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IsThatA4x4’s CFOP progression thread // Road to sub 10!

IsThatA4x4

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My luckiest solve ever (not PB bc I paused too much...)
Scramble: R D R B2 D' R2 U' R2 U L2 U' B2 L2 R' F' L2 D' U2 F L'
x2 F2 L B2 R2 D' // Cross
y' R U' R' // Pair #1
L U L' // Pair #2
y R U R' // Pair #3
L U' L' U y' L' U' L // Pair #4
U' f R U R' U' f' // OLL
U' // AUF

3 3 movers!? 29 STM!!!?
 

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PB ao12:
Generated By csTimer on 2021-10-22
avg of 12: 13.75

Time List:
1. 15.34 D2 L2 U2 F L2 F2 L2 F R2 D2 R2 D' R' F D2 B2 L D' F' R2
2. 14.05 U2 R2 F2 U' B2 D R2 B2 F2 U L2 D B' L' D' F2 R' U B' F' R'
3. 15.45 F' L' B2 R' D2 F2 R' F2 L2 F2 U2 F2 R U' R' D' B L D2 L2
4. 12.43 D' F' R U L2 R2 D U L2 D' R2 B2 U' L D' R' F' U L2
5. 12.69 D' B' U2 R2 D R2 U' B2 D' L2 U F2 R2 U R D' L D F' D B
6. 13.68 R D2 B' L2 B R2 B' L2 R2 F2 D2 U2 L' D' U' L D F2 D' B2
7. 13.91 F2 B2 L' B D R' U2 B2 R D2 L2 F2 B D2 B U2 D2 B2 U2
8. 13.16 B' U2 L2 R' B2 R F2 D2 U2 R' U2 B2 D2 F' R U2 B2 U F2 R' B
9. (15.63) B' F2 L2 B2 D' L2 U' L2 R2 D2 L2 F' D2 F L' F D B' R U
10. (11.56) L2 B D2 L2 U2 R2 F2 R2 F' U2 F' R2 U R F' D' B L F U2 R'
11. 12.20 B F2 D' B2 L2 D2 F2 L2 F2 U2 B2 U' F L U' L' F2 L B' L'
12. 14.63 U2 F2 L2 B2 L2 D2 B F L2 F' D U' L' D2 F U R' B' U
 

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Another PB ao12:
Generated By csTimer on 2021-10-23
avg of 12: 13.75

Time List:
1. 14.05 U2 R2 F2 U' B2 D R2 B2 F2 U L2 D B' L' D' F2 R' U B' F' R'
2. 15.45 F' L' B2 R' D2 F2 R' F2 L2 F2 U2 F2 R U' R' D' B L D2 L2
3. 12.43 D' F' R U L2 R2 D U L2 D' R2 B2 U' L D' R' F' U L2
4. 12.69 D' B' U2 R2 D R2 U' B2 D' L2 U F2 R2 U R D' L D F' D B
5. 13.68 R D2 B' L2 B R2 B' L2 R2 F2 D2 U2 L' D' U' L D F2 D' B2
6. 13.91 F2 B2 L' B D R' U2 B2 R D2 L2 F2 B D2 B U2 D2 B2 U2
7. 13.16 B' U2 L2 R' B2 R F2 D2 U2 R' U2 B2 D2 F' R U2 B2 U F2 R' B
8. (15.63) B' F2 L2 B2 D' L2 U' L2 R2 D2 L2 F' D2 F L' F D B' R U
9. (11.56) L2 B D2 L2 U2 R2 F2 R2 F' U2 F' R2 U R F' D' B L F U2 R'
10. 12.20 B F2 D' B2 L2 D2 F2 L2 F2 U2 B2 U' F L U' L' F2 L B' L'
11. 14.63 U2 F2 L2 B2 L2 D2 B F L2 F' D U' L' D2 F U R' B' U
12. 15.25 D' L' F B' L2 F' D R2 B' D2 R2 U2 F2 R2 F2 B U2 L F'
 

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Yet another PB ao12 (why this PB and no others):
Generated By csTimer on 2021-10-23
avg of 12: 13.74

Time List:
1. 12.73 U2 F' D2 F U R D' B2 R2 F2 L' U2 L' B2 D2 L' B2 U L
2. 13.59 B2 R2 D2 F2 R2 D R2 U' L2 U' L2 D2 F' L2 F2 R D' F U' L2 D2
3. 14.62 B2 L2 R2 B' L2 F U2 R2 F U2 B L' U R D F' L U R B2
4. 13.75 B2 L2 U2 F D2 U2 F' D2 B D2 R2 B' L' F2 U F L' D2 B2 R' F
5. 13.66 L F' R D2 U' L2 D F2 D2 L2 F2 L2 F R' B' R2 U' F2 D'
6. 16.03 B U L2 D' L B D2 F' R' F2 U2 R2 D2 F2 U F2 D' R2 D'
7. 14.76 F' L2 F2 L U2 L2 B2 U2 F2 L B2 F2 U R F2 D2 F' L' R2 F2
8. (10.52) L' U2 F2 L U2 F2 R' B2 L2 B2 U2 L B U' F2 U' B2 U L
9. 11.78 L2 D2 U2 B2 F D2 B2 U2 L2 D2 L2 D L R' U2 F D' U' F L' B'
10. (18.48) L2 B2 D2 F2 L U2 L2 D2 R U2 D R' U F2 D F R' D2 F
11. 12.95 U' L U2 B' D2 B' D2 F2 L2 U2 L2 R2 B' D L B' R' F U2 L'
12. 13.49 L' R2 D' L2 B2 D' R2 B2 F2 U' L2 F' U R F2 D U2 L2 B L2
 

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Seriously stop with the ao12....
Generated By csTimer on 2021-10-23
avg of 12: 13.73

Time List:
1. (10.52) L' U2 F2 L U2 F2 R' B2 L2 B2 U2 L B U' F2 U' B2 U L
2. 11.78 L2 D2 U2 B2 F D2 B2 U2 L2 D2 L2 D L R' U2 F D' U' F L' B'
3. (18.48) L2 B2 D2 F2 L U2 L2 D2 R U2 D R' U F2 D F R' D2 F
4. 12.95 U' L U2 B' D2 B' D2 F2 L2 U2 L2 R2 B' D L B' R' F U2 L'
5. 13.49 L' R2 D' L2 B2 D' R2 B2 F2 U' L2 F' U R F2 D U2 L2 B L2
6. 14.85 F2 D2 B2 L' D2 L R F2 D2 R' U2 R2 D' B' D' B' F D' B U2 F2
7. 13.29 U2 B U L' U2 L' F2 D2 F' U2 F R2 B2 R2 L2 U2 B' L2 U
8. 14.49 F' U F L2 R2 U L2 U B2 F2 U B2 R2 U2 B' U R U' L D R'
9. 16.93 U2 F' R' B2 U L2 U L2 F2 L2 R2 D2 R2 B2 F' L F' U' B' D' L'
10. 13.59 L' F D2 R2 F' D2 U2 F2 R2 B' R2 D2 F' R U R' F L2 D F L2
11. 14.59 U' R2 D F2 D' F2 D2 F2 R2 D L' F R' B U L F U B' L
12. 11.36 U2 R' F' R' U2 D L U2 B' U2 B' R2 F2 B2 D2 F R2 L2 U R
 

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Haven't had any PBs for a (kind of) while. So maybe I should learn something new on top of improving my F2L lookahead and predicting first pair. Is COLL actually worth it (particularly for CFOP)? I've heard lots of good and bad things about it so I don't know whether I should commit to learning it.
 

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I learned a lot of coll and for me some cases are worth it and some are not, so be careful about that. There are some really good wv cases that will help, but like coll, it would be unwise to learn the whole set
 
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Is COLL actually worth it (particularly for CFOP)? I've heard lots of good and bad things about it so I don't know whether I should commit to learning it.
for CFOP, no the whole set isn't worth it(I learnt that the hard way). Although some T, U, L, H and Pi cases are ok.
(you eventually should be doing ZBLL for T, U and L but don't worry about that now)
 

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Finally another PB
Generated By csTimer on 2021-11-01
mean of 3: 12.05

Time List:
1. 12.11 U2 B2 F2 R2 B2 R2 U B2 U2 B2 R2 L B F2 R2 U F' L' U' B' L'
2. 10.05 R D2 L B' D R F' U' B2 R U2 B2 L U2 L' F2 R2 F2 L' U'
3. 13.98 B2 L2 F2 D2 B2 U R2 D B2 F2 D2 R B F D2 R' B' R' F' L'


Edit: the next solve gave me 2 PBs at once:
Generated By csTimer on 2021-11-01
mean of 3: 12.01

Time List:
1. 10.05 R D2 L B' D R F' U' B2 R U2 B2 L U2 L' F2 R2 F2 L' U'
2. 13.98 B2 L2 F2 D2 B2 U R2 D B2 F2 D2 R B F D2 R' B' R' F' L'
3. 11.99 U' F' D2 F' L2 F L2 B L2 B' L2 F U R B D2 F2 R D F'
And
Generated By csTimer on 2021-11-01
avg of 5: 12.69

Time List:
1. (18.71) F R2 B L2 R2 F U2 F D2 L2 B2 D2 U' R2 D' L R D2 B D' F
2. 12.11 U2 B2 F2 R2 B2 R2 U B2 U2 B2 R2 L B F2 R2 U F' L' U' B' L'
3. (10.05) R D2 L B' D R F' U' B2 R U2 B2 L U2 L' F2 R2 F2 L' U'
4. 13.98 B2 L2 F2 D2 B2 U R2 D B2 F2 D2 R B F D2 R' B' R' F' L'
5. 11.99 U' F' D2 F' L2 F L2 B L2 B' L2 F U R B D2 F2 R D F'

EDIT EDIT:
Next solve gave me 2 PBs again:
Generated By csTimer on 2021-11-01
avg of 5: 12.32

Time List:
1. 12.11 U2 B2 F2 R2 B2 R2 U B2 U2 B2 R2 L B F2 R2 U F' L' U' B' L'
2. (10.05) R D2 L B' D R F' U' B2 R U2 B2 L U2 L' F2 R2 F2 L' U'
3. (13.98) B2 L2 F2 D2 B2 U R2 D B2 F2 D2 R B F D2 R' B' R' F' L'
4. 11.99 U' F' D2 F' L2 F L2 B L2 B' L2 F U R B D2 F2 R D F'
5. 12.86 R' U' F L2 F2 U2 R2 D2 R2 B L2 B L2 F2 U' B F' D2 R2 D' L2
And
Generated By csTimer on 2021-11-01
avg of 12: 13.71

Time List:
1. 13.95 B2 D2 B2 D2 L2 D2 U2 B' U2 F' R2 D2 U B' U2 R' D2 R U2 F' R
2. 17.05 D' B' R F2 U' B2 L F2 U' D2 F U2 L2 D2 F2 U2 F' L2 U2 B2 L2
3. 13.26 R F B2 U B D R' U' R' B2 R2 F2 R' U2 R' D2 R U2 F2
4. 13.67 D2 B2 U2 L2 B2 L F2 D2 F2 U2 R F2 D' R' F' L R2 U' R B2 R
5. 14.55 D B2 L' F2 R2 F' D B L B2 U2 B' D2 B' U2 F' L2 F' R2 B2 R2
6. 13.63 B2 D2 F2 U2 F2 L2 B2 F2 D' L2 D' R U2 B' L' F U2 R' B' L' R2
7. (18.71) F R2 B L2 R2 F U2 F D2 L2 B2 D2 U' R2 D' L R D2 B D' F
8. 12.11 U2 B2 F2 R2 B2 R2 U B2 U2 B2 R2 L B F2 R2 U F' L' U' B' L'
9. (10.05) R D2 L B' D R F' U' B2 R U2 B2 L U2 L' F2 R2 F2 L' U'
10. 13.98 B2 L2 F2 D2 B2 U R2 D B2 F2 D2 R B F D2 R' B' R' F' L'
11. 11.99 U' F' D2 F' L2 F L2 B L2 B' L2 F U R B D2 F2 R D F'
12. 12.86 R' U' F L2 F2 U2 R2 D2 R2 B L2 B L2 F2 U' B F' D2 R2 D' L2

EDIT EDIT EDIT (You just can't make these things up):
Generated By csTimer on 2021-11-01
avg of 5: 12.08

Time List:
1. (10.05) R D2 L B' D R F' U' B2 R U2 B2 L U2 L' F2 R2 F2 L' U'
2. (13.98) B2 L2 F2 D2 B2 U R2 D B2 F2 D2 R B F D2 R' B' R' F' L'
3. 11.99 U' F' D2 F' L2 F L2 B L2 B' L2 F U R B D2 F2 R D F'
4. 12.86 R' U' F L2 F2 U2 R2 D2 R2 B L2 B L2 F2 U' B F' D2 R2 D' L2
5. 11.40 U' B2 D' R2 B2 U R2 U F2 D L2 U B' L D' F R' U B' L R
And
Generated By csTimer on 2021-11-01
avg of 12: 13.45

Time List:
1. 17.05 D' B' R F2 U' B2 L F2 U' D2 F U2 L2 D2 F2 U2 F' L2 U2 B2 L2
2. 13.26 R F B2 U B D R' U' R' B2 R2 F2 R' U2 R' D2 R U2 F2
3. 13.67 D2 B2 U2 L2 B2 L F2 D2 F2 U2 R F2 D' R' F' L R2 U' R B2 R
4. 14.55 D B2 L' F2 R2 F' D B L B2 U2 B' D2 B' U2 F' L2 F' R2 B2 R2
5. 13.63 B2 D2 F2 U2 F2 L2 B2 F2 D' L2 D' R U2 B' L' F U2 R' B' L' R2
6. (18.71) F R2 B L2 R2 F U2 F D2 L2 B2 D2 U' R2 D' L R D2 B D' F
7. 12.11 U2 B2 F2 R2 B2 R2 U B2 U2 B2 R2 L B F2 R2 U F' L' U' B' L'
8. (10.05) R D2 L B' D R F' U' B2 R U2 B2 L U2 L' F2 R2 F2 L' U'
9. 13.98 B2 L2 F2 D2 B2 U R2 D B2 F2 D2 R B F D2 R' B' R' F' L'
10. 11.99 U' F' D2 F' L2 F L2 B L2 B' L2 F U R B D2 F2 R D F'
11. 12.86 R' U' F L2 F2 U2 R2 D2 R2 B L2 B L2 F2 U' B F' D2 R2 D' L2
12. 11.40 U' B2 D' R2 B2 U R2 U F2 D L2 U B' L D' F R' U B' L R

EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT (...)
Generated By csTimer on 2021-11-01
avg of 12: 13.09

Time List:
1. 13.26 R F B2 U B D R' U' R' B2 R2 F2 R' U2 R' D2 R U2 F2
2. 13.67 D2 B2 U2 L2 B2 L F2 D2 F2 U2 R F2 D' R' F' L R2 U' R B2 R
3. 14.55 D B2 L' F2 R2 F' D B L B2 U2 B' D2 B' U2 F' L2 F' R2 B2 R2
4. 13.63 B2 D2 F2 U2 F2 L2 B2 F2 D' L2 D' R U2 B' L' F U2 R' B' L' R2
5. (18.71) F R2 B L2 R2 F U2 F D2 L2 B2 D2 U' R2 D' L R D2 B D' F
6. 12.11 U2 B2 F2 R2 B2 R2 U B2 U2 B2 R2 L B F2 R2 U F' L' U' B' L'
7. (10.05) R D2 L B' D R F' U' B2 R U2 B2 L U2 L' F2 R2 F2 L' U'
8. 13.98 B2 L2 F2 D2 B2 U R2 D B2 F2 D2 R B F D2 R' B' R' F' L'
9. 11.99 U' F' D2 F' L2 F L2 B L2 B' L2 F U R B D2 F2 R D F'
10. 12.86 R' U' F L2 F2 U2 R2 D2 R2 B L2 B L2 F2 U' B F' D2 R2 D' L2
11. 11.40 U' B2 D' R2 B2 U R2 U F2 D L2 U B' L D' F R' U B' L R
12. 13.41 B2 U2 F2 D2 L D2 L' R2 D2 L D' F' D2 L R' F U R' B F2
 
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IsThatA4x4

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Sub 12 mo3 yay!
Generated By csTimer on 2021-11-07
mean of 3: 11.85

Time List:
1. 11.65 L2 B D2 U' B2 U' F2 R2 U F2 L2 F2 L2 F' U' B2 L' B' R' F'
2. 12.72 L2 U2 B2 L2 D' B2 U' L2 D' U2 F' L2 U' F L' F U2 B U F'
3. 11.18 B2 U2 R F2 D F' R B' U L2 F2 R2 U2 D' B2 U' L2 U2 B2 R2 L
 

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Just learnt the RUS Ua perm alg (R2 U' S' U2 S U' R2) and it is sooo satisfying. I literally spent the whole day doing it. I now go for it when I get it at that angle. Still working on the RUS Ub (R2 U' S R2 S' R2 U R2)
 

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What do you guys think of this Ja Perm because I've never seen it used anywhere else.
F2 L’ U’ r U2 l’ U R’ U’ R2
 
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