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Imsoosm's Progression Thread - Practicing 2x2

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


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abunickabhi

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After long sessions of grinding I have reached sub-15 on virtual cube!! Next goal would be sub-14 global. Also got a sub-13 ao100, super proud of that. I get 5 tps solves much more commonly now too.
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I'm starting to go to school on Thursday (not online) so I won't post much on weekdays, probably be more active on weekends.
Impressive improvements on the virtual 3x3 yo!

Keep going, U' L' F M' U M U' F' L U!
 

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Sub-9 ZZ PB!

Generated By csTimer on 2022-09-03
single: 8.598

Time List:
1. 8.598 D L2 F2 D R2 F2 R2 U R B2 F2 R' D L2 D' F2 L D F' L

EO was only 2 moves so I could plan out the EOcross

z2 // inspection
R' F L D' R2 // EOcross
L' U2 L U' L' U L // P1
U' R' U' R // P2
L U L' U2 L U' L' // P3
R U' R' U R U' R' // P4
r U R' U' r' F R F' U2 // OLL

39 STM, 4.53 tps
 

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My friend lent me his MGC Elite 2x2 today, and tbh it wan't as good as I expected. The magnets are too weak, and it locks up the same amount as my Gan 249. I might change my mind and get a Valk 2m, or maybe Gan 251m Pro... (my friend has the Valk 3m, and I liked it a lot, but I tried another friend's Gan 251m Leap and I have to say it sucked. Idk if Pro version feels like that tho)

Anybody know any 2x2s with strong magnets? Gan 251 Pro is definitely an option because you can switch the magnet strength, but does anyone know if Valk 2m's magnets are strong?
 

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My friend lent me his MGC Elite 2x2 today, and tbh it wan't as good as I expected. The magnets are too weak, and it locks up the same amount as my Gan 249. I might change my mind and get a Valk 2m, or maybe Gan 251m Pro... (my friend has the Valk 3m, and I liked it a lot, but I tried another friend's Gan 251m Leap and I have to say it sucked. Idk if Pro version feels like that tho)

Anybody know any 2x2s with strong magnets? Gan 251 Pro is definitely an option because you can switch the magnet strength, but does anyone know if Valk 2m's magnets are strong?
The valks magnets aren't very strong, they are at best mid strength. At the highest setting, the 251 Pro has very strong magnets, and as much as I don't like to admit it, it's a very good cube.
 
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The XMD Flair was the first 2x2 with adjustable magnets and I would say they did a great job. the cube is often likened to be a mix of the Valk 2m and the MGC Elite. I think it's a fantastic puzzle.

There are three different magnetic strengths. The strongest is very strong to the point where I feel they are too strong. Then again, I prefer lighter magnets for my 2x2's and Zayn has his set to the strongest setting (although he doesn't main it).
 
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French definitely has the coolest accent. It would be the language of my choice to learn but unfortunately, I'm taking Spanish this year.
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Imagine not taking both...
Although for some reason I can't understand french accents too well on the listening papers is it just me or do they put them on some kind of speed multiplier??
 

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hehe

Generated By csTimer on 2022-09-13 (solving from 2022-09-12 19:38:46 to 2022-09-12 19:47:04)
avg of 12: 1.799

Time List:
1. (0.447) F U F R' F2 R U R U' @2022-09-12 19:38:46
2. 2.407 F U F R' U2 F U F R' U' @2022-09-12 19:40:49
3. 2.084 F' U' R F' R2 U R2 U2 R' @2022-09-12 19:41:03
4. (2.939) U F2 U2 R' U' F U R' U @2022-09-12 19:41:43
5. 1.981 F2 U' R U' F' U2 F' U' F' R' @2022-09-12 19:42:44
6. 1.777 R' F2 R' U2 R2 F' U' R F' @2022-09-12 19:43:15
7. 2.600 F U2 R' F U2 F' R F R' @2022-09-12 19:43:53
8. 2.688 F R' F' R F U R2 U' R' @2022-09-12 19:44:10
9. 0.950 F2 U' R2 F U2 F' R' F' R' @2022-09-12 19:44:51
10. 1.596 U' F' R U' F2 U F U F2 @2022-09-12 19:45:37
11. 1.268 U2 F2 R2 F' R' F R' U' R @2022-09-12 19:45:55
12. 0.642 R U' R F R U2 F U R' @2022-09-12 19:47:04

x' z // inspection
(R') // layer
(R) U' R' F R' F' R // CLL
x y // inspection
U' L U L2 U L // layer
R' F R F' R U' R' U' R U' R' U // CLL
z2 // inspection
R' F' // pseudo layer
U' L' U L F' R U R U2 R2 // CLL cancelled into PBL
z2 x' // inspection
U2 R' U' R U R' // layer
F R U R' U' R U' R' U' R U R' F' U' // CLL
U' R U R2 // face
y' U2 R' F R2 U' R2 F R U2 // EG-1
x z' // inspection
U L U F' L' U R U' R' // layer
U' R U' R' F R' F' R U // CLL
z' // inspection
F R U' R // face
y R U' R' U R U' R' F R U' R' // EG-1 (locked up so hard lol)
z' x' // inspection
F' U' R2 U' R2 // layer
U2 R U2 R' U' R U' R' U // CLL
x' y // inspection
L' U' L U L F' L' F' R2 F2 // anti-CLL
x' z // inspection
R' U R' // layer
y L' U' L U L F' L' F // CLL
z // inspection
F2 // face
U2 R U' R2 F R U R U2 R' U' // EG-1
x // inspection
L2 U' L U L F' L' F U // cancelled CLL
 
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Lol, today I lent my Gan 12 Maglev to my friend during school. He was cubing in Chinese class (we're not in the same class) and the cube got confiscated by the teacher. Afterwards the teacher told me she's going to return the cube to me next Monday. To make up for it my friend allowed me to take his MGC elite for the weekend. Guess I'll be grinding 2x2 if I finish my homework early.

Why is cube confiscation basically happening all around the forums right now lmao
 

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Lol, today I lent my Gan 12 Maglev to my friend during school. He was cubing in Chinese class (we're not in the same class) and the cube got confiscated by the teacher. Afterwards the teacher told me she's going to return the cube to me next Monday. To make up for it my friend allowed me to take his MGC elite for the weekend. Guess I'll be grinding 2x2 if I finish my homework early.

Why is cube confiscation basically happening all around the forums right now lmao
Lol it has happened to other kids in my class but never me 🤣
I don't cube when teacher is teaching something i only cube after I've done the work
 

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Lol, today I lent my Gan 12 Maglev to my friend during school. He was cubing in Chinese class (we're not in the same class) and the cube got confiscated by the teacher. Afterwards the teacher told me she's going to return the cube to me next Monday. To make up for it my friend allowed me to take his MGC elite for the weekend. Guess I'll be grinding 2x2 if I finish my homework early.

Why is cube confiscation basically happening all around the forums right now lmao
Imagine going to school...
 
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