The terrible thing is that I use that method, with some extra intuitive algorithms. Oh dear. What cube shape speed do you think that I should aim for sub-60 with? I was averaging 80 seconds when I last checked, but my Sq-1 decided to fall apart. Maybe somebody can help me fix it at Welcome Thay Cambridge. Today the QiYi was ordered anyway.I was directing my comments at Sq-1 (addressed below) - sorry for the generalisation of my statement! Interesting insight about cuts though. 2:30 on 5x5 is certainly not an achievable target for 30 minutes of practise! Indeed some people will have to work for months or even a year or 2 to get there, but as you've stated, time constraints make it difficult to justify increasing it. This formula probably doesn't work for other events, but a world class solver would take 5 minutes of solving time to finish an average - same as 2:30 x 2 solves
I'm not directing the following points at you specifically, but merely writing some random thoughts:
I don't have an issue with the existence of cuts. This is a competitive hobby, which mean I always like to draw comparisons to "real" sports: Rewarding faster people by letting them have more solves and medals should not be confused with elitism and does not necessarily mean we're not being inclusive enough. I like to think we're a lot more accommodating than most equivalent hobbies/sports actually.
I think different cuts in different competitions/countries is fine - again, that's perfectly normal for every other comparable activity. I wouldn't feel strongly against making them consistent though, but logistics and a wide variation in abilities across the world make a strong argument for the status quo.
I thought by saying that you wanted 1:30 cutoff you meant that you were 1:30 or below already and if that is the case, I still believe that 30 minutes of practise can get you sub-1. Of course some people improve faster than others, but (no offence intended) maybe you haven't learnt the right things? Maybe I can help...using Vandenburgh, there is a set of 5 algs that can get you sub-30 fairly easily with some cubeshape knowledge and still sub-40 even with beginners cubeshape.
CP: Intuitive, average of 2 slice, max 3 slices.
EO: Opp-Opp (alg is M2) and single edge swap. Each case is max 2 of those algs.
CP: Double J. All cases can be done with 1 or 2 double Js (4 slices each alg)
EP: Adj-Adj (4 slices) until you reduce to Adj parity (long ). Also you should know H perm already from 3x3 (M2 U M2 U2 M2 U M2) so you don't have to do 4 adj-adjs for that.
By the way, "M2" is 1,0/-1,-1/0,1
Maybe I should make a tutorial on this minimal-alg-but-still-fast method.
I think cubeshape should be 10-15 secs max once you are familiar with beginners method (all 8 edges together then split). Even if you spend 10 seconds doing each sub-step from there (20 for really bad EP cases) that is still going to get you 1 minute average. And 10 seconds is quite generous for algs that are mostly 4 slicesThe terrible thing is that I use that method, with some extra intuitive algorithms. Oh dear. What cube shape speed do you think that I should aim for sub-60 with? I was averaging 80 seconds when I last checked, but my Sq-1 decided to fall apart. Maybe somebody can help me fix it at Welcome Thay Cambridge. Today the QiYi was ordered anyway.
Okay thank you. I think that once the QiYi arrives (with the AoLong GT!), I'll probably get sub-1 (touch wood).I think cubeshape should be 10-15 secs max once you are familiar with beginners method (all 8 edges together then split). Even if you spend 10 seconds doing each sub-step from there (20 for really bad EP cases) that is still going to get you 1 minute average. And 10 seconds is quite generous for algs that are mostly 4 slices
Well done on finally getting sub 40 avg, gogo sub 35?DYK?
-I finally got a sub-40 average in comp?
-The comp's namesake was lovely, as were all the other foreign cubers visiting for this comp, nice to meet you all!
-Thaynara recognised who I was without my hat.
-May or may not have been spooned by Coggers.
-"Is it just me, or is Cambridge full of hipsters?" -Lawrence
-The venue was nice and well ventilated, I only went to take a trip outside for fresh air once
-Zoe's signature is a little love heart
Good comp. Thanks Joey!
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