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i also took a break from cubing for the last 4 months or so but i think ima get back on that grind
i used to sub 15 global but now im just at that 16 15 ish mark but im back on the grind now
i think at least*

if anyone wants an update, I've been busy with work and school and not really been cubing to much, but am still sub 12
(this is a random ao12)
Average: 11.53 (σ = 0.57)

Time List:
1. 11.31 F D' B2 D' F2 R2 B2 F2 U' L2 B2 U B' F U' B' L2 D R F
2. 11.90 R B U B' U2 B' D2 B' R2 U2 F' D2 B' R2 U R' B2 F' L2 D F2
3. 12.07 U R2 L' F' L2 U' F2 B' L F2 D B2 D F2 U R2 U' L2 D B2
4. 9.96 R U2 L U2 F' U' D' L' F U R2 L2 U L2 B2 D' L2 F2 U B2 D
5. 11.67 L' B2 D2 R' U2 B2 F2 L' U2 F2 R2 U B L2 B' L F2 D2 R U2
6. 11.49 F' D2 B2 D R2 D' L2 D F2 L2 B2 F2 U F R2 D R' B F' R D'
7. 12.72 D' B2 L2 U' L2 D' L2 B2 D L2 R2 D' F L' U L' U2 L' U F2 R2
8. 11.08 F' U' R D R2 B U2 D R' B R2 F R2 U2 L2 F' D2 F' R2 F L2
9. 11.08 L2 U2 R2 B2 R2 B2 U R2 F2 U2 F2 D B U2 R' B2 U R B' L2 B'
10. 10.67 U' R U2 L2 U' D2 F2 D' B D2 B2 R U2 B2 R' D2 R' D2 F2 L2
11. 12.66 B L B' R' D L' U D L F' U2 B2 L2 B R2 F' R2 L2 B U2 D2
12. 11.36 L' B2 F2 U' B2 U2 R2 U' B2 D' R' U2 B2 D F' U R' B F

Been focusing on pausless solves, my current goal is to not pause in between 222->223 and when I started doing this I averaged 18 at first, which has widdled down to 13 only ~2.5 seconds from what I average
I would recommend practice like this to anyone trying to break sub 12/11/10 because it is a big issue for most people I think.
after I'm comfortable with this I'll focus on EO lookahead.
btw im not very active here as Im mostly active on the ZMS and R/Cubers discord more often
(when I spam tps I average 10.5ish)

I know, most people can plan 222 so coming out of that and looking for pieces on 3 faces is something that hits me a lot for a second or so - eliminating that would bring me down to sub 12

I know, most people can plan 222 so coming out of that and looking for pieces on 3 faces is something that hits me a lot for a second or so - eliminating that would bring me down to sub 12

I've been solving so long my exspansion is algorithmic lol, so the only hard part for me is finding the pieces/tracking them while solving 222
(and because im only y/w cn its a bit easier to find)
also now I usually pick exspansion in inspection just by looking at it a bit and kinda educated guessing, not inspecting it though which about 90% of the time is the right one, you should try that

Been getting back into cubing a little more over school break, averaging mid 12, which is nice. Also had a sub 10 solve, haven’t had one of those for a month or two
D R2 D' R2 U F2 D' R2 U R F L' D2 R2 F' D L F' R'

I’m sorry, what?
Almost sub PB with nowhere near the scramble luck!
R B2 D2 R2 U B' U2 L' F' U R2 U2 L2 B' D2 B' U2 R2 F B D2 I might do a recon for once

And I smash my PB ao5 to become 10.589. The counting 9 totally carried that.
Every single solve except for the second one (I think) had a pair in 223.
Cracked day

Reconstruction of the 8.729:
y2 x’ // inspection
R F R’ F B2 D // 2x2x2 6,6
y’ U’ R U R’ U R2 // 2x2x3 6,12
y’ R’ U2 R U’ R’ U R U’ R’ // F2L 9,21
U’ R U2 R’ U’ R U’ R // OCLL 8,29
U’ M2 U M’ U2 M U M2 // PLL 8,37
U’ // AUF 1,38
38 STM
Incredibly short solve, looking back on it.

Been getting back into cubing a little more over school break, averaging mid 12, which is nice. Also had a sub 10 solve, haven’t had one of those for a month or two View attachment 15959
D R2 D' R2 U F2 D' R2 U R F L' D2 R2 F' D L F' R'

I’m sorry, what? View attachment 15960
Almost sub PB with nowhere near the scramble luck!
R B2 D2 R2 U B' U2 L' F' U R2 U2 L2 B' D2 B' U2 R2 F B D2 I might do a recon for once

And I smash my PB ao5 to become 10.589. The counting 9 totally carried that.
Every single solve except for the second one (I think) had a pair in 223.
Cracked day View attachment 15961

Can I just say... good luck. I’m one of those people that uses CFOP because they can’t be bothered to do something else but it’s a really great idea and hope it goes well!