaps? No idea whether or not this is realistic
3BLD: Reach a higher success rate and practice a bit maybe.
MBLD: Unofficial 4 points.

In general:
- Try and go to more competitions
- Improve in all the events I didn't mention (aside from 4BLD and 5BLD since I can't do those)
- Start consistently uploading solves to YouTube
- Stop buying every new expensive 3x3 that comes out XD

I might add more to this or change it as the end of 2018 comes closer.
 
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Duncan Bannon

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For now:

2x2- Sub WR single, Average sub 2 (the same % improvement from last year to this leaves me a 1.98) - Win a comp
3x3- Sub 8 Single - Average sub 12 - Finally learn PLL and maybe even OLL
4x4- Sub 40 single - Average sub 50
4BLD - Get a success
 

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Ok here goes

2x2: sub 5 average, sub 2 single

3x3: sub 20 average, sub 12 single

4x4: sub 1:45 average, sub 1:25 single

5x5: sub 3:00, idk when it comes to single

6x6/ 7x7 no skills whatsoever

Pyra: sub 8 average, sub 4 single (I haven't been practicing)

Mega: sub 2:10 average, sub 2:00 single

Square 1: sub 1:30 average, sub 45 single
Everything else I don't practice
 
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3x3: Sub-12
3bld: Sub-50
Mbld: 12 points
Sq1: Sub-12
4x4: Sub-45
5x5: Sub-1:30
Mega: Sub-1:15
Clock: Sub-7

These are all pretty doable if I keep practicing consistently, which I've never done for a full calendar year.
 

Tsavong Lah

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I'm not even a month into this, but if I can score consistently sub-20 on a 3x3, I would be ecstatic with that. 30 might be more realistic, but why not.

My other goal involves having a great cube collection, without the wife laying into me for spending too much on cubes ;)
 

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- Stop buying every new expensive 3x3 that comes out XD
That is a very good point indeed :D I don't REALLY need a Valk M AND a GAN356Air SM AND a 354M...
My other goal involves having a great cube collection, without the wife laying into me for spending too much on cubes ;)
I don't even have a wife :D And it's never been a goal really, but it keeps stacking up by now...

Goals:

3x3 sub-45
4x4 sub 2:30
5x5 sub 6:00
6x6 sub 12:00
7x7 sub 18:00

2x2 - 5x5 relay sub 10:00

Learn Megaminx
Learn 3x3 BLD
 

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1. Sub 20 single 3x3x3.
2. Sub 25 Ao5 3x3x3,
3. Attend at least one competition.
4. Learn 4x4x4,
5. Learn 5x5x5
6. Learn Skewb
7. Learn Pyraminx.
8. Learn 2BLD.
9. Learn 3BLD.
10. Sub 2 single 2x2x2.
11. Sub 5 Ao5 2x2x2.

I think that's enough goals!
 
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Dylan Swarts

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Okay. Let's do this

3x3: Sub 10 avg (very hard but I can try) sub 7 single
4x4: sub 45 avg
5x5: sub 1:25 avg
6x6: sub 3
7x7: sub 4:30
OH: sub 30
3BLD: Sub 1
4BLD: Sub 8
5BLD: Sub 13
MBLD: 15 cubes
I don't really like the other events so meh
 

Julio974

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Getting sub-16 in 3x3 (currently sub-20) and get used to FreeFOP (currently CFOP)
Average under 1:10 on 4x4 (currently sub-1:50)
Learn 5x5 (I’m not really going towards big cubes)
Fall from 8 to 5 seconds average on Skewb
Fall from 9 to 5 seconds average on Pyraminx, learn a more optimized LBL
Getting from barely sub-50 to sub-25 in Sq1
Constantly averaging sub-2.5 in MMinx (currently averaging sub-3)
Constantly averaging sub-40 in KMinx (currently averaging around 1:05)
Falling from 30 to 20 seconds of average in Clock
Do a feet solve without corner-twisting
Falling from 40 to 25 seconds of average on OH
Do 2bld and 3Bld solves
Get in at least 3 National French top-100s
Go to french championships and get good times there
Become sub-3 (currently sub-5) on Ivy cube and become sub-15 (currently sub-30) in Redi Cube
Become my high school’s monthly champion and keep this title
Become sub-30 in 15-puzzle (because why not?)
I hope I can do all of that next year!
 

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Sub 9, maybe sub 8 on 3x3. Sub 8 is doable if I can keep improving steadily. Also get a good official average.

Learn some WVVLS. Finish relearning any bad OLLs/PLLs.

Maybe work on OH some more.

Get sub 50 on 4x4, or just make some serious improvement. Get a nice official average.

Get an official BLD success.

Learn CLL on 2x2.
 
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