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How did your averages change through experience?

What is your current 3x3 average?


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Lazy Einstein

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WCA
2014HOLB01
In Months
2: Sub-50 (Learned full OLL and PLL. Full CN)
4: Sub-30 (First comp. Did horrible, super nervous)
6: Sub-25 (Stayed here for a while because I was practicing all other WCA events and didn't 3x3x3 as hard)
7-10: Sub-15 single, sub-20
10-12: Basically sub-18. Sub-10 single (Two of them, one realllly lucky)
13-16: Sub-21 lol. Wouldn't call myself sub-20 yet. (Switched to ZZ and stopped using OLL/PLL and only use COLL/EPLL. Learning full ZBLL)

Random breaks in there for school but probably didn't really hinder me. If I ignore those breaks, I have been cubing for 16 months and two weeks.
 

Smiles

Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2012
Messages
575
YouTube
JPerm
PB Singles:

7.33 - 3/06/2015 - PLL skip, B' U2 F2 L2 R2 U2 B' R2 F D2 F' R U R' D2 F U L' D2 R' F'
- - - http://tinyurl.com/q4saq9f
7.37 - 5/12/2013 - PLL skip, L' B2 F2 U2 R F2 R B2 F2 L2 R' U R' B' F' L' F' R U B'
8.03 - 4/17/2013 - X-Cross, F' D' R2 D L F' D' B U' F U2 R2 B' R2 U2 B2 D2 R2 D2 F
8.47 - 4/11/2013 - Double X-Cross, R2 F2 U L2 U L2 F2 R2 B2 D2 B2 L' F' R B2 D' F2 U2 B' F R'
8.48 - 4/11/2013 - PLL skip, F2 D' U' R2 F2 U' L2 F2 U' R2 U' F' R' D F D' L' D' U' B2 L
8.58 - 4/11/2013 - PLL skip, R L U2 D R' L' U B L' F' L2 B R2 U2 R2 U2 F D2 L2 B'
8.72 - 2/07/2013 - OLL skip, F2 U2 L' F2 R' F2 U2 F2 U2 L' B L2 U' L U' L U2 B R
9.09 - 11/18/2012 - B2 F2 L2 F2 D B2 U B2 D2 L2 U' R' D2 L' F R D B2 R' F R U'
9.94 - 11/07/2012 - R' U' D B' D L' B R2 U R2 U2 L2 F' L2 U2 L2 B2 U2 F B2
9.99 - 9/09/2012 - X-Cross, F2 D2 B U2 R2 B U2 F2 U2 L2 F' L' B L2 B D2 B R U B F
10.36 - 8/26/2012 - X-Cross, D' F2 L2 D L2 U L2 B2 U' L2 U' B D R U' R D' B' F' D'
10.49 - 8/14/2012
10.51 - 8/14/2012 - PLL skip
11.95 - 7/04/2012
12.58 - 6/09/2012 - PLL skip
13.52 - 5/17/2012
15.48 - 5/15/2012
15.52 - 4/28/2012 - X-Cross, PLL skip
16.22 - 4/23/2012
17.35 - 3/28/2012 - PLL skip
19.43 - 3/24/2012 - 5/8 F2L skip (bad scramble)
21.32 - 3/21/2012
21.78 - 3/21/2012
21.88 - 3/17/2012 - PLL skip
24.46 - 3/15/2012
25.18 - 3/14/2012 - PLL skip
29.xx - 3/13/2012
30.xx - ~2009/2010


My PB averages of 100 start at 13.72 and go to 11.53, so I thought it'd be pointless to show those.
 
Joined
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Messages
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Location
Brooklyn, NY
WCA
2014ATTI01
1-3 learned CFOP and Petrus and failed miserably
4 learned Roux 1:00+
5-7- idk what happened, I didn't time for a long time and averaged like ~25
8- (December) approached sub-20 barrier and crossed it on Christmas break
10-11 (now) broke the sub-15 barrier and beyond!
 

ottozing

Platinum Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2011
Messages
3,208
Location
Canberra, Australia
WCA
2012MCNE01
YouTube
ottozing
I don't really remember what I was averaging before like Jan 2012 or so, so I'll start there. For reference, I first solved a cube March 2011.

Jan 2012: 15-16
July 2012: 12-13
Jan 2013: 10-11
July 2013: 9-10
Jan 2014: 9
July 2014: 8-9

Nowadays I'm at like mid 8
 

NooberCuber

Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2014
Messages
168
Not really sure what experiene I've had bu here's what I have so far

Month 1 (started to use fridrich) around. 1:00
Month 4 Sub 20
Month 8 Sub 15
Month 12 Sub 12
Month 15 (now) averaging high 10s
 

King Mike

Member
Joined
Mar 15, 2015
Messages
134
Location
United States
In Months
2: Sub-50 (Learned full OLL and PLL. Full CN)
4: Sub-30 (First comp. Did horrible, super nervous)
6: Sub-25 (Stayed here for a while because I was practicing all other WCA events and didn't 3x3x3 as hard)
7-10: Sub-15 single, sub-20
10-12: Basically sub-18. Sub-10 single (Two of them, one realllly lucky)
13-16: Sub-21 lol. Wouldn't call myself sub-20 yet. (Switched to ZZ and stopped using OLL/PLL and only use COLL/EPLL. Learning full ZBLL)

Random breaks in there for school but probably didn't really hinder me. If I ignore those breaks, I have been cubing for 16 months and two weeks.
I'm considering changing to ZZ...is it worth it? If so, can you give my any tips for EO LIne? I'm having trouble understanding it.
 

King Mike

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Messages
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Location
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I don't really remember what I was averaging before like Jan 2012 or so, so I'll start there. For reference, I first solved a cube March 2011.

Jan 2012: 15-16
July 2012: 12-13
Jan 2013: 10-11
July 2013: 9-10
Jan 2014: 9
July 2014: 8-9

Nowadays I'm at like mid 8
Mid 8! Nice!
Hahahaha I love that signature.
When I first came to the forums, I thought Berd was like magical cuz he has so many posts.
Then I actually read some of them.... :)
 

jms

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Joined
Jan 2, 2015
Messages
174
Mine is something like this:

Week 1: learned beginner method. around 5 minute solves.
Week 2: learned 4LLL. around 2 minute solves.
Week 3. PB 1:42
Week 4: Learned basic F2L: average: around 2 minutes
Week 5: PB 1:12 ao5: 1:30
Week 6: PB: 58s ao5: 1:15
Week 7: PB: 47s ao5: 58s
Week 8: PB: 42s ao5: 54s
Week 9: PB: 37s ao5: 48s
Week 10: PB: 32s ao5: 39s
Week 11: Learned Full PLL: ao5: 1 minute
Week 12: PB: 32s a05: 50s
Week 13: PB: 30s ao5: 40s
Week 14: Learning better F2L: ao5: 50s

At the moment I am doing mainly slow solves trying to familiarise myself with more efficient F2L methods (less rotations, inserting front and back, learning weird case algs etc.) so my times have got worse. Also I have started to forget some of the less common PLLs so need to drill those as well.

I always get slower when I learn a new technique though. so anticipate in a few weeks I should be breaking 30s PB and getting my ao5 below 35s.

Then it's time to learn full OLL.
 

lunchmaster

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Joined
Aug 2, 2013
Messages
29
Location
Indianapolis, IN
WCA
2013DELA01
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Lunchmaster21
First started cubing( Around 2010)- I don't even know, I just learned to solve
Speedcubing (August 2012) - Around 1:20 average
April 2013 (First comp)- Best average was a 16.29
August 2013- 15ish average at comps, 14 at home
August 2014- 14ish average at comps, 13 at home
March 2015- 12 or low 13 averages on a good day
 

King Mike

Member
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Messages
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Location
United States
At the moment I am doing mainly slow solves trying to familiarise myself with more efficient F2L methods (less rotations, inserting front and back, learning weird case algs etc.) so my times have got worse. Also I have started to forget some of the less common PLLs so need to drill those as well.

I always get slower when I learn a new technique though. so anticipate in a few weeks I should be breaking 30s PB and getting my ao5 below 35s.

Then it's time to learn full OLL.
Well I hope you become a F2L god in the future :)
Good luck!
 

King Mike

Member
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Messages
134
Location
United States
First started cubing( Around 2010)- I don't even know, I just learned to solve
Speedcubing (August 2012) - Around 1:20 average
April 2013 (First comp)- Best average was a 16.29
August 2013- 15ish average at comps, 14 at home
August 2014- 14ish average at comps, 13 at home
March 2015- 12 or low 13 averages on a good day
Could you tell me what you did between August 2012 and April 2013??
I need to get sub 20 like you lol....
Good luck...hope you get sub 10 soon :)
 
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