2019 Goals & Predictions

1 month ago

Speedcubing Thoughts

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I wrote on here, but since I did a 2018 goals/predictions post, I thought it would be nice to revisit that and do one for next year.

Here are the goals I wrote at the start of the year:

And, here are the predictions I made at the start of the year. 

So, on to my speedcubing goals for the year. I think that goals are most effective when they are in that slightly uncomfortable zone. Too easy and you won’t stretch yourself, too hard and you’ll get demotivated. I also like to keep the focus fairly narrow. I took a look at my old goals (since 2015), and of the quantifiable goals, I've actually only achieved 3 of 8. These are definitely stretch goals.

Besides general improvement and competition performance, my specific goals for this year are:

Now for the fun - prediction time!

Safe bet:

Slightly Riskier:

Crazy:

Let me know if you have any goals or predictions for speedcubing this year :)


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Charlie  Valiente

Charlie Valiente Posted 1 month ago

Prediction : someone will get a sub 5 3x3 wr average


Steven Chau

Steven Chau Posted 1 month ago

Sub-5 avg is a really big drop from the current 5.80 WR avg, but ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE AS LONG AS YOU BELIEVE!!!


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 1 month ago

Prediction: Max Park gets OH single WR


Silas Lickliter

Silas Lickliter Posted 1 month ago

I don't think anybody will get a new 3x3 world record single anytime soon 


Ethan Varn

Ethan Varn Posted 1 month ago

Prediction: Lucas Etter will finally return to competition and get a sub 7 average.


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 1 month ago

I'm not sure if you were talking to me, Silas, but I meant One-Handed WR single.


Silas Lickliter

Silas Lickliter Posted 1 month ago

I wasn't :)


Sam Durocher

Sam Durocher Posted 1 month ago

Hey Feliks. Three questions. How did you set up your GAN356X? Lube? Tensions? Magnets? Nuts? (Hee Hee.) :p

Two, are you going to do a ZBLL section with videos and a pdf? I'm pretty sure you've said you know full T ZBLL? It would be really nice to know! 

And lastly, what is this GAN Infinity cube? Do you use it? (If you can only say some things or nothing, it's okay.)


Steven Chau

Steven Chau Posted 1 month ago


Mohammed Cherkaoui

Mohammed Cherkaoui Posted 1 month ago

I think the 3x3 wr single will be broken only once and thats it.

 


Silas Lickliter

Silas Lickliter Posted 1 month ago

lol just got 3.47........ on a 2x2


Leandro170 170

Leandro170 170 Posted 1 month ago

That's great!

will you add some new tutorials here on this year?i'm really interested in learning 2x2 and Skewb.


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

Goal for myself: become sub 25 :) ( I'm a 33 second solver on 3x3)


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

go to a COMPETITION (my first)

get a 7x7 and learn square-1

get better 4x4-6x6

get faster in general!


Alejandro Liñán

Alejandro Liñán Posted 1 month ago

 

upload tutorials on how to do BLD!!
you are the most speedcuber in the history of rubik´s cube.


Silas Lickliter

Silas Lickliter Posted 1 month ago

my goals are to get sub 20 and to finally start speedsolving the 4x4 and maybe get good at 5x5


Max Chan

Max Chan Posted 1 month ago

Feliks,

I want to be sub 10 on 3x3 and sub 1:20 on 5x5. Also, I have some solves on my channel if you can critique it, that would be great. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxEgmfLvG7jy4Jw8e4KHpqA

 

 

 


Brandon MacDonald

Brandon MacDonald Posted 1 month ago

do you think 2 seconds will ever be possible to get on a a 3x3

 


Silas Lickliter

Silas Lickliter Posted 1 month ago

easily....not yet though


Sam Durocher

Sam Durocher Posted 1 month ago

Steven Chau thanks for the stuff, but i've seen that pdf already. I just wanted to see what algs Feliks uses. Thanks though!


László Csonka

László Csonka Posted 1 month ago

 

Steven Chau What's the point of the ZBLL trainer?


Moshi Tang

Moshi Tang Posted 1 month ago

Who do you think would be the 5 people with sub-6 averages on 3x3?


Liam Gerard

Liam Gerard Posted 1 month ago

I want to be sub-15 on 3x3(been working at it for around a year) and sub-2:00 on 5x5. I'll probably just record a bunch of solve critiques.


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 1 month ago

I would like to get sub-1 minute on 4x4, get much faster at 5x5, and learn full CFOP (Just need a few PLLS and 45 or so OLLS)


Emerson Duarte

Emerson Duarte Posted 1 month ago

I just got sub 20 on 3x3. Hoping for sub 1.20 on 4x4. Also get sub 3.00 on 5x5. Happy 2019!

 


Steven Chau

Steven Chau Posted 1 month ago

 

László Csonka The point of the ZBLL trainer is to help you practice ZBLL - to remember it better since there are such a huge number of cases.


Sandy Sharma

Sandy Sharma Posted 1 month ago

All the Best for the World Championship in your home country.
Really Gunning for you !!!


Cuberious The SpeedCuber

Cuberious The SpeedCuber Posted 1 month ago

#PleaseuploadsomeBlindfoldedtutorials

 

Predictions:

-Lucas Etter will rise again and will podium in 3BLD for U.S. Nationals and Worlds 2019.

-Mats Valk will break the 3.47 world record with a last layer skip.

-Feliks Zemdegs will become 3-time World Champion and he will do it with the help of a new designer orange hoodie provided by GAN.

 


Silas Lickliter

Silas Lickliter Posted 1 month ago

These will all happen^


nathan devine

nathan devine Posted 1 month ago

my goal is to be sub 10 by the end of the year on 3x3. 14.5 at the moment


Tomasz Kartasiński

Tomasz Kartasiński Posted 1 month ago

I am going to get sub10 3x3 avg in comp this year and sub40 avg in 4x4 and sub1:10 avg in 5x5.


Tyler Roundy

Tyler Roundy Posted 1 month ago

Average sub-4 or 5 on Pyraminx (only about 10 - 15), average sub-15 or 20 on 3x3 (only about 35 right now), and learn and get 7x7.


Tom Rasmussen

Tom Rasmussen Posted 1 month ago

Sub 5 2x2

Sub 15 on 3x3

Sub 55 on 4x4

Sub 2:30 on 5x5

Acquire and get decent at 6x6 and 7x7 (Hopefully the shadow and spark)

Sub 2 on Mega

Sub 10 on Pyra

And I have no clue about sq1


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 1 month ago

another goal of mine is to get all WCA event cubes and learn to solve them quickly.

learn 2x2 BLD


Sourajit Bhattacharyya

Sourajit Bhattacharyya Posted 1 month ago

Goal is to get sub 10 by the end of the year. Started cubing a month ago; thanks Felix for your tutorials!


Arav Jain

Arav Jain Posted 1 month ago

Well your predictions can be true but some might not happen

My prediction is that you will break the 3.74 record and be three time world championshion- the fastest cubers in the world Feliks Zemdegs


Charlie Holland

Charlie Holland Posted 4 weeks ago

I wanna get Sub-15 This year... averaging 18ish right now!


Daniel Zepeda

Daniel Zepeda Posted 4 weeks ago

I'm aiming for a sub 50 average on Megaminx this year, currently averaging around 59, as well as a sub 10 average on 3x3, which I currently average 12 ?? 


Elijah Brown

Elijah Brown Posted 3 weeks ago

I just want an official sub 7 single on 3x3 at the moment.


Jacob Shum

Jacob Shum Posted 3 weeks ago

My goal is to get to sub-10 on 3x3 and clock; and get to sub-15 on square-1


George Dilworth-Wild

George Dilworth-Wild Posted 3 weeks ago

My goal is to cut times on everything and to go to more competitions. My main goal is to try and decrease my 3x3 average from 20 seconds to possible sub-13, perhaps getting a few sub-10s.


Jairo Santiago

Jairo Santiago Posted 2 weeks ago

My goal is to solve 3BLD for the first time, get a sub-10 average on 3x3 and many more things.


Peter Osudar

Peter Osudar Posted 2 weeks ago

To share with the world the fact the these twisty puzzles that people are so "mad" about have a pure mathematical purpose.

They help one understand how to do mathematics in a matrix using:

Chromogeometical properties
Hyperbolic geometry Properties
"rational"(finite) trigonometrical formulas
fintie fields
And the notions of multisets that allow for: maxels, pixels, vexels, and singletons...

All of which all one to literally calculate their way through to a solution the same way one would solve 2x+1=5... i.e. a system of equations in a matrix...(kind of)

First step... relax on the algs... allow yourself to breath in the mathematics and realize there are only so many possibilities and not the "quintillion" nonsense thrown around.

Also... I'd like to prove this by getting my 3x3 time to a competitive level.

I.e. I need someone on a major cubing channel to mention the ideas I am talking about. I suppose they might mention me but I would much rather them talk about this "method" i.e. the natural mathematics of it. A calm and cool collected method that allows one to learn this in a reasonable amount of time.


Yeshua Zayas

Yeshua Zayas Posted 2 weeks ago

My goal is to try to learn how to BLD, OH, and learn OLL and PLL properly.


Angel Gabbott

Angel Gabbott Posted 2 weeks ago

My goal is to get sub 10  by January.


Angel Gabbott

Angel Gabbott Posted 2 weeks ago

Mabey 3BLD too

 


Silas Lickliter

Silas Lickliter Posted 2 weeks ago

are you going to add any 2x2 videos?


明鉴 魏

明鉴 魏 Posted 1 week ago

could you teach us some EG


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 6 days ago

I agree! And CLL


Silas Lickliter

Silas Lickliter Posted 5 days ago

yeah it would be pretty awesome if you could try doing some 2x2 videos with ortega for intermediate and for advanced being able to choose which side to do and cll algs with finger tricks


Sam Durocher

Sam Durocher Posted 4 days ago

Hey Feliks. Three questions. How did you set up your GAN356X? Lube? Tensions? Magnets? Nuts? (Hee Hee.) :p

Two, are you going to do a ZBLL section with videos and a pdf? I'm pretty sure you've said you know full T ZBLL? It would be really nice to know! 

And lastly, what is this GAN Infinity cube? Do you use it? (If you can only say some things or nothing, it's okay.)


Avi Garg

Avi Garg Posted 1 day ago

I would like you to do some 2x2 videos! That would be awesome! 


George Brown

George Brown Posted 30 minutes ago

Teach 3bld



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