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PiKeeper's Progression Thread - Operation: Sub-12

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I'm splitting my practice time between timed 4x4 and 2x2 solves and slow, untimed color neutral roux solves. I'm still about 10 seconds slower with color neutral, but my FB efficiency is much better. My main problem is SB since I only filter for the corner I need, and then I look at the other colors on the corner to find what edge I need.
 

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You didn't hear it from me, but there might be a stream tomorrow. If it does happen, it will probably be at 1pm EST, but I'm making no promises.
 

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Day One Recap:
Single: 13.04
Ao5: 17.54
Ao12: 18.91
Ao50: 19.84
Ao100: 20.08

I still suck at color neutral and will probably drop it if this keeps up. I had a few good singles though, which is promising.
 

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Day 3 Recap:
Single: 13.66
Ao5: 15.81
Ao12: 17.17
Ao50: 17.83
Ao100: 18.51

Finally starting to see some real progress. The solves definitely feel faster, and I'm not having huge pauses as often.
 

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Day 4 Recap:
Single: 12.59
Ao5: 15.81
Ao12: 16.88
Ao50: 17.94
Ao100: 18.22

My times are still steadily decreasing. I did have a set of really slow solves right in the middle which hurt the Ao50 and Ao100 times, so I can definitely improve on this tomorrow.
 

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Day 5 Recap:
Single: 12.39
Ao5: 15.86
Ao12: 16.72
Ao50: 17.59
Ao100: 18.16

Still making good progress, but I still got a series of really bad solves which ruined the average. However, I do have a rolling 17.78 ao100 from the last half of last session and the first half of this session.
 

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Day 6 Recap:
Single: 12.31
Ao5: 15.09
Ao12: 15.89
Ao50: 16.63
Ao100: 17.64

I was on a plane yesterday and couldn't time solves, but I absolutely popped off today. It started off a bit slow, but I proceeded to break all of my cn roux pbs. Biggest highlights are a full second drop on my ao50 and a cn ao12 that is just about what my x2y global is.
 

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Day 7 Recap:
Single: 12.47
Ao5: 14.46
Ao12: 15.97
Ao50: 17.23
Ao100: 17.63

Pretty average solving session, but got a pb ao5. I'll post one more update today with a few more solves and my thoughts after this challenge.
 

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Week of Color Neutral Recap:
Single: 11.77
Mo3: 13.04
Ao5: 14.40
Ao12: 15.80
Ao50: 16.63
Ao100: 16.95

I've gone from almost giving up on color neutral at the start of the week, to deciding to stick with it for the foreseeable future. Next month I'll be focusing on one handed, and I'll stay color neutral while doing that. I would now consider myself sub-17 with color neutral roux, only 1.5 seconds slower than my x2y average.
 

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Single: 17.66
Mo3: 22.71
Ao5: 23.50
Ao12: 24.76
Ao50: 27.12

I did about 50 color neutral OH solves to get an idea of what I average. My biggest weakness right now is definitely LSE since I am really bad at the fingertricks and keeping my grip on the cube.
 
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