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SpeedCubeLegend's Progression Thread | Aiming for Sub 1:20 3BLD, Sub-15 3x3, Sub-6 Pyraminx, Sub-1 4x4

What events should I do at comp?

  • Pyraminx

    Votes: 6 75.0%
  • 5x5

    Votes: 4 50.0%
  • Square-1

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • Clock

    Votes: 3 37.5%

  • Total voters
    8
  • Poll closed .
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My school has some cubes in the library, and I managed to solve a 6x6 with only 5x5 knowledge. Got parity, messed up the alg I found online, but solved it again and didn't get parity. Probably took a little more than 10 minutes.
 
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Awesome thanks! I kinda struggle with filming me solving but I'll try lol
No problem, just DM it to me whenever. I will make a video critique on my channel.

If you don't mind, I would appreciate it if you sent it to me as a Google Drive file, makes it a lot easier to download. Thanks!
 
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Here's a huge update for every event (that I do):

2x2: Starting to get more into it, I still use Ortega and average 6-7 seconds, but I'm working on getting sub-5.

New PB single (first sub-2 and broken after a long time):
Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-11-14
single: 1.88

Time List:
1. 1.88 F U' F2 U R F' U' F2 R'

3x3: Procrastinating at learning algs, specifically the rest of PLL and starting full OLL. Averaging 17-18, kinda slow progress.

4x4: Switched back to Yau, and I'm averaging around the same as I did before, so sub 1:15. Gotten around 5 sub-1s.

5x5: Pretty much never do any solves except for the weekly comp, but I think I'm sub-3.

3x3 BLD: Making this my main event, I'm averaging around 1:30. Success rate is also very high.

3x3 OH: lol I never do any solves except for weekly comp and idek if I should use my left or right hand. Average around 50 seconds with right, 1:10 with left hand.

Pyraminx: Been loving pyra lately and I think it is going to be my other main event. Finally averaging around 5-6 with intuitive l4e.

Clock: I really need to get back into clock, I average around 10-11.
 
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Not much progress lately. Been averaging 16-18 seconds at 3x3, and struggling to improve. Sometimes I still start getting a bunch of 20 second solves randomly. Really hoping for sub-15 soon, any tips would be appreciated.

Pyraminx and 3BLD have been going well, pyra average is 5-6 and 3BLD is sub-1:40, although I've been getting a lot of sub-1:30s lately. Also DNFed a 56 second 3BLD solve (3 edges swapped), and I died a little inside but it's whatever. Trying to learn 3-style edges but it's making me slowly go insane and I don't understand at all.

Trying to find ways to stay motivated as well, anyone want to race me? You choose the event, of course it would be best if we average similar times (as long as I actually have it lol)
 
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PB 3x3 ao5:

Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-11-23
avg of 5: 15.02

Time List:
1. (18.59) B2 U' F2 R2 U' F2 D B2 L2 B2 D R' D B' R F U F L' F2 L
2. 13.35 F' D2 U2 F' D2 B L2 B' U2 B U2 F2 L U' F L U R' F D L
3. 15.27 U2 R U' F' L' F2 L R2 F2 D R2 D' B2 D' L2 F2 B2 L' F'
4. (13.17) F2 D' R2 D' L2 R2 D2 F2 R2 D' F L R' U B' L F2 U2 L'
5. 16.43 R B F2 R2 D F2 D F2 U2 L2 R2 B2 U L' B U2 B' R D B2 U'


Edit: PB Pyra ao5

Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-11-23
avg of 5: 4.27

Time List:
1. 4.05 L B' U' R L' B' R B' l' r b u
2. (3.73) U' L B U R' U' R L' b' u
3. (5.98) U' L U' L R U B' L l r' b u'
4. 4.77 B U B' L' B' U' L R'
5. 3.99 B U B' R B L U' R' r b' u'
 
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Insane PB 3x3 ao5, and first sub-15 average of 5.

Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-11-23
avg of 5: 14.38

Time List:
1. (19.94) D' R' U F2 D R2 F2 L2 D2 F2 U L2 U2 B L D' B' R2 F D2
2. 13.39 R2 B' L2 F2 R2 F L2 D2 B' R2 U F R2 B L D' F' D B2
3. 14.15 R' B2 L' F2 D B2 D B2 L2 D' F2 R2 B2 R2 B' R' D U R U' L
4. (12.89) R D' F B2 D R2 B L D2 R2 B2 D2 F' R2 B2 D2 B' R2 D2 F'
5. 15.61 B2 L2 B2 U L2 D2 L2 F2 U' L2 R2 D' B' R F D2 L2 D L F' R'
 
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I've decided to start learning commutators for 3-style corners, not sure how long it will take but seems like it will take a while. I understand basic commutators, so it's time to start memorizing a hundreds of algs/comms.

Also did some OH solves even though I barely ever practice, solid PB ao5 (at least I think it is, because I barely ever do OH) and PB single:

Single:
Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-11-24
single: 38.92

Time List:
1. 38.92 U' F L D L' U2 B2 L' B U2 R2 U2 F2 L F2 D2 R U2 B2 U2 F2

Average:
Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-11-24
avg of 5: 48.96

Time List:
1. 49.02 F B R2 U' D' L U D2 B' D2 F L2 B2 L2 R F'
2. (54.32) R2 B2 L2 F U2 B' U2 F D2 L2 F R F L' B F D L U' B' F
3. 48.20 B' R' F U B2 D' B' R2 U' B2 L B2 R F2 L' U2 R' L2 D2 R' B2
4. 49.65 L' D' U2 L2 R2 U' L2 D2 B2 U' R2 F U' B R' U2 L2 U' L' F
5. (38.92) U' F L D L' U2 B2 L' B U2 R2 U2 F2 L F2 D2 R U2 B2 U2 F2
 
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Did some F2L-only solves, trying to simulate it as though I'm transitioning from the cross. My cross is also 1-2 seconds usually, so Cross+F2L is around 8-10 seconds. Yet I average 17-18 seconds, so my last layer is 8+ seconds 💀 My last layer has got issues

Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-11-26
solves/total: 12/12

single
best: 5.11
worst: 9.51

mean of 3
current: 6.82 (σ = 1.04)
best: 6.15 (σ = 0.94)

avg of 5
current: 7.72 (σ = 1.02)
best: 6.94 (σ = 0.54)

avg of 12
current: 7.53 (σ = 1.02)
best: 7.53 (σ = 1.02)

Average: 7.53 (σ = 1.02)
Mean: 7.49

Time List:
1. 8.12 U2 R2 B2 U2 B2 F D2 B D2 L2 F' R F' D' R B F R U' L' F'
2. 8.48 L B D2 F' R L' U' B' U2 F2 R2 D B2 D' B2 R2 U2 B2 L2 D L
3. 5.11 B2 D F2 D U' B2 F2 R2 B2 F' D2 B2 L B R2 U R' F' L2
4. 6.93 D2 B' U' R' U' B2 D R U' R2 B' R2 D2 L2 U2 F2 B' R2 F2 L2 D2
5. 6.41 U R2 F2 L2 R2 D' L2 F2 L2 D2 L2 F R' U' F2 L' F L' B2 D2 L2
6. 9.51 D R' B R U' F2 D2 R' D2 F D2 B L2 B2 L2 B U2 B' U2
7. 7.48 U B L' D L2 D2 R B' R' B2 R2 U2 R2 U2 R2 B2 U' F2 R2 D2 R2
8. 8.80 D2 B2 U' L B' D R2 F D2 L B2 D2 R U2 F2 B2 L2 U2 L'
9. 8.62 F L D B' R2 D F' U L U2 F2 U L2 D F2 L2 U2 R2 D' R2 D'
10. 6.61 U L' F' B2 D B R' L' F' B2 R2 B2 U' F2 D2 B2 U' B2 L2 F2 R
11. 5.90 R B2 L2 B2 D2 R' U2 L U2 R2 D2 U F L2 D B2 U2 L2 F' U
12. 7.94 D R D' B2 R2 F2 R2 U' R2 B2 U2 R2 L' B R' B2 L2 B D' F
 

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Did some F2L-only solves, trying to simulate it as though I'm transitioning from the cross. My cross is also 1-2 seconds usually, so Cross+F2L is around 8-10 seconds. Yet I average 17-18 seconds, so my last layer is 8+ seconds 💀 My last layer has got issues

Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-11-26
solves/total: 12/12

single
best: 5.11
worst: 9.51

mean of 3
current: 6.82 (σ = 1.04)
best: 6.15 (σ = 0.94)

avg of 5
current: 7.72 (σ = 1.02)
best: 6.94 (σ = 0.54)

avg of 12
current: 7.53 (σ = 1.02)
best: 7.53 (σ = 1.02)

Average: 7.53 (σ = 1.02)
Mean: 7.49

Time List:
1. 8.12 U2 R2 B2 U2 B2 F D2 B D2 L2 F' R F' D' R B F R U' L' F'
2. 8.48 L B D2 F' R L' U' B' U2 F2 R2 D B2 D' B2 R2 U2 B2 L2 D L
3. 5.11 B2 D F2 D U' B2 F2 R2 B2 F' D2 B2 L B R2 U R' F' L2
4. 6.93 D2 B' U' R' U' B2 D R U' R2 B' R2 D2 L2 U2 F2 B' R2 F2 L2 D2
5. 6.41 U R2 F2 L2 R2 D' L2 F2 L2 D2 L2 F R' U' F2 L' F L' B2 D2 L2
6. 9.51 D R' B R U' F2 D2 R' D2 F D2 B L2 B2 L2 B U2 B' U2
7. 7.48 U B L' D L2 D2 R B' R' B2 R2 U2 R2 U2 R2 B2 U' F2 R2 D2 R2
8. 8.80 D2 B2 U' L B' D R2 F D2 L B2 D2 R U2 F2 B2 L2 U2 L'
9. 8.62 F L D B' R2 D F' U L U2 F2 U L2 D F2 L2 U2 R2 D' R2 D'
10. 6.61 U L' F' B2 D B R' L' F' B2 R2 B2 U' F2 D2 B2 U' B2 L2 F2 R
11. 5.90 R B2 L2 B2 D2 R' U2 L U2 R2 D2 U F L2 D B2 U2 L2 F' U
12. 7.94 D R D' B2 R2 F2 R2 U' R2 B2 U2 R2 L' B R' B2 L2 B D' F
I think thats faster than my f2l...
 
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Been practicing 3x3 a ton. I think I'm going to learn full OLL (probably more gradually) after I finally learn the last G perm. My lookahead has been getting better, but I've been having trouble with lock-ups. Once I figure out how to reduce them, I definitely think I could be averaging 15.

Also, my 3BLD memo is around 30 seconds, but if I want to get sub-1 I'm going to have to work on reducing it. Still haven't started with 3-style corners, but I'll start soon (I'll probably just be saying this and then start procrastinating).
 
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