What is he so wrong about in your opinion?Generally his videos are pretty good, but there's not much I agree with in this one.
I just think it's a gross over-simplification.What is he so wrong about in your opinion?
Once you know a pll alg, drill it and get nearly all of them sub 2 seconds. Record your times - this is a great motivational tool.Gonna jump in here and introduce myself, hope that's ok - I've been lightly active on the forum over my cubing journey so far but not a big poster - I'm an oldcuber and came into the hobby / sport a few years ago (no formal comp experience but plenty of solves at home), lately having fun getting more systematic about progress.
I saw JPerms video and personally it resonated with me and pointed the way forward - despite being old, I've been lazy about learning algs throughout my cubing evolution - in 3x3 I use 2-look OLL and PLL and I've both seen the benefits of drilling a smaller set of algs (I average ~23 seconds without any strong last layer skills) and am also facing a recent wall in my progression with my last layer - I was able to get some improvements by drilling better algs for 2-look but I'm at a point where last-layer wise I need to branch into full PLL and get my recognition good to make more improvements on my averages. I'm working on full PLL and training recognition is a new challenge. Despite being old(er), I don't have a particular study discipline to rely on with cubing so maybe I am young at heart I liked the solves JPerm showed at the end of that video - 30 second averages with careful recognition and quality execution.
Anyway honored to be among you all, there's no age limit to cubing!
There will be plenty on here having a chuckle at a 29 year old turning up and calling himself old.
Quote: "really too old to be actively involved in speedcubing events or forums"There will be plenty on here having a chuckle at a 29 year old turning up and calling himself old.
Thanks Mark! I've peeked in the thread probably less than a dozen times over the last year and know there's lots of new cubers here (at least I think). It kind of feels weird... like I'm an outsider where I used to belong. I thought today might motivate me to get back into it, and it definitely does feel motivating yet I'm worried if it will matter. Doubling the number of kids in the household really takes a toll on your schedule.Welcome back, Jason! Those are pretty good times considering the long break.
I just watched the video. I also think it misses the main differences (well it mentions them but doesn't give them much weight). I think the three biggest are being young (meaning a more sponge like mind, better visual recognition, faster reflexes, etc.), the amount of time to practice, and turn speed (related to being young also). Look at PLL and OLL algs, the fast kids can do most of them in under a second, I have drilled them for many hours and don't know if I can do any in one second (see practice time also, maybe not enough hours). For me deciding to learn full PLL and OLL was not because I was more inclined to study, I actually leaned the other way. But someone pointed out if it takes over 2 seconds to do an alg and I can do 1 instead of 2 that's as huge savings. I have no doubt that paid off, but a lot of the other things like winter variation I was not convinced would be worth it for me and have not done.I just think it's a gross over-simplification.
While it's reasonable to talk about a spectrum of attitudes, from emphasis on practice to emphasis on study, I don't personally see much correlation with age. If I look around at the cubers I know, and the forums and FB groups, I see plenty of examples of youngsters learning new things and oldsters content to just practise - it really just comes down to the interests and motivations of the individual. IMHO it's a stretch to claim it as "the difference" between older and younger cubers, as if it's not only the primary difference but the only significant one.
Nice. I don't suppose you took video? It's a disappointment not seeing you solve! What are your splits?BTW, broke my PR single for 3BLD single, 46.73. It was a 10 alg for me (6 edges, 3 corners, one parity = OP corner) but nice RUD algs.
According to the audience, 20 / 26.
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