1. Arnaud's scramble:
B F R' D2 B F R' U' L' R' B2 F L R D2 U' R2 D U' R' F2 L2 D' U2 F

Scrambled with white on U and green on F, but I always solve with yellow on U and green on F.

Here is my memorization of that cube:

Edges: (buffer)->L->B->X->R->S->V->E->N->G->I->P->B
as images this would be

At location #1) A lazy boy chair (LB) with Rogue from Xmen (XR) standing next to it. A starving person who is very emaciated (SV) pushes her so she falls into the chair.

At location #2) An alien from a book I read (EN) breaks through the glass wall of a giant bottle of gin (GI) and gets drunk. It then pukes all over a polar bear (PB).

Corners: B->W->R->P->D->K->V

At location #3) Orlando Bloom (B) stands next to Gandalf (WR) from Lord of the Rings and watches him cast a spell on a Panda (PD). After casting the spell the Panda is able to shoot bullets out of it's mouth at a Kevlar vest (KV).

I memorized the corners a bit differently because my buffer piece was already solved, so this is why I started with a single letter image. This is an idea Daniel and I call "pseudo-buffer" solving. I handled the 2 cycle in the edges by simply "breaking into" the longer cycle with my buffer piece after that 2 cycle solved.

I'm getting faster at using these images on 3x3x3, with a personal best in the mid 1:40's. The real strength of this system is for the 5x5x5 cube and using this system for the inner 3x3x3 pieces on the 5x5x5. Again for the solving phase I do not use 2-cycles but I always solve with freestyle commutators. Except for situations where I "break into" a new cycle I always solve both position and orientation of 2 pieces at once by doing this.

Chris

2. Chris: do you think you could show an example 3x3 solve, for that scramble? I would be interested in that!

Or you can e-mail at cardologist [at] gmail.com if you want!

3. For all pieces I have word groups. For example: white-red: medical things, operation, scalpel, blood, etc. In this manner I have 500(or more) words for all pieces. Not only nouns, I also have adjectives and verbs. I try to make a funny or disgusting story.
And the key is to REALLY imagine it...

4. Matyas

For each sticker (or a wing) you have over 500 references that you can make? That is insane ...
Or is that 500 in total? Like

500 divided amongst 24 pieces, or

is it

500*24
or 500/24?

I'm a little confused ...

5. Originally posted by dbeyer@Jun 6 2007, 07:00 PM
Matyas

For each sticker (or a wing) you have over 500 references that you can make? That is insane ...
Or is that 500 in total? Like

500 divided amongst 24 pieces, or

is it

500*24
or 500/24?

I'm a little confused ...
500*12(or 24 for 4x4)

6. Originally posted by M?ty?s Kuti(shaipo)@Jun 6 2007, 04:56 PM
And the key is to REALLY imagine it...
Yeah, that plays a big role. When I do storys (I have prepared pieces for this) I some times only recall the person/action/thing verbally... which helps totally nothing and won't storage it in deep mind.

7. I can't imagine >.< It's always so dark when i close my eyes. It used to be easy...but I use hit my head a lot -.-

Anyways, Johannes labeled the corners with consonants, and then he can use the vowels to form words with it.

For edges Mitchell used:

B D F J K L M R S T V W

Is there possible any other memo methods??

8. Originally posted by M?ty?s Kuti(shaipo)@Jun 6 2007, 04:56 PM
In this manner I have 500(or more) words for all pieces. Not only nouns, I also have adjectives and verbs. I try to make a funny or disgusting story.
And the key is to REALLY imagine it...
These are a lot of words :). How do you memorize more than one cube? Do you use a journey/room system or something similiar? Or do you use your own revolutonary system? :)

And Harris: You CAN imagine. Just look at your desk, chair or whatever you can see at the moment, close your eyes and try to recall the image you've seen a few seconds ago. And then try to manipulate it, set your chair on fire or make other strange things with your images. After a while you get used to it and you can imagine whatever you want.

btw.: My memory system is ehm.. none :). I just memorize my paths for 3-cycle visually. But I want to get into multiple BLD solving, (I'll order 10 DIY-cubes this weekend ;)) so i need a system. Thanks guys for sharing your memorizing methods. That really helped me to get an idea which system to use. These "word groups" Matyas uses sound really interesting, so you are not fixed on a specific word, which sometimes doesn't really fit in your actual image. And which "overall" system would you guys prefer for multiple BLD cubing? I think of a room method, where each room has places for one cube (or two rooms, one for orientation, one for permutation). Any suggestions will be helpful :)

9. http://cat.xula.edu/thinker/memory/strategies/loci

The interactive list of objects to used in the journey method. This is fun&#33; My house isn't quite as structured, so this is great for BLD&#33; Thnx Cin, I really can imagine lol :D

10. When I memorized the 8 cubes for my multi blindfolded attempt. I memorized direct permutation and used 2-cycles and commutators to solve the cube.

My lettering scheme just didn't seem as strong on the corners and edges, even though it's an extention of my lettering schemes for x-centers and t-centers respectively.

I used roman rooms to memorize the cubes. I think I should have memorized edges first in each roman room rather than corners first.

I grabbed cube 5 and started to execute cube 4's memo, that is to say I thought I had indeed grabbed cube for. I missed the cube all together!

Also, I recalled corners first, so I solved "all" of the corners on the cubes ... and then time was growing short ... I just decided to give up on the attempt, know that I hadn't even completed any cube at all haha

I learned a lot from that attempt. The intensity of memorizing and solving that many cubes is even greater than big cubes blindfolded, in my humble opinion.

Later,
Daniel Beyer