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Time To Start Again, 3x3 Sub 20, 2x2 Sub 10, and getting half decent at 4x4

Tecknet

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I know I have another progression thread, but it didn't work out for me. Didn't really post much and I was running low on motivation to cube. So basically I took a whole month break from cubing properly, and now I'm back! The break actually helped quite a bit, I got rid of the habit of doing U3's in F2L and PLL recognition, even though if that means I forgot some algorithms. I managed to reduce my average by around 3-5 seconds, either with the help of a new cube(It was a gift) or the break. anyway I hope to become Sub-20 3x3, Sub-10 2x2(Yes I'm that bad) and get half decent at 4x4. This time I am keeping a strict rule of posting an Ao12 at least once every three days and 2x2 progress once every week at least. And yeah that's pretty much it. By the way, if there is anyway to delete a thread please let me know. Thank You!
 

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Ao12, oh yeah, definitely did not forget about that...
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All pretty good solves for me, except that 27.64 which just locked up too much and I messed up cross.
Nothing intersting, I did learn 3 more algs, Na - Perm and the V Perm as well as another R-Perm because the one I used was terrible. That's pretty much it, I am trying to finish off full PLL before then end of the month, then I'll probably focus on another event or something.

Edit - I completly forgot to actually calculate the Ao12 so I won't because I honestly can't be bothered right now.
 
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I know I have another progression thread, but it didn't work out for me. Didn't really post much and I was running low on motivation to cube. So basically I took a whole month break from cubing properly, and now I'm back! The break actually helped quite a bit, I got rid of the habit of doing U3's in F2L and PLL recognition, even though if that means I forgot some algorithms. I managed to reduce my average by around 3-5 seconds, either with the help of a new cube(It was a gift) or the break. anyway I hope to become Sub-20 3x3, Sub-10 2x2(Yes I'm that bad) and get half decent at 4x4. This time I am keeping a strict rule of posting an Ao12 at least once every three days and 2x2 progress once every week at least. And yeah that's pretty much it. By the way, if there is anyway to delete a thread please let me know. Thank You!
Good Luck On Sub 20!
 

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No time for another Ao12, but since school just finished, I'll probably upload progress way more often.
Will porbably post an Ao12 later tonight. Progress wise, I got faster at F2L (F2l slowed down after the break), I worked on recognition and AUF, and will finish off full PLL in another week or two. Oh and I got a new PB of 15.98 (literally two solves before that I got 16.99 but I +2 it). For future me,
my current Ao50 is 24.50 and Ao12 is 23.14.
 

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A week in and I'm already slacking in the Ao12 department, that was mainly life though. I was out for like 2 day basically non - stop and got my covid vaccine and had a fever and dead arm for like 2 days. In that time I did manage to knock out quite a few PLL algs (I'm slow at learning algorithms, in the sense that I can't be asked). Now that I've only got the G-perms left which I've figured out recongnition for, I'll probably focus on that and making by Nb - Perm faster. After I grind that out for a while, I might be sub - 20? With a question mark, I don't know if thats gonna be enough so I'm choosing between Advanced F2L or grinding cross even more (my cross is 3 seconds with 2 planned out in inspection). I probably won't do Ao12's for a while, or maybe I will, idk.
 

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A week in and I'm already slacking in the Ao12 department, that was mainly life though. I was out for like 2 day basically non - stop and got my covid vaccine and had a fever and dead arm for like 2 days. In that time I did manage to knock out quite a few PLL algs (I'm slow at learning algorithms, in the sense that I can't be asked). Now that I've only got the G-perms left which I've figured out recongnition for, I'll probably focus on that and making by Nb - Perm faster. After I grind that out for a while, I might be sub - 20? With a question mark, I don't know if thats gonna be enough so I'm choosing between Advanced F2L or grinding cross even more (my cross is 3 seconds with 2 planned out in inspection). I probably won't do Ao12's for a while, or maybe I will, idk.
You don't have to post an ao12 everyday if you can't keep up with it, do things at your own pace. I think i's better to grind F2L than cross since F2L takes a up a higher percentage of the cross. Doesn't mean you shouldn't improve your cross tho, just prioritize F2L improvement.
 

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Ao5 cuz i'm lazy, decent for me, the 24, 25 and 29 are all g-perms. Now those the only algs left to learn they show up more often, of course.
Started re-learning ortega pbll algs, those go way faster that full pll. Sub - 20 3x3 by the end of the month?? Probably not, but you never know.
Completly forgot to calculate it again. After some primary school maths, 25.16. Ehh could be better. but it was an Ao5 so...
 
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You don't have to post an ao12 everyday if you can't keep up with it, do things at your own pace. I think i's better to grind F2L than cross since F2L takes a up a higher percentage of the cross. Doesn't mean you shouldn't improve your cross tho, just prioritize F2L improvement.
Thanks for the advice! I'll probably compromise the Ao12 for an Ao5 or just do one when I'm feeling like it. I'll definitely take you up on the F2L advice as well because my F2L needs work, and I find it more fun than cross.
 

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Ao12: 23.55
Meh
I'm really lazy when it comes to cubing, I should start learning ortega, but mehhhh. God I'm so bored.
I'll go learn ortega, if you don't see me tommorow, you know what happened..

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Ay Caramba! Donde Esta La Bibliotecha? - Technoblade
 

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On vacation lol, probably no proper cubing for another like week ish. Ehh maybe I'll get rid of bad habits again lol. I did do quite a few hours of cubing on the plane but I couldn't save any of them because I did it on a stackmat. I would say I averaged around 25 secs with cold fingers. I'll probably be back in a week or so.(Bruh I just realised its been 2 weeks since I last posted lol.)
 
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