# Imsoosm's Progression Thread: Sub-10 3x3 | Sub-2.5 2x2 | Sub-1 4x4 | Working on predicting first pair // color neutral

## Which is harder to reach:

• Total voters
46

#### Imsoosm

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Got a sub-8 fullstep!!
Previous sub-8~9 solves all have skips or easy x-cross.

Generated By csTimer on 2022-04-28
single: 7.851

Time List:
1. 7.851 D2 U' R2 U' F2 R2 F2 U2 L F' D' B F2 U' F2 R' F2 U2 R' U'

z2 x' // inspection
U' l' F // cross
R' D' R U' R' D R U R U' R2 D R U' R' D' R // first and second pairs
U' L U L' // third pair
U' R' U' R U R' U' R U R' U' R // fourth pair
U' F R U R' U' R U R' U' F' // OLL
R U R' F' R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R' // PLL

60 moves in 7.851 seconds // 7.64 TPS

First and second pairs were really nice, I used the RUD commutator for first pair and I could predict where the second pair corner would be, then I used the CLS alg for that case because I didn't want to cube rotate.

I love J perms

#### Imsoosm

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Darn I'll have some touble doing D moves for the next few days because I just hurt my ring fnger.

#### Imsoosm

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According to Rubiks Fandom, the unofficial world record for 1x1 is 0.02 seconds.
I beat that today on cstimer with 0.007.

Generated By csTimer on 2022-04-29
single: 0.007

Time List:
1. 0.007 x' z y x y2 z' x2 y x2 y2 x2 z' y x z' x2 y2 z x y2 z y' x2 z2 y'

Next goal is to get a 0.006 single and a 0.007 average.

#### gsingh

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According to Rubiks Fandom, the unofficial world record for 1x1 is 0.02 seconds.
I beat that today on cstimer with 0.007.

Generated By csTimer on 2022-04-29
single: 0.007

Time List:
1. 0.007 x' z y x y2 z' x2 y x2 y2 x2 z' y x z' x2 y2 z x y2 z y' x2 z2 y'

Next goal is to get a 0.006 single and a 0.007 average.
dang you are fast at 1x1. race to sub 0.007 average?

#### Imsoosm

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dang you are fast at 1x1. race to sub 0.007 average?
Yeah sure. I have ao5 0.008 and ao12 0.008 as well.
And I got really lucky on this scramble, it was really easy CFOP skip.
Finally a 0.006.

Generated By csTimer on 2022-04-29
single: 0.006

Time List:
1. 0.006 y' x' y2 x2 y' z' x' z' y x z' x y z2 y2 x' z' y' z y2 x y2 x y x'

#### gsingh

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Yeah sure. I have ao5 0.008 and ao12 0.008 as well.
And I got really lucky on this scramble, it was really easy CFOP skip.
Finally a 0.006.

Generated By csTimer on 2022-04-29
single: 0.006

Time List:
1. 0.006 y' x' y2 x2 y' z' x' z' y x z' x y z2 y2 x' z' y' z y2 x y2 x y x'
what 1x1 do you use?

#### Imsoosm

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what 1x1 do you use?
I use a 1x1 I made myself. It's a light metal cuboid with stickers I put on it. The turning is extremely smooth and fast, and the corner cutting (positive and reverse) can reach up to 360 degrees.

#### gsingh

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I use a 1x1 I made myself. It's a light metal cuboid with stickers I put on it. The turning is extremely smooth and fast, and the corner cutting (positive and reverse) can reach up to 360 degrees.
nice. i use a dayan transparent 1x1. its set up with weight 5 in the core and mystic, weight 3, and dnm-37 on the peices
it has some catching problems, but i use it because i love the smooth feel. its very quiet.

#### Imsoosm

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Averaging consistently sub-20 Virtual 3x3. I have 6 sub-13 solves now.
New PB: 12.091 (darn it could've been so close to sub-12 but I turned a bit slowly for OLL.)

Recon:

#### Imsoosm

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Hol' up, a sub-10 virtual single!!

Recon:

F2L look ahead was insane and I got a PLL skip.

#### ShortStuff

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FIRST SUB-10 AO5!!!
A lot of lucky solves, and the crosses are mainly pretty easy so I could predict the next pair.
I'm not sure when I will actually be sub-10 though, might take a few months.
This average was mainly due to luck.

Anyway, here are the times and scrambles:
Generated by CubeDesk on 2022-04-10
Average of 5: 9.681

Solves:
1. 9.380 B2 D' B2 U' F2 U' F2 R2 U L2 R2 U' L F L2 D2 B' U B' D L U'
2. 8.240 F2 L2 F2 L' B2 L' F2 L F2 R B2 R U' B' R B2 L2 B' D' U B2
3. 10.056 U2 B2 L2 D2 B2 D B2 U R2 D' L2 U L' B U' R' B U2 B2 R D2 R
4. 12.330 F R L' D F L U2 R' D' R' F2 U' R2 F2 U' L2 F2 D L2 B2 U2 F2
5. 9.607 L U2 L' U' R2 D2 F D' F R U2 F2 R B2 L2 B2 L U2 D2 R' U2

Btw my mean of 411 solves is now sub-14 (13.825)
Dang that's fast, my best AO5 is 27.892
I know Beginner F2L, BrOLL, And 5 PLL algs
Can you help me know what I should know next
And where should I buy my cubes from/what is the best under $30 3x3 As I currently main a Qiyi Carbon Fibre, Non Magnetic cube that I got as a Bday Present #### Imsoosm ##### Member Dang that's fast, my best AO5 is 27.892 I know Beginner F2L, BrOLL, And 5 PLL algs Can you help me know what I should know next And where should I buy my cubes from/what is the best under$30 3x3
As I currently main a Qiyi Carbon Fibre, Non Magnetic cube that I got as a Bday Present
You should learn a bit of advanced F2L, which solves bad F2L cases without cube rotating. Learn full PLL first because it only has 21 algs, then if you are about sub-20~25, learn full OLL. OLL has 57 algs, so they are a bit hard to take in at first, so learn slowly. An alg a day would be good (and then you can try doing the alg again and again until you get really familiar with it).

For a good 3x3 under \$30 (USD), the RS3M 2020 would be pretty good. If you're looking for something better, you can also choose Weilong Gts3m, it's around 36 bucks.

#### Imsoosm

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So guys, my three main goals are to get sub-10 3x3, sub-1 4x4, and sub-3 2x2. Can you guys take the poll on which is harder to reach, or do you guys have any suggestions on which goal I should go for first?

#### Timona

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So guys, my three main goals are to get sub-10 3x3, sub-1 4x4, and sub-3 2x2. Can you guys take the poll on which is harder to reach, or do you guys have any suggestions on which goal I should go for first?
Definitely sub-10 3x3, as that's what I'm currently trying to achieve. Sub-1 4x4 is easy, I don't have a good cube and I'm sub-1; I have no experience with 2x2 so I cant speak for that.

#### Imsoosm

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Definitely sub-10 3x3, as that's what I'm currently trying to achieve. Sub-1 4x4 is easy, I don't have a good cube and I'm sub-1; I have no experience with 2x2 so I cant speak for that.
I learnt yau already, but I'm slow at making the first three pairs and the last 4 centers. I average slower on yau than redux lol.

#### Timona

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I learnt yau already, but I'm slow at making the first three pairs and the last 4 centers. I average slower on yau than redux lol.
I assume you have a good cube
-Learn Half Centres
-Watch a lot of J-Perm
-Practice

#### NigelTheCuber

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I learnt yau already, but I'm slow at making the first three pairs and the last 4 centers. I average slower on yau than redux lol.
I doo a mix of both. I do redux centers, then finish a cross, pair edges using 323 and then do 3x3 stage. Works better for me

#### Imsoosm

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I assume you have a good cube
-Learn Half Centres
-Watch a lot of J-Perm
-Practice
oof my 4x4 is a really sucky one with lots of lockups. I'm not in a state to buy cubes either as I'm under quarantine right now, so a good 4x4 would not be here soon (I'm planning to buy an MGC).
I doo a mix of both. I do redux centers, then finish a cross, pair edges using 323 and then do 3x3 stage. Works better for me
That's a good idea, I've thought about it before. The only thing that's slower than yau is you won't have a finished cross. I guess I'll have to watch more videos on 323 because I only ever watched one video on yau so yeah. Thanks for the suggestions!

#### Imsoosm

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Today is the end of my first month on speedsolving.com!! Thank you guys so much for the suggestions and help you guys gave me love you guys

I have already improved a second on my average from 14 to low 13.

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#### Imsoosm

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Hooray! Another sub-10 with another Jb perm at the end.

Generated By csTimer on 2022-04-30
single: 9.602

Time List:
1. 9.602 R' B D2 L2 B' U2 L2 F' D2 F' U2 B' D B' F2 R' B' L B D'

all my pbs seem to have a jb perm