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openseas

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For professional bowling 50 is considered senior. I think for cubing we have it right setting the line at 40.
I have a feeling that we may want to raise the bar and move the senior cut-off age to 50 soon, and again to 60 in ten years, just to be more exclusive ;-)

Joke aside, many cubers in their 20s,30s say that they feel old competing with 10s + most cubers become less active during or after college, so, even 30 sounds ok as senior.... but, 30s are too fast (their cubing records :) So, 40 it is.
 

Kaiju_cube

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I have a feeling that we may want to raise the bar and move the senior cut-off age to 50 soon, and again to 60 in ten years, just to be more exclusive ;-)

Joke aside, many cubers in their 20s,30s say that they feel old competing with 10s + most cubers become less active during or after college, so, even 30 sounds ok as senior.... but, 30s are too fast (their cubing records :) So, 40 it is.
yeah I'm in my 40's and after working all day, taking care of the kids, making dinner, etc. I'm lucky if I get an hour to cube late at night while watching TV. I usually line up and scramble a dozen cubes then solve them as I watch a movie.

(though I have a couple on my desk I use throughout the day, also)
 
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kbrune

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I just got a 3:03 6x6 single with inner wing parity. Sub-3 someday soon!
Im curious what you think about this

My 3x3 times are better, 4x4 might be equal to yours but i'm thinking you would beat me alot more then half the time, Your 5x5 and 6x6 times are way better then mine. You smash me in 7x7.

What allows me to be faster at 3x3? Dexterity?
 

One Wheel

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Im curious what you think about this

My 3x3 times are better, 4x4 might be equal to yours but i'm thinking you would beat me alot more then half the time, Your 5x5 and 6x6 times are way better then mine. You smash me in 7x7.

What allows me to be faster at 3x3? Dexterity?
Probably just time spent: I don't practice 3x3 that much, and 6x6 has benefits for 7x7.

I have recorded solves, over the last 5 or 6 years:

3x3: 2,795 solves, 22:28:21.30 cumulative time.
4x4: 4,091 solves, 117:50:39.11 cumulative time.
5x5: 2,491 solves, 109:36:31.51 cumulative time
6x6: 2,983 solves, 247:03:33.74 cumulative time
7x7: 1,045 solves, 127:01:37.20 cumulative time.

Edit: forgot 2x2, as usual: 765 solves, 2:11:17.56 cumulative time.
 

kbrune

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@One Wheel

That would make sense. I've definitely spent alot more time on 3x3. I'm sure I have 20k+ solves in my lifetime.
1900 in just the last couple weeks. I've been trying to improve 5x5 but i'm still stuck around 2:20-2:40

What's your 5x5 method? anything that you learned over time that made a difference toward your average?
 

One Wheel

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@One Wheel
What's your 5x5 method? anything that you learned over time that made a difference toward your average?
Just redux. 5x5 I solve edges down to the last one, and then do the standard Rw2 B2 parity alg (rotating to do U2 instead of F2 halfway through) if necessary before any 3x3 stage. 6x6 I do my cross opposite one of the colors on my mismatched edge if there is one. I don't know any fancy L2E cases. On 6x6 I will commonly pair up 2 or 3 edge pieces and not see the rest right away, so I put that edge on top or bottom and continue pairing other colors until I see the missing pieces. I do that on 5x5 too, but not as much.
 
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