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World Record predictions in the year 2020?

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Okay, lets update a bit (single/average):

2x2: 0.43/1.21
3x3: 3.97/5.44
4x4: 18.01/20.72
5x5: 37.62/42.51
6x6: 1:16.51/1:24.65
7x7: 1:59.87/2:09.56
Skewb: 1.21/1.96
Squan: 5.26/7.48
Pyra: 0.98/1.78
Mega: 28.74/31.51
3x3 OH: 6.65/9.87
3x3 WF: 20.57/23.56 (IDK how the transition to average of 5 will affect his though)
3x3 FMC: 18/23.33
3x3 BLD: 16.82/21.54
4x4 BLD: 1:19.87
5x5 BLD: 3:31.56
3x3 multi: 45/46 59:59.71
Clock: 3.38/4.98

EDIT March 14, 2018: changed one of these, and I will no longer update these predictions.
 
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Okay, lets update a bit (single/average):

2x2: 0.43/1.21
3x3: 3.97/5.44
4x4: 18.01/20.72
5x5: 37.62/42.51
6x6: 1:16.51/1:24.65
7x7: 1:59.87/2:09.56
Skewb: 0.97/1.96
Squan: 5.26/7.48
Pyra: 1.01/1.78
Mega: 28.74/31.51
3x3 OH: 6.65/9.87
3x3 WF: 20.57/23.56 (IDK how the transition to average of 5 will affect his though)
3x3 FMC: 18/23.33
3x3 BLD: 17.02/21.54
4x4 BLD: 1:19.87
5x5 BLD: 3:31.56
3x3 multi: 45/46 59:59.71
Clock: 3.38/4.98
The whole point of the thread is to go back and have a giggle at how far off our predictions were 10 years ago. Constantly updating your predictions ruins it.
 
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2x2 -.51, 2.17
3x3- 4.88, 8.67
4x4- 29.14, 35.31
5x5- 58.72, 1:08.55
Magic- .67, .75 (those maybe far too slow)
Blind- 28.11
Multi-bld- 21/21?! (in the 1 hr time)
Square-1 7.17, 11.93

Those aren't all. They all seem pretty crazy but hey! this is giving 10 years of improvement :)
I'm just going to quote this to highlight the post above^^
 

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Ron will finally retire from being in charge of the WCA, and István Kocza will take over. So then we'll have the following records:

6x6x6 BLD: 24:35
7x7x7 BLD: 38:26
Megaminx BLD: 15:10

:) :) :)
Sadly, it appears I was terribly wrong with this prediction. :-(
 
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You are correct for the same reason that magic was removed from WCA- there's only one method, and only one solution to the magic. It comes down to who has the fastest hands. Even with something like 2x2, new methods and alg sets have been created over the years, and that is what has driven the advance of that particular event. Also, new hardware has played a large part. With magic, there is no new method to develop, and while you could argue that somebody might have come up with some revolutionary new hardware, it just would not have done much at all to improve magic times.
 
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