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This will be my progression thread. I average 16-18 seconds on 3*3 cube, and other events that I enjoy but am not so good at are 5*5 and megaminx. My PB single for 3*3 10.35, and I hope to beat the sub-10 barrier in singles soon. If anyone has any suggestions on how I could get sub-15 I would appreciate it a lot

Nice that you are starting a progression thread. To help you on your sub-10 goal, it would be helpful to know what you have learned already. I assume you know full PLL, but what about advanced F2L? Full OLL? That info would be helpful to give some tips. Good luck on your goals!

As for what you have learned so far, I would recommend learning more of the advanced F2L algs, as full OLL is less necessary right now. I wouldn't recommend working on more color neutral, but I would recommend lookahead, if you know what that is, as it really helps shave a few seconds off your solves.

It seems to be going well! I just got this crazy good PR ao12 of 15.64 seconds!
I got loads of 14's, which is nice. I don't know if this is thanks to lookahead or luck though.
Generated By csTimer on 2021-03-27
avg of 12: 15.649

Time List:
1. 14.067 R2 D' F2 L2 D U2 B2 L2 D2 L2 F2 L' B' F' R D' F2 D' L'
2. (14.053) B R' B2 L' D2 L2 B2 U2 B2 R F2 R' U2 B' U F D L' B F' L
3. (21.263) R2 U2 L2 D' L2 U B2 U' R2 U B2 R2 L' F U2 B' F' D F2 U L'
4. 14.613 B' D2 R U2 F' R2 U' B2 D' U2 B2 R' F2 R B2 L' U2 R' D2 L'
5. 17.151 B2 D L2 U2 L2 R2 B2 D B2 D B' L D R2 D B2 L2 B2 L'
6. 14.175 D2 F' B R F' D2 B' D' L2 U2 R U2 R F2 L' B2 U2 B2 L' U
7. 15.114 B' L2 U' L2 U' F2 U' F2 U2 F2 D2 L U2 R2 F L B R2 U2
8. 16.638 D2 L' B' U R D F' R' B U' F2 B2 L2 F2 U' R2 L2 B2 U' D2 F2
9. 14.811 R D2 F U' D B' D R2 L' F' U2 R2 B2 R2 D F2 R2 U D L2 B2
10. 18.367 R' B' D2 F' U F' D R' F2 R B2 R F2 D2 L' F2 L B2 D2 F L2
11. 15.628 R' D2 L2 U2 L2 D' F2 U2 F2 U F2 D' R2 B' R2 D' L' F2 R2 F' R
12. 15.922 U2 D' R' U' B2 L2 F R F2 B2 R2 U2 B2 R2 L' F2 U' F

Yeah, lookahead has helped me a lot. I have done an ao50 of 16.9 seconds, which is significantly faster than last week. I have noticed however, that my times have started of very well, and gradually got worse and worse, so it was a struggle to keep the mean under the 17-second barrier. I will carry on doing this to get more used to turning slower, and actively focus on the solves I am solving, as there were a few distractions distracting me.
Average: 16.880 (σ = 1.14)
Mean: 16.955

Time List:
1. 15.546 U' D' L B' L F' D2 B R' U L2 F2 R2 B2 D L2 U2 D' @2021-03-27 20:06:39
2. 16.581 F U' D2 B' D2 B2 F U2 R2 B2 U2 R2 F L' D' F' R2 D U R2 @2021-03-27 20:07:23
3. 16.590 B2 D' L2 B2 F2 U B2 D U' F2 U2 B2 R' B2 D2 B R2 F D' B U' @2021-03-27 20:08:56
4. 15.801 L' F2 U2 F' R2 F' L2 F U2 F' D2 U2 L B2 D R' F L2 F2 U2 @2021-03-27 20:09:27
5. 19.159 U' B2 L2 F2 L D2 L D2 R' F2 R' U2 D B U2 R' F U R2 B @2021-03-27 20:09:56
6. 14.645 B' L2 D L2 D2 F L' F2 D B2 L2 D R2 U2 D F2 R2 L2 U' B U2 @2021-03-27 20:10:30
7. 16.148 D' L B2 L' F2 R2 B2 R U2 R2 D2 U2 R D' U2 B R D2 R F2 @2021-03-27 20:11:40
8. 14.546 D2 R D2 B U2 F' R2 F' U2 R2 B2 R2 F D L' F2 R2 F2 R U' @2021-03-27 20:12:11
9. 22.877 F D' B L2 D' B2 U' L2 U B2 U B2 R2 B' L U' L' R F2 L @2021-03-27 20:12:38
10. 17.116 B U2 B' D2 B2 R2 D2 L2 F U2 B U R' D' B U2 L R2 B' D R2 @2021-03-27 20:13:18
11. 17.152 U2 B D2 B2 U2 B' R2 F R2 U2 F' L' U F' L2 U2 B' R2 B2 D @2021-03-27 20:13:48
12. 18.229 F' L2 R2 U R2 F2 L2 D' R2 B2 R2 U' F' D' B' L' D F R U' @2021-03-27 20:14:23
13. 16.151 R2 B F2 U2 L2 B' R2 F2 U2 L2 U2 F U' B' L2 R' B2 D2 B' L F2 @2021-03-27 20:14:56
14. 17.072 F' U2 B' R2 F2 U2 R2 D2 B L2 B' R' D L' R' D F R' B' L @2021-03-27 20:16:57
15. 16.091 R B' U2 B' U D2 F D' R' L2 D' F2 R2 D L2 D' B2 D L2 U' L2 @2021-03-27 20:17:34
16. 17.049 U' B F2 D L2 U' L2 D2 F2 D B2 R' F U R' B2 L B' D2 R @2021-03-27 20:18:10
17. 16.258 B2 R2 D B2 U2 B2 R2 L B F' D' L2 B' R B2 D @2021-03-27 20:19:21
18. 15.913 D R2 B2 L2 U F2 D U L2 D' L2 B' L' F R' B2 F U' L2 B' L2 @2021-03-27 20:20:35
19. 13.168 L' R2 U L2 U' F2 R2 D' F2 L2 D2 U' R' U' B D' L R' U' @2021-03-27 20:21:16
20. 16.646 D' R D F2 L2 U R2 D R2 U R2 U F' D' F2 L' F' U L' F @2021-03-27 20:22:31
21. 16.272 R U F2 D L2 R2 U2 R2 U' B2 R2 F2 R' B' F2 U R2 U2 F U' F @2021-03-27 20:23:49
22. 18.382 R U' R' L U2 B' D' R' D R2 F2 U F2 R2 U2 L2 F2 D F2 R2 @2021-03-27 20:24:31
23. 15.987 D2 R2 U2 L U2 F2 L' R' F2 U2 R D B' U' R2 B' L F U2 L @2021-03-27 20:25:14
24. 15.681 L2 D2 L U2 L B2 R U2 B2 R B2 D L B' D' R B' F2 U F2 @2021-03-27 20:26:35
25. 18.529 B L U' R' U2 D B' R2 F U2 F2 D' R2 D F2 R2 U2 L2 D2 R' @2021-03-27 20:27:05
26. 18.062 R U2 F' B2 L2 D L2 D2 U' L2 B2 U' B2 D2 B R U2 R' U L B2 @2021-03-27 20:27:42
27. 16.569 F' R F B' U2 D R D2 L2 F' L2 U2 F U2 F' D2 B2 L2 D' B2 @2021-03-27 20:28:17
28. 13.700 R F2 R2 L' F L U' B' R D2 L' U2 L F2 R D2 R B2 L2 D2 @2021-03-27 20:28:47
29. 17.257 B2 D2 R2 D L2 R2 D F2 D' B2 L2 D' R' F L2 U' B2 D2 B L' U' @2021-03-27 20:29:15
30. 16.905 U2 R2 U' R2 B' R' F L2 U R U2 F2 B2 R L2 F2 D2 B2 R U2 B2 @2021-03-27 20:29:50
31. 20.471 B U2 F R' U L U2 B' R U2 R2 U2 R2 F2 U' L2 F2 R2 F2 U2 R2 @2021-03-27 20:30:31
32. 16.240 L U2 R D2 B2 R F2 L2 B2 F2 R' B' D F R' U' L2 B2 R2 B R2 @2021-03-27 20:31:38
33. 14.200 F' U B2 R2 D2 F2 U L2 U' F2 L' D2 R' D' R F' R2 @2021-03-27 20:32:10
34. 16.306 D L U B2 L' B D2 B' D' F2 R2 D2 B D2 B2 D2 F2 L2 @2021-03-27 20:32:40
35. 20.634 U2 R L2 B' L2 D' R2 B' R' B2 R2 D R2 D F2 R2 B2 L2 B2 U' B2 @2021-03-27 20:33:18
36. 18.937 U F2 U' B2 D R2 F2 D2 L B2 F' U R2 B2 D L R2 U2 @2021-03-27 20:34:34
37. 18.206 U B2 F2 U' F2 L2 U' R2 F2 U' L' U2 B U' B2 L F R B2 @2021-03-27 20:35:08
38. 17.605 D L F2 L2 B2 D2 F2 D U2 R2 U2 L' B' D' B2 R U2 F R2 @2021-03-27 20:35:40
39. 18.860 D' L2 D F2 D' R2 F2 R2 U B2 L' U2 F2 R2 F L' D L B' @2021-03-27 20:36:15
40. 16.363 D U2 B2 L' B2 R' D2 F2 U2 B2 R B' F L' B2 F' U2 R D' @2021-03-27 20:36:51
41. 17.381 D' L' F2 U' B2 U2 L2 F2 U R2 D F2 R2 B2 F' U R B L' U L' @2021-03-27 20:38:05
42. 15.685 B' U2 R2 D2 U' F2 D' F2 R2 F2 L2 F D' R2 U2 B2 R F2 U2 @2021-03-27 20:39:16
43. 17.418 U2 L' F R B' D' R U2 F U2 B2 D2 F' L2 U2 D2 B R2 L' F U @2021-03-27 20:40:25
44. 15.716 B L D F' R D' B2 U R' B2 U2 R' L' U2 F2 B2 R' D2 B2 U2 @2021-03-27 20:41:45
45. 15.607 L2 D2 B2 D2 B2 L2 D2 F2 L' D2 L' D2 B' R U L' B L B' L @2021-03-27 20:42:15
46. 16.023 D F' B2 L2 F2 U2 F2 D' F2 R2 D' R2 D B' D' L F' R' B' R @2021-03-27 20:42:45
47. 17.727 B2 U B2 F2 L2 D B2 L2 B2 D2 R B2 D F L2 F' U' R F2 R2 @2021-03-27 20:43:15
48. 18.909 F2 L2 B R2 B' D2 L2 B2 U2 L2 B L' U L2 D' L2 F D2 B2 L' B' @2021-03-27 20:44:36
49. 17.648 R D F' L B R D B R2 F B2 L2 F U2 B2 U2 D L' @2021-03-27 20:45:56
50. 17.740 L2 F2 D2 R U2 L F2 L U2 L' U2 F' D2 F' U B L D' F2 L @2021-03-27 20:46:32

So I just put a few drops of lube into my YJ Yulong, and the results are great. My times have dropped by around a second immediately, andI haven't even broken it in! I am averaging now 15-16 seconds and the sub-15 barrier is very close now!

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