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My Cubing Journey

BenChristman1

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It's fine if this thread dies (in fact, I would prefer that), I just want to have something to link in the Quest Thread (linked below if you're interested). I'll just update this post every week. Please give me any help or tips that you can offer. Thanks!



3x3: 26.32 average
2x2: 7.71 average
Pyraminx: 14.57 average
Skewb: 15.11 average
3x3 1st Round: 20.15 average
3x3 2nd Round: 20.20 average
3x3 OH: 49.96 single (did not make cutoff of 45 seconds)
This competition takes place on May 9.

Dates: Sunday, January 26, 2020 -----> Saturday, February 1, 2020
Most recent ao100: 20.322
16/21
I need to learn the G-perms, E-perm, and I need to learn better algs for Ja-perm (I use lefty Jb-perm), Nb-perm (I use lefty Na-perm), and V-perm (I use M2 U2 M2 Y-perm M2 U2 M2).
17/57
Main: GAN 356 X
This week's progress: Learned the better alg for Ja-perm
Dates: Sunday, February 2, 2020 -----> Saturday, February 8, 2020
Most recent ao100: 21.860
Main: GAN 356 X
16/21:
I need to learn the G-perms, E-perm, and I need to learn better algs for Nb-perm (I use lefty Na-perm) and V-perm (I use M2 U2 M2 Y-perm M2 U2 M2).
17/57
This week's progress: None :(
Dates: Sunday, February 9, 2020 -----> Saturday, February 15, 2020
Most recent ao100: 19.479
Main: GAN 356 X
16/21:
I need to learn the G-perms, E-perm, and I need to learn better algs for Nb-perm (I use lefty Na-perm) and V-perm (I use M2 U2 M2 Y-perm M2 U2 M2).
17/57
This week's progress: None :(
Dates: Sunday, February 16, 2020 -----> Saturday, February 22, 2020
Most recent ao100: 20.264
Main: GAN 356 X
16/21:
I need to learn the G-perms, E-perm, and I need to learn better algs for Nb-perm (I use lefty Na-perm) and V-perm (I use M2 U2 M2 Y-perm M2 U2 M2).
17/57
Goal(s): Learn new alg for V-perm
This week's progress: Learned new alg for V-perm
Dates: Sunday, February 23, 2020 -----> Saturday, February 29, 2020
Most recent ao100: 19.753
Main: GAN 356 X
16/21:
I need to learn the G-perms, E-perm, and I need to learn better a better alg for Nb-perm (I use lefty Na-perm).
17/57
Goal(s): Learn new alg for Nb-perm
This week's progress: None
Dates: Sunday, March 1, 2020 -----> Saturday, March 7, 2020
Most recent ao100: 19.609
Main: GAN 356 X
16/21:
I need to learn the G-perms, E-perm, and I need to learn better a better alg for Nb-perm (I use lefty Na-perm).
17/57
Goal(s): Learn new alg for Nb-perm
This week's progress: None
Dates: Sunday, March 8, 2020 -----> Saturday, March 14, 2020
Most recent ao100: Lost all of my progress on csTimer, so I haven't done an ao100 yet
Main: GAN 356 X
16/21:
I need to learn the G-perms, E-perm, and I need to learn better a better alg for Nb-perm (I use lefty Na-perm).
17/57
Goal(s): Learn new alg for Nb-perm
This week's progress: None
Dates: Sunday, March 15, 2020 -----> Saturday, March 21, 2020
Most recent ao100: 19.620
Main: GAN 356 X
16/21:
I need to learn the G-perms, E-perm, and I need to learn better a better alg for Nb-perm (I use lefty Na-perm).
17/57
Goal(s): Learn new alg for Nb-perm
This week's progress: None
Dates: Sunday, March 22, 2020 -----> Saturday, March 28, 2020
Most recent ao100: 19.291
Main: GAN 356 X
16/21:
I need to learn the G-perms, E-perm, and I need to learn better a better alg for Nb-perm (I use lefty Na-perm).
17/57
Goal(s): Learn new alg for Nb-perm
This week's progress: N/A

All averages are best ao100 (or the highest average that I have: single, mo3, ao5, 12, 25, 50).
2x2: 5.109
4x4: 1:25.581
5x5 (ao25): 2:52.581
6x6 (ao12): 8:02.705
7x7 (single): 18:20.250
Pyraminx: 9.966
Megaminx (ao12): 3:15.227
Skewb: 16.720
Square-1: 1:01.675
3x3 OH: 50.506
 
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BenChristman1

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Doing M2 U M2 U2 M2 U M2 is better unless you're a lefty



Do you have the solved side facing you?
Yes.
It depends on what fingers you use to do M’. I use my right hand, so to avoid regripping, U’ is better. If you use left hand for M’, U is better.
Yes, that is what I do.
 

brododragon

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My hands are yet to be adult size, so when I reach down to do M’, I can’t quite stretch enough to perform a U smoothly.
Try using your middle finger instead of your ring finger, it's easier on the hands.
Actually that is what I do, but it’s still not enough :(. And M2 requires ring finger...
I use a GTS3M and it's eay to do m, m' and m2 and my hands arent big and it's really smooth to do u after
And then you've got me with hands so big I can't record from the side.
 

BenChristman1

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I am going to start posting weekly example solves on this thread for criticism. These solves would be pretty close to what I would do in a speedsolve. I know most PLLs (not E and the Gs) and I know about 1/3 of OLLs. I use intuitive F2L. Here is the first solve:

Scramble: R' B2 U2 R' B2 R2 F2 U2 L' D2 R2 B' U L' F L' F2 R B R'
Inspection: x2 y' (yellow top, orange front)
Cross: U' F L' D F' L2 R' (cancel into 1st pair)
1st Pair: U' R'
2nd Pair: y (yellow top, blue front) U' L U L'
3rd Pair: y (yellow top, red front) U' L' U' L
4th Pair: y (yellow top, green front) L' U L U y' (yellow top, red front) R U R'
OLL: U F U R U' R' F'
PLL: U R' U L' U2 R U' R' U2 R L U2
 
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First of all I would recommend doing real speedsolves and reconstruct those.
Cross: U' F L' D F' L2 R' (cancel into 1st pair)
z2 R2 F' D R' F is a much better cross, 2 moves less and better to finger trick and therefore a lot faster
(cancel into 1st pair)
1st Pair: U' R'
I seriously doubt you inspected the first pair so it is very impressive that you are able to see such things coming up, change your grip and insert it right away.
2nd Pair: y (yellow top, blue front) U' L U L'
3rd Pair: y (yellow top, red front) U' L' U' L
not much to say about 2nd and 3rd pair
4th Pair: y (yellow top, green front) L' U L U y' (yellow top, red front) R U R'
probably the weakest part of this solve
some better alternatives:
y L' U L U F U F' (avoiding the 2nd rotation+easy to cancel into OLL)
or
y L' U' L F' L F L' // 4th Pair
then U' L F' L' U' L U F U' L' Y-Perm or (if you don't like the 1st alg) U' F R U R' U' F' R' U' R U' R' U2 R Ja-Perm
or
U' F' U' F U' R U R' // 4th Pair
U' M U R U R' U' M' R' F R F' U // LL
or
R' F R F' U2 R U R' // 4th Pair
U2 R U2 R2 F R F' R U2 R' Rb-Perm
OLL: U F U R U' R' F'
PLL: U R' U L' U2 R U' R' U2 R L U2
LL is fine but it is kinda weird that you do R L U2 to end the J-Perm, L R U2 is what I do (better imo)
 
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ProStar

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I am going to start posting weekly example solves on this thread for criticism. These solves would be pretty close to what I would do in a speedsolve. I know most PLLs (not E and the Gs) and I know about 1/3 of OLLs. I use intuitive F2L. Here is the first solve:

Scramble: R' B2 U2 R' B2 R2 F2 U2 L' D2 R2 B' U L' F L' F2 R B R'
Inspection: x2 y' (yellow top, orange front)
Cross: U' F L' D F' L2 R' (cancel into 1st pair)
1st Pair: U' R'
2nd Pair: y (yellow top, blue front) U' L U L'
3rd Pair: y (yellow top, red front) U' L' U' L
4th Pair: y (yellow top, green front) L' U L U y' (yellow top, red front) R U R'
OLL: U F U R U' R' F'
PLL: U R' U L' U2 R U' R' U2 R L U2
I've got one thing to tell you: F moves aren't going to poison you. With decent finger tricks, doing F U F' is wayyy faster than y' R U R'. That's basically the only thing I have to say
 

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