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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.
 

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
 
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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

feliks has a video about this method
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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!
 

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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'
 

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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)
 

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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
 

tungsten

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i almost got my first sub-30 mo20 :-(

single
best: 25.63
worst: 34.68

mean of 3
current: 29.83 (σ = 4.56)
best: 28.53 (σ = 1.95)

avg of 5
current: 30.78 (σ = 2.18)
best: 28.63 (σ = 1.61)

avg of 12
current: 30.39 (σ = 2.04)
best: 29.67 (σ = 2.07)

Average: 30.20 (σ = 2.31)
Mean: 30.19

Time List:
1. 30.55 U' L D2 B D' F' U2 B U B2 U2 L' F2 L' U2 F2 B2 R2 B2 U2 R
2. 32.86 L D R' B2 L' F' L B2 D2 R2 F2 D' B2 U B2 R2 F2 B2 D' R'
3. 26.22 F' U F L D2 F2 B D B2 D' R2 D2 B2 R2 U B2 U' B' L2
4. 30.21 L2 B2 L2 B2 U L2 D' R2 U2 L2 U L B' F2 U R D R' B2 U L2
5. 30.30 R U' R' D2 F2 L B' U L' F R2 B' L2 U2 B' L2 D2 F B2 U2
6. 33.98 R2 U' F2 L2 U2 B2 L2 D U2 L2 U' F R B U2 F R' U' L2 U
7. 29.12 B U2 F' L F' B D F R B2 U' D R2 D' L2 D' R2 B2 D F2
8. 26.35 R' B R2 U L2 F2 D' R2 B2 U2 R2 U2 B' R' D L' B F' L R2
9. 30.12 D' L' U2 R' F2 L' D2 U2 R' B2 R F2 U2 D' F L B' R' F2 U B
10. 30.48 B2 U R D2 L B' U D2 R F2 B2 L F2 L' D2 F2 R' F2 R F D2
11. 33.57 F L2 F U2 R2 U2 B2 L2 B F2 U2 R U' B F2 D2 R' D R B U
12. 28.78 U' F' D' R2 U' F2 U' B2 U L2 U R2 F L2 R' F' R2 F' D' R'
13. 30.07 B R2 U' L2 R2 D2 F2 U' R2 D' B' R D' B L' R F2 U'
14. 31.74 L' U' L2 U2 R2 B' R2 F U2 B' L2 R2 F' R' U F R2 D' L U2
15. 26.82 R' U' F2 D2 U2 B' R2 F U2 B2 L2 U2 L2 B' R B R' U' F D2 L2
16. 29.91 U' D B' U' F D2 L U2 R' U2 B2 D F2 R2 U R2 L2 U2 D' R2 U
17. 33.26 R L2 B2 D L2 U R2 D2 L2 D F2 D' U2 B' L' R2 F' L2 F2 R U'
18. 25.63 F2 R D2 F2 L' B2 L' U2 L' B2 R B' L' F U B' L' R U F2
19. 29.17 U F2 U2 R2 U' L2 U2 F2 L2 F2 D L2 R D' F' D B2 U' R2 F' L2
20. 34.68 D2 F' L U' D2 L' U' F' U2 B2 U2 D L2 F2 D F2 L2 F2 L2 U'
 

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again, no sub-30 ao20, but I feel like I have improved since I started, so thats cool

solves/total: 28/30

single
best: 24.72
worst: 36.86

mean of 3
current: 30.60 (σ = 5.44)
best: 27.27 (σ = 2.21)

avg of 5
current: 30.25 (σ = 4.84)
best: 28.28 (σ = 0.48)

avg of 12
current: 31.69 (σ = 3.85)
best: 29.66 (σ = 1.68)

Average: 30.79 (σ = 3.03)
Mean: 30.43
 
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