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How much time do you spend practicing per day?
<15 minutes 25%  25%  [ 7 ]
15-30 minutes 18%  18%  [ 5 ]
30 minutes to an hour 21%  21%  [ 6 ]
1-2 hours 21%  21%  [ 6 ]
2-4 hours 11%  11%  [ 3 ]
5-6 hours 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
6+ hours 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
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 Post subject: About how many hours per day do you spend practicing?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:34 pm 
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Someone asked me this when I was working as an extra on a film set and I just happened to have a bunch of puzzle cubes with me...

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5x5x5 - 4:46.96 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8E1_6zV_zU


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 2:05 pm 
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Usually more than half an hour for me. Who said 6+ hours?


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bedheadben wrote:
Who said 6+ hours?
I did. I practise 3x3 (fewest moves, one-handed, blindfolded, regular speedsolving), snake, magic, and big cubes (4x4 to 10x10 usually) daily. I also practise megaminx, master magic, 2x2 and some other puzzles but not much. I also check several forums and websites regularly, I counted that as practising because I'm always looking for new ideas/algs etc.


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Wow, do you get paid for it, or do you just have a lot of free time? Because with school and all, I usually don't have much.


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i used to be 5 hours a day in 2003.now im just 1 hour.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:06 pm 
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I did the fewest moves challange for 6 hours on a frieday night once.

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i find that if i'm learning new algs i'll get a few and then go and do them for like an hour... if i'm not learning algs, then i'll usually cube for about an hour.



fewest moves for 6 hours? WOW

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there were good shows on all night and I was also practicing 5x5

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I picked 2-4 hours, sometimes a lot less, but if I have nothing to do it might be more. My freaking addictive personality! It's a curse lol.

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bedheadben wrote:
Wow, do you get paid for it
Haha, that would be awesome. But I do it just for fun.

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or do you just have a lot of free time? Because with school and all, I usually don't have much.
Well, there are 24 hours in a day, so 6-7 isn't too much... I don't care about school too much and almost never spend time with my friends. I guess I don't have a life, whatever that means.


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Johannes Laire wrote:
bedheadben wrote:
Wow, do you get paid for it
Haha, that would be awesome. But I do it just for fun.

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or do you just have a lot of free time? Because with school and all, I usually don't have much.
Well, there are 24 hours in a day, so 6-7 isn't too much... I don't care about school too much and almost never spend time with my friends. I guess I don't have a life, whatever that means.


ah, but you are also sub 20, aren't you?

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Speedy McFastfast wrote:
ah, but you are also sub 20, aren't you?
I got my first sub-20 average over a year ago.


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It varies so much I couldn't really give a straight answer.

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Johannes Laire wrote:
Speedy McFastfast wrote:
ah, but you are also sub 20, aren't you?
I got my first sub-20 average over a year ago.


see? lots of practise gets you places :D

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Atleast an hour a day, and that's just taking averages.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:47 am 
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Hi Pembo,

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Atleast an hour a day, and that's just taking averages.

I highly recommend you to start off your practice session with 10 minutes of slow solving, especially in F2L. You will find shortcuts and understand everything better.

Have fun,

Ron


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