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Imsoosm's Progression Thread - Practicing 2x2

Should I buy the MGC 4x4 or the Yuhu megaminx?


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I can't even lookahead during 3-2-3 edge pairing on a 4x4, imagine me lookahead to F2L on a megaminx (I have solved 1 once, my friend brought it to school so I literally solved almost the whole cube except last layer so I looked up a tutorial at home then timed it and I solved it in 6+ mins)
idk what 3-2-3 even means. also i solved megaminx a couple of times. Oh and i once solved a megaminx in 3 hours because i was an idiot 9 year old in that time.
A page mainly to keep up with my cubing updates:)
I usually cube most during the weekends because I still have to go to school during weekdays, so I will come on here once in a while during weekdays, and I'll be on here more frequently during the weekends.

I hope you guys can give me some tips on how to be sub-10, a milestone I've been struggling for almost an year now.

This thread could also be used for sharing algorithms or scrambles.

I will be most likely to upload my stats once a week (or if I'm busy, once two weeks).
So here's a little bit about myself.
I am a 13 year old cuber who uses CFOP, and Gan 12 Maglev UV is my main. I average around 13-14 seconds with 3x3, and my personal best is 6.71 (I can post the scramble if you want). I have not memorized all of CFOP, I'm missing about 6 OLL algs and 2 PLL algs. My favorite events are 3x3 and 2x2, both of which I'm decent at but not very good. I haven't gone to an official competition before due to the pandemic, but I plan to join one as soon as competitions open:)

I rarely learn new algorithms anymore, and the only algs I didn't memorize are hard to memorize algs, so it might take me a month or so to learn them (yes, I'm a very slow learner). After I finish complete CFOP, I plan to memorize some easy to recognize ZBLLs, as well as some COLLs and maybe some stuff relating to F2L like CLS, VLS, and WV. A lot more algorithms to memorize, I guess.

So now my main goals are to memorize all CFOP, and get to sub-10. For 2x2, my goals are to memorize CLL, and after that, if I want to get serious about 2x2, I'll memorize some EG-1 and EG-2. I might also want to improve my look ahead (which is kind of bad right now).

I have a big problem of predicting my first F2L pair after finishing the cross. I usually can't track the pieces, so when I finish the cross, I have to look around the cube for a suitable F2L pair to do, which wastes a HUGE amount of time. After the first pair, I can predict the where the next pair goes, but maybe it's because making a pair doesn't require a lot of different face rotations than cross. So I will have to improve on that as well. Hope you guys can give me some good tips on that :)

After I memorize all CFOP I would like to work on my 4x4 more, I completely suck at 4x4. It takes me around 1 minute and thirty seconds to solve it :( Also going to work on my megaminx, because I have absolutely no idea how people like Juan Pablo Huanqi solves S2L in like 15 seconds.

anyway, hope I will reach my goals soon!
For your main cube, if you have a UV coated GAN 11 M Pro, u can swap the Gan 11 M Pro pieces to the Gan 12 to reduces catches. :)
 

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I think I'm sub-2 minutes on supernova now, mainly due to lookahead improvement during S2L. I do get an occasional 2min+ solve now and then, but it's getting less and less frequent. I'm probably going to finish learning 4LLL CP next since some EP algs look to similar to each other and I keep mixing them up.
Are you doing CP then EPLL?
 

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idk what 3-2-3 even means. also i solved megaminx a couple of times. Oh and i once solved a megaminx in 3 hours because i was an idiot 9 year old in that time.

For your main cube, if you have a UV coated GAN 11 M Pro, u can swap the Gan 11 M Pro pieces to the Gan 12 to reduces catches. :)
Gan 12 doesn't have a catching problem.
Not anymore anyway. The first batch did but GAN has fixed that.
 

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Pretty much what I average now.

Generated By csTimer on 2022-08-17
solves/total: 25/25

single
best: 1:34.402
worst: 1:59.293

mean of 3
current: 1:43.017 (σ = 7.52)
best: 1:41.468 (σ = 6.27)

avg of 5
current: 1:46.101 (σ = 2.33)
best: 1:46.101 (σ = 2.33)

avg of 12
current: 1:47.200 (σ = 4.48)
best: 1:47.200 (σ = 4.48)

avg of 25
current: 1:50.002 (σ = 4.72)
best: 1:50.002 (σ = 4.72)

Average: 1:50.002 (σ = 4.72)
Mean: 1:49.550

Time List:
1:38.716, 1:59.293, 1:49.986, 1:58.958, 1:57.712, 1:57.085, 1:52.360, 1:46.551, 1:58.904, 1:48.788, 1:48.233, 1:49.481, 1:49.753, 1:48.441, 1:36.053, 1:49.232, 1:56.530, 1:48.676, 1:51.358, 1:49.254, 1:50.686, 1:43.656, 1:34.402, 1:46.347, 1:48.301
 

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Pretty much what I average now.

Generated By csTimer on 2022-08-17
solves/total: 25/25

single
best: 1:34.402
worst: 1:59.293

mean of 3
current: 1:43.017 (σ = 7.52)
best: 1:41.468 (σ = 6.27)

avg of 5
current: 1:46.101 (σ = 2.33)
best: 1:46.101 (σ = 2.33)

avg of 12
current: 1:47.200 (σ = 4.48)
best: 1:47.200 (σ = 4.48)

avg of 25
current: 1:50.002 (σ = 4.72)
best: 1:50.002 (σ = 4.72)

Average: 1:50.002 (σ = 4.72)
Mean: 1:49.550

Time List:
1:38.716, 1:59.293, 1:49.986, 1:58.958, 1:57.712, 1:57.085, 1:52.360, 1:46.551, 1:58.904, 1:48.788, 1:48.233, 1:49.481, 1:49.753, 1:48.441, 1:36.053, 1:49.232, 1:56.530, 1:48.676, 1:51.358, 1:49.254, 1:50.686, 1:43.656, 1:34.402, 1:46.347, 1:48.301
Bruh my pb is 1:45.88
 

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Supernova PB single and ao5 during this week's weekly comp. (the average tho)

Solve 3 I got to S2L in 25s, and got to LL 1:10. I got an OLL which I tried the 3x3 version of, and it worked, and it also gave me EP skip.

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Also improved in kilominx quite a bit, lookahead has also improved a lot, probably from all the supernova grind. I can say that I'm now sub-30 on kilo.
 
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Generated By csTimer on 2022-08-19
avg of 12: 9.925

Time List:
1. (12.804) F L2 F2 D2 F2 D2 R2 F' R2 F U' L' B D R F2 R2 D' F2
2. 9.544 D2 B' R2 B2 U2 F R2 F D2 B D2 F2 L D2 L F2 L D F'
3. 7.870 R2 D' L2 U2 R2 D R2 D R2 F D L R F2 D F L2 F
4. (7.482) R2 D' F2 D U' L2 D' F U2 L2 R U F' L B2 R2 U' B2 U
5. 10.020 L2 U2 B D2 F' R2 F2 R2 U2 B U2 L F R2 D2 R2 U L2 D' L2
6. 9.753 R' D2 F2 R' U2 F2 L D2 L F2 L2 U' R' U2 B' R B2 D' R2
7. 10.797 R2 D' B' D2 F' D B F2 R D2 R' U2 F2 L' U2 L' F2 R' U2
8. 10.017 B2 D' F2 U2 B2 D' B2 F2 L2 D L2 B2 L' F2 D' R U2 B D F U'
9. 12.023 L F2 U2 L2 R2 B' U2 F R2 F L2 R2 B' D R D2 L U' L2 U B2
10. 9.838 R F2 L' D R2 B' R U D2 R2 F' L2 D2 F2 B L2 F' D2 L'
11. 9.801 D' R2 U R2 B2 U2 F2 U B2 U' L2 U R' B' L2 U2 F' R F D' L
12. 9.589 F' R F2 R2 U' L2 R2 B2 U' L2 D2 U L B U L D' U2 B F

Awesome ao12!! Also counting 7 so that was pretty cool.

z2 y' // inspection
F' R' D2 // cross
R U' R' // first pair
y' U' R U R' // second pair
U2 L' U2 L y' U' R U R' // third pair
d R U R' U R U' R' // fourth pair
U F' U' L' U L2 F L' U' L' U L // OLL

38 STM in 7.870s // 4.82 tps

This solve is really cool, rotationless RUL F2L and with an OCLL, making it basically a ZZ solve
z2 // inspection
L R F R // cross
U L' U' L U2 L' U L // first pair
R' U R U' R' U' R // second pair
U' R U R' U L U L' // third pair
U R U R' // fourth pair
U R2 D' R U2 R' D R U2 R // OLL

41 STM in 7.482s // 5.47 tps
 

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Practicing ZZ because I'm learning EO for FMC, and I thought ZZ was a really cool method (especially ZZ-CT, seems much more efficient than CFOP LSLL). Currently cannot plan out EO during inspection, but I'm getting faster at it. The only problem I have right now is sometimes I can't track edges during EO when there are 6+ bad edges, so I'm hoping to improve on that in the future.
 

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Supernova ao50
avging low-mid 1:40

Generated By csTimer on 2022-08-21
avg of 50: 1:45.538

Time List:
1:38.716, (1:59.293), 1:49.986, (1:58.958), 1:57.712, 1:57.085, 1:52.360, 1:46.551, (1:58.904), 1:48.788, 1:48.233, 1:49.481, 1:49.753, 1:48.441, 1:36.053, 1:49.232, 1:56.530, 1:48.676, 1:51.358, 1:49.254, 1:50.686, 1:43.656, 1:34.402, 1:46.347, 1:33.126, 1:39.997, 1:53.298, 1:49.369, (1:29.555), 1:46.927, 1:43.310, 1:49.100, (1:23.670), 1:37.280, 1:39.370, 1:39.758, 1:39.679, (1:19.614), 1:46.333, 1:46.929, 1:41.136, 1:49.386, 1:45.971, 1:35.135, 1:44.930, 1:48.012, 1:39.614, 1:40.838, 1:37.197, 1:43.689
 

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Tied PB mo3 FMC in Timona and Clock_Enthusiast's comp!!!

Scramble: R' U' F R U2 F2 L2 D2 R B2 R F' L2 R B D B' F R D R2 F R' U' F

Solution:
D F R B D L' B2 // EOcross
L' B L B' // P1
L F L' F' // P2
L F' L' F // P3
(L' B' L B L' B' L B) // P4
(F' L' F L F' L F B' L F' L' F B L') // ZBLL

Full Solution: D F R B D L' B2 L' B L B' L F L' F' L F' L' F L B' F' L F L' B F' L' F L' F' L F B' L' B L B' L' B L (41)

Scramble: R' U' F U2 B' D' F' U F2 R' F R B2 L2 B2 L2 U2 B2 U' R2 U2 B2 D2 R' U' F

Solution:
(L B2 L' R U2) // 222
D2 B L D2 L2 D' // block+cross
B' L' B2 L B2 L' B L // pair
R' B R2 D' R' D // F2L
L' D L U' L' D' L U B // OLL (or ZBLL, this case has too many algs to do it anyway)

Full Solution: D2 B L D2 L2 D' B' L' B2 L B2 L' B L R' B R2 D' R' D L' D L U' L' D' L U B U2 R' L B2 L' (34)

Scramble: R' U' F U2 F R D R D B L2 B2 L U2 R2 F2 B2 R' B2 D2 B U R' U' F

Solution:
F L' U B L B D2 // EOcross
L U L2 U' L // P1
(U2 L U' L') // P2
R U R2 U2 R // P3
(U' R U' R' U R U R') // P4
(L2 D L' U2 L D' L' U2 L' U2) // Lefty OLL (ZBLL maybe)

Full Solution: F L' U B L B D2 L U L2 U' L R U R2 U2 R U2 L U2 L D L' U2 L D' L2 R U' R' U' R U R' U L U L' U2 (39)

41, 34, 39 = 38 mo3
pls don't copy my solutions
 
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Got back my Qiyi Qidi S after half a year. Yes I left it in my locker to rot because of the lockdowns from March to May.
The cube is actually pretty good, it's as smooth as the Gan 249 I use, the only problem is that it locks up more than the Gan. The Qidi is also 2mm larger than the 249. I'll have to get used to 51mm 2x2s though for me to do well on the MGC I'm planning to buy.
mgc is very tight ootb and if you loosen it too much it pops once in 3 solves, idk if u like controllable cubes
 
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