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Bulkocuber's progression | currently learning too many things at once O_o

bulkocuber

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This is my progression thread, as you might have noticed from the title.
Right now I average 20 seconds ( maybe I am sub-20) with CFOP, full PLL. That's not bad considering I started 3 months ago. My PBs are : 12.02 single; 16.45 ao5; 18.20 ao12.
I hope to be sub 10 one day.

But 3x3 is not the only event I can practise: I got MGC elite 2x2 and MGC 4x4 for Christmas! I can't find the words to describe how much I like them.
After one day of doing 2x2, I learned the Ortega method and I average 7.5 seconds, these are my PBs: 2.86 single; 4.9 ao5.
And for 4x4 I know reduction, but I'll switch to Yau soon, I average 2:15 minutes, my PB is 1:44.

To continue speaking of events I practised just for one day, there's OH and 3BLD. I stopped doing OH after the first day because it wasn't so much satisfying to me; I may enjoy it more when I'll be good at look ahead. Anyway, my average was around 1 minute and 20 seconds, PB was 57.69.

I've never done a successful 3BLD attempt, but I want to get one during the course of these two weeks.

I want to update this thread weekly, since I may not find the time to practice every single day because of athletics and school.

My goals for this week:
- do some deliberate practice for 3x3 (slow solves for f2l and drill some PLLs) and check if I am sub-20
- be sub 2 minutes in 4x4
- do a successful 3BLD solve


If you read all the things I wrote, thank you very much.

Fun fact: one day bulkocuber will be faster than you

... At 1x1
 

bulkocuber

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Since I'm on vacation, I can update you almost every day.
What I have done today:
-3x3 Ao75: 20.40; a very inconsistent average, could have been a lot better without me being angry
- 2x2 ao100: 7.01
- learned Yau for 4x4 and 30 solves to get used to it.

I'm having some problems with turning accuracy on 3x3, so I'll focus on that. Any tips for turning more accurately?

EDIT: 2x2 PB single! 1.74 U2 F2 R U2 F2 U' F R' U'
6 moves... very high TPS solve...
 
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bulkocuber

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So, I did a great 4x4 session, almost sub-2 minutes.
And I'm still improving quickly on 2x2: today I lowered my average from 7 to 6.5 seconds, with a nice 5.71 ao25.

Tomorrow I'm going to do some BLD, and maybe I'll also start writing down the letter pairs. Should I write a word for audio memo (edges) and a word for visual memorisation (corners) for every letter pair or should I do just one word?
 

bulkocuber

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Yeeess finally!!!
First 3BLD successful solve!
Time: 11:35.06
Scramble: R2 U2 B' F' U2 B R2 F2 D2 U2 L2 U' L B' R U' F D F L B' Fw'

Actually I shouldn't say "finally", since it was my first attempt to solve the whole cube 😁

I didn't imagine how well letter pair images stay in mind, I thought I would forget corners while memorising edges with audio memo.
 

bulkocuber

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New ao12 PB! Sub 18


Generato Da csTimer il 2022-01-02
avg su 12: 17.87

Lista Tempi:
1. 17.62 U2 D L' B D R F' L U' B2 L2 B2 U' B2 L2 U2 D B2 L2 D B'
2. 19.16 F' L2 R2 D2 L2 D' L2 U' B2 F2 D F L' D2 L2 B D U B2 F'
3. 18.55 D B' D B' L D B' R2 F2 U R2 U2 B2 U' B2 D L2 D2 R2 L' F
4. 16.57 D F L2 U F' D2 R' F' R2 F L2 F D2 F R2 B' D2 L2 D2 R' U
5. 17.89 F U' L B2 R2 D2 L2 B L2 B' F' D2 R' F2 D F U' R2 U
6. 17.56 R2 F2 D2 B2 U R2 F2 U R2 F2 L2 U' F' L' D2 F' D U F R2 D2
7. 19.24 F' R L2 F' D2 B U2 B L2 U2 L2 F2 U B2 L' U R B D L2
8. (22.23) L2 F' U2 L2 D2 F L2 F' R2 D2 B D B R' D' B2 U F2 R2 F
9. (16.29) U' L D B' U2 L F' U2 R' B' D2 F2 D2 F2 L2 D' B2 D B2 R2
10. 16.71 L2 U2 B' D2 R2 B' D2 F2 L2 F D2 L2 D L F U2 R' F' D' L2 D'
11. 16.42 B2 D' U2 R2 D L2 F2 L2 D L2 R' B' F2 L' F2 R B D2 U'
12. 18.98 U2 R U2 L F' U2 D F' D F2 R2 B2 U' B2 U F2 U' F2 D' F2

I also got my second best time ever: 12.42
 

bulkocuber

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Today's 3x3 was EPIC!!
My previous ao100 PB was 19.65, now it is 18.78 🤯
But there's more: new PB single 10.08 🤯🤯
This is almost two second faster than my previous PB (12.02).
Easy cross into three free pairs, 6 moves OLL (the same OLL that I did in previous PB) and U2 AUF.
 

bulkocuber

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Tomorrow is my birthday, but my mom decided to give me some lube today. So I lubed my cube for the first time: I added some weight 5 on the tracks after cleaning the cube. I also have some Silk and some Lubicle speedy, but at that moment weight 5 was enough. Even though it is supposed to slow down the cube a little, it made it faster just because it's lube (in fact my rs3m was slower than a cube with pieces glued together 😂). Now I almost never lock up on my PLL (even Gc!!!) and I can turn incredibly fast (for my standards).
I did an ao100 and it was PB : 18.55
I didn't even try to get a PB, I just solved enjoying a fast cube.
Also PB ao5: 16.40
PB ao12: 17:59
And PB fail 🙁


3BLD: my success rate is above 50% and I got an 8:37.85 PB single that I recorded so that I can show my friends that I am a genius lol (it was actually the only one that I recorded)
 

bulkocuber

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Today I did only 3x3 because I can't stop turning it, it's so satisfying: it's fast, so I can use better fingertricks and do some S move (it was painful without lube).
As a result, new PBs!!
16.03 ao5 (I did PB ao5 3 times in 20 minutes)
17.31 ao12
And 18.50 ao100, but I fell like I can do a sub-18 ao100 if I focus for 100 solves (I already have a 18.0 ao50.

What I learned? Use a garbage cube for a while, then lube it and your average will drop and make you feel happy 😃

Today's my birthday, I am 16. I feel old compared to the average cuber
 

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Today I did only 3x3 because I can't stop turning it, it's so satisfying: it's fast, so I can use better fingertricks and do some S move (it was painful without lube).
As a result, new PBs!!
16.03 ao5 (I did PB ao5 3 times in 20 minutes)
17.31 ao12
And 18.50 ao100, but I fell like I can do a sub-18 ao100 if I focus for 100 solves (I already have a 18.0 ao50.

What I learned? Use a garbage cube for a while, then lube it and your average will drop and make you feel happy 😃

Today's my birthday, I am 16. I feel old compared to the average cuber
Trust me, you are very young! Happy cubing!
 

bulkocuber

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Tell me if this is legal:
14.63 PB ao5
15.79 PB ao12
17.02 PB ao100

This is incredible: 2 weeks ago I was averaging mid 20s, now I average mid-low 17s. Sub-10 in less than 1 year is definitely possible.

I still use 2 look OLL, should I learn full OLL now? Or should I wait a little?
 
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Tell me if this is legal:
14.63 PB ao5
15.79 PB ao12
17.02 PB ao100

This is incredible: 2 weeks ago I was averaging mid 20s, now I average mid-low 17s. Sub-10 in less than 1 year is definitely possible.

I still use 2 look OLL, should I learn full OLL now? Or should I wait a little?
I didn't learn full OLL until I was sub-16 so it's completely up to you. Once you get the motivation it's not that hard, I think I learned around 20ish some cases in just two days.
 

bulkocuber

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I didn't learn full OLL until I was sub-16 so it's completely up to you. Once you get the motivation it's not that hard, I think I learned around 20ish some cases in just two days.
Ok thanks.




Today:
4x4: I average a little above 1:40
3BLD: today only DNFs, but I'm getting faster

One thing I'm appreciating a lot is effortless turning: today I did 300 solves on 3x3 and I never felt tired.
 

Fire Cubing

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This is my progression thread, as you might have noticed from the title.
Right now I average 20 seconds ( maybe I am sub-20) with CFOP, full PLL. That's not bad considering I started 3 months ago. My PBs are : 12.02 single; 16.45 ao5; 18.20 ao12.
I hope to be sub 10 one day.

But 3x3 is not the only event I can practise: I got MGC elite 2x2 and MGC 4x4 for Christmas! I can't find the words to describe how much I like them.
After one day of doing 2x2, I learned the Ortega method and I average 7.5 seconds, these are my PBs: 2.86 single; 4.9 ao5.
And for 4x4 I know reduction, but I'll switch to Yau soon, I average 2:15 minutes, my PB is 1:44.

To continue speaking of events I practised just for one day, there's OH and 3BLD. I stopped doing OH after the first day because it wasn't so much satisfying to me; I may enjoy it more when I'll be good at look ahead. Anyway, my average was around 1 minute and 20 seconds, PB was 57.69.

I've never done a successful 3BLD attempt, but I want to get one during the course of these two weeks.

I want to update this thread weekly, since I may not find the time to practice every single day because of athletics and school.

My goals for this week:
- do some deliberate practice for 3x3 (slow solves for f2l and drill some PLLs) and check if I am sub-20
- be sub 2 minutes in 4x4
- do a successful 3BLD solve


If you read all the things I wrote, thank you very much.

Fun fact: one day bulkocuber will be faster than you

... At 1x1
Very epic, mate
I also want to get sub 10 before June, (I started speedcubing at June of '21)
 
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