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5x5x5 Race

RyanReese09

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The rules are easy - I give you 5 scrambles, you take out the best and the worst, and average the remaining 3.
If you get three consecutive weeks in a row sub-2 average, congratulations, you graduate :tu

Who can join?
Everyone who wants to achieve sub2 on the 5x5x5.

I will give rounds, 1 round is one week.

Okay, to the point. (Times are GMT -05:00). The current round starts on Wednesday January 26th, 2011 and ends at Tuesday February 1st 2011. On the end date of each round, you have until I post in the thread saying the round is closed to put in the average, anything after that I won't accept for the previous round :p

I'm using WCA format for scrambles.

Scrambles of Round 1

1) L' Bw2 Lw2 D' Dw Bw' D2 Fw2 Dw' D Fw F2 R' Bw' F' D Rw' Uw' L' Dw' R Dw' U Bw2 Uw2 Bw' L' B2 R2 Lw2 Dw2 F' Dw2 Lw Rw2 D U' B Uw' Dw' F' U Uw' Lw F2 D2 Dw' F' U Uw2 Dw' Lw Dw2 D' Bw' F L2 Rw U Fw
2) B2 Fw2 R2 Dw Lw U R' Dw' U2 Fw2 Bw2 Dw2 Lw' Dw' B L Fw' R U' Rw' R' U Dw2 Rw R Lw' B2 Fw L U' Bw2 R' Rw Dw' F' Fw Rw' Dw' Fw F' U2 B2 U L2 B2 Rw' D' B2 Rw2 Fw R Dw' Lw2 R' Dw' Rw2 Fw2 Bw Uw Lw2
3) Fw' U' Bw Dw' U' D' R' Fw F' Dw' U2 L U' Bw L U2 D2 R2 Lw Rw Uw' D' Fw2 L2 U2 R Lw2 Rw' Bw L U R2 U' Dw B2 Bw Lw Bw Rw2 F2 Rw2 Uw2 Bw Fw2 Lw B' U2 B2 Fw2 Uw Dw B2 Fw Rw2 Fw' R Lw Uw' Dw2 Bw
4) D' B Dw' Fw2 B2 Uw2 Rw2 Dw2 L D U Dw Bw B2 Rw U' Dw B Rw' Dw' Fw Uw2 B' L' D F' Fw Uw U' Dw2 R2 B2 D2 F Dw' Uw F Bw2 Fw Uw U Dw' R2 Fw Bw B' Rw' R' D' Dw' Rw' Dw Bw' L D' B2 D2 Rw2 Dw' F2
5) Dw2 F2 Uw2 Bw' R' L' F2 L Uw U2 B2 Bw F2 D R' F R Uw2 Fw Dw' F Dw U2 Bw2 R2 Uw2 Fw2 L' U2 Lw2 L Bw F D2 Rw Uw2 D' L2 Bw' Lw' D Bw F' D' Uw B2 Dw R' D2 Lw Rw Uw2 L2 F2 Dw2 B' Uw' Rw B Bw

Winners will be announced each round.
 
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Round 1 (January 26th-February 1st)-Scrambles-Results
Round 2 (February 1st-February 7th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 3 (February 7th-February 13th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 4 (February 13th-February 20th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 5 (February 21st-February 27th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 6 (March 1st-March 8th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 7 (March 10th-March 13th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 8 (March 13th - March 19th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 9 (March 19th-March 26th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 10 (March 26th-April 2nd)-Scrambles-Results
Round 11 (April 2nd-April 9th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 12 (April 9th-April 16th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 13 (April 16th-April 24th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 14 (April 24th-April 30th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 15 (April 30th-May 7th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 16 (May 7th-May 15th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 17 (May 15th-May 21st)-Scrambles-Results
Round 18 (May 21st-May 28th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 19 (May 28th-June 4th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 20 (June 4th-June 11th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 21 (June 11th-June 20th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 22 (June 20th-June 25th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 23 (June 29th-July 9th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 24 (July 9th-July 16th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 25 (July 16th-July 23rd)-Scrambles-Results
Round 26 (July 23rd-July 30th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 27 (July 30th-August 6th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 28 (August 8th-August 16th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 29 (August 16th-August 20th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 30 (August 20th-August 27th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 31 (August 27th-September 3rd)-Scrambles-Results
Round 32 (September 3rd-September 10th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 33 (September 10th-September 17th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 34 (September 17th-September 24th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 35 (September 25th-October 1st)-Scrambles-Results
Round 36 (October 1st-October 8th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 37 (October 8th-October 15th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 38 (October 15th-October 23rd)-Scrambles-Results
Round 39 (October 23rd-October 29th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 40 (October 30th-November 6th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 41 (November 6th-November 12th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 42 (November 12th-November 19th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 43 (November 20th-November 26th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 44 (November 26th-December 3rd)-Scrambles-Results
Round 45 (December 3rd-December 10th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 46 (December 11th-December 17th)-Scrambles-Results
Round 47 (December 18th-December 31st)-Scrambles-Results
Round 48 (December 31st-January 7th)-Scrambles-Results
 
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RyanReese09

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I work 30+ hours a week, school full time, training for a marathon, gf, and friends. I doubt that I'll be able to pull off doing this two times a week. If I find one a week is too easy then if the public wants it, I'll do 2 a week.
 

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Round 1

3:31.20
(3:31.74)
3:21.98
3:20.53
(3:19.37)

3:24.57


I definitely have MUCH to improve. Currently, I'm using simple one-at-a-time edge pairing. Honestly, I think my edge pairing is the slowest step in my solve, partly because I'm using an inefficient method.
Can anyone direct me to a guide/tutorial teaching an edge pairing method faster than one-at-a-time? This thread is enough to motivate me to improve my 5x5x5 times, and if anyone would kindly recommend an edge pairing method for me to learn, it would be much appreciated.
 

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Average: 3:23.92

3:15.49, 3:16.77, 3:25.04, 3:58.29, 3:29.97

Meh. Very slow doing the last few edges (including parity)

My 3x3x3 phase is attrotious..35 or so seconds. Timed a regular solve (only 3x3x3 phase with no inspection) and I did COLL into U perm, F2L wasn't that bad, 30 seconds.

Lockups o_O
 

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Round 1

Average: 2:45.77

2:46.31, 2:51.88, (2:57.11), 2:39.11, (2:32.06)

Ugh - horrible. I guess I should have done some warmup solves first. It always seems to take me at least 12 5x5x5 solves before I'm reasonably warmed up. :( Maybe we should do averages of 100. :)

It's really nice that you're having this race; I'm really getting into 5x5x5 again. And I have a much better chance of getting sub-2 at 5x5x5 than I have of ever getting sub-1 at 4x4x4, I think.
 

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Count me in please!

Average: 2:22.78
Standard Deviation: 0.55
Best Time: 2:11.91
Worst Time: 2:51.11

(2:51.11), 2:22.10, 2:23.76, (2:11.91), 2:22.49.

Not too shabby I guess. It's unusual to be this consistant.
 

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Round 1

Average: 3:15.42

1. 3:23.38 L' Bw2 Lw2 D' Dw Bw' D2 Fw2 Dw' D Fw F2 R' Bw' F' D Rw' Uw' L' Dw' R Dw' U Bw2 Uw2 Bw' L' B2 R2 Lw2 Dw2 F' Dw2 Lw Rw2 D U' B Uw' Dw' F' U Uw' Lw F2 D2 Dw' F' U Uw2 Dw' Lw Dw2 D' Bw' F L2 Rw U Fw
2. 3:12.14 B2 Fw2 R2 Dw Lw U R' Dw' U2 Fw2 Bw2 Dw2 Lw' Dw' B L Fw' R U' Rw' R' U Dw2 Rw R Lw' B2 Fw L U' Bw2 R' Rw Dw' F' Fw Rw' Dw' Fw F' U2 B2 U L2 B2 Rw' D' B2 Rw2 Fw R Dw' Lw2 R' Dw' Rw2 Fw2 Bw Uw Lw2
3. (3:25.88) Fw' U' Bw Dw' U' D' R' Fw F' Dw' U2 L U' Bw L U2 D2 R2 Lw Rw Uw' D' Fw2 L2 U2 R Lw2 Rw' Bw L U R2 U' Dw B2 Bw Lw Bw Rw2 F2 Rw2 Uw2 Bw Fw2 Lw B' U2 B2 Fw2 Uw Dw B2 Fw Rw2 Fw' R Lw Uw' Dw2 Bw
4. 3:10.75 D' B Dw' Fw2 B2 Uw2 Rw2 Dw2 L D U Dw Bw B2 Rw U' Dw B Rw' Dw' Fw Uw2 B' L' D F' Fw Uw U' Dw2 R2 B2 D2 F Dw' Uw F Bw2 Fw Uw U Dw' R2 Fw Bw B' Rw' R' D' Dw' Rw' Dw Bw' L D' B2 D2 Rw2 Dw' F2
5. (2:55.25) Dw2 F2 Uw2 Bw' R' L' F2 L Uw U2 B2 Bw F2 D R' F R Uw2 Fw Dw' F Dw U2 Bw2 R2 Uw2 Fw2 L' U2 Lw2 L Bw F D2 Rw Uw2 D' L2 Bw' Lw' D Bw F' D' Uw B2 Dw R' D2 Lw Rw Uw2 L2 F2 Dw2 B' Uw' Rw B Bw
 
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