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.General question on what to do next.
Here are my splits:
3 second cross
13 second f2l
7 second LL
anything I should really be focusing on to improve? I'm leaning towards f2l, but most of my algs are pretty efficient, 8 moves or less with some exceptions.
 
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Hello everyone,

Is sub-10 in 2 months possible?

I average about 11-12 seconds with CFOP. I have a competition in mid-October (Bay Area Speedcubin' 20).

Here is my goal and current time breakdown:
Goal:
Cross (with first pair recognition)- 1 second
F2L- 5.5 seconds
OLL (with PLL recognition)- 1.5-1.75 seconds
PLL- 1.25-1.5 seconds
Time: 9.5 seconds


Current:
Cross- 1.5 seconds
First pair recognition- ~0-0.5 seconds
F2L- 5.5-6 seconds
OLL (with PLL recognition)- ~2 seconds
PLL- ~2 seconds
Time: 11-12 seconds


Is this a reasonable goal to reach? If not, is it reasonable to reach this by the beginning of 2020?

Thanks!
 
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Definitely possible, but I'd need more information about your progress/practice habits to say if it's likely. I personally was averaging mid-11 about two years ago and still haven't quite reached sub-10. Others have gotten sub-10 within their first year of cubing. :p

I'd say it mainly comes down to how much you focus on 3x3 as opposed to other events, as well as how effective your practice habits are. There's also the more intangible factor of "natural talent;" some people will need to put in more effort than others to improve quickly.
 
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Definitely possible, but I'd need more information about your progress/practice habits to say if it's likely. I personally was averaging mid-11 about two years ago and still haven't quite reached sub-10. Others have gotten sub-10 within their first year of cubing. :p

I'd say it mainly comes down to how much you focus on 3x3 as opposed to other events, as well as how effective your practice habits are. There's also the more intangible factor of "natural talent;" some people will need to put in more effort than others to improve quickly.
I just wanted to mention that I'm a pretty big fan of your channel lol.

To answer your question, I was stuck at a 13-14 second roadblock for some time but I've been steadily improving from here, getting myself to a 12.09 AO100. I basically only focus on 3x3 with the exception of some 3x3OH, and I'm not sure about the "natural talent" thing. I'm trying to find good practice habits and good things to start picking up (getting my first pair in inspection, etc...)
 
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i can assure you that you dont know “advanced” f2l, so i would improve on that, but also i think if you want to be color neutral PLEASE do it now when its easy to improve. also learning algs is improtant, so id say learn pll first and then immediatly after do oll. during all this, improve your f2l by getting efficient solutions for each and every case
 
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i can assure you that you dont know “advanced” f2l, so i would improve on that, but also i think if you want to be color neutral PLEASE do it now when its easy to improve. also learning algs is improtant, so id say learn pll first and then immediatly after do oll. during all this, improve your f2l by getting efficient solutions for each and every case
Thanks man
 
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Yo Cubers,
Bit of context, when I was young I use to speed cube back in 2012-early 2013 and stopped for some reason averaging around 15-16s, came back 5 weeks ago and bought a budget QIYI warrior cube, the first day was averaging sub 40 because I had lost my speed and OLL & PLL algs. Fast forward now I got from SUB40 to now averaging 17.5, in 5 weeks. Finally learnt full pll and nearly half OLL and use intuitive f2l with some adv algs. With my mass cutting of times how long till I can achieve that big sub 10 and sub15 and how do I get there because I don't think learning OLL full would do as much.

I attached a spreadsheet of me recording my averages and PBS for the past 3 weeks.
 

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