1. Originally Posted by Mike Hughey
8x8x8 BLD, fifth try: DNF [1:13:25.41, 37:05, 6iO 2C] (still no successes)

For the 6 obliques, I was able to determine certainly that I applied one commutator to the wrong orbit, accounting for all 6 pieces. The corners being twisted was inexcusable - I really should spend a few more seconds memorizing corners before I start - this is ridiculous.

I realize that considering my 7x7x7 BLD accuracy is around 20%, I shouldn't feel bad about missing my first 5 tries at 8x8x8, but this is starting to get disappointing.
Bld failures are always nasty, but getting the right orbits sounds like a trickier job than the actual memo and figuring out comms parts.

Also remember the old motto: Any practise is good practise

p.s. When you get it, please make sure it's on film!

2. 3/5, first cube was off by 2 edges, 4th cube was off by 3 edges and two twisted corners. This is getting really frustrating....I should have had the 1st cube for sure, but I flipped the wrong edge.

3. Originally Posted by kinch2002
p.s. When you get it, please make sure it's on film!
That's why I find it so hard to make more than one attempt per week - I have to record it, and it takes longer to deal with the recording (and requires that the kids are sleeping ).

4. Due to recent improvements in BLD, I decided to try a 5 cube multi. I have only ever tried two cubes, and have only had one success at that. B*** to the wall I suppose.

1/5 in 1:01:47.77 || Memo = 49:31 (May have been under 1:00 had I not had to get up to restart my camera... it froze)
I solved in reverse order of the memo.
Cube 5 = 50%
Cube 4 = Realized as I was finishing corners that I had been solving edges using the corners memo. Wasn't sure when I made the accidental transition, so I just threw the cube away.
Cube 3 = Started solving edges on accident using corner memo. (Yes... 5 seconds after I screwed up the previous cube the same way) I got *cough* upset *cough* and forgot where I was in the execution, so I threw yet another cube away.
Cube 2 = Solved
Cube 1 = 50% - My hand slipped while doing a setup move. I took a reasonable guess at what moves I made and tried to fix them, but I don't think I got it right.

5. Originally Posted by Carson
Due to recent improvements in BLD, I decided to try a 5 cube multi. I have only ever tried two cubes, and have only had one success at that. B*** to the wall I suppose.
A damn inspiring failure though!
When I have an hours of cubing time I'll try 5 too

This will be my 3rd ever attempt at MBLD
1st 0/2 official comp (my first ever official BLD attempt LOL, but really tried to do both of them)
2nd 2/2 recent weekly comp
3rd ?/5

6. This would have been a sub-6, significant improve over my sub-10 yesterday.

I had a feeling that I forgot to permute a corner, but I obviously completely forgot about orientation instead. And I messed up during the end of the edges

7. 3x3 - DNF - 2:49.70
Off by an edge cycle and corner cycle. First ever sub 3:00.

8. ARRGH.

Scramble: R' U F' B' U L D U' B2 L' B U R F2 U2 F' R' F2 B2 U2 B L' U2 R F'

DNF 6:20.67, with 3:33.87 for memo. Would've been a record too.

For CP I memo'd it correctly, but got one corner cycle wrong. Dammit.

And this is after I do it perfectly on the bus with twenty incredibly rowdy kids watching...

At least it taught me that apparently it's faster to execute EP in 3OP first, not CP. Huh.

(how do you do it so fast???)

9. So many BLD failures over the past few weeks. Here are yesterday's solves(all DNFs):
3:56.94, 3:48.32, 5:13.77, 4:24.08, 2:55.57, 5:27.55, 5:16.98, 3:45.12, 4:29.01
AUGH!! So frustrated. Probably 3 of these were close (3 cycle, flipped pieces, etc), while the other's are just complete FAILURES! GRRR! Blind frustrates me, because it's so fun, but DNFs are just so annoying.

Originally Posted by BrainOfSweden
This would have been a sub-6, significant improve over my sub-10 yesterday.
Spoiler:

I had a feeling that I forgot to permute a corner, but I obviously completely forgot about orientation instead. And I messed up during the end of the edges
What cube is that? It looks like a dayan cube, but the plastic is so shiny! It looks pretty cool.
Oh, and I personally would like at that as a neutral solve. Neither a failure nor an achievement. You shaved off 4 minutes from your time yesterday, and were only off by what? 3 edges and 2 corners? So congrats and bummer...

10. Originally Posted by Ickathu
What cube is that? It looks like a dayan cube, but the plastic is so shiny! It looks pretty cool.
Oh, and I personally would like at that as a neutral solve. Neither a failure nor an achievement. You shaved off 4 minutes from your time yesterday, and were only off by what? 3 edges and 2 corners? So congrats and bummer...
The cube is an Alpha V-F.
Thanks for the congratulations. It was not a complete fail, as you say, it's three edges and two corners that are misoriented. Now that I have actually done a succesful solve, I of course want to do it faster, so I think I might be stressing my memory just a little too much. But according to the excellent third post in this thread, that might come of as a good thing in the end. My so far only complete solve was in fact done about an hour after a few failed solves, all done without a break in between. Things might get easier now that I realized that I always forget the last U-turn of the R-Perm -.-'

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