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Pyraminx Race

PixelWizard

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Hello together

This is the official Pyraminx Race Thread.

Information:

- This Race is build on trust, so please be honest :)
- A new Round starts every Wednesday (Noon to Midday in North- and Southamerica, Evening in Europe/Africa and Night in Asia/Australia)
- Stages are: Sub-12 / 10 / 8 / 6 / 5 / 4 and 3 (if requested i add a stage)
- You graduate to the next stage if you got three Ao12's under the current stage.
- Please write this info in your post: Race to Sub-?, Average, Times
- Each round contains 12 Scrambles, so the Ao12 counts

If there are any Questions, feel free to ask!

Greetings and GOOD LUCK

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ROUND 1 (Closed)
[HR][/HR]
Scrambles (from here):

1. R L U' R' U L' U' L' B' U B' L' B' L' R L' B' u'
2. L U L' U L' B' U' B L U R' b' l u'
3. L' U' R' U' L R U L R' L' R' U B' b' u r
4. U' L R' U' R U' L' U R' L R L' U' L' B l' u r'
5. R L' R' L' B L B' L U R' L' B l' u' r
6. L' R' L R' L R' L' U L R' L' R U R L' B b l' r'
7. R L' U L' U' L' R' U L' U' L U' L' U L U R L b l' u r
8. R' L' U' R' U L B U B' U B u r'
9. L U' L' R' U R U R' L R L U' L U' R' B b' l' u
10. L' U' R L' U L' R' U' R U' B U' B' R' U R b' l u
11. R L' R L R U' L' U L R U L' l' u r'
12. R' U L' R L U L' B' U' B U' L U' L' B b' u' r

Good Luck to everyone!

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I hate Pyra, but if I'm going to reach my goal this year of sucking at 3x3 (i.e. getting below the line in as many of these graphs as possible) then hopefully something like this will motivate me to practise. It looks like, for Pyra, I need to get my average down to sub-12.5. If I reach that goal too early, and I don't know much about Pyra but I think sub-12.5 should be easy, I might try to get sub-10.

What scrambler are you using? And whatever it is, please could you stop using it and start using a random state scrambler? There's no point doing this race if the scrambler is that bad. My times were 19.10, 18.02, 11.58, 17.18, 8.24, 12.59, 16.67, 12.23, 12.65, 3.06, 13.00, 21.25+. My first time not using random state scrambles and of course, PB Ao5 and two solves under my previous PB, including a 3 second single. I would never have got anything like that so easily with no warmup with random state scrambles.
 

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I hate Pyra, but if I'm going to reach my goal this year of sucking at 3x3 (i.e. getting below the line in as many of these graphs as possible) then hopefully something like this will motivate me to practise. It looks like, for Pyra, I need to get my average down to sub-12.5. If I reach that goal too early, and I don't know much about Pyra but I think sub-12.5 should be easy, I might try to get sub-10.

What scrambler are you using? And whatever it is, please could you stop using it and start using a random state scrambler? There's no point doing this race if the scrambler is that bad. My times were 19.10, 18.02, 11.58, 17.18, 8.24, 12.59, 16.67, 12.23, 12.65, 3.06, 13.00, 21.25+. My first time not using random state scrambles and of course, PB Ao5 and two solves under my previous PB, including a 3 second single. I would never have got anything like that so easily with no warmup with random state scrambles.
Ok, I saw that the scrambles where really really bad, I'm sorry for this.

From now on i will use this scramble-program--> http://mzrg.com/miniSites/scramblers/megascrambler.html?scramble=pyrs

It's a Random-State scrambler as mentioned here.

Sorry for the circumstances, it's my first race, that I organize. But thanks for the Information, I like to improve :)
 

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Ok, I saw that the scrambles where really really bad, I'm sorry for this.

From now on i will use this scramble-program--> http://mzrg.com/miniSites/scramblers/megascrambler.html?scramble=pyrs

It's a Random-State scrambler as mentioned here.

Sorry for the circumstances, it's my first race, that I organize. But thanks for the Information, I like to improve :)
That really doesn't look like a random state scrambler, but it does say there that it does... I didn't think it was random state because the scrambles are all exactly the same length (below optimal for some scrambles) and not very good. Scramble 10 wouldn't even be allowed in competition. If I were you, I would get scrambles from qqTimer, csTimer (which uses qqTimer scrambles), or the official scrambler.
 

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I think you missunderstood :)

The first scrambles I used where non-random-state scrambles.

The scrambles should be better now :)

Now I replaced them, with scrambles from the lini above, which are 100% random-state.
 

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Race to Sub-5

Ao12: 5.86

Times: 6.13, 5.42, 5.11, 7.47, 8.01, 4.89, 5.48, 5.30, 6.32, 6.04, 4.44, 6.40

Pretty happy with it, but it can and must get better!
 

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Race to sub-10
Had to use my crappy-turning, no corner-cutting, popping Qj pyra, my sheng is down for maintenance
Avg - 11.55
1. (17.97)
2. 9.4
3. 13.03
4. 12.84
5. 9.91
6. 17.6
7. 8.17
8. 10.24
9. 12.06
10. (6.28)
11. 7.94
12. 14.28
 

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ROUND 2 (Closed)
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Scrambles (from here):

1. L R U L' R U' R' L' U L U' L R' L' U R L B b' l r
2. B' R L' B L R' U' R U B' R B R L B' b u' r'
3. L U' R U L' R' U R' L b l' u'
4. U' L R U R' L' U' R' L R u
5. U' R L U R' L' R B U B' U R' U R' L' u' r'
6. L' R' U' R' U L R' U' L' B' U B' L' B' L' R' L' B' b' l r
7. U' L R' U' R U' L' U L' U' L' b' l' u' r'
8. B' R L' B L R' U L B L B' L' b' l r
9. R' U L U' R' L' R' U' L R L U L' R' L' U' R' L' B l u
10. L U' R U R' L' U' R U R' U R U' R' L' B b l u' r
11. U' R' L' R L' U' R U' R' L
12. L U' R' U R' L' R' U R U R B l u r'

Good Luck to everyone!
 
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Avg - 10.28
1. (14.02)
2. 6.75
3. 13.75
4. (2.6) :D -see below
5. 8.38
6. 11.78
7. 10.04
8. 13.22
9. 8.65
10. 11.91
11. 8.35
12. 9.98
The 2.6 second solve. Yes, it is legit. It was 5 moves and one tip. (6?)
So I went to do the 4th solve, inspected, started solving, and then realized the timer hadn't started.
I solved, but then didn't want to do the same scramble, because I already knew how to solve it, and I thought it would be cheap. I decided to do three random moves in front of the scramble to change it up. I don't remember the three moves. Sub Canadian record single!!!
 

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Ok, I'll join. I've hardly touched my pyraminx for over a year so I might be pretty bad though I expect it won't take long to get back in the groove since it didn't take me long to get "fast".

Race to sub-8
Average: 8.24
8.74, 8.06, 8.09, (13.28), 9.62, (7.07), 10.08, 7.07, 7.22, 8.54, 6.49, 7.86

No warm up. Purposely did this to see how much I can improve from absolute rustiness in one week or so. Most of the time I was just trying to remember the cases and get used to turning, etc.
 
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Race to Sub-5

Ao12: 6.05

Times: 6.26, 5.54, 5.93, 6.47, 5.71, 4.75, 6.76, 5.76, (4.54), 8.18, 5.18, (8.43)

No, this isn't good, I'm definitely not happy with this crap...
 

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ROUND 3 (Closed)
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Scrambles (from here):

1. U R L' U' R' L U L' U L R U R' U' L B' l u' r
2. R' U L' R' U' L R' U R B U B' U B u' r'
3. L U' L R' U L R L R U R' U' L' U' B l u
4. L' R' U' L R' U B' R B R U L' b l u r'
5. U' L R' U' R U' L' U' R' B' R' B R' U' R' L' b' l' u
6. R' U' L' R U L' B L B' L U' R L' B l u'
7. L B' L R B L R' L' U L R U' R' U' R' B' l' u' r
8. R U R L' U' R L U' L' B' U' B U' L R b' l u
9. U' L R U R' L' U' L R L U L' R' L' U R B' b' l
10. L U R L' R U' R U R U' R' U' R U R' U' b l u r
11. U R L' U' R' L R' L' R' U' R L R U R' L' B b l' u'
12. U' R U' L U' R' L' U R U R' U R L B b' r

Good Luck to everyone!
 
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Race to sub-8 Avg - 9.08
1. 7.48
2. 7.43
3. 7.98
4. 15.92 +
5. 8.18
6. 11.39
7. 9.24
8. 10.95
9. 10.51
10. 7.77
11. 8.51
12. 8.79 What method(s) do you all use?
 

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Race to sub-8
Average: 7.03
6.51, 8.04, 7.58, 5.77, 8.07, 7.07, 7.15, (8.83), 6.91, 7.40, 5.81, (5.55)

About 80 solves of practice between last round and this round. Still struggling to remember on some of the cases. Nothing a little more practice can't fix. I use keyhole. I learned half of oka some time ago but kind of forgot/haven't practiced it.
 

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Race to Sub-5

Ao12: 5.61

Times: 6.31, 5.40, (7.30), 6.67, 4.94, 5.54, 5.13, 5.50, 4.64, 4.92, 7.02, (4.50)

Pretty happy with this Round. Could have been even better, if i didn't messed up some of the solves.

@penguinz7: I use the Keyhole Method with which you can go pretty far down to lower times (I think maximum is high 3s and low 4s), but I know it isn't the best Method. I started to learn 1-Flip, but I didn't got faster, even after practicing alot... Which method do you use?
 
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