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My Cubing Progresses (right now its 3BLD)

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Please do not use vegetable oil or anything like that as lube. Vegetable oil is an organic substance and will breed bacteria. second, lubricants which aren't generally used for cubes will essentially ruin the cube after some time. Ive been cubing for years and have only recently switched to proper silicone lubricants, and they make a massive difference.

I'd recommend getting either weight 3 or 5. I have weight 5, and I used it in my xs. It made it slow, but after 500 break-in solves it got really smooth and fast. I heard weight 3 is similar but requires less break-in time, but doesn't last as long. If you can't get weight 5, then you could get some traxxas 50k as it is very similar.

Lubing cubes is very important for maximizing performance, and for making your cube last longer.
 
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Please do not use vegetable oil or anything like that as lube. Vegetable oil is an organic substance and will breed bacteria. second, lubricants which aren't generally used for cubes will essentially ruin the cube after some time. Ive been cubing for years and have only recently switched to proper silicone lubricants, and they make a massive difference.

I'd recommend getting either weight 3 or 5. I have weight 5, and I used it in my xs. It made it slow, but after 500 break-in solves it got really smooth and fast. I heard weight 3 is similar but requires less break-in time, but doesn't last as long. If you can't get weight 5, then you could get some traxxas 50k as it is very similar.

Lubing cubes is very important for maximizing performance, and for making your cube last longer.
I didn't use vegetable oil. some other oil.
 
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Oh ok, that's good to hear. I would still recommend getting a bottle of silicone lube though since it's really good for your cube. It would also last you a long time.
 
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How could I buy lubes when there are lockdown?

also average for today :

Generated By csTimer on 2020-05-03
avg of 5: 13.72

Time List:
1. 14.17 R2 U' F2 R2 F2 U' L2 U' R2 F2 U2 B' L R' F2 U L2 B U2 R
2. 13.08 B' U B2 U R2 F2 U L2 U F2 U2 B F U2 L' F2 D B' L'
3. (12.96) U' R2 D2 B2 L2 R F2 U2 F2 D2 R2 F' U B' L2 B' R D2 B' F2
4. (15.37) L' D' R2 L2 B U' R D2 R2 F2 R2 F' D2 R2 B' R2 D2 B R F2 U'
5. 13.91 D' F U' B2 R' F R' U2 R U2 L2 F2 U2 B2 D' F2 U R2 F2 D' B2

today I'm not getting good averages because I'm too lazy to turn fast.
 

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How could I buy lubes when there are lockdown?

also average for today :

Generated By csTimer on 2020-05-03
avg of 5: 13.72

Time List:
1. 14.17 R2 U' F2 R2 F2 U' L2 U' R2 F2 U2 B' L R' F2 U L2 B U2 R
2. 13.08 B' U B2 U R2 F2 U L2 U F2 U2 B F U2 L' F2 D B' L'
3. (12.96) U' R2 D2 B2 L2 R F2 U2 F2 D2 R2 F' U B' L2 B' R D2 B' F2
4. (15.37) L' D' R2 L2 B U' R D2 R2 F2 R2 F' D2 R2 B' R2 D2 B R F2 U'
5. 13.91 D' F U' B2 R' F R' U2 R U2 L2 F2 U2 B2 D' F2 U R2 F2 D' B2

today I'm not getting good averages because I'm too lazy to turn fast.
If you are too lazy to turn fast than make sure your solves have no pauses. I think you solves will be faster if you turn slow and have no pauses.
 

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If you are too lazy to turn fast than make sure your solves have no pauses. I think you solves will be faster if you turn slow and have no pauses.
If you turn slow and have no pauses, you would still have bad F2L inefficiencies. The key to getting sub-12 first is getting rid of as many F2L inefficiencies as much as possible, then sub-10 is from training your cross+1.
 

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If you turn slow and have no pauses, you would still have bad F2L inefficiencies. The key to getting sub-12 first is getting rid of as many F2L inefficiencies as much as possible, then sub-10 is from training your cross+1.
I have already said in this thread many times that F2L efficiency is the key.
 
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average for today :
Generated By csTimer on 2020-05-05
avg of 5: 12.84

Time List:
1. 13.18 R U2 R2 D2 R B2 L' B2 D2 R2 U2 D' R B' L2 U' R2 F' U
2. (11.49) F' U' B2 R2 U2 B2 R2 F L2 R2 F U2 F2 L' F D' L' F' L U' L
3. (14.43) D B L' D R' F R' B2 D R B2 U2 R L2 B2 R' U2 D2 R' D2 L
4. 12.40+ L2 U B2 U L2 B2 R2 D2 L2 B' D' R' D R' U2 F L U2 B'
5. 12.94 F2 R' B L2 F2 U2 B2 D2 F L2 B D2 R2 D' U B' R D' B R2

Been doing a lot of OH recently, need to get back to 3x3.

edit : an example solve : U' R2 U' R' F' D R2 L' F' R' U2 F2 L2 U' R2 U F2 D' R2 U
(13.54)

y z2 // Inspection
F' L R' U2 M U2 M' // Cross
U' R U' R' U R U R' // First Pair
y' L U' L' U F U2 F' F' U F // Second Pair
y2 U R' U R // Third Pair
U R U' R' U R U' R' // Fourth Pair
U R U R' U R' F R F' U2 R' F R F' // OLL // although it was a dot OLL, it was pretty easy to execute since it was just double sledgehammers
D' R U R' U' D R2 U' R U' R' U R' U R2 // PLL // Gd Perm, why am I getting sooo many Gd Perms?


68 HTM, 5 TPS, this time, the dot OLL and the Gd Perm that I kept getting ruined the movecount, overall, this was an unlucky solve.
 
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Average for today :
Generated By csTimer on 2020-05-06
avg of 5: 12.61

Time List:
1. 12.72 B2 D2 F2 L2 R2 D' L2 F2 R2 B2 U2 L2 F' L2 D' B L' R' F'
2. (11.29+) L' U B2 U2 F' R L2 F' L D2 L U2 B2 U2 F2 U2 L2 U2 B2 L
3. 12.02 L' F' L2 B2 D2 L2 R2 F2 R2 D L2 D U2 L B2 R' F R' U' B2 L
4. 13.09 R B2 U2 L2 F2 D2 U2 L' B2 R' D' L' D' F D' U' B L2 D2
5. (13.85) B' D2 R2 B L2 R2 U2 B' L2 F U2 F D B L B' U L R' B D'

pretty good average but oof that 9 second solve, might consider learning Roux with all of its CMLL algorithms.

Woah, what happened? Why Roux?
Roux seems fun and my slice turn are pretty fast.

I know it's late but you were 14/15 after 3 months. That's dedication.
I wouldn't even dare resetting my time session.
 
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Average for today :
Generated By csTimer on 2020-05-06
avg of 5: 12.61

Time List:
1. 12.72 B2 D2 F2 L2 R2 D' L2 F2 R2 B2 U2 L2 F' L2 D' B L' R' F'
2. (11.29+) L' U B2 U2 F' R L2 F' L D2 L U2 B2 U2 F2 U2 L2 U2 B2 L
3. 12.02 L' F' L2 B2 D2 L2 R2 F2 R2 D L2 D U2 L B2 R' F R' U' B2 L
4. 13.09 R B2 U2 L2 F2 D2 U2 L' B2 R' D' L' D' F D' U' B L2 D2
5. (13.85) B' D2 R2 B L2 R2 U2 B' L2 F U2 F D B L B' U L R' B D'

pretty good average but oof that 9 second solve, might consider learning Roux with all of its CMLL algorithms.
Woah, what happened? Why Roux?
 
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Average for today :
Generated By csTimer on 2020-05-06
avg of 5: 12.61

Time List:
1. 12.72 B2 D2 F2 L2 R2 D' L2 F2 R2 B2 U2 L2 F' L2 D' B L' R' F'
2. (11.29+) L' U B2 U2 F' R L2 F' L D2 L U2 B2 U2 F2 U2 L2 U2 B2 L
3. 12.02 L' F' L2 B2 D2 L2 R2 F2 R2 D L2 D U2 L B2 R' F R' U' B2 L
4. 13.09 R B2 U2 L2 F2 D2 U2 L' B2 R' D' L' D' F D' U' B L2 D2
5. (13.85) B' D2 R2 B L2 R2 U2 B' L2 F U2 F D B L B' U L R' B D'

pretty good average but oof that 9 second solve, might consider learning Roux with all of its CMLL algorithms.



Roux seems fun and my slice turn are pretty fast.



I wouldn't even dare resetting my time session.
What do you average with roux right now?
 
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