19721[Speed cubing group] Re: Public cubing
- Sep 5, 2005I got my Clock on Thursday and since then have been practicing a
lot...IT seems that every time I do solves in my break room at work I
always break at least 1 PB...i don't know why...but I do...Today I had
a co-worker's friend(pretty hot to mention) ask me to do a solve for
her...and let me say that i'm lucky that the timer wouldn't
start...lol...it sucked!!! Anyways...it was just fluke...and i need to
learn a new method...
--- In email@example.com, "FD-Rubik"
> Hi there,
> I wanted to share my thoughts about the effect of public
> I'm "seriously" into speedcubing since late april (did
> BLD before). I'm usially averaging between 27 and 31 now,
> my personal best AVG10 being around 27.5.
> I'm mostly cubing in the metro, in Paris. This is the place
> where I make my best times. I'm 100% sure I am sub23 in
> the metro, where usually 2-3 people are glaring at the
> cube. I don't need to time myself : I KNOW that my F2L is
> way faster in the metro. Is that the effect of public
> cubing ?
> OK, then I'll talk about my times, in different contexts,
> in a decreasing order of efficiency.
> 1. REHEARSAL : I execute the same scrambling over and over.
> In that case, my times are between 17 and 20, depending
> on the OLL/PLL case mostly. It means that I lose about
> 10 secs on recognition. This is my "dexterity time".
> 2. METRO : I would say between 22 and 25 secs
> 3. BUS : between 27 and 31
> 4. TIMING MYSELF W/ NETCUBE : between 27 and 31
> 5. TAKING VIDEOS : between 23 and 40 (!!!)
> 6. IN FRONT OF FRIENDS : between 28 and 38 (!!)
> There's something weird about the difference between "METRO"
> and "FRIENDS". I came up with this explanation : the parisian
> METRO is one of the MOST unpersonal place I know. People are
> never communicating. This is a DEAD place. So maybe, the only
> thing my brain can do is : "focus on the cube, and do nothing
> else". And it seems to work.
> The Bus is more convivial. You know that somebody may ask you
> questions about cubing. It happens often actually. It seems
> to disturb my concentration.
> Then "taking vids" or "timing" : I'm JUDGING MYSELF, so, I'm
> not 100% focused. Not to talk about friends... then if I run
> into a difficult case, it can become terrible.
> My (not so original) conclusion about this is : find a way
> to focus 100% on your cube, and forget about the environment.
> For some, it may help to train in their worst "conditions"
> (i.e. : in public).
> For others, it may help to change the conditions of
> performing, just in order to see how one can keep 100% of
> the concentrations on the moves and the anticipations.
> My best performances are in front of the DEAD public of the
> metro ;).
> I've never attended a competition so far. It might be my
> worst case scenario. See you in the next french open I hope...
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