Re: Planning and Recognition
Ouch, my lack of clarity bites again.
Quick = under 30 seconds
Fast = under 15 seconds
Very Fast = under 12 seconds
Contender = under 10 seconds
Amazing = under 8 seconds
The best cubers I have seen average 6 to 8 seconds. That's over 5 solves, discarding the fastest and slowest solve, averaging the middle 3.
World records usually happen when an Amazing solver gets a skip on the last layer (the last layer just happens to be solved by luck when the first two layers are solved).
That's why competitions use the average rather than a single solve.