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[NR] Sean Patrick Villanueva - 4.98 3x3 Single Philippine National Record

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Sean Patrick Villanueva just got the first sub-5 3x3 Single with Roux!


Scramble (generated from the solution):
D' F2 D L2 R2 D2 R2 F' R' B D' F U2 L' F' L D' U'

Solution:
y // Inspection
U L R U R' D D // FB
R U M' R' U R // SBSquare
U R U r' // SBPair
U r' U r2 U' r2' U' r2 U r' // CMLLEO
U' M2' U' M' U2' M' // 4b
U' M2' // 4c

// 35 ETM = 7.03 ETPS

He also got a 6.26 Average of 5 in that round, so he broke former AsR again!

Congrats to Sean!
 
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Congrats Sean! Glad to see someone getting closer and closer to potentially proving that roux as good as cfop.

also kind of random, is roux a lot less variable than cfop? I’m just realizing that kian and Sean both have singles are within a second of their average (huge sample size ik) and kian and iuri’s OH single and averages are pretty close too
 

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Congrats Sean! Glad to see someone getting closer and closer to potentially proving that roux as good as cfop.

also kind of random, is roux a lot less variable than cfop? I’m just realizing that kian and Sean both have singles are within a second of their average (huge sample size ik) and kian and iuri’s OH single and averages are pretty close too
Kian noted that in the 2020 cubing predictions because a couple people kept picking him for 3x3 single.
Roux = good for averages. Not singles.
 
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Kian noted that in the 2020 cubing predictions because a couple people kept picking him for 3x3 single.
but good singles are what make a good average? The current wr average has 2 counting results in the top 70 results, being able to achieve lucky singles (even if they are rare) seems like a huge advantage for records.

maybe it’s more like roux = good for podiums ?
 

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Great job! I can't wait for him to get WR average :)

also kind of random, is roux a lot less variable than cfop? I’m just realizing that kian and Sean both have singles are within a second of their average (huge sample size ik) and kian and iuri’s OH single and averages are pretty close too
I think it might be related to how evenly "luck" is ditributed across solves.
In steps like OLL, PLL and CMLL, once in a while you get very lucky and skip the step entirely. There is a big jump between a skip and a short non-skip case. These skips are largely responsible for very lucky singles.
In more intuitive steps (F2L, F2B, LSE) you rarely get "complete skips". It is still possible to get lucky short solutions, but this luck is more evenly distributed. There is no big jump between a complete skip and a short case, all cases in between are possible.
Since Roux only has one step of the first kind vs 2 of CFOP, those "big skips" are less common.
 
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