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So, I tried that scramble, and got a 13.49 scramble on camera (got a 13.28 off camera). I got a multislot that was cancelled out by a 4LLL (damn G perms (and N) I don't know). I'll be getting that up soon with a reconstruction.

EDIT: The reconstruction:

L2 D' B2 R2 U' F2 U B2 F2 D F2 R' L' D' R2 B R U F

x' // Inspection
D' R' U' r' // Cross
U R U' R' // F2L 1
L' U2 L R' U R // F2L 2&3 (accidental multislot)
y' L' U2 L U2 L' U L // F2L 4
U' y' F U R U' R' F' // EO
y' x U R' U' L U R U' r' // CO
y' x L2' D2' L' U' L D2' L' U r' // CP
y2 R U' R U R U R U' R' U' R2' // EP View at alg.garron.us

56 HTM / 13.46 = 4.16 TPS

Had I got the 13.28 on camera, I would have had 4.22 TPS.

And I can't attach the file because it's too big. And I don't have YouTube.

Ok, this week, I did one hour dedicated Cross training every day. Nothing else.

I just did a timed av of 12 and broke my av of 3 and av of 5 and av of 12!

Mean: 37.66
Average: 37.69
Best time: 30.24
Median: 38.56
Worst time: 44.86
Standard deviation: 5.00

Best average of 5: 35.93
1-5 - 31.34 34.61 (30.24) 41.84 (44.86)

Best average of 12: 37.69
1-12 - 31.34 34.61 (30.24) 41.84 (44.86) 41.05 41.99 34.89 37.26 43.43 30.59 39.86

1. 31.34 U' B2 F2 R2 D L2 F2 U' B2 D U2 F' R' F R L2 B' L2 U2 B'
2. 34.61 D' L2 F2 D2 B2 L2 B2 U R2 B2 U R B' D U2 L U' F2 L2 D B' U
3. 30.24 B2 F2 D' R2 U' F2 R2 L2 U' L2 U' B D' F' R D' B2 D B R F D'
4. 41.84 D L2 F2 U2 L2 D' R2 D' R2 F2 D R' F' U B L2 D' R2 B2 R B2 U
5. 44.86 D' R2 B2 D' B2 F2 U' B2 U2 L2 F' L2 U F' U2 L D2 F D L2
6. 41.05 D' R2 U L2 U' F2 L2 D' F2 L2 D F' D R' B L' F D2 L U R2 U'
7. 41.99 R2 F2 U L2 D2 R2 U F2 R2 U L' U R U F L' U' F2 D2 L B' U'
8. 34.89 L2 U2 R2 F2 U' B2 D' B2 R2 F2 R' L2 B R' L' B R2 U B' F' D'
9. 37.26 U' R2 B2 U F2 L2 U R2 U2 F2 U L B U' R U' L' F2 U2 B' L2 U
10. 43.43 B2 D2 F2 U' L2 D' U2 F2 L2 U' F2 R' B' D2 B F L2 U' R' D B
11. 30.59 D L2 U2 R2 D R2 L2 F2 R2 D' L2 F U' R U2 B D U R B L' U'
12. 39.86 D' B2 F2 D2 B2 L2 U' F2 D L2 F2 R' B' R' L2 U2 R F D' B'

These are easy crosses, or I am getting better at crosses. I might add, I took more than 15 seconds per solve inspection time. Sometimes up to maybe a minute.

the inspection time doesnt matter, since this is for practice have you tried solving the cross blindfolded? as in, figure it out as inspection, then solve it just because you already know all the moves you want to do.

Yes, I have been practicing by looking at the cube, remember at least 3 edges than look away and start solving. I am just not ready for 4 edges at one time, but this is already a big improvement because I do take much less turns now. The only bad side effect is that I have lost a few PLL's LOL.... Doing crossed only does make me forget everything else.. ha ha ha..

Awesomeness... beating your PBs. Nice training you have going. Try another week of cross training and see what happens! (But don't forget your PLLs... do you know full PLL - all 21?)

Yes, I will continue with the cross training. And I know full PLL for two weeks or so.. So some of them are still quite slow. Stupid N-perms for example. Most of them are fully wedged into memory but some of the G-perms F-perm seem to hard to remember on the R U and R U' and R' U and R' U' parts.

Are you actually memorizing the notation? Try remembering them visually. Just find something to follow.

For example, in Gb (F' U' F R2 u R' U R U' R u' R2), the first F' U' F just removes a pair resting it on top of a 2x2 square on the right. The R2 flips the pair and square upside down so that the square is on top of the pair. The u moves the square off of the pair, and then the pair stands up at the back with the next R'. The square then splits in half with the U and the R brings the pair back to the bottom. The square reforms with the U', and the proceeding R creates a big sexy 2x3 block. The u just puts it all back to the original side and R2 places it. Gd (f R f' R2 u' R U' R' U R' u R2) is the same thing mirrored, just a different way of removing the pair at the start.

There are a lot of ways to remember algs, but visually works best for me and I would imagine many others.

No I remember the algs just by performing them hundreds of times. But when I think master them it seems that I am mixing R U and R U' etc up. Only after a week of cross training I need to give my PLL's some attention too.

that's really good. I'm still working on full PLL as well! I know 2 look, + both A perms, but that's a bout it. Your PLL cheatsheet was really helpful, thanks for that

I was getting very slow averages the last few days and then this average of three popped up:

Average: 29.87

1. 24.87 D L2 U2 R2 D R2 L2 F2 R2 D' L2 F U' R U2 B D U R B L' U'
2. 32.45 U' B2 U2 R2 L2 F2 D2 R2 D R2 D' L' U2 R F' D F U B2 F
3. 32.28 D L2 B2 L2 U' R2 B2 U' R2 F2 U2 F' D B2 L2 D L' B2 U' R

Nice! No freak accident. You're getting better! I enjoy following your progress. Although cross training and F2L look ahead is really important, I think sometime down the line you'll need better LL fingertricks.

Nice! No freak accident. You're getting better! I enjoy following your progress. Although cross training and F2L look ahead is really important, I think sometime down the line you'll need better LL fingertricks.

Thanks! Yes, my PLL need great attention as well. But you know, I am really happy that I know the PLLs and that is much faster than multiple look PLL. So I decided that for me it is much to soon to do real PLL training. I watched your PLL attack video. That is just awesome. I know I NEVER will be that fast. I think I need to keep working on crosses as well as it does not come naturally for me. Crosses are still difficult although I am improving.

Bumping into this thread a week late, but just to say "yep I do this too". The letters don't tell me much.. but when I repeatedly do the moves starting on a solved state cube I will remember much better. Also.. it is fun to do because you recognize other cases where you might use this algorithm as well instead of another.

I am really happy with this result. I was sooo nervous that I almost had no control over my hands. I messed one up and had to start solving from the cross over and still finished in one minute.. LOL.. Yes, competition is fun!!

Nice! That may be hard to reconstruct though - it's not the angle I'm used to, and the camera is really zoomed out. I'll give it a go though. Next time, maybe put the camera right in front of the table (unless it's a bit un-nerving ).

That is almost impossble. I asked this sweet lady to film my solve and she filmed from the audience of course.. I thought it would be fun to have my first few competition solves on video.. Btw, I realised that a few weeks ago I had 48 seconds average. And solving at home is much easier so I should be really happy with an official 40.04 average