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PiKeeper's Progression Thread - Operation: Sub-12

PiKeeper

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I figured I might as well start one of these since I'm about to grind seriously for a comp next month. Here's what I currently average in the events I do.

2x2: Sub-5.5 with Ortega
3x3: Sub-20ish with ZZ
OH: Somewhere 32-38 seconds with CFOP
3BLD: Can't solve yet

My goals before the comp are to learn to plan eocross in inspection, get sub-30 OH so I make cutoff, and learn to do 3BLD.

I plan an updating this thread regularly, but I can't make any promises. My primary focus is usually on 3x3, but I've been grinding 3BLD recently.
 

OreKehStrah

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I figured I might as well start one of these since I'm about to grind seriously for a comp next month. Here's what I currently average in the events I do.

2x2: Sub-5.5 with Ortega
3x3: Sub-20ish with ZZ
OH: Somewhere 32-38 seconds with CFOP
3BLD: Can't solve yet

My goals before the comp are to learn to plan eocross in inspection, get sub-30 OH so I make cutoff, and learn to do 3BLD.

I plan an updating this thread regularly, but I can't make any promises. My primary focus is usually on 3x3, but I've been grinding 3BLD recently.
Why are you not using ZZ for OH?
 

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I haven't had much time to cube lately, but I've mainly been working on bld. I can consistently do corners and I'm working on a spreadsheet with my letter pairs. I haven't put any time into OH, but for 2H I can usually plan eo+2 edges.
 

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I just went to my first comp yesterday! My times weren't the best, but I really enjoyed the experience and want to go to more in the future. I've had to much schoolwork to learn blind so I dropped out of the event. For OH, I almost got my second solve under 30 seconds but locked up on a y perm and missed cutoff. I average sub-20 at home on 3x3 and was hoping for a sub-20 average, but I got a DNF on a 17.5 second solve by missing the double flick M on a uperm and screwed up my eocross on the last solve giving me a counting 23.
 

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I've been on vacation the last few days, but I've managed to grind my 2x2 to sub 5 and I've worked on getting better fringertricks/algs for all my plls. School permitting, I'm hoping to try out a couple side events for a week each to see which ones I like.
 

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I don't think I'll be able to practice consistently anymore since I need to focus more on school. A couple updates for now:
30-32 seconds with oh despite no dedicated practice
Sub-19 with zz even though I still can't plan eocross
Sub-16 with cfop even though I haven't mained it for 9 months and back then I was barely sub-20
 

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I bet this post will upset a lot if people. First of all, I hate Christmas so I spent most of it in my room cubing. I timed myself a lot, got my splits with zz and cfop, and did some comparisons of the stats and my feeling about each each method. Finally, I came to the conclusion that I want to switch from zz to cfop.
It was a difficult decision since I love the zz community and like the concept of the method, but I realized that cfop will be faster unless I learn zbll (which I'm not sure I can motivate myself to do) and I really want a method which only requires a few seconds of inspection.
Anyway, I'm going to start learning oll now that I've made the decision to switch back. Also, turns out I am actually sub-17 with zz.
 

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I bet this post will upset a lot if people. First of all, I hate Christmas so I spent most of it in my room cubing. I timed myself a lot, got my splits with zz and cfop, and did some comparisons of the stats and my feeling about each each method. Finally, I came to the conclusion that I want to switch from zz to cfop.
It was a difficult decision since I love the zz community and like the concept of the method, but I realized that cfop will be faster unless I learn zbll (which I'm not sure I can motivate myself to do) and I really want a method which only requires a few seconds of inspection.
Anyway, I'm going to start learning oll now that I've made the decision to switch back. Also, turns out I am actually sub-17 with zz.
It's alright man. Everyone here is nice enough to not beat you up through the internet. I disagree with 90% of the things here, but who am I to say anything?
 

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I bet this post will upset a lot if people. First of all, I hate Christmas so I spent most of it in my room cubing. I timed myself a lot, got my splits with zz and cfop, and did some comparisons of the stats and my feeling about each each method. Finally, I came to the conclusion that I want to switch from zz to cfop.
It was a difficult decision since I love the zz community and like the concept of the method, but I realized that cfop will be faster unless I learn zbll (which I'm not sure I can motivate myself to do) and I really want a method which only requires a few seconds of inspection.
Anyway, I'm going to start learning oll now that I've made the decision to switch back. Also, turns out I am actually sub-17 with zz.
Don't worry about upsetting anyone. It's your choice, not what other people chose
 

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I just got the most unexpected pb of my life. I decided to do a few solves on my Gan I Carry and went from a pb of 12.24 to 9.34. It was an insanely lucky solve and haven't fully processed that I now have a sub-10 PB.
Scramble: U2 D B' U L D F' R' U2 R' F' U' R2 D R2 B2 D2 L2 U2 L2 F2 D'
L' D2 L U B2 D' F D // inefficient cross
U' L U L' y' U' L' U L // first pair
U' R' U R y U2 R U R' // second pair
U L' U' L // third pair
y U R U'R' // fourth pair
F R U R' U' F' // easy oll
U' // pll skip
9.34s/39 turns/4.17 tps
 

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I finally have free time, so I figured I'll revive this thread and start seriously practicing now. Here's my current main events, averages, and goals:
3x3: Around 15 seconds, want to learn full oll and be consistently sub-15
2x2: Sub-5, want to learn cll and push for sub-4
4x4: Sub-2 minutes, want to learn Yau and get sub-1:30
OH: Around 30 seconds, want to learn oh pll and be consistently sub-30
Squan: Sub-50, want to learn all co, eo, and cp algs and get faster
 

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I've been solving off and on for the last few weeks and here's a progress update:
3x3: Consistently about 14.5 and getting much faster singles
2x2: Sub-4.5, learned h and pi clls and hoping to have it all down by the end of this week
4x4: Sub-1:20 with Yau
OH: About 28 seconds but still need to learn oh pll and get better at turning
Squan: Sub-40 but still need to learn eo and cp
 

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I've been solving off and on for the last few weeks and here's a progress update:
3x3: Consistently about 14.5 and getting much faster singles
2x2: Sub-4.5, learned h and pi clls and hoping to have it all down by the end of this week
4x4: Sub-1:20 with Yau
OH: About 28 seconds but still need to learn oh pll and get better at turning
Squan: Sub-40 but still need to learn eo and cp
Good progress.

Keep at it!
 

PiKeeper

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I had a college visit yesterday, but today I managed to get my 3x3 to almost sub-14, my OH to around 26, and my squan to almost sub-35. I learned s/as cll too, and I'm hoping to knock out tul cll tomorrow. Finally, I might switch to roux for OH since I'm only 2 seconds slower despite much less practice and I want an excuse to practice both cfop and roux.
 
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