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The limits of speedcubing

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Imagine that WCA keeps operating eternally. Do you think that there would be a point where no more WR would be broken, and people would just compete for big titles?
I don't think we have to wait that long. I think, once, if ever, we hit sub-3, records will cease to be broken. Although, you never know!
 
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If the WCA operates forever, I think that there would be longer and longer between the records. The focus would probably shift to titles and such, but I doubt we'd ever get to a point where the records can't be at least tied. Lets say that a competitor gets an insanely lucky solve that is sub 20 moves. Eventually, another competitor is bound to get another insanely lucky solve sub 20 moves, but they might have like 0.1 more tps and edge it out slightly. There could also potentially be people who only practice 3x3 single and recognizing good cases. If somebody spent all of their effort on that, they would eventually be able to get insane times.
 
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Most records for any sport get beaten over time, even for extremely competitive ones such as track and field.


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You see after 100 years people are still beating records, but the last record was set in 2009. It also shows how insane Usain Bolt was (every person on this chart was a generational talent)


Hicham El Guerrouj beat the 1500 record with sheer determination in 1998 and remarkably hasn't been beaten yet

 

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I think sub-2 is the limit for 3x3 singles, and even then, that's absolutely ridiculous.
Fahmi Aulia Rachman's 2.36 single was 25 moves. This was a 10.59 average tps solve.
A 20 move scramble with that tps would get a time of around 1.88 seconds. It would probably be a little bit more because of pick up time, so maybe 1.9x but it would still be sub-2.
 
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I think sub-2 is the limit for 3x3 singles, and even then, that's absolutely ridiculous.
Fahmi Aulia Rachman's 2.36 single was 25 moves. This was a 10.59 average tps solve.
A 20 move scramble with that tps would get a time of around 1.88 seconds. It would probably be a little bit more because of pick up time, so maybe 1.9x but it would still be sub-2.
When did Fahmi get a 2.36?
 
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