# Thread: Idea for better blindfolds

1. I read this the other day.

2. Originally Posted by drewsopchak
That's a music stand thingy. Look at it later in the video.
Actually it's a harmonica holder with a large envelope taped to it.

3. Originally Posted by Cube Equation
I read this the other day.
Yeah, I saw that too. But I think having the paper on top of your head is better, because using Stefan's idea, you have to tilt your head down to see the cube (or hold it high), which can be quite bad, specially for multi bld.

4. Originally Posted by Pedro
using Stefan's idea, you have to tilt your head down to see the cube (or hold it high), which can be quite bad, specially for multi bld.
Well, you don't have to start with it on your head. I did it that way with single blind in mind, especially for fast people (for a short time I don't think it's bad, and you can keep your hands on the cube between memo and exec because you just need to tilt your head up instead of use your hands to pull a blindfold down). For long multi or big, you can have it on the table and put it on after memo.

5. Originally Posted by Stefan
Well, you don't have to start with it on your head. I did it that way with single blind in mind, especially for fast people (for a short time I don't think it's bad, and you can keep your hands on the cube between memo and exec because you just need to tilt your head up instead of use your hands to pull a blindfold down). For long multi or big, you can have it on the table and put it on after memo.
I often use Jim's harmonica-holder thingy for big BLD solves, and I do it this way - I leave it on the table until I'm finished memorizing. The harmonica holder allows the paper to be folded down, but I find that it's still in the way there, and it's much easier overall for me to just take the extra couple of seconds to put it over my head before I start solving.

6. Originally Posted by JBCM627
Actually it's a harmonica holder with a large envelope taped to it.
Yeah that's what I meant!

7. Originally Posted by Mike Hughey
I often use Jim's harmonica-holder thingy for big BLD solves, and I do it this way - I leave it on the table until I'm finished memorizing. The harmonica holder allows the paper to be folded down, but I find that it's still in the way there, and it's much easier overall for me to just take the extra couple of seconds to put it over my head before I start solving.
I leave the blindfold on the table for multi bld, too.
My point is that this thing is practical for single bld, since donning the blindfold is not harder than a regular one (at least for me).

Have you tried my paper idea?

8. Originally Posted by Pedro
I leave the blindfold on the table for multi bld, too.
My point is that this thing is practical for single bld, since donning the blindfold is not harder than a regular one (at least for me).

Have you tried my paper idea?
No, I have not tried it yet, but it does seem to make sense. It would of course be important for judges to understand what they need to look for to make sure cheating is not done (if the solver held the cube low enough, they might be able to peek under the paper; also the blindfold/paper assembly would have to be checked to be sure it's not doctored - otherwise you could construct a trick one of these; etc.). I would also think it might be viewed as terribly uncomfortable by some people, although I doubt it would bother me much. I suspect I'd be fine with it, but I'm not sure others would agree.

9. Yeah, I don't think it is ready to be proposed as "official", but I posted here more as a suggestion for us blders who want to help the poor judges

I can only see something if I hold the cube on my belly (and I have a big nose...haha). So cheating would be quite easy to detect.

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