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Abram Grimsley's progression thread | racing to sub-50 4x4, and becoming relevant in mirror blocks

What is your favorite non-wca puzzle?


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Finally leaning CLL. If anyone has any tips, it would help 🙂. Thanks
Learn the easy algs first (sune/antisune sets), save the harder to learn/recog algs last (T/U sets). For me, some standard algs don't work as well as the alternatives, so take your time and try out each algorithm before choosing it for a case.

A lot of CLL algs are just OLL algs, so learn to recog them first. Drill harder algs over and over again and get them into your muscle memory. It also helps figuring out 2-3 different recog patterns for each set.
 
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Learn the easy algs first (sune/antisune sets), save the harder to learn/recog algs last (T/U sets). For me, some standard algs don't work as well as the alternatives, so take your time and try out each algorithm before choosing it for a case.

A lot of CLL algs are just OLL algs, so learn to recog them first. Drill harder algs over and over again and get them into your muscle memory. It also helps figuring out 2-3 different recog patterns for each set.
Thanks 😊
 
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1) drill more than you think you need to drill. It helps a whole lot and can make you execute them faster.\
2) focus on getting good at recognizing the cases
3) practice, practice, PRACTICE
4) Learn Anti-CLL, it is very easy if you know CLL and are willing to practice for ~a week.
5) Learn EG-1 and practice same as CLL.
6) One-looking, which will take some practice.
7) Congrats, you are most likely sub-2.5!
 

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Finally leaning CLL. If anyone has any tips, it would help 🙂. Thanks
I would say the same as Imsoosm and baseballjello67, but i would also recommend learning algs as breaking them down into triggers, and don't get to confused with R and L moves, they are the same things except used to avoid rotations in different algs
Also learn the mirrored algs for sune and antisune, that way you are learning 12 algs at the cost of 6
 
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I have decided to dabble in zz. This is not a permanent decision. I'm just trying it out to see if I like it. If I enjoy it better than cfop, then maybe I'll switch. But for now, it's just for fun. I do have some trouble planning out cross and eo. So, if anyone has any tips, I would appreciate it. Thanks. (Don't worry, I'm still learning cll for 2x2.)
 
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I have decided to dabble in zz. This is not a permanent decision. I'm just trying it out to see if I like it. If I enjoy it better than cfop, then maybe I'll switch. But for now, it's just for fun. I do have some trouble planning out cross and eo. So, if anyone has any tips, I would appreciate it. Thanks. (Don't worry, I'm still learning cll for 2x2.)
Hey, I just started ZZ too! I can't plan out full EO in inspection either (unless there are 2/4 bad edges), but I'm getting better at it now. Have a set color scheme makes recognizing good and bad edges much easier. Just give yourself unlimited inspection time first (that's what I'm doing right now). You can also try some scrambles and ONLY do EO. Grind solves like this and your EO will slowly get better!
 
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Hey, I just started ZZ too! I can't plan out full EO in inspection either (unless there are 2/4 bad edges), but I'm getting better at it now. Have a set color scheme makes recognizing good and bad edges much easier. Just give yourself unlimited inspection time first (that's what I'm doing right now). You can also try some scrambles and ONLY do EO. Grind solves like this and your EO will slowly get better!
Thanks! And good luck on your journey!
 
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O got the GAN Mirror m and I just got a new PB:
Generated By csTimer on 2022-08-26
single: 34.74

Time List:
1. 34.74 L' D R' D2 B D' F' L' U R D2 B2 R F2 U2 F2 D2 R F2 R @2022-08-26 15:39:59
 
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Mirror pb average of 5:
Generated By csTimer on 2022-08-26 (solving from 2022-08-26 15:34:02 to 2022-08-26 15:48:46)
avg of 5: 47.04

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1. (1:13.82) D B U' F2 U F2 U' R' D R2 F' R2 F L2 F' D2 R2 B' L2 F' B2 @2022-08-26 15:34:02
2. 56.20 B L U L2 U L2 F2 U' F2 L2 D' L F' L2 R B D' R2 F2 @2022-08-26 15:36:06
3. 34.74 L' D R' D2 B D' F' L' U R D2 B2 R F2 U2 F2 D2 R F2 R @2022-08-26 15:39:59
4. (31.86) B2 L2 R2 D R2 D F2 D L2 R2 U B L B' L F L' D' F2 D' @2022-08-26 15:46:09
5. 50.17 U D R U2 D B' U' D L B2 U2 D F2 D' R2 D L2 D F2 L2 B2 @2022-08-26 15:48:46
 
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Ok. I have decided to stick with cfop. I really loved learning ZZ, but I feel like I have much more to do with cfop before I switch to another method. Also, I would like to keep using ZZ for fun without learning everything in one go. so, there is a chance I will switch in the Far future, but for now, I'm back with cfop. my decision is final. Please don't hate me. Thanks.
 
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not a bad 2x2 average:
Generated By csTimer on 2022-09-01 (solving from 2022-09-01 19:16:13 to 2022-09-01 19:17:24)
avg of 5: 4.70

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1. (3.43) F2 R F U' R2 F2 R' U' F @2022-09-01 19:16:13
2. 4.92 R U' R' F U2 R' F R2 F @2022-09-01 19:16:30
3. 4.48 U2 R2 U F R' U2 R U2 R' F2 @2022-09-01 19:16:47
4. 4.70 R' U' R U2 F' R F R2 U @2022-09-01 19:17:04
5. (5.35) R2 U' F R2 U' R2 U' F R' @2022-09-01 19:17:24
 
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did it again. new mirror cube pb:
Generated By csTimer on 2022-09-01
single: 28.70

Time List:
1. 28.70 L2 B R2 F2 R2 D2 B2 R2 B L2 F D2 L F2 L2 D L' U2 B' L D2 @2022-09-01 21:34:52
 

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new mirror cube pb:
Generated By csTimer on 2022-09-01
single: 29.73

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1. 29.73 L2 B' D L2 D' B2 L2 U B2 L2 R2 D' R D' B' U L F' R2 @2022-09-01 21:04:06

scratch that. new mirror cube pb:
Generated By csTimer on 2022-09-01
single: 29.29

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1. 29.29 B F2 L' F2 U2 F2 D2 L F2 L2 F2 R B' R' D2 L' B D R2 B @2022-09-01 21:18:17

did it again. new mirror cube pb:
Generated By csTimer on 2022-09-01
single: 28.70

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1. 28.70 L2 B R2 F2 R2 D2 B2 R2 B L2 F D2 L F2 L2 D L' U2 B' L D2 @2022-09-01 21:34:52

forget everything I said. new mirror pb:
Generated By csTimer on 2022-09-01
single: 23.97

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1. 23.97 F R' D2 L2 B R2 D2 F2 R2 F U2 R U2 F2 U L' F2 D L @2022-09-01 21:50:19
Stop.
 
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doing 4x4 now. not pb, but I haven't gotten a 53 in a while.
Generated By csTimer on 2022-09-01
single: 53.32

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1. 53.32 B' L2 F' D2 F D2 F' L2 B2 L2 B U R D' L2 F2 L B2 U L' Uw2 F Uw2 L U2 R' Uw2 Rw2 R2 B2 R B' U2 Uw L2 B' U2 L2 Fw R2 Uw' Rw' Uw2 Rw' D B' @2022-09-01 22:35:04
 
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Goals for Western Championship

3x3: Sub-16 average and a pb single

2x2: Sub-6 average and a sub-4 single

4x4: sub-1 single and low one average

5x5: make cut-off (very unlikely)

Pyraminx: Sub-8 average and Sub-6 single

Skewb: sub-12 average and sub-10 single

Square-1: sub-40 average and sub-30 single

Megaminx: make cut-off (also unlikely)

Clock: make cut-off (possible)

3x3 OH: low 30 average
 
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