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Garf's progression thread --- Speedrunning Seterra Geoguesser --- NxN+megaminx and squan grind

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Last night I had a nightmare where Anthony was a motivational speaker on Skype/Zoom and took his job way too seriously. He was also very very bad at his job and incredibly aggressive. It was a weird nightmare, to say the least.
 

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Generated By csTimer on 2022-11-23
solves/total: 10/10

single
best: 2:29.39
worst: 2:52.20

mean of 3
current: 2:38.06 (σ = 12.35)
best: 2:35.31 (σ = 7.64)

avg of 5
current: 2:37.81 (σ = 5.72)
best: 2:37.40 (σ = 5.07)

Average: 2:38.71 (σ = 3.75)
Mean: 2:39.13

Time List:
1. 2:38.66 U' Dw Rw' D2 F2 3Fw2 3Rw Lw2 L2 Rw' U2 Fw 3Uw B2 L2 R 3Rw' B2 Lw Bw2 U2 Dw2 D' Fw2 3Fw2 3Rw D2 3Uw Fw2 3Fw2 U Rw2 Lw2 U2 L2 Uw2 Lw2 U Dw2 B' Fw' Uw2 U 3Fw2 D R2 3Uw' B2 Rw L2 F' L2 Rw2 3Rw2 B' Dw2 B' D Fw2 Rw2 Fw Rw R F R2 D' U' L' U2 Dw Rw2 D' 3Uw Lw L 3Fw 3Rw Bw2 Fw' 3Rw
2. 2:40.48 Uw 3Uw2 3Rw2 D' 3Uw' Bw2 L Rw2 Dw2 U' L2 3Uw D' L U' Bw2 Lw' R Dw2 D 3Rw U' 3Uw' 3Rw' Uw2 3Fw2 R2 3Uw2 R2 Bw Rw2 U2 3Uw2 Bw Rw2 F' 3Rw2 Uw' F' Fw' R2 Fw Dw' 3Uw2 Rw L2 R2 3Fw' Uw' R2 Fw2 U' F' U' 3Fw2 F' L Uw2 Dw D2 3Uw 3Fw Bw' F' Lw2 B2 Dw' Bw2 3Uw B' Bw2 F2 3Rw Bw' R2 Uw' 3Rw Rw2 Lw U2
3. 2:35.32 L2 3Uw2 L2 Lw' Fw Lw Dw 3Rw Fw' Rw U' B' F' 3Fw' U' F' U2 Dw2 Uw2 L B Lw 3Uw' 3Rw2 U2 L Uw Bw Rw2 Fw2 Lw Bw' Uw Dw' B2 Dw Lw' 3Rw' B Rw' Bw2 U 3Rw2 Bw' U2 Bw' Rw2 U Dw2 Uw R Rw 3Rw2 Fw' Uw2 R2 Lw' Dw2 Bw' U F' D Dw2 Fw' Uw Rw R' 3Fw' U2 3Uw' D' Bw 3Fw R' F2 Fw2 L Rw2 3Fw' Uw
4. 2:39.09 Rw R 3Uw Uw2 Bw F B Fw' Uw' R2 3Rw2 Uw2 3Uw2 Fw2 Lw Dw' R Bw' Fw 3Uw2 Uw F' 3Uw F D F' 3Fw2 3Rw' U L2 3Fw' 3Uw2 3Rw2 Lw Uw2 Lw2 3Rw' Bw 3Fw2 U 3Uw2 R' U' Lw2 3Uw D Rw Lw' U' Lw2 D U F2 Lw B2 F2 L' Fw Uw' R2 Dw2 D' Uw2 B Fw Bw D2 3Uw' B' F' U' Bw2 Dw2 3Uw' 3Rw Bw2 L' F2 3Uw' Fw
5. 2:42.70 3Rw' Lw' 3Uw2 Dw' R 3Uw 3Fw' Rw' 3Fw F2 R 3Rw Fw' Rw 3Fw' 3Uw 3Rw F' R Bw' U' 3Rw D' 3Uw2 L R F2 R U' F' B2 D 3Uw U' B 3Uw2 Rw2 3Uw2 3Rw' Rw' Dw' 3Rw Rw2 B' L2 D2 3Rw2 U D 3Rw' Fw D2 Fw 3Fw2 Dw B2 Uw2 3Rw Lw2 Dw U Lw' B' U' Rw Uw2 B' L2 D' R2 Uw' F' 3Fw2 B2 Dw2 F2 D2 Rw' Uw Rw2
6. 2:36.89 B' L2 U' 3Fw R' Fw' B' L' 3Uw Dw 3Rw' Bw' D L2 B 3Fw' Rw2 3Uw' D B2 Uw2 3Fw 3Rw Uw' Dw L2 Uw2 R2 Uw' U' 3Uw 3Fw' U2 Uw' 3Uw R Fw L Lw2 Rw2 D' 3Rw2 3Uw2 3Fw L2 B2 Lw Bw' 3Uw2 Lw' B2 Fw Lw' 3Uw Bw Rw' 3Rw2 Dw Rw Dw2 Lw' U 3Rw' 3Fw B' D' Lw 3Uw Lw2 Uw2 Dw L' D B 3Uw Fw2 B 3Uw F2 R2
7. 2:43.93 F 3Rw2 R2 U D2 Rw D 3Rw B2 Bw Fw 3Uw Lw' Dw F R 3Fw2 Lw2 B' D Uw' R 3Rw' 3Uw2 Bw B Dw2 3Rw2 Lw' D2 Lw 3Fw Lw' D' 3Rw Rw U Fw' Lw B R' 3Uw' 3Rw' D' B2 3Fw2 3Rw2 B' R U' Lw2 3Uw 3Rw' B U' Lw' U' B2 D' 3Fw Bw Uw2 Bw' F Lw Bw' F 3Uw R2 B' 3Fw2 Uw' Dw' L D2 R' Bw2 D Uw Fw2
8. 2:29.39 L' Fw 3Uw2 3Fw' R 3Uw2 Dw' Rw R F' L R2 3Rw Dw 3Rw' D' U B D2 3Rw 3Uw' U2 3Fw R' L2 D' 3Uw' Dw' 3Fw Uw Dw2 B U 3Uw' Uw2 F' Bw' Lw2 R2 D L2 F U' 3Fw2 U R Rw2 D 3Uw Fw2 Dw Fw D2 Dw2 B' Dw2 3Uw2 3Rw' Rw2 3Fw' Uw' 3Rw Rw' 3Uw Bw' 3Rw2 D R 3Rw' Rw 3Fw' Lw2 Dw Rw' Dw 3Uw B 3Uw Lw F
9. 2:32.60 L2 Uw2 Dw2 L2 F' D' U' Bw2 R' 3Rw' Rw' L 3Fw 3Rw2 Rw' B Dw' Uw2 Lw2 3Fw2 3Uw' R D' 3Uw' Rw2 Uw2 Rw L 3Fw2 B' 3Rw F2 Uw2 L Bw R Bw' L R2 F Fw Bw Uw Dw' L 3Uw Uw' R 3Fw' Fw 3Rw' U' Uw2 Rw2 F Dw U2 Bw' D' Rw 3Uw' Dw2 3Fw' Fw 3Rw Fw2 3Rw2 L2 Dw' Lw 3Rw' Bw' Fw' Lw Bw D' Lw D2 Fw' Dw'
10. 2:52.20 Uw 3Rw2 D' Fw' Bw' 3Fw' B' U' 3Rw2 3Uw2 Fw Rw' 3Uw2 Fw2 Bw D2 Rw' Fw2 Uw 3Rw Uw' 3Uw B Lw2 D' Bw' Uw2 Dw L' Dw Bw U2 L' Bw2 U2 D2 3Fw' F' Lw Fw' 3Rw F' L' 3Uw R' Uw2 Bw' Uw' F Uw2 R' L2 B' Dw2 3Rw2 Dw' B 3Uw L2 Dw Uw2 U' Rw2 Lw' 3Rw2 Fw2 Dw' B' 3Rw2 Fw' Bw' 3Fw' Uw' 3Fw R Bw2 B2 Uw' Lw' F'
Generated By csTimer on 2022-11-23
solves/total: 10/10

single
best: 3:38.68
worst: 4:32.30

mean of 3
current: 3:56.49 (σ = 1.42)
best: 3:49.42 (σ = 8.61)

avg of 5
current: 3:54.38 (σ = 2.85)
best: 3:47.96 (σ = 6.91)

Average: 3:56.56 (σ = 10.51)
Mean: 3:58.35

Time List:
1. 4:32.30 Dw2 R 3Rw' D2 Uw2 Rw Lw U2 3Bw 3Uw Rw B Bw2 3Fw 3Dw' Bw' D Fw2 Bw2 3Lw2 Rw Dw' 3Dw' Uw' 3Lw F 3Lw' F B' 3Lw' 3Fw' B2 L 3Uw' 3Rw F2 3Bw2 B Bw D2 Dw2 3Dw B Bw2 Rw2 D2 Bw U Uw 3Dw 3Uw' F' B2 R' F' Lw' Bw R 3Dw 3Fw' Dw L2 3Dw' 3Fw 3Bw L Dw' Fw2 Bw 3Lw' Uw2 Bw' 3Fw' Fw2 3Bw' F Dw 3Uw2 Rw2 Fw2 3Lw Uw 3Uw' Bw' L Uw Fw' 3Uw2 U2 3Lw U2 Rw' 3Bw' R' U' 3Rw2 L 3Bw2 B2 3Rw2
2. 4:17.12 Bw L2 Bw Fw2 D' 3Bw 3Uw Uw' Lw' 3Uw' Fw2 3Uw2 Rw' Bw' Dw Lw' U' 3Bw2 L F2 3Rw2 Dw D Bw 3Fw Lw Bw Dw' L' 3Dw 3Fw' Lw2 3Rw' 3Bw 3Fw' D B' Dw' 3Bw2 3Uw2 B2 Uw 3Bw' Bw2 3Uw2 3Lw 3Uw Uw Bw D2 3Lw 3Rw Bw2 B' 3Dw2 3Rw' Dw Rw2 Uw 3Fw 3Lw Lw 3Uw D Lw' 3Bw R2 B2 3Uw Rw' L R2 Dw' Lw2 R' 3Lw' Uw2 B2 Uw R' Rw' 3Rw 3Uw R' 3Bw' Fw L Bw' F2 Rw2 Bw2 Lw' D2 3Rw U2 3Fw2 3Bw' Rw' B2 L2
3. 3:38.68 3Bw L2 Dw2 Fw2 B' U Rw 3Uw' U' R' F2 L' 3Fw Dw 3Bw2 F Rw' 3Dw Rw2 Dw2 3Uw2 D Fw2 3Bw2 3Uw2 B Dw' U2 Lw2 F' Fw' Dw' 3Fw2 3Uw2 3Lw2 3Fw2 Bw' Fw 3Uw2 D 3Dw R 3Uw2 Uw 3Dw' B' Uw Dw' F2 3Lw2 F' L F2 Dw' 3Bw Bw2 Fw2 Lw' Dw 3Rw2 R' L2 Bw2 3Dw2 R2 Lw2 Dw' Uw' F2 U Dw 3Bw2 Lw2 Bw 3Rw Bw' Dw2 3Fw' Uw2 3Lw' B' Uw D Lw' 3Rw U2 D Uw2 Dw 3Bw2 3Fw R2 3Uw' 3Dw 3Rw2 3Uw Fw 3Bw Uw' Lw'
4. 3:52.56 Uw2 3Lw' 3Rw U2 3Bw 3Uw2 D2 Bw2 R2 3Dw 3Fw2 R2 F U' Rw2 3Fw' Uw' 3Bw2 F2 R2 3Bw U2 Fw 3Fw' 3Rw' L Fw2 3Bw' Lw' F' R' 3Fw Bw' 3Uw' 3Bw' Fw R2 D2 F' 3Rw 3Bw2 D 3Dw 3Bw 3Lw' Rw L' F D2 Uw2 Dw Rw' 3Dw 3Bw2 Bw 3Fw 3Uw' Dw' Rw' 3Bw2 Fw 3Fw2 Uw' B' 3Dw2 D2 3Fw Uw 3Rw Rw U2 D' 3Rw2 Rw2 3Dw' 3Fw' U' F 3Uw' 3Dw2 F2 U2 B2 F2 Fw2 U2 Bw' B D2 F U 3Dw' 3Lw F Lw2 3Uw2 F2 Bw2 3Uw Uw'
5. 4:01.99 Fw L2 3Rw' 3Bw' R2 Rw Uw' Bw2 B2 Lw' F2 Dw F Bw2 B U Lw' 3Lw2 L Bw' U' 3Fw' Lw' L 3Bw2 Fw' 3Lw2 L2 3Rw' Rw 3Dw2 R Fw2 Rw' 3Bw' B Dw' L 3Bw2 3Rw' B' 3Dw2 3Lw F2 3Rw2 3Bw' 3Lw' F2 Uw' 3Lw 3Uw 3Fw2 Fw U 3Rw Lw' 3Fw Dw2 Bw2 3Lw2 3Dw' 3Rw2 3Lw' Fw' D R' Rw 3Rw Fw' R' B 3Lw' Fw F 3Dw R2 Fw' Dw2 F' Rw U2 Lw 3Fw Uw2 3Bw' R 3Lw2 3Uw R2 U Fw' B R2 Bw Rw F2 Dw2 R2 L2 3Lw
6. 3:40.02 U2 Uw2 Rw2 U Dw2 Rw 3Bw' F2 Uw' L 3Lw2 F' Dw' Rw2 Dw F' Lw2 3Fw F 3Rw Rw' U B U Dw Uw 3Dw' R2 U2 3Lw 3Dw2 Rw 3Rw F Rw2 L2 R2 B L Lw2 Dw 3Uw' Lw' 3Bw2 Uw 3Rw 3Dw' 3Fw 3Lw2 3Dw2 B' 3Rw U2 B 3Fw' 3Lw2 F' B' Fw2 3Uw2 3Rw 3Uw L 3Lw' R' B2 3Fw L2 3Bw' U2 3Lw2 L D B 3Dw L2 D2 Bw2 Uw F2 3Rw2 F U Uw2 D' 3Rw Fw' Rw' 3Lw2 B' Bw2 3Lw2 Lw2 U' Dw2 F2 3Fw' 3Uw' F2 U
7. 3:51.31 3Lw' B 3Lw2 Uw 3Uw' L' D Uw L' Bw2 D' Lw 3Lw' 3Fw2 Dw' F2 D2 Uw' 3Fw' 3Dw' U2 3Bw L' F' 3Fw B2 R' Bw2 Dw R' U' Uw' 3Bw' 3Rw2 L2 Dw2 U Bw2 U' 3Uw2 Uw2 D2 L Rw2 3Uw2 Bw' L' B2 3Lw2 Rw R2 3Uw' Rw' 3Bw D Bw2 R' 3Lw 3Rw' Rw' Dw2 3Dw L2 D2 F2 U' 3Uw2 F Lw2 R2 Rw U2 3Rw' Rw Fw 3Uw2 3Bw Dw' Rw2 3Lw2 U' F' Bw' Rw2 U' Uw2 3Lw' Rw2 3Dw L2 Dw' 3Rw' U 3Dw2 B' 3Fw R2 Fw2 3Lw' D
8. 3:56.93 3Dw' L U 3Lw L' R2 Dw2 L' Fw R2 D Dw' F B2 3Bw2 Rw2 Fw' 3Dw2 3Uw2 B' 3Uw F 3Rw' L2 R Fw2 Rw' 3Bw' Bw' L' Rw 3Uw U2 B2 D 3Rw Dw2 Fw B Rw' Lw2 D2 F' Lw2 3Bw' Dw 3Uw2 3Bw' U2 Rw2 3Uw2 L2 U Fw2 Bw2 3Lw 3Rw' L' Lw' Dw Rw2 F2 Dw' 3Uw2 3Bw2 3Fw' 3Lw2 Uw2 3Uw U2 3Lw Fw2 L2 Bw2 Lw' Fw2 Dw2 Uw 3Bw2 U2 R' U Dw' 3Rw2 Lw2 L2 3Bw R2 Lw 3Uw' 3Dw' B 3Rw' L2 B' U2 L2 3Dw2 R2 L'
9. 3:57.64 Dw B2 L' Fw 3Dw2 3Fw2 3Bw' Rw U2 Fw U2 3Rw 3Dw2 3Lw2 R2 U2 Fw D2 Rw2 B Uw2 Bw2 Rw F' 3Bw' 3Dw Dw' 3Bw' D' L' R2 3Uw U' 3Dw' 3Lw D' 3Fw Lw2 3Lw2 R L2 3Dw2 Fw' Dw' D 3Lw' Dw2 3Rw2 3Bw 3Dw' L' U L2 3Uw2 3Lw Uw 3Lw Uw 3Rw' Uw 3Dw2 L Fw Dw' Rw2 D' Fw Uw2 Bw 3Dw' 3Uw' Dw2 Bw' Fw' 3Bw' 3Uw R2 D' L Fw' Dw' Rw 3Bw 3Dw Uw' Rw' R2 U' Dw2 3Uw2 3Lw2 B2 R2 Bw F2 D' Rw U Rw' Dw
10. 3:54.91 3Rw2 D R2 Fw' R2 3Lw L2 Rw2 3Rw2 3Dw' 3Lw2 3Bw' 3Uw2 R2 Bw2 U2 Dw D' R2 3Fw2 L' D F2 3Uw' R' 3Bw Dw' 3Dw2 3Bw' U2 3Rw2 3Bw U 3Uw2 F' Uw 3Uw2 R2 Lw 3Fw' D2 Bw' Fw' B D2 R' U2 3Bw' Uw2 L Uw D R D2 U Bw2 F2 Fw2 B' 3Fw2 U L' Rw2 B' Uw L' Dw2 Uw 3Fw2 Fw' Bw' D' R2 Dw' B2 F' Uw' F Lw Rw R' L' 3Rw' D 3Fw2 Lw L 3Bw B' Rw2 D' L 3Rw2 B' D' F R2 U' Uw2 B'
My goal is to get 50 solves in each session by next week.
 

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I am going to be watching a lot of Kevin Hayes' Tuesday Tips videos. So for you guys, I am going to be writing down things for you guys to read and make use for. I already started with expert 5x5 centers, and plan on doing a lot more with this.
 

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I've been trying to improve my lookahead in big cubes (5/6/7). I average sub 1:20/2:30/3:40 on the events, and I use the plain reduction method. Yau and Hoya don't really work for me, as I have trouble keeping layers together, and prefer the freedom redux gives me. What should I be looking for when looking ahead at big cube edges in general?
 

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I've been trying to improve my lookahead in big cubes (5/6/7). I average sub 1:20/2:30/3:40 on the events, and I use the plain reduction method. Yau and Hoya don't really work for me, as I have trouble keeping layers together, and prefer the freedom redux gives me. What should I be looking for when looking ahead at big cube edges in general?
6x6 update: I just learned a good way to be solving the 6x6 last four edges, and I'm just wondering how I didn't figure it out before.
Essentially, if you have all the inner edges paired together, you just do 5x5 edges. If you have two edges done, you have to do some cycles to solve those two edges, and then do whatever for the last 2. Probably when doing the two paired edges you want to make the l2e the most optimal they can be.
For one edge, you set up a 3-cycle with the inner edges, and you get 5x5 edges again.
When you have no edges set up to be 5x5 edges, you can either have:
1. Two slice-flip-slice cases similar to 4x4, in which can set up to be 5x5 edges.
2. A 4-cycle of edges, in which you can solve one inner edge, then do a smart 3-cycle to solve the other three inners to get 5x5 edges.
You end up setting up l4e to be 5x5 edges, which will make the solution much faster.
 
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