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Haven't done any speed solving since March and i'm feeling quite slow these days. I did get a good PLL skip in todays session though! 2nd best solve ever.

Sorry if this response is a bit late but I sort of disagree about them being completely obsolete. I average 5.8 and have both a modded lingao as well as qiyi, for a time I was actually considering switching mains to the modded lingao from my qiyi,and I actually got very close to doing so. Although it may feel “worse” to some, I feel like it fit me almost perfectly. The speed on them is great if setup properly, not slow like a stock Lingao but not as fast as a qiyi clock which I really like since every now and then I would DNF a solve due to overshooting (even after getting used to the qiyi clock) the lingao modded also had strong pin strength which I saw as an improvement from the weak pins of the qiyi. I did end up staying with the QiYi clock as my main but the Lingao was still very close to becoming my new main over it. Sorry for that super long spew but those are some examples of how personal preference can play a part in considering if people feel a puzzle is “obsolete” and how the modeed Lingao can still be a valid option for some.

I got my first sub 35 single on 4x4 and didn't even realize it until I looked down at the timer like 10 seconds after the solve was done. I totally thought it was like a 40 or 41 but I just about spit my water out when I looked down and saw 34.54

EDIT: Also caused a 41.73 PB Ao5
Generated By csTimer on 2021-07-05 (solving from 2021-07-05 21:25:58 to 2021-07-05 22:14:37)
avg of 5: 41.73

Time List:
1. 40.23 F' L' D2 B' R U' L D R L2 B2 D2 B2 U L2 F2 R2 U L2 F2 D Rw2 F2 Uw2 R Fw2 U' R U2 Fw2 D' Rw2 R' U Fw' R2 U Fw R' F Rw Uw2 U B2 Rw' @2021-07-05 21:25:58
2. (38.65) R2 F2 R2 D B2 L2 D U B2 F2 U' F2 L' B2 D B' R B' D' B F2 Fw2 Uw2 R' B' Uw2 Fw2 Rw2 R B L B2 U2 R2 Uw' B2 Uw B2 Uw2 Fw Uw' D B2 Rw' Fw2 U2 @2021-07-05 21:27:05
3. (47.62) B2 D F D2 R2 F2 D' B2 D' L2 B2 D R D' U2 L' U L B Uw2 R Fw2 U' Rw2 R2 Fw2 Rw2 R' D2 L' Fw R' Fw2 R U2 R' Rw' Fw F2 D2 L2 Uw2 Rw' @2021-07-05 21:28:09
4. 41.98 R' D F R B2 D R D R2 U' B2 U' R2 U L2 U' L2 U2 F' L' Uw2 Fw2 U' R B2 F2 Uw2 Rw2 R2 F2 L' B' L2 D Fw R D Fw Rw' R' Uw U B' L2 @2021-07-05 21:29:37
5. 42.97 U L2 F D2 U2 B' L2 F L2 F2 L2 F R D B' D' U B' U' F' Rw2 Uw2 U' F' R2 L2 U Rw2 D' Fw2 D Fw2 U R D Rw L Uw2 B' Uw Fw Uw Rw' Uw' L' Fw2 @2021-07-05 22:14:37

Sooo i just broke all my pb averages in one sitting!!
My averages 3 days go:

then my averages today:

Ignore my mean, this is the session ive been using since I averaged 22 seconds a month ago.
Also I don’t think this will ever happen again and it was really cool. Plus I didn’t get any PLL skips and I did about 200 solves, which was weird.

I just got my first sub-10 ZZ single!
Generated By csTimer on 2021-07-07
single: 9.76

Time List:
1. 9.76 R' D B2 U F2 U B2 U L2 U R2 F' L2 F' L' D L' D' @2021-07-07 16:15:23
ZZ is pretty fun to use (exept for when I forget which edges I have to flip halfway though EO). More specifically I'm using EOCross just because its more comfortable.

Scramble: L' U R F' B2 D2 R U' F L' U2 L F2 B2 R2 D2 L D2 B2 L

Inspection: y'
Corners: F R U R' U' F' U2 R2
E2L Pair 1: z' Rw M' U M U'
E2L Pair 2: x2 M2 U M' U'
E2L Pair 3: x M U M' U2 M2 U
UL: x2 M2 U M U'
EO + Solve UR Edge: Rw U R' U' M' U R U' Rw
Permute Midges: U2 M2 U2 M2

39 Moves
19.077 Seconds
2.04 TPS

I'm slow since I'm not used to the ergonomics yet and I couldn't do anything on transition phase so I went straight to E2L. I know like 2 algs for R2CLL and this was one of them.

Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-07-09
avg of 100: 2.99

Time List:
1. 4.15 U' R F2 U' F' R' F2 U' F'
2. 3.27 U R' U' R F2 U2 F' U F2 R'
3. 2.60 R' F2 U2 R' U2 F R U' F
4. 2.46 U2 F2 U' R' U2 R' F' U' F
5. (4.47) R' U2 R' U' R2 F2 R' F R'
6. 2.89 F' R F R2 U R' F' R F2
7. 3.10 U R2 F R' F' U2 R' U' F'
8. 3.28 R2 U2 R U R' F2 U R F'
9. 2.69 R F2 U R' F U2 F' R U2
10. 2.05 R F' R' F2 R2 U' R' F' R'
11. 3.57 U R2 U' F' R F' R F R'
12. 2.70 R F2 R' F U2 F' U R' F2
13. 2.55 R2 F2 R' U' F2 U F2 U R2
14. (1.99) U' R U2 F2 R' U R F2 U
15. 3.22 R2 F' R U2 R2 F' U' F U'
16. 3.54 F U R U R2 F R' F R'
17. 3.71 R2 F R2 U2 F U' F U2 F R'
18. 2.99 U2 R' F R2 F' R U2 R' U'
19. 2.93 F' R U' R F2 R2 F2 U' F2
20. 2.76 U R' U' R F2 R F2 U' F'
21. 2.32 F2 U F U R' F2 R2 U' F'
22. 3.13 F' R' F U R U2 F' U F2
23. 2.46 R F' R2 U R U2 F U' F2
24. 3.45 F R F' U F' R U F' U
25. 3.19 R U' R2 U R2 F U2 R2 F2
26. 2.20 U2 F' R' F U' R2 U F R'
27. 2.81 F' R' U F U2 R' U' R' F2
28. 2.92 R U R2 U R' F2 R2 F' R
29. 2.78 F R F U2 F2 R' U' F U'
30. 3.89 F R U' R' F' R F' R U2
31. (1.95) F2 U R F' U R2 F' R' U R'
32. 2.22 F' R2 F R' F' U' R2 F' R'
33. 2.23 F2 R2 F R2 U' R' U2 R F2 U'
34. 3.36 U' F2 U R2 F2 R' F' R F'
35. (5.00) F' R2 F' R F U2 R2 U' F' R'
36. 2.60 U F' U' R2 F U F U' F' R2
37. 2.87 F U F' R' U2 R2 F U2 R'
38. 3.29 R' F' U F' R2 F' U R2 F2
39. 2.42 F2 U' R F2 R' U2 R' U F'
40. 2.56 F2 R' F R U' F R' U2 F
41. 2.51 U2 F' U' R2 F' R2 F R2 U'
42. 2.08 F2 U' F2 U' R' U R' F2 R' F'
43. 3.68 U R' U2 R U R U' F' R
44. 3.55 F U' R' F U' R F' R U2
45. 2.28 R2 F' U2 R' F R F R2 U'
46. 2.24 R F U R F2 R U' R U
47. 3.27 R2 F' R2 F U' R U' F' U2
48. (1.47) F' U' F R' F R2 U R' U'
49. 3.80 U F2 U' F2 R2 U R' U R
50. 2.43 F' R2 U2 F' R' U R' U F'
51. 3.31 U R' U2 F R' U R U2 F2
52. 2.04 F R' U' F U F R U2 R U2
53. (4.70) U' F R' F' U R' U2 R' F'
54. 2.35 U' F' U' F2 R U' R2 U F2
55. 3.10 R' U F2 R' F' U R2 F2 U2
56. 3.57 U2 F' U' F2 U R' U2 R' F2 U2
57. 3.31 F' U R' F2 U' R2 U F R
58. 2.64 U2 F R' F2 U R2 U F R2
59. 2.60 F R' F U2 R2 U' R U' F2
60. 2.91 R2 U' F2 U' R' F R2 U2 F U'
61. 2.14 F' R U' R U R' F R U
62. 2.93 U' F2 U' F' U' R F' U R2
63. 2.96 R F' R U' R U' F R' F'
64. 4.12 R' U' F' R2 U F' R2 U F U2
65. 3.17 F' U2 R2 U F R2 F U2 F2
66. 2.84 U F2 U F U R U2 F U'
67. 3.67 R' U F U2 F2 U' R U2 F2
68. 3.45 F R2 F2 U' R2 F R2 F' U'
69. 2.72 F U R' U' R2 F R' U R'
70. 4.14 R U F U F2 R2 U2 R' U'
71. 3.41 F2 R' U' F' U2 R2 F U' F'
72. 3.06 U2 R F U2 F2 R2 U2 F' R'
73. 3.68 F U' R F R' F U' F R'
74. 3.76 F' U R' F R' U2 R2 U2 F2
75. 2.49 U' R' F2 R' F2 R F2 R' U2
76. 2.86 F U' F2 U R' F R U2 F'
77. (4.60) U2 F U R2 F2 U R' F R
78. 2.74 U' F2 U R2 U F' U2 F' U
79. 3.68 U2 R' U' F2 U' F' R2 U2 F2
80. 2.25 F R U2 F' R' U' F R' F
81. (1.62) F U F' U2 F' R U2 F' U' F'
82. 3.86 U R' F2 U R' F U2 R F
83. 3.12 U R2 F' R' F2 R2 F' R' F2
84. 2.66 F2 R' U2 R' F R U F2 R'
85. 3.46 U2 R F U' F R2 U F2 U2
86. (1.91) F2 R F' R2 U2 F U' F U2
87. 3.39 R U F R' U R2 U2 F' U'
88. 2.74 U R2 U' F2 R2 U F' U2 F2
89. 2.17 U R2 F U F2 R' U' R' F'
90. (4.80) R2 F R' F' U2 F' U F' R2
91. 3.40 U R' U2 R2 F R' U' R F2
92. 3.20 U' F U2 R' F' U' R U R'
93. 2.91 U' R2 U R' U2 F U2 F' U
94. 3.77 U R F2 U' F R2 F2 U' F' U
95. 2.38 F' U2 F' R' U2 R' U R' U2
96. 3.14 R' U2 F2 U R' U R' U' R' F
97. 3.89 R2 U2 R' F2 R U' F2 R F
98. 2.88 F2 U' F' R U F' U' R' U'
99. 2.97 F R' F' U F2 R2 U' F' U'
100. 2.53 F2 U2 R2 F' R U' R U F R'

Quite happy with this, though I wouldn't consider myself globally sub 3 yet, this ao100 may get me practicing and actually learning eg-1

2-5 Relay. Really easy 5x5 scramble, pll skip CFOP on 3x3, simple 1-look EG-1 case for 2x2 , however 4x4 could have been better, I paused during the EP stage.

Anyway, it beats my previous 2-5 relay time of 4:08 by a landslide and it’s my first sub-4 minute relay.

Got insanely lucky that I chose to start with Scallop/Kite instead of Barrel/Kite and ended up skipping the corners entirely

This solve was also on my brand new Angstrom MGC sq-1, it's incredible. A little fast but I love it to death and I can't bring myself to do more than a solve on my old Volt v2. 100000% recommend the MGC sq-1 it's not even close to the competition, literally leagues ahead of anything else on the market at the moment.

My big accomplishment now is that I have learned all the PLLs except the G perms. Going to let them all integrate for a few weeks before I tackle the Gs. Full PLL is close though!