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Brouxt Force's Progression Thread | Road to Sub 12 OH With Roux

Brouxt Force

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Recently I have gotten back into 3x3 OH, and now it is my favorite event. My current ao100 is 17.57 on stackmat, and my goal is to get sub 15. Right now, I am going to try to reach this goal by doing lots of solves in order to gain higher TPS in general, and also get more comfortable with LSE. I will also learn a few OH CMLLs from time to time. I plan to do at least 100 solves a day, but it may be less some days due to being busy.
 

Brouxt Force

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Progress Update:
  • 234 solves
  • 17.03 current ao100
  • 15.61 ao12:
Generated By csTimer on 2021-08-15
avg of 12: 15.61

Time List:
1. 15.43 B' U2 F2 D' R U' F U L2 B2 U L2 B2 R2 D2 L2 U2 L2 F L
2. 16.09 U R' F2 B2 U' B L U2 B D' B2 D' R2 B2 L2 B2 R2 D2 L2 U'
3. 17.03 B2 F2 D R2 B2 D U2 L2 U' L2 R2 U' R D2 R' B D2 L' R2 F' U
4. 14.43 F2 U' B2 U' B2 L2 U R2 B2 L2 U2 B' D F D R B L2 D2 F
5. 13.47 U R L D2 B D' F' L B' L D2 B2 R U2 L2 U2 B2 R F2 R B2
6. 15.19 D R B2 D2 R2 U2 B D2 B L2 U2 F' U R2 U2 F R2 D2 F'
7. 18.41 B D2 R2 B2 R2 F U2 B' D2 U2 B D2 U L2 R2 B L B U R
8. 17.49 B2 R2 F2 D2 R2 F2 U F2 D B2 F D2 R' B2 D L F' D R' D'
9. (19.11) R' D2 F' B' R2 D' L2 U' B2 U2 L' B2 R2 L F2 D2 R' D'
10. 14.86 U' R' D2 L B2 D2 L' U2 B2 L B2 U2 D F R2 B2 F R F2 R'
11. 13.69 U' D' F' R' B2 U F' L2 U2 R' L2 U2 R' F2 D2 B2 D2 L U' L'
12. (13.30) R B L2 U' R2 F2 D2 L2 R2 F2 D' R2 U R D' L' F2 R B' R'

I am really happy with this progress, especially since it only came after 234 solves. I think this improvement mostly came from getting more comfortable with finger tricks, especially F and B moves. And, of course, all these solves were on stackmat.

Edit: 16.84 ao100!
 
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hellocubers

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Progress Update:
  • 234 solves
  • 17.03 current ao100
  • 15.61 ao12:
Generated By csTimer on 2021-08-15
avg of 12: 15.61

Time List:
1. 15.43 B' U2 F2 D' R U' F U L2 B2 U L2 B2 R2 D2 L2 U2 L2 F L
2. 16.09 U R' F2 B2 U' B L U2 B D' B2 D' R2 B2 L2 B2 R2 D2 L2 U'
3. 17.03 B2 F2 D R2 B2 D U2 L2 U' L2 R2 U' R D2 R' B D2 L' R2 F' U
4. 14.43 F2 U' B2 U' B2 L2 U R2 B2 L2 U2 B' D F D R B L2 D2 F
5. 13.47 U R L D2 B D' F' L B' L D2 B2 R U2 L2 U2 B2 R F2 R B2
6. 15.19 D R B2 D2 R2 U2 B D2 B L2 U2 F' U R2 U2 F R2 D2 F'
7. 18.41 B D2 R2 B2 R2 F U2 B' D2 U2 B D2 U L2 R2 B L B U R
8. 17.49 B2 R2 F2 D2 R2 F2 U F2 D B2 F D2 R' B2 D L F' D R' D'
9. (19.11) R' D2 F' B' R2 D' L2 U' B2 U2 L' B2 R2 L F2 D2 R' D'
10. 14.86 U' R' D2 L B2 D2 L' U2 B2 L B2 U2 D F R2 B2 F R F2 R'
11. 13.69 U' D' F' R' B2 U F' L2 U2 R' L2 U2 R' F2 D2 B2 D2 L U' L'
12. (13.30) R B L2 U' R2 F2 D2 L2 R2 F2 D' R2 U R D' L' F2 R B' R'

I am really happy with this progress, especially since it only came after 234 solves. I think this improvement mostly came from getting more comfortable with finger tricks, especially F and B moves. And, of course, all these solves were on stackmat.

Edit: 16.84 ao100!
Nice 13.30 there.
 

Brouxt Force

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Progress Update:
  • 500 solves
  • 16.24 current ao100 :D
  • Sub 17!
I feel like the speed I can execute M2 double flicks has gotten better. I don't know how fast I could do it before, but now the fastest I have executed H perm was 1.38. However, I am very inconsistent with it and usually end up getting sub 2.5 execution. Meanwhile, for dots from an M2 away, the fastest I could execute it was 1.42 (using S' S' M' S' S' M').

Just for fun, I timed (R U R' U')x6, and got 2.32, which is 10.3 TPS!

Hopefully in the next 500 solves I can reach a high 15 ao100.
 

Brouxt Force

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Progress Update:
  • Solves: 967
  • ao100: 15.44
  • Sub 16!
I didn't quite keep up with the pace of 100 solves per day, but 967 solves is good considering I didn't do any solves yesterday. Also, sub 16! Sub 15 doesn't seem too far away now.

I think tomorrow I'm just going to do a normal 3x3 ao100. Surprisingly, it's been at least a month since I've done this.
 

Brouxt Force

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Quick Update:
  • a normal 3x3 ao100...
  • 1000 OH solves
11.23 ao100...

(I am sub 11, or at least I was....

at least I can do OH.)

Some statistics for my 1000 OH solves:
  • Corner twists: 7
  • +2s: 20
  • DNFs: 5
  • Worst single: 34.69
  • Best ao12: 14.32
  • Current/only ao1000: 16.45
  • Total time spent (sum of all solves): 4:35:29.32
 

Brouxt Force

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Alright, it's been a while, but I finally have some time off. Should be able to get at least 1000 more OH solves before the holiday break is over.

I did 100 OH and 100 regular solves (on stackmat obviously) today:
  • 3x3 OH:
    • current ao100: 15.26 (getting close!)
  • 3x3:
    • 3x3 ao100: 10.69 (nice) ao100
    • 3x3 ao12: 9.59
I think I may be able to get a sub 15 ao100 within the next two weeks. The session I did today had many sub 15 singles and averages, so I'm definitely getting close. It would be awesome if I could achieve this before the end of the year!
 

Brouxt Force

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Brief update:

I haven't been practicing as much recently, and I have mostly only been timing my solves during lunch at school. Today during lunch though, as I was timing my OH solves, I got my first sub 10 OH single:
first-oh-sub-10.png
So that was pretty cool. I did reconstruct the solve as well: 9.94 OH Single Reconstruction. I'm not sure that the first block execution was exactly as written on the reconstruction, but everything after that is accurate.

I am getting a longer break from school in a few days, so hopefully I can get some OH practice on stackmat then.
 

Brouxt Force

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Just finished 100 OH solves today, ending off with a 14.74 ao100. I think I am comfortably averaging under 15 seconds now, so now the goal is sub 12.

The only practice I have actually done to get to here from sub 20 was just grinding solves. I definitely need to continue doing that to improve my OH turning, but I also need to put more focus into actually learning the OH algorithms and getting better at planning first block. My inspection is not as good as it should be, and therefore I should put significant deliberate practice to try to improve it in the future.

Watch out Fahmi, I'm coming for you.
 
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