# Tungsten's 3x3 Progression

#### tungsten

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Ahoy,

I want to be sub-20, and I am currently averaging ~35 seconds per solve.
My P.B. is 23.84, but that was a really lucky solve with PLL skip
I'm planning on doing cross & F2L practice, as those are my problem areas.

#### Filipe Teixeira

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how long have you been cubing?

#### tungsten

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I have known how to solve a rubiks cube with beginner method for about seven years, but I am trying to learn CFOP, and THAT I started about a month and a half ago

#### tungsten

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I decided to practice single F2L-inserts because I'm don't really do optimal algs, so here are my times:

1. 2.25 F2 R2 F2 U F2 R2 F2 U B' R B2 F' U2 B' F R2
2. 4.29 U2 L F2 U2 F2 U2 F2 R' F2 R F L' U' L U2 F U2 L'
3. 2.59 F2 U' F2 L2 R2 D' B2 D R2 L U L F U F
4. 1.12 L U2 L2 U B2 U2 L2 U' L2 U' B2 U' L U2 F R' F' R
5. 2.12 F2 L2 D' B2 U' L2 D2 F2 R' U' R' U' F' U F D'
6. 2.09 U2 R U' B U2 B' R' U2 F L2 F2 U2 F U2 F L2 F' U2
7. 0.76 U L2 U' B2 D L2 R2 B2 U F2 R2 F' U' L U F' L2 F2
8. 1.71 L2 F' R2 F L2 R2 B' F2 R F R' B F' R' F'
9. 2.70 U R U' R' U B2 L2 U L2 U' L2 D L2 D' B2
10. 1.68 L2 B2 U' B2 D L2 D' L2 U L2 R U' R2 F R F2 U F
11. 1.80 R' F L2 R2 B' R2 D2 F D2 F' D R2 B L2 R' F' U
12. 2.36 B2 D' R2 U2 B2 L2 D' B2 F2 U B2 F' U' F D2 L2
13. 3.92 D2 U2 F2 L' B2 L D2 L' R D2 R' U2 B' L B' L F L' F
14. 1.80 F2 R2 L2 B L' D L' U2 F R2 F L2 B2 D2 L2
15. 2.15 D2 F2 U L2 U' L2 F2 D' L2 D2 L' F2 L' D2 R' D' R
16. 2.16 R' F' L2 D2 R2 B' R U2 R2 U L2 D F2 U2 F2 D
17. 2.10 D2 U L2 B2 U2 B L2 D2 U2 F2 R' F2 R F U2 F2 R2
18. 2.56 L' U L2 U' B2 D F2 D' B2 L2 U L' F' L' U' L' U2 F
19. 4.24 R2 B2 U F2 L2 D' L2 F2 U' B U' R2 U R B U' R'
20. 1.84 L U2 R' D2 B2 R2 F2 U2 L2 F2 L' B' U B' U R' U2
21. 2.01 U F2 B D' L' D B' U R2 U' L2 U R2 U' L2 F2 U
22. 3.12 U' F2 L2 F L2 U2 F U2 B' U2 F' U F R U R' U' B
23. 2.28 U F' R' F R2 B' R' F2 R2 B D2 L2 B L2 D2 R2
24. 0.67 U' F2 U R2 D' B2 D R2 F2 U' R2 B' R' B L' R' F2 L'

Also, If anybody has some F2L practicing methods that worked well for them, please post them here

#### Filipe Teixeira

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Also, If anybody has some F2L practicing methods that worked well for them, please post them here
scramble your slots with <RUL> and try to solve. you should be capable of solving without any rotations at all. that helps you find new ways to solve the cases you already now but use rotations and to solve on left and backslots withouth the need of rotation

#### tungsten

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Just practiced <RUL> scrambles w/ no cube rotations (only solving F2L), heres my times:

1. 32.44 R' U R' L2 U2 R2 U L2 U2 L2 R2 U2 R L2 U L2 R' U' R2 U L' U' L' R' U
2. 39.46 R' L U' L U' L2 U R2 U' L2 U L U2 R U' L' R' U2 L2 R2 U2 R L2 U' L2
3. 44.27 R2 L' U' R2 L U2 R' U R2 U L2 U' R L U R2 U L U2 R2 U2 L' U' R L'
4. 27.87 U' L U' R U2 R2 U L U' L' U2 R2 U' L U' R' U' L' U' R2 U L R U R
5. 30.27 U' L2 U R2 U2 L2 U' L R' U' R2 U' R2 L U L2 U' R' U L U2 R' U2 R' U'
6. 38.17 R' L' U R2 U' R U' R' L2 U' L' U2 R2 L U' R' U L U' R U2 L' R' U2 R'
7. 58.66 U L' R U2 L' U R2 U' R2 U R U2 R U L U R U' L R' U2 R L' U L'
8. 46.98 U2 R2 L' U2 L' R U' R2 U R2 L U2 L' U' R2 U L' R2 U' R' U' L U2 R U
9. 51.68 U R2 L' U2 L' U' L2 U2 R U R2 U R2 L2 U L2 R U L U R' U' L' U' L'
10. 48.48 U R' U R U2 L2 U' L' U R' U2 L' U2 R2 U2 L U2 R2 U' L' U L2 U L' U2
11. 40.28 R' L2 U2 L2 R U' L2 R U2 L U2 L' U R U R L U' R2 L2 U2 R U' L2 U2
12. DNF(19.17) U2 L2 U2 L2 U' L' U2 L2 R2 U' R2 L U2 R U' R2 U L U2 R U' R2 L U' R2
13. 58.59 R L' U2 L' R U2 R' U L2 U2 L2 U' R L2 U2 L U2 L2 U' R2 U' R U2 R' U2
14. 43.90 U' L U' L U L U' R2 U' R2 U' L2 U2 R' U' L' U2 L2 U' L U2 R U' R2 L
15. 38.21 R2 L U R' U2 R L U' R' L U' R' U R2 L U2 L R U2 R L2 U L2 R' U'
16. 40.56 L' R' U' R' L' U2 L2 R' U' L R U L R' U R2 L U2 L U' L' R U L' R
17. 40.31 U2 L U2 L U' R U' R' U' R' U2 L' R U R' L2 U' L2 U R2 L U R U L2
18. 44.96 R2 U2 R2 L' U2 R' U L' R U' L U' L2 U' L2 U R2 U2 R' U' R U' L' U' L
19. 27.53 U2 R' L' U2 L' R2 U2 L U2 R L2 U R U' R U' R U2 R' U2 R2 U L2 U2 L'
20. 35.23 U2 L U' L2 U' R2 U2 R U' L R' U R' U' L' R2 U R U2 L R' U' R U' L

I had to think about most of them, but I kind of figured out how to use other empty slots to pair up pieces, but its all still new

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#### tungsten

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<RUL> scrambles for back-insert F2L practice again, heres my times:
1. 37.00 R L U' R2 L' U L' U L2 U2 L U2 L' R U' R U' R L U' L2 R U2 L2 U
2. 30.63 U R U L R2 U2 R' U2 R2 U' L U' L R U2 L R' U' R2 U2 L2 R' U' L2 U'
3. 15.62 L U2 R U2 R U2 R' U' R' L' U' R' U L' U L2 U L R' U R L2 U2 R L'
4. DNF(40.96) U2 L U2 L U2 L2 R' U' R2 L U L U L' R2 U2 L2 R U2 R L2 U R2 U R2
5. 28.76 U' R U' R U' L' U2 R2 U' L2 R U' R2 U' L2 U L' U2 R' U' L U R U' L2
6. 35.75 U L2 U' R' L U2 L' U2 L2 R' U2 R L' U L U' L2 R2 U R2 U L' U' L' U'
7. 45.55 R U' L2 U2 R U2 L' U' R' U L2 U R2 U2 L2 R U2 L' R2 U R' U' R2 U L
8. 21.70 L R2 U' L' U' L U L2 U' R U L' U R U' R U' L2 U2 L2 R2 U R U2 L2
9. 41.80 L' U' L2 R2 U2 R2 U2 L U L R U' L' R2 U' L' U2 R L U2 R2 L U2 R2 U2
10. 24.04 U2 L U2 R L2 U' L R' U L U' R L2 U2 L R' U2 L2 U2 R2 U R' U' R' L2
11. 33.38 U' R' L' U2 L2 U' R' U2 R' U R' U R' U' L R2 U R' L2 U2 L' U L' R2 U
12. 29.93 U' L2 U2 L U' R L U L U L' U' R L' U L2 R' U L' U' L' U2 L' U2 L'
13. 36.42 U L' U2 L2 U' L' U2 R2 U2 R L U' R2 U' L2 R' U R U' L' R2 U R2 U2 L
14. 23.12 U R2 U' R' U R2 L2 U2 R U' R U' R2 U R2 U2 L' R2 U' L2 U' L' U' L U2
15. 36.82 R2 L2 U2 R2 L U' R' U2 R2 U' R' U' R' L2 U' L2 R' U' R U2 L2 U2 R2 U R'

#### tungsten

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Did a little bit of hand-scrambling and solving cross & f2l, here are my times (the scrambles are just output from cstimer, not actually what I solved):
1. 24.44 D2 F D2 F U2 L2 U2 B F2 U2 B' F' L U B' D2 U2 L B' U2
2. 22.38 D2 L2 U2 L2 R2 F' L2 B' L2 R2 B U' L' R2 D F R' B2 D U'
3. 41.73[Bad Cross] U R2 D R2 U2 R2 B2 D2 U F2 L D' B2 D' L2 R B L' D2 B2
4. 25.39 R B' R' D2 B2 D' F2 D F2 R2 B2 U R D' L D2 U2 B' F'
5. 25.32 R' L2 B2 L' D' L B' R' B D2 R2 F2 B R2 F' U2 R2 L2 D2
6. 27.48 U2 D L B D F L' D' L' B2 U F2 L2 D B2 U R2 B2 U2 L2
7. DNF(30.81) D' R2 B2 D B2 D R2 B2 D' L2 F2 B L F U' R F L2 D' B' U
8. 37.72 B' D' R' F D L' B L F L2 B L2 B2 R2 F R2 B U2
9. 25.28 L2 D2 B2 D B2 D' B2 U2 F2 D' R2 B' F' D' L U2 F' L2 U L F'
10. 34.95 D2 R B2 L2 F2 R D2 R B2 F2 D2 R D F' L F2 R' U' B2 F L2
11. 24.57 L2 B2 D2 R' D2 B2 D2 R2 D2 R2 F' U B' R D U F L D2
12. 25.38 U D2 L2 U2 R2 B U2 B' D2 L2 B L2 B2 U' B L' U L' U' B2 L
13. 28.22 R2 F' U' D2 R' D2 B' D2 B2 L2 U R2 U' R2 U' F2 R2 U R' B'
14. 29.99 L' U2 R2 B2 U2 B2 R D2 B2 U2 R' U2 F' U' B F' L' F R2 D' R'
15. 28.63 U R2 F R' F' D2 L2 B U F2 R2 U' L2 D' L2 D' F2 D' R2
16. 29.26 B D' L2 F2 R2 B2 D F2 L2 U2 L2 D B2 L' F2 U' B F' D' F U'
17. 28.92 U' L2 U F2 L2 D' B2 U' B2 L2 F2 L' B' L D' L2 R' D F2 L'
18. 32.60 D' B' R2 D' B2 D R2 U' F2 U F2 U' L2 B2 L B' L' U2 L2 R D
19. 20.51 D B' U L2 F U R U D B2 U2 F2 L2 B2 U' R2 F2 U' B R'
20. 23.84 F R2 D F D F2 R' L2 B' D2 R2 F' R2 B L2 D2 F D2 B2 R U2
21. 28.31 D' L2 B2 U B2 R2 U L2 B2 L2 D' F' R' D B2 L F2 D2 U2 R
22. 30.24 B L2 F L2 D2 B2 L2 R2 B R2 B L B F' R2 D R B2 U L2
23. 31.34 U' R2 U F2 D L2 U L2 R2 F2 R' B R2 B R' D B' D2 L D'
24. 21.80 R U2 L' B2 L F2 R' B2 L2 U2 B2 D F U L B L2 R' D2 B2 U'

I cube rotated more than I should have, probably gonna do some slow f2l practice today and tomorrow, to try and make pairing more face-neutral

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#### tungsten

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short post, just built my first x-cross!!
Scramble: U R2 B2 L F2 R2 U' F R' F2 U L2 U2 R2 U R2 D2 L2 B2 D F2
Time: 36.17

#### tungsten

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did some hand-scrambles after I woke up, my times got better since yesterday! Still very little consistency:
1. 21.65
2. 27.08
3. 22.49
4. 38.95[tried red cross, did not go well]
5. 26.74
6. 30.20
7. 21.80
8. 33.43
9. 13.28[double x-cross]
10. 27.04
11. 25.60
12. 19.46
13. 25.27
14. 32.54
15. 24.65
16. 25.39
17. 31.64
18. 26.94
19. 18.91
20. 22.55

#### nigelthecuber

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did some hand-scrambles after I woke up, my times got better since yesterday! Still very little consistency:
1. 21.65
2. 27.08
3. 22.49
4. 38.95[tried red cross, did not go well]
5. 26.74
6. 30.20
7. 21.80
8. 33.43
9. 13.28[double x-cross]
10. 27.04
11. 25.60
12. 19.46
13. 25.27
14. 32.54
15. 24.65
16. 25.39
17. 31.64
18. 26.94
19. 18.91
20. 22.55
Hand scrambles are usually easier than real scrambles. Try using cstimer scrambles

#### tungsten

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just did a huge session at school:

solves: 51/51
mean: 33.12
best mo3: 24.79
best ao5: 26.45
best ao12: 31.60
single: 23.15 (new P.B.)

#### tungsten

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huge session after I woke up:

solves: 40/40
mean: 35.75
average: 35.60 (σ = 5.11)
best mo3: 27.07
best ao5: 28.94
best ao12: 31.35
single: 22.32 (new P.B.)

#### Multicubing

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Keep up the good work! I recently earned my first sub-20 solve. I can say, learn F2L well. That is what helped tremendously in cutting down my time. Just keep practicing and don't revert to the "easy" beginner's method! You'll get it!

#### tungsten

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I have never heard of consistency
1. 29.63 D' L B2 R2 D' L2 U' R2 U F2 U L2 U' B D2 B' L B F' D2 U
2. 33.13 L2 F2 D2 U L2 D R2 B2 D2 U' R2 L' B F2 D2 U' L2 B U' L D'
3. 33.06 F2 D2 R2 D2 L2 B2 U2 B' D2 F U2 B2 D B R F' D L' D' U F2
4. 23.54 L U2 B D2 L2 F2 D2 R2 B R2 B2 D2 F2 R' U B' F' L2 B2 U B'
5. 23.31 B' U2 R2 B2 F2 D2 U' L2 D F2 L2 B2 U2 B' U R' F2 L U B2 R'
6. 30.76 F' L2 D' U2 B2 D2 F2 R2 B2 F2 D B' R D' B D2 B U2 F R
7. 28.73 F2 L' U2 B2 F2 U2 B2 R' F2 L' D' R B' D L' B' D R' D2
8. 37.17 R2 U2 L2 B2 L' F R F D L2 F' R2 B' D2 F2 U2 R2 F2 L2 F2
9. 25.48 U' F' U B' D R' F L' U2 L2 B2 D2 R F2 U2 L' F2 D2 B
10. 36.00 B' R2 B' L2 U' B2 U2 R2 B2 F2 U' B2 D R D2 U' R2 F2 R
11. 30.21 F2 U' B' D B U R2 U2 B2 D2 L D2 F2 R B2 R' L2 F2 D
12. 35.44 R2 U' F2 D F2 R2 U R2 U F2 L2 D2 B L U' F' R' B L2 R'
13. 37.43 R2 F U2 F2 D' B L U R B2 L' U2 L B2 U2 L B2 R2 F2 B'
14. 28.82 D2 R' U F2 D' F2 U2 R' B' R2 U D2 F2 R2 F2 D' R2 F2 U
15. 38.12 F' B2 U2 L' U2 R F2 R2 U2 R' F2 R U2 B' L' U' R' D' U' F
16. 40.73 U B2 U2 B2 D' L2 R2 D B2 U2 R2 B' L2 F2 U2 R' F' U B' U'

#### Imsoosm

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lol a 17 second difference between your fastest and slowest

#### tungsten

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I have never heard of consistency pt.2
single
best: 21.46 (new P.B.)
worst: 43.96

mean of 3
current: 34.74 (σ = 3.97)
best: 27.04 (σ = 6.27)

avg of 5
current: 33.61 (σ = 2.27)
best: 29.43 (σ = 4.06)

avg of 12
current: 32.88 (σ = 3.66)
best: 31.35 (σ = 4.61)

nice

#### tungsten

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did some solving, idk why but my hands were really jittery and I kept messing up the t-perm during 4lll

Generated By csTimer on 2022-05-07
solves/total: 20/20

single
best: 24.33
worst: 50.60

mean of 3
current: 36.79 (σ = 3.01)
best: 28.88 (σ = 2.32)

avg of 5
current: 36.79 (σ = 3.01)
best: 29.36 (σ = 0.83)

avg of 12
current: 33.12 (σ = 3.95)
best: 32.18 (σ = 3.08)

Average: 33.42 (σ = 4.61)
Mean: 33.82

#### tungsten

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been a little while since I posted here, just did a session of 20

single
best: 26.42
worst: 48.40

mean of 3
current: 32.92 (σ = 8.44)
best: 30.46 (σ = 3.50)

avg of 5
current: 32.11 (σ = 4.87)
best: 32.11 (σ = 4.87)

avg of 12
current: 32.90 (σ = 3.02)
best: 32.90 (σ = 3.02)

Average: 34.61 (σ = 4.78)
Mean: 34.89

Reminder: relearn Jb-perm