Improving in alternating speed

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Tjolahop
So, I've been playing this game for a while now (for about one year) and noticed a few months back that my maximum alternating speed (~135-140bpm) is suprisingly low in comparison to my single tapping that's around 120bpm, thus my alternating speed is about 115% of my single tapping speed, and the reason i feel like that's low is because most players (based on people i know and pro players i watch regularly) generally lie around 140-145% or even higher. So to the point, what i want to discuss is if you have made any changes in technique that have helped you improve your raw speed faster, it doesn't necessarily have to be something that made you faster on the spot, but maybe something that made you more stable and less clumsy and therefore you had an easier time training it. Obviously everyone finds their own technique and there's nothing that fits everyone but me and others with the same problem are probably willing to try out different/new stuff so that we don't keep refining our not so effective way of doing it and actually makes progress.

It's probably a broad topic with alot of complicated stuff that people don't even bother to explain or not even think about, but i just want to know if there's something, just anything besides pressuring yourself with fast maps (wich is mandatory) that can improve your speed or boost your training the tiniest bit.

I'm kind of annoyed because i am at the stage where i can read high AR and do difficult jumps but can't burst mediocre insanes/anothers wich i have no problem reading etc. and getting impatient when i don't improve in the pace i want too.

TL;DR: how do i gets cookiezi fingers ))
brendanuhs
short: just practise
on a side note, i hope you mean 1/4 if 120bpm is your max alternating.
iSpR1Te
I also have a slow alternating compared to single tapping.

The thing that seems to help improve streaming the most is playing long streams. Ever since I started playing lower bpm songs that have really long streams it seems I have increase my speed the most this way. I've tried many different mind sets, hand positions, streaming maps (short streams, long streams), keys, keyboards, and just straight up hard practice but nothing really seems to improve my streaming much other than that.

My theory is once you build up stamina, endurance, and accurate alternating, speed just comes naturally.
Xcrypt
Playing deathstreams seems to have increased my alternating speed by 10-20% so far. I don't know if this is of any help to you but this might be a good tool to keep track of your progress (purely in top speed then): http://www.all8.com/tools/bpm.htm
RaneFire

Tjolahop wrote:

It's probably a broad topic with alot of complicated stuff that people don't even bother to explain or not even think about, but i just want to know if there's something, just anything besides pressuring yourself with fast maps (wich is mandatory) that can improve your speed or boost your training the tiniest bit.
There isn't any secret method. Keep playing the stuff that gives you trouble. Eventually you'll get it. Getting impatient doesn't help either, because the learning curve always gets flatter as you get better and progression slows even more.

The only thing that I can tell you is that most of your skill is mental and has less to do with your actual technique. The crucial part is how fast you can send those nerve-signal decisions to your muscles, and how frequently you can send multiple different signals. This is known as transitioning, a key factor in alternating, as well as determining the max BPM you can properly do jumps. This only comes with training and conditioning, i.e. playing more hard stuff and playing it a lot. Just because you can read the map, does not mean you can play it. There is an in-between process. You need to train your mental affinity to your fingers to get them to respond the way they should. This is also confused with having faster reflexes, but it's only better-trained reflexes, or better trained "fingers" (mentally).

So play those fast maps and get used to reading fast stuff, because that's the only way you're gonna develop it. Saying that there is another way of getting faster, other than actually trying to get faster, sounds like bad reasoning. Never confuse reading with execution. Reading is a very broad topic in itself already, and does have common ground with execution, but for the sake of explaining it... they are different things and your reading will always be faster than what you can play.
darkmiz
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Tjolahop

brendanuhs wrote:

short: just practise
on a side note, i hope you mean 1/4 if 120bpm is your max alternating.
I wrote 135-140, but yes...
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