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Speed run of the the weekly comp

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I have been doing the weekly comp for a while, and I had the idea of doing a speedrun yesterday. It took around 4 hours to do all the 34 events and it was pretty exhausting tbh.


Has anyone done a speedrun before? If yes, what is the overall time they took, and also did they attempt FMC and BLD as those events require focus.
 

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When I try for this, I just go for a success in every event. Although I still hope to someday get all successes, including every blind solve and a perfect n/n multi.

I have not attempted this since the 4 new events got added this year. I've had a success in every event several times in the past, though. But never as a speed run.
 

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i feel like fmc should be exluded from the runs personally, as it doesnt really fit with the other parts of the run+is time based
You still need to write down a full solution correctly (surprisingly hard, considering how frequent DNFs are among newbies), then type it out and submit it. The scoring metric speedrun-wise is different from actual FMC scoring (and it's really now "writing down some solution, any solution" rather than "fewest moves"), but that's kind of the thing with speedruns anyway: disregard the usual scoring metrics and go purely for minimising time.
 

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I just saw the 5BLD attempt is actually entered as a non-DNF. I was wondering why you had 1 attempt and it said "off by...", while it wasnt dnf
Sorry about that, changed it to DNF, must have been a mistake from me while speedrunning.
It has happened to me once before when I did 7BLD attempt and forgot to DNF it after writing a comment. Mike changed it to a DNF for that particular. For this solve, since the week has not ended, I could edit it myself, U' R E' R' U R2 E R E' R E .
 

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I mean, Speed FMC exists lol. I'd make an FMC speed run have to be sub-50 or something, because my regular speedsolving solutions are under 80 moves
I will do a SS comp speedrun after I learn to get comfortable with keyboard cube (https://abunickabhi.github.io/5style-Trainer/), I might be able to put down a linear CFOP solution as the submission. It will take time for me to get adjusted to Tao Yu level. Doing FMC with a normal 3x3, is just too slow. I would rather DNF that solve, or just do one solve out of the 3 in FMC, and 1 out of 5 in SpeedFMC.
 

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You still need to write down a full solution correctly (surprisingly hard, considering how frequent DNFs are among newbies), then type it out and submit it. The scoring metric speedrun-wise is different from actual FMC scoring (and it's really now "writing down some solution, any solution" rather than "fewest moves"), but that's kind of the thing with speedruns anyway: disregard the usual scoring metrics and go purely for minimising time.
I think the best solution will be use a keyboard cube like Tao Yu. It will be razor fast to input solutions from that way. I am yet to get super comfortable with keyboard cubes. (http://snk.digibase.ca/ksim_trainer.htm) Hope I will be able to Speed FMC event easily in the future without procrastinating if I learn to input submissions via the solution genned via keyboard cube.
 

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I have been doing the weekly comp for a while, and I had the idea of doing a speedrun yesterday. It took around 4 hours to do all the 34 events and it was pretty exhausting tbh.
? Nice idea, but why do you say "all 34 events", when you skipped 5 of them?
I think the best solution will be use a keyboard cube like Tao Yu. It will be razor fast to input solutions from that way.
Hmm, I thought, that the weekly comp runs under the rules of the WCA, therefore a real 3x3 should be used - or did I understood something wrong?
 

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? Nice idea, but why do you say "all 34 events", when you skipped 5 of them?

Hmm, I thought, that the weekly comp runs under the rules of the WCA, therefore a real 3x3 should be used - or did I understood something wrong?
I initially planned on doing them all, then I quit after 6BLD, as it was already 2am and I had work the next day. Maybe I will edit the description of my video.

I will have to ask Mike about keyboard cubes. Since it is not providing any unfair advantage, it should be allowed for FMC. Maybe its wrong, in that case, I dont want to attempt FMC on a cube in the classical way. It is super tiring and draining if you are doing lot of solves prior to the attempt.
 

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I will have to ask Mike about keyboard cubes. Since it is not providing any unfair advantage, it should be allowed for FMC. Maybe its wrong, in that case, I dont want to attempt FMC on a cube in the classical way. It is super tiring and draining if you are doing lot of solves prior to the attempt.
Well, if you see an advantage with a keyboard cube (speed) there is an advantage;)
I understand, that many solves are tiring, but I think all attempts that are listed in the weekly comp should've been done in the "normal" way - and no matter to other circumstances.
Clearly you could give other rules to a 34-events-speedrun, but that would be another competition.
 

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Aye true. I kinda understand SS comps are not meant for speedrun as they are tiring if you attempt all (eg, ao5 of 7x7 is tiring).

Maybe excluding FMC will seem a logical solution, since it requires a different form of submission.
 
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