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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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ARGGGHHH I have a competitive exam, the ISTSE on November 7th! So that means even more pressure now! And it's only two days before another exam, and its 5 days after yet another exam! When will I get to cube? And I think from next week onwards, we'll have holidays, but we'll be getting Holiday Home Assignments! I just can't get a break to cube!
wait till you're in high school lol
 

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ARGGGHHH I have a competitive exam, the ISTSE on November 7th! So that means even more pressure now! And it's only two days before another exam, and its 5 days after yet another exam! When will I get to cube? And I think from next week onwards, we'll have holidays, but we'll be getting Holiday Home Assignments! I just can't get a break to cube!
It might be best to put off improving until the work is over. Probs cube like 20-30 min a day if you can, because then you can guarantee you won't lose your lookahead, and when there is less work, improve then
 

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ARGGGHHH I have a competitive exam, the ISTSE on November 7th! So that means even more pressure now! And it's only two days before another exam, and its 5 days after yet another exam! When will I get to cube? And I think from next week onwards, we'll have holidays, but we'll be getting Holiday Home Assignments! I just can't get a break to cube!
Good luck!
 
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Alright. My holidays started today, and I don't think they're going to give us HHAs, so that's good. IN order to improve, I'll be taking part in the Weekly Comps, because they're kinda like comps, but not really. I'll be doing this along with CSUL (if i don't have a major exam, but its only once a month, so I think I'm good.) In other news, my 4x4 popped, so I spent the whole evening reassembling it. Ya know that feeling when you're almost done, but you realize that you forgot to put in a small edge bracket on the second layer? Yeah, that happened to me. anyway, that's my status as of now. I've put of OLL, but I'll restart it during this period.
 
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ARGGGHHH I have a competitive exam, the ISTSE on November 7th! So that means even more pressure now! And it's only two days before another exam, and its 5 days after yet another exam! When will I get to cube? And I think from next week onwards, we'll have holidays, but we'll be getting Holiday Home Assignments! I just can't get a break to cube!
Ooh good luck man!
 
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Progress update: I have progressed from sub 22 to sub 21 on 3x3, sub 2:11 to sub 2:09 on 4x4 and sub 20 to sub 16 on pyraminx. The bad news is my cube is locking up a lot more than it did before. I was doing an A Perm, and it locked up approximately 19 times. I did tighten it, but that made the cube slow and it still locked up. Any fixes?
 
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Progress update: I have progressed from sub 22 to sub 21 on 3x3, sub 2:11 to sub 2:09 on 4x4 and sub 20 to sub 16 on pyraminx. The bad news is my cube is locking up a lot more than it did before. I was doing an A Perm, and it locked up approximately 19 times. I did tighten it, but that made the cube slow and it still locked up. Any fixes?
Take it apart and clean every piece. Trust me, it helps.
 
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Status update: Haven't been finding much time to cube because of the ISTSE and weekly exams, but I still squeeze in a 10 minute session whenever i can. Also, my mouse broke, so I haven't been able to edit the vid, but I ordered a new one and its coming soon! Also ordered headphones because my old ones don't work on one side anymore (100 reactions if you can guess). They look pretty cool, but I've officially reached sub 21! My next goal is sub 20, so I think if I practice for just a little bit longer, SUB 20!
 
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Yep. I'm back. So after the ISTSEs, now we have ANTHE. Which I have registered for. BUT, I have given myself respite for 60 minutes, during which I can cube (after online classes). So yep. I've gone up to sub 22 again, but I think I'll shed that off soon. The reason I wasn't online was I had cousins over, and they literally just wanted to go,"Hey cool cube. Can I try" and the next thing you know, my cube's on the ground. So that's why. Anyway, now I positively will cube for a minimum of 30 mins a day. Still learning OLL, still practicing F2L tho. So any tips to help me learn faster (other than drilling)? Thanks
 
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Alright. So today I drilled OLLs, and let's just say, it didn't go too well. My cube just kept locking up. Annoying. So I learnt some new OLLs. I want to prioritize the harder ones first, kinda like homework. After learning a few, I did an ao12. My solves were:

Solve 1: 21.42
Solve 2: 20.53
Solve 3: 19.71
Solve 4: 22.18
Solve 5: 18.42
Solve 6: 20.59
Solve 7: 20.34
Solve 8: 20.51
Solve 9: 23.19
Solve 10: 20.03
Solve 11: 19.34
Solve 12: 24.12

= 20.86

I had a huge lockup on solve 12, therefore halting my F2L for 1 second. I also need to start using better fingertricks but I don't know where to start.
 
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So today, after an engaging round of Skribbl, I cubed. I cleaned my 3x3 out, lubed it, and got straight to... learning? Yes. I continued with OLL, focusing on the DOT SHAPES. *dun dun dun* . That's currently my goal. Finish harder OLLs first, then go to easier ones (like I mentioned 2 posts above). Hooray! (side note: I didn't complete any though because I'm lazy and didn't want to drill). Then, after about 20 minutes of learning, I practiced some new fingertricks. Definitely helped me in my 5 solves that I did (because I had classes from 2). Solves:

-19.46
-20.90
-20.41
-18.45
-19.39

=19.72

Happy with the average, but overall, still sub 21.
 
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