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Hi im jp, im trying to be sub 10 and im 12 years old, as of early feb i have gotten around 50 sub 10 solves but i hope to be completely sub 10 by march or april
my current pb is 6.50 and my best ao5 is 10.51!

im trying to be a top 50 cuber in the world before i become a teenager so i can say that im one of the only top speedcubers who is a kid (i just turned 12 so i have 1 YEAR)

so far ive gone from avging 40 seconds in june when i first started really cubing to averaging low 12 in feb
I actually recorded my (old) pb single so here it is!

Time List:
1. (7.92) R' F2 U' L2 U' F2 U2 B2 U2 L2 F2 L' D F' U' B2 F' L2 F2 @2021-02-06 09:20:52
2. 8.60[BOOM] B' D B' D2 L D B2 U' R2 B L2 F L2 D2 B L2 D2 F R2 U2 @2021-02-08 14:03:52
3. (8.91) B' L' B2 R D L2 B2 D2 B L D2 B2 R2 D2 F2 R F2 L2 @2021-02-08 13:39:39
4. (9.33) L' B U R2 U2 R2 B2 L2 B2 D R2 U B' D2 L' U F' D L2 D' @2021-02-06 12:36:19
5. (9.60) B2 U' L2 B2 U' L2 D' F2 D2 L2 B' R B' U L' D L2 F U2 B @2021-02-03 16:21:37
6. (9.67) U 2 B' L2 U2 B' R B' L F2 D2 R2 U B2 U2 R2 L2 D' L2 D @2021-02-08 16:28:32
7. (9.79) U2 B' D' R2 U' F2 D F2 U L2 D2 B2 F2 R' D B2 F L D U' @2021-02-08 13:35:50
8. (9.98) B2 L2 R2 D2 B2 U' R2 F2 U' L2 B2 R2 L' F' R U' R2 U' B2 U' @2021-02-06 12:29:02
9. (10.00) D R2 B L2 U' D2 F L U' D B2 L2 U2 R2 U' L2 F2 B2 L' @2021-02-04 11:44:07
10. (10.00) D R2 B L2 U' D2 F L U' D B2 L2 U2 R2 U' L2 F2 B2 L' @2021-02-04 11:44:07
11. 10.23 D' R2 D2 L2 B2 D L2 U' B2 U L' F D B2 U2 B L D' U' B @2021-02-05 10:39:43
12. (10.35) R2 U F' R F L2 B D' L' U2 F R2 L2 F' R2 B' R2 B D2 B2 R2 @2021-02-08 14:42:48
13. (10.75) F' R2 U B2 F2 U B2 D U2 L2 U R U2 B' U2 R U' B2 R @2021-02-08 16:42:47
14. (10.82) B' R2 U2 R2 D2 U2 R B2 R F2 R' D2 F2 D B' D2 F' U' B2 L' B2 @2021-02-08 13:27:49
15. (10.94) U B' L' D U F2 L2 U' F2 U L2 D2 B2 R' U B2 L2 F L' D @2021-02-04 11:04:05

hey dude! i got sub 20 about 4 months ago, here are some tips that helped me!

1. here is the first and most IMPORTANT tip i have for you

Spoiler: Practice

the most important thing is actually just practiceing, if you just take a break from learing new things and do LOTS AND LOTS of timed solves you will improve natrally for me i did more than 1000 solves and i gradually got closer and closer to su 20 until i was. you may not have to do that many but i think timed pratice will take you SO far, i am now consistently getting 12s and i still mainly just do lots of solves to get better, This will take you very far

2.
Next,

Here are some things you should probably know/ would be good to know anywhere from being avging 26 seconds to avging 16 seconds for the most part you should keep up lots of practice (50 solves a day is just fine for sub 20) and slowly learn thing to incorparate into your solves so you can practice them in a solve.

Spoiler: Things to learn (no pressure these take months typically so dont rush)

Fornote: all of these are things you could look up and find videos on but the most important thing is not to rush it and watch 10 videos and try to do it all at once, It really takes time.

1. Know full pll and incorparate them into you solves
2. be good at intuitive f2l and mabye start learning better ways to do it,
3. Learn to be more efficient with you cross solutions and try to do it on the bottom and incorparate this into you solves.
4. Deffinitly know 2 look oll and try to get the algs less than 4 seconds, if you have trobul with an algorithm LOOK at the FINGERTRICKs of an algortithm video (For example jperm.net or cubeskills) and EVEN if the fingertricks they use are weird or hard, if you do all of the fingertricks you see correctly you can do algs without regrips and much faster.

Now if youve done some of this highlighted above (it takes time and all of them are OPTIONAL- even without these you can get sub 20 with anougth practice). and MOST IMPORTANTLY youve practiced a lot consistently, then you should easily get sub 20 within a month or mabye two

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4. About lookahead. ( you should in my opinion learn lookahead from feliks zemdegs you can see his intermediate f2l module which has all the lookahead you will need for now HERE

LOOKAHEAD WILL MOST LIKELY COME AFTER SUB 20 but if you want to learn it then Here you Go at some point after
you have learned how to do "advanced f2l"/ efficent f2l then you can start to think about lookahead, most videos will say that "oh lookahead is the most important thing" and it is, but dont take that as a cause for trying to learn lookahead, the best way to learn lookahead is If you are very good at doing all of you f2l cases well and pretty much without having to think to hard about it, then you can just, (when you solving and doing practice ) just try not to look at the pieces your solving
and try to look at the other parts of the cube at first.

Hmm oll... to be honest i had a really hard time with oll myself the way i did it was to just learn one or 2 olls in a day and spam them to see how fast i could do them followed by slowly incorparating them into my solves and keeping up 100s of solves a day to make sure i was able to have the algs i learnt come up and be able to practice them in a solving scenario when i would be rushing etc.

Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-02-09 (solving from 2021-02-09 09:18:34 to 2021-02-09 09:20:14)
avg of 5: 10.98

Spoiler: Time List:

1. (9.44) B' R2 D2 R2 F2 L2 B' D2 F2 D2 R2 U' B' R' D L' B2 L' U2 L U2 @2021-02-09 09:18:34
2. (12.69) B L B L2 F D' B U' D F2 U R2 F2 L2 U F2 D2 F2 U F' @2021-02-09 09:18:58
3. 10.69 D2 R F2 R D F' B' R U' R2 L D2 F2 L2 D2 R' F2 L B2 D2 B2 @2021-02-09 09:19:24
4. 10.67 F2 U' F2 B' R F L2 F U' F2 U D2 B2 L2 D R2 L2 F2 L2 D' @2021-02-09 09:19:49
5. 11.57 B R U2 B2 D2 R2 F2 R2 B U2 R2 F L U2 B' D' B2 F R2 @2021-02-09 09:20:14

1 (9.44) B' R2 D2 R2 F2 L2 B' D2 F2 D2 R2 U' B' R' D L' B2 L' U2 L U2 @2021-02-09 09:18:345.
2 (9.48) D' F L' B D2 B U2 L B' U B2 U R2 U F2 U2 B2 U2 D L2 @2021-02-09 10:04:45
3 (9.50) U' B2 U2 B' F2 L2 R2 F' U2 B D2 U' L' B F2 R B' R2 U @2021-02-09 09:32:045.
4(9.63) L R2 B2 U B2 L2 D R2 B2 F2 D2 F2 R' U2 F2 U L B F2 @2021-02-09 09:26:145.
5(10.11) B R2 B' R2 B2 R2 F' L2 R2 F D2 U' R D' L' U' F' R' B R' @2021-02-09 09:51:225.
6 (10.17) D L2 U2 B2 D' R2 U2 B2 R2 U R2 F' L' F D F2 U B' R2 D' @2021-02-09 09:55:155.
7(10.23) R F2 D2 L' B2 D B2 R2 F' L F2 D2 L F2 L2 U2 L' U2 B2 D2 @2021-02-09 09:12:09 5.
810.67 F2 U' F2 B' R F L2 F U' F2 U D2 B2 L2 D R2 L2 F2 L2 D' @2021-02-09 09:19:495.
9 10.69 D2 R F2 R D F' B' R U' R2 L D2 F2 L2 D2 R' F2 L B2 D2 B2 @2021-02-09 09:19:245.
10 (10.97) U2 R2 B' L2 D2 L2 F U2 B2 F2 U2 L U' R2 B' U' F' R' F R2 @2021-02-09 09:25:135.

Ngl with Covid things changing everywhere the whole time being top 50 in the world will be near impossible given that even going to comps will be rare.

Ngl with Covid things changing everywhere the whole time being top 50 in the world will be near impossible given that even going to comps will be rare.

Yep! sure will but in a year Or so i bet comps will start back up (hopefully) and i can practice all year before that! - also you might think that even with comps getting that good is near impossible, But if you put you mind to it, and have enough time. you can achieve anything (or almost anything)

Really impressive improvement and I'm sure you will be sub 10 soon if you keep it up. I absolutely agree with you when you say timed solves is a really good way to improve, I never really did anything special besides learning OLL and PLL and practising. It has gotten me very far with 3x3 because it is practice for everything in a solve (TPS, lookahead, faster recognition, better inspection etc). Also, I'm pretty sure that you will get a sub 6 single soon if you get a somewhat lucky f2l and end with either a last layer skip or a really good f2l with a PLL skip.

Really impressive improvement and I'm sure you will be sub 10 soon if you keep it up. I absolutely agree with you when you say timed solves is a really good way to improve, I never really did anything special besides learning OLL and PLL and practising. It has gotten me very far with 3x3 because it is practice for everything in a solve (TPS, lookahead, faster recognition, better inspection etc). Also, I'm pretty sure that you will get a sub 6 single soon if you get a somewhat lucky f2l and end with either a last layer skip or a really good f2l with a PLL skip.

Wow thanks for the encourugement i really hope so! - i agree and i think that practice can take you really really far! im doing around 1-2 hundred solves a day on 3x3 so im hoping to get a few 6s and mabye a 5!