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One Wheel

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This one's been a long time coming:

Generated By csTimer on 2021-01-19 (solving from 2021-01-19 08:27:21 to 2021-01-19 08:31:12)
avg of 5: 19.85

Time List:
1. 20.00 @2021-01-19 08:27:21
2. 19.88 @2021-01-19 08:28:14
3. 19.68 @2021-01-19 08:29:03
4. (22.84) @2021-01-19 08:30:26
5. (19.47) @2021-01-19 08:31:12

Previous best was 20.00 from 6/12/20
 

EngiNerdBrian

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This one's been a long time coming:

Generated By csTimer on 2021-01-19 (solving from 2021-01-19 08:27:21 to 2021-01-19 08:31:12)
avg of 5: 19.85

Time List:
1. 20.00 @2021-01-19 08:27:21
2. 19.88 @2021-01-19 08:28:14
3. 19.68 @2021-01-19 08:29:03
4. (22.84) @2021-01-19 08:30:26
5. (19.47) @2021-01-19 08:31:12

Previous best was 20.00 from 6/12/20
Congrats! That’s a great milestone to hit!
 

pglewis

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This one's been a long time coming:

Generated By csTimer on 2021-01-19 (solving from 2021-01-19 08:27:21 to 2021-01-19 08:31:12)
avg of 5: 19.85

Time List:
1. 20.00 @2021-01-19 08:27:21
2. 19.88 @2021-01-19 08:28:14
3. 19.68 @2021-01-19 08:29:03
4. (22.84) @2021-01-19 08:30:26
5. (19.47) @2021-01-19 08:31:12

Previous best was 20.00 from 6/12/20
Congratulations! That was evil of the universe to have you stuck at :20 flat lol
 

Scriv58

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I started a thread about this but it sank like a stone, so I thought I would mention it here. I feel confident that many of the older members who contribute to this particular thread were raised to search for buried treasure between the covers of books. Erno Rubik, the cube’s creator, finally released a memoir last fall entitled “Cubed: the puzzle of us all”. I just finished a second reading and it truly is a wonderful book, because it has its twists and turns (rimshot). Wondering if anyone else here has given it a read?
 

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This one's been a long time coming:

Generated By csTimer on 2021-01-19 (solving from 2021-01-19 08:27:21 to 2021-01-19 08:31:12)
avg of 5: 19.85

Time List:
1. 20.00 @2021-01-19 08:27:21
2. 19.88 @2021-01-19 08:28:14
3. 19.68 @2021-01-19 08:29:03
4. (22.84) @2021-01-19 08:30:26
5. (19.47) @2021-01-19 08:31:12

Previous best was 20.00 from 6/12/20
Wow, awesome!
 

jdh3000

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I started a thread about this but it sank like a stone, so I thought I would mention it here. I feel confident that many of the older members who contribute to this particular thread were raised to search for buried treasure between the covers of books. Erno Rubik, the cube’s creator, finally released a memoir last fall entitled “Cubed: the puzzle of us all”. I just finished a second reading and it truly is a wonderful book, because it has its twists and turns (rimshot). Wondering if anyone else here has given it a read?
I got my 1st cube in'81 at age 14, and immediately got the only book I could find which was The Simple Solution to Rubik's Cube by James G. Nourse.

The years that followed you could find all kinds of books about it.

Then when the craze wore off and Rubik's brand started including the beginner's solution with the cube, the books died off.

Companies started making better and faster cubes and speedcubing became the interest of the new generation of cubers. Speedcubing was a thing before that but few wanted to jump on board with the quality of cubes available, and I can't say I blame them.

Next, everything that could be found was available on the internet.

It was a different world back in the early days. Everyone wanted one, they'd get it and solve that one side and say "I did it!" If you completely solved it while they weren't looking they'd say you took the stickers off, and if you solved it in front of them they said "you cheated, it's a trick."

I'm glad all the fad wore off and really the main enthusiasts these days are speed solvers.

I watched some of the old commercials from back then...how funny!
 

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Ao100 OH PB: 22.80
Previous best was 23.15 from May of last year.

(and 22.19 Ao50)

Some days I find it difficult to average 24 seconds, but others (very few) I feel great. Last week I had a good day with a 22.6 Ao50 but couldn't keep it up, I find it very hard to do long sessions especially at OH, in fact this best Ao100 includes 15 solves for two days ago, the best 100 solves from today are like 23.0x.

Generated By csTimer on 2021-01-27
avg of 100: 22.80

Time List:
1. 23.89 U' F' R2 F D2 B F' D2 L2 F' D' F' L F2 D' U' F2 R' B
2. 22.47 U B' D2 F' U2 R2 U2 L2 B D2 B' D' F' R' F L U' B D' L
3. 21.47 U B2 R2 U' L F B' U' F L2 U' L2 U D2 L2 B2 D L2 F2
4. 18.60 B2 U' R2 F2 D L2 F2 D B2 D2 L D2 F' D2 F2 D L F2 R B' L
5. 24.72 R' B R2 D' R2 D2 L2 D B2 D' L2 U R2 U' B' R' U2 B' F R' F'
6. (30.60) L' R2 D2 B L2 U2 B F2 D2 F' R' D2 F2 L2 B D' B L
7. 27.17 D' B D2 U B2 D2 R2 F2 L2 U B2 D2 F' U' B2 U2 F R' D' L'
8. 22.22 U' L' B' L2 U2 F2 D2 F L2 R2 D2 R2 B D' F U B D L2 R2
9. 28.09 B' R2 L F2 U' R' U F' U2 B2 U2 F' L2 U2 R2 B L2 B'
10. 24.68 F2 R2 U' F2 L2 B2 D2 R2 D2 F2 U B2 L' B' R U2 F' U' L' U' F
11. 22.64 U' F2 L2 F2 U F2 D L2 D2 B2 R2 B' D' R' B U' F' D' R' B2 U'
12. 26.48 U F2 D' F2 R2 F2 U2 B2 D B2 U2 L2 F U F R2 U' L' F' R F2
13. 18.90 F2 R L F' D' F' R2 F' D2 L' B2 U2 L2 B2 L' U2 F2 B2 R' D2
14. 25.70 F' R' D2 L2 D2 R2 F2 L2 B' D2 R2 B' L2 D' R D L R2 B U2
15. 25.84 D' F2 B' D L2 F2 L B D' B L2 F R2 B D2 B2 R2 L2 U2 F' L2
16. 19.27 F' L2 U2 R F2 U2 B2 U2 L2 B2 R' B' U' F' L D U L'
17. (28.76) L2 D2 R2 F2 R2 F2 D' B2 F2 U' F U' R2 D2 B R' B2 L B2
18. 23.40 B2 U' B2 D' B2 U F2 D L2 U R2 B2 R' B U2 F D2 R2 U F2 D
19. 18.84 R2 F2 U2 B' L2 F' L2 R2 F L2 F' D' B' L2 B D2 R' B' F L2
20. 23.59 D R2 F2 U L2 R2 D F2 D U' L' B U B' U B2 U2 F2 L'
21. 22.99 D L' U2 R2 U2 D' F' D' F2 R' D2 L' F2 D2 L' U2 D2 B2 U2 R2
22. 21.22 U' L2 D2 R2 B2 D2 B L2 B' R2 B2 R2 B2 D L' B' D' L D' R2 F
23. (17.28) F D' L2 D' R B' U R B2 U' R2 D' F2 D2 B2 R2 U R2 U R2
24. 23.00 L D F D2 B2 D' B U' F2 L2 U R2 F2 D' F2 U' L2 D2 R' B'
25. 27.77 B L2 B R2 U2 R2 D2 B' U2 R2 F' U L' R' B R2 D' F2 D' U'
26. 19.88 D2 L' F' R2 D' R F' B U' B2 U2 R2 U' L2 U2 R2 B2 U F2 U2
27. 24.95 F2 D' R' U2 F U2 F R2 B' R2 F2 D2 F R2 U B' L F2 L' D' R2
28. 19.23 B' U2 R2 F2 U2 F D2 F' L2 F' L2 U2 D B2 F R' B F' D' L2 U2
29. 20.92 R L2 D' B' D' L B2 L' F2 D' R2 U B2 U L2 F2 U' B2 L2
30. 20.32 U L2 B' D' L2 U F R' U R' B2 L F2 B2 D2 L D2 R
31. (30.40) U2 R L' U2 R2 U F R2 F2 L2 U D2 R2 U D2 R2 F' U'
32. 25.89 U2 L D L2 B' U2 F D2 F2 R2 U2 R2 F' L' F U B R2 B R
33. 25.73 U B2 L2 B R2 F' D2 R2 U2 R2 F' L' R F L' D B2 R' B2 L2
34. 23.72 D2 L2 F B2 U B2 U F' L' U' R2 D R2 L2 B2 U' R2 D' B2 L2
35. 24.83 L' B' D2 F2 R' B2 L B2 D2 B2 R2 B2 L' U2 B U L D2 R2 B2 U2
36. 25.92 D R B U B2 U L2 U B2 F2 U2 L2 F2 B U' F' R' F' U2 B'
37. 26.14 B2 R' L2 B2 L2 D2 L2 F2 U L2 U2 B2 L' B' R' F L R2 U'
38. 25.15 L F D' F2 B' D' F2 U2 F B2 L D2 R' D2 R' D2 L' U2 B2 L2
39. 25.75 F' L U2 R B2 R' U2 R F2 R' D2 R D2 U F2 R' D2 F' L' D2 U
40. 21.69 R2 F2 D F2 U R2 D2 R2 D' R2 D R' D' U L U R' F' U2 R
41. 19.61 D B2 D L' F D2 R' F2 D2 B' U2 R2 L2 B L2 B2 L2 U2 F U' F
42. 17.61 R2 D F2 L2 B2 L2 U R2 D B2 D2 R D2 R' B L2 F' R B L2 U2
43. 26.15 R L2 D L2 R2 B2 U' B2 R2 D' L2 D2 F' R2 U' F U2 L' R2 B2 D2
44. 23.09 B' D2 F' U' B2 D' B' D F R2 F2 R D2 R' F2 D2 R' B2 L B2 U2
45. 23.58 D' U2 R F2 L2 R B2 R' F2 U2 F2 L' B R U' R2 U2 R2 B U'
46. 17.62 R2 D2 F2 R2 F R2 U2 F2 D2 F2 L' D2 B D' L2 B L' F' L
47. 20.60 B' R2 U2 F' U2 L2 B U2 F' U2 F' L2 D' B' F' D2 R' B R2 B'
48. 22.80 D' B L F' U2 B L2 F R2 F2 U2 L2 D2 L2 U R B' U2 L B' D2
49. 21.37 F2 D2 U' R2 B2 D' B2 R2 B2 D L D' F L R' U F L2 R' B
50. (33.07) D' R B L F R F U' F' R2 B' D2 F U2 F' R2 B2 R2 U2 R
51. 22.10 B2 U2 R F2 D2 L' R2 F2 L2 B2 U2 F D L2 R' U' R U' B2 F2
52. 21.42 D' F2 D2 F B' U' L' F R' L2 D' B2 U' D2 L2 U R2 F2 R2 D2
53. 24.91 B U2 F2 U2 L2 F R2 D2 F D2 B2 F' D' R' U2 L' B D' L' F' R
54. (29.00) L2 F2 U2 B D2 L2 B' U2 L2 R' U2 F R' U B U B L
55. 24.88 F U R F' R2 L B R' U' F2 U2 R L2 B2 L' D2 L U2 B2 R U2
56. 19.20 L D2 L B2 R' F2 R F2 R2 D2 R2 D' L2 U' F' L2 B' U2 F2 L R'
57. 21.24 R' U2 R D2 U2 B2 D2 R U2 L' B D' L B2 R2 U F U' F2
58. 26.45 U2 B2 L2 U' F2 U L2 U2 R2 B2 D' F U R' U B F L2 R' D2
59. 20.78 L F R2 U R2 L' D' B2 R' B' U D2 B2 R2 U R2 L2 U2 B2 U' R2
60. (17.06) B' D2 F2 U2 B2 U' R2 D U F2 L' U' F' R2 U2 F2 L F D'
61. 25.79 F' R2 U R2 D' L2 B2 F2 D' R2 U' L2 R B2 R2 D2 B' U' F L2
62. 21.66 R2 F U2 B R2 F' D2 F2 R2 U2 L2 U2 D' B2 L F' R2 D2 U2 L D'
63. 18.65 F U' L2 D R2 F2 U F2 U L2 U R B2 U R D' B D' F
64. 20.82 F2 R F' L2 D2 F' U2 B R2 U2 L2 F' R2 D L2 B2 F' L R2 F'
65. 24.23 B2 L2 D2 R2 D2 U B2 D' F2 L2 B2 R2 B' D U L' D' F2 U' F2 R2
66. 22.36 F' R2 D2 U2 F' U2 L2 B L2 U2 L' D' F2 R2 D L F2 U2 B2
67. 22.28 U' B U2 R2 B' U2 F2 D2 R2 B2 U R B' U' R B D2 L
68. 24.95 B' R' F R2 L2 U D2 R' D F2 U R2 L2 D B2 R2 U F2 L2 F
69. 21.11 L' D2 L2 U' L2 U' R2 F2 R2 B2 U' L2 F2 L' U2 B' R2 D' R F2 R
70. 23.29 F' R2 D R2 F2 L2 D2 B2 U' R2 F2 U' F2 R D' F' U' F R' D' U2
71. 18.89 U' F2 R' B U' B2 U' B F2 L2 B2 U' B2 U' D2 L2 U' F'
72. 21.41 D B2 R2 F2 R B2 F2 R2 D2 R' D2 F2 U2 B' R2 D F2 D' L F' U
73. 20.66 D2 F2 U L2 R2 D' L2 U' B2 D' R2 D2 R U2 R2 B' U F' R' D F2
74. 24.04 B2 L2 D2 B2 D R2 B2 D' L2 U B2 R2 F' R U L U' B2 D' F2 R
75. 28.16 U2 D' R B2 L' U' F' U B2 U B2 L2 F2 D2 R2 D' F2 D2 L' B
76. 18.23 F R2 U B D2 F2 U L B R' D2 F2 B2 R F2 B2 U2 B2 D2 L
77. 18.01 L' F U2 L' F2 L' D2 F2 U2 R' D2 L2 D' B L B2 R F2 D2
78. (16.14) B2 L D' B2 R' F D R' D F2 U2 L2 F2 U F2 U' R2 U R2
79. 23.94 R' F2 L B2 R F2 D2 L F2 U2 R D2 U' R2 B' D L2 D L2 U' L2
80. 21.71 R2 U2 R F' L2 D' B D' B2 D' L2 U L2 B2 U2 F2 B2 R2 L U' R
81. 26.54 D R' U2 B' U B2 L F2 U2 B2 U' B2 U R2 U F2 R2 U' L
82. 19.73 R2 B2 R2 D2 B U2 B' F2 R2 U2 F2 D2 L D R2 B' U L D'
83. 27.01 D2 B2 F2 R' B2 R' D2 R2 B2 D2 B2 L U' B R' B' L2 D F' R B'
84. 26.14 U2 B' U2 R2 B R2 D2 F' D2 L2 D' L2 D' L U R' F' L' U2 R'
85. 17.67 U2 F' U R' F' B D B F2 D2 L D2 L' F2 R' F2 L2 D2 F2 U2
86. 26.00 B2 U2 B2 D' L2 U L2 D' F2 D L2 F' D B' L U2 R F' U2 R
87. 17.61 D F R2 D2 F2 L' F2 L' U2 B2 F2 R B2 L' F' R B' D' B U' F'
88. 24.78 R' D2 R' F2 D2 R D2 R' B2 U2 R' F' U R2 U B F U R B' D2
89. 21.21 R2 U R2 U' L2 D2 R2 B2 U2 B2 D2 L R U' F R D' L F'
90. 21.97 L2 D L2 B2 F2 D' F2 U2 B2 L2 U2 F' L' R2 U R' B2 U' B2 D' R
91. 23.37 R' F D2 F' R2 B' U2 B2 U2 F L2 D2 L2 R D' U L B' F L' D'
92. 24.72 L2 U2 F' D2 B' L2 F2 D2 L2 B' R2 U' B' D' R' F2 L' R' B F R
93. (17.56) L2 U2 L2 U F2 L2 U2 L2 D' B2 F2 R2 B U2 L' F' U' B' D F U
94. 25.79 R' B2 F2 R' F2 L2 U2 B2 R' F2 U2 R2 B U2 L' D L' R' B2 D F'
95. 22.16 L2 F2 L2 D' B2 L2 U' L2 U' L2 D B L' F' L' D' F2 R' F' D2
96. 24.84 L' F B U' D L' F' B' D' R2 F' U2 L2 F L2 F2 U2 F R2 U2
97. (17.43) F U B2 D' R2 D B2 U' B2 L2 U L2 U' B' U' F' L F' D2 R' F
98. 21.72 B2 D2 L2 F2 L2 R2 U L2 D B2 F L F2 U L B R2 B2 L'
99. 24.49 D F2 D B2 D' F2 D' B2 D F2 B' U' B D2 R' D F' R' B' D2
100. 19.99 L D' F2 L B D' F2 B L' D2 F U2 D2 L2 B D2 F' R2 U2
 

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Still slow going here ...

Did a Sq1 avg of 100 over the last 2 days: 16.71
number of times: 100/100
best time: 10.19
worst time: 20.51

There was 37 solves with parity

best avg5: 13.94 (σ = 1.62)
best avg12: 15.24 (σ = 1.71)
best avg100: 16.71 (σ = 1.73)
session mean: 16.63

14.49, 19.55[p], 17.25, 19.60[p], 17.72[p], 17.17, 16.17, 13.39, 17.01[p], 12.91, 19.96[p], 14.62, 15.71, 15.00, 18.13[p], 18.70[p], 17.59, 17.37[p], 17.22, 14.34, 19.15[p], 17.32, 16.10[p], 19.37[p], 17.97[p], 19.44[p], 14.38, 17.38[p], 14.49, 16.55, 18.76[p], 12.47, 17.93[p], 17.80[p], 14.81, 16.16, 16.85, 19.37[p], 17.92[p], 16.18[p], 15.12, 14.56, 19.49[p], 17.54[p], 14.38, 18.16, 16.97, 16.53, 17.22, 15.45, 18.01[p], 16.69[p], 17.94[p], 13.95, 18.02[p], 16.80, 18.91, 16.24, 18.50[p], 14.75[p], 19.23, 15.49, 13.65, 15.13, 14.59, 16.50[p], 12.10, 11.34, 15.42, 20.51[p], 18.64, 16.29, 19.26[p], 20.15, 19.52, 14.34, 18.38[p], 14.17, 18.06, 15.28, 15.66, 16.14[p], 16.78[p], 18.25, 18.91[p], 15.63, 15.05, 15.43, 18.24[p], 13.91, 18.57, 10.19, 17.63, 15.13, 12.98, 19.09, 19.33[p], 15.51, 17.14, 15.90
 

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Hey all! Been few years since I've been on here. I remember the other day that someone around here used to maintain an over 40 ranking page. I wasn't on it since I was still a couple years shy of 40. Well now that I'm pushing 42 I figured I'd pop in and see if that list is still a thing lol
I tried poking around to find it but I don't remember where the access was for it.

Hope you all have been well during the covid era!
 

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Hey all! Been few years since I've been on here. I remember the other day that someone around here used to maintain an over 40 ranking page. I wasn't on it since I was still a couple years shy of 40. Well now that I'm pushing 42 I figured I'd pop in and see if that list is still a thing lol
I tried poking around to find it but I don't remember where the access was for it.

Hope you all have been well during the covid era!
The rankings are still here:

 

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I'm not in the rankings anywhere. Is this because the result has to have been recorded once you're actually 40 at the time of the competition?
To be included, you need to provide your information. This can only be done opt-in because of privacy issues; all you need to do is fill out this form and you will be included the next time it is run:

Also, you are right - the solves have to be done officially when you're over 40. If not, I don't think they count.
 

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That makes sense. I was 38ish at the time so they wont count. Looks like I'll have to find a way to travel to china or Australia in order to get an official, over 40 result lol
Hi Ken. I don't frequent these forums often so I only spotted this by chance.

Any results that you achieve after the age of 40 will appear if / when you compete.

Regards, Mike
 
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