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Ageorge99801

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Hello,

My name is Alex, I am 30 years old, an underground miner and am from Juneau, Alaska. I started learning the 3x3 as a small child, and would solve one face at a time and saw this has a huge accomplishment. It wasn't until I was in high school that I finally figured the thing out. A whole 13 years of bad decisions (dropping out of college, drugs, alcoholism) later that I picked it up again. Ended up buying a 3x3, 4x4, and a 5x5 from Amazon and decided to learn how to solve with the help of internet tutorials this time. Fast forward two years, and I'm sitting underground waiting to load a round when our lube technician came to fuel up the powder truck. He started randomly talking about speed cubing, and his personal best without knowing that I really knew anything about cubing. I was excited, and needed that in my life. That night after our shift, we showed off our most well rehearsed algorithms and tricks in the lunch room, I got to try my first magnetic cube, and here I am! Personal best for a 3x3 using cfop is 19.80, 2x2 is 1.9, and 4x4 and up is just embarrassing. As far as fewest moves goes, my personal best is 19 (Thanks to all of the notes i took as a teenager, analyzing and learning how to improve my own solves).

Thank you for having me here, and thank you for reading.
 
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Hello,

My name is Alex, I am 30 years old, an underground miner and am from Juneau, Alaska. I started learning the 3x3 as a small child, and would solve one face at a time and saw this has a huge accomplishment. It wasn't until I was in high school that I finally figured the thing out. A whole 13 years of bad decisions (dropping out of college, drugs, alcoholism) later that I picked it up again. Ended up buying a 3x3, 4x4, and a 5x5 from Amazon and decided to learn how to solve with the help of internet tutorials this time. Fast forward two years, and I'm sitting underground waiting to load a round when our lube technician came to fuel up the powder truck. He started randomly talking about speed cubing, and his personal best without knowing that I really knew anything about cubing. I was excited, and needed that in my life. That night after our shift, we showed off our most well rehearsed algorithms and tricks in the lunch room, I got to try my first magnetic cube, and here I am! Personal best for a 3x3 using cfop is 19.80, 2x2 is 1.9, and 4x4 and up is just embarrassing. As far as fewest moves goes, my personal best is 19 (Thanks to all of the notes i took as a teenager, analyzing and learning how to improve my own solves).

Thank you for having me here, and thank you for reading.
Welcome to the forum! quite an interesting story you have :D
 

Lilas ma

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Joined
Sep 4, 2020
Messages
55
Location
Turkey
Hello,

My name is Alex, I am 30 years old, an underground miner and am from Juneau, Alaska. I started learning the 3x3 as a small child, and would solve one face at a time and saw this has a huge accomplishment. It wasn't until I was in high school that I finally figured the thing out. A whole 13 years of bad decisions (dropping out of college, drugs, alcoholism) later that I picked it up again. Ended up buying a 3x3, 4x4, and a 5x5 from Amazon and decided to learn how to solve with the help of internet tutorials this time. Fast forward two years, and I'm sitting underground waiting to load a round when our lube technician came to fuel up the powder truck. He started randomly talking about speed cubing, and his personal best without knowing that I really knew anything about cubing. I was excited, and needed that in my life. That night after our shift, we showed off our most well rehearsed algorithms and tricks in the lunch room, I got to try my first magnetic cube, and here I am! Personal best for a 3x3 using cfop is 19.80, 2x2 is 1.9, and 4x4 and up is just embarrassing. As far as fewest
moves goes, my personal best is 19 (Thanks to all of the notes i took as a teenager, analyzing and learning how to improve my own solves).

Thank you for having me here, and thank you for reading.
hi that was a good story :)

I started my cubing story this year he hehehe
 

Ageorge99801

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I started my cubing story this year he hehehe
I'm always impressed with people who take the time to learn how to solve! Great job!

I don't ever expect to achieve world record times myself, but wish all of the best to everybody who does make that their goal. There is so much talent out there, and everyone has something interesting or new to offer; and there is always something to learn from. I look forward to seeing you achieve your cubing goals, and to learn what you have to offer the cubing community.

U wanna know the story :D
Absolutely!
 

Lilas ma

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Location
Turkey
:):D
I'm always impressed with people who take the time to learn how to solve! Great job!

I don't ever expect to achieve world record times myself, but wish all of the best to everybody who does make that their goal. There is so much talent out there, and everyone has something interesting or new to offer; and there is always something to learn from. I look forward to seeing you achieve your cubing goals, and to learn what you have to offer the cubing community.
Absolutely!
Does that means no ?
 

Lilas ma

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Turkey
I am musaa from Turkey I bought my first cube in 2018 and always solved it in 4 mins with the bigenners method but i practiced hard and solved it in 30 sec after a year , my parents and all my family and friends and even teachers They encouraged me by saying YOU CAN DO IT . YOU CAN BE LIKE FELIKS AND BETTER then that made me interested in learning cfop and I learned it and I practiced hard at it and now I am sub 15
That's my story hope u like it btw I'm 12 now

I know how to solve pyraminx and megaminx and 2by2 and 3by3 and 4by4 and some non wca puzzles
 

Ageorge99801

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I am musaa from Turkey I bought my first cube in 2018 and always solved it in 4 mins with the bigenners method but i practiced hard and solved it in 30 sec after a year , my parents and all my family and friends and even teachers They encouraged me by saying YOU CAN DO IT . YOU CAN BE LIKE FELIKS AND BETTER then that made me interested in learning cfop and I learned it and I practiced hard at it and now I am sub 15
That's my story hope u like it btw I'm 12 now
That is really great! I'm sure you'll do very well!
 

Ageorge99801

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I know how to solve pyraminx and megaminx and 2by2 and 3by3 and 4by4 and some non wca puzzles
Pyraminx and Megaminx are super fun. I'm not very good with the Megaminx, i always have trouble on the last layer. I can get it, but I always get confused. Takes like 30 minutes for me to do :/
 

Ageorge99801

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Maybe the corner i
s flipped
I think I just need to quit being lazy about it and practice the Megaminx more. I tend to neglect the Megaminx and my 6x6, so it takes me a long time to get them when I do actually pick them up.

But for now, it's 2am and time for bed. Good to meet you and thank you for sharing!
 

Lilas ma

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Turkey
I think I just need to quit being lazy about it and practice the Megaminx more. I tend to neglect the Megaminx and my 6x6, so it takes me a long time to get them when I do actually pick them up.

But for now, it's 2am and time for bed. Good to meet you and thank you for sharing!
Its 1:02 pm in my country.
Nice to meet you too !
 
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