With about two minutes before an early conference call, I loaded the timer and gave a cube a whirl. 47 seconds. Personal best.
Lately, my morning routine at work (about 7:20-7:25) has me shaking off the cobwebs with a freshly-brewed dopio and a couple cube solves. I haven’t timed myself in a couple weeks, as I’ve concentrated instead on more advanced techniques. But, for some reason this morning, I decided to load cubetimer.com. Suddenly, I logged my two personal bests:
I first logged a 52-second solve with a black Dayan Zhanchi, shaving a full 17 seconds of my previous record. Then, pressing my luck, I logged a 58-second solve on a stickerless Dayan LunHui (my new favorite cube).
These were using the advanced cross technique about which I just wrote, but otherwise basic Beginner’s Method. No F2L.