# Timona's Road to NR // Learning ZZ

## Random Poll

• ### Cross + F2L + OLLCP + ELL

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#### Garf

##### Member
Double post, but the Yuhu finally came! Haven't done any solves yet, but OOTB it turns great. I thought the weird grooves wear bigger but thank God they're not. I'm not gonna switch the Grey and black pieces yet tho, I'll leave it for when I'm really bored.

Now, time to finally be faster than @Garf
Bet.
Might as well rename it "Racing to be faster than Garf/Anthony T"

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#### Timona

##### Member
I am beaming so hard rn

Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-08-03
single: 59.05

Time List:
41. 59.05[HELL YEAH!] @2022-08-03 21:42:11

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#### gsingh

##### Member
I am beaming so hard rn

Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-08-03
single: 59.05

Time List:
41. 59.05[HELL YEAH!] @2022-08-03 21:42:11
megaminx?

#### Timona

##### Member
I've done 50 solves on the Yuhu so I can get used to the feel of it, I'm absolutely loving it. I basically broke all my PBs, which is mad for sure. I still have a lot to work on before sub-1 tho, majorly - lookahead, efficiency and last layer. I'm gonna swap out the Grey pieces for the Black tonight, since it would probably look cooler and help my LL a little.
Minor goal for now, sub-1:10.

Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-08-03 (solving from 2022-08-03 16:31:05 to 2022-08-03 22:07:25)
solves/total: 50/50

single
best: 59.05
worst: 1:28.82

mean of 3
current: 1:14.99 (σ = 6.92)
best: 1:09.38 (σ = 6.95)

avg of 5
current: 1:16.05 (σ = 1.45)
best: 1:10.70 (σ = 1.12)

avg of 12
current: 1:14.90 (σ = 2.90)
best: 1:12.01 (σ = 1.98)

avg of 25
current: 1:13.64 (σ = 2.88)
best: 1:13.39 (σ = 3.16)

avg of 50
current: 1:13.92 (σ = 2.88)
best: 1:13.92 (σ = 2.88)

Average: 1:13.92 (σ = 2.88)
Mean: 1:13.87

Time List:
1. 1:14.62 @2022-08-03 16:31:05
2. 1:14.22 @2022-08-03 16:33:06
3. 1:13.69 @2022-08-03 16:35:42
4. 1:13.27 @2022-08-03 16:37:52
5. 1:17.10 @2022-08-03 16:40:00
6. 1:15.38 @2022-08-03 16:42:03
7. 1:09.57 @2022-08-03 16:44:10
8. 1:11.81 @2022-08-03 16:46:08
9. 1:11.89 @2022-08-03 16:48:05
10. 1:08.48 @2022-08-03 16:50:26
11. 1:10.72 @2022-08-03 16:56:04
12. 1:14.04 @2022-08-03 16:58:06
13. 1:18.59 @2022-08-03 17:02:35
14. 1:23.32 @2022-08-03 17:04:47
15. 1:13.62 @2022-08-03 17:07:19
16. 1:11.91 @2022-08-03 17:09:18
17. 1:13.69 @2022-08-03 17:11:14
18. 1:12.68 @2022-08-03 17:55:42
19. 1:19.99 @2022-08-03 17:57:43
20. 1:15.09 @2022-08-03 17:59:57
21. 1:14.42 @2022-08-03 18:02:08
22. 1:16.96 @2022-08-03 18:04:12
23. 1:19.70 @2022-08-03 18:06:17
24. 1:05.09 @2022-08-03 18:08:25
25. 1:14.54 @2022-08-03 18:10:58
26. 1:16.33 @2022-08-03 18:13:05
27. 1:28.82 @2022-08-03 18:16:54
28. 1:02.72[Come on bruh] @2022-08-03 18:19:10
29. 1:16.58 @2022-08-03 18:21:01
30. 1:08.83 @2022-08-03 18:25:27
31. 1:12.32 @2022-08-03 18:32:44
32. 1:11.17 @2022-08-03 18:35:13
33. 1:11.24 @2022-08-03 18:37:41
34. 1:14.07 @2022-08-03 18:42:12
35. 1:11.83 @2022-08-03 18:50:26
36. 1:13.64 @2022-08-03 18:55:55
I went out to go do something...
37. 1:11.61 @2022-08-03 21:33:57
38. 1:09.88 @2022-08-03 21:35:55
39. 1:18.46 @2022-08-03 21:37:59
40. 1:15.47 @2022-08-03 21:40:13
41. 59.05[HELL YEAH!] @2022-08-03 21:42:11
42. 1:16.45 @2022-08-03 21:46:50
43. 1:15.82 @2022-08-03 21:48:53
44. 1:14.06 @2022-08-03 21:51:27
45. 1:12.34 @2022-08-03 21:53:29
46. 1:17.47 @2022-08-03 21:55:26
47. 1:16.10 @2022-08-03 21:57:40
48. 1:22.10 @2022-08-03 21:59:38
49. 1:08.28 @2022-08-03 22:05:25
50. 1:14.58 @2022-08-03 22:07:25

Now, back to the Skewb grind.

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#### AidenCubes

##### Member
i think ill start mega

#### Timona

##### Member
Bruh, another one

Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-08-04
single: 59.40

Time List:
791. 59.40[lol wut] @2022-08-04 07:47:26

#### Timona

##### Member
The 2.71 is PB2.
Day 4

Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-08-04
avg of 25: 8.20

Time List:
1. 8.08 R B' R' U R' B L R'
2. 8.39 B' L' U L B L' B' L' U
3. 10.32 B' U' B U' R' L U B'
4. 9.02 R U L' R U B L' U
5. (6.18) B' L B U B' L' B R' L
6. 7.02 U' R' B' L U R B' L' U
7. (11.21) B R B' R' L R' B' L
8. 8.73 L' B' L R L R' B' U L
9. 8.22 L' B' L' U R U B' R' U'
10. (10.91) U L' B' U' L R' U' R'
11. 7.86 U' L B U' B U L B
12. 8.02 U B R L' R B' R' L' U
13. 8.07 U' B R B L B' U R
14. 8.59 R U R' L R' B R' B U'
15. 9.68 B' R L B' U B' R' U' R'
16. 9.15 L' R L' B L' B U L'
17. 6.91 L U B R' B' U R' U
18. 7.74 B' U' L' B U' L' R L
19. (2.71) L' B L' B' U' R' B R' L'
20. 8.66 U L' U' B U' L U' R' U
21. 7.00 U' R' L B U R U L' R
22. 8.53 B' L' R L' R L' B' U'
23. 8.20 U R' L B' L R' U' R'
24. 7.50 R' U' B R' L' U R' L'
25. 6.54 R' U R' U' L' R L' U'

I'm gonna stop here though, I wanna practice Megaminx instead. I'll continue practicing Skewb and when I start averaging sub-7 or so, I'll learn Sarah's Advanced.

#### DynaXT

##### Member
The scramble for the 2.71's really nice, first solve that wasn't +2 was 1.88.

#### Timona

##### Member
Megaminx PB

Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-08-04 (solving from 2022-08-04 21:13:03 to 2022-08-04 21:49:38)
avg of 5: 1:08.42

Time List:
808. 1:04.23[I SPENT LIKE 5 SECONDS ON RECOGNITION WTF] @2022-08-04 21:13:03
809. 1:07.02 @2022-08-04 21:43:39
810. 1:08.27 @2022-08-04 21:45:34
811. 1:09.97 @2022-08-04 21:47:34
812. 1:16.94[Forgot CPLL] @2022-08-04 21:49:38

#### Timona

##### Member
I'm gonna lay off the timing for now and focus on slow solving to improve efficiency, especially in Star and F2L.
From what I understand, to be sub-1:10, Star and F2L should be around 23 seconds, mine is currently 30 seconds, so I really have to work on that. S2L seems fine-ish to me, I'll still try to improve efficiency tho.

This isn't PB or anything, just a really nice session.
Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-08-05 (solving from 2022-08-05 20:24:57 to 2022-08-05 20:58:14)
avg of 12: 1:11.49

Time List:
1. 1:09.12 @2022-08-05 20:24:57
2. 1:10.73 @2022-08-05 20:27:25
3. 1:14.88 @2022-08-05 20:34:11
4. (1:02.42[breh]) @2022-08-05 20:36:17
5. 1:15.58 @2022-08-05 20:38:24
6. 1:10.12 @2022-08-05 20:40:36
7. 1:14.19 @2022-08-05 20:42:40
8. 1:12.52 @2022-08-05 20:44:43
9. 1:12.39 @2022-08-05 20:46:42
10. (1:20.44) @2022-08-05 20:48:45
11. 1:08.83 @2022-08-05 20:51:00
12. 1:06.50 @2022-08-05 20:58:14

#### Garf

##### Member
I'm gonna lay off the timing for now and focus on slow solving to improve efficiency, especially in Star and F2L.
From what I understand, to be sub-1:10, Star and F2L should be around 23 seconds, mine is currently 30 seconds, so I really have to work on that. S2L seems fine-ish to me, I'll still try to improve efficiency tho.

This isn't PB or anything, just a really nice session.
Also focus on LL and s2l lookahead. It is important NOT TO PAUSE during LL, especially during EP. (Other parts, too. But mostly EP)
Make sure to track some edges during CO so that you can easily know what the EP is when you get it.

#### Timona

##### Member
2x2 PB lol

Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-08-05
avg of 5: 2.702

Time List:
1. (3.272) F' U R F U2 R U2 F2 U'

x y' R2 U R2' // Layer
R' U' R U' R' U2 R // OLL
R U R' F' R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R' U' // PLL

2. (1.116) F2 U2 R' F' R F' R' U2 R'

I knew how to skip OLL with the LS case cus of WV but it also gave me PLL skip lol
x' R U' R' U R U2' R' U2' // Solve

3. 2.306 R2 F2 R F' U' R U2 F' R'

x' R' U2 R U R' // Layer
F R U R' U' F' U2 // CLL

4. 2.557 U2 R' F' U' F R' U F' R

R U' R' U' L' U' L // Layer
F R U R' U' F' U // CLL

5. 3.242 R U2 R' F R' U F R' U F'

y' R F2 R U' R' // Layer
R U R' F' R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R' U' // PLL

#### NigelTheCuber

##### Member
The 2.71 is PB2.

I'm gonna stop here though, I wanna practice Megaminx instead. I'll continue practicing Skewb and when I start averaging sub-7 or so, I'll learn Sarah's Advanced.
*sub 5

you dont need advanced that soon bro

#### Timona

##### Member
Generated By csTimer+ on 2022-08-07
avg of 5: 11.37

Time List:
1. 10.49 B2 D L2 R2 U' R2 D B2 D' F2 U2 F' L2 U2 L D' F2 U' F' R' U
2. (15.46) R U2 R F2 R2 U L2 R2 U2 F2 U B2 R D L' B R2 F' R2
3. (10.20) F2 D L' U' R' F' R' L2 F U2 D2 R2 F' D2 R2 B L' D'
4. 11.70 U2 F L D' L' U' R' D2 F U2 D2 R2 F2 B' D2 F' L2 D2 U' L2
5. 11.92 R2 B2 L D2 R U2 B2 L' B2 R D2 F U L' B2 D B2 R U2 B2 L2

#### Timona

##### Member
Found an ao12 I did from before I became active on the forums. I was still using redux for 4x4 and a month later after, I switched to Yau, I was averaging around 1 minute. 6 months after learning 4x4 and I'm averaging around 45.