# Race to Sub-30 and Race to Sub 25

#### Dino

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Round: 7
Race: Sub-30 - Speed

Average of 12: 39.28

Times: (1:10.50 :fp), 37.27, 39.97, 45.59, 39.40, 38.06, (31.25), 43.50, 44.28, 35.50, 35.38, 33.84.

Best average of 5: 38.13

Had a shocker at the start but recovered for another sub-40.
Not been cubing much lately due to work, so fairly happy to stay at about the same pace.

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Round Seven

47.25
47.28
(41.76)
50.24
(55.91)
43.80
41.97
42.90
43.46
45.72
45.86
49.76

Average: 45.82

Not a bad average I guess
it was sub 00:50 at least!!

When I was at your speed, slow solves helped me a lot. I guess you use CFOP, correct me if not. So don't time yourself too often, and just solve the cube without trying to turn fast. Try to find more efficient ways to solve F2L pairs, or try blind crosses, or try to find the next pair while you execute another, there are lots of things you can learn during slow solves. And I think learn some PLLs once in a while. Just look up a case that appears often. And maybe use better fingertricks, I don't know how good they are. You could post a video of some solves in the corresponding thread (don't know the exact name), so people can be more specific when they give advice.

Hope that helped you a bit

Yes it sure helped me a bit

I just wanted to say that I do not
use CFOP I do Layer-By-Layer I will
do use the T-perm and sometime I will
do F2L but, not yet.

Get a toilet cube. Go sit on the toilet until you can´t feel your legs anymore, while solving the cube(no access to a timer) Act like you were doing some walk-through solves for a total NOOB(you don´t have to talk out loud) Say something like "so, after the cross is done I solve this pair that is right in front of me, and while I´m inserting that I´ve already spottet the next pair. Oh! I can see that I will get a sune OLL when the next two pairs are done"(eventually it will be true and you will amaze yourself)
OR
If you are young enough to have your own room, then just practise.

Yes I do cube when I go use the bathroom and yes
I have my own room, but I do not do walk-through solves
(I will do that next time I use the Bathroom)

Thank you Schmidt and lunari for commenting on my post

#### Schmidt

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I'm sorry to tell you this, but you will probably never be sub30 unless you change method. And even if you do knock ~15s off your times, the time you spend on getting that fast is better spent on a faster method. Look at some [Reconstructions] or the [Example Solve Game]

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#### RicardoRix

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ao12 : 47.35

59.17,54.07,41.17 ,46.98,40.79 ,48.47,51.88 ,43.80,47.49 ,57.34 ,40.12 ,41.51

#### pdid

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Round 7
Race to sub 30 CFOP
Average:29.21

33.39, 26.48, 24.59, 26.53, 30.15, 24.07, 27.14, 32.36, 28.01, 31.09, 32.35, 34.46

#### Brian Kremer

##### Member
Round Seven Results

Round Seven

Good job pdid you graduated this week in the race to sub 30 and congratulations to everyone who participated!

Race to Sub 30

Race to Sub 25

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#### Brian Kremer

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Round Eight Scrambles

A Couple of Cube Races Round Eight
Closing Time - Monday, October 21
Scrambles
1. U L2 F2 L' D2 U' R U F2 L' D2 U' B' L2 F2 R2 D' F' L2 R2 F R' U'
2. B' F' D2 U L2 D' U L' D U' B2 L' R' D2 U2 F L R' F' L' B2 F2 U'
3. D' R2 F R' U' R F2 D2 U' R2 B2 F' U' L' R' B L R F L2 D U2 R
4. B2 F' R' D' U' R D F' R U' L2 D U B' D' U F L2 B' U' R U F
5. F D2 U2 L2 D2 U2 F' D' U2 R2 U F2 U2 R' U2 B2 L B' L B' D U' B2
6. L' R2 D' B' L2 R2 D U2 B2 L2 R2 B2 R D2 U R B2 F D2 L2 R B2 D
7. D' L2 D2 U2 R2 D2 B F2 D2 L2 R' D B' F2 D2 U' B' F D' U' R U2 F2
8. D2 U' R' F L B F2 L R' U L2 D2 L' R2 U L F R B F2 L2 R2 B
9. U F D' U B' F' R D' U' F2 L' B' F2 D2 U B2 D2 L' R' B2 F2 D2 U'
10. B' F2 L F' L U' L2 D' B' U2 F2 U' B' F' L R' D2 L' B2 F L D' R
11. L B2 F2 D' U2 B2 F D' U2 R F2 R2 B2 L F L2 B2 D' F L' R' F2 D'
12. L F2 R B L R2 U2 B2 D' B' R B' D U B2 D' U' L2 R B F D2 F'

#### LostGent

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Round 8

Race to sub 30 CFOP

Average: 29.55

31.63, 38.64, 25.93, 28.34, 30.88, 25.45, 29.59, 37.30, 27.60, 30.13, 28.13, 26.09

#### sneaklyfox

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Round 8
Race to sub-1 (3BLD, M2 edges only - memo and execution)
Average*: 1:43.31
1:31.72, DNF(1:23.28), 1:37.31, DNF(1:13.12), 1:34.71, 1:28.98, 1:20.13, 2:15.72, 1:37.82, DNF(1:40.26), 1:16.09, DNF(1:58.90)

I am trying to get sub-1 minute doing edges only. I know I DNF'ed 4 times, but I wanted an average that would show my weekly progress so I didn't use the DNF average that it's supposed to be. Instead, I copied the results and for all the DNFs I added +30 seconds to the time (so 1:23.28 was changed to 1:53.28) to find the "adjusted average". I'm not sure if this is a good way to handle DNFs. I could also just use a mean time of all the non-DNFs as long as I don't have more than x number of DNFs or something like that. And if I'm not allowed to enter a "Race to sub-1" then go ahead and put me in Race to sub-30.

#### Schmidt

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If it is just for your own system, then you could add a time penalty according to how many wrong edges there were.
time / 12 edges
ex: 12 good edges in 1:20.xx = no pen (10s/edge)
10 good 2 bad in 1:20.xx = 1:20+2*10s = 1:40.xx
flipped edges should be 2* penalty

#### sneaklyfox

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If it is just for your own system, then you could add a time penalty according to how many wrong edges there were.
time / 12 edges
ex: 12 good edges in 1:20.xx = no pen (10s/edge)
10 good 2 bad in 1:20.xx = 1:20+2*10s = 1:40.xx
flipped edges should be 2* penalty
Oh, that's a good idea. I think I'll try to use that next time.

#### RicardoRix

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ao12: 41.86

53.07, 43.51, 47.98, 33.98, 34.07, 34.05, 39.87, 39.25, 54.11, 48.11, 42.29, 43.95,

gotta be happy about that I s'pose. pb's ao5 and ao12 along the way.
Trying the slow solves, but I have to try and turn faster when timed which is what I did here.
For some reason I've started doubting some of my PLL's

#### sk8erman41

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Round: 8
Race to: Sub-30 CFOP
Avg: 31.37
31.35, 28.10, 35.96, 27.563, (26.76), 32.40, 29.85, 31.11, (38.08), 29.91, 34.22, 33.27

Inconsistencies still killing me. I've been making steady progress and have had many sub-30 avgs lately so even though there is improvement, this Ao12 still disappoints me. If I were able to replace my sup-35s with sub-30s I'd be much happier. Oh well, there's always next week I guess

#### TheOneOnTheLeft

##### tOOtl
Round 8: Race to sub-25 Roux

21.35

(15.97), 21.79, 19.27, 20.62, 19.11, 22.14, 20.24, (27.51), 24.02, 24.70, 18.87, 22.74

Graduated! Also I'm back to my CFOP speed, time to work on my lookahead and break through the 20 second barrier.

#### Brian Kremer

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Roux Race to sub 30
Average: 38.85

38.70, 34.46, 33.91, 39.72, 41.51, 38.39, 43.34, 48.42, 25.55, 30.53, 1:02.33, 39.52

#### qaz

##### Member
Round 8
Race to sub-30
3x3 one-handed
Average: 40.99

45.886 (35.443) 36.878 40.928 (DNF) 43.480 43.960 39.450 41.584 44.254 37.689 35.821

It's really the last layer that's killing me. Third solve had 14-second F2L.

#### lunari

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Round 8
Race to sub-30 - 3x3 CFOP

Average: 28.81

28.40, 29.72, 30.73, 29.28, 25.13, (24.46), 30.11, 26.99, (36.74), 30.92, 31.22, 25.62

I guess I'm gonna race to sub25 next week Might take a while. And a few more LL algs...

#### PianoCube

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Round 8
Race to sub 25 OH
Average: 28.20

27.69 25.23 29.25 26.84 (24.68) 24.93 (34.88) 30.11 27.68 34.67 29.53 26.06

Counting 34 -_-
Otherwise quite good.

#### SpeedSolver101

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Race to sub-30
Average: 25.18
21.91, 26.12, 26.82, 26.12, 23.24, (28.68) 26.52, 26.83, 24.81, (20.73) 21.52, 27.87

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Round Eight

Round 8
Race to Sub-30
Average: 49.73

52.32
56.45
(36.11) <--- That's a GREAT time ;D
48.64
52.90
41.82
47.39
51.30
(1:02.35) <--- BOOOO!
43.25
54.07
49.18

YAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! I was sub-50 YES!
Ok it wasn't THAT good but, hey it's
sub-50.I will do F2L next week!!