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deroche1 Racer 9 Insignia 161 WPM
Full Average 135.7 WPM
Best Race 317 WPM
Races Completed 239781
WPM Percentile 99.9%
Skill Level Megaracer
Experience Level Racer 9
Racing Since Jan. 31, 2015
Keyboard Qwerty
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Name michael
Age 24
Gender Male
Location Seattle, Washington, United States United States flag
About Me -

Born and raised in Seattle & I love it here!

I've been studying classical piano since I was four and now accompany performers in the Seattle area and teach piano lessons to young students starting out. I have three years of a BA in music performance completed and I intend to pursue a master's and doctoral degree in collaborative piano. My favorite solo piano composers to play are Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms... anything from the romantic era.

Growing up my family had a computer which I had some interest in. I probably started playing around with it when I was 4, so I started typing at a very young age, probably by the hunt-and-peck method. Beginning in second grade (age 8-9), my school taught typing and I immediately took an interest in boosting my speed.

The best advice for improving at typing is to just keep typing! Try to type at least 30 minutes a day, almost never longer than 30 minutes to an hour at a time. I wrote down some others tips here: https://pastebin.com/ku59QjxZ

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Some achievements I have on this site:
Most races - achieved April 2017
First player to finish a race over 300 wpm - achieved September 2017
Longest marathon (most races in 24 hours) - 6382

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Check me out on Youtube and Twitch!

youtube.com/channel/UCbYrCOOIi8OjoS6wiYvCDLw
twitch.tv/typeracerderocheee

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10 fastest racers by best race (real speed*):

1. erniechiew 352.06 | 02/24/2018 | https://goo.gl/rD1GtU
2. sharoop: 340.58 | 05/18/2018 | https://goo.gl/vd8tmK
3. mostlynonquit: 339.35 | 12/26/2017 | https://goo.gl/PJyFCA
4. deroche1: 325.14 | 05/16/2018 | https://goo.gl/RLazRL
5. florentine: 309.55 | 11/16/2017 | https://goo.gl/NKKBzh
6. vinniwooh: 308.09 | 02/24/2018 | https://goo.gl/AcL2vD
7. alpha_panda 301.40 | 01/06/2018 | https://goo.gl/h7SvKH
8. newkeyboardlove: 298.73 | 01/21/2018 | https://goo.gl/EiPzhp
8. pentalon: 288.44 | 11/21/2017 | https://goo.gl/SzmvRN
10. supererik: 283.42 | 10/09/2017 | https://goo.gl/USTKEH

*Ping to the server causes races to be registered slightly slower than their actual speed - data logged by the user's client can be used to calculate the actual speed of a race down to the nearest millisecond.

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Awards

Latest Race Results

Race # Speed Accuracy Points Place Date Options
239781 164 WPM 98.4% 82 1/3 today
239780 151 WPM 97.8% 264 1/2 today
239779 137 WPM 95.3% 126 1/4 today
239778 163 WPM 97.4% 199 1/3 today
239777 178 WPM 98.5% 181 1/3 today
239776 171 WPM 99.3% 125 1/3 today
239775 155 WPM 97.5% 100 1/2 today
239774 170 WPM 98.4% 229 1/4 today
239773 144 WPM 96.4% 241 1/4 today
239772 178 WPM 97.9% 92 1/1 today
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