2019 Goals & Predictions

2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

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


Steven Chau

Steven Chau Posted 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

Prediction: Max Park gets OH single WR


Silas Lickliter

Silas Lickliter Posted 2 weeks ago

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


Ethan Varn

Ethan Varn Posted 2 weeks ago

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


Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh Posted 2 weeks ago

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


Silas Lickliter

Silas Lickliter Posted 2 weeks ago

I wasn't :)


Sam Durocher

Sam Durocher Posted 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago


Mohammed Cherkaoui

Mohammed Cherkaoui Posted 2 weeks ago

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

 


Silas Lickliter

Silas Lickliter Posted 2 weeks ago

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


Leandro170 170

Leandro170 170 Posted 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

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


Master Jamin Hendricks

Master Jamin Hendricks Posted 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

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

 


Silas Lickliter

Silas Lickliter Posted 2 weeks ago

easily....not yet though


Sam Durocher

Sam Durocher Posted 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

 

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


Moshi Tang

Moshi Tang Posted 2 weeks ago

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


Liam Gerard

Liam Gerard Posted 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

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


Cuberious The SpeedCuber

Cuberious The SpeedCuber Posted 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

These will all happen^


nathan devine

nathan devine Posted 1 week 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 week 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 week 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 4 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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



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