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I solve a whole range of puzzles, including the classic 3x3 cube, but since I cannot get my head around F2L (health issues affecting ability to commit to muscle memory), I mainly do bigger cubes where the 3x3 stage is relatively insignificant.

Today, for the first time, I got an f2l solve below my beginners method (well, not pure beginners, as I use 4LLL) average, at 1m18.28s. Maybe not impressive by the standards of all the speedsolvers here, but for me, it was a major accomplishment!

I JUST GOT AN INSANE NEW 3x3 PB!!! 16.29 Almost 4 whole seconds less!!!

This was the scramble:

Spoiler: 16.29 3x3 PB Stats

Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-03-21
single: 16.29

Time List:
1. 16.29 F' R2 F R' D F' D R D' R2 B2 R' F2 L U2 L' F2 L B2

Just try the scramble to see how insane it is. Literally, it takes to moves to create an x-cross and insert a cross piece. It's insane for me... I did the x-cross, inserted the F2L pairs, then got a sune, and then a U Perm. It honestly was amazing.

First sub-10 with an N perm! (This makes the other N perm the only PLL case I haven't gotten a sub-10 single with yet, I think.)

9.768 R U2 L2 F' L2 F2 L2 F L2 U2 B' R2 D2 L F' R F2 L2 D' U

/* Scramble */
R U2 L2 F' L2 F2 L2 F L2 U2 B' R2 D2 L F' R F2 L2 D' U

/* Solve */
x y' // inspection
R U2 L' U2 L' U F' U2 // xcross
R U R' U' // second slot
R U R2 U2 R' U2 R' U' // third slot
l' F R' F' R2 U' R' U // last slot
z' R' U' F' U F R // OLL
R' U R' F R F' R U' R' F' U F R U R' U' R U' // N perm

This is super not related to cubing, but: success in about 3:35, but it took me 20-ish attempts. I used to be able to get to 4096 semi-consistently, but I haven't played this in a while so I'm pretty rusty.

Today, for the first time, I got an f2l solve below my beginners method (well, not pure beginners, as I use 4LLL) average, at 1m18.28s. Maybe not impressive by the standards of all the speedsolvers here, but for me, it was a major accomplishment!