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What parts of your solving style are you proud of?

Johan444

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Joined
Sep 16, 2009
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200
Location
Sweden
WCA
2010SLDJ01
Proud of:
-Using u-turns and D-turns effectively during cross in CFOP
-R2 instead of R2'-turns to pair up F2L-pairs in the U-layer
-My lettering memo "method" for corners

Not proud of:
-Lack of tricks during F2L
-My fingers feels clumsy during solves, cannot control the cube properly
 

5BLD

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Joined
Apr 14, 2011
Messages
3,179
Location
England
WCA
2011LAUA01
YouTube
5BLD
Proud of:
Turn slow and smooth.
Optimise my solutions (most of the time!)
My M slice fingertricks which I use fairly effectively.
My weird angle for Roux table abuse in one handed :)
Heavy use of weird tricks like E moves or Fw Bw, wide turns in general.
And S moves.
I always go for the most efficient way, even using non matching blocks on occasions.
Rarely use cube rotations.

Not proud of:
When I get fingertricky solutions, where it would be much faster to do fast fingertricks than optimise, I can't exploit them well due to slow turning.
I can't execute algorithms fast. My CMLL takes three seconds on average.
My LSE is generally locky because I turn too fast. I simply need to work on actual turning in general; my lookahead and optimisation is fairly good.
Too many F or B or S or E etc turns is not especially fast to execute so that could be a bad thing too.

Edit: wow I didnt expect my post to be that long :/
 

AndreasFrom

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Joined
Apr 25, 2011
Messages
38
Location
Roskilde, Denmark
Proud of:
Lookahead with CFOP
Getting 20 seconds nonlucky single with CFOP after not using it for ~3 months (kinda off-topic...)
Forcing skips -skills

Not proud of:
Bad lookahead with blockbuilding methods
Sometimes overcomplicated crosses
 
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Joined
Jun 17, 2011
Messages
148
Location
Dublin, Ireland
WCA
2012HAMM01
YouTube
spyr0th3dr4g0n
Proud --
Fairly quick learning of new concepts
Being able to find a new alg for something nearly every time I mess one up, and then forgetting it after the solve

Not Proud --
Being unable to turn the cube fast at all
Not doing well throughout the whole solve if my cross takes too long
 

aaronb

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Joined
Apr 23, 2011
Messages
424
Location
Maine, USA
To be honest, I am proud of little, minus being sub-20, but that is not part of the solve.

I have an inefficient cross + F2L and have a slow OLL and PLL. I guess I must look ahead pretty well, to be sub-20 considering I am slow at my algorithms and am inefficient.
 
Joined
Mar 20, 2011
Messages
667
Location
Behind You
WCA
2011HAUP01
YouTube
Phlippieskezer
Average: 15 - 16

Proud:
My solves' fluidity.
My fairly efficient solutions (for speedsolves; I don't do FMC).
The ability to compromise during solutions, rather quickly (when I feel like solving by layers, I just use FreeOP, and I don't like being too systematic). Especially helps during hard cases.

Not proud:
Fail TPS.
Occasional pausing, especially in my second block.
I suck at executing algorithms; my CMLL is my second-slowest part of my solve (next to second block).
Somewhat poor lookahead, unless I turn really slowly. This is mainly why my second block sucks.
Often too lazy to practice. :p

P.S.
It's not really that I'm "Proud" or "not proud" on these aspects, it's just I'm most satisfied with them relative to the other parts of my solving.
 
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