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The Crispy Progress Thread [Megaminx + Skewb PBs]

CrispyCubing

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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:
sub 1:35 (Ao5)
4x4: sub 45 (Ao5)
Square-1: sub 20 (Ao5)
Pyraminx: (sub 6)
2x2: (sub 4)

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'
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3. 1:26.57 R-- D++ R-- D-- R++ D-- R-- D-- R++ D++ U
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R++ D++ R++ D-- R++ D-- R-- D++ R++ D++ U
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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'
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5. (1:17.70) R++ D-- R-- D-- R++ D++ R-- D++ R-- D++ U
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Goals: 1. 3x3 sub 14.50 Ao5 and drill CMLL 2. 3BLD sub 2:20 single
 
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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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