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OreKehStrah

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Ok I'm checking it out now. How does the virtual cube transition to irl 3x3? It seems like that would not work very well...
I used it to learn algs for OH since the TPS difference wouldn't be as noticeable. To me, I found it was no worse than learning on alg the normal way, since you'll still be slow at it until you use it long enough to get into you muscle memory.
 

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Ok I'm checking it out now. How does the virtual cube transition to irl 3x3? It seems like that would not work very well...

I have recently had a chat with a violin player who performs solo acts at concerts. I asked if she sometimes plays regular violin in the orchestra and she said that very often. I asked how much does she have to practice before such a performance to which she replied that it depends but very often she doesn't have to practice at all. She just reads the notes once, concludes that she can play it all figuring out finger tricks on the fly.

I think if you're so good as to approach full ZBLL you should have such a rich range of fingertricks and be so confident with executing them that it doesn't matter how you memorized an alg - you should be able to plan execution while learning the alg on virtual cube and execute it well the first time you try it on a cube.

disclaimer: it's a pure speculation.
 

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I used it to learn algs for OH since the TPS difference wouldn't be as noticeable. To me, I found it was no worse than learning on alg the normal way, since you'll still be slow at it until you use it long enough to get into you muscle memory.
When you practice on the real cube, you also have to know how to do algs backwards to setup the case. Sometimes I can remember how my hands are moving and do this without thinking; other times I have to cheat and look at my alg sheet.

Is there any benefit to setting up cases manually (something that is automatic with the virtual cube)?
 

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When you practice on the real cube, you also have to know how to do algs backwards to setup the case. Sometimes I can remember how my hands are moving and do this without thinking; other times I have to cheat and look at my alg sheet.

Is there any benefit to setting up cases manually (something that is automatic with the virtual cube)?
If you learn what case that set up solves, you basically would get two cases covered by learning one alg.
 

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I had only brought my 8x8 along with my to campus since it was physically the biggest of my cubes (YLM 8x8 vs MJS 10x10), so after I got home I did a solve on both my 9x9 and 10x10 (and I left my 8x8 in my dorm over break). Well even if it's not the same cube, all the 8x8 cube practice that I'd done certainly payed off!

9x9 19:25 - 15:34.07
10x10 35:10 -> 19:17:36

And these are a actually a little bit faster (~10s) since my laptop went to sleep, so I had to wake it up and sign in again.
 

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welp, looks like I broke my overall 3x3 single pb with a ridiculous lol scramble:

4.75 B2 R F D F D' L' D R2 U' F2 U R2 B2 U' L2 U' B2 F

y' x'
F D R // xCross
R' U R2 U' R2 U2 R // 2nd & 3rd Pairs
L U' L' // 4th Pair
r U R' U R U2 r' U2 // LL

4.42 TPS
21 moves is also FMC PB lol

edit:
within the hour improved to 19 moves FMC PB

U L F D' R D2 R' D2 R2 D U R F D' F D F2 U' R2 (19)
 
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I'm Back!!!

Generated By csTimer on 2021-12-27
avg of 5: 9.97

Time List:
1. 9.81 B2 D B2 D U R2 U' R2 F2 L2 F' U2 B L F U2 F' U2 R U2
2. (9.23) L2 F2 D2 R2 U2 R2 B D2 R2 F U2 R2 U' R' B' R B U' R
3. (11.01) R' F' R' D2 B2 D2 B2 R D2 L' B2 F2 D B2 R F U' L B2
4. 10.50 L' U' L U' F' D L' F L' B2 U2 F2 D2 L2 U2 R U2 R' D2 U'
5. 9.60 R2 U2 B2 D2 F' R2 F2 U2 L2 U2 B' L2 R' F2 U' B2 R F' U' R2 B2

Also 7.26 Single, 10.69 Ao12, 11.27 Ao50, 11.48 ao100, 11.70 Ao250 and 11.92 Ao1K.

RS3M 2020
 
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First sub-2:00 single on Megaminx!

The Dayan makes Megamix so enjoyable, I think it's now my favorite event over 6x6.

LL was really lucky, EO1 to CO7 finishing with a Ua-perm.
 

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sub 8 3x3 single

Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-12-28
single: 7.38

Time List:
1. 7.38 U2 R2 D' L2 U' B2 D L2 U' L D' L D B L2 F2 U R F'

solution

y//inspection

L' F' B2 U' R' F2//cross

U y' R U R'//first pair

R' U' R U R' U2 R//second pair

y' R U2 R' U' L' U L//third pair

U2 y L' U L//fourth pair

U' l' U l2 U' l2 U' l2 U l'//oll/ pll skip
 
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