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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fully planning your cross every solve, down to the last move, is definitely crucial in looking ahead to first pair, good to see you're working on that. Also congrats on sub-15!

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

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

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'

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