# CatSharked's Progression Thread | Racing to Sub-25 3x3 and Sub-5 2x2

#### CatSharked

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For OLL, just learn the sexy-move-based algorithms, at least to start. You should already know a sune/anti-sune that is relatively fast from 3x3. The Pi, U, and T cases are extremely easy. The H perm is only 5 moves. The L perm is the only arguably difficult one, and you should be able to learn that in a day.
For PBL, the adjacent u and diagonal u cases are just T and Y perms. diag/diag case is 3 simple moves and recognition is very easy. The other two are pretty easy to memorize if you just look at the moves you make rather than the notation. The adj/diag is R U' R then F2, then reverse the first 3 with R' U R'.
You already know 4 algs from 3x3, you can learn the olls in a few days, and the plls in a couple days.
This seems really confusing, but thanks for the advice

#### CatSharked

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My grind to learn ortega has officially begun! I currently know 3/12 algorithms.

#### CatSharked

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PB 2x2 mo3

Generated By csTimer on 2023-01-11
mean of 3: 9.80

Time List:
1. 7.86 R U' R U F2 U R U2 F'
2. 11.41 R F2 R F U2 R2 F U F' R'
3. 10.12 F' U F2 R2 F2 R U2 R F'

#### Running for cube

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A mean of 3? For 2x2?

#### CatSharked

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Just learned H perm (4/12 2x2 Ortega Algorithms)
2x2 PB ao5

Generated By csTimer on 2023-01-11
avg of 5: 9.16

Time List:
1. (7.86) R U' R U F2 U R U2 F'
2. (11.41) R F2 R F U2 R2 F U F' R'
3. 10.12 F' U F2 R2 F2 R U2 R F'
4. 9.37 U R2 F R2 U' R2 F' U' R'
5. 8.00 F2 U' R' U F2 U R' U F2

#### lucazdoescubingstuff

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Starting a progression thread because why not. My goals are simple:
Sub-30 3x3
Sub-10 2x2
Sub-5 Pyraminx
Learn 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, Megaminx, Skewb, and Square-1

My current means:
2x2 - 25.54
3x3 - 36.57
Pyraminx - 19.14
and assuming you know Beginner CFOP, try learning a few Full PLL algs like F Perm or Jb Perm to make your times faster.

#### tom0989123

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Starting a progression thread because why not. My goals are simple:
Sub-30 3x3
Sub-10 2x2
Sub-5 Pyraminx
Learn 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, Megaminx, Skewb, and Square-1

My current means:
2x2 - 25.54
3x3 - 36.57
Pyraminx - 19.14
to me Square-1 is really hard.

#### lucazdoescubingstuff

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My latest goal is to get sub-2 OH. Current average is 3:50.99 because of how hard it is to control a cube one-handed.
i actually watched j perm's vid about basic OH and i got a sub 2 after 2 ao5s, so watch it if you havent

#### CatSharked

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and assuming you know Beginner CFOP, try learning a few Full PLL algs like F Perm or Jb Perm to make your times faster.
All I know is Intuitive F2L and some Look Ahead, I haven't learned PLL yet but I will
i actually watched j perm's vid about basic OH and i got a sub 2 after 2 ao5s, so watch it if you havent
I recommend having really good finger tricks.
This is all good advice, thank you.

#### Cubinginatree

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to me Square-1 is really hard.
Look up on youtube Cube Master square 1 tutorial

#### lucazdoescubingstuff

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All I know is Intuitive F2L and some Look Ahead, I haven't learned PLL yet but I will

This is all good advice, thank you.
you mean you dont know 2-look?

#### lucazdoescubingstuff

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I don't think so. I use Layer By Layer method for everything except F2L
okay then. but learn them. j perm has a good tutorial

#### CatSharked

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Learned T perm (5/12 2x2 Ortega Algorithms)
More than halfway through 2x2 OLL

#### lucazdoescubingstuff

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Learned T perm (5/12 2x2 Ortega Algorithms)
More than halfway through 2x2 OLL
the t perm in ortega is the same as in 3x3, so now you know 1 pll alg

#### CatSharked

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the t perm in ortega is the same as in 3x3, so now you know 1 pll alg
Great! What about U perm, L perm and H perm? That would make 4 PLL algs