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Clock and Other Things (Progression Thread)

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Right now I’m focusing on a few events: Clock, Pyraminx, Skewb, 3x3, and 4x4 (Megaminx and 2x2 more on the side). I’ve always been really into non-NxN’s, so I tend to practice those a lot more. However, I’d like to start working more on 3x3 and 4x4.

For 3x3, I average around 21-22 seconds. My best single is 11.72 and my best average is 15.80. Right now I’m looking to be sub-20 consistently.

Clock is by far one of my favorite events. I love practicing, and I think it’s so fun! My best single and average are 3.73 and 5.14, respectively. My aim is for as fast as I can get!

In Pyraminx, I tend to average around 3.9-4.7. My goal would be around 3-4 consistently. For Skewb, I’m about 6-7, aiming for around 5.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated! I just got back into cubing a few months ago after taking years off. Trying to familiarize myself with everything again!
 
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How are you so good at clock? Clock has become one of my top 5 events, and I would like to improve. So, any tips would help. Thanks.
Hey! For clock, I’ve just been practicing a ton. You need to get used to how much a dial turns for accuracy, so keeping that in mind is a good start. For example, I practiced identifying what 2 or 3 clicks away from a certain position would look and feel like. Also, learn to use thumbs if you haven’t. It feels really weird at first but you slowly get used to it!
 
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Right now I’m focusing on a few events: Clock, Pyraminx, Skewb, 3x3, and 4x4 (Megaminx and 2x2 more on the side). I’ve always been really into non-NxN’s, so I tend to practice those a lot more. However, I’d like to start working more on 3x3 and 4x4. All of these times are from when I’d started practicing again.

For 3x3, I average around 22-23 seconds. My best single is 18.00 and my best average is 21.21. Right now I’m looking to be sub-20 consistently.

Clock is by far one of my favorite events. I love practicing it and I think it’s so fun! I got my best single and average today, 5.78 and 7.49 respectively. My aim is for as fast as I can get!

In Pyraminx, I tend to average around 4-6. My goal would be around 3-4 consistently. For Skewb, I’m about 6-7, aiming for around 5.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated! I just got back into cubing a few months ago after taking years off. Trying to familiarize myself with everything again!
Just hit Clock PB! 5.66 single and 7.26 average. Also got a 3x3 20.83 Average; Sub-20 hopefully next
 
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You're like only a bit slower than world class people, dude! You'll be at top 200 in the world for both single and average! Do you use the QiYi magnectic clock?

I don't even have a clock yet lol
Thank you so much! I’m really hoping to get sub-5 in the near future, but it takes a ton of solves to work down, haha.

I do use the Qiyi! In my opinion it’s the best on the market by FAR. It’s a bit pricier, but totally worth it. If you’re interested in working on clock I 100% recommend it. Some DNM does the trick real well for me.
 

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Thank you so much! I’m really hoping to get sub-5 in the near future, but it takes a ton of solves to work down, haha.

I do use the Qiyi! In my opinion it’s the best on the market by FAR. It’s a bit pricier, but totally worth it. If you’re interested in working on clock I 100% recommend it. Some DNM does the trick real well for me.
I'm curious, how do you add lube into clock?
 

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Right now I’m focusing on a few events: Clock, Pyraminx, Skewb, 3x3, and 4x4 (Megaminx and 2x2 more on the side). I’ve always been really into non-NxN’s, so I tend to practice those a lot more. However, I’d like to start working more on 3x3 and 4x4. All of these times are from when I’d started practicing again.

For 3x3, I average around 22-23 seconds. My best single is 15.47 and my best average is 20.83. Right now I’m looking to be sub-20 consistently.

Clock is by far one of my favorite events. I love practicing it and I think it’s so fun! I got my best single and average today, 5.53 and 6.82 respectively. My aim is for as fast as I can get!

In Pyraminx, I tend to average around 4-6. My goal would be around 3-4 consistently. For Skewb, I’m about 6-7, aiming for around 5.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated! I just got back into cubing a few months ago after taking years off. Trying to familiarize myself with everything again!
Good luck with practicing this list of diverse events.

I am not good in either of these events so I cannot help. If you plan to start out with blindsolving, I am happy to help.
 
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Good luck with practicing this list of diverse events.

I am not good in either of these events so I cannot help. If you plan to start out with blindsolving, I am happy to help.
I’ve actually never considered blind solving! That could be really neat to learn sometime though. Blind clock could be a great start. Should be a WCA event, in fact.
 
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