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I just learned how to solve a megaminx and I did a timed solve
Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-07-12
single: 4:33.65

Time List:
1. 4:33.65 R++ D++ R++ D-- R++ D-- R-- D++ R-- D++ U
R-- D++ R++ D++ R-- D++ R-- D-- R++ D++ U
R-- D++ R-- D-- R++ D++ R++ D++ R-- D++ U
R++ D-- R-- D-- R++ D++ R-- D++ R++ D-- U'
R++ D++ R++ D++ R-- D++ R-- D++ R++ D-- U'
R++ D-- R-- D++ R++ D++ R-- D-- R++ D-- U'
R-- D++ R-- D-- R++ D-- R-- D++ R-- D-- U'
btw I hand scrambled since I don't know megaminx notation,
I know it was pretty slow, but megaminx is actually pretty fun
I'm starting to try new events and get better at more events rather than just grinding 3x3
 
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4x4 PB Single!
Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-07-12
single: 48.40

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1. 48.40 D' B R2 U' D' F U2 L B2 R2 D2 F' R2 F' L2 B U2 B2 U2 L Rw2 Uw2 F Uw2 F2 U' F' Uw2 Fw2 F L2 D' B Rw F Rw' L' B R Fw Rw D' Fw' U' Fw'
I even got double parity, but I just executed everything super smoothly, and got sub 50 single.
 
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Current goals
2x2: sub 3 global
3x3 sub 10 global, and learn full COLL except for sune and antisune
4x4 Sub 50 global
5x5: sub 2 global
6x6: get a 6x6
pyra: sub 8 global
skewb: sub 8 global, but idc
clock: get a clock
megaminx: sub 2:30 global
squan: sub 15 global
3x3 OH: sub 20 global
3x3 BLD: learn how to do it
3x3 FMC: sub 30 global, once I start practicing it again

I'll be editing this post if/when I reach these goals, and I'll create new ones. Hopefully, I can reach at least a few of these before summer break ends, because then I won't have as much time to practice.
 

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I'm pretty sure that most of the colls aren't worth it, at least that's what I've heard from ZZ solvers.
 
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Lol i just got a meqaminx PB by almost 40 seconds!
Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-07-15
single: 2:36.71

Time List:
1. 2:36.71 R-- D++ R-- D-- R++ D++ R++ D-- R-- D++ U
R++ D++ R-- D-- R-- D++ R++ D-- R-- D-- U'
R-- D-- R++ D++ R++ D-- R++ D-- R++ D++ U
R-- D++ R++ D-- R-- D-- R++ D-- R++ D-- U'
R-- D++ R-- D++ R-- D++ R-- D++ R++ D++ U
R++ D++ R++ D++ R-- D++ R-- D-- R-- D++ U
R++ D-- R-- D++ R-- D++ R-- D-- R-- D++ U
I've started to try and lookahead during f2l and s2l, and while i'm still pretty bad it has gotten quite a bit faster. Also, practicing mega might make me even better at 5x5
 
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I have a new main!
Basically I wanted to make my Dayan tengyun M better, so I tightened it and swapped the springs to stronger ones, which slowed down the cube a bit and it barely pops anymore. Since it is slower, the weak magnets become less of a problem so now I can spam tps peacefully(most of the time) without locking up much.
So it's my new main. Still wish that the magnets were a little stronger, but it's at least at an acceptable strength.
 
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I actually just got another 3x3 PB Single!
Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-07-19
single: 5.48

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1. 5.48 R F L2 B2 D2 F2 U2 R2 D2 L U F2 D' L U B2 R'
It's only 4 days since the 6 second solve
31 HTM
x2//inspection
F' D R' D R2//xcross
U' L U2 L'//pair
U' D R U' R' D'//pair
y' U R U R'//pair
U' F R2 D R' U R D' R2 U' F'//OLLCP/1LLL
U2//AUF
Really happy with this solve
Also, unfortunately, I uploaded a video reconstructing my previous PB a day ago, so it's already outdated lol.
 
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I actually just got another 3x3 PB Single!
Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-07-19
single: 5.48

Time List:
1. 5.48 R F L2 B2 D2 F2 U2 R2 D2 L U F2 D' L U B2 R'
It's only 4 days since the 6 second solve
31 HTM
x2//inspection
F' D R' D R2//xcross
U' L U2 L'//pair
U' D R U' R' D'//pair
y' U R U R'//pair
U' F R2 D R' U R D' R2 U' F'//OLLCP/1LLL
U2//AUF
Really happy with this solve
Also, unfortunately, I uploaded a video reconstructing my previous PB a day ago, so it's already outdated lol.
What is that scramble?! It's good for pretty much any method.
 

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I actually just got another 3x3 PB Single!
Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-07-19
single: 5.48

Time List:
1. 5.48 R F L2 B2 D2 F2 U2 R2 D2 L U F2 D' L U B2 R'
It's only 4 days since the 6 second solve
31 HTM
x2//inspection
F' D R' D R2//xcross
U' L U2 L'//pair
U' D R U' R' D'//pair
y' U R U R'//pair
U' F R2 D R' U R D' R2 U' F'//OLLCP/1LLL
U2//AUF
Really happy with this solve
Also, unfortunately, I uploaded a video reconstructing my previous PB a day ago, so it's already outdated lol.
Wow really lucky scramble. Nice time too!
 
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Sub 1 on virtual!
Screenshot 2021-07-22 194943.jpg
I still don't know the keyboard controls fully, so I just use a snapshot of the key map and leave it on my screen while solving, so I can look. I think once I memorize, I can easily get sub 20, or even sub 15(correct me if I'm too ambitious).

EDIT: I practiced a bit more and am globally sub 1, with a 32.97 single, sub 50 mo3 and ao5, and sub 1 ao12, almost sub 50.
 
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Now that I finished OLL, I want to learn something else. I'm not going to learn more algs, but I will try to consistently do cross + 1 in inspection. Currently I just plan the cross. My strategy is to first use the predict it using the easy cross function, and work my way to predicting first pair in normal crosses.
 

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Now that I finished OLL, I want to learn something else. I'm not going to learn more algs, but I will try to consistently do cross + 1 in inspection. Currently I just plan the cross. My strategy is to first use the predict it using the easy cross function, and work my way to predicting first pair in normal crosses.
That’s a really good way to get into it. Cross+1 in inspection does really help with the fluidity of the solve. It means you can lookahead into second pair as well, when you’re solving the first one.
 
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