# Thread: Corey Sakowski - 5BLD in 23:29.57 (First Success!!!)

1. Great job! That's better than my PB by a lot and I've had four or five successes. Can't wait to race you at SJC. We're a lot closer now.

2. Originally Posted by Noahaha
Great job! That's better than my PB by a lot and I've had four or five successes. Can't wait to race you at SJC. We're a lot closer now.
Yes, we definitely need to race next weekend

3. How do you use U2 for + centers? I want to start learning commutators because I know they are more efficient, but in the meantime, it would be cool to try out 5BLD, but I don't know how to do + centers.

4. Originally Posted by Mikel
How do you use U2 for + centers? I want to start learning commutators because I know they are more efficient, but in the meantime, it would be cool to try out 5BLD, but I don't know how to do + centers.
It's very similar to X-centers. I use the UR center as the buffer and the UL center as the helper. Shooting to pieces on the F, L, R, and B faces should be easy to figure out. For the U face, the algs are the same except you use (r' E r) instead of (r' u r), for example.

For the D face I had to modify the alg a little bit. To shoot to the BL center I would use (l B2 E2 B2 l') U2 (l B2 E2 B2 l'). And of course use D, D', or D2 as a setup move to shoot to other +centers on the D face.

5. Congratulations! I'll be waiting to see an official success one day

6. Originally Posted by Skullush
It's very similar to X-centers. I use the UR center as the buffer and the UL center as the helper. Shooting to pieces on the F, L, R, and B faces should be easy to figure out. For the U face, the algs are the same except you use (r' E r) instead of (r' u r), for example.

For the D face I had to modify the alg a little bit. To shoot to the BL center I would use (l B2 E2 B2 l') U2 (l B2 E2 B2 l'). And of course use D, D', or D2 as a setup move to shoot to other +centers on the D face.
Thank you so much! I may have to try this out soon.

7. Congratulations, I hope you get that success (and some good clock times ) at SJC!
Also, you were definitely a motivating factor for me finally trying 4BLD (first success details here).

8. Originally Posted by flee135
Congratulations! I'll be waiting to see an official success one day
Hopefully this weekend

Originally Posted by Evan Liu
Congratulations, I hope you get that success (and some good clock times ) at SJC!
Also, you were definitely a motivating factor for me finally trying 4BLD (first success details here).
Congratulations on the 4BLD success , it took me many more attempts than 3
And I'm averaging about 20 seconds on clock right now so I'll see what I can do, haha

9. Originally Posted by Skullush
Thanks dude. I thought you already knew 4BLD?
Haven't gotten centers or learned any of algs.

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