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Weekly competition 2009-49

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2x2: (2.50), (5.03), 4.55, 4.23, 4.44 = 4.41

3x3: 13.59, (11.73), 11.77, (13.67), 12.90 = 12.75
Bit mal.

4x4: 59.37, (55.20), 57.56, (1:02.26), 56.00 = 57.64

5x5:

234: 1:13.65

2345: 2:24.33
Wow, so bad.

OH:

Sq-1: 13.51, (9.03), 16.55, 13.53, (16.84) = 14.53
Sub-WR average with 3 parities (parity on the 13.51 and two 16s).
 
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2x2x2: 7.31
7.40, 7.81, (2.07), 6.71, (10.06)
Comment those were amazing times for me.

3x3x3: 22.33
(23.00), 22.56, 21.92, (17.89), 22.52
Comment: Nice single, last one could've been sub-20, anti-sune & a PLL skip.

4x4x4: 1:57.94
(2:04.82), 2:02.05, 1:55.29, (1:47.46), 1:56.47
Comment: Haven't practiced in a while.

5x5x5:

2x2x2 Blindfolded: 56.44
DNF, 56.44, DNF
Comment: Meh

3x3x3 One Handed:
1:00.91, (53.99), 1:01.54, 1:07.34, (1:15.16)
Comment: So close to sub-1.

3x3x3 Fewest Moves: 48
Comment: Getting better every week.

2x2x2+3x3x3+4x4x4 Relay: 2:37.08
Comment: Darn, i wanted Sub-2.5

2x2x2+3x3x3+4x4x4+5x5x5 Relay: 5:27.77
Comment: The 4x4 solve was amazing.
 
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4x4x4_bld: 5:20.86 DNF 6:34.86
comment: Joey's comments to Mike were an inspiration here. I really want to get to the point where I can sub-5 somewhat regularly, and Joey's point to Mike for his BLD goal was just to believe you can. All solves done on my mini Diansheng. Third solve was probably one of my fastest ever memos of the 4x4x4 (didn't look at the time), but because I was rushing I had a recall delay at the end to remember which pieces to pickup cycle to finish. Hoping to start improving my overall average time. Good luck to Mike on his sub-30 memo attempts for 3x3x3!
5x5x5_bld: DNF DNF DNF
comment: For each solve I tried something I haven't done in a while, distraction training. I wore my earplugs, no ear muffs, and turned on both my TV and radio really loud. I also set my alarm for anywhere from 4-6 minutes later than the current time right before I began. This way the alarm would go off somewhere during memo and continue through the end of the solve. I was hoping that the distractions wouldn't affect me as much as they did, I felt during all three solves like it was hard to focus but was still possible. It ended up affecting me more than I expected in that I made a number of small mistakes on each solve without realizing. I did look at the solves again afterward to find my errors, and they were all over the place. Some memo errors, some turn direction errors on difficult cycles, it was just all over the place. :( I'm going to try more distraction practice, because clearly this was quite a lot harder than I was expecting it to be.
 
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5x5x5_bld: DNF DNF DNF
comment: For each solve I tried something I haven't done in a while, distraction training. I wore my earplugs, no ear muffs, and turned on both my TV and radio really loud. I also set my alarm for anywhere from 4-6 minutes later than the current time right before I began. This way the alarm would go off somewhere during memo and continue through the end of the solve. I was hoping that the distractions wouldn't affect me as much as they did, I felt during all three solves like it was hard to focus but was still possible. It ended up affecting me more than I expected in that I made a number of small mistakes on each solve without realizing. I did look at the solves again afterward to find my errors, and they were all over the place. Some memo errors, some turn direction errors on difficult cycles, it was just all over the place. :( I'm going to try more distraction practice, because clearly this was quite a lot harder than I was expecting it to be.
Chris, that really surprises me, because last night I was doing the same thing with 3x3x3 BLD. My wife and I were sitting in the family room, and she was watching TV and occasionally talking to me about the stuff that was on, and I was doing BLD solves, and trying to maintain conversation with her whenever she asked me something. It's not the same as doing big BLD (which is MUCH harder), but I rarely ever do distraction training these days, and I think it's funny that you posted this the day after I did that. By the way I was averaging around 2 minutes, and I only missed one out of 7 or 8 solves, so I was pretty happy with it.

Now that you mention it, I might have to try some big BLD too.

In this particular case, I am quite interested - about how fast were they? I'm curious what the difference is in time for you between a distracted solve and a non-distracted one.
 

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Chris, that really surprises me, because last night I was doing the same thing with 3x3x3 BLD. My wife and I were sitting in the family room, and she was watching TV and occasionally talking to me about the stuff that was on, and I was doing BLD solves, and trying to maintain conversation with her whenever she asked me something. It's not the same as doing big BLD (which is MUCH harder), but I rarely ever do distraction training these days, and I think it's funny that you posted this the day after I did that. By the way I was averaging around 2 minutes, and I only missed one out of 7 or 8 solves, so I was pretty happy with it.
Hey Mike,

That's funny that we both apparently train the same way without realizing! :) I used to do this kind of distraction stuff from time to time, but I got out of the habit for a while. I figured I would try it again and see what happened. I'm glad I did because this was kind of eye opening for me, I was really expecting to see a solved cube on the first two. The last one I discovered a memory error during solving, and tried to see if I could figure it out. I thought I did, but it was still a DNF.

In this particular case, I am quite interested - about how fast were they? I'm curious what the difference is in time for you between a distracted solve and a non-distracted one.
First two DNFs were 16's, the last one was almost 21 minutes. The extra time on the last solve I think came from the fact that I was probably starting to get really sensory overloaded, and also on trying to rework my memorization and see if I could figure out the memory error. I knew I had made an error because I memorized one location twice.

Chris
 

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I'm not that great, but I'm decent for me cubing since May of '09

2x2
(14.69)
13.38
13.09
11.47
(11.22)
=12.65

3x3
35.75
(39.34) I hate N perms
36.16
(33.43)
34.47
=35.46

ONLY 2x2 AND 3x3 RELAY
59.25
 

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4x4x4 BLD: DNF (30:06.48 (18:xx.xx)), DNF, DNF (26:16.65 (18:45.45)) = DNF

Attempt 1
No idea what went wrong this time.
19 centres correct, 7 edges correct and 0 corners correct.

Attempt 2
DNF
I am SOOOOOO ANGRY about this one. It took just under 12 minutes to memorise, by FAR the fastest I've ever memorised a 4x4x4. During my VERY FIRST commutator what happened? I fumbled and dropped the cube. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Attempt 3
Just 2 centres off (ubl and fdr)
 
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First two DNFs were 16's, the last one was almost 21 minutes. The extra time on the last solve I think came from the fact that I was probably starting to get really sensory overloaded, and also on trying to rework my memorization and see if I could figure out the memory error. I knew I had made an error because I memorized one location twice.
Thanks for the info - based on your typical average solves (which based on what you post here, looks like are probably running around 13 to 14 minutes), it sounds like you're affected about the same as me. But I admit I've only tried this a couple of times with big cubes. I may need to try one sometime this weekend if I can.
 

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3x3 BLD
1:48.61, 1:23.98, 1:54.19
Very good for me. 1:23 is my new PB :) The first one should have been faster. I executed one piece wrong so I had to undo it. The last one was average. All 3 successes and sub 2 :)

3x3
12.04, 14.31, 15.16, 13.19, 14.63

3x3 OH
25.68, 27.11, 27.03, 26.34, 26.28
These are my first 5 OH solves after more than 2 weeks :) and its close to my PB :)
 
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One hand:34.83
32.86,31.06 ,32.38,42.17,35.66

3x3:21.01
18.44,19.59,22.11,DNF,23.89

2x2:9.75
9.61,9.77,10.44 ,10.23, 8.72

2x2x2 + 3x3x3 + 4x4x4 Relay: 2:6.66
 

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2x2 - 8.94 9.99 11.80 9.44 13.75 10.41avg Oooh - 2counting sub 10s.
3x3 - 23.50 25.83 26.17 33.86 26.08 26.03avg Botched E-perm on 4th.
4x4 - 1:28.75 1:36.39 1:46.47 1:40.20 1:34.54 1:37.04avg Started well, but was to be another week of paritys 8/10.
5x5 - 2:49.50 2:40.55 2:38.36 2:59.03 2:53.17 2:47.74avg
6x6 - 5:51.64 5:23.84 6:18.91 5:40.17 5:59.01 5:50.27avg Good. 2nd solve, got to last 4 edges, 1 was solved, and only had to cycle 3edges. Popped 3rd. 5/10 parity.
7x7 - 8:46.30 9:00.01 DNF 8:58.22 9:15.74 9:04.66avg
2x2BLD - DNF DNF 32.95 = 32.95 Hmm, quite disappointed by second, the cube still looked scrambled. Easy 3rd - L (Sexy-move U)3 U2 x'y (T-perm) Highlight to see.
3x3 OH - 1:42.86 1:39.36 1:30.67 1:30.53 1:33.42 1:34.48avg
3x3 MTS - 2:09.86 2:05.98 2:04.77 DNF 2:14.88 2:10.24avg Haven't done this in a long time. Fairly consistent though.
2-4 Relay - 2.10.41 O
2-5 Relay - 5.09.47 Robbed of sub 5 by OP
Magic - 1.68 1.51 1.50 2.27 1.65 1.61avg
Master Magic - 3.63 3.52 3.36 3.19 3.30 3.39avg
Clock - 20.19 20.75 17.77 16.27 15.89 18.08avg
Megaminx - 3:46.08 3:35.10 3:34.27 3:29.96 3:43.27 3:37.55
Square1 - 47.17 36.53 1:05.09 59.12 1:49.98 57.13avg Insanely easy first and second solves.
3X3 FMC - 52 moves. I have done FMC twice before this - both in competition. Got 60 and 66 - so this is quite a comprehensive PB for me. Straight CFOP. I cant block build efficiently at all. I am working on it though.
B2 U' R' x2
U' F U' F' D2 U' L' U' L
U2 L U L' U F' U' F
U B' U2 B
R' U R U2 B U B'
y2 R' F R F' U' F' U F
R2 B2 U' R' U' R U R U B2 R U' R
 
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2x2x2: 4.55
4.53, (4.39), 4.47, (4.95), 4.64

3x3x3: 17.57
16.80, (15.49), 18.18, (18.85), 17.74

4x4x4: 1:44.59
Did not practice for 2 weeks....
(1:31.32), 1:42.84, 1:47.22, 1:43.72, (1:50.18)


3x3x3 One Handed: 41.86
41.80, (40.04), 40.91, (44.75), 42.88


2x2x2 + 3x3x3 + 4x4x4 Relay: 2:09.72


MegaMinx: 4:54.92
This is my PB………………
4:46.53, (4:44.00), (5:05.86), 4:55.70, 5:02.54
 
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Square1 - 47.17 36.53 1:05.09 59.12 1:49.98 57.13avg Insanely easy first and secon solves.
I tried the scrambles and got 45.84 (26.66) (51.56) 37.96 41.90 = 41.90 average. All three counting solves had parities :mad:. OK the second was easy, but the first ?

I'll do FMC later.

Edit: FMC: 39 moves, pretty bad :mad:

z' E2 B' d F' D y L l2 D l' E L' D L E2 L (18): corners (almost) + 5 edges
y' D L' E' L (5): 1 more edge
d' D' L E2 L' B2 L E' L' B2 D2 U' F2 D' (16): last 6 edges
 
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16.24, 19.31, 18.25, 17.57, 21.38 = 18.38

3X3 one handed 34.96, 40.56, 38.23, 33.39, 36.08 = 36.42

5x5 3:33.88, 3:24.18, 3:16.46, 4:05.54, 3:28.13 = 3:28.73

megaminx 2:34.78, 2:34.11, 2:55.97, 2:22.79, 2:16.71 = 2:30.56

2x2 blindfolded 1:02.42, 1:45.27, DNF(1:01.38) = 1:02.42

3x3 blindfolded 3:24.65, 3:57.16, 4:00.58 DNF = 3:24.65

2x2 9.57, 10.48, 10.56+, DNF(8.35), 8.07 =10.20. that was a abuslute fail avg

Clock 17.79, 13.62, 20.66, 19.15, DNF(11.65) =19.20.
 
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2x2x2 BLD: 1:12.36, 1:39.02, 47.36 = 47.36
3x3x3 BLD: 2:18.39, DNF, 1:58.42 = 1:58.42
4x4x4 BLD: DNF, DNF, DNF = DNF
Well, at least I tried.
3x3x3 MultiBLD: 8/12 = 4 in 48:04 [32:42]
Just went fully all out. Did everything as fast as possible and did not used the spare time (my goal was to be sub-50). 3 cubes had 2 edges misoriented, the others was a 3 cycle off. I am happy with the memorization process, but a bit disapointed with the final result. Misoriented edges still happen and that **** me off:mad:. I want a better system for them now...
 
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3x3x3 MultiBLD: 8/12 = 4 in 48:04 [32:42]
Just went fully all out. Did everything as fast as possible and did not used the spare time (my goal was to be sub-50). 3 cubes had 2 edges misoriented, the others was a 3 cycle off. I am happy with the memorization process, but a bit disapointed with the final result. Misoriented edges still happen and that **** me off:mad:. I want a better system for them now...
Oh wow, everyone's getting so fast! Very Very Nice!
 

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2x2x2: 7.19, (6.46), 7.99, 6.77, (9.64) = 7.32

3x3x3: (18.42), (22.43), 19.50, 19.94, 19.24 = 19.56

4x4x4: (1:33.50), 1:25.13, 1:20.50, (1:14.78), 1:24.55 = 1:23.39

5x5x5: 2:45.40, 3:01.24, 2:49.34, (3:31.38), (2:43.84) = 2:51.99

Pyraminx: 9.37, 8.85, (12.03), (8.80), 10.32 = 9.51

MTS: 1:12.65, 1:19.49, (1:21.31), 1:09.14, (1:08.39) = 1:13.76

2,3,4: 1:55.92

2,3,4,5: 4:47.52

2x2x2BLD: DNF, 1:11.81, 31.95 = 31.95

3x3x3BLD: 2:40.07, 3:43.92, DNS = 2:40.07
PB

MultiBLD: 3/3 22:04.44
PB by 4 mins
 

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3x3: 23.27 (19.86) (26.75) 23.94 21.79 => 23.00

3x3 OH: 42.39 (55.68) 47.25 (42.15) 42.81 => 44.15

2x2: (9.92) (7.87) 9.11 9.39 8.95 => 9.15

Magic: (DNF) 1.48 1.39 1.62 (1.34) => 1.50
 
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