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My progression thread, I guess. (Road to Sub-10 CFOP) | Learning OLL

Can I reach sub-15 by Summer 2022?


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Nice! So I was drilling PLL and saw that most of the time, I was Sub-4 on all PLL cases. Does that mean I have to reduce OLL time to 3 seconds to get to sub-20?
I’d recommend using this tool from CubeSkills to figure out what part of your solves you need to work on. Do an average of 50 while using the splits function on csTimer, then input those times into the spreadsheet. The sheet will then tell you what you need to work on the most!
 
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Nice! So I was drilling PLL and saw that most of the time, I was Sub-4 on all PLL cases. Does that mean I have to reduce OLL time to 3 seconds to get to sub-20?
I'd say get your PLLs down to sub 2.5 and OLLs sub 2. That and a sub 15 Cross +F2L should get you down to sub 20. Also use that tool that @BenChristman1 linked.
(Also finishing full OLL would help a lot)
 

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Nice! So I was drilling PLL and saw that most of the time, I was Sub-4 on all PLL cases. Does that mean I have to reduce OLL time to 3 seconds to get to sub-20?
you probably should get a bit lower than that for sub 20 (but you're close). Personally i average 13 and can execute all plls except n perms sub-2. I can also get sub 0.9 Ub perms and sub 1 h perms (inconsistent I know)
 
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Alright, alright I've definitely slowed down a bit since I was last active on the forums. I guess I feel like my cube is kinda slow, but I'm not turning that fast either. It's just F2L that slows me down, and maybe PLL. So I have decided to give 30 minutes after my classes to 3x3. I'm also going to try to make new ideos every week, and I really haven't gotten to making a thank you video for 100 subs. So I'll do that in a video. When my QiYi timer arrives, I'll be using that instead of the keyboard because I think that would help me in practicing for comps. And funny story, in my Social Science exam, they actually gave the answer sheet instead of the actual question paper lol. They had to redo the entire paper. So yeah. I'm really excited for my b-day and the timer. I'll work on improving 3x3, because that would help me even more on 4x4. I will learn the basic F2L algs from cubeskills. And I definitely will cube every day from now on.
 
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I was practicing today, and my cube just felt great. I was able to turn at my top speed, F2L got a bit easier, and I got down to a Sub-23 average again. So around 22 seconds per solve. I'm okay with the lefty A perms because of.. ahem... r moves (not R). And do I need an audio adapter for the QiYi timer for Chromebook? I have the cable from my headphones. And does anyone know a good camera angle? I need it for a vid I'm making.

Thanks!
 

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I was practicing today, and my cube just felt great. I was able to turn at my top speed, F2L got a bit easier, and I got down to a Sub-23 average again. So around 22 seconds per solve. I'm okay with the lefty A perms because of.. ahem... r moves (not R). And do I need an audio adapter for the QiYi timer for Chromebook? I have the cable from my headphones. And does anyone know a good camera angle? I need it for a vid I'm making.

Thanks!
Assuming that you’re in the US, and can order from Amazon, you should buy the 2 things that I’ll link below. One of them is an audio/microphone splitter. You’ll want to plug the male end into your audio/mic port on your Chromebook. The second link is for a 3.5 mm to 2.5 mm cable. The 2.5 mm end should go into your timer (make sure that the timer is 2.5 mm; that’s what most of them are, but I’m not sure about the Qiyi), and the 3.5 mm end should go into the microphone port on the splitter. Hopefully this works for you!

https://www.amazon.com/Headphone-Sp...plitter&qid=1626536097&sprefix=3.5+mm+&sr=8-3

https://www.amazon.com/Syncwire-Bra...jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
 
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Spent a whole hour practicing today. Here are the results. *f1 theme music plays*
3x3:
Best single: 15.52
Best mo3: 17.37
Best ao5: 18.27
Best ao12: 18.96
Best ao25: 19.81
Best ao50: 20.56
Best ao100: 21.31
Long way to go until sub-20!

Pyraminx:
Best single: 2.91
Best mo3: 6.21
Best ao12: 8.68
Best ao25: 10.01
I'm currently around sub 11 or maybe 12 on pyra!
 
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Welp, I have good news and bad news.
I have new cuber friends who watch my vids and are also relatives of my classmates. Very nice. 2nd, I have been getting better at planning out cross during inspection, and F2L now being finished around 11 seconds. Just some OLL and PLL practice and I might just make it to Sub-20!

My half-yearly exams are coming up. So that means more time spent on studies and less time on cubing. I think I'm only going to cube for 30 mins a day until my Half-Yearly exams end (or maybe even longer). Unlike last year, we have to give our exams with our videos switched on, which I think is a great idea. 2nd, I'm going to focus on other hobbies now, like Guitar, which I have had a greater respect for ever since one of the machine heads fell off. This doesn't mean I'm quitting, it just means less time for cubing. Once this year ends though, I definitely will cube more.

That's pretty much it. I will post weekly updates though pertaining to my progress in cubing! Maybe like an average a day or what algs I learnt! I might participate in the CSUL in October, and for the time being, I'm primarily going to focus on 3x3, at least until I get to sub 20.
 

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Welp, I have good news and bad news.
I have new cuber friends who watch my vids and are also relatives of my classmates. Very nice. 2nd, I have been getting better at planning out cross during inspection, and F2L now being finished around 11 seconds. Just some OLL and PLL practice and I might just make it to Sub-20!

My half-yearly exams are coming up. So that means more time spent on studies and less time on cubing. I think I'm only going to cube for 30 mins a day until my Half-Yearly exams end (or maybe even longer). Unlike last year, we have to give our exams with our videos switched on, which I think is a great idea. 2nd, I'm going to focus on other hobbies now, like Guitar, which I have had a greater respect for ever since one of the machine heads fell off. This doesn't mean I'm quitting, it just means less time for cubing. Once this year ends though, I definitely will cube more.

That's pretty much it. I will post weekly updates though pertaining to my progress in cubing! Maybe like an average a day or what algs I learnt! I might participate in the CSUL in October, and for the time being, I'm primarily going to focus on 3x3, at least until I get to sub 20.
Wait, machine heads?
 
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Alright, so I spent about 30+ minutes today. Here are the results.

Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-08-24
solves/total: 228/229

single
best: 13.52
worst: 26.76

mean of 3
current: 17.30 (σ = 5.27)
best: 16.10 (σ = 1.39)

avg of 5
current: 17.34 (σ = 3.52)
best: 16.80 (σ = 0.19)

avg of 12
current: 17.58 (σ = 2.39)
best: 17.58 (σ = 2.39)

avg of 25
current: 18.83 (σ = 2.23)
best: 18.83 (σ = 2.23)

avg of 50
current: 19.16 (σ = 1.92)
best: 19.16 (σ = 1.92)

avg of 100
current: 20.07 (σ = 1.88)
best: 20.07 (σ = 1.88)

avg of 200
current: 21.32 (σ = 2.24)
best: 21.32 (σ = 2.24)

Average: 21.55 (σ = 2.26)
Mean: 21.45

I only got 1 DNF, and that was when I messed up my A Perm. Pretty proud with my results today, although OLL could use some work. Cube was in good shape today. I also would have practiced some Pyra, but I have HY exams on the 16th of September. Oh well. If I get more free time, I will clean out my cube and set it up. It's getting pretty nasty, more nasty than the Maze I would say.
 

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Alright, so I spent about 30+ minutes today. Here are the results.

Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-08-24
solves/total: 228/229

single
best: 13.52
worst: 26.76

mean of 3
current: 17.30 (σ = 5.27)
best: 16.10 (σ = 1.39)

avg of 5
current: 17.34 (σ = 3.52)
best: 16.80 (σ = 0.19)

avg of 12
current: 17.58 (σ = 2.39)
best: 17.58 (σ = 2.39)

avg of 25
current: 18.83 (σ = 2.23)
best: 18.83 (σ = 2.23)

avg of 50
current: 19.16 (σ = 1.92)
best: 19.16 (σ = 1.92)

avg of 100
current: 20.07 (σ = 1.88)
best: 20.07 (σ = 1.88)

avg of 200
current: 21.32 (σ = 2.24)
best: 21.32 (σ = 2.24)

Average: 21.55 (σ = 2.26)
Mean: 21.45

I only got 1 DNF, and that was when I messed up my A Perm. Pretty proud with my results today, although OLL could use some work. Cube was in good shape today. I also would have practiced some Pyra, but I have HY exams on the 16th of September. Oh well. If I get more free time, I will clean out my cube and set it up. It's getting pretty nasty, more nasty than the Maze I would say.
What cube is this?
 
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Good news. My half yearly exams will end on the 5th and from that day onwards I'll be able to cube to my heart's content! albeit for one day. For now, study hard and work hard, and reap my rewards later. I've also recieved news of the RS3M 2021, and I'll get that if I get:


-100 in Math
-100 in Science
-98+ in English
Math and English are the first exams, with Science being the 4th. That doesn't mean I can do bad in the other exams. I have to get at least a 98 in SST and 2nd Language for the cube.

That's really it. I'll leave an update after the exams.
 

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Good news. My half yearly exams will end on the 5th and from that day onwards I'll be able to cube to my heart's content! albeit for one day. For now, study hard and work hard, and reap my rewards later. I've also recieved news of the RS3M 2021, and I'll get that if I get:


-100 in Math
-100 in Science
-98+ in English
Math and English are the first exams, with Science being the 4th. That doesn't mean I can do bad in the other exams. I have to get at least a 98 in SST and 2nd Language for the cube.

That's really it. I'll leave an update after the exams.
Good luck! (it seems kinda impossible)
Hope you get your RS3M 2021!
 
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