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Currently, I really want to finish learning full PLL. I started a while ago, and learned a ton, but then I could only cube on weekends and my learning came to an abrupt end. I still drilled solves, but never really learned any new algs. Now, hopefully if I have time during the weekdays, since I am on partial break for my classes, hopefully I can finish learning the G and N perms. Yesterday, it only took me a short amount of time to learn the Ga perm, so one permutation a day should get me to learning full PLL by the weekend if everything goes smoothly. Then, on the weekend, I am going to try and drill through all 21 PLLs!

Aa Perm
Ab Perm
E Perm
F Perm
Ga Perm
Gb Perm
Gc Perm
Gd Perm
H Perm
Ja Perm
Jb Perm
Na Perm
Nb Perm
Ra Perm
Rb Perm
T Perm
V Perm
Y Perm
Z Perm
NONE I'm FINISHED :D
 
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Yayyyy just learned Gb perm. G perms aren't actually that bad to memorize, just doing one a day. It only takes about 10 minutes or so of drilling and practice to memorize it. Then, after drilling it many times, I get it down well.

So far I'm on track for finishing full PLL by the end of the week :D
 

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I just learned the Gd Perm (which I think is the easiest of all the G perms to learn), then learned the Na perm which was not too bad, and then finished PLL with the Nb (which gave me quite a lot of trouble tbh). Now, after 21 algs...

I HAVE COMPLETED FULL PLL :D :D :D :):):)

This is amazing for me, and it's so awesome and such a big accomplishment in my cubing, probably the biggest yet. Learning one alg a day has inspired me, and I wonder how much I can improve now that I have gotten over full PLL. I will probably focus on F2L, and later learn full OLL. This is amazing and I am so happy.
 

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So, I have been working of 4x4, and I was wondering, how fast can you get before you need to switch to 323 edge pairing?

Also, when I do my 4x4 solves, I never solve the F3E (the cross edges), I just solve all the centers, then solve all the edges. I found that constently moving the preserved cross edges around while building the centers takes forever and is really slow for me when I started. What is the advantage of the doing the F3E first, then building the L4C, then solving the rest of the edges?
 
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So, I have been working of 4x4, and I was wondering, how fast can you get before you need to switch to 323 edge pairing?

Also, when I do my 4x4 solves, I never solve the F3E (the cross edges), I just solve all the centers, then solve all the edges. I found that constently moving the preserved cross edges around while building the centers takes forever and is really slow for me when I started. What is the advantage of the doing the F3E first, then building the L4C, then solving the rest of the edges?
Personally I started doing basic 3-2-3 just as I started Yau, but I don't think that is a good thing because I barely had any experience with how edges pair up, so maybe sub 1:45 or sub 1:30 would be a good time to start 3-2-3. As for doing F3E first, it makes look ahead easier when you finish the rest of the edges, since the bottom is solved and it solves the cross which takes a lot of time in 3x3 stage, since you can't inspect without wasting time.
 

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Personally I started doing basic 3-2-3 just as I started Yau, but I don't think that is a good thing because I barely had any experience with how edges pair up, so maybe sub 1:45 or sub 1:30 would be a good time to start 3-2-3. As for doing F3E first, it makes look ahead easier when you finish the rest of the edges, since the bottom is solved and it solves the cross which takes a lot of time in 3x3 stage, since you can't inspect without wasting time.
Thanks for the tips! That's usually why I solve the all the centers first, then solve all the cross edges so there is no inspection, then move onto the rest of the edges. Also, I average about 1:30 right now, so it might be a good time to move onto 323, but since I don't have much time to cube, I'm just going to save my cubing time for enjoyment, and mainly focus on 3x3 :)
 

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So, I haven't updated this thread in a while, I've been mostly grinding 3x3, and I average about 28 seconds flat. I DNFed a 3x3 ao100 which was sad, but my F2L has gotten a lot smoother, and I have gotten a couple more solves in the teens, which is great. I've been doing some 4x4 as well, just for fun, and average about 1:45. I'm probably going to work on my G and N perm recognition later for 3x3 and also learn some more advanced F2L algs if I have time.
 

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Since profile posts are gone, I guess I'll just post a few updates here. I switched over from CS Timer to CubeDesk, and optimized my cubing setup. Here's a picture:

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I also was doing a Rubik's Connected race on the hardest level, and after losing a couple of times and re-matching, I finally beat my opponent. He got really mad at the loss and left :p

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And also, finals for my school are pretty much ending this week, so I hope to cube a lot more and record some more youtube videos for my channel, COLLier Cubing, as I haven't uploaded because of my busy school schedule. Anyway, that's pretty much it!
 

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Since profile posts are gone, I guess I'll just post a few updates here. I switched over from CS Timer to CubeDesk, and optimized my cubing setup. Here's a picture:

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What keyboard is that?
Our grandparent's pool just opened and I solved my first cube underwater!! It was really fun and I was glad I was able to accomplish it :D
Nice! I’ve been wanting to do that for a while, but I don’t know anybody who has a pool. I know a few people who live on lakes, but I figured that I probably shouldn’t bring a cube in the lake.
 

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Since profile posts are gone, I guess I'll just post a few updates here. I switched over from CS Timer to CubeDesk, and optimized my cubing setup. Here's a picture:

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I also was doing a Rubik's Connected race on the hardest level, and after losing a couple of times and re-matching, I finally beat my opponent. He got really mad at the loss and left :p

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And also, finals for my school are pretty much ending this week, so I hope to cube a lot more and record some more youtube videos for my channel, COLLier Cubing, as I haven't uploaded because of my busy school schedule. Anyway, that's pretty much it!
I think someone has already mentioned this, but that desk setup is PERFECT for cubing! the cubes on the shelf, the laptop+keyboard with still enough space for a larger mat.
 
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