46 seconds

Just got a new 3×3 personal best (non-lucky) solve:  46 seconds.

OLL #22

(R U2′) (R2′ U’) (R2 U’) (R2′ U2′ R)

Only a half-second better than my last best time, but it definitely felt smooth and easy.  I’m starting to believe the much-preached truth that consistent, slower turning is better than rushed turns punctuated by long delays of hunting for pieces.  I was excited to encounter and easily apply a newly-learned OLL (#22) during the solve.

This was with my black Dayan Zhanchi (favorite cube, by far), restickered with a Cubesmith bright-set.  The very excellent new Big Gigantic album played in the background.


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