• Welcome to the Speedsolving.com, home of the web's largest puzzle community!
    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest which gives you limited access to join discussions and access our other features.

    Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community of 40,000+ people from around the world today!

    If you are already a member, simply login to hide this message and begin participating in the community!

Goals Thread

alexiscubing

Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2019
Messages
627
WCA
2018HIRS04
YouTube
Visit Channel
goals for all events (officially)
2x2 dont care
3x3 sub 13
4x4 sub 50
5x5 sub 2:10
6x6 learn it
OH sub 25
pyra sub 3.5
skewb sub 5.5
mega sub 1:50
clock dont care

tomorrow i have a comp with 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, mega, skewb, oh so hopefully i do well
deadline: after aus nats
 

GenTheThief

Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2016
Messages
1,960
Location
Illinois, USA
WCA
2016GEEN01
YouTube
Visit Channel
My semester is almost over but I want to set a goal.

Fix the ZBLL cases on which I'm shaky, then:
Get my T recog under 1.5 (currently at 1.6-1.7)
Drill my U and Pi algs sub 2
Drill my U and Pi recog+algs sub 4.5

Finish the two sets of H, using two angles of Baum Harris instead of my crappy block system.

I have 11 days
 

alexiscubing

Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2019
Messages
627
WCA
2018HIRS04
YouTube
Visit Channel
goals for all events (officially)
2x2 dont care
3x3 sub 13
4x4 sub 50
5x5 sub 2:10
6x6 learn it
OH sub 25
pyra sub 3.5
skewb sub 5.5
mega sub 1:50
clock dont care

tomorrow i have a comp with 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, mega, skewb, oh so hopefully i do well
deadline: after aus nats
OK
after quarantine (well most of it)
2x2 still don't care
3x3 13.2 (very close)
4x4 52
5x5 1:55-2:00!!!
6x6 still dont have one
OH 28 maybe 26-28 idk
pyra 4 idk
skewb got worse 6 lol
mega about 1:46 yay
clock no one cares
 

GenTheThief

Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2016
Messages
1,960
Location
Illinois, USA
WCA
2016GEEN01
YouTube
Visit Channel
My main goal for January is to be consistent:

My goals are not contingent on benchmark solve times, but rather quantity of solves. As long as I'm getting the solves in, the times will drop.

3x3:
Getting sub 10 in 3x3 would be a pretty neat thing to happen. Now that I don't have to deal with learning new algs, I can spend all of my time just practicing. (1) 100 solves a day, 500 a week, 2k across the month, I think with enough focus would actually be able to get me a sub 10 ao100.

OH:
Staying sub 15 and getting to sub-14 isn't going to be too hard either (as long as I'm doing consistent solves). Since most of my focus will be on 3x3 for January, sticking with only (2) 50 solves a day, 250 a week, 1k across the month, that should put be in a good place. I'm not sure if it will be enough to get to sub 14, but it will certainly make some headway.

ZBLL:
Full ZBLL contains a lot of algs. For many of the cases, I have only learned them and my execution/recognition is pretty terrible. Doing 3k solves will definitely help, but (3) I also want to drill at least one full OCLL set a day (72 algs).

I've been learning it for a long time and didn't necessarily make the best decisions when choosing some of my earlier algs and new algs have come out in the meantime so there are going to be better options than when I was learning the best algs in 2016. (4) I need to go through other sheets and check for better algs at least one COLL set a day.
 

GenTheThief

Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2016
Messages
1,960
Location
Illinois, USA
WCA
2016GEEN01
YouTube
Visit Channel
My main goal for January is to be consistent:

My goals are not contingent on benchmark solve times, but rather quantity of solves. As long as I'm getting the solves in, the times will drop.

3x3:
Getting sub 10 in 3x3 would be a pretty neat thing to happen. Now that I don't have to deal with learning new algs, I can spend all of my time just practicing. (1) 100 solves a day, 500 a week, 2k across the month, I think with enough focus would actually be able to get me a sub 10 ao100. [Revised to 1.5k solves]

(1) 1500 solves, mid 11. Nowhere near sub ao100, but I think if I cut out all the times that I messed up ZBLL and tanked the average, then it would probably be midish 10. My F2L is feeling a lot better, although, as noted, my ZBLL hasn't improved much.
I got a PB single and mo3 though, so that was cool at least.



OH:
Staying sub 15 and getting to sub-14 isn't going to be too hard either (as long as I'm doing consistent solves). Since most of my focus will be on 3x3 for January, sticking with only (2) 50 solves a day, 250 a week, 1k across the month, that should put be in a good place. I'm not sure if it will be enough to get to sub 14, but it will certainly make some headway. [Revised to 500 solves]

(2) 500 solves, low 15. I'm still feeling really fast, and as with 3x3, if I can cut out those mistakes and major recognition pauses, then this would definitely be mid 14. I got a PB single, mo3, and a sub 10 on camera. I wasn't in a position to record any big averages, but I really want to do one of those soon too.


ZBLL:
Full ZBLL contains a lot of algs. For many of the cases, I have only learned them and my execution/recognition is pretty terrible. Doing 3k solves will definitely help, but (3) I also want to drill at least one full OCLL set a day (72 algs).

(3) lmao nope. I might have done this twice. Definitely something that I want to do more of in February.


I've been learning it for a long time and didn't necessarily make the best decisions when choosing some of my earlier algs and new algs have come out in the meantime so there are going to be better options than when I was learning the best algs in 2016. (4) I need to go through other sheets and check for better algs at least one COLL set a day.

(4) Someone showed me a new vperm and I tried it out, but haven't switched to it yet. I definitely need to start working on this as well, but it is a much lower priority than anything else really.
I was definitely overambitious with how motivated I thought I would be regarding wanting to do anything after getting home, but I'm pretty satisfied with how it ended up. About 2/3 in I realized that I definitely wasn't going to be making my original goals, so I revised them down 500 each and was able to meet those.
I think working towards a state where I can be in a little more control of my time and get things done right after I get home could be a really good goal. For February however, solves are going to be important, but I want to put a slightly lesser emphasis on them and instead get to work on ZBLL.

3x3:
Getting sub 10 is going to require a lot of work, but other things need to come first. (1) 50 3 times a week, 500 solves across the month. If I can properly clean up my ZBLL, this should mean sub11, but as always the main thing is to get the work in.

OH:
This is getting more fun again. Optimize my cube, either switch to one of my new ones, or see which exact lube combination and speed fits me best. I might buy a magnetic kit (or just plain magnets) and put them in my mf3rs2 to make it even better. (2) 50 solves a day, 250 solves a week, 1k solves across the month.

ZBLL:
The former issue still stands, but I think if I tried to make myself do to much. (3) Drill each set (8 OCLLs including PLL) 2-3 times across the month, and then isolate the bad ones and (4) review those until I can get the bad ones sub 6.
 

ProStar

Member
Joined
Oct 27, 2019
Messages
4,764
Location
An uncolonized sector of the planet Mars
WCA
2020MAHO01
Sub-30 with full OLL and Full PLL

Practice F2L, learning new algs won't really help much at your speed. I'm currently averaging 17 with 2-look OLL, and I got sub-20 with 4 Look Last Layer. I'd recommend waiting to learn Full OLL until you're averaging about 25. Focus on your F2L efficiency and speed
 
D

Deleted member 55877

Guest
My goals for the spring:
- Sub 10.5 globally on 3x3
- Sub 2.8 globally on 2x2
- Sub 1:05 globally on megaminx
- Sub 15 globally on square-1

Those are the only events I really care about
 

GenTheThief

Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2016
Messages
1,960
Location
Illinois, USA
WCA
2016GEEN01
YouTube
Visit Channel
I was definitely overambitious with how motivated I thought I would be regarding wanting to do anything after getting home, but I'm pretty satisfied with how it ended up. About 2/3 in I realized that I definitely wasn't going to be making my original goals, so I revised them down 500 each and was able to meet those.
I think working towards a state where I can be in a little more control of my time and get things done right after I get home could be a really good goal. For February however, solves are going to be important, but I want to put a slightly lesser emphasis on them and instead get to work on ZBLL.

3x3:
Getting sub 10 is going to require a lot of work, but other things need to come first. (1) 50 3 times a week, 500 solves across the month. If I can properly clean up my ZBLL, this should mean sub11, but as always the main thing is to get the work in.

(1) 1755 Solves across the month. Quite satisfied with that, although I don't think I was able to catch an ao100 under 11.00 seconds, although I got very close a couple times. ZBLL is much cleaner, but there are still a few that get me 14s, which is at least better than getting a 30.

OH:
This is getting more fun again. Optimize my cube, either switch to one of my new ones, or see which exact lube combination and speed fits me best. I might buy a magnetic kit (or just plain magnets) and put them in my mf3rs2 to make it even better. (2) 50 solves a day, 250 solves a week, 1k solves across the month.

(2) 477 solves across the month. Not too worried about it. The sessions that I did mostly started out very low 14 but then tended to jump back up to 15.0 territory. Ironically, I got an RS3M2020 with extra magnets and I like it for 2H more than I do for OH, so no change in main so far. I think the main thing that I want is something naturally slow, but not sluggish. I'm content with my mf3rs2 as is, so I'm not too worried.

ZBLL:
The former issue still stands, but I think if I tried to make myself do to much. (3) Drill each set (8 OCLLs including PLL) 2-3 times across the month, and then isolate the bad ones and (4) review those until I can get the bad ones sub 6.

(3) I suppose I drilled them 2 times across the month, but that can hardly be counted as focused practice as I did it more for the spectacle. However, it was somewhat effective. Overall average time was ~5.6 seconds which is satisfactory.

(4) I've identified the bad ones from those sets, but I didn't drill them individually to sub 6.
Wow how many times am I going to make the same goals for the next month. Solves are happening and algs are solidifying, steadily if not quickly. I didn't make OH goals, but I'm okay with that. One thing I realized is that I do like making videos, so I'm going to take account the time that it takes in this month's goals.
Race to sub 10 is still going on as far as I know, so 3x3 is still my main focus. However, solves are happening but aren't doing a whole lot. This month I want to get laser focused on different aspects of my 3x3 solving (and OH ig)

3x3: Do Papa's drill at least 25 times a day (125/week, 500/month).
Do at least 2k solves (500/week, variable daily. 50 at least, 200 if feeling good)
Specific 3x3 things said:
EOline: Drill execution to sub 1.5 and practice planning first pair.
XEOLine/EOLine+1: Drill execution to sub 3 and practice looking ahead through the entire thing.
F2L: I think the main thing here is going to be not rushing. Slow down a bit so that I can take advantage of easy/keyhole cases for things like twisted corners. I'm reconstructing solves and there are a lot times where I miss some really blatant 3-4 move pairs. Inspecting through first pair and then looking ahead with second should help a lot.
ZBLL: Same thing as last month. Break it down into something a little bit more manageable: 1 OCLL set at a time, recap the whole thing (should take no more than 10 minutes). Note the outliers on my zbll sheet and drill them later. Goal is mean total under 4.5 seconds, which shouldn't be too hard if I can get the 10+s down, since a majority of algs are sub/low 3 already.

OH: yk do solves ig
cause i'm still fast but i want to be undeniably sub15 again
1k/month sounds good - 50/day and 250/week

Videos: I think 4 videos would be a good amount. 3 can be simple solving/typing ones, but I do want to get a video out with some effort/planning behind it.
 

porkyp10

Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2020
Messages
42
Location
My house
YouTube
Visit Channel
Now that I've switched from CFOP to ZZ, I now have new goals for probably the rest of the year.
-Reduce my EOCross moves to 8-9 moves
-Average sub-15 on ZZ
-Average ZZ with similar or better times than my CFOP (I'm currently faster with CFOP)
-Learn a good chunk of ZBLL
 

GenTheThief

Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2016
Messages
1,960
Location
Illinois, USA
WCA
2016GEEN01
YouTube
Visit Channel
Wow how many times am I going to make the same goals for the next month. Solves are happening and algs are solidifying, steadily if not quickly. I didn't make OH goals, but I'm okay with that. One thing I realized is that I do like making videos, so I'm going to take account the time that it takes in this month's goals.
Race to sub 10 is still going on as far as I know, so 3x3 is still my main focus. However, solves are happening but aren't doing a whole lot. This month I want to get laser focused on different aspects of my 3x3 solving (and OH ig)

3x3: Do Papa's drill at least 25 times a day (125/week, 500/month).
Do at least 2k solves (500/week, variable daily. 50 at least, 200 if feeling good)

lmao 460 solves, no drills
part of the reason that I didn't do a whole lot of solving was because I finally figured out how to consistently inspect first pair. the only thing was that it required me to know each move of my eoline solution which i often don't even plan, and then trace the corner and the edge individually through each move. I knew that if I was going to be doing solves, i should be tracing first pair, so instead of not inspecting, I just didn't do any solves. that way I technically wasn't not inspecting first pair


EOline: Drill execution to sub 1.5 and practice planning first pair.
XEOLine/EOLine+1: Drill execution to sub 3 and practice looking ahead through the entire thing.
F2L: I think the main thing here is going to be not rushing. Slow down a bit so that I can take advantage of easy/keyhole cases for things like twisted corners. I'm reconstructing solves and there are a lot times where I miss some really blatant 3-4 move pairs. Inspecting through first pair and then looking ahead with second should help a lot.
ZBLL: Same thing as last month. Break it down into something a little bit more manageable: 1 OCLL set at a time, recap the whole thing (should take no more than 10 minutes). Note the outliers on my zbll sheet and drill them later. Goal is mean total under 4.5 seconds, which shouldn't be too hard if I can get the 10+s down, since a majority of algs are sub/low 3 already.

I did a run through of all of my ocll sets except for s/as

OH: yk do solves ig
cause i'm still fast but i want to be undeniably sub15 again
1k/month sounds good - 50/day and 250/week

oops only 100 solves. mostly the same reason as 3x3
I was doing a lot of reconstructions, so that took time, but I'm planning on making a video about that eventually, so it's not time wasted


Videos: I think 4 videos would be a good amount. 3 can be simple solving/typing ones, but I do want to get a video out with some effort/planning behind it.

whoo hoo
2 session videos, 4 clips, 1 tutorial. I'm content with that.
so i didn't do much cubing this month
and thats okay

April's 3x3/OH goals are going to be the same:

3x3: Do Papa's drill at least 25 times a day (125/week, 500/month).
Do at least 2k solves (500/week, variable daily. 50 at least, 200 if feeling good)

OH: yk do solves ig idrc too much
cause i'm still fast but i want to be undeniably sub15 again
1k/month sounds good - 50/day and 250/week

Megaminx:
I quit megaminx for ZBLL, but now that I've finished ZBLL, I need to get back into mega. (400 solves, 100/week, 20/day)
Also relearn some of my PLLs if I can get around to it

Videos:
Recon video x3
Unboxing (hopefully this week)
Sub 15 ao50/25 OH
Sub 11 ao50/25 3x3
Minesweeper
Typing handcam
 

virginia

Member
Joined
Jul 9, 2016
Messages
56
Location
Here
Goals for April:
Learn the rest of OLL (currently know 27)
3x3- FINALLY average sub 20 (currently 21 seconds)
Learn megaminx 4lll algs
start to learn oh
Start to learn blind
learn skewb lol
sub 15 pyra global avg
sub 15 global average clock
 
Top