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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.
 

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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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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?
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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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Fell out of practice for a while there, but bought a 15x15 (mainly to sit on the shelf), did it for the one and probably only time in, 4 hours 46mins. Could easily take half an hour off that I'd say, but had thought it'd take twice as long...
 
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I've really been enjoying big cubes lately. I do 5,6,7,8 pretty much daily, then other days I do 10, 11 or 12. (and I want the MoYu 13x13 next).

Keep trying to get back to studying F2L, OLL, and PLL with the 3x3 but then I see that big cube sitting on my desk calling my name. Lol

big cubes are a lot of fun because you can't solve it fast, it takes time so it's a bit more satisfying.
 

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Random question: would you guys like a separate sub-forum specifically for older cuber discussion? This thread is 1,000+ pages long and perhaps a sub-forum would be more useful. Let me know.
 

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Random question: would you guys like a separate sub-forum specifically for older cuber discussion? This thread is 1,000+ pages long and perhaps a sub-forum would be more useful. Let me know.

It can be a good idea. (Is this a poll?)
 
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It can be a good idea. (Is this a poll?)

Random question: would you guys like a separate sub-forum specifically for older cuber discussion? This thread is 1,000+ pages long and perhaps a sub-forum would be more useful. Let me know.

Would you move this thread into the subforum? This thread doesn't get near the activity it used to, but I would like to keep it around. Also, if we have this thread bookmarked would that get linked to the new location?
 

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I kind of doubt it's a good idea because this thread has gotten lots less active. I don't think a subforum would get much use, to be honest. It seems like most of the people have moved on to Facebook. Which is a shame, because there's no way I'm moving to Facebook. :)
Yeah I'm on Facebook very little these days so I don't follow the group there much.
 
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Would you move this thread into the subforum? This thread doesn't get near the activity it used to, but I would like to keep it around. Also, if we have this thread bookmarked would that get linked to the new location?

I kind of doubt it's a good idea because this thread has gotten lots less active. I don't think a subforum would get much use, to be honest. It seems like most of the people have moved on to Facebook. Which is a shame, because there's no way I'm moving to Facebook. :)
The question is, if it was there, would people use it? Hard to say, but considering the activity here declining, you're probably right. I also much prefer a forum like this over Facebook or Reddit, but many others prefer Reddit, FB, or Discord. I'm not sure why. All we can do is keep building out a resourceful site here and implement feedback as we get it.
 

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I kind of doubt it's a good idea because this thread has gotten lots less active. I don't think a subforum would get much use, to be honest. It seems like most of the people have moved on to Facebook. Which is a shame, because there's no way I'm moving to Facebook. :)

That can be one of cons... while sub-forum might make easy to find the focus / history of the topic. I'm ok either way, btw.
 

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The question is, if it was there, would people use it? Hard to say, but considering the activity here declining, you're probably right. I also much prefer a forum like this over Facebook or Reddit, but many others prefer Reddit, FB, or Discord. I'm not sure why. All we can do is keep building out a resourceful site here and implement feedback as we get it.

I hate Facebook and Reddit is a cesspool. I like this forum.
 
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