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Bulkocuber's progression | sub 10 in one year??

bulkocuber

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What did I do today? Guess what? PBs here and there, everywhere!
PB ao12: 15.63
PB ao100: 16.67 (😱 sub-17)
[And ao25, 50, 200]

And I did some one-handed solves:
PB single: 44.87
PB ao5: 57.79
[And ao12, 25]

After some 3BLD DNFs, I got a PB single: 7:29.90
 
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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
Right now I'm so nooby with beginner CFOP. I must learn advanced F2L, OLL, PLL and some finger tricks look ahead and more meanwhile i will learn 2x2 and 4x4. If all is perfect it may be possible... Lets see if i can do it before 2023
 

IsThatA4x4

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What did I do today? Guess what? PBs here and there, everywhere!
PB ao12: 15.63
PB ao100: 16.67 (😱 sub-17)
[And ao25, 50, 200]

And I did some one-handed solves:
PB single: 44.87
PB ao5: 57.79
[And ao12, 25]

After some 3BLD DNFs, I got a PB single: 7:29.90
Congrats on all the PBs! I remember the days where I improved fast, but now I'm just stuck slowly making my way through to sub-13
 

bulkocuber

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I think I am sub-17. Not so much solves today, but:
Ao5 PB: 14.34

1. (14.51) U R' L2 F L2 F' L2 R2 D2 B2 R2 B' U R' D U F2 R' U' R2
2. 14.33 B2 D B D2 R' B L' B D F2 R2 L2 F' D2 B' R2 B' D2 B R2
3. 14.42 L R2 F L2 D2 B' R2 B2 D2 B' R2 F' R B D' L' F' D B2 R2
4. (13.48) L' D' F D B2 R2 U' R' L2 U2 D2 F U2 B' U2 R2 U2 R2 B2
5. 14.27 L2 U' B2 U' B2 R2 D B2 D' R2 D L' D2 B F' U R' U2 L2 B2




PB ao12: 15.16

1. 14.94 F R' B2 D U2 B2 D F2 U' R2 B2 U' R2 B' R F' L2 R2 U' R2 F2
2. 16.89 L2 B2 D' F2 D2 F2 L2 F2 U' B2 U2 F D2 F L' R' B' D' F' U
3. 14.51 U R' L2 F L2 F' L2 R2 D2 B2 R2 B' U R' D U F2 R' U' R2
4. 14.33 B2 D B D2 R' B L' B D F2 R2 L2 F' D2 B' R2 B' D2 B R2
5. 14.42 L R2 F L2 D2 B' R2 B2 D2 B' R2 F' R B D' L' F' D B2 R2
6. (13.48) L' D' F D B2 R2 U' R' L2 U2 D2 F U2 B' U2 R2 U2 R2 B2
7. 14.27 L2 U' B2 U' B2 R2 D B2 D' R2 D L' D2 B F' U R' U2 L2 B2
8. 18.42 D L2 F2 D' F2 U' R2 U B2 U2 B D' L' F' L U' L2 B' L2 D2
9. (22.15) R2 B2 D2 R2 B2 L' B2 F2 D2 R F2 R' F D R' B U2 B2 F2
10. 13.64 D2 F2 R D2 L' U2 B2 L' U2 R2 U2 F U L' U2 L' F U L2 F' R2
11. 14.06 U F' U2 F D2 U2 F2 R2 F' R2 F U2 D L' R' F D2 R2 D2 U2
12. 16.12 B R' D' R U' F D R' U L' F2 R2 F' U2 R2 U2 L2 U2 B2 U2 F'
 

bulkocuber

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I'm practicing one handed recently (started yesterday) and got some PBs I'm too lazy to share. OH is very relaxing (because I'm slow), unless I get a PLL like V perm that I don't remember because of muscle memory.
I really need to learn some alternative PLLs/fingertricks, I still do MU algs with M2 = R2 r2 😂.

I decided to learn full OLL. I already know the T shapes, oriented edges, one P shape, one dot case.
 

bulkocuber

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PB ao5: sub-14 yay
Ao5: 13.99

1. 14.52 F B2 L2 R' B2 L' F2 R' D2 R U R D2 B U' B2 D F
2. 14.41 L U F2 R2 B2 R2 D2 F2 D F2 U' R B' U B' F2 U' B' F' D'
3. (12.47) U R2 B2 R B2 D2 R' B2 R2 D2 R2 D' R2 B D R' F' L2 F'
4. (14.95) L2 F R U R2 F2 U2 R' U D2 F U2 F' L2 F2 R2 F R2 U2 D2
5. 13.03 U' R2 D B2 U' B2 U' B2 L2 D2 L2 B' L2 U L R' F L R' U' F'



And ao12 PB : sub-15, 14.74

1. 13.56 D' U' L2 F2 U2 L2 U' F2 U2 F2 L2 R' F D L B R2 B' R2 D
2. 15.87 D F R2 U' B2 D2 F2 R2 U F2 R2 U2 B2 R B U' R' D B2 U2 F2
3. 14.23 D' F2 L2 D' B2 U F2 U2 R2 D2 F' L2 R2 F' R B' U' F2 D B'
4. 14.52 F B2 L2 R' B2 L' F2 R' D2 R U R D2 B U' B2 D F
5. 14.41 L U F2 R2 B2 R2 D2 F2 D F2 U' R B' U B' F2 U' B' F' D'
6. (12.47) U R2 B2 R B2 D2 R' B2 R2 D2 R2 D' R2 B D R' F' L2 F'
7. 14.95 L2 F R U R2 F2 U2 R' U D2 F U2 F' L2 F2 R2 F R2 U2 D2
8. 13.03 U' R2 D B2 U' B2 U' B2 L2 D2 L2 B' L2 U L R' F L R' U' F'
9. 15.87 B' D2 B2 R2 L2 U L' U F2 B2 L2 U' R2 B2 U' R2 D' R
10. 16.43 R' F' D2 L F2 R D2 B2 L U2 F2 R B2 U' R' D2 U2 F L2 F
11. (20.11) D' R D2 B R' L U F' U2 D2 R2 F2 L2 B L2 F D2 F' R
12. 14.56 U' L' F' L F R' U2 D L' U2 B2 D' R2 F2 U2 L2 B2 D B2 D' L2


And these were the first solves of the session, with cold hands.
 

bulkocuber

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At the moment my right pinkie and ring finger are KO (kinda like Brian sun, but right hand). I almost never use them, but I feel pain when I cube ☹️. That's an opportunity to get better at OH.

In the last few days I drilled some PLLs, to see which one I can sub-1.
Aa perm: 0.922 9.x TPS
Ab perm: 0.965 9.x TPS
E perm: 1.130 14.x TPS
F perm: 1.378 13.x TPS
(These are my best times, not averages)
Yeah I did just the first 4 PLLs, because I feel like drilling algs at that speed can be bad for the cube. The ultimate goal is sub-1 all PLLs.
I haven't timed all my PLLs yet, but I think I can already sub-1 these: Aa, Ab, H, Ja, Jb, Rb, T, Ua, Ub.
 

BotheCuber

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At the moment my right pinkie and ring finger are KO (kinda like Brian sun, but right hand). I almost never use them, but I feel pain when I cube ☹️. That's an opportunity to get better at OH.

In the last few days I drilled some PLLs, to see which one I can sub-1.
Aa perm: 0.922 9.x TPS
Ab perm: 0.965 9.x TPS
E perm: 1.130 14.x TPS
F perm: 1.378 13.x TPS
(These are my best times, not averages)
Yeah I did just the first 4 PLLs, because I feel like drilling algs at that speed can be bad for the cube. The ultimate goal is sub-1 all PLLs.
I haven't timed all my PLLs yet, but I think I can already sub-1 these: Aa, Ab, H, Ja, Jb, Rb, T, Ua, Ub.
It will not be bad for the cube
 

bulkocuber

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My fingers are recovering, and I did some solves (nothing special).
I'm slowly learning full OLL, slowly because I always forget to do it.

Oh, and I don't like OH anymore
 

bulkocuber

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I just got this solve : 10.46 (PB3), 57 moves, that might be my highest TPS solve.
(There's z2 before ther scramble because I didn't put white at the top before scrambling)

z2 F' R2 D2 B2 D2 B D2 B L2 D B L' D' U' L D2 B' L R'


F' R' F U' F' L F D // Xcross
U F' U' F U' R U R' // 2nd pair
L U L' U' L U2 L' // 3rd pair
y' R U2 R' U R U' R' // 4th pair
U f R U R' U' f' // OLL
U2 R' U' F' R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R' U' R U R' U R U2 // PLL


57STM / 10.46sec =5.45TPS


[view at CubeDB.net]( https://cubedb.net/?puzzle=3&title=...U-_R_U_R-_U_R_U2______//_PLL&crosscolor=white )


EDIT: this was part of my PB mo3: 13.21
Time list: 10.46, 13.53, 15.65
 
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