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The Crispy Progress Thread [Focusing on 3x3]

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Honestly there should be a sub-forum or something else for personal progress threads because there are so many... Anyway, It’s about time I start keeping track of my progress more. So these are the goals that I hope to achieve by the end of this year. I will update every Monday and set a mini goal for the next week. Feel free to race me to any goal!

(Parentheses) = global average goal

Main events:

3x3:

Goals: (Sub 15) | Sub 13 Ao5 | learn full CMLL
Current Avg: 16-17

3BLD:
Goals: (Sub 2:00) | Sub 1:30 (single)
Current Avg: 2:30-3:00

Megaminx:
Goals: (Sub 1:20) | Sub 1:10 (Ao5)
Current Avg: 1:30-1:40

Skewb:
Goal: (Sub 5)
Current Avg: 6-7

All my other events:

5x5:
Have fun.
4x4: Have fun. | Try the Meyer method
Square-1: (Sub 20)
Pyraminx: (Sub 6)
2x2: (Sub 3.5)
Clock: (Sub 14) | Sub 10 Ao5

Other:
Kilominx: (Sub 30)

This week’s goals: Practice skewb first layer (try to get a sub 1.75 Ao50) And sub 1:50 Ao5 on 5x5 (basically just do a practice session)

Progress:
Skewb: 1.72 first layer Ao50. Success but still need to work on my layer execution a lot.
5x5: 1:47.98 Ao5. Success and PB. Also PB single of 1:45.31!


Generated By csTimer on 2020-06-22
avg of 5: 1:47.98
Time List:
1. 1:45.58 Lw Dw' B' Fw' U' L2 Uw2 Rw F2 Lw' Fw' L F Lw2 F2 Uw' Rw' U2 Rw' R F2 B2 U Uw2 Lw' Dw' R2 D2 Uw2 U F' L' R2 U' B R2 U' Uw' Fw Rw L Bw' L B' U R2 Fw F Lw Rw Bw L Fw Dw Uw2 F2 Rw2 Dw2 Rw2 F2
2. 1:52.89 F2 Uw D U2 Fw2 R' D2 Uw2 Lw Bw' D' U Dw Lw Dw2 B' L' Uw2 U Fw' Rw2 Dw' D' U' Uw F2 U R' Bw R2 Fw2 D' B R' Lw' Fw2 U' Lw Uw' Bw Uw' R F' D' R U2 R2 Bw' Dw' Rw2 Dw2 L' Fw2 Dw2 Rw' R' Dw2 Fw2 R2 Rw
3. (1:55.81) Bw Lw2 F Rw2 R Dw' Uw2 Rw2 L' R2 Uw2 B2 D2 Rw' Dw2 Fw' L2 Uw2 Bw' D L2 R2 Uw2 U2 D R2 Lw F2 Fw2 Dw' Bw' Uw' R2 Bw' R F' Lw F Lw' Uw2 U D2 Rw2 Dw' R' Bw Dw Uw' L2 Lw F' Uw Dw2 Lw L' Fw2 L' B U' L'
4. 1:45.47 R2 Fw2 Dw2 Bw' L Bw' Fw B2 Lw L' Rw' U' Dw Fw2 F' Bw2 D' B D' L' F2 Bw' D2 B2 R L' U2 Lw2 Rw' R' Dw' R F2 U Rw2 Lw' Uw' Lw2 D L' Dw F' L' Bw F2 R Bw' Rw Uw' Rw D2 R L' B2 L B' Uw2 Fw Bw' U2
5. (1:45.31) B2 D2 L Fw Lw' L2 Rw F' Dw2 Lw2 F' R L2 Fw' Uw2 Fw' B2 Rw' Dw2 R Uw D' Dw2 U2 Lw' B Dw Lw2 F2 R2 B Fw' Dw' B U' Bw2 Uw' R L D B2 Uw2 B2 D2 Rw2 Uw2 F' R' Dw B' U2 L Lw' Uw2 R' F Lw2 R Fw Lw2
This week's goals: 1. 3BLD Sub 2:20 single and try to get a sub 3:00 Ao5 to practice consistency. 2. Touch up on Sq1 algs and get a sub 26 Ao5.

3BLD: Not successful. Did a lot of practice but Idk, just had more inconsistent solves.

Square-1: Success. 23.89 Ao5 (PB by ~5 seconds!) also PB single of 16.38.


Generated By csTimer on 2020-06-29
avg of 5: 23.89
Time List:
1. 23.74 (4,3)/ (2,-4)/ (-3,0)/ (-3,0)/ (-2,-2)/ (5,-3)/ (0,-3)/ (0,-1)/ (0,-4)/ (-2,0)/ (3,-4)/ (-4,0)
2. 21.34 (4,0)/ (-1,5)/ (3,0)/ (4,-5)/ (6,0)/ (0,-3)/ (-1,0)/ (0,-3)/ (0,-1)/ (0,-4)/ (0,-5)/ (0,-4)/ (6,-2)
3. (29.06) (-5,0)/ (0,3)/ (5,2)/ (0,-3)/ (-2,-5)/ (6,-3)/ (2,0)/ (3,0)/ (3,0)/ (-2,0)/ (4,0)/ (-1,0)/ (2,0)/ (6,0)
4. (21.00) (-2,3)/ (5,-1)/ (0,-3)/ (-3,-3)/ (-2,-5)/ (5,0)/ (-3,0)/ (0,-3)/ (-4,0)/ (4,0)/ (-4,-3)/
5. 26.59 (-2,0)/ (-1,-4)/ (-3,0)/ (1,-2)/ (-3,0)/ (3,-3)/ (-4,0)/ (0,-3)/ (4,-1)/ (4,0)/ (2,0)/ (-2,-2)
Goals:
1.
Skewb sub 6 Ao12, practice first layer 2. Megaminx sub 1:30 Ao5

Progress:
Skewb:
Success. 5.69 Ao12 and 4.23 PB Ao5 Megaminx: Success. 1:29.41 Ao12 and 1:22.84 Ao5!


Generated By csTimer on 2020-07-06
avg of 5: 1:22.84

Time List:
1. (1:36.64) R-- D-- R++ D-- R-- D-- R++ D-- R-- D++ U
R-- D-- R++ D-- R++ D-- R++ D++ R++ D-- U'
R++ D++ R++ D-- R++ D-- R++ D-- R++ D-- U'
R-- D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D-- R++ D-- U'
R-- D++ R-- D-- R-- D++ R-- D-- R++ D++ U
R-- D++ R-- D++ R-- D++ R++ D-- R-- D++ U
R++ D++ R-- D-- R++ D-- R++ D++ R++ D++ U

2. 1:22.62 R-- D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D-- U'
R++ D++ R++ D-- R-- D-- R-- D-- R++ D++ U
R++ D-- R-- D-- R-- D++ R-- D++ R-- D-- U'
R++ D++ R++ D-- R++ D-- R-- D++ R++ D++ U
R-- D-- R-- D++ R++ D-- R-- D-- R-- D++ U
R-- D++ R-- D-- R-- D++ R++ D-- R-- D-- U'
R-- D-- R-- D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ U

3. 1:26.57 R-- D++ R-- D-- R++ D-- R-- D-- R++ D++ U
R-- D-- R++ D-- R++ D++ R-- D++ R++ D-- U'
R++ D-- R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D-- R-- D++ U
R++ D++ R++ D-- R-- D-- R++ D++ R-- D-- U'
R++ D++ R++ D-- R++ D-- R-- D++ R++ D++ U
R++ D-- R-- D-- R-- D-- R-- D-- R-- D++ U
R++ D-- R-- D++ R-- D-- R++ D-- R++ D-- U'

4. 1:19.33 R++ D++ R++ D++ R-- D++ R++ D-- R++ D++ U
R++ D++ R++ D-- R++ D-- R-- D++ R-- D-- U'
R++ D-- R++ D++ R++ D-- R++ D-- R-- D++ U
R++ D++ R-- D++ R++ D++ R-- D-- R++ D-- U'
R++ D-- R++ D-- R++ D++ R-- D-- R-- D++ U
R++ D++ R++ D-- R++ D-- R-- D++ R-- D++ U
R++ D++ R-- D-- R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ U

5. (1:17.70) R++ D-- R-- D-- R++ D++ R-- D++ R-- D++ U
R++ D-- R++ D++ R-- D-- R++ D++ R-- D-- U'
R-- D++ R-- D++ R-- D-- R++ D-- R-- D++ U
R++ D++ R-- D-- R-- D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ U
R++ D-- R-- D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ U
R-- D++ R-- D-- R-- D++ R++ D++ R-- D-- U'
R++ D-- R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D-- R++ D++ U
Goals:
1.
3x3 sub 14.50 Ao5 and drill CMLL
2. 3BLD sub 2:20 single

Progress:
1.
Success 14.07 Ao5
2. Success 2:17.23 single


Generated By csTimer on 2020-07-14
avg of 5: 14.07

Time List:
1. (16.77) R2 F2 L B2 U2 R2 B2 U2 L' F2 U2 R2 D L' B' U F L D' F'
2. 13.67 D F L2 D2 L B U F2 L2 F L2 B L2 D2 L2 F2 R2 B L F
3. (12.21) U2 R2 F' R F' U R2 D F D2 L2 D2 B R2 F B U2 F' R' L2
4. 12.73 U' L' B2 R' F U2 F R F2 L2 U' F2 U B2 U B2 U' L2 D' F'
5. 15.81 L2 D' L2 U2 F2 R2 U2 B2 D F2 U2 R D' B2 L2 F2 L F U B'

Generated By csTimer on 2020-07-14
single: 2:17.23

Time List:
1. 2:17.23=1:29.73+47.50 B D F2 L2 D2 F2 U B2 D B2 F2 U R' F2 R' U F L R2 B2 Rw' Uw2
Goals:
1. Skewb
sub 5 Ao5
2. 3x3 sub 16 Mo10 Ao5s

Progress:
1. Success!
4.15 PB Ao5. Done in CAH 1.3.
2. Nope. Didn't do an Mo10 Ao5.
Goals:
1. Kibiminx
sub 30 Ao12
2. 3BLD sub 2:20 single. Going to try to do a couple solves per day.
3. 3x3 Drill LSE to sub 4 Ao100

Progress:
1. Kibiminx
31.30 best Ao12.
2. 3BLD Nope
3. 3x3 3.99 Ao100. Success.
Goals:
1. Megaminx
Sub 1:25 Ao5
2. 3x3 Sub 15 Ao12

Progress:
1. Megaminx
1:23.41 Ao5 Success!
2. 3x3 Not this time, I was mostly doing untimed solves to work on the basics again but I will keep this goal for next week
Goals:
1. 3x3:
Sub 15 Ao12
2. Kibiminx: Sub 25 Ao5
3. Skewb: Do 200 solves

Progress:
1. 3x3:
14.03 Best Ao12. Success. Next up is sub 14!
2. Kibiminx: Best Ao5 is still 26.17
3. Skewb: 73 solves. oof, I'll do this again next week.
Goals:
1. 3x3:
Sub 14 Ao12
2. Clock: Do 100 solves
3. Skewb: Do 100 solves

Progress:
1. 3x3:
Success. Best Ao12 was 13.85!
2. Clock: 67 solves this week.
3. Skewb: Success. 100 solves
Goals:
1. 3x3
Sub 8.5 mean for only blocks. Work on getting hard SB cases down.
2. Sq1 Sub 25 Ao12 and do at least 100 solves
3. Megaminx Sub 1:20 Ao12

Progress:
1. 3x3
Success. 7.76 mean for my blocks session.
2. Sq1 21.84 Ao12! 45/100 solves last week.
3. Megaminx 1:23.53 best Ao12. I got a 1:19.05 Ao5 but I hit a roadblock at this point so I think I'll focus on efficiency next.
Goals:
3BLD:
I've wanted to do more focused practice for a while so I will be doing a week of 3BLD solving. At least one solve a day. Shooting for sub 2:00 single.
3x3: Sub 14 Ao12
2x2: Finish cll and drill algs. 200 solves on a trainer

Progress:
3BLD:
New PB from two days ago of 1:50.35! Got my first sub 2 minute solves this week. (4/18 sub 2:00)
3x3: 13.93 best Ao12.
2x2: 250/200 CLL algs drilled.
--------------------------------


Generated By csTimer on 2020-08-29
3BLD single: 1:50.35

Time List:
1. 1:50.35=58.63+51.71 B2 L2 D2 R2 F U2 B U2 L2 U2 L2 F' U F D2 R2 F2 R' D2 B' Rw Uw

Generated By csTimer on 2020-08-31
3x3 avg of 12: 13.93

Time List:
1. 14.10 U' F2 U2 R2 U' D2 F' L' B2 U2 B' U2 F' R2 B' U2 B' L2 U2 B2
2. 13.31 L2 D2 B2 L' D2 F2 D2 B2 R F2 U2 B' F' U' R B' L2 U' L' R
3. 11.37 U' B L U' D2 B U D' R L2 D B2 D' F2 B2 D R2 U2 F2 L2
4. 15.03 R U2 F2 L' U D' B2 L' U2 B L2 B2 L2 U2 F D2 B' R2 F'
5. 16.33 R2 U' F' R2 D2 L2 D2 F L2 B' U2 B2 L2 D' L D2 L' R2 B2 D2
6. 14.45 D L2 U2 B2 D B2 D' R2 U' F2 R2 U2 R U' L' R' D2 F' R B'
7. (16.48) D L2 F L2 B' L2 B2 D2 B2 U2 F2 R U' B' L2 B' D B' U'
8. 12.60 F' L' B' L2 B L2 D2 F' U2 B D2 B' L2 U2 L' U' B2 U F L F'
9. 12.75 B L' D B2 D' L2 B2 D' R2 U L2 F2 U2 B D' R2 B F2 U R'
10. 16.13 R' U' L2 F2 R2 F L2 U2 B' D2 L2 F' L2 F R' B2 F U' F' D F'
11. (10.62) L2 D B2 L2 U L2 U' R2 U' L2 F2 U R D2 B L2 R D B2 D R'
12. 13.20 B2 U L2 U2 L2 F2 L2 U' L2 D F U' B' L' F' U2 L2 F' L
Goals:
Megaminx:
Focus on efficiency this week + practice F2L until sub 25.
2x2: Practice efficiency for layers + do 200 solves.
3BLD: Do 20 solves. Aiming for sub 1:50.

Progress:
Megaminx:
I did ~50 untimed solves and 30 F2L only solves. Still need to practice F2L until I'm consistently sub 25.
2x2: 200/200 solves. I still have plenty of room to improve layer efficiency by watching example solves and I need to work on getting inspection consistently under 15 seconds
3BLD: I'll work on the same goal this week. I only did a couple solves last week.
Goals:
3BLD:
20 solves. Aiming for sub 1:50
3x3: Going to start a three week plan to focus mainly on 3x3, starting with efficiency this week + Do 100 FB solves.
Megaminx: Keep doing untimed solves and do some focused practice.

Progress:
3BLD:
Didn't do many solves so I will do this goal again.
3x3: More than 100/100 FB only solves. I did plenty of untimed solves while using the FB solver tool on csTimer and hopefully decreased move count.
Megaminx: I wasn't timing many solves (I did 25+ untimed) and I still need to work on F2l.
Goals:
3BLD:
20 solves. Aiming for sub 1:50
3x3: 50 slow turning solves + sub 13 Ao5
Megaminx: Sub 25 Ao5 for F2L only + sub 1:20 Ao5
 
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Honestly there should be a sub-forum or something else for personal progress threads because there are so many...
@pjk we need a quest sub forum and ability to filter what sub forums you want to see, quick!
We don't need a sub forum for personal progress/quest threads.
Instead of doing a step in the completely wrong direction we should actually go further and get rid of all of those unoriginal and lame progress/quest threads with unambitious/slow goals nobody cares about which were only created to have one and because it is "in" on the forums nowadays.
 

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We don't need a sub forum for personal progress/quest threads.
Instead of doing a step in the completely wrong direction we should actually go further and get rid of all of those unoriginal and lame progress/quest threads with unambitious/slow goals nobody cares about which were only created to have one and because it is "in" on the forums nowadays.
I see your point in that people might just make one because everyone else is doing it/just to have one, but I would have to disagree on one thing. Yes, it might be boring for other people but that’s not the point. Personal progress threads are made for the creator of the thread, not necessarily for other people. So it would be a good point to say that it doesn’t contribute to the forums much, which is why we could put all of them in a sub-forum that nobody even has to see.
 

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I see your point in that people might just make one because everyone else is doing it/just to have one, but I would have to disagree on one thing. Yes, it might be boring for other people but that’s not the point. Personal progress threads are made for the creator of the thread, not necessarily for other people. So it would be a good point to say that it doesn’t contribute to the forums much, which is why we could put all of them in a sub-forum that nobody even has to see.
And if you don’t like them you can choose to not see them if this was implemented. Regardless, I do feel there are a certain few progress threads that I feel are rip offs, or not inventive at all.
 

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Got 5x5 PB Ao5 and single! (Updated OG post) I was kind of at a roadblock in my progress and what helped me get past that was to (1) watch some example solves (2) do a ton of untimed solves and work on steps separately. It usually happens like this to me (especially on big cubes) where I improve a ton in a short amount of time. So I would suggest learning new stuff and getting rid of bad habits if you hit a wall in your improvement.
 

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Updated. More 5x5 PBs this week including a 1:34.25 single, which was part of my [email protected] 1.1 avg! As an update on 3x3, I have a couple more CMLLs to learn and probably at least a week or two to get everything in my muscle memory. My 3bld progress has stagnated a little and I don't know what to work on next other than doing more solves to be more consistent (sub 3:00). I use M2/OP and my bld splits are ~1:35 for memo and ~1:15 for execution on an average solve. If anyone has an idea as to what I should work on next, I would appreciate it if you let me know.
 

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We don't need a sub forum for personal progress/quest threads.
Instead of doing a step in the completely wrong direction we should actually go further and get rid of all of those unoriginal and lame progress/quest threads with unambitious/slow goals nobody cares about which were only created to have one and because it is "in" on the forums nowadays.
I kind of agree with this. Some goals don't really add anything to the forum. There are plenty of ways that you could keep track of goals besides cluttering a forum. That being said, I am all for making a sub forum focused on cubing goals because it would keep the forum from being a mess and it would give a place for people to post their individual goals as well as looking at other's progress.
 

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Three megaminx PB singles today (almost back to back.) 1:22.62, 1:19.33, 1:17.70. Practiced just F2L for a couple sessions and it was totally worth it. I can now plan first pair in inspection which is very important.

I also practiced skewb a lot using this practice technique, it helped me improve first layer efficiency a ton so I felt like sharing it:
 

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Alright this is a semi-major update about where I'm at with my events/improvement. First off, I have been updating the OG post regularly but not bumping the thread each week because I don't think it's necessary (at least for me). The current week is week 9 and I've made decent progress in most of my events.

Clock! I got the ShengShou recently and my goal is sub 14 global average and a sub 10 Ao5. (by the end of the year) The rest of this month I will be doing mostly clock and we'll see how much I can progress. Along with clock as a new event I'm thinking about getting into OH sometime soon when I have a better 3x3 foundation or avg ~13-14. Any other opinions on when to start?

An update on 5x5/4x4: I won't be focusing on these events as much because I don't see myself being able to get even semi-fast. (My cfop times are not reliable at all (13-20)) Don't know if that reasoning makes sense but I'd rather focus more time on the events that I enjoy more. I'm honestly not very interested in these events. I'll be doing these for fun (Even though all events are fun imo) of course but probably just not trying to actively improve.

Finally, my goals for this week:
1. 3x3:
Sub 14 Ao12
2. Clock: Do at least 100 solves
3. Skewb: Do at least 100 solves and sub 5 Ao12
 

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Alright this is a semi-major update about where I'm at with my events/improvement. First off, I have been updating the OG post regularly but not bumping the thread each week because I don't think it's necessary (at least for me). The current week is week 9 and I've made decent progress in most of my events.

Clock! I got the ShengShou recently and my goal is sub 14 global average and a sub 10 Ao5. (by the end of the year) The rest of this month I will be doing mostly clock and we'll see how much I can progress. Along with clock as a new event I'm thinking about getting into OH sometime soon when I have a better 3x3 foundation or avg ~13-14. Any other opinions on when to start?

An update on 5x5/4x4: I won't be focusing on these events as much because I don't see myself being able to get even semi-fast. (My cfop times are not reliable at all (13-20)) Don't know if that reasoning makes sense but I'd rather focus more time on the events that I enjoy more. I'm honestly not very interested in these events. I'll be doing these for fun (Even though all events are fun imo) of course but probably just not trying to actively improve.

Finally, my goals for this week:
1. 3x3:
Sub 14 Ao12
2. Clock: Do at least 100 solves
3. Skewb: Do at least 100 solves and sub 5 Ao12
Imo you should bump the thread because I want to see your progress, but it's gets covered by the other posts.
Sort of like @Nmile7300
He bumps his thread saying week 8 is out, and I can see it because it is at the top. Also, if you're watching the thread, it doesn't give a notif.
 

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Updated goals for 5x5/4x4 and added clock goals.

Progress for last week:
1. 3x3: Sub 14 Ao12 | Best Ao12 was 13.85! Also got a nice 10.94 single.
2. Clock: Do 100 solves | 67 solves this week.
3. Skewb: Do 100 solves | Exactly 100 solves.

Goals for next week:
1. 3x3: Sub 8.5 mean for only blocks + work on getting SB cases down.
2. Sq1: Sub 25 Ao12 + do at least 100 solves
3. Megaminx: Sub 1:20 Ao12
 

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Updated goals for 5x5/4x4 and added clock goals.

Progress for last week:
1. 3x3: Sub 14 Ao12 | Best Ao12 was 13.85! Also got a nice 10.94 single.
2. Clock: Do 100 solves | 67 solves this week.
3. Skewb: Do 100 solves | Exactly 100 solves.

Goals for next week:
1. 3x3: Sub 8.5 mean for only blocks + work on getting SB cases down.
2. Sq1: Sub 25 Ao12 + do at least 100 solves
3. Megaminx: Sub 1:20 Ao12
when did you learn full cmll?
 
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