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abr71310

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I started cubing about 9 months ago (March - April of 2008), but never became an "enthusiast" until about three months ago (Where I learned Fridrich F2L and finally got my average to sub-70).

I just learned 2-Look PLL and BASICALLY 2-look oll (stupid headlights configuration is SO HARD TO MEMORIZE!!!), moving soon to 1-Look PLL and a faster look-ahead/TPS moveset to drop my average below 35 (My target by June of 2009).

After finally using YouTube to help me out with some special cases, (I love you BM and Thrawst) I actually decided to become an enthusiast (I was a beginner cuber using Dan Knight's Intermediate method >_>), and I'm very grateful I did.

Finding this forum has inspired me further to become the fastest cuber I can possibly be (hopefully sub-25~30), and I sincerely hope that my Winter Break (grade 12 here) will allow me to become even faster than I already am...

Greetings from Canada! :D (Yes, there's a snowstorm up here right now, and yes, my house is in the middle of it).

Happy Holidays! :)
 
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PeterV

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Welcome to the forums! You should find most people here quite helpful.

On a side note, I'm from Hamilton and am currently in the middle of this storm as well.
 

abr71310

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I welcome you as well, then, SRV.

I will post a "benchmark start" video of which to base my "improvement" on as I progress (however slowly) through my various stages of speed...

Hopefully one day I'll be able to record me getting sub-25 solves...

I really hope I turn the cube really fast then.

 
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Ellis

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Hey abr, I know you've been posting around already but welcome.

Finding this forum has inspired me further to become the fastest cuber I can possibly be (hopefully sub-25~30)
Don't undershoot yourself like that. Anyone who wants to enough can sub-20. If you have it somewhere in the back of your mind that 25 seconds is the fastest you'll ever go, you might not let yourself get much faster than that. Be aiming for where you really want to be, not only how far you think you can go, you'll end up surprising yourself.
 

abr71310

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Hey guys (back again for a quick re-intro since I'm sick :(()

I just got this while in my grandparents' timeshare room, and I thought it was worth posting since, y'know, new PB and all!! :D

7: 00:31.57 x
6: 00:45.37 x
5: 00:48.23 x
4: 00:46.50 x
3: 00:53.24 x
2: 00:44.58 x
1: 00:44.30 x
Average: 00:44.82 Best: 00:31.57
Avg. 5: 00:44.98 3 of 5: 00:46.70
Avg. 10: 00:44.82 10 of 12: --:--.--
 

teller

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Excellent...sometimes I figure all the sub-20 experts must get bored with us works-in-progress but sub-45 is nothing to sneeze at! You really have to apply yourself to get there. Congrats!
 

abr71310

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I figure that they stop caring about anybody else once they hit sub-30 avgs...
I hope I don't do that when I get there, eventually...

But hey, I'm getting there -- when I first joined this back in the first week of Dec., I was actually sub-60 (55 sec avg)....

Now I'm getting under 45s???

That's insane for one month.
January, I want sub-40. :D
 
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