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(3x3) Quest to Get Faster than Owen Morrison: Sub 7 average!

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Week 2:

I would like to say that I am much more confident in my ability to turn at a faster turn speed now that I have been working on reducing my pauses. Today, I will be doing untimed solves in order to help improve my look ahead to second pair. I am trying to get my F2L down to 6 seconds consistently. Right now, it's about 6.4, but I know that I can get faster. Just takes a little bit more time and effort. I have also been learning more ZBLLs. Just so that I can get that extra boost if I have some really good F2L. Owen's going down!
 

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Week 2:

I would like to say that I am much more confident in my ability to turn at a faster turn speed now that I have been working on reducing my pauses. Today, I will be doing untimed solves in order to help improve my look ahead to second pair. I am trying to get my F2L down to 6 seconds consistently. Right now, it's about 6.4, but I know that I can get faster. Just takes a little bit more time and effort. I have also been learning more ZBLLs. Just so that I can get that extra boost if I have some really good F2L. Owen's going down!
oof poor owen. Which ZBLL's?
 

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oof poor owen. Which ZBLL's?
I started with the T ZBLLs that would have headlights in the back if I did my normal alg and CP Recognition. Now, I'm doing U ZBLLs that would have headlights in the back if I did my normal alg. I'm taking the Juliette Sebastien approach where I learn ZBLLs for a certain case, but break it down into categories. I feel like it's gonna be easier for me because I can also break it down into CP Recognition cases, and then use blocks to determine which alg to use. I'm learning L ZBLLs next
 

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I started with the T ZBLLs that would have headlights in the back if I did my normal alg and CP Recognition. Now, I'm doing U ZBLLs that would have headlights in the back if I did my normal alg. I'm taking the Juliette Sebastien approach where I learn ZBLLs for a certain case, but break it down into categories. I feel like it's gonna be easier for me because I can also break it down into CP Recognition cases, and then use blocks to determine which alg to use. I'm learning L ZBLLs next
Nice! Seems like a good approach
 

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Week 4:

I forgot to do my reflection last week, so here is the one for this week. I am still learning some of the easier ZBLL cases. I will say, I think that it could be pretty useful once I learn a pretty good amount of cases. I have been getting much more consistent and have been able to get some nice averages. This week, in the online comp, I got an 8.85 average and ended up beating Micah Morrison. I know that I still need some more practice in order to get nearly all of my solves to Sub 10. As of now, about 80% of my solves are Sub 10. I also started 5x5 after getting one for my birthday! With some more practice, I will be able to improve in all of the other events that I am doing too.

This week, I am trying to get a Sub 9.6 session mean every practice session where I do timed solves. I do more untimed solves than timed solves, but that is actually a good thing. Doing more untimed solves has helped me to improve my look ahead a LOT.
 

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Week 4:

I forgot to do my reflection last week, so here is the one for this week. I am still learning some of the easier ZBLL cases. I will say, I think that it could be pretty useful once I learn a pretty good amount of cases. I have been getting much more consistent and have been able to get some nice averages. This week, in the online comp, I got an 8.85 average and ended up beating Micah Morrison. I know that I still need some more practice in order to get nearly all of my solves to Sub 10. As of now, about 80% of my solves are Sub 10. I also started 5x5 after getting one for my birthday! With some more practice, I will be able to improve in all of the other events that I am doing too.

This week, I am trying to get a Sub 9.6 session mean every practice session where I do timed solves. I do more untimed solves than timed solves, but that is actually a good thing. Doing more untimed solves has helped me to improve my look ahead a LOT.
how many ZBLLS have you learnt at this moment? Just asking, also I think you are going to be consistently sub 10 99% of the time soon!
 

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Week 6:

I have started doing more deliberate practice and have had some positive outcomes. I have been doing last layer scrambles in order to help me with CP recognition, as well as cross solved scrambles to help me with my F2L. After doing these drills, I have noticed that I am actually more consistent and I actually get a lot better averages. I was able to beat my PB ao5 this week as well! I do believe that I am getting faster and I'm actually feeling a lot more confident with my ability to turn at a higher TPS whilst maintaining consistent look ahead. Owen really needs to watch out :D :D
 

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Anyone have any tips on how I should go about my future Sub 9 Challenge?
I'm not even sub 20, so I shouldn't be able to give you tips, but you insist so one tip maybe could work is to focus on efficiency, especially on f2l. Make sure you are doing f2l right without any bad habits and good lookahead, it really helps since speed comes later. You don't want to become fast but be very bad at efficiency, because in order to get faster you eventually have to get efficient, and that means un-learning the speed habit and working on efficiency, and work the speed up again.

I suggest not to take my advice though because I'm a total noob at 3x3.
 

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Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-01-23
avg of 12: 8.83

Time List:
1. 8.43 U' R2 D2 R2 U' F2 U B2 L2 B2 U' F' D2 R' D2 L U' F' U2 L' D2
2. 8.84 D2 R' D R2 U' R2 U2 B2 D' B2 U' B2 L2 B R D U2 L2 R B2
3. 7.76 R D' F2 D' B2 D' U2 R2 D L2 B2 U2 R' B2 F' D' B L D B2 U2
4. (11.54) L B R2 F' R2 F L2 B D2 L2 D2 R2 F2 R F' U2 L' U' L' D' B'
5. 8.78 U2 R U' F' D' B R D L' F2 D B2 D R2 U' R2 F2 D' R2 U
6. 10.15 R' U2 B2 F U F2 D' B2 L2 D' L2 U2 F' D B' U L R' D2
7. 10.42 F' L2 F2 U2 F L2 B D2 L2 F2 D R B F2 R' F U B2 R B2
8. 9.59 B F2 L2 B' D2 F' L2 F' R2 F2 L B U' L' D L R2 B2
9. 7.81 D2 B F U2 B' L2 U2 L2 B2 D L' B' R D' R B2 L2 F
10. 7.98 B2 R2 B2 L2 D2 F2 D B2 D F2 D' B' R' B' F' D F' D' R2
11. 8.49 R D F2 U R' U2 D' F2 R2 B' D2 B' R2 U2 D2 F' R2 D2 B2 R D
12. (7.42) R2 B2 U B2 D' R2 B2 U L2 U' B2 D L R' U F' U' R D R2 B'

New PB ao12
 

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Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-01-30
avg of 100: 9.51

Time List:
1. 9.03 D F2 R2 F R' F' U B R U' F2 D L2 F2 U' R2 U' F2 D'
2. 8.76 R2 B R' L D R L2 F' L D2 B2 R2 B2 L' U2 R' D2 R U2 L U
3. 10.52 U' R2 U2 F' L2 B R2 U2 F U2 B' D2 R2 L' B D' L2 D U' L2 F'
4. (7.77) U F2 U R2 F2 D2 L2 U' R2 F2 R2 F2 B' L' B2 D F' U F2 D F2
5. 10.46 F B2 U2 L2 U2 L2 B2 L' F2 L' D2 B2 L2 F U R D2 L2 D L U
6. (10.83) R2 F' B2 U F2 R2 B2 U2 L2 D2 L F U L' B' U2 L' U
7. 9.71 U2 B2 F2 L2 D B2 D' F2 U2 B2 U F L' R' U L2 D2 B' U B' U2
8. 8.38 D2 B' L2 U2 B2 U2 R2 B' L2 F2 L' B' F' D U' B U F' L' U
9. 9.70 U2 R2 D2 B R2 B' D2 B D2 R2 U2 F' R' F2 D B2 U' R D' R2 U'
10. 9.72 B L' B L' B2 D' F' D2 R' D B2 D2 L2 D L2 D' L2 B2 U B2 R2
11. 9.59 L2 R2 F R2 B F' L2 D2 F' U2 F2 U L' U B' F' D' R F L2 D2
12. (7.83) U2 R' L B U F' B2 L2 D F' U2 L2 B2 U2 F' D2 L2 F2 U2 R2 F
13. 9.15 F' R D2 L' U' B' D2 R' L2 F R2 L2 U2 B D2 B' D2 L2 F R2
14. 9.47 U F2 L F B' D L D' F' D2 R2 B' L2 U2 F2 D2 B L2 F2
15. 8.97 F2 L2 B2 D2 F2 L' F2 R' D2 L' R' D2 F U F2 L B D R2 U R'
16. 8.81 L2 U L2 U2 R2 B2 D F2 R2 B2 U2 F R D U' F D R' F2 R'
17. 8.59 U' R D R' U D' F2 L B' D2 R2 D B2 U' R2 D F2 R2 F2 R2
18. 10.01 D2 U B2 F2 R2 D' L2 B2 U F2 U' F L' F2 D' F U2 B' D2 B2
19. 8.95 L R2 U2 R U2 F2 R' U2 R' U' B' F' D L' R2 D2 B U2 F
20. 9.94 R' U B2 L2 D2 L B2 L' R2 F2 R' B2 R' B D2 U2 B' L2 F2 U'
21. 8.89 U' F2 U2 L B2 R U' R D2 F R2 D2 F' B2 U2 L2 B R2 F2 B' R
22. 10.26 B2 R2 B' R2 U2 F' L2 D2 F D2 R2 B' U R2 F' U L B D2 R2 B
23. 9.78 B' F2 D2 L2 F2 D' F2 D' B2 R2 B2 U' B2 F' L R2 D L' F U'
24. 8.65 U' B2 D2 R B U2 L' U R' D L2 B2 D R2 B2 U' R2 F2 D2
25. 8.62 U2 L2 D2 F L2 B' U2 L2 R2 F' R' U2 B' L' U' L R U2 B' U
26. 9.15 L F' U L2 B2 U R2 B2 D2 F2 D' U2 F' L D2 F2 D' F' D'
27. (12.38) B' U' L B2 R B2 F2 D2 B2 R B2 R2 U2 R F L' U L2 R' D F
28. 8.86 R2 B U2 B2 L2 B' L2 D2 L2 D2 U2 L' B2 U' B R D U2 F' L
29. 9.48 L2 F L2 F R2 B U2 F U2 F' R2 U2 R' F2 U B' L2 U L D'
30. 10.46 B2 R' U2 L2 D2 B2 U2 L F2 R2 F2 U B' U L' R F R' F' U2
31. 9.80 R2 U R2 U F2 R2 F2 L2 U' B2 D' L D R2 F' U' L B L' F2 R'
32. 8.93 L' R2 B2 U R2 B2 U L2 R2 U L2 R2 F' U L2 B D' R B' L2
33. 9.53 F U' F' R2 F' L2 B D2 B' U2 R2 B' L2 R' B' L B F D L2
34. 10.50 B L U' B D' B' D R F2 U2 L2 D2 L U2 B2 R2 F2 L' F D2
35. 8.97 R2 B R2 F L2 F R2 B2 R2 U2 R B2 D R2 U2 R2 B D B'
36. 9.46 L U2 L2 B2 L2 B2 F' L2 F' U2 F L2 F' D B U2 R D L' R'
37. 8.97 B D' R U2 F2 R D2 L2 U2 F2 D2 F2 U2 L2 F' L R2 D F U R'
38. 10.24 B2 R' F2 R' F2 D2 R' U2 L D2 F2 D2 B' R' D' R' D2 F' R B' D2
39. 9.81 L D2 B2 D' L2 F2 L2 F2 U2 R2 D' F2 B L2 R' F2 D2 U2 F2 U'
40. 9.12 L D2 L2 U2 L' F2 U2 R2 D2 L' U F2 R2 F' U2 L' B' R' D2 R2
41. 9.55 U2 B2 R F2 R' D2 U2 R' F2 U2 R D2 F' D' U2 B2 R U2 L2 F' L'
42. (11.02) R2 U2 L' R' F2 L2 R' U2 F2 R' F' R2 D' L D' R D2 F D
43. (7.66) R2 B2 R2 U2 F2 D L2 U' L2 B2 R2 U' B L' B D' B L D U2 L2
44. 8.59 F' D2 U2 F2 U2 F R2 B F' R2 L' B' U B' D L F L2 B' U
45. 9.92 L U B2 U R2 B2 D' F2 U2 B2 L2 U' L2 F D' B2 U' F' D L' D'
46. 9.10 B2 R' B2 R2 U F2 D U L2 U L2 R2 F2 U' B' F R' D R F' R
47. 10.49 F' U' D R F L2 F' D L F2 U2 F2 R F2 L U2 R U2 R' B2 U'
48. 8.94 D R B U B2 U2 B2 L2 D' F2 U B2 L2 B2 R' F' U R2 B L U
49. 9.60 L U L D2 B2 U2 B' D2 F D2 F' D2 R F2 U' R D F' U
50. 8.68 U2 B' R2 F' L2 B' U2 F2 R2 D2 R B U' F2 L' D2 R F2 R2 B
51. 9.70 D2 L F2 L2 D2 L R2 B2 R' F2 U2 F' L B D' L' U L2 F D' L
52. 9.79 B' R' D B R' D2 F L2 F2 U2 R2 U2 R2 L D2 L' F D2
53. 9.81 B2 U2 L2 F2 R2 U L2 D L2 U F2 U' B R' U F' D' L' U2 F2 L
54. 9.69 L' D' F2 L2 D U2 F2 U' L2 U' F2 R2 B U2 F2 L' U F D B' R'
55. 10.47 R L2 D B R2 D' B D R2 L2 B2 D' B2 L2 D L2 F2 D2 L2 R B'
56. (7.93) B R2 B F2 U2 F R2 B L2 R2 B U2 D L' D2 L' B U2 B2 U2
57. 8.98 R' B L2 U' R' L2 B' U2 L B2 U F2 U D2 L2 U2 L2 B2 U R2
58. 10.13 U L' D F2 D B2 F2 U L2 U' B2 U2 F' U L2 R2 U2 F' L2
59. 9.84 L' F' L2 B U' R' L2 D L2 F2 L2 D2 L' B2 U2 R F2 D2 B2 D
60. 10.37 F' R F' U B2 U L' U2 F2 L2 U' B2 R2 U' F2 D' L2 D B L2
61. 9.85 R D2 U2 R' D2 R' B2 L' B2 R2 B2 U' R' B' D B L' B2 F' U2
62. 9.36 B' R' L2 F' R2 F' L2 B F D2 R2 D2 L2 U' R' U2 F2 L' D' L'
63. 8.25 R' D L' B R' D L' D' L2 B2 D' B2 U' F2 U2 R2 D' B' D
64. (11.88) R' U2 F' U F2 D L2 B2 F2 D F2 U' B2 F' L B R' B2 R' U2
65. 10.00 F' D2 L2 B2 D' L2 B2 L2 U2 R2 D' L2 U' F' R2 U' B' D' L2 R U
66. 9.83 U F' B2 L2 U' L2 F2 D2 U' B2 D' U2 R D' L D R2 B U' B2
67. 8.11 R U2 R D2 F2 L' R' D2 R' D2 B2 D B2 R B D' U2 B' D
68. 8.91 D B L F D F B2 D' F D2 B' D2 B L2 F R2 L2 U2 L2 B2 U
69. 9.95 L2 R2 U2 L2 R2 F L2 B F U2 D L R2 B' D' U2 L' F' U L2
70. 9.95 D' B2 R2 U2 B2 R2 D' L2 B2 U L2 U' L' B2 D' F' L' D' L2 D
71. 8.82 B U' D L U' F' U D R F U2 D2 R2 F B R2 F' D2 B L2
72. (11.38) R D F2 L2 D' F2 D2 L2 U R2 U B' D R2 U' L2 B F2 R' B
73. 10.67 D2 B2 L R' B2 D2 L B2 F2 D2 R D' F' L2 U F2 D B R U2
74. 9.84 D2 B L' B' L2 U D' B U D2 F U2 D2 L2 F' B2 R2 F' D2 L2
75. 10.70 L D' L2 D2 U2 R D2 L U2 B2 U2 B2 R2 B2 D B D' U B R' U
76. 8.70 U2 D' F' L' B D2 F U2 L' U2 F2 B2 L F2 R' L2 F2 B2 U' F'
77. 9.64 U2 L U2 B' L2 D2 L2 F L2 R2 U2 F D2 U' F' R2 D R F R2
78. 9.20 F B R2 D F R' D B L D2 R B2 R' B2 U2 B2 R2 U2 R' F2
79. 8.61 D' F' D B2 D2 R2 B2 D2 R2 D' B2 U B2 R' B' U' B2 U L F2
80. (7.86) R U2 R B2 L' U2 L2 D2 L F2 R2 B' L B L' U L' D F2 D'
81. 9.13 L U B' U2 F2 D F U2 F2 U2 R' B2 D2 R' F2 L B2 R2 U2
82. 10.12 B R2 U2 R2 B2 U2 B' R2 B2 U2 L' D' F2 R2 F' L D R F'
83. 10.47 F2 R2 F2 L2 U2 L' D2 R D2 B2 R B R2 D' U L' R' F' U' B2 R2
84. 9.68 F B D2 R D B' L' U' R' D' U2 B' L2 B' R2 B' R2 U2 B' L2 F
85. 9.74 B2 R' F2 L F2 R2 U2 B2 U2 L B2 F' D2 L2 R' F2 L U F' L
86. 10.71 D2 B U' L2 U' L F' U D R2 D' L2 B2 U' L2 D2 F2 D L2 B R
87. 8.57 L2 U2 L2 D2 B U2 B' U2 B2 U2 F2 R U B2 U2 R B D' F' L D'
88. 10.75 D R D B2 U B2 R2 F2 R2 D B2 U F U' B2 L' D' U2 F'
89. 8.78 F2 U D B U L F2 D R' D' R2 D2 F2 R2 F2 U' R2 U' F2
90. 9.23 L U2 L' F L' D2 F U' L D2 F U2 F D2 F R2 F' B2 D2 R2
91. 9.14 R' F D2 L2 U B2 R2 U B2 R2 U2 L2 U L' F' U B' D' R
92. 9.10 F R2 B2 L2 U' B2 U' B2 U2 B2 D2 F' R' F L R' U' B' R2
93. 10.36 L' U' L U2 F' U2 B' F2 U2 R2 D2 R' U2 R2 F2 R D2 R D2 U' F
94. 9.37 R D' F U2 L2 B' L F' R2 D R2 U B2 L2 F2 R2 D L2
95. 9.74 F B R' D L' D2 L' B D' L2 B2 L2 F2 U2 R2 U L2 F2 R2 U' B'
96. 10.50 U2 R2 D2 F U2 R2 B D2 L2 B F' R2 L' U' L2 B U2 R2 F' D2
97. 9.73 B2 R2 B2 D2 F2 D' R2 D L2 B2 L B R F' U L' D2 B' R' U
98. 9.62 B2 R B2 L B2 D2 L2 D2 R' F2 L' U' F' R' U2 F2 U R D R2
99. 9.58 R' D2 R' U2 L' F2 R D2 R' D2 F2 L2 F' R' U' R2 U' F' R2
100. 8.22 R2 U' B2 U' B2 D2 F2 L2 D U2 F L' B' L' F2 D2 L F U F'



PB fail smh
 

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Week 8:

I have started to do more actual competition practice, and I have been getting very consistent. I am averaging about 9.6-9.5 as of right now, and I am seeing much better results than I used to back when I was just doing normal sessions. I have also been trying to keep up with learning a good amount of ZBLLs. I currently know 28, which isn't that bad. However, in order to improve my inspection time, I have started to use WCA Inspection Time. I am actually very surprised by how much faster I can get through solves when I am actually doing things the right way. With some more practice, I can probably get my inspection time to Sub-8. I'm not trying to have any Plus 2s in comp because I didn't learn how to do things the right way lol
 

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Week 8:

I have started to do more actual competition practice, and I have been getting very consistent. I am averaging about 9.6-9.5 as of right now, and I am seeing much better results than I used to back when I was just doing normal sessions. I have also been trying to keep up with learning a good amount of ZBLLs. I currently know 28, which isn't that bad. However, in order to improve my inspection time, I have started to use WCA Inspection Time. I am actually very surprised by how much faster I can get through solves when I am actually doing things the right way. With some more practice, I can probably get my inspection time to Sub-8. I'm not trying to have any Plus 2s in comp because I didn't learn how to do things the right way lol
if your inspection is sub 8 from just cross, you can spend the rest looking for first pair. Use as much inspection as you can (at least 10 or 12)
 
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