#### GenTheThief

##### Member
11th sub 10 OH Solve, 2nd sub 9 (with a very nice zbll)
PB by about 0.5 seconds, from 8.71

8.28 U' F2 R2 F2 U' R2 B2 D' L2 U2 B2 U' R B2 R' D' U2 R' B' F' U2

34 HTM, 4.1 TPS

#### DNF_Cuber

##### Member
11th sub 10 OH Solve, 2nd sub 9 (with a very nice zbll)
PB by about 0.5 seconds, from 8.71

8.28 U' F2 R2 F2 U' R2 B2 D' L2 U2 B2 U' R B2 R' D' U2 R' B' F' U2

34 HTM, 4.1 TPS
my first OH solve after I saw this was PB by over 4 seconds. 3 move EO(Orange or red front, white bottom) lucky F2L, and 7 move ZBLL
1. 16.14 F L2 U B' L2 F L F2 U2 R2 U2 L2 F' U2 B' R2 F2 L2

#### Athefre

##### Member
2020 was probably my best year:

• Cycle Union System: Discovered the principle of the ability for algorithms to overlap and solve multiple cases and a system for how to implement it. It also solves the "Solve any x pieces out of group y" problem.
• A3: This system is blockbuilding without worrying about everything being perfect and correcting the blocks during an algorithm step. It has been compared to EG and that was actually kind of my intention. I have A2 and wanted to extend that to 3x3 in some way. So far I have implemented this technique into Roux with great results. The algorithm set for Roux is called ACMLL.
• ACMLL: A new algorithm set for Roux mentioned above. The user solves F2B with swapped/flipped pairs or pieces then ACMLL corrects the blocks while solving the final four corners.
• CLL+1 and COLL+1: An LL method proposed ~10 years ago but couldn't be developed because there was no system. I used my union system above to solve the problem and develop the full LL method.
• MI3: A new 3x3 method that is kind of the successor to MI1. It also has a lot of similarities to Joseph Briggs' M-CELL method. MI3 is a method capable of extremely low move-counts and can use more pseudo advancements, such as A3, than other methods. It also provides the user with many options for algorithm sets they want to use.
• A2: I originally proposed this 2x2 method in 2012. It combines my work on non-matching techniques and transformation. I completely re-developed the method and created a wiki page.
• Restored my MI1 and MI2 methods. They were on my old website which was deleted and then the methods and the concepts within them were forgotten. I added them to the wiki and a new site on Google.
• Created a wiki page for the Transformation concept.
• Created a Roux non-matching blocks guide.
• Created a new way to present NMCMLL cases that aligns more with current CMLL documents.
• Started the method development competition.

#### Jam88

##### Member
My cloncc and skoob arrived today and just solved them for the first time!

#### TheKravCuber

##### Member
One-Handed PB2 i got yesterday, fumble on cmll probably cost me the PB

Generated By csTimer on 2021-01-10 single: 8.27
Time List: 1. 8.27 R' D2 U2 F2 L' F2 L B2 F2 R2 B' R2 U' R B' L2 B' R'

z y' S2 (D U2') r' F//FB 6/6
U2 R U' R' U R U' R'//SS 8/14
r' U' M2 U r//SB 5/19 r U R' U' r' F R fumble F'//CMLL 8/27
M2 U M U2 M' U M2 U//LSE 8/35

was also part of my pb avg 10.16 which included a 8.88, this 8.27, 11.31, 11.28, and 10.31

#### Filipe Teixeira

##### Member
my cubes arrived in my country. now more 7~9 days to get to my house
/o/ ,(yay)

#### SlowCubez

##### Member
3x3 in 1.5 My fasted time yet.

That's 1.5 Hours By the way. cube has lenticular stickers so every square changes colour as it's tilted. Real pain in the a*s.

#### TheKravCuber

##### Member
My first One-Handed sub-10 ao5!

Generated By csTimer on 2021-01-12

avg of 5: 9.78

Time List:

1. (10.26) F U' F2 R' B2 L F' R2 D B U2 L2 F' D2 R2 B' D2 L2 U2 R2
2. 9.90 D2 F2 U' R2 D2 R2 F2 L2 B2 U F D B2 U' B R F2 U L U2
3. 9.30 U2 L2 F U2 B' F U2 B' D2 U2 R2 U F' D' F2 U B' U L F'
4. 10.13 L2 D U B2 U' L2 U R2 U L2 B2 U R' F L' R2 B' L D' R D'
5. (8.88) R2 D2 B2 R2 U F2 R2 U' B2 L2 D' F D F' D' B R D2 L' F'

reeeally excited about this! been a long term goal for sooo long

#### Jam88

##### Member
3x3 in 1.5 My fasted time yet.

That's 1.5 Hours By the way. cube has lenticular stickers so every square changes colour as it's tilted. Real pain in the a*s.
Yeah, they're really annoying!

#### John_NOTgood

##### Member
So I decided to do some more 3x3 solves, and then...

Generated By csTimer on 2021-01-12
avg of 5: 9.53 !!! PB

Time List:
1. 9.44 F2 D R2 D2 L2 F2 U B2 D2 F D L2 F' R F' R' D2 L2
2. 9.50 B D U2 F2 R2 B' U2 F' D2 R2 B D2 R2 B2 U R D' R U2 L2 U2
3. (15.58) L2 D F2 D' L2 B2 U' L2 D2 L2 F2 R2 F D' R B U' L' R F
4. 9.64 R F L F2 R2 D2 B2 R2 D2 U' L2 B' D2 L' D L' D2 L2
5. (9.38) B2 F2 L2 F2 D2 B2 D' R2 D F2 U2 R2 L' D2 U2 F U' R2 U' F R'

This is the second I've ever got a counting sub 10 in an ao5, and somehow I managed to get 3 counting sub 10's, I had to relax and calm myself a lot between solves to secure my average. But I'm so happy with this achievement!!!

#### vidcapper

##### Member
Had my first sub 50m 10x10 today!

49m41.36s, 1m37 off my PB.

#### abunickabhi

##### Member
Staff member
2020 was probably my best year:

• Cycle Union System: Discovered the principle of the ability for algorithms to overlap and solve multiple cases and a system for how to implement it. It also solves the "Solve any x pieces out of group y" problem.
• A3: This system is blockbuilding without worrying about everything being perfect and correcting the blocks during an algorithm step. It has been compared to EG and that was actually kind of my intention. I have A2 and wanted to extend that to 3x3 in some way. So far I have implemented this technique into Roux with great results. The algorithm set for Roux is called ACMLL.
• ACMLL: A new algorithm set for Roux mentioned above. The user solves F2B with swapped/flipped pairs or pieces then ACMLL corrects the blocks while solving the final four corners.
• CLL+1 and COLL+1: An LL method proposed ~10 years ago but couldn't be developed because there was no system. I used my union system above to solve the problem and develop the full LL method.
• MI3: A new 3x3 method that is kind of the successor to MI1. It also has a lot of similarities to Joseph Briggs' M-CELL method. MI3 is a method capable of extremely low move-counts and can use more pseudo advancements, such as A3, than other methods. It also provides the user with many options for algorithm sets they want to use.
• A2: I originally proposed this 2x2 method in 2012. It combines my work on non-matching techniques and transformation. I completely re-developed the method and created a wiki page.
• Restored my MI1 and MI2 methods. They were on my old website which was deleted and then the methods and the concepts within them were forgotten. I added them to the wiki and a new site on Google.
• Created a wiki page for the Transformation concept.
• Created a Roux non-matching blocks guide.
• Created a new way to present NMCMLL cases that aligns more with current CMLL documents.
• Started the method development competition.
Wow that's a lot of cubing theory that you contributed to in a year, R' f' L' E L E' f R.

#### abunickabhi

##### Member
Staff member
I completed 101.5k letter quads in 2020, from the 57k I had at the start of the year. All the free time counted for something.

I also genned about 4k more algs of UF buffer 5-cycles, which adds up to the 10k I already had.
For me quality is important, and getting regripless and rotationless algs is important.

I also try and check if they are 40% faster than executing 2 3-style algs. Since 3-style is already a bit optimized, 5-style will take a while to overtake the 3-style theory and results, M' U S' R' S E' R u' M.

There is still a lot more to be accomplished in 2021. I want to use the new systems of LQs and UF5 in my MBLD attempts, and get over the wall of 25 points which I have been at for nearly 5 years now.

I love that MBLD is an event where there is no limit, and I am excited to see how letter quads make memo better, and 5-cycles make execution of edges better in 3x3 mullti blindsolving.

Thanks 2020, for giving so much free time to us, to work on algsets and our hobbies and skills.

#### vidcapper

##### Member
Yes - finally broke the 10m barrier for 6x6!!

9m53.2, 37s off my PB.

#### Cubing Forever

##### Member
Generated By csTimer on 2021-01-14
avg of 12: 43.433

Time List:
1. 43.606 L2 D2 F D2 L2 B' L2 U2 B' U2 R2 F' L' R' D' L D' F D2 R2 B'
2. 43.887 B2 D2 L D2 R B2 F2 D2 L2 B2 R' U R2 U R U' F' D L B L2
3. 42.926 D2 F2 U F2 U' F2 D2 B2 L2 D F' D2 R2 F2 R U' B2 F' U2
4. (42.292) R' B2 L2 D2 R B2 R' F2 R' U2 R U2 B D2 L' U2 B' D2 U F
5. 44.826 R2 F' U L2 B' D' L' B2 R F2 U B2 U2 D F2 D B2 D F2 L2
6. 42.500 U' R2 B2 F D2 L2 B2 R2 B' U2 R2 F U2 R U2 B' U2 R' U' L F
7. 42.839 U' R B D' R2 D' L2 D' R2 D2 B2 U R2 F2 L' U F' D B2 R' D2
8. 45.011 B' U2 F R2 F' U2 B' L2 F L2 B' L' D2 B U' R' F' L' R' U2 R
9. 42.990 U' F' L' B2 R2 U2 B2 F2 U' L2 D L B' R2 B' L' B F'
10. 42.352 B R2 U F2 D L2 U' B2 L2 U F2 U' R' F' L' F2 L F2 U
11. 43.393 D' R2 D2 R' F2 L R2 U2 B2 R2 U2 R' F2 B D' U' R D' R2 B L
12. (1:20.608) B2 F2 D2 U B2 D R2 B2 U' F2 U L2 B' D2 L' B R B2 D2 L R'

My first mehta ao12 after maining it!!
Not bad considering I figured out the algs without looking at the algsheet.

First sub 40!!!

Generated By csTimer on 2021-01-14
single: 36.19

Time List:
1. 36.19 L' B2 U B2 D' B2 U2 R2 B2 R2 F' D2 U2 B2 R B' D' U' R2

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#### TheSlykrCubr

##### Member
Second sub 10 + new PB

Time List:
1. 9.88 R2 U L2 U L2 R2 B2 D F2 U F2 U2 L B2 F' U' B L2 R F' L2

Also new PB Mo3

Time List:
1. 14.21 R2 D2 R2 B2 L2 B2 D2 B2 D' R2 B2 F U2 R' F L B2 D U' F L2
2. 15.62 U2 D F' B2 D' L D L' D2 R F2 L2 B2 L2 U2 B2 R' B U
3. 9.88 R2 U L2 U L2 R2 B2 D F2 U F2 U2 L B2 F' U' B L2 R F' L2