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What Orientation do you use for Blindsolving?

Discussion in 'Blindsolving Discussion' started by Dr_Detonation, May 17, 2017.

  1. Dr_Detonation

    Dr_Detonation Member

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    I'm making this this thread to help beginners that are just starting 3BLD find a good cube orientation.
    Personally, I use green in front with white on top, which is standard WCA. I know lots of people use blue on top, red on front, though, cuz that's what Zane and Noah do.
     
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  2. Fábio De'Rose

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    What in your opinion defines a "Good orientation"? Because this concept doesn't make much sense to me.

    This is a matter of personal preference. There's no such thing as good or bad orientations, especially when we consider that proper BLD scrambles will randomize the orientation of the cube. Thus the official WCA notation, which is used for scrambling only, is neutralized.

    Some people will use Noah's orientation so their initial learning process is eased, but once their wheels are taken off and they become independent, this will most likely not matter at all, since advanced materials will most likely apply the universally accepted notation for pieces, disregarding colors.

    TL;DR: Choose the prettiest orientation.
     
  3. sqAree

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    So yep, I agree with Fábio that it doesn't matter.
    However, I used the normal WCA orientation and I think it helped me getting comfortable with the orientation / color scheme along with FMC (where it makes sense to use the WCA orientation).
    Still, doesn't matter.
     
  4. Mastermind2368

    Mastermind2368 Member

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    Yellow on top, Blue in front.
     
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  5. Fábio sums it up. It really doesn't matter. It's like saying which is better for cfop white cross or blue cross? Both will have lucky scrambles and both are good if you use it right. It really is just personal preference
     
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  6. oneshot

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    The only advantage I can see in picking one orientation over another is if you might want to pick the orientation of whatever tutorial you are learning from to make it easier. But once you know an orientation, one isn't better than another...
     
  7. I use orange in front yellow top.
     
  8. DGCubes

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    No, green on front and white on top is WCA. :p

    I use red on front and blue on top because of Noah and also because I always thought it looked nicest even before I started learning 3BLD.
     
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  9. Dr_Detonation

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    Crap. Meant white, guess I got confused.
     
  10. T1_M0

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    Green top, red front. If I had done fmc when I learned bld, I'd definitely have learned with the wca orientation.
     
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  11. Yellow Top, Blue Front cause that's my standard ZZ orientation.
     
  12. lucarubik

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    same, although i dont remember the reason, but im pretty sure there was one...
    oh yeah y on top couse i solve white first in cfop, blue on front...
     
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  13. FastCubeMaster

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    I do green on top and blue on front cos it's luckier
     
  14. mark49152

    mark49152 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's correct to say that orientation is entirely personal preference but that doesn't mean it's not a valid question. People may have reasons for their personal preferences, and a beginner who has not yet formed a preference might find it helpful to understand why others have the preferences they do.

    Mine is yellow top green front. The reason is that this is my CFOP orientation. I'm a white cross solver and I learned my colour scheme for the sides by thinking of green as front, orange is right, etc., instead of by their relative positions. It would have been more difficult for me to choose a different orientation for blind.
     
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  15. Ranzha

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    Taught someone how to solve BLD recently, and they chose orange on U, green on F ;)

    I use WG (boring)

    What's up?
     
  16. I am now convinced that we are the exact same person
     
  17. tx789

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    Yellow top, blue front. I didn't really want to use white top, green front and sort of ended up with what I use. Also the orientation doesn't matter. In comp the orientation of the cube is randomised.
     
  18. newtonbase

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    I use WCA which is undoubtedly the best and anyone who disagrees is wrong. :)
     
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  19. Yellow.
     

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