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Alright, now I'm getting serious. I currently average 14 seconds and on a good day, I can get strings of 13 second solves. I feel like the number 1 thing holding me back is the fact that most of the time I use 2-look OLL.
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All corners oriented
Fish shapes
Awkward Shapes
Big Lightning Bolts
P shapes
Square shapes
T shapes
4 dot shapes
1 l shape
2 Small L shapes
C shapes
Knight move shape
This week I plan on finishing the C shapes and the Knight move shapes. I hope Full OLL will at least get me more consistent and maybe even sub 14!
 
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The best alg for the the C shape without a bar is f R f' U' r' U' R U M' (look at attached video for execution)
 

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Just found a new algorithm for the C-Shape, which looks really easy to memorize
(R U R' U') B' (R' F R F') B
I don't know if this one is good because of the regrips it has, but I might learn it, and then switch when I start trying to optimize my OLL.
Sure it’s easy to memorize, but B moves are terrible.
 
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Just found a new algorithm for the C-Shape, which looks really easy to memorize
(R U R' U') B' (R' F R F') B
I don't know if this one is good because of the regrips it has, but I might learn it, and then switch when I start trying to optimize my OLL.
I used to use this alg. Please don't. It's a waste of time to learn a bad alg and then learn the optimal one later.
 
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I used to use this alg. Please don't. It's a waste of time to learn a bad alg and then learn the optimal one later.
Yeah, in fact I have already gotten this alg: R U (R2 U' R') F (R U R U') F' , in my muscle memory, and so it is definitely my main alg. Only the Knight Move Shapes left until I reach my goal for this week.
 
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Irrelevant to learning Full OLL but I just got this crazy average of 12
Generated By csTimer on 2020-12-06
avg of 12: 13.15

Time List:
1. 12.03 B D F' L U F R' F2 D B2 D2 F2 U R2 D' F2 R2 U2 L2 F' R'
2. (14.77) L2 U R2 U R D' R2 U L2 F' D2 F U2 R2 B D2 F D2 U'
3. 11.66 B2 U2 B2 U2 L2 U2 R B2 F2 U2 R F' D2 F' R2 F R D2 U' R2
4. 13.27 L2 F' R2 U2 L' F2 U2 R' F2 R' U2 R B2 D2 B' D2 U R' D B2 F'
5. (10.06) D' F R2 F2 L2 D2 B2 F' D2 R2 F' L2 B2 U' B2 R2 B R' U' F
6. 12.82 R2 D' L2 R2 U L2 D' R2 D' B2 D L U' F D R' U R2 B' R D'
7. 13.79 F D' R' F' D' R' U2 L2 F R2 D R2 F2 D' R2 F2 D2 L2 D' R2 U'
8. 14.36 U2 F R D' B' U' B' U' R2 D L2 F2 D B2 U' L2 F2 D F' L
9. 12.92 L2 D' L2 F2 D' L2 F2 L2 R2 D R2 U B R' U' F' D2 F2 D2 F
10. 14.45 F2 R2 B2 L2 F2 D2 R F2 L' U2 L' D' L B' D U2 B D2 F' U
11. 13.57 U F2 U2 R' F2 D2 L B2 R F2 L B2 R' B D U R' D L' B' L2
12. 12.61 R2 B2 D2 F2 R B2 R' U2 B2 R U2 B' U' R D' B' D B U L'

EDIT: Now I have gotten a sub 14 ao100!

Screenshot 2020-12-07 131849.jpg
 
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Just a little question here; Is it a good thing to mirror OLLs? I have learnt all of the knight move shapes, but two of them I do lefty. I have seen some controversial arguments on each side, so answering this question will really help me decide
 
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Just a little question here; Is it a good thing to mirror OLLs? I have learnt all of the knight move shapes, but two of them I do lefty. I have seen some controversial arguments on each side, so answering this question will really help me decide
It depends. Some mirrored algs are good and some aren't. The knight shapes (OLL 15 and 16) are OK to mirror (I use mirror), and another example of an alg that is good to mirror are the W shapes. However some OLL's are not good to mirror, for example the case solved by F double sexy F' should not be mirrored. If you feel comfortable executing the mirror, it's fine it to use it, otherwise don't. And if there's a better alg than the mirror then use that.

Also, PLL's should not be mirrored. (There are several reasons which I don't feel like explaining, J Perm has a video explaining why).
 
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Ok so I casually did an ao12
Generated By csTimer on 2020-12-09
avg of 12: 19.66

Time List:
1. (15.01) U' B' U' L2 D' B2 U R2 D L2 U' R2 F2 D' R' D F R' F' U B
2. 19.65 D' B' R U R' B D B2 L F R2 U2 L2 F2 D2 B' U2 B2 U2 F
3. 18.21 R D L' U F' R2 F R' B' D' B2 U2 L2 F2 D2 R2 U2 R2 F L2 D2
4. 16.17 L2 R2 D' R2 D2 U L2 F2 U B2 D2 R U2 F' R U' L' D R2 F' U2
5. 21.78 F' D2 R U2 F2 R2 B2 U2 R D2 L' U2 F' D2 U F U' L D U' R2
6. 18.59 U' R2 U' F2 L2 R2 D' B2 U B2 R2 U2 R' B' U2 L' F L' R2 D' R'
7. 21.77 B F2 L2 B' D2 B' D2 U2 B' R2 F' L' F L' R' D U B' U B' D2
8. 18.49 L2 U B2 U B2 F2 R2 D2 F2 U' B2 U' B' D2 B2 D' B2 R' D2 U2 R'
9. 19.05 L B U' R' B' R2 B' R2 D2 B2 R' U2 F2 L' D2 R2 D' L'
10. (23.06) L F' L2 R D' B2 L2 B2 U2 F2 U B2 U F' L B' U2 R' D' U
11. 20.52 U' B2 U' L2 R2 U' R2 B2 R2 D F2 D2 B' L' B F2 R2 D2 U B U
12. 22.40 U' L' D F' U' D B' L' D' R' U2 F2 U2 D' F2 R2 D2 L2 D' B2 D'

I know it sucks but I was doing yellow crosses every single solve
Seems like I average around 20 seconds.
CN is not my priority but I just wanted to see how much work would be ahead of me when I do start trying to be color neutral.
 

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Ok so I casually did an ao12
Generated By csTimer on 2020-12-09
avg of 12: 19.66

Time List:
1. (15.01) U' B' U' L2 D' B2 U R2 D L2 U' R2 F2 D' R' D F R' F' U B
2. 19.65 D' B' R U R' B D B2 L F R2 U2 L2 F2 D2 B' U2 B2 U2 F
3. 18.21 R D L' U F' R2 F R' B' D' B2 U2 L2 F2 D2 R2 U2 R2 F L2 D2
4. 16.17 L2 R2 D' R2 D2 U L2 F2 U B2 D2 R U2 F' R U' L' D R2 F' U2
5. 21.78 F' D2 R U2 F2 R2 B2 U2 R D2 L' U2 F' D2 U F U' L D U' R2
6. 18.59 U' R2 U' F2 L2 R2 D' B2 U B2 R2 U2 R' B' U2 L' F L' R2 D' R'
7. 21.77 B F2 L2 B' D2 B' D2 U2 B' R2 F' L' F L' R' D U B' U B' D2
8. 18.49 L2 U B2 U B2 F2 R2 D2 F2 U' B2 U' B' D2 B2 D' B2 R' D2 U2 R'
9. 19.05 L B U' R' B' R2 B' R2 D2 B2 R' U2 F2 L' D2 R2 D' L'
10. (23.06) L F' L2 R D' B2 L2 B2 U2 F2 U B2 U F' L B' U2 R' D' U
11. 20.52 U' B2 U' L2 R2 U' R2 B2 R2 D F2 D2 B' L' B F2 R2 D2 U B U
12. 22.40 U' L' D F' U' D B' L' D' R' U2 F2 U2 D' F2 R2 D2 L2 D' B2 D'

I know it sucks but I was doing yellow crosses every single solve
Seems like I average around 20 seconds.
CN is not my priority but I just wanted to see how much work would be ahead of me when I do start trying to be color neutral.
Once you have 2 colors the rest is a lot easier. I only needed 200 solves on green to be comfortable with it after I knew white and yellow
 
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I don't get why people find yellow cross to be difficult... It's basically the exact same as white cross
When you start on a different color, your brain is filtering out white pieces during f2l. Since your already used to white, when you do white cross, your brain looks ahead to white corners instantly. That is pretty useless if you are doing yellow cross. Look ahead is a lot harder when you start out because you have to constantly reassure your brain that it should be finding yellow pieces. With a lot of practice this becomes natural. However, it is very difficult when you start out. Therefore the solve has much more pauses than usual.
 
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