# 4x4 - My first 1000 solves. (Progression)

#### icarneiro

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Hey guys, before starting to practice 4x4, I always had my doubts about how long it takes and how many solves I would beat the sub-1 minute average (Ao100), so I'm doing this thread to show my evolution every 1000 solves.
It took me about 2 months to reach 1000 solves.

First, I had never practiced 4x4. My 3x3 average was 20 seconds, and now it's 17~18 seconds.
Second, until my 730 solves, I was practicing with bad cube, which locked all the time, it was not magnetic, so my times were slow to improve. From 730 solve, I bought a better cube(YongJun Yusu V2 M), and today I am waiting for AoSu GTS2M to arrive at my home.

So... for those who have doubts about how much time to get a certain average, I will show my results.

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10 november/2019 - I learned the Yau method, and started practicing 4x4. (3-2-3 Edge Pairing)

11 november/2019 (1 day) - 12 solves in total

PB: 2:38.07
mo3: 2:51.98
Ao05: 2:53.34
Ao12: 3:02.58
Ao100: ------

18 november/2019 (Week 1) - 100 solves in total (88 solves in the week)
PB: 1:36.42
mo3: 1:50.29
ao5: 1:54.34
ao12: 2:01.64
ao100: 2:23.69

25 november/2019 (Week 2) - 170 solves in total (70 solves in the week)
PB: 1:33.48
mo3: 1:40.21
ao5: 1:44:76
ao12: 1:53.88
ao100: 1:58.12 (sub-2:00 min)

02 december/2019 (Week 3) - 260 solves in total (90 solves in the week)
PB: 1:26.15
mo3: 1:34.57
ao5: 1:38.81
ao12: 1:42.57
ao100: 1:48.24

09 december/2019 (Week 4) - 390 solves in total (130 solves in the week)
PB: 1:15.52
mo3: 1:25.17
ao5: 1:29.87
ao12: 1:35.42
ao100: 1:41.78 (sub-1:45 min)

16 december/2019 (Week 5) - 500 solves in total (110 solves in the week)
PB: 1:15.52
mo3: 1:25.17
ao5: 1:29.87
ao12: 1:33.13
ao100: 1:37.98

23 december/2019 (Week 6) - 587 solves in total (87 solves in the week)
PB: 1:15.52
mo3: 1:23.09
ao5: 1:24.47
ao12: 1:28.59
ao100: 1:34.01

30 december/2019 (Week 7) - 622 solves in total (35 solves in the week)
PB: 1:14.28
mo3: 1:22.69
ao5: 1:24.47
ao12: 1:28.59
ao100: 1:32.52

06 january/2020 (Week 8) - 660 solves in total (38 solves in the week)
PB: 1:14.28
mo3: 1:22.69
ao5: 1:24.47
ao12: 1:28.40
ao100: 1:32.27

13 january/2020 (Week 9) - 730 solves in total (70 solves in the week)
PB: 1:14.28
mo3: 1:21.16
ao5: 1:24.47
ao12: 1:27.69
ao100: 1:29.98 (sub-1:30 min)

20 january/2020 (Week 10) - 1000 solves in total (270 solves in the week) -
I got a new cube, i was surprised how different it is from a bad cube, especially in the 3x3 step and parity, huge improvement! (YongJun Yusu V2 M)
PB: 57.54
mo3: 1:07.02
ao5: 1:07.16
ao12: 1:08.97
ao100: 1:13.51 (sub-1:15 min)

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My goal is to be among the top 100 single/average in Brazil at end of this year (47.51/54.56)
Probably when I do 1000 more solves I will update the with the new results!

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UPDATE -> 1000 more solves!

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27 january/2020 (Week 11) - 1150 solves in total (150 solves in the week)
PB: 57.41
mo3: 1:03.20
ao5: 1:05.46
ao12: 1:08.44
ao100: 1:11.86

03 february/2020 (Week 12) - 1350 solves in total (200 solves in the week)
PB: 54.09
mo3: 59.98
ao5: 59.98
ao12: 1:06.88
ao100: 1:09.37 (sub-1:10min)

10 february/2020 (Week 13) - 1458 solves in total (108 solves in the week)
PB: 54.09
mo3: 59.98
ao5: 59.98
ao12: 1:06.02
ao100: 1:08.63

17 february/2020 (Week 13) - 1490 solves in total (32 solves in the week)
PB: 54.09
mo3: 59.98
ao5: 59.98
ao12: 1:06.02
ao100: 1:08.63

24 february/2020 (Week 14) - 1500 solves in total (10 solves in the week)
PB: 54.09
mo3: 59.98
ao5: 59.98
ao12: 1:06.02
ao100: 1:08.63

02 march/2020 (Week 15) - 1650 solves in total (150 solves in the week)
PB: 54.09
mo3: 59.66
ao5: 59.98
ao12: 1:04.92
ao100: 1:06.75

09 march/2020 (Week 16) - 1840 solves in total (190 solves in the week)
PB: 50.92
mo3: 57.23
ao5: 59.53
ao12: 1:02.53
ao100: 1:04.87 (sub 1:05 min)

13 march/2020 (Week 17) - 2000 solves in total (160 solves in the week)

PB: 49.82
mo3: 57.23
ao5: 59.53
ao12: 1:01.25
ao100: 1:03.92

I'm getting close to my goal, there were 2000 solves in total.

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#### ari(a cuber)

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what 4x4 do you use

#### icarneiro

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When i complete 1000 more solves i will post here, for now i'm improving slowly, there is not much significant difference from last week.
I did 150 solves.

27 january/2020 (Week 11) - 1150 solves in total (150 solves in the week)
PB: 57.41
mo3: 1:03.20
ao5: 1:05.46
ao12: 1:08.44
ao100: 1:11.86

what 4x4 do you use
Now i’m using YongJun Yusu V2 M
But I bought the GTS2M, but they haven't delivered to my house yet

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#### YouCubing

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I don't know if I'm just out of touch or really slow at improving or both, but this is some incredible improvement in such a short time. Keep it up!

#### icarneiro

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UPDATE -> 1000 more solves!

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27 january/2020 (Week 11) - 1150 solves in total (150 solves in the week)
PB: 57.41
mo3: 1:03.20
ao5: 1:05.46
ao12: 1:08.44
ao100: 1:11.86

03 february/2020 (Week 12) - 1350 solves in total (200 solves in the week)
PB: 54.09
mo3: 59.98
ao5: 59.98
ao12: 1:06.88
ao100: 1:09.37 (sub-1:10min)

10 february/2020 (Week 13) - 1458 solves in total (108 solves in the week)
PB: 54.09
mo3: 59.98
ao5: 59.98
ao12: 1:06.02
ao100: 1:08.63

17 february/2020 (Week 13) - 1490 solves in total (32 solves in the week)
PB: 54.09
mo3: 59.98
ao5: 59.98
ao12: 1:06.02
ao100: 1:08.63

24 february/2020 (Week 14) - 1500 solves in total (10 solves in the week)
PB: 54.09
mo3: 59.98
ao5: 59.98
ao12: 1:06.02
ao100: 1:08.63

02 march/2020 (Week 15) - 1650 solves in total (150 solves in the week)
PB: 54.09
mo3: 59.66
ao5: 59.98
ao12: 1:04.92
ao100: 1:06.75

09 march/2020 (Week 16) - 1840 solves in total (190 solves in the week)
PB: 50.92
mo3: 57.23
ao5: 59.53
ao12: 1:02.53
ao100: 1:04.87 (sub 1:05 min)

13 march/2020 (Week 17) - 2000 solves in total (160 solves in the week)

PB: 49.82
mo3: 57.23
ao5: 59.53
ao12: 1:01.25
ao100: 1:03.92

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#### icarneiro

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After 4 months, 2000 solves, I'm getting close to my goal (sub-1min).