10900Re: [Speed cubing group] sub-20 HELP!?
- Jun 2, 2004Hi friends,
I think the best mood depends a lot on your style.
I cube faster when I am concentrated and my hands and head are fully
relaxed. In that mood I can tell what my times are without watching the
clock (0.5 second accuracy). When my hands are not relaxed I set bad times,
even when I think that I set a good time.
My worst times are set when I am eager to set a good time. So in front of
people I always say that I will set a time of 17 seconds, which is a good
target going "slowly", and I often solve in a fluent 15-16 seconds.
I use some simple tricks (like washing my eyes with cold water, and
visualizing myself solving a cube with random cases for the steps) to get
into the best mood.
One lesson Guus (WC 1982 runner-up) taught me, was to convert the "negative"
energy from adrenaline into positive energy to set a good performance.
Unfortunately this hasn't worked for me in competitions yet. :-(
But it will work for Euro 2004!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Raul" <topgunryu@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 10:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Speed cubing group] sub-20 HELP!?
> Hi Brent,
> I'm not ron, macky, or frank, nor am I a sub-20 cuber, but I've noticed
myself when I solve in fast and not so fast times. The times when I do the
best I'm in a what I call a 'tense' mood. I usually sit while I cube, and I
found that sitting up leads to better results than slouching back (which I
thought would lead to me being more relaxed and hence faster, but that's not
the case). That may seem like an obvious thing, but in fact everything has
to be like that, every aspect of your mood/position (body/mind) has to be
saying "READY!" because that's when you are best able to focus and look
ahead (and actually find useful information). Usually being tense is
something we label as negative, but it has some positive side effects that
can enhance solving times.
> Brent Morgan <brentmorganmaster@...> wrote:
> ok, when im solving, like the fast way... i find myself tense, completely
focused, and trying hard to get fast times...and do ok. but when i
relaxfully do it, its about 2-5 seconds slower. for you other sub-20ers,
(ron, macky, frank, many others..), do you relaxfully get the sub-20s or is
it tense and fully-focused?
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