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New to cubing, so hooked already

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Hi all!

First post here, my name is Ralan. I'm a new cuber (~1 month) from Australia.
I got the newer model of Rubik's Cube (the kind the turns a bit better) to have something to play with while studying Games Design.
I decided that since I now owned a proper cube (I already had the limited edition Portal 2 picture cube since the game came out, but didn't bother learning to solve until recently) I should learn to solve.

I told myself I would be happy if I got under 5 minutes... Then that I would be happy and stop if I got under 2 minutes... Then under 1 minute. Then I ordered a DaYan ZhanChi 5 (black) in the mail. My current PB is ~35 seconds. I am CURRENTLY telling myself that I'll be happy if I get down to 20 seconds. But, I guess we'll see...

I'm currently using CFOP (Fridrich) with 2 look OLL and I'm working on learning 1 look PLL (G perms are just so ugh). I can't wait to learn more and get faster!
 
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@PJKCuber Yeah, I have noticed they lock up a lot.
@Cubeologist That sounds like fun! Great name by the way!
@KarlCubing Hi Karl! I'm from QLD too! Sunshine coast. Where abouts in QLD are you from? :)
 
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I remember when I told myself I'd be satisfied to be sub 1 minute. And then I'm almost sub 15 now

G perms are fun to execute.

The hardest PLLs for me are A perms/V perms (to recognise and execute) and H perms (yes, H perms, execution sucks)
 
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They don't seem to be showing up, you might be doing something wrong.
As someone who is around 20 seconds now, I can tell you that you won't want to stop there, at that point it's already too late to get out :D
 
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Welcome the forum!
Getting sub-20 is pretty dang satisfying. As long as you practice, learn new stuff, and develop some hardcore move efficiency, your times will just naturally get better. I like to imagine that all Australians know each other. You've probably met Feliks Zemdegs and his kangaroo wife.

Marvin, I woke up my roommate with how hard I laughed at your profile picture.
 
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Welcome the forum!
Getting sub-20 is pretty dang satisfying. As long as you practice, learn new stuff, and develop some hardcore move efficiency, your times will just naturally get better. I like to imagine that all Australians know each other. You've probably met Feliks Zemdegs and his kangaroo wife.

Marvin, I woke up my roommate with how hard I laughed at your profile picture.
Feliks and his kangaroo wife??????
 
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Welcome the forum!
Getting sub-20 is pretty dang satisfying. As long as you practice, learn new stuff, and develop some hardcore move efficiency, your times will just naturally get better. I like to imagine that all Australians know each other. You've probably met Feliks Zemdegs and his kangaroo wife.

Marvin, I woke up my roommate with how hard I laughed at your profile picture.
Nah, Feliks is more into Koalas.
 
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there are a lot of videos
here that teach you how to execute g perms sexy
It's true. Finger tricks make G perms fun. I use to hate them. My worst are A perms that damn D2 double flick.

But yes, WELCOME! Glad to see another addict on board.
If you want to solve with others check out www.twisttheweb.com. I just discovered it and it is great. Many people on here us it.
 
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