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[Help Thread] Journey to become sub-15 and color neutral

Are you color netural


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EliteCuber

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Hi there! I am trying to become color neutral while getting sub-18 avarge. I will be posting every weeks progress, and everyone is welcome to help! Thanks!
WEEK 1
Cube used: GTS3m
Timer used: CS Timer
Ao5: 18.88
1: U' B2 D' R2 U' L2 R2 U2 L2 F2 L' D B R' D' B2 R U2 F' D2 19.78 (oofed on the pll)
2: D' L U' F' B U F2 L U L2 B' U2 F' U2 L2 F' D2 L2 B L2 U2 13.29 (Beginners Luck with a OLL skip)
3: D2 B2 F2 D' F2 D' R2 D2 L2 D' R2 B' L2 B2 L' B2 R F2 U' F D2 18.26 (Kinda lucky?)
4: B2 U' F2 L D2 L B2 R2 F2 U2 L2 D2 R' U R B R' B' D' B' U' 20.86 (My average)
5: D F2 L F2 R B2 U2 L2 R B2 D2 B' R D' B' U' R D' R' 22.23 (last one was bad oof)
My Comments: 0.88 away on the first day Woo Hoo!

WEEK 2
Cube used: GTS3m
Timer Used: CS Timer'
Ao5: 15.54
1: R' D2 L' B2 U' R2 U' L2 D' R2 D B2 U' F U' B L2 D F2 L' 15.47
2: F U B' L D' B' R2 B R U' D2 F2 L2 D2 B2 L2 B2 D' L2 B2 16.23
3: L D2 L2 U' F2 U' R2 U L2 U' R2 B2 F' R B U L U L2 D' 15.29
4: R2 F' L2 U R2 D' L2 B2 D2 B2 U2 R B L' F2 D2 U2 L2 B' 17.35
5: U R2 B2 R2 F L2 U2 F L2 R2 U2 F U' L' D R F' L' U B' 13.24 (PLL skip!)

My Comments: I guess I am renaming this to Journey to become sub-15 and color neutral now because my average is oof
 
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I think it's probably a better idea to become color neutral first because the faster you get, the harder it becomes to become color neutral. I'm sub 9 and it took me about 1800 red cross solves to do the red cross and I'm currently working on orange cross and I've done about 800 solves and I'm about half way.(avg 9.5 with orange cross). Also, can you do white and yellow cross already?
 

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I would just like to point out, that becoming color neutral, if you are already sub 20, is not worth it.
It will slow down your improvement rate by a massive amount, and it wont improve your times that much. Lucas Etter, isn't color neutral, along with many other solvers.
If you only want to get sub 20, than it isn't needed, but if you want to get faster than that being color neutral helps a LOT, it makes you have 6 times more lucky scrambles and six times less unlucky scrambles which makes your times more consistent and allows you to plan further into your solve.

Also, I think the reason that Lucas Etter isn't as fast as Feliks or Max is because he isn't color neutral, I think that if he was cn he would be equal or faster than them.
 
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I would just like to point out, that becoming color neutral, if you are already sub 20, is not worth it.
It will slow down your improvement rate by a massive amount, and it wont improve your times that much. Lucas Etter, isn't color neutral, along with many other solvers.
can you explain how it would massively slow down your improvement rate? To me that sounds like a false claim that you didn't back up.
 
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