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

IsThatA4x4

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Recon:
Scramble: B L2 D2 F2 R' U2 L U2 R2 B2 R U2 D F' R D' R' D' L' D2
z2 y L R2 B' D2 B' // Cross
R' U' R U y' L' U L // Pair #1
U2 y R U2 R' U' R U R' // Pair #2
U' L' U' L // Pair #3
U2 R' U R U2 R' U R // Pair #4
U R U R' U' R' F R F' // OLL
U2 // AUF


4.8 TPS, 42 STM
 

IsThatA4x4

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I would get into OH, but my hands (specifically pinkies) are too small to reach the R' fingertrick.
Any tips? (Besides a smaller cube)
 

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Ao12 PB:
Generated By csTimer on 2021-12-15
avg of 12: 12.21

Time List:
1. 11.23 D' F2 R2 B2 D' F2 D' R2 B2 L2 B L F2 U R' D U2 F' R U
2. 14.45 L2 D F2 R2 U' R' F' B2 D' B2 U2 R' U2 F2 R' L' U2 L'
3. 12.66 F2 R D L' U' F L' D R B2 L2 U L2 U D B2 L2 D F2 B2 R2
4. (10.11) D' R' U' B' U2 B' R' B' L R2 U D' L2 B2 D2 L2 U B2 L2
5. 13.09 B' D F2 U2 L2 D F2 L2 F2 U B2 F L R B2 D' B2 F L' B
6. 12.96 U2 R L2 D2 B' F2 L2 U2 B' L2 U2 L2 B' R' D U2 L R F2 U2
7. 11.02 D' L2 F D2 F R2 F U2 R2 U2 R2 B2 L R' U R B D' B
8. 13.13 U2 R2 F2 L2 U2 R2 F L2 B' U2 B' F L F2 R2 D2 U' B' R F'
9. 10.79 U B2 U2 F2 D2 U' R2 D F2 R2 B2 L2 F R' D' L2 B2 L2 F R2 U
10. (15.07) D2 R2 U L2 U' B2 D2 R2 F2 U' R' B2 F2 R D L' F2 U' F' L
11. 11.75 F' U2 B2 U L2 R2 B2 U R2 D2 R2 F2 D' L B' F U F R2 B' D
12. 11.02 R2 U2 L' B2 L' U2 L' B2 L' F D R2 B2 D' B2 L R D
 

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One solve gave me a mo3 and an ao5 PB:
Generated By csTimer on 2021-12-18
mean of 3: 11.21

Time List:
1. 12.31 D F2 D B2 D' U2 B2 L2 B2 F2 U2 R F L2 D U L' F2 L F D
2. 11.68 F2 R2 B2 D L2 B2 D' B2 U R2 B' D2 U2 L' U' B' F2 D' F D
3. 9.64 L' F2 R L2 D2 F L2 U2 B R2 U2 B2 R2 U' F' L D2 B D' U'
And
Generated By csTimer on 2021-12-18
avg of 5: 11.58

Time List:
1. (13.12) R2 D' F' U' D2 F2 B2 L U' F2 B2 U F2 R2 U2 R2 D' B2 D'
2. 10.75 B' L F2 U' F2 R D B D2 B2 D2 L' F2 R L2 F2 L2 D2 F
3. 12.31 D F2 D B2 D' U2 B2 L2 B2 F2 U2 R F L2 D U L' F2 L F D
4. 11.68 F2 R2 B2 D L2 B2 D' B2 U R2 B' D2 U2 L' U' B' F2 D' F D
5. (9.64) L' F2 R L2 D2 F L2 U2 B R2 U2 B2 R2 U' F' L D2 B D' U'
Edit: next solve improved both PBs (sub 11 mo3!!)
Generated By csTimer on 2021-12-18
mean of 3: 10.92

Time List:
1. 11.68 F2 R2 B2 D L2 B2 D' B2 U R2 B' D2 U2 L' U' B' F2 D' F D
2. 9.64 L' F2 R L2 D2 F L2 U2 B R2 U2 B2 R2 U' F' L D2 B D' U'
3. 11.43 R' B L' B2 U2 F2 U2 L' D2 F2 L' U2 D L D' R B U' R B'
And
Generated By csTimer on 2021-12-18
avg of 5: 11.29

Time List:
1. 10.75 B' L F2 U' F2 R D B D2 B2 D2 L' F2 R L2 F2 L2 D2 F
2. (12.31) D F2 D B2 D' U2 B2 L2 B2 F2 U2 R F L2 D U L' F2 L F D
3. 11.68 F2 R2 B2 D L2 B2 D' B2 U R2 B' D2 U2 L' U' B' F2 D' F D
4. (9.64) L' F2 R L2 D2 F L2 U2 B R2 U2 B2 R2 U' F' L D2 B D' U'
5. 11.43 R' B L' B2 U2 F2 U2 L' D2 F2 L' U2 D L D' R B U' R B'
 

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ao12 PB:
Generated By csTimer on 2021-12-18
avg of 12: 12.04

Time List:
1. 11.55 L2 D U2 L2 B' U2 B' D2 B L2 D2 L2 R2 U' L' D L2 R' F U2
2. 12.98 R2 U2 B2 R2 B F2 U2 F' D2 L2 U' F L F D B' R' B2 U' F2
3. 13.12 R2 D' F' U' D2 F2 B2 L U' F2 B2 U F2 R2 U2 R2 D' B2 D'
4. 10.75 B' L F2 U' F2 R D B D2 B2 D2 L' F2 R L2 F2 L2 D2 F
5. 12.31 D F2 D B2 D' U2 B2 L2 B2 F2 U2 R F L2 D U L' F2 L F D
6. 11.68 F2 R2 B2 D L2 B2 D' B2 U R2 B' D2 U2 L' U' B' F2 D' F D
7. (9.64) L' F2 R L2 D2 F L2 U2 B R2 U2 B2 R2 U' F' L D2 B D' U'
8. 11.43 R' B L' B2 U2 F2 U2 L' D2 F2 L' U2 D L D' R B U' R B'
9. 12.28 U2 L2 R2 B' F' R2 D2 B U2 L2 B' D U F' L R D L2 B2 L'
10. 12.63 F U R' U' F2 R2 B' L F' L2 F L2 U2 F L2 B' U2 D2 L2
11. (13.75) L' R2 U2 F2 L' F2 L' D2 B2 U2 B2 D L' F2 U' F' L U F2 R
12. 11.65 L U2 B U2 F U2 B2 L2 F2 L2 D2 U R' F2 U' B' F2 R' U
I'm getting so close to sub 12 ao12!
 

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I would get into OH, but my hands (specifically pinkies) are too small to reach the R' fingertrick.
Any tips? (Besides a smaller cube)
You have to build up the muscles. When starting OH it might seem like pinky is too small. But after you do R U R' U' drill a 100-500 times, you will feel comfortable
 

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Got a PB mo3 by 0.3 seconds
Generated By csTimer on 2021-12-26
mean of 3: 10.62

Time List:
1. 9.38 L2 R2 U2 B2 F R2 D2 B' F2 L' B' U2 B2 D2 B2 L' U B2
2. 11.42 L D2 R2 D2 R2 U F2 R2 U R2 F2 U2 F' L U' B' L' D2 L' R2 F
3. 11.06 R' U2 L D2 R2 U2 B2 F' L2 B' D2 B2 R2 U2 R F' D U B L2 B
 

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I learned to solve Squan a couple days ago, and it's pretty fun so I want to get better. Here is my list of things to do (in order probably):
(Vandenburgh)
Learn EO algs
Learn CP algs
Parity alg, done at EP stage
Learn more cubeshape shapes
 

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Yup you can trust cubers to make names shorter:
Square-1 = Squan
Megaminx = Mega (ok maybe not)
Pyraminx = Pyra
 

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There isn't a thread for this kind of question so I'll just post it here because it's kinda specific.

I recently signed up for a competition (which may not even go ahead because covid), and realised that I had signed up for an event that was on a day I could not attend (Saturday school). Because I registered a bit too late (40 mins after registration opens is apparently too late), I have been on the waiting list for a while now. If I update my registration form and remove the event I can't compete in, would that affect my place on the waiting list? Or if I just don't go to that event, do I get any punishment?
It's quite a specific question so I'm not really expecting an answer because you have probably not been in this situation before.
 

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There isn't a thread for this kind of question so I'll just post it here because it's kinda specific.

I recently signed up for a competition (which may not even go ahead because covid), and realised that I had signed up for an event that was on a day I could not attend (Saturday school). Because I registered a bit too late (40 mins after registration opens is apparently too late), I have been on the waiting list for a while now. If I update my registration form and remove the event I can't compete in, would that affect my place on the waiting list? Or if I just don't go to that event, do I get any punishment?
It's quite a specific question so I'm not really expecting an answer because you have probably not been in this situation before.
Honestly people skip events all the time. I would just leave it alone just to be safe, and if you get in the comp you can contact the organizers.
 

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I would get into OH, but my hands (specifically pinkies) are too small to reach the R' fingertrick.
Any tips? (Besides a smaller cube)
I really doubt it, unless your hands are absurdly small. R' is just one of those fingertricks that's really hard when you're starting out. If you practice enough you'll get the flexibility to reach. If you're like 9 years old and actually have small hands, then there really aren't many options.
You could try the push R' where your pinkie goes from DRB to BRU, but I feel reach would probably also be an obstacle there. I wouldn't recommend it to many people since FRD>DRB R' flicks are usually going to be faster. Either way, it's a good finger trick to know for certain situations.

Because I registered a bit too late (40 mins after registration opens is apparently too late)
People have been competition starved for almost 2 years :)
The comp I'm going to this week filled up in 2 minutes. It's the US so it might have a higher cuber density, but still, you gotta be on the page the second that registration opens.

If I update my registration form and remove the event I can't compete in, would that affect my place on the waiting list? Or if I just don't go to that event, do I get any punishment?
It's quite a specific question so I'm not really expecting an answer because you have probably not been in this situation before.
Since you registered so late, it's very probably that you won't even make it into the competition, as unfortunate as that sounds. If you're set on it though, I would just email the organizers and ask them to change your registration themselves - that way they won't shift your position on the waitlist.

As organizers, they'll want to know how many people are competing in each event so that they can properly set the schedule. If 3-4 people in 7x7 decide not to compete, that's easily 20 minutes saved on the schedule. The plan would probably to just run the competition as is ahead of schedule, but it also might mean they could squeeze in a second round of some other short event.

Ultimately, if you'd rather not contact them though and just don't come up when they call you, nothing will happen. You're results shouldn't even be DNSed, they'll just not be included when the organizers do data entry.
 
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