2020 Goals & Predictions

10 months ago

CubeSkills News

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 10 months ago

great feliks

 


Sofia Nguyen

Sofia Nguyen Posted 10 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago

Sir what did you think about the Gan 460?


Nguyen Phung Dung Anh

Nguyen Phung Dung Anh Posted 9 months ago

Hey Feliks,

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


Daniel MacMillan

Daniel MacMillan Posted 9 months 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 9 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago

Feliks, what cube do you like the most?


Ian Lim

Ian Lim Posted 7 months ago

Probably the Gan Air

 


Foxcive op

Foxcive op Posted 7 months ago

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

 


Đoàn Dương Tuấn Anh

Đoàn Dương Tuấn Anh Posted 7 months 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 7 months ago

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

 


ji liu

ji liu Posted 7 months ago

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


Jarvis Zhu

Jarvis Zhu Posted 7 months ago

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


bob bill

bob bill Posted 6 months ago

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


Louis Virlombier

Louis Virlombier Posted 6 months ago

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

 


Michael  Do

Michael Do Posted 6 months ago

Feliks is da best!!!

 


Jeongwon Park

Jeongwon Park Posted 6 months ago

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


Zihan Jin

Zihan Jin Posted 5 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 5 months ago

Zihan, GAN's better :)

 

 


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 5 months ago

moyu is pretty good though

 


Zihan Jin

Zihan Jin Posted 5 months ago

True, :D GAN IS THE BEST.


Han Mecartin

Han Mecartin Posted 5 months ago

Which is better mfjs meilong or yuxin little magic or mf3rs 

 


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 5 months ago

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


A SpeedCuber

A SpeedCuber Posted 5 months ago

Gan is good, but I like MoYu and Dayan better


Kavish Sethi

Kavish Sethi Posted 5 months ago

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

 


 


Shah Haq

Shah Haq Posted 5 months ago

Oooooooooœòôöóōøõ


Can't Stop Cubing

Can't Stop Cubing Posted 5 months ago

I think gan is the best cubing brand out there


Andrew Da Boi

Andrew Da Boi Posted 5 months ago

I really like moyu and dayan though


A SpeedCuber

A SpeedCuber Posted 5 months ago

ADB is right

 


Abhijeet Ghodgaonkar

Abhijeet Ghodgaonkar Posted 5 months ago

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


Aarnav Katru

Aarnav Katru Posted 4 months ago

GAN IS THE BEST


Shuichi Madina

Shuichi Madina Posted 4 months ago

YES!


Alex Davison

Alex Davison Posted 4 months ago

R.I.P 2020


Gitam Ghosh

Gitam Ghosh Posted 2 months ago

I am YJ cuber 

 


Anvay Vaidya

Anvay Vaidya Posted 1 month ago

MONSTER GO is BEST


Austin Xiao

Austin Xiao Posted 1 month ago

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


Mateo Switzer

Mateo Switzer Posted 1 month ago

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


Mateo Switzer

Mateo Switzer Posted 1 month ago

**Gan


Mateo Switzer

Mateo Switzer Posted 1 month ago

Autocorrect. Lol


Aryan Gunjal

Aryan Gunjal Posted 1 month ago

hi


CHIADIKA ONONYE

CHIADIKA ONONYE Posted 1 month ago

hi

 


Bui Long

Bui Long Posted 1 month ago

Hi!!


Surrya Sivakumar

Surrya Sivakumar Posted 1 month ago

Can anyone recommend a speed cube


Al S

Al S Posted 1 month ago

Gan is a good brand. 


Noah Wright

Noah Wright Posted 1 month 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 1 month ago

@ Noah Wright- You are absolutely right

 


Preston Le

Preston Le Posted 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

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


bob bill

bob bill Posted 1 month ago

wait what

 


bob bill

bob bill Posted 1 month ago

wait where is it 


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 1 month ago

there isnt one @preston le


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 1 month ago

full oll is so hard


Preston Le

Preston Le Posted 1 month 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 1 month ago

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


Preston Le

Preston Le Posted 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

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


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 1 month ago

Jamie who showed you how to do full oll

 


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 1 month 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 3 weeks ago

thanks Jamie i will copy the link

 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 3 weeks ago

 

 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 3 weeks ago

J perm.net is good website to

 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 3 weeks ago

hi

 


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 3 weeks ago

np lewis


Preston Le

Preston Le Posted 3 weeks ago

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


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 3 weeks ago

Ok np


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 3 weeks ago

what dose np mean

 


bob bill

bob bill Posted 3 weeks ago

No problem


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 3 weeks ago

cool thanks

 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 3 weeks ago

i bored so bored 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 2 weeks ago

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

 


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 2 weeks ago

Nice!


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 2 weeks ago

got 52 seconds 1 hour ago  


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 2 weeks ago

hi

 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 2 weeks ago

change my name to non-cuber 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 2 weeks ago

hope you like it

 


Li Random

Li Random Posted 2 weeks ago

ok


Chino Gumabon

Chino Gumabon Posted 2 weeks ago

I Got 57.45 Last Time.


bob bill

bob bill Posted 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

So really the vibe doesn’t make all the difference


bob bill

bob bill Posted 2 weeks ago

Do you guys use full cfop 


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 2 weeks ago

Yes


bob bill

bob bill Posted 2 weeks ago

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


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 2 weeks ago

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

help me


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 1 week ago


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 1 week ago

hop you like my website its not done yet

 


bob bill

bob bill Posted 1 week ago

i can't get to it :(


bob bill

bob bill Posted 1 week ago

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


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 1 week 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 1 week ago

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


bob bill

bob bill Posted 1 week ago

Wow


bob bill

bob bill Posted 1 week ago

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


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 1 week ago

ok me too!

 


Lewis potts

Lewis potts Posted 1 week ago

i got this new cube and it feels like cardboard 


Jamie A

Jamie A Posted 1 week ago

What cube is it Lewis?


Preston Le

Preston Le Posted 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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


Preston Le

Preston Le Posted 1 week 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 6 days 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 3 days 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 !!!!

 


דור  ביט

דור ביט Posted 1 day ago

Say you have recommendations for good and fast dice?

 

 
 
 
 
 

bob bill

bob bill Posted 18 hours 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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