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duckisepic's road to sub 20 progression thread | Already reached goal?

Can I be sub 20 in two months?

  • Yes

    Votes: 14 43.8%
  • No

    Votes: 1 3.1%
  • Depends on the dedication and skill

    Votes: 17 53.1%

  • Total voters
    32
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duckyisepic

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I saw lots of threads about their progression on a certain cube. I was really motivated and inspired to make my own. My goal is to become sub 20 in 2 months. Last month I was averaging about 21 seconds on the 3x3. A month later of dedication and practise, I'm averaging about 19 seconds. (ao100) But, 33% of my solves were over 20 seconds. So if I can't get fully sub 20 in two months, I would like my solves to be 70%-80% of sub 20 solves.
- Cross needs to be consistently under 2-3 seconds. I'm working on my cross to f2l transition.

- F2l should be under 10 seconds. I'm currently more focused on this stage. I'm learning some important algs only to improve efficiency.

- Oll should be under 3 seconds, I'm not too concerned about this stage since my lookahead is good.

- Pll should be under 3 seconds. I'm currently struggling on improving my times here because of my lockups and finger tricks. I know full pll so I'm practising on getting better at finger tricks.(Yes, I have learned good algs, but I'm considering switching to the M U u perms). But I feel like it's my cube, I still use a yj guanlong and mf3rs. But it doesn't matter.

In my free time, I'll practise being colour neutral on green. This isn't required, but it's a side goal. So it doesn't really matter if I can't solve on green.

Every day I'm going to be posting an ao5. At the end of the week, I'll be posting an ao12. Then, at the end of the month, I will post an ao100.
 

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Generated By csTimer on 2021-01-31
avg of 5: 20.28

Time List:
1. 19.97 R2 D2 F2 U2 B2 F2 L' U2 R' B2 D L2 D' B D2 L U' B2 D
2. 21.70 U' F B2 U' F2 D B2 D R2 U' B2 D' F2 U2 B D L' F L B U'
3. 19.17 F2 U' L' B D' F2 B' R2 U2 F2 D R2 D' B2 U' R2 B2 D2 F' R'
4. (22.00) L R2 U L2 D' R2 D L2 D B2 F2 R2 U' B' U R D U2 R B' F'
5. (16.40) D R' D' L U' F' U2 B2 D R D2 R2 F2 U2 F2 U2 R' B2 R2 F2

Not happy about the 21 and 22, but not too bad.
 

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Generated By csTimer on 2021-02-01
avg of 5: 17.67

Time List:
1. (13.13) L' R2 D2 L2 B2 L2 B2 D L2 U' B2 U B R2 F' U B' L F2 L D'
2. 18.74 L2 B L2 U L2 B D2 R' F2 U2 R2 F2 L B2 U2 B2 D2
3. 15.89 D B' F2 R' F2 U2 L B2 D2 L2 U2 L F2 R2 D L D U' F2 L' R
4. (21.92) B2 F2 U B2 D' R2 D2 B2 R2 D U' L2 B' R U B F L' R' B2 D2
5. 18.37 R' F L2 D2 F2 L2 B2 U B2 D2 F2 L2 D L' D' B' R F' R2 B2 U'

Woke up, and happy about the first three! :D Hopefully my solves are consistent throughout the day
 

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Generated By csTimer on 2021-02-02
avg of 5: 16.05

Time List:
1. (14.43) B2 U' D' R' F L' F' B2 D' L' F2 U2 D2 F2 R2 U2 L F2 L
2. 17.18 B2 D2 B' L2 U2 F L2 B2 F' D2 R2 F D L F' R U B2 D' U2 L
3. 15.23 R' F2 D' R2 L F U R' B D2 B U2 B' U2 L2 B R2 L2 B2 L2
4. (19.69) B2 D' U' L2 D' R2 B2 D' L2 R2 D' B' R' D2 F' L' D L2 U' F2 L'
5. 15.75 L2 B2 U2 L2 B2 L' F L2 F2 D2 F2 U2 D L2 D' B2 U' B'

Got an ao5 with all sub 20 solves!! Very happy about this :D
 

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Generated By csTimer on 2021-02-03
avg of 5: 17.67

Time List:
1. 16.65 D2 F2 L2 R2 D2 B2 L2 D' U2 F2 R' B L' F2 R F' D F2 L2 B2
2. 18.89 U L2 F2 L2 D B2 D B2 U R2 U' F' L2 D B R' D' F2 D2 F'
3. (14.44) L2 F2 R2 U R2 U' R2 D2 L2 D F2 L' U R2 B U R2 B U R'
4. 17.48 F2 R2 L' D2 F R' U' B L2 U2 L2 F' R2 F U2 B' U2 L2 F2 L'
5. (18.91) L2 U' B' U' L F B2 L2 F2 D2 L2 U L2 U' R2 L2 F2 U' F

Surprised that I'm very close to my goal!
 

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Having a 2-day break, the side of my index finger hurts due to the number of times when my finger rubs against the cube when solving/practising.
 

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Wow dude a 17 avg is something to be proud of- you started this (sub 20) thread a week ago and you got a 17 average with a sub 15 + counting 16 which is confidently sub 20 even if your global average isnt sub 20 you got a very strong Ao5 so good job!
 

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Wow dude a 17 avg is something to be proud of- you started this (sub 20) thread a week ago and you got a 17 average with a sub 15 + counting 16 which is confidently sub 20 even if your global average isnt sub 20 you got a very strong Ao5 so good job!
aha, thanks! I actually started this challenge last month and this month I wanted to show my progression. Yeah, my global average is sub 40 seconds cus it was two years ago. ty for the encourgement :D
 

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Generated By csTimer on 2021-02-08
avg of 5: 18.21

Time List:
1. (21.05) B2 D2 F2 R2 U2 L B2 D2 R B2 R2 D F' R' B' F' U' R' F2 D F2
2. 17.40 F' U' B2 L D2 F U2 L' B D' F2 R2 D R2 D2 B2 L2 F2 D F2 U2
3. 17.91 U R U F2 R2 U' B2 U2 R2 F2 L2 B2 D' F' U2 B U' B D F' R2
4. 19.31 R D2 F' R2 B D2 L2 B2 L2 U2 R2 F2 D' L B L U' B F' D R
5. (17.11) F' R2 U' R' B' D F R2 F2 U2 D' F2 B2 U' R2 B2 D B2 L' B'

Index finger is getting better. I'll also post another ao12 cus I forgot to do it yesterday.
 

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Generated By csTimer on 2021-02-08
avg of 12: 18.09

Time List:
1. 20.17 D2 B2 F2 L2 F2 U' R2 U' F2 L2 R2 U' L' U2 B R F' D2 U L' D
2. (13.63) U2 L2 D2 R2 U2 B' L2 B F2 L2 D2 F2 D' L' D2 F' R' B' U' R U (Got a PLL skip!)
3. 22.91 R L' U2 B2 D' F D B' U2 F' U2 F D2 R2 F' D2 L2 F' L
4. 17.67 L2 F2 R B2 R' U2 L' F2 R2 F2 R' D R2 U2 F2 L B' F L2 D L'
5. 17.95 F D2 R2 U' F2 D2 F2 R2 B2 R2 B' R D R' B2 L2 D' R U
6. 15.38 L2 F2 B L B2 D' B' U R2 B2 U2 R L D2 F2 L U2 B2 R B
7. 19.91 U' L' D2 B2 L B2 L2 D2 R' U2 L U2 B D L' F2 L' U B2 L2
8. 15.85 L' B2 R2 D L2 B2 L2 F2 U L2 R2 D R2 B' L' R F2 D' F D' F
9. 16.33 L' F2 L2 B L2 U2 B' L2 D2 B R2 F2 L' B2 D U' F D U
10. 14.27 U F2 U2 L2 F2 R2 B2 F2 U L2 U B R' U2 F2 D U' L U' B F'
11. (23.78) D2 F' B2 D2 R2 F2 R' U2 R' F2 R F2 R B' R B F U' R2 U2
12. 20.50 D F' D2 L2 D B2 R2 L F2 D2 F' U2 L2 F' L2 B' D2 B' R2 B2

Got 4 solves above 20 secs and 8 solves were below 20 seconds. Not bad
 

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Generated By csTimer on 2021-02-09
avg of 5: 18.57

Time List:
1. 18.68 F2 R' F U F R D B2 R F2 L U2 R F2 D2 L F2 B2 D2 F D2
2. (18.13) L2 B2 L2 U2 R U2 R' B2 F2 R' D2 F' R B2 R D F L' D U'
3. (19.88) U2 F R' D2 B2 D B R2 U2 B2 U R2 B2 U' L2 F2 D' F2 L2 F
4. 18.18 F2 U B2 D2 F' U2 L U' B2 D' B2 L2 F2 L2 D' R2 L2 F2 R
5. 18.84 U B' R D B' U' L F2 L2 D2 L2 U' B2 U B2 U2 L2 U L'

I been getting consistent solves under 20 seconds. Really happy about it!
 
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