I got my first (3x3) blind solve yesterday!
Yeah, I know it's not a big accomplishment. I'd say this is my fifteenth or so attempt and it was definitely sub 10 minutes. I solved it on the car and didn't have my timer with me. The feeling of success was so strong that I told myself I just had to proclaim my success on the forums. It's been about half a year since I learned blind and to struggle for this long sure gives me a sense of personal pride. Hopefully, I can decrease my times to under 6 minutes before the end of the summer!
first official comp ever:
1:50.xx (very safe memo, just to ensure succes. easy scramble)
1:32.xx (good memo, normal execution. normal scramble)
1:34.xx (awesome memo speed, easy scramble, forgot last edge :P solved it trough elimination though, but time could have been better)
so after all I'm very satisfied even though the last solve could have been ~1:10....
Yesterday at RH 2012 there was a cubers dad there that I was talking to and he wanted me to try a blind solve. I started my timer and got a success in the LOUD NOISY DISTRACTING competition room even when I knew that several people at my table were watching (Noah (cuber whose dad I was talking to), both my sisters, Noah's mom and dad, my dad, and a few other people)
It was a 5:18, but it could have been faster. I had to pause though because about 3 pieces into execution the organizers made everyone stop cubing for a moment so they could make an announcement. That was a good 30seconsd probably.
11/11 in 52:26.83! So happy right now prepare to say goodbye to your NR Mike.
By the way, I got a 2/4 = 0 points for this week's weekly multi. Terrible. But I'm not going to feel too bad about it - it was only off by a few pieces, and I did it at 4:30 AM, a few hours after we got back from our 5 hour drive from Dixon.