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Personal Progress Thread: Square-1 Sub-10 and beyond [Week 3]

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First off, I would like to acknowledge @PetrusQuber 's thread about requirements/guidelines for Personal Progress threads. I do believe that I meet both requirements that were suggested.

As for the actual thread, this will be my progress to sub-10 and below. The major steps include learning full CSP and full PBL. I am starting with CSP and 2CP PBL.

Starting point: All of the star CSP cases, all but Ga/Gc perms for 2CP PBL

Week 1: My week 1 goal is to learn the square cases for CSP, and to get a sub-15 ao100.
Result: I only managed to get through 6/10 of the Square cases. I also ended up with a 15.88 ao100 (on stream). I noticed that it might be better to put CSP on a slower pace and work on increasing my SPS on my EO and CP algs (I think this was suggested below actually).

Week 2: Finish the last 4 Square CSP cases; Get all EO and CP algs sub-1.5; and sub-15 ao100.
Result: I was successfully able to get all of my EO and CPs sub-1.5, however my CP recognition is not very good, so my total EOCP time is around 4 seconds. My ao100 was a 15.49, which, while it is an improvement over last week's time, it is still not what I'd like. I also only made it through 2 of the CSP cases I wanted to learn for the week, and I will probably set aside CSP for now, and focus on other parts of my solves.

Week 3: Sub-3 EOCP, and Half of CPP. (I thought that I might try and learn the 8 CPP algs before CSP, as a sort of in-between stage to CSP. I also have noticed before that I am fairly decent at recognizing parity after EO, and the CPP algs are better than normal parity algs.)

I missed week 4, but after reading comments and trying CPP, I found that it is not good at all, 0/10 would not recommend. I thought maybe I could post 2 example solves per week (1 parity, 1 non-parity), and see if you guys have any ways for me to improve that you notice. My goal for this week is to finally get a sub-15 ao100

14.29 (4,0)/ (3,0)/ (-4,2)/ (0,-3)/ (-3,0)/ (1,-5)/ (-3,-4)/ (3,0)/ (6,-5)/ (0,-2)/ (2,0)/ (6,-2)/ (-1,0)/

CS: -3,0/3,-2/0,4/1,2/0,3/
CO: 3,-3/6,3/0,3/
EO: 1,1/3,0/3,0/-1,-1/-2,1/-3,0/
CP: 6,-1/0,3/0,-3/0,3/0.-3/(Misalignment to preserve blocks)
EP: -6,1/0,3/1,1/-1,-2/-4,0
EPP: Adj swap w/ cancel into equator flip (The algorithm was too hard to write out lol)


I will do weeks monday to monday, and will update the original post with updates every week. If anyone thinks this is too unoriginal or it copies too close to someone else's thread, just let me know and I will be happy to change or even delete this thread.[/SPOILER]
 
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First off, I would like to acknowledge @PetrusQuber 's thread about requirements/guidelines for Personal Progress threads. I do believe that I meet both requirements that were suggested.

As for the actual thread, this will be my progress to sub-10 and below. The major steps include learning full CSP and full PBL. I am starting with CSP and 2CP PBL.

Starting point: All of the star CSP cases, all but Ga/Gc perms for 2CP PBL

Week 1: My week 1 goal is to learn the square cases for CSP, and to get a sub-15 ao100.

I will do weeks monday to monday, and will update the original post with updates every week. If anyone thinks this is too unoriginal or it copies too close to someone else's thread, just let me know and I will be happy to change or even delete this thread.
What is your current Avg? Also, I personally don't think that full PBL or even full EP is required to become sub-10. I think that learning how to cancel into things and influence your next step with misalignments is more important than just learning algs.
 

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What is your current Avg? Also, I personally don't think that full PBL or even full EP is required to become sub-10. I think that learning how to cancel into things and influence your next step with misalignments is more important than just learning algs.
I currently average 15.5 or so. You’re right, PBL is not necessary to get sub-10, but I made this as sub-10 and beyond, so I’m thinking eventually sub-9 or sub-8
 

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How well do you know your algs? In the sense of what your algs do to the puzzle so you can make the most out of cases. You don't need a ton of algorithms as long as you can make up for that in misalignments and SPS.
Yeah misalignments is definitely one of the things I am working on to get faster, I just found it hard to explain in the original post.
 

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How well do you know your algs? In the sense of what your algs do to the puzzle so you can make the most out of cases. You don't need a ton of algorithms as long as you can make up for that in misalignments and SPS.
I’m kind of in the same boat, and I don’t really want to make up for it in SPS (I do misalign though). Turning speed will gradually get faster over time, and I don’t want to waste the time on 10-12 slice EPs done in two looks when I can do it in 6-8, because I’ll have to start from scratch again later. I definitely agree it’s possible to get incredibly fast without even full EP *cough* Ethan Erez *cough* though.
 

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I’m kind of in the same boat, and I don’t really want to make up for it in SPS (I do misalign though). Turning speed will gradually get faster over time, and I don’t want to waste the time on 10-12 slice EPs done in two looks when I can do it in 6-8, because I’ll have to start from scratch again later. I definitely agree it’s possible to get incredibly fast without even full EP *cough* Ethan Erez *cough* though.
That’s true about EPs, CM made a good video on intuitive EP. For me, it’s not worth learning new algs for Z/U, Z/Z, Opp/O, and parity EPs. Most of the cases that involve W, H, and O are worth learning a new alg imo.
 

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Pardon me for being late to this but, CPP isn't good. If you are going to learn parity, either learn 1-2 EPP algs, or learn full CSP. The in-between of CPP and 6+ EPP algs are a waste of your time. They will save a little time every now and then, but if you aren't going all-in on CSP, then you should focus on learning other alg sets that will benefit you on more solves then specific CPP and EPP cases.
 

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Pardon me for being late to this but, CPP isn't good. If you are going to learn parity, either learn 1-2 EPP algs, or learn full CSP. The in-between of CPP and 6+ EPP algs are a waste of your time. They will save a little time every now and then, but if you aren't going all-in on CSP, then you should focus on learning other alg sets that will benefit you on more solves then specific CPP and EPP cases.
Thanks for the feedback, I haven't updated this thread in a couple of weeks, but after learning the adj/adj CPP algorithm, I noticed that it didn't really save me any time whatsoever, making learning 7 more long algs completely pointless.
 
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