2020 Goals & Predictions

1 year ago

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Hi everyone, it’s that time of the year again where I do some reflecting, updating, and predicting.

To kick things off, a review of my predictions for 2019 which I posted a year ago on this blog!

(Also for reference, one of my 2018 predictions – Sebastian getting a 4x4 WR single with parity - came true!)

For 2020, here’s an assortment of less structured predictions, some are a lot safer than others.

Now to look back at the goals I set at the start of the year. Since 2015, I've now achieved just 4/10 of my quantifiable goals - these are definitely intended as stretch goals.

Goals for 2020 are as follows:

As many of you who may have been following the website for a few years may have seen, my activity and content development for the site reduced over this time – in 2017 it was very strong and consistent, in 2018 it was in burst periods, and in 2019 I was just posting blogs and staying up to date with comments and emails. This basically coincided with the amount of time I was able to devote to the site, but was also a function of how ‘complete’ I felt the site was. There has been plenty of innovation in cubing methods over the 3 years since this site was created, so next year I intend to conduct a thorough review of algorithms, tutorial content, and hopefully film some new videos. For premium members, I will be sticking to a strict twice a month schedule of example solve live streams, so get excited! I've announced the first stream on the front page and the livestreams tab. In the meantime, I'll also be streaming some casual solves and chat for quite a while tomorrow over on my twitch channel, starting from around 10am Melbourne time (31st of Dec).


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bhavagnya sharma

bhavagnya sharma Posted 1 year ago

great feliks

 


Sofia Nguyen

Sofia Nguyen Posted 1 year ago

"I have a long standing bet with a cuber that a sub 20 4x4 average will not be achieved by Euros 2020." Hum, I believe that the probability of it occurring has dropped significantly since you made that bet. ;)


Tom G

Tom G Posted 1 year ago

Hey Feliks,

I have a few questions for you. Firstly, how do you lubricate and setup your Gan XS? Secondly, what percentage of a megaminx solve should be your last layer? I find that my megaminx last layer takes up around 35% of my solve which seems like a lot because there are 12 sides on a megaminx.


Paul Lee

Paul Lee Posted 1 year ago

Hey Tom G,

As for setting up the Gan XS, LaZer0MonKey made a video on that featuring Feliks. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACugc5yGrE0&t=288s 
As for megaminx, I don't know for sure, but 35% still seems like a lot. Depending on how fast you are, you might want to consider two-look pll at least, and maybe two look oll. Hope this helps


Ahmad Akasha

Ahmad Akasha Posted 1 year ago

I REALLY like cheese, to be honest.. Hey feliks what is your favourite cheese type! Mines is strawberry jam without bits.


Helphy Lieby

Helphy Lieby Posted 1 year ago

Hi Feliks,

As I focus on square cubes,I wonder how to improve my hand speed.I think a good cube is also important.So can you introduce some good cubes to me?Thank you,Feliks


Tom Liew

Tom Liew Posted 1 year ago

Sir what did you think about the Gan 460?


Nguyen Phung Dung Anh

Nguyen Phung Dung Anh Posted 1 year ago

Hey Feliks,

In 2020, I want you to build a module about 2x2x2 and CLL.


Daniel MacMillan

Daniel MacMillan Posted 1 year ago

I Agree with Nguyen. A 2x2 module would be awesome and honestly, since you have 3x3-7x7, I think it's about time to have 2x2.


Surbhi Kumari

Surbhi Kumari Posted 1 year ago

Hey Feliks,

I have been cubing for a few years and can solve the cube in about 15 seconds on an average. I use CFOP and I am also colour neutral. I have been trying but I can't get faster. Can you please suggest me something by which I can solve it faster? I will be attending my first competition in about 40 days. So I can also try something new. Can you please suggest me some tips which will be the most effective in these 40 days?


Thomas Nguyen

Thomas Nguyen Posted 1 year ago

so when is "so next year I intend to conduct a thorough review of algorithms" going to happen? Does this mean that the algs are gonna change to better ones? if so i"m pretty excited for that


Zihan Jin

Zihan Jin Posted 1 year ago

Feliks, what cube do you like the most?


Ian Lim

Ian Lim Posted 1 year ago

Probably the Gan Air

 


Foxcive op

Foxcive op Posted 1 year ago

Hi,Feliks.I'm student.I like cube.thank you

 


Đoàn Dương Tuấn Anh

Đoàn Dương Tuấn Anh Posted 1 year ago

Hey Feliks! How do you about Yu Shengdu's 3.47 WR single on the 3x3 recently? For me, I was super confusing that how on hell can he did that, tbh. His hands are super sick.


Nguyen Phung Dung Anh

Nguyen Phung Dung Anh Posted 1 year ago

Because the scramble are super easy, 8 moves for double-x cross and a PLL skip

 


ji liu

ji liu Posted 11 months ago

You are so handsome !One of your fans from China.


Jarvis Zhu

Jarvis Zhu Posted 11 months ago

Fei God, what about the Rubik's cube you used to record the tutorial?


bob bill

bob bill Posted 10 months ago

what do you think the best cube is that is not that expensive, like under $20


Louis Virlombier

Louis Virlombier Posted 10 months ago

I Felixs your my favourite cuber and I go to St Kevins

 


Michael  Do

Michael Do Posted 10 months ago

Feliks is da best!!!

 


Jeongwon Park

Jeongwon Park Posted 10 months ago

Feliks is the best!!! He still have the 3x3 world record average.


Zihan Jin

Zihan Jin Posted 10 months ago

I know that you are the best cuber in the world and you use GAN. Do you think that MOYU is as good as GAN. Plz reply. :D


Shuichi Madina

Shuichi Madina Posted 10 months ago

Zihan, GAN's better :)

 

 


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 10 months ago

moyu is pretty good though

 


Zihan Jin

Zihan Jin Posted 10 months ago

True, :D GAN IS THE BEST.


Han Mecartin

Han Mecartin Posted 10 months ago

Which is better mfjs meilong or yuxin little magic or mf3rs 

 


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 10 months ago

little magic is the best budget, but I think meilong is the best


A SpeedCuber

A SpeedCuber Posted 10 months ago

Gan is good, but I like MoYu and Dayan better


Kavish Sethi

Kavish Sethi Posted 9 months ago

Gan is the best i thin felicks might have been doing a lot of practice

 


 


Shah Haq

Shah Haq Posted 9 months ago

Oooooooooœòôöóōøõ


Can't Stop Cubing

Can't Stop Cubing Posted 9 months ago

I think gan is the best cubing brand out there


Andrew Da Boi

Andrew Da Boi Posted 9 months ago

I really like moyu and dayan though


A SpeedCuber

A SpeedCuber Posted 9 months ago

ADB is right

 


Abhijeet Ghodgaonkar

Abhijeet Ghodgaonkar Posted 9 months ago

Nice nice predictions, I think there will be more WRs in the year 2020, >>20.


Aarnav Katru

Aarnav Katru Posted 9 months ago

GAN IS THE BEST


Shuichi Madina

Shuichi Madina Posted 9 months ago

YES!


Alex Davison

Alex Davison Posted 8 months ago

R.I.P 2020


Gitam Ghosh

Gitam Ghosh Posted 6 months ago

I am YJ cuber 

 


Anvay Vaidya

Anvay Vaidya Posted 6 months ago

MONSTER GO is BEST


Austin Xiao

Austin Xiao Posted 6 months ago

no GAN is the best  or yuxin little magic or qiyi ms


Mateo Switzer

Mateo Switzer Posted 6 months ago

Gah is the best. I like Moyu too but gah is definitely better


Mateo Switzer

Mateo Switzer Posted 6 months ago

**Gan


Mateo Switzer

Mateo Switzer Posted 6 months ago

Autocorrect. Lol


Aryan Gunjal

Aryan Gunjal Posted 6 months ago

hi


CHIADIKA ONONYE

CHIADIKA ONONYE Posted 6 months ago

hi

 


Bui Long

Bui Long Posted 5 months ago

Hi!!


Surrya Sivakumar

Surrya Sivakumar Posted 5 months ago

Can anyone recommend a speed cube


Al S

Al S Posted 5 months ago

Gan is a good brand. 


Noah Wright

Noah Wright Posted 5 months ago

A good speed cube at the currnt moment probably is the rs3m 2020 or if you straight up flagship/expensively worth it, maybe the wrm 2020 or GAN 356 xs


Al S

Al S Posted 5 months ago

@ Noah Wright- You are absolutely right

 


Preston Le

Preston Le Posted 5 months ago

@NoahWright Same exact thing came to my mind. I'm thinking right now fo getting a rs3m 2020 with n50 magnets what do u guys think?


Preston Le

Preston Le Posted 5 months ago

I agree with everyone else a 2x2 section with intermediate (ortega) and advanced would be AWESOME (cll and eg1 don't really need eg1 but would be nice) ;)


bob bill

bob bill Posted 5 months ago

I would love to see a blindfolded module as well but I don't know if that will ever happen. Does Feliks even do blindfolded?


Preston Le

Preston Le Posted 5 months ago

@bob bill there's a blindfolded section just look closer


bob bill

bob bill Posted 5 months ago

wait what

 


bob bill

bob bill Posted 5 months ago

wait where is it 


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 5 months ago

there isnt one @preston le


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 5 months ago

full oll is so hard


Preston Le

Preston Le Posted 5 months ago

yea my bad i mistook the one handed for the blindfolded :l 

 

If you want one, id suggest going to jperm.net, they have a really detailed tutorial.


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 5 months ago

Full OLL isn't that hard, its just a lot of algs


Preston Le

Preston Le Posted 5 months ago

@Jamie A What do u think would be the best way to learn full oll I haven't started yet


bob bill

bob bill Posted 5 months ago

start by looking through them and get a few easy ones memorised and move on from there learn them at a good pace though don't go too fast just like with learning pll


Kayden Reynolds

Kayden Reynolds Posted 5 months ago

I would also love a module on ever official wca event that would be great.


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 5 months ago

Jamie who showed you how to do full oll

 


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 5 months ago

Preston and Lewis,

I just learnt from J Perm, the sheet that came with my 356 Air SM (link to that sheet on the gan website: https://www.gancube.com/3x3x3-cfop-guide-of-gancube ) but not that many from there, and from playing around with my cube.


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 5 months ago

thanks Jamie i will copy the link

 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 5 months ago

 

 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 5 months ago

J perm.net is good website to

 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 5 months ago

hi

 


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 5 months ago

np lewis


Preston Le

Preston Le Posted 5 months ago

bob and jamie thx for the tips I'm going to try it out right now! :)


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 5 months ago

Ok np


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 5 months ago

what dose np mean

 


bob bill

bob bill Posted 5 months ago

No problem


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 5 months ago

cool thanks

 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 5 months ago

i bored so bored 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 4 months ago

i got 57 seconds today at school not my best but still good for me

 


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 4 months ago

Nice!


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 4 months ago

got 52 seconds 1 hour ago  


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 4 months ago

hi

 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 4 months ago

change my name to non-cuber 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 4 months ago

hope you like it

 


Li Random

Li Random Posted 4 months ago

ok


Chino Gumabon

Chino Gumabon Posted 4 months ago

I Got 57.45 Last Time.


bob bill

bob bill Posted 4 months ago

I am on my bad cube and I’m getting used to it again I got a few sub 20s earlier 


bob bill

bob bill Posted 4 months ago

So really the vibe doesn’t make all the difference


bob bill

bob bill Posted 4 months ago

Do you guys use full cfop 


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 4 months ago

Yes


bob bill

bob bill Posted 4 months ago

Luis and Chino? if not you should learn to greatly improve those times


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 4 months ago

ok i need to but i just gan not improve my times!

help me


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 4 months ago


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 4 months ago

hop you like my website its not done yet

 


bob bill

bob bill Posted 4 months ago

i can't get to it :(


bob bill

bob bill Posted 4 months ago

but wow i don't know how to make a website


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 4 months ago

thanks hopefully it will go live soon i have got a lot of bugs though i am fixing them now 

 

 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 4 months ago

Felix is in it to hope he will like it . it like cubeskills


bob bill

bob bill Posted 4 months ago

Wow


bob bill

bob bill Posted 4 months ago

Let me know when it’s ready I would like to see it


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 4 months ago

ok me too!

 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 4 months ago

i got this new cube and it feels like cardboard 


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 4 months ago

What cube is it Lewis?


Preston Le

Preston Le Posted 4 months ago

hey guys, i'm looking 4 a new cube that's decent, my main rn is a rs3m 2020 (budget cube ik).  any suggestions for a good cube? ( around $20-40 ish plz, I can't afford something like s 356 XS or a 11 m pro)


Preston Le

Preston Le Posted 4 months ago

Also, i need a new 2x2 and I cant pick between the MGC 2x2 or the Dayan Tengyun M


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 4 months ago

the rs3m is decent, but if you really want something better, the 356M?


Preston Le

Preston Le Posted 4 months ago

you kinda just read my mind! the 356m was 1st on my list, good price, good cube. I was a bit hesitant to get it, since I wanted to see how other people thought toward it. thanks :)


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 4 months ago

OK. My friend has it and it can get a bit dry, maybe also get some lube with it?


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 4 months ago

the cube i got was two pounds. i know what you are thinking two pounds i had the choice of a cube or nothing it is calld the magic cube/the ultimate puzzle

it is so bad !!!!

 


bob bill

bob bill Posted 4 months ago

if you are looking for some to quality dice I would recommend the DND Metal Game Dice Set Cream Pink with Rainbow Edge 7pcs Set for Dungeons and Dragons RPG MTG Table Games D4 D6 D8 D10 D12 D20 from amazon for only $20

here is the link

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Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 4 months ago

ok??


A SpeedCuber

A SpeedCuber Posted 4 months ago

By far the best speed cube

this BEAST

 


A SpeedCuber

A SpeedCuber Posted 4 months ago

you can also buy this to test your IQ


Preston Le

Preston Le Posted 4 months ago

lol what


A SpeedCuber

A SpeedCuber Posted 4 months ago

however, I main this cube


Bryan  Leung

Bryan Leung Posted 4 months ago

up predictions will come true when the covid 19 GOES AWAY.


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 4 months ago

Yeah covid sucks ):


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 2 months ago

yooooooooo


Cameron Schindler

Cameron Schindler Posted 2 months ago

Cool

Coo

 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 2 months ago

did you see the new vid

 


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 2 months ago

do you mean feliks' comp avgs?

 


bob bill

bob bill Posted 2 months ago

he's been posting a lot now that comps are back i haven't watched em all yet


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 2 months ago

yes i got the gan 356 air pro my first gan cube!


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 2 months ago

i feel like i am going you get sub 20 soon 2021 goals & predictions

merry Christmas  


bob bill

bob bill Posted 2 months ago

Epic!

although you can’t rely on a new cube to get you faster solves, you still gotta practice and things


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 2 months ago

i know i cant rely on my cube to make me sub 20.  before i had a 2 pound cube from the toy shop i think everyone had a bad cube when i started so i got a better cube!

 


bob bill

bob bill Posted 2 months ago

yeah going from a cube like that does make a big diffe I guess lol


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 2 months ago

and i just suck at fl plz help me.

 

i learn my allgs from jperm.net 


bob bill

bob bill Posted 2 months ago

lots of practice drill them every day and have patience

 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 2 months ago

thanks

 


Raf Casado

Raf Casado Posted 1 month ago

My prediction for 2021. I'm going to complete the 3x3 for the first time ever without taking the stickers off and moving them around. I was nine when I first picked up a Rubiks cube so its going to have taken me 42 years. A record surely! And its thanks to your beginner tutorials, Felix, that I will manage it at all. Just the last layer to go. 


Speed Cuber

Speed Cuber Posted 1 month ago

Wow!

That's a really long time!


bob bill

bob bill Posted 1 month ago

the first time is always tough then it gets a lot easier. Good Luck!


A SpeedCuber

A SpeedCuber Posted 1 month ago

only learn f2l ales once you are like sub 15


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 1 month ago

i got 29.43 new best

 


Harry Henderson

Harry Henderson Posted 1 month ago

Sup


Justin Yang

Justin Yang Posted 1 month ago

We are waiting for the 2021 Goals Predictions!


bob bill

bob bill Posted 1 month ago

yeah, but it might be tricky to make the cause of covid and because nothing really happened in 202 to base it off of. but I would predict that so many cubers got sooooooo much faster cause of all the time they spent practicing with nothing else to do and i think there will be loads of cubers no one has heard of that will be able to compete with the pros


A SpeedCuber

A SpeedCuber Posted 1 month ago

Yay! not rickrolled!


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 1 month ago

best time 26.463 and 27.945


bob bill

bob bill Posted 1 month ago

Nice


A SpeedCuber

A SpeedCuber Posted 1 month ago

Keep it up!

 

You'll be sub-20 in no time!


Leo Campbell

Leo Campbell Posted 1 month ago

Could you help me Felix I am 10 years old and I want to be like you


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 1 month ago

i think everyone wants to be like felix but what is you ao5?


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 1 month ago

i could help you a bit


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 1 month ago


A SpeedCuber

A SpeedCuber Posted 1 month ago

Do not try to be like Feliks 

 

Be yourself. Be better.


bob bill

bob bill Posted 1 month ago

well... i don't think better than Felix is really a realistic goal for anyone


bob bill

bob bill Posted 1 month ago

Felix is the Michael Jordan of cubing


Leo Campbell

Leo Campbell Posted 1 month ago

I agree what is ao5 does anyone one have a go cube

 


bob bill

bob bill Posted 1 month ago

ao5 is an average of 5 solves and I don't have a go cube but I do have a giiker which is a different kind of smart cube


A SpeedCuber

A SpeedCuber Posted 3 weeks ago

does it have to be realistic?

I was saying that if he strives for better, he could very well get there


bob bill

bob bill Posted 3 weeks ago

to confirm, first one isn't second one is.

also the first one is actually a very accurate article very true consider reading it


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 3 weeks ago

guys i have never been to a comp before if you have whats is it like?

i am thinking about my website go live what do you think

 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 3 weeks ago

and can you give me a name for my website it called the world of cubing but i do not like it that much

 


bob bill

bob bill Posted 3 weeks ago

I like world of cubing

and make sure to link the website here when you finish making it I would love to see it


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 3 weeks ago

I also like world of cubing


Lewis Potts

Lewis Potts Posted 1 week ago

I got a pb of 25


The  Kuber

The Kuber Posted 1 week ago

What is your average pb?


Lewis Potts

Lewis Potts Posted 1 week ago

Don't know 

 


The  Kuber

The Kuber Posted 1 week ago

Oh, mine is 20.62 seconds.



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