1. Huh, Vault had the same 2x2x3 as me.

FMC:

B' R U' F' B2 D2 L' U L D' F' D2 R D' R : F2 R . F R' F2
. = [R B R', F]
: = [R2, F' L' F]
B' R U' F' B2 D2 L' U L D' F' D2 R D' R' F' L' F R2 F' L F' R2 B R' F R B' R2 F2 (30HTM)

Nothing clever here, just some classic insertions.

Vault: Your 2x2x3 leads to: B' R U' F' B2 D2 L' . U L, . = [FD'F',U], which cancels two moves. So your solution is now 30 moves.

2. Mike Hughey:

2x2x2: 9.68, 10.50, 18.22, 10.71, 11.88 = 11.03
3x3x3: 30.06, 25.61, 31.08, 22.90, 33.90 = 28.92
4x4x4: 2:15.19 (O), 1:51.18 (OP), 2:15.61 (OP), 1:57.21 (O), 2:00.43 (OP) = 2:04.28
5x5x5: 2:57.03, 2:59.50, 2:43.93, 3:01.61, 2:45.06 = 2:53.86
6x6x6: 6:00.11, 9:07.59 (O, big POP), 6:30.71 (P), 6:59.08 (P), 6:03.90 (O) = 6:31.23
7x7x7: 9:47.23, 8:34.04, 8:41.63, 11:15.23, 8:44.13 = 9:04.33
Comment: On the fourth one, messed up edge parity and destroyed the centers. It would have been sub-9 otherwise.
2x2x2 BLD: 49.09, 52.69, 56.16 = 49.09
3x3x3 BLD: DNF (3:22.59), 1:51.88, DNF (3:49.80) = 1:51.88
Comment: Awful, but at least I had one good one.
4x4x4 BLD: DNF (13:47, 4:36), DNF (8:38.88, 4:09), 10:32.80 (5:22) = 10:32:80
Comment: First one off by 2 wings. I messed up memorizing the centers and memorized a piece twice. I couldn’t remember what was wrong, so I did the edges and then came back to the centers, whereupon I was able to guess correctly which piece I had substituted. Then I forgot to go back and do the last two wings. Second one was off by 3 centers – I cycled them in the wrong direction.
5x5x5 BLD: 16:58.40 (8:29), DNF (17:33.10, 8:29), 14:53.64 (7:36) = 14:53.64
Comment: Personal best, and then another personal best! The third one was my amazing sub-15 that I already reported in the Blindfold Accomplishment Thread. DNF was off by just 2 X centers.
6x6x6 BLD: 43:51.09 (21:18), DNS, DNS = 43:51.09
Comment: Another personal best – this was a good week for biggish cubes BLD for me.
7x7x7 BLD: DNF (1:09:16.67, 34:47), DNS, DNS = DNF
Comment: Off by just 3 outer + centers!!!!!! Ugh. I can't wait to get one so I won't have to videotape them all anymore - it's a pain to have to set up the camera every week. Really secure memorization; I just cycled one pair the wrong way, because I always mix up E and I for some reason in my head.
3x3x3 multiBLD: 3/4 = 2 points, 25:24.51 (13:51)
Comment: 2 corners twisted on the first cube – I unpacked my hexadecimal number incorrectly. On the fourth cube, I applied moves from a different cube, and then had to undo them and try again – slowed me down a lot. Very bad.
3x3x3 OH: 1:05.13, 46.15, 55.93, 48.78, 52.61 = 52.44
3x3x3 WF: 2:13.38, 2:43.75, 2:28.55, 2:%5.22, 2:21.59 = 2:31.30
3x3x3 Match the scramble: 1:57.40, 1:51.11, 1:43.93, 1:53.88, DNF = 1:54.13
Comment: This was very nice – finally a good average! I think the last one was the fastest one, but unfortunately when I finished, the stackmat read “0.02”. I don’t know exactly what happened – all I saw was the result.
2-4 relay: 2:35.52 (OP)
2-5 relay: 5:27.71 (OP)
2-6 relay: DNF (2:02:46.42, 1:12:25 memorization)
Comment: 4x4x4 was off by 2 corners and 3 centers; 5x5x5 was off by 2 centrals and 3 wings; 6x6x6 was off by just 3 inner X centers.
2-7 relay: 21:39.94 (OP, OP)
Magic: 2.84, 2.44, 2.19, 2.13, 3.30 = 2.49
Master Magic: 4.41, 5.28, 4.27, 4.43, 4.65 = 4.50
Snake: Still don’t have one.
Clock: 26.59, 19.86, 25.38, 28.28, 21.30 = 24.42
MegaMinx: 3:03.04, 3:03.44, 3:47.04, 3:18.93, 3:21.42 = 3:14.60
Pyraminx: 18.27, 21.47, 22.63, 33.88, 13.31 = 20.79
Square-1: DNF (P), 1:17.59 (P), 1:16.21, 1:01.84, 1:39.22 (P) = 1:24.34
Comment: On the first one, I didn’t see the parity until I stopped the timer. Time was 1:07.72.
3x3x3 Fewest Moves: 39 moves
R B L2 B2 L B’ F U’ R U F L D’ F D R F2 B2 R’ F2 R F2 B2 L’ R’ F D’ F’ D2 R F R2 F’ D’ F D R D’ F2
2x2x2: R B L2 B2 L B’
2x cross: F U’ R U
3rd pair: F L D’ F D L’
4th pair: R . F2 R’ F D’ F’ D
OLL: D R F R2 F’ D’ F D R D’
AUF: F2
insert at .: L F2 B2 R’ F2 R F2 B2 L’ F2
Before ., L’ R L cancel to R; after ., F2 F2 cancel; before OLL, D D become D2.
4x4x4 Fewest Moves: 78 moves!!!
F' Uw Rw2 B Rw2 U' D Rw U' L Fw U2 R2 Fw U' D' B D Fw2 Rw2 F L R F' Rw2 R' Dw2 R D R' Dw2 R2 Fw' L' B' L Fw Dw R U2 R' Uw' B F L R' F D2 L' D B' L2 B' U B2 U' D' B2 D B' D U R2 U' L U R2 U' L2 D' L D L B L' B' D' B2
centers: F' Uw Rw2 B Rw2 U' D Rw
U' L Fw U2 R2 Fw U' D' B D Fw2
edges: Rw2 F L R F' Rw2
R' Dw2 R D R' Dw2
R2 Fw' L' B' L Fw
Dw R U2 R' Uw'
3x3x3: B F L R' F
3x3x4: D2 L' D
3x cross: B' L2 B' U B2 U'
4th pair: D' B2 D B' D . L' D' L
OLL: D L B L' B' D'
AUF: B2
insert at .: U R2 U' L U R2 U' L'
L' L' after . become L2.
Wow - if I wasn't so bad at 3x3x3 fewest moves, this might have been really amazing! Reduction with no parity in 42 moves!

Also, we were racing on 3x3x3 BLD when we did them, so here are Shaden’s times from the race.

3x3x3 BLD: DNF (2:54.50), 3:14.66, DNF (3:17.55) = 3:14.66

3. Thanks for posting for me Mike!

4. Riffz:

3x3
Average: 46.08
Times: (43.69), (56.33), 44.39, 48.06, 45.78

5. Originally Posted by Swordsman Kirby
Huh, Vault had the same 2x2x3 as me.

FMC:

B' R U' F' B2 D2 L' U L D' F' D2 R D' R : F2 R . F R' F2
. = [R B R', F]
: = [R2, F' L' F]
B' R U' F' B2 D2 L' U L D' F' D2 R D' R' F' L' F R2 F' L F' R2 B R' F R B' R2 F2 (30HTM)

Nothing clever here, just some classic insertions.

Vault: Your 2x2x3 leads to: B' R U' F' B2 D2 L' . U L, . = [FD'F',U], which cancels two moves. So your solution is now 30 moves.
haha thanks Tim. I really need to learn how to do insertions, since I can easily sub-18 my F2l in most cases. I also, just realized that I could easily cut off one move by using the mirrored inverse of that PLL, F D' F U2 F' U F U2 F2. for some reason I just didnt see it, i was probably too excited about the 3 move cancellation across f2l/OLL. Oh well, Ill get it next time.

6. Originally Posted by Vault312
I really need to learn how to do insertions, since I can easily sub-18 my F2l in most cases.
Really? That's amazing! I don't actually go for F2L, I just try to get triple excross and a 2x2x1 block in LL in about 20-30 moves, then insert the rest.

7. Yeah! A 78-move 4x4x4 fewest moves - my best yet! 42 move reduction with no parity. (See my previous post.)

Thanks for posting for me Mike!
You're welcome. It occurred to me you probably didn't have the times recorded anywhere, so it was up to me to post them. It was fun racing!

8. Originally Posted by Mike Hughey
5x5x5 BLD: 16:58.40 (8:29), DNF (17:33.10, 8:29), 14:53.64 (7:36) = 14:53.64
Comment: Personal best, and then another personal best! The third one was my amazing sub-15 that I already reported in the Blindfold Accomplishment Thread. DNF was off by just 2 X centers.
6x6x6 BLD: 43:51.09 (21:18), DNS, DNS = 43:51.09
Comment: Another personal best – this was a good week for biggish cubes BLD for me.
Hey Mike, congrats on the 5x5x5 solves, sub-15 is really fast! And also your sub-9 4x4x4 was really close! Congrats also on the 6x6x6 pb! You're really fast, that's awesome!

Hey Mike, I had a crazy idea after Decatur where we did a lot of team BLD for fun after the event was over. What do you think of trying 7x7 team BLD at the next competition we both go to? I think it would be madness ;-)

Chris

9. Originally Posted by cmhardw
Hey Mike, congrats on the 5x5x5 solves, sub-15 is really fast! And also your sub-9 4x4x4 was really close! Congrats also on the 6x6x6 pb! You're really fast, that's awesome!
Thanks very much! I'm very happy with my 5x5x5 times. I don't know why I can't seem to get fast 4x4x4 ones, though.

Originally Posted by cmhardw
Hey Mike, I had a crazy idea after Decatur where we did a lot of team BLD for fun after the event was over. What do you think of trying 7x7 team BLD at the next competition we both go to? I think it would be madness ;-)
That sounds great! Shaden and I were doing 4x4x4 team BLD this past weekend too, so we were all on the same page. I think it would be great fun!

10. FMC: B2 L' B R L F' U L2 U2 L2 F' L F L U L' B' U2 B U' B' U2 B U B' U B' D2 (28)

turn pre-scramble-moves B2 D2 to understand:
pseudo 2x2x3: B2 L' B R L F' (6)
3th pair: U L2 U2 L2 F' L F (13)
last pair: L U L' B' U2 B(19)
LL: U' B' U2 B U B' U B (27)
correction: B2 D2 (28)

Again this makes clear a good 2x2x3 block is most important of each solve.
Almost run out of time. Finally prescramble moves and 50-ways-to-insert-the-last-pair did the miracle for me.

Gus

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