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Grinding for Sub-1:30 5x5 // Road to NR // Timona

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Hello everyone who sees this thread. The name's Guy, AceTheGuy. I'm Nigerian and I've been cubing on and off for around 4 years since 2018. I did the basics, learnt beginners method and got good with it. I should have made this thread a lot sooner but I ignored it.

Currently, my main method is CFOP and I currently average around 16 secs and my PB time is 10.56. The NR record for my country is around 8 secs and I would like to hold the record in my country; I'm so close yet so far.

I've been watching J-Perm Vids on how to be sub-15, so I guess ill start from there. I know full OLL and PLL, I still have to learn the right fingertricks so i can be faster at those. I think ill also learn some more advanced algorithms when I average sub-15, I'm stopping myself from learning them now so I can learn full F2L for all slots.

Wish me luck!
 
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Hello everyone who sees this thread. The name's Guy, AceTheGuy. I'm a Nigerian speedcuber, I've been cubing for around 4 years now. I should have made this thread a lot sooner but I ignored it.

My main method is CFOP and I currently average around 16 secs and my PB time is 10.56. The NR record for my country is around 8 secs and I would like to hold the record in my country; I'm so close yet so far.

I've been watching J-Perm Vids on how to be sub-15, so I guess ill start from there. I know full OLL and PLL, I still have to learn the right fingertricks so i can be faster at those. I think ill also learn some more advanced algorithms when I average sub-15, I'm stopping myself from learning them now so I can learn full F2L for all slots.

Wish me luck!
Good luck!
 

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He's a breakdown of an 11.86 solve I got today

Scramble F' U L2 U2 F2 R2 B' L2 D2 B2 D2 B' U' L2 R' B' R' F' U'

xCross
y' U2 R' U2 F2 U2 (White Cross, Blue/Red pair solved)

1st pair
z2 U' L U L'(BL Pair)

2nd Pair
U R U R' U R U' R' (FR Pair)

3rd Pair
U' L' U2 L U' L' U L (FL Pair)

OLL
f R U R' U' f'

PLL
E perm, Started the E Perm at 10 secs

AUF U'
 

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Some things I should point out
-My main cube is the Qiyi Warrior S (yeah, it's old, i know)
-Generally, my solving breakdown is 3 secs cross, 10 secs F2L and 4 secs LL
-I already learnt some advanced algs like VLS and Winter Variation when I first averaged sub-20, so sometimes I use them in my solves but I've decided I shouldn't learn more

My main problem is that right now, I don't know what area I should focus on to improve.
 

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Ao12

Generated By csTimer on 2022-01-26
avg of 12: 16.38

Time List:
1. 15.18 D F R' U B R2 F U B2 D2 L2 B' U2 D2 B' U2 R2 D2 F U'
2. (21.69[F2L just sucked]) L' F B R' F U2 R U' F2 U2 L' D2 R2 U2 F2 R2 L U2 F2 U
3. 16.58 F' U' B2 U2 D2 B' R B2 R2 B2 U D2 B2 U' B2 D' F'
4. 16.18 B' L' D B2 L2 U' F2 U' B2 L2 U' R2 U B2 L F U2 B D B R
5. 14.65 D2 R' L2 D' L2 F2 U B2 U' F2 D2 B2 D U' F D2 L B R2 D' U2
6. 18.13 D B L2 B' L2 F L2 B' R2 B U2 R2 L D2 L2 D' U2 R' F'
7. 17.74 L2 B2 D' U' F2 D' B2 L2 U L2 B D L F' L R B D L' R
8. 15.46 F2 U2 F2 R F2 R' B2 D2 L B2 U2 L2 U' B U F' L2 R' B U' L'
9. (12.51) F2 U2 B D R' D F' B2 U2 F2 B2 D' R2 F2 D' B2 U2 D' F D
10. 18.42 F2 R2 F2 D R2 B2 U2 L2 F2 R2 F2 B' D2 L' U' R F' R' D L B'
11. 15.24 D' F2 U R U F2 L' B' R2 L2 B U2 R2 F' L2 F R2 B' D' R'
12. 16.20 B U' D' F' L' U2 F2 L F' R' L2 F2 R2 U' L2 D F2 B2 D2 R2 L2
 
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Daily Ao12

Generated By csTimer on 2022-01-26
avg of 12: 16.38

Time List:
1. 15.18 D F R' U B R2 F U B2 D2 L2 B' U2 D2 B' U2 R2 D2 F U'
2. (21.69[F2L just sucked]) L' F B R' F U2 R U' F2 U2 L' D2 R2 U2 F2 R2 L U2 F2 U
3. 16.58 F' U' B2 U2 D2 B' R B2 R2 B2 U D2 B2 U' B2 D' F'
4. 16.18 B' L' D B2 L2 U' F2 U' B2 L2 U' R2 U B2 L F U2 B D B R
5. 14.65 D2 R' L2 D' L2 F2 U B2 U' F2 D2 B2 D U' F D2 L B R2 D' U2
6. 18.13 D B L2 B' L2 F L2 B' R2 B U2 R2 L D2 L2 D' U2 R' F'
7. 17.74 L2 B2 D' U' F2 D' B2 L2 U L2 B D L F' L R B D L' R
8. 15.46 F2 U2 F2 R F2 R' B2 D2 L B2 U2 L2 U' B U F' L2 R' B U' L'
9. (12.51) F2 U2 B D R' D F' B2 U2 F2 B2 D' R2 F2 D' B2 U2 D' F D
10. 18.42 F2 R2 F2 D R2 B2 U2 L2 F2 R2 F2 B' D2 L' U' R F' R' D L B'
11. 15.24 D' F2 U R U F2 L' B' R2 L2 B U2 R2 F' L2 F R2 B' D' R'
12. 16.20 B U' D' F' L' U2 F2 L F' R' L2 F2 R2 U' L2 D F2 B2 D2 R2 L2
Solid average
 

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He's a breakdown of an 11.86 solve I got today

Scramble F' U L2 U2 F2 R2 B' L2 D2 B2 D2 B' U' L2 R' B' R' F' U'

xCross
y' U2 R' U2 F2 U2 (White Cross, Blue/Red pair solved)

1st pair
z2 U' L U L'(BL Pair)

2nd Pair
U R U R' U R U' R' (FR Pair)

3rd Pair
U' L' U2 L U' L' U L (FL Pair)

OLL
f R U R' U' f'

PLL
E perm, Started the E Perm at 10 secs

AUF U'
Do you always do cross on top?
If yes, try doing it on bottom: this saves you a rotation and a pause, and helps look ahead
 

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I thought I couldn't update this thread because my laptop got bad, so i thought i couldnt use CSTimer, then I remembered CSTimer wasn't an app, it was a website. anyway, I couldn't do the Ao12 yesterday, here's today's one

Daily Ao12
Generated By csTimer on 2022-01-28
avg of 12: 16.61

Time List:
1. 15.30 L' R2 B2 D F2 U L2 F2 D U2 F' L' D R' B2 F' L' B2 R
2. 18.94 D2 R2 F2 U' B2 F2 D L2 B2 R B2 U L D' B' D' B2 D F2
3. 14.77 B R2 D' L2 R2 D2 B2 D R2 F2 L2 B' D F U2 R' D L' B' R
4. 17.07 D2 L2 R2 B2 R2 D2 U2 B L2 F L2 U L F R2 D B' L2 F2 R'
5. 15.54 R' B U' L2 F2 U' F2 U2 L2 R2 D' L2 D' L2 R' U' B' L D R2 F
6. 15.90 L B L2 B' R F L' U B D U2 F R2 F2 B' D2 B' D2 L2 B U2
7. 15.43 D2 B' D2 R2 B' F2 L2 F2 D2 U2 R2 L B' D' L2 D2 L' F L2 R2
8. (22.16[****ed up F2L]) F D F L U2 F' L' B' R' B2 L2 U' B2 L2 U B2 U2 L2 U' B2 L2
9. 20.74[I gotta work on F2L...] F2 L2 B L2 D2 F2 D2 B L2 R2 D F U2 L2 F' L B' D' B2
10. 15.73 B2 D2 B2 R U2 R' U2 L' F2 U2 D L D R D2 U F D F'
11. (12.07[Holy ****]) F' B2 D L2 U' F2 L2 D' U2 R2 F2 B U2 B U L R' U' F' L
12. 16.72 U L' F2 L2 D' L2 D' R2 B2 R2 U2 F2 D2 U' B' D' U F' L' D B2
 

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Here is today's Ao12

Generated By csTimer on 2022-01-29 (solving from 2022-01-29 22:17:34 to 2022-01-29 22:30:16)
avg of 12: 15.57

Time List:
1. 15.77 B L2 U R2 F2 R2 D F2 D2 B2 L2 U2 L B F' R F L2 R F2 @2022-01-29 22:17:34
2. 17.49[PLL recognition took way too long] F2 U' L2 U' F2 L2 D' U' R2 B2 F R B L' B2 D' F' U' R U2 R' @2022-01-29 22:18:10
3. (17.55) R F2 D2 L R U2 F2 L' F2 R' D L' B F2 L2 D' B' R2 B2 @2022-01-29 22:19:12
4. 17.10 L2 U2 D' L' D2 F' U' R B' R' U2 R2 F2 D2 R U2 L' F2 L F2 L2 @2022-01-29 22:19:49
5. 14.47 F' U' R2 F D' L D' F' B2 L' B2 R2 D2 R2 U' L2 D F2 U F2 @2022-01-29 22:20:27
6. 15.05 R2 D2 F' L2 B2 D2 F R2 B D2 L D2 B2 D F' L' R2 U2 B @2022-01-29 22:22:39
7. 14.38 F2 D2 U R2 B2 U' R2 F2 U' B2 L2 D2 B U' R' D' L2 B2 U' L' F2 @2022-01-29 22:23:21
8. 14.81 U R F2 U F2 R2 D' B2 L2 U L2 D' L2 F2 R' D L F U' L R' @2022-01-29 22:23:53
9. (13.36) R2 B2 D F2 D2 L2 B2 F2 D B2 D2 L' B' R2 F2 U B' F' D' R2 @2022-01-29 22:28:28
10. 15.05 D2 R F2 L' B2 R' B2 R2 B2 R B2 R2 D' R2 B F2 D U' L' B' @2022-01-29 22:29:04
11. 15.04 L' F R' L' B R' D R2 B' R2 B2 D2 R B2 L' D2 B2 R2 F2 R @2022-01-29 22:29:42
12. 16.52 R U' F R U2 F' D R U B2 D2 L' B2 L D2 L' B2 D2 L' U2 L2 @2022-01-29 22:30:16
 

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I've been working on rotationless F2L, I don't think I'm even close to half yet. I watched Brian Sun's F2L guides, and I learnt a lot, haven't fully mastered all of them though. I have also been working on solving slower so ican see the cube properly and focus.
Today's average was sub-15, maybe if I keep it up I can officially say that I'm sub-15
 

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I'm think I'm finally sub-15, I'll do some more Ao12s to test that
Heres today Ao12

Generated By csTimer on 2022-01-30 (solving from 2022-01-30 19:22:28 to 2022-01-30 19:36:42)
avg of 12: 14.89

Time List:
1. 14.10 B U2 B' L2 B D2 F2 D2 B U2 R' U L F R' B2 L2 U2 F2 D' @2022-01-30 19:22:28
2. 15.62[****ed up the T-perm] F2 L2 F2 D R2 U2 L2 U' B2 D R2 U F' D L B2 L2 B2 R B' R2 @2022-01-30 19:23:06
3. (11.91[Cross solution...]) R2 D' L2 B2 D U2 F2 U' R2 U R2 U2 L D' R' U' F' R D B2 D2 @2022-01-30 19:26:46
4. 14.17[Cross solution...] B L' U' R B' U D' B2 D2 R F2 D2 R' D2 L' F2 B2 R' B2 F' @2022-01-30 19:28:07
5. (17.27) U F' L B U B L F B D2 R U2 R B2 R2 B2 L2 D2 R F2 L' @2022-01-30 19:28:56
6. 16.86[Did U3 before I did F-Perm] F B U' D F' U2 L D R B2 R F2 R' U2 L2 U2 B2 R2 F2 U' @2022-01-30 19:29:39
7. 12.54[Cross solution] L2 F B2 D2 F2 U' L2 U L2 B2 U F2 U2 R2 L' B D U' B R B @2022-01-30 19:31:24
8. 12.95[Cross solution] R U' B L2 B R2 B' R' F' U2 L2 F2 L2 D2 R2 U2 B' D2 F' D2 @2022-01-30 19:33:28
9. 16.59 U2 R D2 L F2 L B2 F2 D2 L U2 D L' F' D L U2 F2 L2 U' @2022-01-30 19:34:34
10. 14.52 F2 L D' L2 R2 U2 B2 F2 L2 F2 U' R2 U R B U L F' R' D2 L' @2022-01-30 19:35:18
11. 15.85 R' D R2 F R' U B U' L R2 D B2 D2 F2 B2 U B2 L2 B2 R2 @2022-01-30 19:35:52
12. 15.70[Cross solution] F2 R F B R' F D F' U' B2 L2 F2 U F2 U' D2 L2 F2 U @2022-01-30 19:36:42



I couldn't work on F2L last night cus I had church today, so I worked on the cross. I never bothered about cross because I knew the basics and I would always do it the same way, with the same time, 3 secs,so I decided to work on it today. In the solves, the ones where I bothered to plan out the cross I commented Cross Solution and I have to day the times are better than the solves she I winged the cross. I'll also try to work on that alongside F2L
 

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I did an average of cross to F2L and I can see where the problem lies

Generated By csTimer on 2022-01-31 (solving from 2022-01-31 00:38:35 to 2022-01-31 00:42:08)
avg of 5: 9.65

Time List:
1. 9.51 L2 B2 U2 B2 U2 R2 U2 F D2 R2 F' L D' F U L2 D2 F2 L F2 @2022-01-31 00:38:35
2. 9.33 R2 F' L' U2 F2 U2 B U' F L2 B2 L2 B R2 B' U2 R2 F2 D2 L2 @2022-01-31 00:39:18
3. 10.12 B' U B2 U2 B L' F U2 L2 D' F2 U L2 F2 B2 U F2 L2 R U' @2022-01-31 00:40:43
4. (8.91) L' D2 U2 B' D2 R2 F' R2 U2 F D2 B' D F D R2 B2 U' F2 @2022-01-31 00:41:17
5. (10.96) F' R2 F U' F D B2 R B' R2 F2 L2 B2 R2 U' F2 D2 B2 L2 D' @2022-01-31 00:42:08

My cross now takes at most 2 secs, so I really need to work on F2L. I don't know if im ready to start Cross +1 yet, I don't wanna blow my brain
 

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Just a quick Ao5 i did this afternoon


Generated By csTimer on 2022-01-31 (solving from 2022-01-31 17:13:17 to 2022-01-31 17:16:58)
avg of 5: 15.11

Time List:
1. 13.80 R U2 F' U R2 F2 R2 B2 D L2 U R2 F2 D' L' B' F2 R' B' L' U @2022-01-31 17:13:17
2. (17.16) L' B L2 F' D' L F' L2 U' R U2 D2 R2 U2 L' B2 R' D2 R2 U2 R @2022-01-31 17:13:59
3. (12.73) D L B2 L2 F2 R2 U' L2 D2 F2 U' R2 D L R' F' D2 U L R F' @2022-01-31 17:14:54
4. 15.58 R2 B2 D2 L2 U' B2 U' F2 U2 R2 U' L D2 U L' F' R U2 B' D' B' @2022-01-31 17:15:28
5. 15.96 L2 F2 U' L2 U' L2 D2 R2 B2 U' F R' D' L' U' L' B2 R F2 R' @2022-01-31 17:16:58


And another one...
Generated By csTimer on 2022-01-31 (solving from 2022-01-31 17:34:48 to 2022-01-31 17:38:49)
avg of 5: 14.14

Time List:
1. 13.42 L F2 L2 D2 R2 U B2 R2 U R2 B2 R U2 F2 U' L U2 B D' @2022-01-31 17:34:48
2. 14.39 F R' D' F2 B D' F B2 R F D2 B' U2 F B' L2 U2 L2 F' L2 @2022-01-31 17:35:58
3. (14.94) D' L D2 F2 D2 R' B2 R2 B2 F2 R2 F' R' U B' U L2 B2 U' @2022-01-31 17:37:27
4. 14.62 F' R2 F U2 F' R2 B U2 R2 U2 F' L B2 D F D2 U L' R' D' @2022-01-31 17:38:08
5. (13.23) L' B R D' L U B2 R' B' D2 L B2 L D2 L' F2 B2 R' D2 @2022-01-31 17:38:49
 
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PB Ao12!

Generated By csTimer on 2022-02-01
avg of 12: 14.64

Time List:
1. (11.14) L2 R2 D2 F2 U R2 U L2 F2 U2 F2 B' L B2 D' B2 U' B' D U'
2. 14.22 F L R2 F2 L2 U2 R2 D' F2 U2 R2 D' F2 B U F' L2 D L F R2
3. 16.75 L2 D2 B2 R2 D' F2 U2 R2 U' R2 U L' D2 B2 L2 R' B' R' B F D2
4. 14.65 L2 D2 F2 U2 F U2 R2 D2 F' U2 B' D' B' L2 F' L B2 D2 L2
5. 14.54 L' R2 B2 R2 D U2 F2 D' R2 D B2 L2 F2 L' D U2 R B L2 U' R'
6. 13.72 B' L2 U F2 L2 R2 D R2 U' F2 D2 B' U L F U2 R2 B U2
7. 14.28 B' R U2 D' F R' L' U' R U2 R2 F2 L2 U2 B2 D2 B' L2 F
8. 15.02 D2 L' U2 B2 D2 F2 R F2 L' D2 R F2 D R U2 R' F' L D F'
9. 13.52 B L2 F2 R' U2 L' B2 D2 U2 R2 D2 U2 B F L' F' D R' F' R'
10. 15.28 R2 L2 B D' L' U B2 R' U2 L2 B2 D F2 L2 B2 L2 B2
11. (17.43) U2 B' U' R2 D L2 U' L2 U' B2 F2 L2 B L' B2 R U2 B2 F' D
12. 14.42 F2 R2 U' R2 F2 L2 D2 B2 D2 F2 L2 U R' F2 U B R' D R F' R'

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I've been working on my F2L, I don't think I've made any significant progress though, ill still keep on working on that. Cross is no longer an issue for me since i worked on it.
My current splits should be Cross ~2 secs, F2L ~8 secs, LL ~4 secs
I still have a lot to work on

if anyone has any tips for me, they'll be greatly appreciated
 
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