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I did a lot of 3x3 in the last few days and I got 13 sub tens, in just 2 days, which is frankly amazing, I normally only get 2-4 each day, but 13 in 2 days is ridiculous. Cross+1 is really helping, and I can predict the approximate location of the first pair most of the time, and on easy crosses I can confidently plan it in inspection.
 

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just realized ive been doing 4x4 cross edges all wrong. Apparently it is better to it on M instead of on E, so im gonna switch to that. Hopefully it makes me faster because considering my 3x3 average im garbage at 4x4, and not improving
Never realised that! I guess you can start with centres on R/L and then rotate after finishing L4C, then do the other edges on M. I might try to start implementing that into solves, because it should take a while to get used to and improve with.
 
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Never realised that! I guess you can start with centres on R/L and then rotate after finishing L4C, then do the other edges on M. I might try to start implementing that into solves, because it should take a while to get used to and improve with.
I'm only planning to do first three cross edges on M, rest of them I will do on E because I think the ergonomics are better that way since it is mostly RUuF turn and on M, it would be weirder.
 
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Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-08-16
mean of 3: 1:48.05

Time List:
1. 1:47.14 L Lw2 R2 Bw' R' B2 U2 R2 Bw' Dw Rw2 R' F' Rw U' Fw' Dw' Bw' Uw' Lw2 U' Rw2 U Lw Rw2 L2 Fw D' U' Fw2 B2 Lw Uw B' Rw R Lw B' Uw2 Bw' Fw2 Uw2 B2 L Rw2 Uw' Fw' Uw Bw Uw Fw2 Rw' Bw2 Fw' F' B2 Rw U' Rw' U
2. 1:45.66 Fw' U' B U F Bw' Uw2 Fw2 Lw2 F2 B Uw' B' Dw Uw' F' Dw' R2 Rw L Lw2 Dw D' Fw B' D2 Dw2 Uw2 B2 R Uw' D2 B D2 Uw2 Lw Bw2 L U' Uw2 D2 B F L' D2 Fw2 Dw' B2 Rw' U2 F2 L' Fw' Rw' L Bw B' D Rw' L'
3. 1:51.34 Lw2 R Bw2 Dw' Lw2 Dw2 Uw R2 Rw' Fw Rw' D' U' B Rw2 B' Rw' D' Bw2 B' Lw D2 R L2 Dw' U2 L' R' D' Fw' Lw2 Rw' D' Dw U' Uw2 Lw' U' Bw Fw' U2 Dw Bw' Dw' Uw2 D' Lw2 U' Lw' L2 Uw Dw F Dw U' D R Uw2 R2 Uw

PB Mean, for 5x5. All solves done with hoya. I'm probably going to switch to it from redux since lookahead is way easier, and ergonomics are better than yau.
 
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Alright school is finally starting so I'll have less time to cube, but it's still exciting since things will be mostly on campus from now on. I'm also focusing on other things like exams out of school and joining those. Definitely will still cube though, just not as frequently and not putting as much time into it.
 

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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.
one cuber who knows that grinding algs isn't going to get you faster
 

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Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-08-16
mean of 3: 1:48.05

Time List:
1. 1:47.14 L Lw2 R2 Bw' R' B2 U2 R2 Bw' Dw Rw2 R' F' Rw U' Fw' Dw' Bw' Uw' Lw2 U' Rw2 U Lw Rw2 L2 Fw D' U' Fw2 B2 Lw Uw B' Rw R Lw B' Uw2 Bw' Fw2 Uw2 B2 L Rw2 Uw' Fw' Uw Bw Uw Fw2 Rw' Bw2 Fw' F' B2 Rw U' Rw' U
2. 1:45.66 Fw' U' B U F Bw' Uw2 Fw2 Lw2 F2 B Uw' B' Dw Uw' F' Dw' R2 Rw L Lw2 Dw D' Fw B' D2 Dw2 Uw2 B2 R Uw' D2 B D2 Uw2 Lw Bw2 L U' Uw2 D2 B F L' D2 Fw2 Dw' B2 Rw' U2 F2 L' Fw' Rw' L Bw B' D Rw' L'
3. 1:51.34 Lw2 R Bw2 Dw' Lw2 Dw2 Uw R2 Rw' Fw Rw' D' U' B Rw2 B' Rw' D' Bw2 B' Lw D2 R L2 Dw' U2 L' R' D' Fw' Lw2 Rw' D' Dw U' Uw2 Lw' U' Bw Fw' U2 Dw Bw' Dw' Uw2 D' Lw2 U' Lw' L2 Uw Dw F Dw U' D R Uw2 R2 Uw

PB Mean, for 5x5. All solves done with hoya. I'm probably going to switch to it from redux since lookahead is way easier, and ergonomics are better than yau.
good improvement too
 
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Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-09-28
avg of 12: 14.13

Time List:
1. 12.92 B' L' F2 R2 U2 L2 R2 F2 D B2 D' F2 R2 F D2 L D' F2 R2 D2 R'
2. 14.25 R D2 L2 B' U2 R2 F U2 B2 R2 B' D2 B2 D F2 U' B2 R F' L'
3. 14.05 B' U' L2 D' L2 R2 U' L2 B2 D' L2 U' F' U2 L R' B2 F U L2 D
4. 16.51 B2 F2 U2 B2 L2 U B2 L2 D' R2 B2 D' B D2 U L' R' B2 D R2 U
5. 14.88 L2 U' R2 D' B2 U2 L2 U R2 U R2 U' L' B L' D2 L' D2 U2 R' D
6. 13.23 L B2 L2 D L2 U' L2 U2 F2 U F2 B' D2 B2 R' U' R' D U F'
7. 13.43 B L D L2 F R2 F' U2 F' D2 U2 F2 U2 R2 L' U L' B R B U'
8. 15.90 D' B D2 B2 U2 B R2 D2 B' U2 B2 F2 R U' F' L B' D2 B2 U R
9. 12.14 F U2 D' L B2 D F D2 B2 D' R2 U F2 R2 U' F2 U R' F2
10. (12.04) U' L B2 R2 U2 R' B2 U2 F2 U2 L2 F2 L F R' U' R F2 U' B' U
11. 13.99 D F' U2 L2 U F2 L2 U2 L2 D2 F2 L2 B2 R U' B D' U L' B2 F'
12. (18.79) D2 R2 L2 B' R L D B' U2 F2 L' F2 D2 R2 U2 R' F2 R D2

Did an ao12 on ZZ. I meant to do more, but when I try to do ZZ, inspection for EO makes my head hurt lol
 
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there is a comp in Carmichael, CA. 2 hours from where I live, but it's on a Saturday and I'm going. Registration starts in 2 days and I'm really excited(first comp)
 

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there is a comp in Carmichael, CA. 2 hours from where I live, but it's on a Saturday and I'm going. Registration starts in 2 days and I'm really excited(first comp)
Is it big? (Competitor wise)
 

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Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-08-16
mean of 3: 1:48.05

Time List:
1. 1:47.14 L Lw2 R2 Bw' R' B2 U2 R2 Bw' Dw Rw2 R' F' Rw U' Fw' Dw' Bw' Uw' Lw2 U' Rw2 U Lw Rw2 L2 Fw D' U' Fw2 B2 Lw Uw B' Rw R Lw B' Uw2 Bw' Fw2 Uw2 B2 L Rw2 Uw' Fw' Uw Bw Uw Fw2 Rw' Bw2 Fw' F' B2 Rw U' Rw' U
2. 1:45.66 Fw' U' B U F Bw' Uw2 Fw2 Lw2 F2 B Uw' B' Dw Uw' F' Dw' R2 Rw L Lw2 Dw D' Fw B' D2 Dw2 Uw2 B2 R Uw' D2 B D2 Uw2 Lw Bw2 L U' Uw2 D2 B F L' D2 Fw2 Dw' B2 Rw' U2 F2 L' Fw' Rw' L Bw B' D Rw' L'
3. 1:51.34 Lw2 R Bw2 Dw' Lw2 Dw2 Uw R2 Rw' Fw Rw' D' U' B Rw2 B' Rw' D' Bw2 B' Lw D2 R L2 Dw' U2 L' R' D' Fw' Lw2 Rw' D' Dw U' Uw2 Lw' U' Bw Fw' U2 Dw Bw' Dw' Uw2 D' Lw2 U' Lw' L2 Uw Dw F Dw U' D R Uw2 R2 Uw

PB Mean, for 5x5. All solves done with hoya. I'm probably going to switch to it from redux since lookahead is way easier, and ergonomics are better than yau.
Letss gooo, another person who uses Hoya! In all seriousness in my opinion it takes the awkwardness out of 5x5 that I have with Yau and Redux, but without being any worse.
 
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