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Nico's Progression Thread | grinding 3x3-4x4 |

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Week 2
3x3: Some nice singles. If i did more 3x3 i should be able to get Daily Sub 10s
4x4: Not done as much but im 55ish
5x5: 1:20 sgl Pb and im Sub 1:40 globally.
Pyra: Not done as much
OH grind: Im Sub 25 and im improving pretty fast:) I have much time so i can do many solves.
Comp result: I got 70th i guess and great results for 4x4 and 5x5, 3x3 didnt go well but ok ,this week will be good for OH.
 
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First of all happy new year :) I wanna set some goals here as inspiration and motivation to seei if i achieve them. This is getting updated :)
2021 goals: 3x3: Sub 10❌/✔
4x4: Im not sure maybe Sub 45. If its too easy i will set it down.❌/✔
5x5:hehe, i am doing 5x5 much so Sub 1 or at least near❌/✔
OH: Sub 20 on Comp maybe. The only Comp Goal. ❌/✔
Pyra: Sub 7 by only drilling solves ✔
Hopefully i can go to a comp :O
 
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Week 3
Hey, new update
3x3: I got some nice Singles and averages. I can be better If i didnt get 12s so often and more 10s instead
4x4: Got a Pb Single and a nice Ao5 with it. Some improvement in my Session i think.
5x5: i will do more 5x5 now. It's so much fun. I got some nice Singles and a Sub 1:30 Ao5. Im at 1:37 rn and i wanna get Sub 1 till 2022 as you may know. Does anyone know practise drills for 5x5?
Pyra: No Pyra done
OH grind: Im Sub 23 now and i get Sub 20s very often. It feels good to get sucesses but i wanna be Sub 20
Comp results: I was 57th Overall which is my "Pb" and overall im happy. Maybe this week i can get a Sub 20 oh.
 
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Generated By csTimer on 2021-01-13
avg of 5: 10.57

Time List:
1. (11.56) R D R2 F' L2 U2 F' R2 F' R2 D2 F2 U2 D R' U2 L B2 R2 D'
2. 10.10 F B' R' B2 L U F L U L2 F' U2 B2 U2 F' R2 F D2 F
3. 10.75 F B2 R2 U F2 D L2 D F2 D' R B2 D B R U L D B'
4. 10.85 F2 D2 U' L2 B2 L2 R2 D' L2 R2 F' R' F2 L2 B D2 R' B2 L' D
5. (9.50) U' L F2 L U B L' D' F B L2 B D2 F' D2 B D2 R2 B2

First good average after a time with many bad times. I hope it's over now.
 
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Generated By csTimer on 2021-01-15
avg of 12: 11.00

Time List:
1. 11.81 U' B2 R2 U B2 D R2 D2 L2 U F2 R D2 U2 F' L2 D B U L R'
2. 11.43 U2 L' U F2 R2 F2 D2 R2 U' F2 D2 U L2 U2 R U B L2 R' D' L
3. 10.96 D2 F2 R U2 L' U2 B2 R F2 U2 L2 U2 D' F D L B2 F2 U L R
4. 11.57 F R2 U2 F L2 B' L2 B2 U2 R2 F2 D L2 F2 U' L R B2 U2
5. (13.06) B L2 D' F2 D' L2 D R2 D' R2 F2 R2 B' R' F' D L' D R B'
6. 9.55 B' R' L2 U' B2 R2 U2 B2 R2 D B2 R2 F' D R' B2 U R' D F
7. (8.53) U R2 B' L2 B U2 B L2 R2 B L2 D2 F U' F L' F2 U R2 B F'
8. 10.96 U2 L2 F' R2 F2 U2 B L2 R2 U2 F R U' L D2 U F D2 R2 F2
9. 12.15 L U2 L B2 D2 F2 D2 U2 R B2 R2 B' D2 U B' D' L2 B2 U2 L'
10. 9.61 R F' L F' R' U F2 R' B' U' F2 R2 D2 R2 B2 U2 B2 U R2 F2 U
11. 9.86 U2 R F2 L2 U2 L' B2 D2 U2 L' D2 F R2 F' U' F' U' R' U2 F2
12. 12.10 U B2 R2 U2 B2 F2 U B2 U R2 U R U B D B' L D R D

Very good Avg. Weekly Post comes in a few mins
 
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Week 4
3x3: I improved my lookahead by improving my lookahead on 5x5. I think im pike mid 11 now.
4x4: I got some nice Singles and i think a nice avg. Maybe a Bit improvement to Sub 55 i gotta do some 4x4 this weekend.
5x5: I think im Sub 1:32. I learned much this week though schools back.
Pyra: Well i dont do it atm
OH: Im Sub 22 and i literally got a 13.44 Pb Sgl 10 mins ago.
I hope im gonna get Sub 1:30 on 5x5 next week. See ya :)
 
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Generated By csTimer on 2021-01-20
avg of 5: 5.67

Time List:
1. (4.49) L B U' B U B' R B' l' r b u'
2. 5.42 L B' U L U' B' U' B' l'
3. 6.31 L' B U' R L U R B' r' b
4. (7.71) L B' U' L' R U R' L l' r' b' u
5. 5.28 U' L B R' B' L' B' R

I did some Pyra today, Nice Avg
 
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Generated By csTimer on 2021-01-21
avg of 5: 9.77

Time List:
1. (11.65) R2 B2 U' L2 D2 R2 D' L2 B2 U2 F' D2 R' D L D B' U' B' U'
2. (9.26) L' F2 U' B2 D B2 L2 F2 D B2 U2 L2 U' B' L' R2 D' L' F2 L U'
3. 10.23 R' D2 L U2 L' D2 B2 D2 L2 R' D2 L B' U' B2 U2 B F2 R2 U
4. 9.35 D B R' D2 L' U2 L' D2 U2 L B2 D2 R' U' B' R F R2 B
5. 9.73 L2 R F2 D2 B2 U2 L' F2 L F2 R2 B2 U F L2 B R' B L B' F2

Finally a Sub 10 Ao5. Progress. Im so happy
 
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Week 5 Overall an amazing week tbh
3x3:I got my first ever Sub 10 Ao5!!! And today another. Im now like Mid 11 globally and that just by doing 5x5.
4x4: I got a very good Ao5, Sub 50 and some Sub 50s. I will do some more 4x4 in future. I like 3-5 nxns.
5x5 My Main Focus: Im Sub 1:35 globally and got a 1:14 today which is so good. I Hope i will average that soon. I will have to improve my lookahead.
Pyra: Got some nice times and like 3-5 Sub 6 Ao5s.
OH: I wont grind it anymore though im not Sub 20. Maybe whenever the other Events get a bit boring.
Comp Results: I did pretty well and barely missed Top 30 in 5x5. Since a few days You can find my Weekly Comp Profile in my signature. So take a look if you want.

Roadto5x5Sub1:30 :)
 
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Generated By csTimer on 2021-01-28
avg of 12: 11.05

Time List:
1. 10.61 D B L B' D B' U' B' F2 R2 F2 U L2 D2 L2 D' F2 D' B2 R2
2. 11.67 F D2 B' U2 L2 F' D2 U2 F D2 U L D2 U2 B' F' D B' L
3. 11.19 B2 R2 D2 F2 R B2 D2 L' U2 L' B2 R' F' R2 U L D2 B' R' B2 U'
4. 11.32 R L2 U' L2 F2 D' U F2 L2 U2 L2 R U B2 D F2 U' B' U'
5. 11.50 F2 L2 B U2 L2 F' U2 L2 B2 L2 B' D' L2 F' D' U L' R' D' R'
6. 10.79 U L2 U R2 F2 U' B2 F2 L2 U B2 U R U2 B R U' L F L2 U2
7. 11.19 B2 U' B2 L2 F2 L2 F2 D2 U L2 D B2 L' U' L' R' F' D2 F2 L D'
8. (10.47) F U' L2 D L2 U' R2 D' U2 L2 R2 B2 L' B2 D' F' R' U F' L2
9. 10.56 D L U2 R2 U' L2 F2 D2 R2 D2 R2 F2 D' L' D' R U L' F U
10. (12.16) B2 U B' L' B U' R B2 R2 B2 L2 D' F2 U2 R2 U2 L2 D L' U
11. 10.95 D2 F' D2 L2 F' D2 L2 R2 B R2 B F2 U L' D L F D' B' L' F
12. 10.68 U' L2 F2 U2 F2 D' R2 U' R2 B2 F U L F U2 B' F D U F

Imagine youre grinding for your daily Sub 10 Sgl and this happens...
 
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Week 4 of the 2nd year of Cubing
Pretty good week, some nice improvement and some Pbs
3x3: I improved pretty much compared to my previous improvement rate. I am low 11 globally now, which is currently near Top 100 in Germany
4x4: I did some solves and i will grind 4x4 soon, when i will get a new better cube.
5x5: I still like 5x5 im on my way to get Sub 1:30 globally, which is currently Top 100 in Germany. Yesterday i didnt do well but probably today.
Pyra: Some ok Averages and Singles, but i can do better. Im low 7 globally.
OH: Not done much. But i didnt get worse at least.
Comp Results: I got 44th overall smh and i missed Top 30 closely again. Some PRs are going to be set hopefully.
 
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Generated By csTimer on 2021-02-01
avg of 5: 1:27.65

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1. 1:28.98 Rw' D2 Fw' R2 Bw2 Rw' Dw B2 D2 B' Dw2 Lw' L F' B Uw2 Dw' R2 Rw U2 B2 F' D U2 L F' Dw' Uw D2 Lw2 Bw2 Fw2 Rw' Dw Uw Rw Uw Dw2 D' F2 Bw Lw Fw' F Uw2 B Uw' Fw2 Rw' D Dw2 Rw2 B D2 Dw2 Rw2 F' U' Uw' R
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4. (1:23.00) Lw Dw2 Lw' F2 Fw R D' U R Rw D' Dw2 R U' Lw L Bw' U Bw' L' Bw U2 Uw2 L' Bw Fw' L2 Bw2 Fw D Lw2 U Fw2 Rw F2 Lw2 L2 Rw F2 Uw' U' B' Rw Uw2 U' Bw Lw2 Bw' Lw2 Bw Fw' F U2 L' Dw2 F R2 Bw2 B' D2
5. (1:35.19) R' D' L Rw' D Rw2 B' Bw' Fw2 U Dw Fw R' L U' Uw Lw2 R B2 Uw' L' Bw' Rw' U B2 Rw R L U Lw B' R' Dw2 U F2 R' Dw Lw' U' L' Uw2 B' U2 Rw B Rw Lw' Uw' U Dw2 Bw R' D B' Lw' D2 F2 U2 D Fw
Pure Sub 1:30 Ao5 Fail.
A bit later i got a 1:19 sgl
 
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Hey, this is week 5 in 2nd year. Noice week
3x3: I got another Sub 10 Ao5 and im Sub 11.5 globally.
4x4: My Cube is garbage i wanna buy a new one soon. Sub 50 should be possible i guess
5x5: I improved very much. I think i am Sub 1:30 globally now. I got a 1:21 Ao5, 1:24 Ao12, 1:29 Ao100. Pretty epic
Pyra: Not done much
OH:My Turning feels smoother smh. I like it
Comp Results: I was like 55th place overall idk. I did bad in 5x5 but i think im gonna get that Top 30 place this week.
 
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