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Road to NR? // Grinding 4x4 and Megaminx

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Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-06-13
single: 8.26

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7. 8.26 U' R2 U R2 B2 D' U2 L2 B2 F2 D' R2 L D L D' L D' B U2 R'

z2 // inspection
L R2 F2 D // cross
U f' L f // 1st pair, planned in Inspection
y' U2 R U' R' U' R U' R' U R U' R' // 2nd pair
y U' R' U2' R U R' U' R // 3rd pair
R U R' U' R U R' U' R U R' // 4th pair
U' R' U' R U D' R2 U R' U R U' R U' R2 D U' // PLL

56STM / 8.26sec =6.78TPS

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For the cross I could have solved it with L F2 R2 but I saw the Blue Red and I knew I could save it if I solved the Blue Cross piece first, so I swapped the R2 and then F2. And now for pair 4, I knew that doing triple sexy would skip OLL in this case

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There's also a second way to solve it the case, when all the corners are oriented, you can do a triple sledge to skip OLL.

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Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-06-13
single: 8.26

Time List:
7. 8.26 U' R2 U R2 B2 D' U2 L2 B2 F2 D' R2 L D L D' L D' B U2 R'

z2 // inspection
L R2 F2 D // cross
U f' L f // 1st pair, planned in Inspection
y' U2 R U' R' U' R U' R' U R U' R' // 2nd pair
y U' R' U2' R U R' U' R // 3rd pair
R U R' U' R U R' U' R U R' // 4th pair
U' R' U' R U D' R2 U R' U R U' R U' R2 D U' // PLL

56STM / 8.26sec =6.78TPS

Wise Words with Etim
For the cross I could have solved it with L F2 R2 but I saw the Blue Red and I knew I could save it if I solved the Blue Cross piece first, so I swapped the R2 and then F2. And now for pair 4, I knew that doing triple sexy would skip OLL in this case

View attachment 19613

There's also a second way to solve it the case, when all the corners are oriented, you can do a triple sledge to skip OLL.

View attachment 19614

Thanks for coming to my TED talk.
When I get the all corners oriented case, I do this:
U2 (setup) R2 U2 R2' U' R2 U' R2'
Also skips OLL
Cool to know that triple sledge skips OLL, but I think doing sledge too many times fast is more likely to mess up.
 

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4x4

Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-06-13 (solving from 2022-06-13 17:36:35 to 2022-06-13 17:43:00)
avg of 5: 48.07

Time List:
1. (42.37) L2 B Fw R Fw B' Rw' L' R' Uw' R' Rw B2 D2 Fw L2 D2 Rw' Fw' R2 D R Fw2 L D' B2 U2 R2 Rw' Fw' D' Fw R D' U2 Fw' B F2 Uw' B' @2022-06-13 17:36:35
2. 51.28 Uw2 D2 F' Uw2 D' R' B' R2 D U' Fw' D' Uw R' U' D B' Uw R' Uw F R' Rw' D2 Fw' Uw B F2 U' Uw D' Rw' R2 Uw2 L Rw Fw' R' D U' @2022-06-13 17:37:48
3. 46.91 U' B Uw' L' U' Fw F2 L2 D R2 D2 R B2 U' D2 B2 Fw2 L F Fw2 B' Uw2 F2 B2 Rw' L2 B R2 Uw Fw' Uw F' Uw F2 Fw' D R L' Rw2 B @2022-06-13 17:39:05
4. 46.03 L2 B R F' U' L F2 R' Uw' Fw2 L2 R2 F2 D2 B F Rw2 Uw D U' Fw Rw2 D' Rw' Uw D U2 F2 Fw2 Rw2 D2 B' U' L2 Uw2 B2 Fw Rw' L' Uw @2022-06-13 17:41:51
5. (53.44) F' D2 Fw' D Rw2 U' F U D B' U2 Fw' F2 Rw' Uw B Fw' U' Uw L Fw' F' L U2 R Fw' Uw' B2 R D L R2 F L2 F2 R D2 Rw' B' U2 @2022-06-13 17:43:00

4x4

Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-06-13 (solving from 2022-06-13 17:36:35 to 2022-06-13 17:43:00)
avg of 5: 48.07

Time List:
1. (42.37) L2 B Fw R Fw B' Rw' L' R' Uw' R' Rw B2 D2 Fw L2 D2 Rw' Fw' R2 D R Fw2 L D' B2 U2 R2 Rw' Fw' D' Fw R D' U2 Fw' B F2 Uw' B' @2022-06-13 17:36:35
2. 51.28 Uw2 D2 F' Uw2 D' R' B' R2 D U' Fw' D' Uw R' U' D B' Uw R' Uw F R' Rw' D2 Fw' Uw B F2 U' Uw D' Rw' R2 Uw2 L Rw Fw' R' D U' @2022-06-13 17:37:48
3. 46.91 U' B Uw' L' U' Fw F2 L2 D R2 D2 R B2 U' D2 B2 Fw2 L F Fw2 B' Uw2 F2 B2 Rw' L2 B R2 Uw Fw' Uw F' Uw F2 Fw' D R L' Rw2 B @2022-06-13 17:39:05
4. 46.03 L2 B R F' U' L F2 R' Uw' Fw2 L2 R2 F2 D2 B F Rw2 Uw D U' Fw Rw2 D' Rw' Uw D U2 F2 Fw2 Rw2 D2 B' U' L2 Uw2 B2 Fw Rw' L' Uw @2022-06-13 17:41:51
5. (53.44) F' D2 Fw' D Rw2 U' F U D B' U2 Fw' F2 Rw' Uw B Fw' U' Uw L Fw' F' L U2 R Fw' Uw' B2 R D L R2 F L2 F2 R D2 Rw' B' U2 @2022-06-13 17:43:00
This is what happens when you have too much free time.

My mum just ceased my 3x3 and 4x4. Gotta love her.

At this point I'm just done. What the point of having a hobby if it's still going to always annoy them? I played games, they didn't like it, I stopped playing games. I learnt how to solve a cube and now they don't like it. I guess I'll just **** off and write a book if it makes them happy.
 

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At this point I'm just done. What the point of having a hobby if it's still going to always annoy them? I played games, they didn't like it, I stopped playing games. I learnt how to solve a cube and now they don't like it. I guess I'll just **** off and write a book if it makes them happy.
Really, really sorry to hear about this...
 

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At this point I'm just done. What the point of having a hobby if it's still going to always annoy them? I played games, they didn't like it, I stopped playing games. I learnt how to solve a cube and now they don't like it. I guess I'll just **** off and write a book if it makes them happy.
I think that sometimes. Mostly because some of my family loves cubing and some of my family hates cubing. I just put all my cubes and everything in a closet for a week and then I always come back to it. The only reason I come back is this quote:
Richard P. Feynman Quote: “You have no responsibility to live up to what other  people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be...”

If they don't like cubing, that's fine. If they want you to write a book, you don't have to. It's your life. You can do whatever you want with it. Don't always do what makes other people happy. Do what makes you happy. If you want someone to be happy, go buy them a candy bar (unless there vegan, then you have a problem).

F.Y.I, to avoid any confusion, what I love in life is serving God, among cubing, family, and YouTubing.
 

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Ah parents. Why are they like that...

I think that sometimes. Mostly because some of my family loves cubing and some of my family hates cubing. I just put all my cubes and everything in a closet for a week and then I always come back to it. The only reason I come back is this quote:
Richard P. Feynman Quote: “You have no responsibility to live up to what other  people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be...”

If they don't like cubing, that's fine. If they want you to write a book, you don't have to. It's your life. You can do whatever you want with it. Don't always do what makes other people happy. Do what makes you happy. If you want someone to be happy, go buy them a candy bar (unless there vegan, then you have a problem).

F.Y.I, to avoid any confusion, what I love in life is serving God, among cubing, family, and YouTubing.
That quote is the BEST.

At this point I'm just done. What the point of having a hobby if it's still going to always annoy them? I played games, they didn't like it, I stopped playing games. I learnt how to solve a cube and now they don't like it. I guess I'll just **** off and write a book if it makes them happy.
are u quitting cubing? :(

you can write a book about cubing

How To Solve Rubik's Cube In 10 Seconds

they didnt say what kind of book :)
 

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At this point I'm just done. What the point of having a hobby if it's still going to always annoy them? I played games, they didn't like it, I stopped playing games. I learnt how to solve a cube and now they don't like it. I guess I'll just **** off and write a book if it makes them happy.
Wow so sorry to hear this. We totally understand if you need to cube a little less, or if you need to stop entirely, but, as @cuberswoop said, don't let them have such massive control over such a great hobby in your life.
Just remember all the great things you have gotten from cubing, maybe tell them about it. You've met tonnes of people, and you've learned how to practice effectively, and maybe even how to deal with setbacks; these are great things! It would be such a shame to lose that.
 

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Since I don't have a 3x3 or 4x4 to grind (and I was just getting sub-50 4x4) I guess I'll learn Megaminx then and start grinding towards sub-2. I'm also doing a course on Coursera on Google UX Design and I have been doing it since last week, so that's also been taking my time. Since I left school I have learnt Photography, Forex and I was learning Greek so I genuinely don't know what triggered my mom to take my cubes. Sucks anyway.
 

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Since I don't have a 3x3 or 4x4 to grind (and I was just getting sub-50 4x4) I guess I'll learn Megaminx then and start grinding towards sub-2. I'm also doing a course on Coursera on Google UX Design and I have been doing it since last week, so that's also been taking my time. Since I left school I have learnt Photography, Forex and I was learning Greek so I genuinely don't know what triggered my mom to take my cubes. Sucks anyway.
Don't mind mentally disabled people.
 

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Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-06-15
single: 1:48.05

Time List:
23. 1:48.05 R-- D-- R++ D++ R-- D++ R-- D-- R-- D-- U'
R-- D-- R++ D++ R++ D-- R-- D++ R-- D-- U'
R-- D++ R++ D-- R++ D-- R++ D-- R++ D++ U
R-- D-- R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D-- U'
R-- D++ R-- D-- R-- D-- R++ D++ R++ D-- U'
R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ R-- D++ R++ D-- U'
R-- D++ R-- D-- R++ D-- R++ D-- R++ D-- U'

bruh

Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-06-15 (solving from 2022-06-15 12:43:26 to 2022-06-15 13:25:55)
avg of 5: 1:59.36

Time List:
21. 2:12.04 @2022-06-15 12:43:26
22. 1:56.22 @2022-06-15 12:48:21
23. 1:48.05 @2022-06-15 13:06:22
24. 1:51.37 @2022-06-15 13:22:22
25. 2:10.48 @2022-06-15 13:25:55
 

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Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-06-15 (solving from 2022-06-15 12:43:26 to 2022-06-15 13:25:55)
avg of 5: 1:59.36

Time List:
21. 2:12.04 @2022-06-15 12:43:26
22. 1:56.22 @2022-06-15 12:48:21
23. 1:48.05 @2022-06-15 13:06:22
24. 1:51.37 @2022-06-15 13:22:22
25. 2:10.48 @2022-06-15 13:25:55
Timona, does J perm have videos on megaminx? Cuz Faz's mega videos are just loading too slow for me.
 

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Timona, does J perm have videos on megaminx? Cuz Faz's mega videos are just loading too slow for me.
J-Perm only has a Beginner tutorial. I checked his WCA profile, seems like he doesn't really care about Megaminx that much. For Faz's tutorials, I only watched the different ways to do S2L, that's Bálint, Yu Da-Hyun and Westlund. I haven't watched the rest.
 

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Funny story, I was experimenting with PLLs I could carry over from 3x3 to Megaminx and I tried the J-perms and they worked and funnily enough I got it in this solve so I basically skipped EP and CP, recognition took like 3 seconds but it was worth it.

Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-06-17
single: 1:35.70

Time List:
12. 1:35.70[J-Perm lol, let's go] R++ D++ R-- D-- R-- D-- R++ D-- R-- D-- U'
R-- D++ R-- D++ R++ D++ R++ D-- R-- D++ U
R-- D++ R++ D++ R-- D++ R-- D-- R++ D-- U'
R++ D++ R-- D++ R-- D++ R++ D++ R-- D++ U
R++ D++ R-- D-- R-- D++ R-- D-- R-- D++ U
R-- D-- R++ D++ R-- D-- R++ D-- R-- D++ U
R++ D++ R++ D-- R-- D++ R++ D-- R++ D++ U

Also, Westlund is wayy better for me than Bálint.
 

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Funny story, I was experimenting with PLLs I could carry over from 3x3 to Megaminx and I tried the J-perms and they worked and funnily enough I got it in this solve so I basically skipped EP and CP, recognition took like 3 seconds but it was worth it.

Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-06-17
single: 1:35.70

Time List:
12. 1:35.70[J-Perm lol, let's go] R++ D++ R-- D-- R-- D-- R++ D-- R-- D-- U'
R-- D++ R-- D++ R++ D++ R++ D-- R-- D++ U
R-- D++ R++ D++ R-- D++ R-- D-- R++ D-- U'
R++ D++ R-- D++ R-- D++ R++ D++ R-- D++ U
R++ D++ R-- D-- R-- D++ R-- D-- R-- D++ U
R-- D-- R++ D++ R-- D-- R++ D-- R-- D++ U
R++ D++ R++ D-- R-- D++ R++ D-- R++ D++ U

Also, Westlund is wayy better for me than Bálint.
Dangit you gonna beat me to the sub-1:30
 

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Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-06-18
single: 1:23.84

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49. 1:23.84[lol] R++ D++ R-- D-- R-- D-- R-- D++ R-- D-- U'
R-- D-- R-- D-- R-- D++ R++ D-- R++ D-- U'
R-- D-- R-- D++ R-- D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ U
R-- D++ R-- D-- R++ D++ R++ D++ R-- D++ U
R-- D++ R++ D++ R++ D-- R++ D-- R-- D++ U
R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D-- R++ D-- U'
R++ D-- R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D-- U'
 
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