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My Cubing Journey

What Method Should I Start With?


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I'm A Cuber

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In the middle of a session right now, haven't posted about this yet


Generated By csTimer on 2020-06-03
single: 52.81

Time List:
1. 52.81 U2 F L' B2 D2 L2 D2 R' D2 U2 F2 L D2 U B' F' L D' L' R2 Uw2 L Fw2 Rw2 F R F' D2 Rw2 U2 F' U2 D2 Uw L B' Uw2 R Fw' U' L F2 Uw2 L' Uw'
1: 51.148 F' U2 R2 L' Fw' B2 L U2 D Rw' Uw2 F' B2 R U' B D' L Rw' D Fw' U' R' D' R Rw' D Uw B2 R2 D B2 Fw Rw Uw' D Rw' R2 L2 D2
hahahahaha I’m winning again
Edit: also just got a sub-1 Average. Should I make a personal progress thread? I don’t want to keep posting my good 4x4 times here
 
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1: 51.148 F' U2 R2 L' Fw' B2 L U2 D Rw' Uw2 F' B2 R U' B D' L Rw' D Fw' U' R' D' R Rw' D Uw B2 R2 D B2 Fw Rw Uw' D Rw' R2 L2 D2
hahahahaha I’m winning again
Edit: also just got a sub-1 Average. Should I make a personal progress thread? I don’t want to keep posting my good 4x4 times here
Generated By csTimer on 2020-06-18
single: 50.15

Time List:
1. 50.15 B2 R' B2 R F2 U2 F2 D2 L R2 F2 R2 B' R2 D' R' D2 F U' B' D' Rw2 U2 B Rw2 F Uw2 L Uw2 F Uw2 B D2 Uw B2 R Uw L U2 R2 Uw' R' Rw Fw U2 L2

I legitimately feel sorry. Ao5 PB is 55.86
 

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Generated By csTimer on 2020-06-18
single: 50.15

Time List:
1. 50.15 B2 R' B2 R F2 U2 F2 D2 L R2 F2 R2 B' R2 D' R' D2 F U' B' D' Rw2 U2 B Rw2 F Uw2 L Uw2 F Uw2 B D2 Uw B2 R Uw L U2 R2 Uw' R' Rw Fw U2 L2

I legitimately feel sorry. Ao5 PB is 55.86
Bruh
 

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I've been coding since second grade and still have terrible typing skills.
Is this true? You seriously started coding in 2nd grade? I’m not even that old (29) and didn’t have be a computer in my household until 5th grade. The first experience I got in coding was in my sophomore year of college, C++. I am constantly amazed at how fast technology changes...
 

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Is this true? You seriously started coding in 2nd grade? I’m not even that old (29) and didn’t have be a computer in my household until 5th grade. The first experience I got in coding was in my sophomore year of college, C++. I am constantly amazed at how fast technology changes...
Yeah, it wasn't much. It was basic shapes with my dad in ProcessingJS. Couldn't really comprehend the coordinate system so I took a break, but yeah.
bruh, are you some kind of the Matrix protagonist? I have have been programming for 6 months now, I used C++, Java, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Scratch(forlulz) and C#, how many do you know? (just reply once to not make this very off-topic lol)
I dunno, I know a little of everything. JS is probably my strongest.
 

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There's also this one which has pretty optimised algs, so use both (but definitely get good at S moves if you're using ELL).
 

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I've been kinda demotivated in cubing lately, and I think quarantine has a lot to do with that. I've missed out on two competitions due to them being cancelled because of COVID-19. I haven't really wanted to strive to improve in any event. I think I'm going to start using different methods(probably trying to get sub-20). I don't plan on switching away from CFOP, it's just a way to motivate me again. My times with different methods I've tried:

CFOP: 15
CFCE: 17? (A guess, I assume I'd be slightly slower than with CFOP because I use 4lll)
ZZ: 17
Petrus: Inconsistant, 20-30 (because of no practice)
Roux: 20-1:00 (no idea, I never do Roux solves)

I doubt I'll be doing CFCE or ZZ since I've used them as a main method before and I've already accomplished my goal of sub-20, but maybe. I also may try out other methods like HK or PCMS, but I'm starting with the big four(+CFCE because I already did that).


Edit: Added a poll to decide if I should do Roux or Petrus first


I'm like a year late, but @ProStar if you still want to learn ELL I've finished my ELL doc
Also http://algdb.net/puzzle/333/ell
 
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I've been kinda demotivated in cubing lately, and I think quarantine has a lot to do with that. I've missed out on two competitions due to them being cancelled because of COVID-19. I haven't really wanted to strive to improve in any event. I think I'm going to start using different methods(probably trying to get sub-20). I don't plan on switching away from CFOP, it's just a way to motivate me again. My times with different methods I've tried:

CFOP: 15
CFCE: 17? (A guess, I assume I'd be slightly slower than with CFOP because I use 4lll)
ZZ: 17
Petrus: Inconsistant, 20-30 (because of no practice)
Roux: 20-1:00 (no idea, I never do Roux solves)

I doubt I'll be doing CFCE or ZZ since I've used them as a main method before and I've already accomplished my goal of sub-20, but maybe. I also may try out other methods like HK or PCMS, but I'm starting with the big four(+CFCE because I already did that).


Edit: Added a poll to decide if I should do Roux or Petrus first




Also http://algdb.net/puzzle/333/ell
How about Waterman?
 

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Currently averaging low 30s, don't have a sub-20 yet. I can plan my FB square, and if a 1x2x2 block is done then I can often track my other two FB pieces. I solve FB with blockbuilding techniques(still not great but not CFOP), but since I don't have much experience quickly doing blockbuilding I usually do CFOP-style for SB(although I do make use of some Roux techniques). I'm trying to track a couple pieces during FB to help, but can't do that yet. For some reason my brain can't remember to do 2-look CMLL, so I sometimes do OCLL then forget to permute them until after EO :p. EO is fine, there are a couple cases I could get more efficient with and I need to get better at tracking DB that way it's rotationless. My FL/FR is awful, I always have huge pauses there but I'm working on it, mainly just remembering what colors I need and trying to track DF and DB. L4E is okay, I need better recognition for 3-cycles because I'll sometimes do M2 M2 type stuff.

I'm x2 y CN(or whatever the notation is for white/yellow CN), and it was really easy. I use 2-look CMLL and most likely won't learn full CMLL because I still plan on using CFOP and don't even know OLL. I'm doing the best algs though(like not using R2 D R' U2 R D' R' U2 R' for U but instead FRURUF), so it's efficient 2-look at least.


Roux is so much fun, I've never had this much fun cubing since I learned LBL
 

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Haven't updated in a while. My life has been crazy busy and I've had 0 time for cubing, so while I'm always playing with a cube I haven't done any timed solves till my last post. Finally have a little time to practice, started with an 3x3 Ao12 (Roux) but I'm hoping to at least do an Ao50 tonight:

Generated By csTimer on 2020-07-23
avg of 12: 28.57

Time List:
1. (36.55) L2 B D' R B2 R' U2 R' D' R2 F2 U2 L2 B U2 B' U2 B2 L2 D2 B'
2. 33.63 F' L' B R2 D2 F2 R2 B' L2 R2 U2 B D2 U' R2 U B F U' F2
3. 29.73 U2 B' R' U' F2 B2 R D' L' F' U2 F U2 R2 L2 U2 F' U2 R2 B2
4. (23.73) D B L D2 F R2 D U2 L2 F' U2 R2 F' R2 U2 B' R2 D2 F'
5. 25.70 R' L' F L' D B2 U R' F2 U2 F' B2 R2 B D2 F2 D
6. 25.96 F2 R' D2 B2 R F2 U2 R2 F2 D2 R F2 U' B D B L' U' L B F'
7. 26.14 L2 U2 B R2 F L2 U2 F U2 B' F' L' F2 U' L2 B' F R B2 U' L2
8. 25.11 D2 U2 B D2 L2 B D2 U2 F2 R2 U2 R B2 U' R' B2 D2 U F' U2 B2
9. 36.22 B' D' L2 U' L2 U R2 D' F2 L R U' B U' B' U2 L2
10. 25.04 F' L' B' D2 B2 R2 U2 F2 U' B2 R2 U L2 U B U2 F L' F' D2 L
11. 25.89 U L2 R2 F2 D2 U B2 U F2 R2 F L F' D2 U R' D2 R B2 F2
12. 32.28 D F2 L2 U L2 U L2 U F2 L2 D F2 B D U2 F' U2 B' L' D2 R'

Hopefully I'll get a sub-20 tonight. The 23 is my PB though, super smooth solve. I'll update on how I feel about my solves at the end of my session and I might post some example solves when I have time
 

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Forgot to post this last night, here are the results of last night's Ao50:

Generated By csTimer on 2020-07-24
avg of 50: 25.45

Time List:
1. (36.55) L2 B D' R B2 R' U2 R' D' R2 F2 U2 L2 B U2 B' U2 B2 L2 D2 B'
2. (33.63) F' L' B R2 D2 F2 R2 B' L2 R2 U2 B D2 U' R2 U B F U' F2
3. 29.73 U2 B' R' U' F2 B2 R D' L' F' U2 F U2 R2 L2 U2 F' U2 R2 B2
4. 23.73 D B L D2 F R2 D U2 L2 F' U2 R2 F' R2 U2 B' R2 D2 F'
5. 25.70 R' L' F L' D B2 U R' F2 U2 F' B2 R2 B D2 F2 D
6. 25.96 F2 R' D2 B2 R F2 U2 R2 F2 D2 R F2 U' B D B L' U' L B F'
7. 26.14 L2 U2 B R2 F L2 U2 F U2 B' F' L' F2 U' L2 B' F R B2 U' L2
8. 25.11 D2 U2 B D2 L2 B D2 U2 F2 R2 U2 R B2 U' R' B2 D2 U F' U2 B2
9. (36.22) B' D' L2 U' L2 U R2 D' F2 L R U' B U' B' U2 L2
10. 25.04 F' L' B' D2 B2 R2 U2 F2 U' B2 R2 U L2 U B U2 F L' F' D2 L
11. 25.89 U L2 R2 F2 D2 U B2 U F2 R2 F L F' D2 U R' D2 R B2 F2
12. 32.28 D F2 L2 U L2 U L2 U F2 L2 D F2 B D U2 F' U2 B' L' D2 R'
13. 27.88 D' B2 D R2 U R2 B2 R2 D' R2 B2 U L F L U' R' B' L2 U R2
14. 19.98 U' B2 F2 D B2 R2 D F2 U2 R2 D2 L2 F R' U' L' R' F' R2 B2 U
15. 29.43 B2 R L2 B D2 F2 U2 L2 B D2 B' U2 B L2 U' B2 D2 R' D B' R
16. 27.80 R' D2 L F2 L2 D2 F' D' U2 R' D2 L' U2 F2 L' B2 R F2 B2 U'
17. 19.64 U' L' U2 R U2 F2 D2 U2 R' B2 U2 L R U F' R' U F R' D' L
18. 32.00 B R2 U2 F2 U' B2 D' U' F2 L2 D2 B D L2 D' L' F' R' F'
19. 26.26 D' U2 B2 D F2 R2 B2 U2 F2 D' L2 R' U2 L D' U' R' U2 B' D'
20. 25.33 R2 F R2 L' U' F2 B R B L D2 R F2 U2 F2 U2 L2 U2 B2
21. 29.16 U' R L' D' L B' D' F' L R2 B2 D2 B D2 F' R2 F' D2 B'
22. 28.23 U R2 F' D2 B' D2 L2 F' D2 B R2 U2 F' L F' U' B2 D2 R D'
23. 23.75 B2 F2 U B2 L2 U' R2 D U R2 U' B L' D' R2 D2 R2 U' R' B' R'
24. 28.07 D R B R2 D L U F U2 F R2 F' B2 L2 B2 D2 F R2 L2 U
25. 25.58 U' F2 U2 B' U B' R U' F2 R2 U2 F2 B R2 B' R2 U2 B' R2 F
26. 25.15 B' F2 D F2 R2 F2 D2 B2 D B2 L2 R F' D2 U2 F U2 B U
27. 19.66 L2 F U L2 D2 R2 D' B2 L2 F2 D2 L2 R2 U' R' D B' R2 U2 L' F'
28. (18.64) U2 L D L' F' B R D F2 D2 L D2 B2 D2 B2 R L B2 D2 L
29. 24.15 D' F B2 R2 F2 U2 L R2 B2 D2 F2 D2 L' U2 B D L R2 F' R D'
30. 27.23 F2 L R2 F R2 B D2 F L2 B' D2 L2 B2 D' R2 F' L' F' L2 D2
31. 21.49 U' F' U' D' L B2 U' F L2 D2 F2 D' B2 R2 L2 D R2 B2 D'
32. 28.92 D R F2 L2 R D2 F2 U2 B2 R' U2 R U2 F' D2 L D' F2 D' B' D
33. 23.31 F2 L2 U2 R D2 R' D2 B2 F2 L F2 D2 B D' B D' B R' U' F L
34. 25.50 F2 B2 U2 B D2 L F' R L' F2 L2 D' B2 D F2 R2 U' D' R2 L2
35. 27.28 R L U' F' L2 B2 L D R2 B2 R2 F D2 B' U2 R2 F' L2 F' L
36. 27.27 U B D2 F L2 U L' R2 U2 F U2 D2 L2 D2 F D2 F2 U2 B R U
37. 19.63 R D' U2 F' L2 F R2 B U2 F' R2 U2 F2 D F U' R' B2 D B' R'
38. 25.43 L2 F2 R B2 L B' D' L' B2 U B2 U' L2 D L2 D B2 D2 B'
39. 19.99 R2 U' L' B U B U' D F2 U2 L2 F2 B R2 F2 L2 F D2 F' R2 L'
40. (18.51) B L' F D B D' R L B U2 F2 U2 R2 F2 U2 B' D2 R2 B2 D'
41. 25.56 R' U2 B2 L2 U' R2 D R2 D2 B' L' R D' F' L2 F2 D F2
42. 25.50 D2 B2 U L2 D' U' R2 U' F2 B' D2 R' F' D R B' L2 B' D
43. 24.67 R' D2 U2 B R2 F L2 F R2 F2 L2 R2 F L B2 U F' R2 F U2
44. 21.05 R F' B2 U F2 D L2 D L2 U B2 R2 D2 F2 L' B' L D2 R' U' F'
45. 22.30 B2 L2 D U B2 R2 B2 U L2 B2 U' F' D2 U F' R D L' U' L'
46. 22.95 D R U2 R F2 D R L F B' L2 F2 L2 U2 B U2 L2 U2 B
47. 22.22 B' D' B2 D' F D R2 D' L2 D2 R F2 B2 R B2 L' U2 L'
48. (19.36) U F L2 F2 R2 U2 L2 U L2 R2 F2 U L2 B U' R' F U R' B2 U
49. 32.76 D' B2 D2 U2 R2 D2 F' R2 B' R2 D2 F2 L' F2 D' F U L2 F' L'
50. 24.97 R' B2 D2 U2 F R2 U2 L2 F' D2 B' F2 L D B' L2 R U' B2 U'

My problems are pretty much the same as before, I'm just doing everything a little faster. My lookahead has improved but my LSE is still awful and my SB is mostly CFOP


Also I did a few CFOP solves just because I don't want to be awful when I come back and got this:

Generated By csTimer on 2020-07-24
mean of 3: 10.14

Time List:
1. 11.33 B2 U' B2 R2 F2 U2 B2 D2 R' D2 F2 L2 R' D' R' F U' F2 R D
2. 9.85 B' R2 B U D' R' B' R2 B2 D R2 U' D R2 F2 R2 D' L2 B' D
3. 9.25 F U2 R B R2 L2 U' F2 L U2 R2 B2 L2 U' F2 U' D2 L2 U2 R2

Those were my 8th and 9th sub-10s
 
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