• Welcome to the Speedsolving.com, home of the web's largest puzzle community!
    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest which gives you limited access to join discussions and access our other features.

    Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community of 40,000+ people from around the world today!

    If you are already a member, simply login to hide this message and begin participating in the community!

Ayce's progression to sub-10 on 3x3. | Medium Update! |

Ayce

Member
Joined
Dec 31, 2019
Messages
229
Update:
Finally got a 3BLD success after month, my 25th successful solve

3x3 ao1000 is 17.58, good improvements on that.

Clock has nothing new, but I am going to Granite State 2022 and I want to try and get a sub-10 average.

I bought a new 4x4! Super pumped about that, can't wait to get back to practicing.
 

Ayce

Member
Joined
Dec 31, 2019
Messages
229
Update:
Don't know what I did, but I'm dropping my 3x3 times pretty fast, broke almost all of my records
mo3: 13.76, ao5: 14.39, ao12: 15.56,
Here is where it gets interesting, ao100, 16.91!!!! I love it, ao1000: 17.42, Huge progress in the past week or two.

Got a new 4x4! My old one keeps popping and I keep losing the weird wingy black pieces that shoot out of it.
Back on topic, I quickly smashed my PB with a time of 1:29:34, all of my other record broke but that isn't really too interesting.
The cutoff for Granite State 2022 is 1:10 so if I practice (only have around 40 solves on my cstimer session) I might be able to do it)

Clock: Dropped my ao1000 by a few milliseconds, nothing huge, but I am getting more 8 and 7 seconds solves which is nice

3BLD, nothing huge, I think I got a success or two this week, bringing my total to 26 successes.
 

Ayce

Member
Joined
Dec 31, 2019
Messages
229
Big Update:
So I missed a week because I went camping. But I've been having a great week in terms of cubing, multiple records broke.

3x3
Lets start off with 3x3, here are all the records I broke (everything but single)
Mo3: 13.25 With a 12.49 14.41 12.84
Ao5: 14.38 I beat my previous by .01 but still happy.
Ao12: 15.13 Man, if I get to 14 by the end of the summer that would be great
Ao100: 16.55 I'll go for <15 by the end of the year
Ao1000: 17.24 Compared to my 18.22 in June...
I need to get around a high 16 second average to make round 2 for the competition, which is do-able if I'm super warmed up.

Clock
It has been put to the side lately, but I still got some practice in, can't wait for the Granite State 2022. I'm considering making a session where I go for speed over accuracy, and I don't bother with lining anything up. The object of this to get me to line each clock up with one fast fluid motion instead of 1 crank and then another to line it up. I'll start it after the competition so it doesn't bleed into my average.
Ao1000: 10.64
Not a lot of clock recently but I'm reasonably confident that I can do well in this competition.

4x4
I devoted a bit of time to try and get a 1:10 single for the cutoff, and I've been getting so close! I pushed my total cstimer solves to 100.
Single: 1:19.69 Just got this an hour ago, so close...
Mo3: 1:25.12, I got 2 average solves then that single.
Ao5 1:30.43 Same thing as the Mo3
Ao12 1:38.09 Series of good/average solves and then that single
Ao100: 1:59.50 I mean, I started this session with 3 minute times, so this will go down soon.
Just gotta keep practicing!

3BLD
I've been improving my accuracy, I haven't had any attempts that are super off, I'm not writing down my records, not really too interested in that, still working on accuracy and memo. I just need to practice and practice and practice

4BLD
First time writing about this but I've begun to start looking at tutorials, and while I grasp the concept of each method, U2/r2/OP, there are so many special cases and super long memo. Just gotta start learning the algorithms and start practicing. By chance does anyone have any tutorials they recommend?

One-Handed
It seems like I practice this without noticing, and I don't think I've wrote about this yet either, I just want to get times down so I can record improvement.
Single: 35.63
Mo3: 40.08
Ao5: 41.14
Ao12 44.63
I notice now that my averages are pretty consistent, which is weird because compared to another event I'm now beginning to practice like 4x4, it isn't this consistent. Weird

Final Notes:
I love the progress I'm making. I'm super hyped for the competition and trying to make 4x4 cutoff. Just gotta keep practicing. Sorry for the wall of text. Thanks to whoever reads all of this <3
 

Ayce

Member
Joined
Dec 31, 2019
Messages
229
Medium Update:

So, Good competition I had earlier today! I'll review each event and other records/progress made.


3x3
Ao5: 14.31, Good drop from last week
Ao1000: 17.15 Very good drop from last week
This competition went amazing for 3x3, I got to round 2 for the first time. 15.50 PR average! Super excited for that and happy for myself.

4x4
Got my first sub 1:10 single! Broke all my 4x4 record so I'll list them all this week
Single: 1:06.65
Mo3: 1:14.03
Ao5: 1:17.53
Ao12: 1:19.19
Ao100: 1:28.68
1658625070779.png
Improving real fast, take this cstimer generated timer to visualize how fast I'm improving. Unfortunately I couldn't get the <1:10 single in comp but it really doesn't bother me.

Clock
At the event I got 2, 17 seconds solves because I messed up the other side and I didn't wanna DNF, but my other three was 2 mid 9s, and a low 8, which was real nice.
Ao5: 8.21 Came randomly while I was warming up.
I would rather have not thrown my average but its whatever. My 8.37 is going to bump me up a few spots in the CubingUSA rankings

5x5
First time typing about 5x5! Buying an MGC 5x5 to start practicing.

3BLD
Broke my 3BLD single! 2:22.85.

Final Notes:
Does anyone know a way to graph out times with ao100 in the cstimer graph instead of ao12? I'm going away next week so I won't get any cubing done for a bit, and I'll miss next week's update. (maybe) Looking forward to 4x4, blindfolded stuff, and 5x5. Thanks to whoever reads this <3
 

Ayce

Member
Joined
Dec 31, 2019
Messages
229
ANOTHER MEDIUM UPDATE:
So! I've got good news for pretty much all my events. I had to slow down because I went away for a week, and I got a new pc so very busy overall. Lets kick this off.

3x3:
More huge progress, still working on OLLs, hopefully I can finish it off entirely very soon. Tons of records broken!
Second best single: 11.03, my current PB is 10.83, and I finished F2L at around 7 seconds, panicked, and ended up with this, still absolutely incredibly, and this solve will be in the rest of the records I'll list.
Mo3: 12.03, high 12, and a low 12, with the 11.03.
Ao5: 12.90, I beat my previous record by over a second, absolutely crazy!
Ao100: 16.45
Ao1000: 16.99 SUB 17! This is a huge milestone, I can't see myself getting 15.99 unless a learn a new trick or try something else out, although that won't stop me from trying to get it!
1659381197227.png
Here is my session graph of over 4k solves, super slow, but (somewhat) steady improvement. Overall huge successes recently!

4x4:
Broke all records, and my single keeps dropping.
Single: 1:04.14, this one has really got me excited, Sub-1 is coming soon!
Mo3: 1:10.85
Ao5: 1:14.66
Ao12: 1:15.70
Ao100: 1:22.96
I fixed the squeaking issue on my MGC and I've been practicing a whole lot, good to see this progress.

5x5
Started my session this week as soon as I got my hands on the MGC 5x5, I started out with Yau5, but last night I decided that its overly complicated for me, and I swapped to Redux, and instantly broke my single.
Single: 3:03.32
Mo3: 3:07.32
Ao5: 3:13.79
Ao12: 3:34.07
So far my session only has 16 solves on it, I hate how long big cubes take to scramble, and I tend to mess it up frequently. I like big cubes because it's much more relaxed compared to 3x3 or clock.

Clock:
Broke a few more records, more progress towards the state record, currently ranked 8th in the state for single (I botched my average)
Mo3: 7.64
Ao5: 7.70
Ao12: 8.53
Ao100: 9.22
Ao1000: 10.28
All records broke except single, what I don't like about clock is that there isn't much to write about. There is no clear progression like there is on 3x3, I already owned a modded clock, I already have a pin order, I checked out no-flip, I believe I'm just set on grinding out times unless I find something that I missed. I haven't broke my clock single in awhile but hopefully I can get it soon!

Final Notes:
Still working on grinding out each event, and buying a 6x6/7x7. Clock state record have dropped like crazy, 4.00 single and a 5.15 average. Going to a competition later in September. Thanks to whoever reads all of this <3
 
Top