So, it’s that time of the year when people reflect. Resolutions and what not. I’ve been doing my own reflecting and have lots of thoughts. But I already have plenty of long, dense posts on this blog. So, I’m going to keep it really simple:
My first video solve of 2012 came in this post, in which a 34-year-old with two months of cubing experience and a GoPro sample sitting in his office was proud to capture on video two 69 second solves:
From 69 to 36 seconds in one year isn’t bad. At 30-40 seconds (on a good day), I’m not setting any records or rushing to compete at the World Championship. (Although I am going to film a video to participate in the Cyoubx/Mitchell Lane Online Competition.) But it means that I’ve more or less figured out this cubing thing. There are a couple techniques to develop (F2L look-ahead and better crosses) and a bunch of OLLs still to learn. As, I wrote on my Cubeiversary, I’d be happy if, by next year’s close, I could sit down at any moment and get 30-second averages. When I can hit that mark consistently, then I will feel like I’ve conquered this thing.
Until then, Happy New Year!!!