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My quest for Sub 8 Petrus

Should I do some example solves every once in a while?


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Aerma

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Week 8, same target as last week. I think I’ve got how to do my expansion now :). Just need practise.
As for U COLLs, I’m just being lazy with algs... Might learn some tomorrow.
Do you have a video of you solving anywhere, or would you make one? I'd love to see what your solves look like so I could give some guided suggestions :)
 

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Sorry, no. My parents have like this internet policy thing. Plus, I can’t even ‘legally’ have a youtube account. I can do constructions and descriptions though, even if it dampens the whole ‘how do you solve’ effect.
You can see some of my speed/fmc solutions at the bottom of the How to get faster using the Petrus Method Guide
 
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It’s been 68 days since I started my sub 8 quest. I am now averaging 25 seconds, which doesn’t seem like a big improvement, but is actually quite a lot, considering I was averaging high twenties on September 23rd. My first block has become a lot more efficient, I have learnt almost 3 COLL sets, and most important of all, I have improved my 2x2x3 greatly. Now it’s just a bunch of cases to me, which I see, and formulate a plan for. I can still, obviously improve, turn it into a series of F2L algs, but I think that’s done at long last for now. I’ll be moving onto edge orientation tomorrow.
 

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Could anybody more experienced then me point out the most efficient way to do EO? I currently find a pair of bad edges, fix, find next set, fix, and so on. I occasionally see 4 edges simultaneously and manage a 4 bad edges alg. Should I stop doing this, and work on two stages: Finding the bad edges, Executing algs as fast as possibe.
 

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I think that the more you do EO, the easier it will become, but if I were you, try to focus on the bad edges as you finish the 2x2x3 every time. It will be weird and difficult, but the more you do it the easier the transition will be.
Thanks! So what you’re saying is to find the edges, then fix them, but find them during 2x2x3 to take up as little time as possible.
 

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More of EO practise, also just casually doing some slow solving and looking out for move count. I’m really lazy at learning algs, so L COLLs once again.

Also guys, do you think I should post some example solves? They could show my progress and also provide opportunity for critique. They are time consuming so maybe monthly?
 
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Yes! Sub 50 OH PB and Sub 40 single! Hope to be able to beat my sub 35 brother one handed vs two handed at one point. :)
Also, with the poll votes, I’ve decided to make some example solves. I’ll post on Jan 1st, every month from then.
 
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