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Road to Sub 8

ExultantCarn

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I have been cubing since the summer of 2016 (wow almost 4 years) and I average ~8.8. I am trying to get sub 8 with CFOP, COLL, a couple ZBLLs, and like 5 WVs. I will be doing average of 12s and will stop once I get 3 in a row that are sub 8. I find that I get sub 8 average of 5s too often to do that so I can't really do that.


Splits when starting:
Cross: 1-1.5
F2L: 4
OLL: 1.5
PLL: 2
These are probably a little off.

First ao12:
avg of 12: 8.61

Time List:
1. 8.47 F R2 U' F2 R2 U R2 U' B2 D' L2 F2 U2 R' D2 R D U2 L2 F' D
2. 8.96 L' B2 F2 U2 R U2 F2 L B2 R' U2 D' F U2 L D2 L' F' U' R2
3. 8.29 D L' F' R2 B2 D2 F' L2 U2 F' L2 U2 R2 F D U2 L D2 L U R2
4. (10.13) B2 D2 R D2 R U2 L2 F2 R' U2 B2 L' U' R' F L' D B F2 L' F2
5. 8.95 R2 F U B' R2 B' D R F2 B2 R' B2 D2 L U2 R L F2 L' U'
6. 8.04 F2 L2 D' L2 B2 D B2 D U' R U B U B' L B' F2 D2
7. 9.27 L' B' U F' B U' D' B F2 L2 D' R2 D2 L2 D R2 F2 D' R
8. 7.82 D B D2 F' R2 B L2 R2 D2 B2 U2 F U2 R' D L' B' F L F L2
9. 8.30 L2 B2 D2 F L2 D2 B D2 B' D2 U2 F2 U' B' F2 L B F R' D' L2
10. (7.36) F D' R2 D2 F' R U2 F D2 R2 F2 D2 B2 L2 U' R2 U' F2 D B2 R'
11. 9.68 D' R' U' L' B L2 U B U2 F2 B' D2 B2 D2 R2 U2 F U' R
12. 8.32 B' D' F' R B2 L' B' R U' B2 U L2 D' B2 L2 U' F2 U L2 U2 B'

that was ok. I don't expect to get soon but I was hoping I would get better. I would reconstruct one of them but I don't remember any of the solutions lol


here's a 6.31 I got right after that though
1. 6.31 D2 B' U2 R2 F2 D L2 F2 D U2 B2 D R2 B2 F R B2 F D' B2 L'
x' z' //Inspection
U D' F U2 R' r' //x-Cross
F' U' F U' R U R' //F2L-2 (all the edges were permuted here, idk the odds of that or if its ever happened to me before)
F U F' U L' U' L //F2L-3
y U R U R' y' U R' U' R //F2L
L' U' L U' L' U2 L //OLL (CP skip- knew it would be either solved or diag swap, should've seen the CP skip coming for sure though)
U' R' U R' U' R3 U' R' U R U R2 //PLL (last R2 was executed as l2. I'm not sure if this is better or worse but if there's no AUF I do that for this U perm sometimes)

48 moves //7.61 TPS
 
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ExultantCarn

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I've been trying to focus on planning first pair consistently. I do it most of the time, but if the cross is difficult I can't/don't do it. I only do white unless yellow is super easy so that makes it a little more difficult.

I have done some CN solves but I don't want to go back to averaging 12 lol. I will do a solve on another color if I can see 2 pairs but even then the times are bad
 

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I've been trying to focus on planning first pair consistently. I do it most of the time, but if the cross is difficult I can't/don't do it. I only do white unless yellow is super easy so that makes it a little more difficult.

I have done some CN solves but I don't want to go back to averaging 12 lol. I will do a solve on another color if I can see 2 pairs but even then the times are bad
I average sub 10 with white and yellow and it took me around 5000 solves to average 10.5 with all of the other colors, now I am just considering myself color neutral and solving with all of the colors, I assume that eventually I will average the same with all of them.
 

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I average sub 10 with white and yellow and it took me around 5000 solves to average 10.5 with all of the other colors, now I am just considering myself color neutral and solving with all of the colors, I assume that eventually I will average the same with all of them.
Interesting. I will have to look into it more then. I always thought that it would take more solves than that. How long did that take you?
 

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I was solving like 200 a day so maybe around a month. but I had done several thousand solves a year ago cn so I wasn't starting with no experience for cn.

But I think that you being over a second faster than me would take maybe double the amount of solves it took me to become cn.
 

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I was solving like 200 a day so maybe around a month. but I had done several thousand solves a year ago cn so I wasn't starting with no experience for cn.

But I think that you being over a second faster than me would take maybe double the amount of solves it took me to become cn.
Oh ok. I will probably try this in June. I won't have as much time for the next 2 weeks but I should be able to do it then.

Also I don't know how to reply to multiple comments in one message so if someone can tell me that it would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Oh ok. I will probably try this in June. I won't have as much time for the next 2 weeks but I should be able to do it then.

Also I don't know how to reply to multiple comments in one message so if someone can tell me that it would be greatly appreciated.
While you’re writing a reply, after you’ve finished replying to the first person’s message, just click reply for the seconds person’s post, it’ll work. And so on.
 

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I got bored and decided to do another average for this. I am really happy with the average and apparently all I needed to do was put a bunch of Traxxas 30K into my cube to slow it down.

avg of 12: 8.20

Time List:
1. (7.21) D B2 F2 R2 D F2 U L2 R2 D' U2 L2 R' U' R2 U' B' R F' U' L
2. 8.49 F U L2 U' B2 L2 F2 D2 U' F2 U' R D B2 U F' R' D U' B2
3. 8.42 U2 F2 L' F2 L D2 F2 D2 B2 L F2 D' R U L D B R U L' B2
4. (9.57) U' D2 B F R2 U2 L2 R2 F' U2 L' B U L' R2 F' U L' R
5. 7.87 F2 U' R2 F2 U2 L2 D B2 D2 F2 B' D2 U' B' L' D' U2 B L
6. 8.56 R2 D R2 L B U' F L U R2 D2 F2 L2 B D2 R2 F R2 L2 F'
7. 8.15 B2 D2 B2 L B2 L2 F2 R B2 L' D2 F D L' R' F' U' B' F D'
8. 7.82 D' R' B' U' R D' B U2 B F2 U' L2 U' D' F2 L2 D' R2 B2 U
9. 9.53 L U2 R' U2 R2 D2 R' F2 R' D2 R B2 D' L F' D R' U F' L U
10. 7.37 F2 R' D' R2 D2 R2 U' F2 D' L2 U' B2 U2 F L2 U B' L' F R'
11. 7.28 D2 R2 U2 B2 L2 U B2 U F2 R2 B' F U R' F R2 U2 B' R2
12. 8.47 L2 D2 R2 B' F2 R2 U2 B D2 B' F' U' F' L D' R2 B' U F' L
 

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I got bored and decided to do another average for this. I am really happy with the average and apparently all I needed to do was put a bunch of Traxxas 30K into my cube to slow it down.

avg of 12: 8.20

Time List:
1. (7.21) D B2 F2 R2 D F2 U L2 R2 D' U2 L2 R' U' R2 U' B' R F' U' L
2. 8.49 F U L2 U' B2 L2 F2 D2 U' F2 U' R D B2 U F' R' D U' B2
3. 8.42 U2 F2 L' F2 L D2 F2 D2 B2 L F2 D' R U L D B R U L' B2
4. (9.57) U' D2 B F R2 U2 L2 R2 F' U2 L' B U L' R2 F' U L' R
5. 7.87 F2 U' R2 F2 U2 L2 D B2 D2 F2 B' D2 U' B' L' D' U2 B L
6. 8.56 R2 D R2 L B U' F L U R2 D2 F2 L2 B D2 R2 F R2 L2 F'
7. 8.15 B2 D2 B2 L B2 L2 F2 R B2 L' D2 F D L' R' F' U' B' F D'
8. 7.82 D' R' B' U' R D' B U2 B F2 U' L2 U' D' F2 L2 D' R2 B2 U
9. 9.53 L U2 R' U2 R2 D2 R' F2 R' D2 R B2 D' L F' D R' U F' L U
10. 7.37 F2 R' D' R2 D2 R2 U' F2 D' L2 U' B2 U2 F L2 U B' L' F R'
11. 7.28 D2 R2 U2 B2 L2 U B2 U F2 R2 B' F U R' F R2 U2 B' R2
12. 8.47 L2 D2 R2 B' F2 R2 U2 B D2 B' F' U' F' L D' R2 B' U F' L
Whats your main?
 

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Week 2:
avg of 12: 8.21

Time List:
1. (5.37) F2 U B2 D2 F R' U R' U' F2 L2 U2 D2 B' L2 F' R2 F2 R2 F'
2. 7.89 D' R B' D2 R' L2 D R L2 U2 F2 R B2 U2 B2 L2 F2 U2 B U'
3. 8.01 F2 D R D2 F U' B' R D2 R' F2 D2 L' D2 R B2 D' L2
4. 7.30 D2 L2 F R2 D2 B D2 R2 D2 L2 B U L2 D' L' D' U2 F2 U2 R' B
5. 9.63 L B R2 B' L2 U2 B' D2 U2 F' L2 F' D2 U R B L' U' B L B'
6. 9.18 U' F L2 U' R2 D2 R2 U' F2 U L2 U2 B U' R' D F L' U'
7. 8.28 L' B' U2 L2 D2 F R2 F2 L2 U2 R2 F D' F U R' D L2 U2 F
8. 7.23 B' R2 U L2 R2 F2 U' R2 D' R2 D R' F2 R2 U B' U2 L' D F2
9. 7.91 U2 B R' U2 L2 D' F2 U2 L2 R2 F2 U R D2 U F D F2
10. 9.73 L2 R2 F2 U L2 R2 B2 L2 D L2 D' L' D2 B' F' R' D' B U B' L'
11. 6.96 L' D' R2 U2 R2 B2 D R2 U' F2 U B2 R U2 F D' B2 U2 L B2
12. (9.74) R' L2 D2 B L2 D2 F' R2 B U2 F L2 R2 D' R' U' B D2 F2 U2 R2

Dang starting it off with a 5. It's somewhere between PB3 and PB6. I don't know exactly how many solves I have that I have that are faster, but I know for sure I have at least 2 faster solves.

Reconstruction:
1. (5.37) F2 U B2 D2 F R' U R' U' F2 L2 U2 D2 B' L2 F' R2 F2 R2 F'

z2 y' //Inspection
R' L2 D R //Cross 4-4
U R U' R' y R' U' R //First Pair (predicted during inspection)
L' U L R U R' //Second Pair (seen during rotation)
y' R U' R' y' U2 R' U' R //Third Pair
R U R' U2 R U' R' U R U R' //Fourth Pair (I don't know if I did an R2 or 2 R moves separated by a pause in between the pairs)
U2 R U' R2 D' r U r' D R2 U R' //OLL + PLL Skip!

47 moves//8.75 TPS
(if I count the 2 R moves in a row as an R2 it is 46 moves at 8.57 TPS).
 
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