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Scrubzillas road to sub 10 CFOP progression| SUB 9 AO5! 8.54

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How do you improve so fast I have been stuck at averaging 12 seconds for such a long time?
I DONT KNOW

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Um I hate to say it, but just time and practice,
i have just had so much free time because im young and becasse of covid that ive been able to practice so much this is probably not the answer you want to hear but its how i learned and mabye if you put in the work and have the time it will help you too. i will put a spoiler about how to get to sub 15 that i made for @carcass (even though it won't help you,)


First of all practice is the most important next is time and then f2l/lookahead
and DONT RUSH ANY OF THIS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS PRACTICE :) :) :)
So the way im going to teach you to get sub 15 is to practice a lot and then learn things to incorparate into your solves!
and mainly just do 100s of solves or even 1000s of solves
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 sub 15 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 sub 12s and i still mainly just do lots of solves to get better, This will take you very very far
check out these videos and slowly go thourgh them over time to learn about how to better do the cross

NEXT :) check out THIS and watch some of the videos labled cross and slowly over time go thourh them and slowly over time incorparate this + the jperm stuff into your solves.
1. watch some of these videos slowly over time and incorparate this into your solves over time
2. Try to slowly learn "f2l algs" but treat them as triggers and learn them intuitively mabye use jperms video from the link i gave you "all 77 f2l algs" or whatever and try to slowly learn some of them slowly through time and incorparate them into your solves also make SURE to learn them intuitively and mabye wathc an intuitive alg video for f2l
3. go back to the intermiediete f2l + cross module and go through the f2l videos
4. try to learn lookahead with some of these videos but make sure NOT :) to prioritize this and watch the video in the playlist i gave you that is "lookahead is a distraction" and Just know YOU CAN LEARN LOOKAHEAD :) you just have to keep in mind practice is most important also look at some of the lookahead stuff from cubeskills too.
But down below i will put a spoiler of things to learn/ to know and resources to help you learn them (if you haveent already)
1. memorize pll algs from HERE
2. learn the fingertricks to the algs you learned HERE (on the videos)
3. practice the algs you learned + the fingertricks on jperm.net and lable them as finished HERE
4. do all of this slowly and learn it all over time.
 

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I FINALLY GOT SUB 10 AO5! check it out! ( i do have school now though so i cant do much more)
Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-03-02 (solving from 2021-03-02 09:02:26 to 2021-03-02 09:05:56)
avg of 5: 9.90

Time List:
1. 9.25 U' R2 F2 D F2 L2 U B2 L2 D F2 U B U R' F2 U B' U' L' R' @2021-03-02 09:02:26
2. (7.95) D2 B L2 D' B2 R2 D R2 D' L2 D U2 F2 R D L2 U2 B' R2 F' @2021-03-02 09:02:50
3. (16.85) B2 D2 L2 D F2 U' L2 D L2 F2 L F U2 L D' R2 B F D' L' @2021-03-02 09:03:12
4. 9.46 R2 F' D2 L2 B F2 L2 U2 B' D2 L U' L2 B R2 D' F2 D2 B2 @2021-03-02 09:03:43
5. 11.00 U' R B U' L2 D2 L2 B2 U' R2 D' R2 U' R2 B' L' R' U L2 F2 @2021-03-02 09:05:56
 

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I Have a bunch of new pbs including my first sub 10 ao5 and my first sub 12 ao100!
March 3rd! Its almost spring! And in a few months itll be a year of cubing for me ( i started in june 2020)

PBS

Ao5: 9.90
Ao12: 10.83
Ao25: 11.31
Ao50: 11.88
Ao100: 11.99
Ao200: 12.36
Ao500: 12.68
Ao1000: 12.81
 

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12 best solves today (i got a 7.92 which was my pb when i started this thread lol)


1.. (7.92) L B2 R2 B U2 F' R2 F U2 F2 U2 F2 L' B U L' B2 F' L' R2
2. (8.88) U' F' U2 R2 F R2 B L2 F R2 D2 R2 B2 R B2 D L2 R' F D' B' 3. (8.93) D' B U2 R' D2 F2 L2 U F B2 L D2 B2 U2 D2 R D2 B2 D2
4. (9.18) D' L D2 L' B2 U2 L U2 L2 B2 F2 D2 R U' B D2 L' U F' L'
5. (9.19) D' U2 L' B2 L F2 L2 R' F2 U2 F2 D2 L U' F L2 B' F' L2 R
6. (9.19) D B' D R B2 U' F U2 L2 B2 R' F2 R' U2 B2 R2 D2 F2 R B D2
7. (9.38) R2 F R' B2 L' U' L2 B' L2 F R2 U B2 D F2 R2 D' R2 U2 D L2
8. (9.53) D2 F' U2 F2 L2 D2 U2 B2 L2 D2 F R' B' L' B L F L2 D' L
9. 9.76 D L2 D2 R2 D2 B2 D' B2 D' R2 F2 U B D' F L U' R D' B D
10. (9.88) U' L2 D L2 B2 U' R2 U' L2 D' L' D' B D2 U' L D2 B' R' B
11. 9.94 B U2 D2 F2 R2 U' B L F2 U2 R2 F2 U2 B2 R' F2 B2 D R2
12. 9.99 R2 D F2 U' L2 U' B2 L2 B2 U B2 R D2 U R' F' R D' U' R2

AO5
Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-03-03 (solving from 2021-03-03 15:42:19 to 2021-03-03 15:43:54)
avg of 5: 9.97

Time List:
1. 10.16 F2 D L2 R2 B2 D' B2 U L2 R2 D B L' D' F' R' D L2 D' B2 U' @2021-03-03 15:42:19
2. 9.76 D L2 D2 R2 D2 B2 D' B2 D' R2 F2 U B D' F L U' R D' B D @2021-03-03 15:42:43
3. (11.36) F' B R' F' U2 D2 R U' F R2 D2 L2 F L2 D2 B2 U2 F' D' @2021-03-03 15:43:06
4. (9.38) R2 F R' B2 L' U' L2 B' L2 F R2 U B2 D F2 R2 D' R2 U2 D L2 @2021-03-03 15:43:33
5. 9.99 R2 D F2 U' L2 U' B2 L2 B2 U B2 R D2 U R' F' R D' U' R2 @2021-03-03 15:43:54

AO12

Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-03-03 (solving from 2021-03-03 15:37:40 to 2021-03-03 15:44:19)
avg of 12: 10.93

Time List:
1. 12.93 U2 R2 U B' R' F2 D' R F2 R2 B2 R' F2 L' F2 R B2 L2 D' B @2021-03-03 15:37:40
2. 9.19 D' U2 L' B2 L F2 L2 R' F2 U2 F2 D2 L U' F L2 B' F' L2 R @2021-03-03 15:38:06
3. 12.08 D B2 U2 R2 U' R2 F2 U' B2 U L U' L R' F L2 U R' D @2021-03-03 15:38:25
4. (8.88) U' F' U2 R2 F R2 B L2 F R2 D2 R2 B2 R B2 D L2 R' F D' B' @2021-03-03 15:38:48
5. (13.05) F2 L F' U' F2 D R2 F2 D2 R2 D B2 U B' F' U R2 F2 U L' @2021-03-03 15:40:13
6. 12.78 B R D2 R2 B2 D2 L F2 R U2 R2 F2 R' U' F' D' B2 F2 D R2 F' @2021-03-03 15:41:16
7. 10.16 F2 D L2 R2 B2 D' B2 U L2 R2 D B L' D' F' R' D L2 D' B2 U' @2021-03-03 15:42:19
8. 9.76 D L2 D2 R2 D2 B2 D' B2 D' R2 F2 U B D' F L U' R D' B D @2021-03-03 15:42:43
9. 11.36 F' B R' F' U2 D2 R U' F R2 D2 L2 F L2 D2 B2 U2 F' D' @2021-03-03 15:43:06
10. 9.38 R2 F R' B2 L' U' L2 B' L2 F R2 U B2 D F2 R2 D' R2 U2 D L2 @2021-03-03 15:43:33
11. 9.99 R2 D F2 U' L2 U' B2 L2 B2 U B2 R D2 U R' F' R D' U' R2 @2021-03-03 15:43:54
12. 11.67 L2 D2 L2 D R2 B2 U' L2 B2 U' R2 F R F2 L D2 L' B' L' @2021-03-03 15:44:19
 

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ok so ive been improving a fair amount but i havent been able to cube barely at all because ive had insane amounts of soccer, school, etc,
although ive gotten about 100 sub 10s which is satisfieing, i think i can get sub 10 by the end of march or early april!

Ive been averaging low 11/11.5 lately and ive been getting enough 10s that its pretty much "normal" which is really awesome!
 

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New pb ao5!

9.68
1. 9.52 R' B L2 R2 F D2 B R2 U2 B2 R2 B' U F L' F2 U2 L' F' R @2021-03-15 17:45:17
2. 10.27 L B D B2 L2 F2 U' B2 U2 F2 U L2 R2 F D B' L U' F' @2021-03-15 17:45:19
3. 9.24 B2 L2 U' R2 B2 U' R2 D R2 D2 F2 U' L F' D2 B F' L B' F2 U @2021-03-15 17:45:24
4. (11.37) D' R' U2 B2 D2 F U2 R2 F2 D2 L2 F R U' B2 F2 U L' D' @2021-03-15 17:53:48
5. (8.67) R F2 U' L D2 R2 F R U2 R2 B R2 F' R2 L2 B' D2 B R2 F2 @2021-03-15 17:54:18
 

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New pb ao12


10.42
Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-03-15 (solving from 2021-03-15 11:38:58 to 2021-03-15 11:50:51)
avg of 12: 10.42


1. 10.95 F' B2 L2 U2 L U2 R2 U2 F2 D2 B2 R' F U R' D' B2 D2 R D @2021-03-15 11:38:58
2. 12.22 L2 U2 R2 U F2 U' L2 B2 U2 R2 U L F D2 U2 R2 F2 L D' R2 @2021-03-15 11:39:24
3. 8.80 L B2 L2 U' R D2 R' F L2 B2 R2 L2 D2 F D2 F D2 U' R' @2021-03-15 11:41:36
4. (13.44) D B R' U F D2 B' R B2 U2 R' L2 B2 L' D2 R' B2 U2 L2 D' @2021-03-15 11:42:25
5. 8.95 L B U2 F2 U L2 D B2 L2 D U2 R2 B2 L' B D2 R B2 F2 L2 D2 @2021-03-15 11:45:26
6. 10.42 D2 F B U2 R' F' U' R2 F L2 U' L2 D' L2 D B2 D L2 U2 @2021-03-15 11:45:53
7. 10.91 L' B' U2 D' B U R B' L U B2 U2 L2 U L2 D F2 R2 L2 @2021-03-15 11:48:07
8. 10.44 B2 R2 F2 D2 L R' D2 B2 L' D' B2 R' B2 F2 D2 L' F' @2021-03-15 11:48:32
9. (8.58) F2 D' B2 D' R2 D U2 F2 L2 R2 B R' B R' F' R' B' U' @2021-03-15 11:48:58
10. 10.86 U F2 L2 U R2 D' U' B2 F2 U2 F' L2 U F D L B2 D2 B' U @2021-03-15 11:49:55
11. 11.20 F B' D' R2 F' B2 U2 L F' D2 L2 B2 D B2 D B2 R2 U B2 U2 R2 @2021-03-15 11:50:22
12. 9.44 U R2 U2 L2 R2 B2 U B2 L2 D' L2 U' R' U R' F' L2 D2 U F L2 @2021-03-15 11:50:51
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March 15th im finally on spring break and can make lots of progress im aiming for 250 solves a day and learning a bunch of new stuff!
Basically devoting the entire day to cubing

Single nothing special but a bunch of 8s
Mo3 same as single :)
Ao5 : 9.68 pb!
Ao12: new pb 10.42 some really great solving
Ao25: a nice 11.28 not a pb but really good!
Ao50: low 11 but no pb yet!
Ao100: 11.64 working it.
Ao200:11.90 working it.
Ao500: 11.86 pb!
Ao1000: 12.27 pb
Ao2000: 12.68 pb
Mo4000: 13.60 not too good since i started it in jan, but pretty cool i have done 4000 solves in 1 session
 

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Sorry i havent been updating much or been on the forums much because ive been doing So much school and ive only done half as many solves as last month this month but i also want to put the scrambles and times for my ao5 and ao12 here so yeah.

Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-03-31 (solving from 2021-03-31 16:51:33 to 2021-03-31 16:58:06)
avg of 12: 9.88

Time List:
1. 9.18 U B2 R' D2 U2 L U2 F2 R2 U2 L F2 L2 B D' U F' L' U' L2 B' @2021-03-31 16:51:33
2. 9.11 L2 D R2 F2 U R2 U' B2 F2 L2 D' U' L F' U2 F D U' B' R' @2021-03-31 16:52:00
3. 10.48 R2 L2 U2 R2 F' U2 L' B2 D F2 U' L2 D' L2 U R2 D' F2 D' F' @2021-03-31 16:52:26
4. 9.38 D2 B' U B' R B2 L U2 F R2 L2 B R2 F' L2 D2 F U2 B2 U B @2021-03-31 16:52:54
5. 9.80 F L B2 U' F2 D2 B2 L2 U' B2 F2 R2 B2 F D' R F2 D R' F2 @2021-03-31 16:54:02
6. (11.60) U' L' D R2 B2 F2 D2 B2 D F2 D R2 U' R' B2 D R' B' U2 R @2021-03-31 16:54:24
7. 9.03 L' D2 F D2 B' R2 B2 F U2 F2 D2 L' F' R2 F' L D' U B' @2021-03-31 16:54:52
8. 10.68 R' L2 U2 R2 B' R2 B' D2 B' R2 B' L D B L2 U B' F R' @2021-03-31 16:56:17
9. 9.58 L2 F2 L2 D' R2 U' L2 U2 F2 D F D2 B' D L U2 L2 F2 L' @2021-03-31 16:56:48
10. (8.63) R B' F2 L2 R' U2 L' D2 F2 D2 L F D L2 F' D F' U2 @2021-03-31 16:57:22
11. 10.87 D' B' D' R2 B' R D' B R F R2 D2 L2 B' U2 F D2 B2 D2 R2 B2 @2021-03-31 16:57:42
12. 10.72 F' L2 B' D2 F2 D2 B2 R2 D2 F L2 R U R2 B F' D2 B2 R' B' U2 @2021-03-31 16:58:06


Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-03-31 (solving from 2021-03-31 16:51:33 to 2021-03-31 16:54:02)
avg of 5: 9.45

Time List:
1. 9.18 U B2 R' D2 U2 L U2 F2 R2 U2 L F2 L2 B D' U F' L' U' L2 B' @2021-03-31 16:51:33
2. (9.11) L2 D R2 F2 U R2 U' B2 F2 L2 D' U' L F' U2 F D U' B' R' @2021-03-31 16:52:00
3. (10.48) R2 L2 U2 R2 F' U2 L' B2 D F2 U' L2 D' L2 U R2 D' F2 D' F' @2021-03-31 16:52:26
4. 9.38 D2 B' U B' R B2 L U2 F R2 L2 B R2 F' L2 D2 F U2 B2 U B @2021-03-31 16:52:54
5. 9.80 F L B2 U' F2 D2 B2 L2 U' B2 F2 R2 B2 F D' R F2 D R' F2 @2021-03-31 16:54:02
 

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Sorry i havent been updating much or been on the forums much because ive been doing So much school and ive only done half as many solves as last month this month but i also want to put the scrambles and times for my ao5 and ao12 here so yeah.

Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-03-31 (solving from 2021-03-31 16:51:33 to 2021-03-31 16:58:06)
avg of 12: 9.88

Time List:
1. 9.18 U B2 R' D2 U2 L U2 F2 R2 U2 L F2 L2 B D' U F' L' U' L2 B' @2021-03-31 16:51:33
2. 9.11 L2 D R2 F2 U R2 U' B2 F2 L2 D' U' L F' U2 F D U' B' R' @2021-03-31 16:52:00
3. 10.48 R2 L2 U2 R2 F' U2 L' B2 D F2 U' L2 D' L2 U R2 D' F2 D' F' @2021-03-31 16:52:26
4. 9.38 D2 B' U B' R B2 L U2 F R2 L2 B R2 F' L2 D2 F U2 B2 U B @2021-03-31 16:52:54
5. 9.80 F L B2 U' F2 D2 B2 L2 U' B2 F2 R2 B2 F D' R F2 D R' F2 @2021-03-31 16:54:02
6. (11.60) U' L' D R2 B2 F2 D2 B2 D F2 D R2 U' R' B2 D R' B' U2 R @2021-03-31 16:54:24
7. 9.03 L' D2 F D2 B' R2 B2 F U2 F2 D2 L' F' R2 F' L D' U B' @2021-03-31 16:54:52
8. 10.68 R' L2 U2 R2 B' R2 B' D2 B' R2 B' L D B L2 U B' F R' @2021-03-31 16:56:17
9. 9.58 L2 F2 L2 D' R2 U' L2 U2 F2 D F D2 B' D L U2 L2 F2 L' @2021-03-31 16:56:48
10. (8.63) R B' F2 L2 R' U2 L' D2 F2 D2 L F D L2 F' D F' U2 @2021-03-31 16:57:22
11. 10.87 D' B' D' R2 B' R D' B R F R2 D2 L2 B' U2 F D2 B2 D2 R2 B2 @2021-03-31 16:57:42
12. 10.72 F' L2 B' D2 F2 D2 B2 R2 D2 F L2 R U R2 B F' D2 B2 R' B' U2 @2021-03-31 16:58:06


Generated By csTimer+ on 2021-03-31 (solving from 2021-03-31 16:51:33 to 2021-03-31 16:54:02)
avg of 5: 9.45

Time List:
1. 9.18 U B2 R' D2 U2 L U2 F2 R2 U2 L F2 L2 B D' U F' L' U' L2 B' @2021-03-31 16:51:33
2. (9.11) L2 D R2 F2 U R2 U' B2 F2 L2 D' U' L F' U2 F D U' B' R' @2021-03-31 16:52:00
3. (10.48) R2 L2 U2 R2 F' U2 L' B2 D F2 U' L2 D' L2 U R2 D' F2 D' F' @2021-03-31 16:52:26
4. 9.38 D2 B' U B' R B2 L U2 F R2 L2 B R2 F' L2 D2 F U2 B2 U B @2021-03-31 16:52:54
5. 9.80 F L B2 U' F2 D2 B2 L2 U' B2 F2 R2 B2 F D' R F2 D R' F2 @2021-03-31 16:54:02
You're really close to being sub-10 consistently! Hopefully you have time to learn some things and achieve that goal.
 

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Hi I am nearly sub twenty and I was wondering of you are color neutral and if so do you recommend it. Also for reference the number 4 ranked person on earth (ruihang cube) is not color neutral so you can definitely far with just white.
Hi no I’m not color neutral and I would say don’t learn it unless you are just starting because by the time your sub-20 it takes too much effort and doesn’t make you significantly faster when you could spend the same amount of time learning 1 look last layer and lookahead. That’s just my opinion though and for reference ruihang xu (sorry if I misspelled his name) is ranked 4th in the world and is not color neutral!
You're really close to being sub-10 consistently! Hopefully you have time to learn some things and achieve that goal.
Thank you so much yeah I’m able to consistently get sub 10s if I use my inspection time effectively and really focus! And I’ve gotten 100s of sub 10s and can now classify them as “solid solves” rather than “amazing solves”:)
 
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What about key holing and pseudo slotting? Also what about big cubes.
Hi so I don’t do big cubes at all but color neutrality gets less important the bigger you get and I don’t do any special stuff but just rely on sheer lookahead and tps also if you do color neutrality thAn you should do it on 2x2 and 3x3!
 

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Yeah I don't really do big cubes either ecsept for the most basic methods. I suppose I will learn color neutrality and key holing / pseudo slotting and I'll let you know if it's like life changing or something.

This stuff is probably only for people who are like sub 6 or something like that.
 

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New pbs in just about everything,
Ive gotten about 200+ sub 10s so far :)
and
avg of 5: 9.03

Time List:
1. (11.51) F' U2 D' F2 L' F U' R' B' F2 R2 U' L2 F2 R2 D B2 U F2 D R2
2. (8.09) U L2 F D2 U2 R2 B2 F' U2 F U2 R2 L' D2 R2 F2 D2 F D R2 B2
3. 9.17 F' D2 L2 R2 B F R2 B D2 F2 L D' R D F2 D' F R2 F'
4. 9.22 F2 L2 D2 F2 U' F2 D R2 U R2 F2 U F L' R2 B R2 D' L2 F R
5. 8.70 B' U2 R2 B' L2 B U2 R2 B' U2 F' L' D' L2 B2 D' L2 D2 L' B'
PBs!
Mo3: 8.86
Ao5: 9.03
Ao12: 9.88
Ao25: 10.20
Ao50: 10.48
Ao100: 10.93
Ao200: 11.35
Ao500: 11.64
Ao1000: 11.79

P.S. you can almost disregard the ao1000 etc. because those started when i was averaging 12 and now im averaging low 11 ish.
 
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