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My Story of Improvement | Week 8 is out!

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Nmile7300

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So I decided I'd better start one of these since I am trying to improve a lot. I will update weekly and change the title to show what I'm working on. Currently I am trying to improve on big cubes. Here are my summer goals.

3x3: Become fully adjusted to CN, sub 9 ao1000
4x4: Be around 37 global
5x5: Get global average down to 1:07ish
6x6: Sub 2 single and sub 2:05 average of 5, 2:10 global
7x7: Global average in the 3:30s
Pyra: Get back into the event that I'm supposedly good at lol
Mega: Sub 1:10 global
Square-1: Sub 15 maybe (I don't practice a lot)
Skewb: Touch my skewb at least once this summer :p
One Handed: Sub 18 global


By the way you unfortunately can't race me on the Pyra or Skewb goals :D

I also am going to be trying to get better at FMC. I am going to learn each skill one at a time (Blockbuilding, NISS, Pseudo blocks, insertions, etc), do practice FMC attempts, and gradually progress in knowledge. I don't know what I will be averaging so my goal is just to get into it.

I'm excited to see how much I can improve!


Current PB: 38
Current Average: 39-40
This week I started implementing NISS into my FMC attempts.

5x5- Current PB: 55, Current Average: 1:10
6x6- Current PB: 2:05, Current Average: 2:20
7x7- Current PB: 3:25, Current Average: 3:45

Current PB: I don't know
Current Average: 1:20
Current PB: 38
Current Average: 39-40
This week I took a break from doing FMC attempts.
5x5- Current PB: 55, Current Average: 1:10
6x6- Current PB: 2:00, Current Average: 2:19
7x7- Current PB: 3:25, Current Average: 3:45
This week I worked on my L4E for 6x6 and 7x7.
Current PB: I don't know
Current Average: 1:17
This week I worked on efficiency and dropped my average!
Current PB: 38
Current Average: 39-40
This week I worked on EO.
5x5- Current PB: 55, Current Average: 1:09
6x6- Current PB: 2:00, Current Average: 2:18
7x7- Current PB: 3:25, Current Average: 3:45
This week I drilled big cubes not working on anything specific
Current PB: 1:04
Current Average: 1:17
This week I practiced a lot and dropped my average!
This week I also worked on OH PLL. Most of my PLLs are sub 3.5 OH now.
Current PB: 35
Current Average: Sub 40
This week I learned pseudo blocks. I also got a new PB!
5x5- Current PB: 55, Current Average: 1:08
6x6- Current PB: 2:00, Current Average: 2:18
7x7- Current PB: 3:24, Current Average: 3:40
This week I worked on 7x7 centers and dropped my centers average from 2 minutes to about 1:50. I also got a PB single in an online comp!
Current PB: 1:04
Current Average: Sub 1:15
This week I practiced a lot and dropped my average again!
This week I actually practiced a bit of 3x3 and 4x4 as well as OH.
Current PB: 30
Current Average: 35-40
This week I started doing skeletons and insertions, and got a PB of 30 moves!
5x5- Current PB: 55, Current Average: 1:07
6x6- Current PB: 2:00, Current Average: 2:15
7x7- Current PB: 3:24, Current Average: 3:40
This week I focused on 6x6 and dropped my average in that event! Not much improvement on 5 and 7.
Current PB: 1:04
Current Average: 1:13-1:14
This week didn't practice much
Current PB: 30.61
Current Average: Low 37
This week I started practicing 4x4 and dropped my average!
This week I didn't focus on anything, but a lot happened none the less. I got a good Megaminx which lowered my times to around 1:10. I lowered my 4x4 times and am averaging low 36 now. I got my first sub 2 6x6 single! I also got a clock and I am averaging sub 20 after around 80 solves.
This week I worked on OH, and my average dropped from 18.5 to 17!
This week I also worked on Megaminx and dropped my average from 1:10 to 1:08!
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This week I worked on OH, and my average dropped from 17 to around 16.5!
This week I also worked on Megaminx and dropped my average from 1:08 to 1:03!
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Nmile7300

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Since I started doing FMC attempts a week ago, I'll just get everyone up to speed on what skills I learned. Last week I focused on block building techniques and did 5 attempts. My best was 38 moves, my worst was 47 moves, and I averaged about 43. I am currently in the middle of doing NISS
(normal inverse scramble switch) attempts. I am going to do 5 without block building in order to get used to using NISS. Next week I will combine NISS and Block building techniques and do 5 more attempts, and after that I will learn a different skill.


Also, if anyone wants to race me to any of the goals mentioned above let me know! :)
 

Nmile7300

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Update: I just finished doing NISS FMC attempts without block building. I can now say that I'm pretty comfortable with it so I'm ready to move on to doing attempts combining block building and scramble switching. As for how I did, I averaged about the same as I did with just block building, so I am excited to see where I am at when I combine the two together. After I do my 5 attempts I will probably take a week long break from FMC to focus on megaminx efficiency and big cube L4E.
 

Nmile7300

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Well this was funny. I just did my first of five FMC attempts with NISS and block building, except I didn't do NISS! I never used the inverse scramble! I checked it after each step but the normal scramble was always better. It was 42 moves by the way.
 

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I randomly decided to practice some 4x4 today, and I got a pb ao5 and ao12 out of nowhere. Both of them were sizable improvements over my previous PBs. The Ao5 was 37.53, and the ao12 was 38.77.
Nice, IDC about 4x4 all that much since I can make finals easily and don't like the event too much but I want your opinion on something

Do you consider 4x4 to be a big cube?



I DONT THINK IT IS!
 
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