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how long did it take for you to get sub 20 on 3x3?

how long approximately did it take for you to get sub 20 on 3x3?

  • less than a year

    Votes: 31 59.6%
  • 1 year

    Votes: 9 17.3%
  • 1.5 year

    Votes: 3 5.8%
  • 2 years

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • more than 2 years

    Votes: 5 9.6%
  • others (type it out and post it)

    Votes: 3 5.8%

  • Total voters
    52

Mike Hughey

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If you mean globally, I'm still working on it. First learned to solve the cube in 1981, so that's 42 years so far? :) Or if you count from when I first learned CFOP, that would be 2007, so 15 years.

I have several sub-20 averages in WCA competitions, but globally I'd say I average around 22 right now. Perhaps for several months at a time in the past I was globally averaging in the high 19's, but never for very long.
 

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If you start counting from when I learned to solve a cube, it took years because I wasn't actually serious about cubing. If you start from when I learned CFOP, maybe 2 months? Granted, I already knew a lot of OLL and PLL before because I had figured out many algs on my own (without even knowing OLL and PLL were even a thing), but the algs were horrible. A J perm for example: R U' R' U' y R U2 R' y' U R U' R' y U' R U' R'
 
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i am a lazy person so i did not learn full PLL at one go
i learned a few first, then got used to them, and then learnt more and get used to them too and so on and so on
i am sub 14 now but i dont even know full OLL lmao
so i gueass thats why i took a while to get sub 20
 
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If you mean globally, I'm still working on it. First learned to solve the cube in 1981, so that's 42 years so far? :) Or if you count from when I first learned CFOP, that would be 2007, so 15 years.

I have several sub-20 averages in WCA competitions, but globally I'd say I average around 22 right now. Perhaps for several months at a time in the past I was globally averaging in the high 19's, but never for very long.
If you start counting from when I learned to solve a cube, it took years because I wasn't actually serious about cubing. If you start from when I learned CFOP, maybe 2 months? Granted, I already knew a lot of OLL and PLL before because I had figured out many algs on my own (without even knowing OLL and PLL were even a thing), but the algs were horrible. A J perm for example: R U' R' U' y R U2 R' y' U R U' R' y U' R U' R'
start counting from when you decided to get serious
 

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start counting from when you decided to get serious
I guess it depends on what you mean by serious. I've tried pretty seriously a bunch of times. And I've done probably well over 10,000 solves since becoming sub-30. But admittedly I haven't been as serious as many people, because I have been more interested in some (most) of the other WCA events, which distracts me. And of course there's the fact that I'm really old, which seems to make it harder to improve quickly.
 
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people always think that in order to get faster you must learn the full advanced method
but i an sub 14 on 3x3 with full PLL and only 30 OLLs
i am sub 4 on 2x2 using LBL only
I am sub 1 min on 4x4 using redux 3x3 only
im sub 8 pyra using only LBL

and im sub 30 OH with RIGHT HAND
 
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