IsThatA4x4

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I have learned kite/scallop for CS on squan, what other CS cases are useful other than this to know?

IsThatA4x4

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I'm not even doing this in comp...
But it's so much fun...
Squan PB single
Generated By csTimer on 2022-07-13
single: 24.87

Time List:
1. 24.87 (0,2)/ (6,0)/ (0,3)/ (0,-3)/ (1,-2)/ (3,0)/ (3,0)/ (5,0)/ (-3,-3)/ (3,0)/ (-1,-5)/ (0,-2)/ (-4,0)/ (-2,0)

Third timed solve since I picked up squan again, the only one out of the 3 to not have parity.
One-look CS, EO case I couldn't be bothered to learn, TERRIBLE CP recognition, adj/W EP.

so overall pretty average

Edit: again
Generated By csTimer on 2022-07-13
single: 23.41
Time List:
1. 23.41 (0,5)/ (-3,-3)/ (1,1)/ (-3,0)/ (0,-3)/ (0,-3)/ (2,0)/ (6,0)/ (0,-3)/ (-4,0)/ (-2,-3)/ (-4,-3)

1 slice to kite/scallop, weird CO, 1-1 EO, terrible recog and J/N CP, U/U EP

EDIT EDIT:

Soo lucky
1 slice to kite/scallop, 2 slice CO, 2 slice EP, CP skip, U/U EP

Do i count it??

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IsThatA4x4

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Decided to actually finish squan EO & CP algs, so that's nice, and I'm working on making my EP smoother with cancellations between opp/opp, adj/adj, Z, and opp/O or O/opp when i use them together.

IsThatA4x4

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Generated By csTimer on 2022-07-17
mean of 3: 9.96

Time List:
1. 9.25 D2 R D2 F2 L' F2 L' B2 R2 U2 L' F D2 R' U R U' B2 L R2
2. 11.40 F L2 D2 B2 R2 F L2 D2 B' U2 F2 U' B2 L2 B L U L2 D L'
3. 9.22 R' D F' U' D B' D F2 R' F2 D2 F2 R2 B2 R U2 L F2 R2 D L

Always refreshing to get a sub-10 mo3

IsThatA4x4

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Generated By csTimer on 2022-07-18
single: 15.03

Time List:
1. 15.03 (-5,0)/ (-3,0)/ (-4,-1)/ (0,-3)/ (-3,0)/ (3,0)/ (-3,0)/ (4,0)/ (-3,-3)/ (-3,0)/ (4,-4)/ (6,0)/ (-4,0)/

0 slices to scallop/scallop
1 slice CO
3-3 EO
J/J CP

IsThatA4x4

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I learned some easy CS cases, and I feel like I can now do (pretty much) every 5 slice or less case optimally, here's what I learned:
Muffin/Muffin
Muffin/Square
Pawn/Pawn
Shield/Shield
Shield/Square
Shield/Kite

This is on top of scallop/kite of course

I really like learning CS cases, because it has a unique property that nearly every other alg set doesn't have, which is that every single case transforms into another after one move, so all you need to know for a 5-7 slice case is what moves you need to do to set up to a 4 slicer!

IsThatA4x4

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PB ao5
Generated By csTimer on 2022-07-21
avg of 5: 9.55

Time List:
1. (8.93) U' R' L D' B' U L2 D' R2 F2 L' U2 L' B2 U2 D2 R F2 L2 F2
2. 9.85 L2 D B2 R2 D U R2 F2 U R2 U L' D2 B' U F2 L2 D2 B' D R2
3. 9.88 L' F' B' D R F2 B D R D2 L' F2 D2 R2 F2 U2 L F2 L2 B
4. (12.66) U' F2 D' B2 R2 U' F2 L2 R2 D2 L2 B' U F L' U B' R' D' L B2
5. 8.93 U2 F2 R2 F U2 R2 F' U2 B' L2 R2 F2 R U2 R' B D2 R D F' R

Gotta get back into the swing of things with 3x3 for the comp, considering the amount of squan I've been doing th

IsThatA4x4

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I just got:
YJ MGC2 elite
Amazing OOTB, instant main.

Valk 3 Elite
OOTB it's very tight, but after loosening the corner cutting is pretty good and the cube has a very airy and crunchy feel.
Not a main, but it feels quite similar to my WRM so I can warm up with it in comps.

Imsoosm

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I just got:
YJ MGC2 elite
Amazing OOTB, instant main.

Valk 3 Elite
OOTB it's very tight, but after loosening the corner cutting is pretty good and the cube has a very airy and crunchy feel.
Not a main, but it feels quite similar to my WRM so I can warm up with it in comps.
What 2x2 were you using before the MGC elite? I'm also planning on buying one, can you tell me a little about how the cube feels?

IsThatA4x4

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What 2x2 were you using before the MGC elite? I'm also planning on buying one, can you tell me a little about how the cube feels?
I had the GAN 251M leap before, the magnets were wayy too strong and the cube had a few catching issues.

For the MGC elite, it has very fast, snappy, and light turning while still being quite controllable, and can corner cut almost everywhere. It is near perfect OOTB so won't require much setup.

Eli Apperson

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I just got:
YJ MGC2 elite
Amazing OOTB, instant main.

Valk 3 Elite
OOTB it's very tight, but after loosening the corner cutting is pretty good and the cube has a very airy and crunchy feel.
Not a main, but it feels quite similar to my WRM so I can warm up with it in comps.
I really suggest putting some time into setting up the valk elite, especially lubing the spring capsules. It makes in exponentially better.

IsThatA4x4

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PB single but I forgor the solution...
7.35
D R2 D L2 F2 D L2 D2 F2 R2 D L D' L B' F' R' D2 U' L2 B

PB because good lookahead and PLL skip I had no idea it would even PB i thought it was a 10.

IsThatA4x4

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Nice mo3 PB:
Generated By csTimer on 2022-07-24
mean of 3: 9.39

Time List:
1. 10.00 F' R' L' B' L U' F L' U' R2 B2 R2 F2 U2 B2 L2 D' B2 D' L2 B'
2. 9.60 R D F2 B R L' D B2 U2 B2 R2 F2 R2 L U2 R' B2 R U2 F' D'
3. 8.58 L2 F' L2 R2 B' U2 F L2 D2 B2 U2 R F R2 D' B' F2 R2 U L'

IsThatA4x4

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mo3 PB again
Generated By csTimer on 2022-07-24
mean of 3: 9.27

Time List:
1. 9.83 F2 D2 U2 L2 D2 R' D2 R' D2 F2 U2 R' U' L2 B D R' B2 L' F L2
2. 8.72 L' B2 U2 R2 U2 R2 B L2 D2 U2 B R' B2 D' L D U' R U
3. 9.27 L' D L2 R2 F2 D' L2 D R2 D2 U' R D' R D2 F D B U2
I want that sub-9 mo3

IsThatA4x4

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Early morning ao5 (I literally just woke up) to warm up my turning before the comp today (4x4 today, 2x2 & 3x3 tomorrow):
Generated By csTimer on 2022-07-30
avg of 5: 9.68

Time List:
1. 10.07 U' F B2 R D2 B2 F2 L F2 L2 R' B2 R' D' U2 R F2 R F' L2
2. 9.07 B U R2 B U2 B' L2 U2 F' D2 B L2 F' L D L' B' U F D R'
3. (8.81) L' B R2 D R' U' L' F2 D L2 F2 U F2 U2 B2 U R2 U2 L D
4. (11.85) U' R F2 D2 B' L2 D U2 R2 B2 L2 F' L2 D2 B D2 F' L2 B
5. 9.91 B2 U' F2 L2 B2 U' B' R F2 U R2 F2 D2 B2 D' L2 D' R2 D' R'

IsThatA4x4

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I just bought the Aosu WR M 4x4 at the comp and it's an instant main!
I'm getting no lockups and the cube doesn't feel stiff or unstable
Cutoff is sub 1:30 so I'll make that, I average about 1:05 right now.

IsThatA4x4

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Comp overview!

2x2
I normally average 4, but nerves and unlucky scrambles got to me and I got a 6.59 ao5, just barely missing finals.

3x3
Round 1: 12.40
Round 2: 11.59
Round 3: 11.11 (0.01 off PR average), top 10!!

Last time I overpracticed, but this time I got it just right, in r3 I +2ed out of getting my first official sub-10 single and sub-11 average.

4x4
Round 1: 1:11.26
Finals: 1:10.12

Major chokeage and lots of double parity here, but I'm loving the WRM!

Overall
I feel like I'm getting better at nerve control (although I still managed to drop my 2x2 lol).
I'm incredibly happy with my consistency in 3x3, and while practicing my ao1000 dropped below 11.5!

IsThatA4x4

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Generated By csTimer on 2022-08-06
single: 14.73

Time List:
1. 14.73 (-2,0)/ (5,-1)/ (4,1)/ (3,0)/ (-3,0)/ (0,-3)/ (-3,-1)/ (3,0)/ (-4,-5)/ (3,-4)/ (-3,0)/ (-3,-4)

Sub-15!!

Recon:
34 / -36 / -23 ##scallop/kite
/ -1-2 / -30 / ##CS
13 / -3-3 / ##OBL (EO "skip")
/ 30 / -30 / 30 / -30 / ##CP - N/J
/ -1-1 / -51 / 5-1 / 60 / 31 ##EP - opp/opp w/ bar flip (could've done it in less slices but i forgor)

IsThatA4x4

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At some point I crossed 300 sub-10 solves! Currently at 327
My consistency with 3x3 is going up (maybe I'll have a bulkocuber moment??), 12s are getting harder to come by (at least when I'm warmed up).

IsThatA4x4

Member
So, I have decided, the 2 events I want to main are 3x3 and squan!
I want sub-10 on both (much closer with that for 3x3 of course) eventually

I think I'll focus a little more on squan for now, I want to refine how I do my EPs, and learn full CS.
I think after that I'll work on learning CSP, and 2-alg PBL.
This will be quite the grind!