The 171 Wall

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wtrc
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The 171 Wall

Postby wtrc » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:04 pm

Pretty much the title says all... I was improving until the last month or two, and am now stuck at a consistent 170-172. LG isn't too much of a problem (still working on timing), LR is a consistent -2 or so per section, and RC (hardest to improve... :/) is -4 to a brutal -8 per section. Has anyone ever topped out at the low 170s and been unable to improve?

Decided to take June, so I got plenty of time. Just frustrating to see an upward trend followed by an extended plateau over 5 or so PTs.

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Re: The 171 Wall

Postby itachiuchiha » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:21 pm

weathercoins wrote:Pretty much the title says all... I was improving until the last month or two, and am now stuck at a consistent 170-172. LG isn't too much of a problem (still working on timing), LR is a consistent -2 or so per section, and RC (hardest to improve... :/) is -4 to a brutal -8 per section. Has anyone ever topped out at the low 170s and been unable to improve?

Decided to take June, so I got plenty of time. Just frustrating to see an upward trend followed by an extended plateau over 5 or so PTs.


What is wrong with the low 170s?

At least you are not at a 155 wall

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Re: The 171 Wall

Postby Nova » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:24 pm

5 or so PTs is not a plataue.... keep grinding. At the level youre at, each point is going to take a lot longer to gain.

I have no advice regarding RC though. Sorry. I sucked at it. Good luck!

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Re: The 171 Wall

Postby Nova » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:26 pm

itachiuchiha wrote:What is wrong with the low 170s?

YH

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Re: The 171 Wall

Postby suralin » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:32 pm

weathercoins wrote:Pretty much the title says all... I was improving until the last month or two, and am now stuck at a consistent 170-172. LG isn't too much of a problem (still working on timing), LR is a consistent -2 or so per section, and RC (hardest to improve... :/) is -4 to a brutal -8 per section. Has anyone ever topped out at the low 170s and been unable to improve?

Decided to take June, so I got plenty of time. Just frustrating to see an upward trend followed by an extended plateau over 5 or so PTs.


Have you tried Manhattan RC? It's helped me more than PS: more intuitive, better results, etc.

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Re: The 171 Wall

Postby NoodleyOne » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:33 pm

Nova wrote:5 or so PTs is not a plataue.... keep grinding. At the level youre at, each point is going to take a lot longer to gain.

I have no advice regarding RC though. Sorry. I sucked at it. Good luck!

There's some truth to this... five PTs isn't enough to get a real reading. Basically, keep working at it. Go over the Manhattan RC guide, but also keep track of where you're missing your points and really examine to see the commonalities between the wrong answers. If time is a factor, find out where you're wasting it (be it reading or the questions) and adjust accordingly.

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Re: The 171 Wall

Postby 03152016 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:24 pm

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