# Blindfold Failures Thread

Discussion in 'Blindsolving Discussion' started by Mike Hughey, Jul 1, 2008.

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1. ### JonnyWhoopesPremium Member

Jun 25, 2009
Massachusetts, USA
WCA:
2011GRAY02
JonnyWhoopes
Just did my first 3BLD attempts in months. Extremely disappointed.

6:59 DNF
2:01 DNF
1:35 DNF
ragequit session

2. ### IckathuMember

May 20, 2011
Virginia
WCA:
2011MERT03
Ickathu
DNF(5:13.72), DNF(2:57.25), DNF(4:18.34), DNF(4:53.36), DNF(4:18.93)

3. ### drewsopchakMember

876
0
Apr 22, 2010
Central Upstate New York
WCA:
2010SOPC01
sebucwerd
What went wrong?

4. ### jonlinMember

408
0
Jul 22, 2011
MDVA
WCA:
2012LINJ01
ForTheLulz
DNF(8:50:00.04) 3x3 DNF.
If anyone wants to know why that took so long, it was a sleep delayed DNF.

5. ### AbstractAlgMember

373
0
Oct 30, 2011
WCA:
2012OKAN02
AbstractAlgorithm
Hahaha. I've got to try memoing the cube, than take a nap or sleep for full night and then solve cube. Amazing.

6. ### Mike HugheySuper ModeratorStaff Member

8,563
79
Jun 7, 2007
Indianapolis
WCA:
2007HUGH01
MikeHughey1
8x8x8 BLD twelfth attempt: DNF [1:22:20.10, 40:45, 2mO].
Closest try yet - off by just 2 pieces! Apparently I cycled them the wrong direction; I can remember attempting to solve those pieces, but I don't remember exactly how I solved them. Actually, the time was closer to 1:20:00, but when I saw how close to solved it was, I forgot to make sure I properly stopped the stopwatch; I looked at it after I tried to figure out what I had done wrong, and realized it was still running.

Last edited: Apr 22, 2012
7. ### rubiksarlenMember

563
1
Feb 3, 2011
Malaysia
WCA:
2011TANA02
huntforfood99
I guarantee you'll get it on the next try Mike! Very good attempt tho!

8. ### IckenickeMember

917
0
Jul 19, 2011
Sweden
NickeCubing
So close.

Hope you can do it very soon!

9. ### IckathuMember

May 20, 2011
Virginia
WCA:
2011MERT03
Ickathu
So close! Next time though! Meanwhile I'm struggling to get a 3Bld success - haven't gotten one in over 1 month (and 30+ attempts)

10. ### rubiksarlenMember

563
1
Feb 3, 2011
Malaysia
WCA:
2011TANA02
huntforfood99
First 4x4 BLD attempt (excluding corners) - off by 3 edges! :fp Didn't time myself.

Happy tho that I got the centers right! I'll prolly be doing more specialized practice for centers and edges and by this weekend I'll hopefully attempt a full 4BLD and get a success!

11. ### CubenoviceForever Slow

1st official 4BLD attempt at Zune Open 2012: DNF in 29:something
Off by a lot even though memo felt quite good...

Apart from corners that is:
I solve corners last and during execution I found my memo had two consecutive targets on the same cornerpiece.
Didn't notice during memo as they were last and first letter in two letter-pairs.
So I put the cube down knowing it was a DNF but had expeced better centers and edges
Could not figure out where the error was...

EDIT:
just reviewed the solve (THX Lars for the scramble)
Center and Edge memo correct, don't know what happened in execution
Corners: oh my...
1st error: started from the wrong sticker?????? BLU instead of ULB
2nd error: in solving I interpreted one of the regular words in my memo as two targets
Note to self: never use words from the letter-pair to fill the sentences

Last edited: Apr 29, 2012
12. ### porkynatorMember

1,050
55
Oct 27, 2010
Belluno, Italy
WCA:
2011TRON02
PorkyDays
DNF(24.21)[7.30] F2 L' B2 R2 D L U2 B' D R2 B' D2 F' B2 D2 F2 L2 B U2 R2
Very easy scramble. I don't know what went wrong during execution, here's a reconstruction of what I tried to do:

x' L D2 L' U2 L D2 L' U2 x (8/8)
R U' L' U R' U' L U (8/16)
z2 y R2 U2 R D R' U2 R D' R y' z2 (9/25) (so many rotations to get an A-perm)

B' Lw R2 U' R' U' R U R U R U' R Lw' B (15/40) (no, I didn't cancel the last moves)
B' M' U M U2 M' U M B (9/49)
L2 U' M U' R2 U M' U' R2 U2 L2 (11/60)
x U2 R' U' M U R U' M' U' (9/69)

EDIT: yay, another fail! Two edges flipped away from a sub-40 avg12:
Average of 12: DNF
1. 33.55 D' L2 R2 D2 F2 U L2 F2 R2 F2 D B R B2 U2 L2 F D' B2 U2 R'
2. 48.61 L2 R2 F2 D' B2 F2 L2 D B2 F2 D' L' F2 R B' L' D' F2 U2 F R2
3. 40.67 D2 U2 F D2 B R2 B' D2 F2 L2 R2 U' R D2 F D L' B2 U B2 L
4. 33.91 F2 D' B2 R2 U L2 F2 L2 R2 U' L2 R' B' D' F' D' R' D2 R' B' U'
5. 36.58 F2 R2 B2 R' D2 F2 R D2 L U2 L' B L U' R' D F L2 B F' U
6. 33.19 R F2 D2 R F2 L D2 U2 L' D2 F2 U' F R B2 L U' B' U B' R'
7. 30.32 D' L2 B2 L2 U' R2 D U B2 R2 D' B' L' D2 F D2 R' F' L B F
8. 42.96 B R' L B' D2 R' B R D' F U' L2 D' B2 U' L2 U' D' R2 F2
9. DNF(41.77) L2 B2 D2 B U2 B' L2 U2 F' U2 B' R' F D2 U' B2 F R B U2
10. 45.10 F2 L2 U L2 D L2 R2 F2 R2 U F2 R' D2 L D F D' F U R D'
11. (30.10) D' U' R2 F2 D' L2 R2 B2 R2 U R2 B D R U' L2 B2 F D2 U' B2
12. (DNF(48.90)) B2 U2 R' D2 R2 U2 F2 D2 F2 U2 L U F' D' L' R D L2 F R

Last edited: Apr 30, 2012
13. ### TMOYMember

Jun 29, 2008
WCA:
2008COUR01
My BLD at Zune Open:
3BLD: 1:10.81, not a bad time for me but just slow enough to make me miss the podium (Vivi got 3rd place with 1:10.47)
4BLD: three DNFs, one of them off by a flipped dedge because I memoed those two wings wrong
5BLD: three DNFs, one of them off by 3 centers
Multi: DNF (5/12 in 55 minutes, at least it's the first time I didn't have to rush the memo while attempting 12).

14. ### IckathuMember

May 20, 2011
Virginia
WCA:
2011MERT03
Ickathu
DNF(4:08.27), DNF(5:54.40), DNF(4:24.53), DNF(5:46.84)

Last solve was a rage quit during edge memo (i memo edges first...). Everyone kept trying to talk to me, the TV was on (and really loud for unknown reasons), there were like 3 edge cycles and no solved pieces. The corners (looking back at cube now) had 2 cycles, but looked relatively easy...

2 of the other solves was close (2 edges flipped on 1, and a 3cycle of edges on the other), 1 was... weird. At the end I had to flip 2 edges and then do a simple 3 cycle for the last 3 pieces (U2 M' U2 M). but somehow ended up being off by M' U M. I'm still not sure how...

15. ### JayceeMember

Jul 17, 2011
Crestwood, Illinois
Jayceeblaster
My failure : Every time I see a post in the Blindfold Accomplishment Thread I think it's Mike Hughey with an 8x8 BLD success.

16. ### Mike HugheySuper ModeratorStaff Member

8,563
79
Jun 7, 2007
Indianapolis
WCA:
2007HUGH01
MikeHughey1
Well, thankfully, that failure is finally over.

17. ### theZcuberPremium Member

May 8, 2011
Central NY, US
WCA:
2012PRAT02
If I'm reading your message correctly, you got a success? What was the time?

18. ### IckenickeMember

917
0
Jul 19, 2011
Sweden
NickeCubing
Take a look in the blindfold accomplishment thread

19. ### theZcuberPremium Member

May 8, 2011
Central NY, US
WCA:
2012PRAT02
Dayum, didn't think to take a look at that haha...great job!

20. ### megaminxwinCurrent Clock NR Holder

574
0
Feb 17, 2010
WCA:
2010MACA01
Dammit.

Multibld: 0/2 in 19:53.39[10:25.60].

Both off by at least two three-cycles. I'LL DO IT, I PROMISE (hopefully before i get the square-1)