# IsThatA4x4’s CFOP progression thread // Road to sub 10! // Working on: Cross + 1, Better F2L solutions

#### IsThatA4x4

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Decided to practice the RUS U perms on cstimer, here are my PBs after about 45 mins of straight grinding:

RUS Ua: 0.43 (7/0.43= 16.27 TPS)
RUS Ub: 0.65 (8/0.68=12.30 TPS)

Bear in mind these are not framecounted, because I can't be bothered to do that, but these would probably be faster if I framecounted them.

Edit: RUS Ub: 0.58 (8/0.58= 13.79 TPS)
Edit edit: RUS Ub: 0.54 (8/0.54= 14.81 TPS)
Again: RUS Ub: 0.53 (8/0.53= 15.09 TPS)

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#### IsThatA4x4

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Decided to practice the RUS U perms on cstimer, here are my PBs after about 45 mins of straight grinding:

RUS Ua: 0.43 (7/0.43= 16.27 TPS)
RUS Ub: 0.65 (8/0.68=12.30 TPS)

Bear in mind these are not framecounted, because I can't be bothered to do that, but these would probably be faster if I framecounted them.

Edit: RUS Ub: 0.58 (8/0.58= 13.79 TPS)
Edit edit: RUS Ub: 0.54 (8/0.54= 14.81 TPS)
Again: RUS Ub: 0.53 (8/0.53= 15.09 TPS)
Idk what framecounted WB is for these but if I'm close enough I might go for them.

#### IsThatA4x4

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What is framecounted?
You record a video, then count the number of frames you executed the alg, then divide the number of frames by the fps:
E.g. 15 frames at 30 fps = 15/30 = 0.5s

#### IsThatA4x4

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HOLY WHAT sub-0.5 Ub!!
RUS Ub: 0.48 (8/0.48=16.67 TPS)
Higher tps than my Ua lol

#### IsThatA4x4

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Brian sun got 0.40 frame counted on ua and @zzoomer got 0.46 frame counted in ub if im not wrong
I looked on yt, brian has a 0.333 Ua and some other guy has a 0.433 Ub
I recorded like a 15 ish second clip of Ua's at school, and I'm gonna framecount them when i get home.

#### zzoomer

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Decided to practice the RUS U perms on cstimer, here are my PBs after about 45 mins of straight grinding:

RUS Ua: 0.43 (7/0.43= 16.27 TPS)
RUS Ub: 0.65 (8/0.68=12.30 TPS)

Bear in mind these are not framecounted, because I can't be bothered to do that, but these would probably be faster if I framecounted them.

Edit: RUS Ub: 0.58 (8/0.58= 13.79 TPS)
Edit edit: RUS Ub: 0.54 (8/0.54= 14.81 TPS)
Again: RUS Ub: 0.53 (8/0.53= 15.09 TPS)
They would almost certainly be slower when framecounted. That's how it usually is.

#### IsThatA4x4

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I looked on yt, brian has a 0.333 Ua and some other guy has a 0.433 Ub
I recorded like a 15 ish second clip of Ua's at school, and I'm gonna framecount them when i get home.
Best was 15 frames (0.5s)
VLC media player has a weird glitch where it just doesn't let you frame advance randomly, and you have to jump back. Makes doing this very annoying.

#### IsThatA4x4

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They would almost certainly be slower when framecounted. That's how it usually is.
Ah, makes sense. ig I thought that timer stops would be an issue.

#### IsThatA4x4

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Ok, so the plan now is to do some all around practice, because I have my second comp in July: Norwich Open 2022!
I'm doing 2x2, 3x3, and 4x4, here is a list of stuff:

2x2
- Method: Ortega
- Predict OLL and bottom CP in <15s
- Work on predicting PBL during OLL

3x3
- Method: CFOP (ofc)
- Continue work on predicting first pair
- Drill LL algs

4x4
- Method: Yau
- This is interesting here, because there is a cutoff of 1:15 for this event. I currently average ~1:20 - 1:25, so I need to get below that 1:15 threshold.
- Work on cross edges
- Learn better OLL parity alg
- Work on predicting OLL / PLL after parity
- Get quicker at recognising special 3-2-3 cases.

Hopefully I can get this todo list done, it's gonna be a fun journey! Of course, if I'm not fast enough to register, this is all irrelevant, but that shouldn't happen riiight?

#### Imsoosm

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Ok, so the plan now is to do some all around practice, because I have my second comp in July: Norwich Open 2022!
I'm doing 2x2, 3x3, and 4x4, here is a list of stuff:

2x2
- Method: Ortega
- Predict OLL and bottom CP in <15s
- Work on predicting PBL during OLL

3x3
- Method: CFOP (ofc)
- Continue work on predicting first pair
- Drill LL algs

4x4
- Method: Yau
- This is interesting here, because there is a cutoff of 1:15 for this event. I currently average ~1:20 - 1:25, so I need to get below that 1:15 threshold.
- Work on cross edges
- Learn better OLL parity alg
- Work on predicting OLL / PLL after parity
- Get quicker at recognising special 3-2-3 cases.

Hopefully I can get this todo list done, it's gonna be a fun journey! Of course, if I'm not fast enough to register, this is all irrelevant, but that shouldn't happen riiight?
What times for 2x2 and 3x3 would you hope to get in the comp? (single+average)

#### IsThatA4x4

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What times for 2x2 and 3x3 would you hope to get in the comp? (single+average)
I may improve by then, but:
2x2: sub-5 average, sub-3 single maybe
3x3: sub-12/13 average, sub-10 single (hopefully)
Again, I don't want to set unrealistic goals for the comp. What I did last time worked well.

#### IsThatA4x4

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Solve 1 WHAT THE HECK
Edit: it's a PB single (so is solve 2, 4, and 5)

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#### IsThatA4x4

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Also, squan PB in the weekly of 26.60! PB by 19 seconds!

#### IsThatA4x4

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Update, because I still haven't been doing timed stuff, but I haven't made much progress otherwise; I should probably just quickly explain what I've been up to, and where I'm heading.
Okay first, why I haven't practiced as much recently:
I finished my end of year exams a couple weeks ago, so as you can imagine I focused more time on revising the weeks before and just did a couple solves a day, to keep consistent. I've also been having busier weekends recently too, so I couldn't cube as much.

I have no exams for a while now, and I'm gonna have a lot more free time, especially with summer holidays being very imminent. I've got the comp in July, so I'll just keep up with that, and continue with my usual 3x3 stuff like cross + 1.
At some point, I'll begin the grind to sub-10!

#### IsThatA4x4

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Thought this was a 1:2x.xx before I looked at the timer...
Generated By csTimer on 2022-06-11
single: 1:02.49
Time List:
1. 1:02.49 U D2 F' B2 U F2 D' L' B U2 F2 L2 F2 U D' F2 D' B2 L2 U2 R2 Uw2 L U2 Fw2 D' U R' U Fw2 R' Fw2 L' Fw U' R' B D' Fw R' Fw2 Uw L2 Fw' R2
(PB single)
Sub-1 soon!

#### IsThatA4x4

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Got an 8.9 while doing "chill turning" as people call it on stackmat for F2L practice which is interesting...
Also, my LSLL averages 4.5-5 seconds, should that be faster considering I'm sub-12 now?
Also got a sub-4 F2L on stackmat earlier while practicing just F2L which is kinda nuts

#### lawofthecube

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Got an 8.9 while doing "chill turning" as people call it on stackmat for F2L practice which is interesting...
Also, my LSLL averages 4.5-5 seconds, should that be faster considering I'm sub-12 now?
Also got a sub-4 F2L on stackmat earlier while practicing just F2L which is kinda nuts

Do you have a video of you doing a solve?