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 Post subject: Luckiest Solve Ever?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:31 am 
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Just a few minutes ago I was doing some 3x3 times and something happened that made me almost fall out of my chair.

F2l SKIP!! :shock:

My average time is usually between 20 and 25 seconds, so this one was 11.93! Obviously it'd be a little cheap to count this for anything though.....
Has this ever happened to anyone else before? I can't imagine the probability of this happening..
I was using Cubetimer.com and their algorithm generator.


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 Post subject: Re: Luckiest Solve Ever?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:01 pm 
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Same thing happened to me when I was averaging in the high 30's. I got one F2L pair already, but not in the correct slot, and the rest was ridiculously easy and I got an LL skip, giving me a time of 19 seconds and also being my first sub-20 solve.


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 Post subject: Re: Luckiest Solve Ever?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:08 pm 
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You guys are lucky. my first sub-20 was a non-lucky. I've never gotten lucky with F2L, and never got a full LL skip.

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 Post subject: Re: Luckiest Solve Ever?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:15 pm 
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Rentlix wrote:
You guys are lucky. my first sub-20 was a non-lucky. I've never gotten lucky with F2L, and never got a full LL skip.
I have only gotten a full LL skip once, maybe twice, not sure, but I've gotten loads of PLL skips, as the odds of that happening is 1/72. And my second solve which was also very lucky, happened not long ago. I am currently averaging between 20-23 seconds now, but I got really lucky with the cross and also got a PLL skip, giving me a time of 12 seconds. Which is way better than the best non-lucky solves I manage to get.


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 Post subject: Re: Luckiest Solve Ever?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:27 pm 
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I had a 2x2x2 solve that took 5 moves after looking at it for around 5 seconds. It looked fully messed up, but ended up being my fastest solve ever!

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 Post subject: Re: Luckiest Solve Ever?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:35 pm 
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I've only had a couple full last layer skips as well. I've just never heard of a full f2l skip in a solve. Also, one time I was scrambling my 2x2x2 without looking at it and when I looked back at it it was fully solved.


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 Post subject: Re: Luckiest Solve Ever?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:38 pm 
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My friend says he got a super lucky solve on the 4x4....all he had to do was Rw U2 Rw' Lw' U2 Lw....Ya...he is just faking it...but if so UWR.....bullcrap.

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 Post subject: Re: Luckiest Solve Ever?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:26 pm 
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I've been luckier.....



well my friend anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Luckiest Solve Ever?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:44 pm 
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I once had a seventeen move 3x3x3 solve in a little over 4 seconds. That was a long time ago and even though I was usually quite thorough in mixing it, I had mixed it myself so I don't count that as my fastest time.

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 Post subject: Re: Luckiest Solve Ever?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:38 pm 
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A friend lately told me that he got a solve with a 2-move triple extended cross, a 3-move pair, and then OLL skip. He thinks he didn't quite finish a solve and then only did a few moves and didn't realize it, which is pretty likely :p

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 Post subject: Re: Luckiest Solve Ever?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:56 am 
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My best 5x5x5 solve had been 2:56 and then I got a 2:29. I was really hesitant to believe the timer as it wasn't a particularly lucky solve. :lol:

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