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Sergey

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Feb 16, 2018
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Although progress has generally significantly slowed, did my first sub20 avg5.

Average of 5: 19.69
1. 20.20 L F U' R' D' R' B U2 F' R' U D2 F2 R2 U2 L2 B2 U' L2 B2 D'
2. (23.92) R2 D F2 D' R2 B2 D2 B2 U F2 U L' D F D L' F2 U' B' L' R
3. (17.07) F U' F D' R2 D' B D B' L F2 R U2 B2 D2 F2 L' F2 B2 U2
4. 18.73 U' L2 D' B2 R2 F2 U L2 U L2 U2 B R2 F2 L D R' B2 F R' U2
5. 20.15 B R' D R' U2 L U' B D' F' R2 U2 B2 U2 F2 L' U2 F2 L2 F2 R
 

openseas

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Oct 11, 2015
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398
WCA
2015PARK24
3 comps last 3 weeks, maintained a PB streak - it's been a while.
1st one was 4BLD 9:23, (~2 min improvement from the previous official PB), but other than that, all DNF (total 9).
2nd week was 3BLD 1:26 which gave me a win,
3rd week was 3BLD 1:19 (1st round), and (a desperate effort to avoid triple DNF) gave me 2:02 with a win.

This week is Thanksgiving, no comp except Hawaii but it was too expensive to get there, so skip that one.
Next week, I'm delegating a comp in Arkansas, and right after Christmas (12/26), a local comp near my house. I'm trying to convince my wife for the visit to Seattle (the interesting overnight comp starting at 5pm of Dec 31) since Jeff really wants to go there, but we'll see.

How's your forecast of upcoming comps?
 

mark49152

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WCA
2015RIVE05
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@openseas - UK comp this weekend. Probably I'll do only MBLD. Possibly 3BLD and 5x5.

I've been trying to practise MBLD whenever I get the chance. This weekend I got a PB for 2/2 - 2:56, my first sub-3 - and 4/4 - 7:01. (That's with full visual on all cubes, no 3BLD cube.) I rarely ever have a chance for a big attempt :(
 

newtonbase

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WCA
2015ADAM03
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I've given up trying to find somewhere quiet to practice MBLD. As I'm competing at the weekend and desperate to practice I've just had to do it in the kitchen area in front of people. Tried 3 yesterday and got 0 in 10:26 but they were close. Today I went super carefully and got 4/4 in 17:06. Not sure what to try on Saturday now but I'm not going to push it. Maybe 7.
 

pglewis

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Sep 23, 2016
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Cincinnati
WCA
2016LEWI07
Good luck to everyone competing this weekend!

Poking my head in since I haven't been around much. Lots of other distractions between work and guitar, mostly still just doing maintenance solves daily; bld is rusty yet again, only been doing maybe a solve per week. Still maintaining mid to low 20s on 3x3 when warmed up but I have some OLLs and one of my G-Perms that have gone sour.
 

newtonbase

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Another great comp at Weston-super-Mare. We'll done to @Selkie and @Shaky Hands
I had a poor 4x4 and OH. 3BLD was 3 DNFs but 2 were close and were sub PB. I got a PB single in 3x3 but the real highlight was 7/7 in MBLD. It was as safe as I could make it and it paid off. I'll qualify for the UKs next year and have a top 20 UK ranking plus a 10th place in the Over 40s ranking (sorry @openseas).
The head to head at lunchtime was really good fun to watch.
 

Sergey

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Inspired by the new WR... ;)

Average of 5: 18.93
1. 17.73 D F' R B L' U R' L' F L F2 U B2 U F2 U2 B2 U' L2 U' D2
2. 20.89 B2 U L2 R2 B2 U L2 U' L2 B2 U' L U' F' U R U' R' U2 R' U2
3. (23.62) D2 R2 U L2 D' L2 U2 B2 U' F' R' U R D2 B' L2 U2 L' U2 F
4. 18.17 B2 R' D B' R2 F2 D' R2 F' R U2 F2 R2 U D2 F2 R2 F2 L2 U B2
5. (15.84) U D L' F D2 B U B U F' D2 F B2 U2 B2 D2 B' R2 D2 F'

UPD...and a PB... ;)
14.88 D2 F2 R2 D2 B' U2 L2 D2 L2 R2 D' B D2 U R' B' L D2 L' F'
 
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SpartanSailor

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2016DUEH02
Inspired by the new WR... ;)

Average of 5: 18.93
1. 17.73 D F' R B L' U R' L' F L F2 U B2 U F2 U2 B2 U' L2 U' D2
2. 20.89 B2 U L2 R2 B2 U L2 U' L2 B2 U' L U' F' U R U' R' U2 R' U2
3. (23.62) D2 R2 U L2 D' L2 U2 B2 U' F' R' U R D2 B' L2 U2 L' U2 F
4. 18.17 B2 R' D B' R2 F2 D' R2 F' R U2 F2 R2 U D2 F2 R2 F2 L2 U B2
5. (15.84) U D L' F D2 B U B U F' D2 F B2 U2 B2 D2 B' R2 D2 F'
Nicely done! Before you know it.... you too, will have a sub-3.5s single.
 
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