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  1. JohnnyReggae

    Older cubers discussions

    Initially I felt a little out being the oldest competitor around, but I found that getting involved helped a lot. So started helping out with running, judging, scrambling etc.. I ended up becoming a Delegate quite early on in my Speedcubing career. So now I'm always involved with the running of...
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    Sounds like my typical 4x4 session :D
  3. JohnnyReggae

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    Multiblind is something to keep in mind and is something I'd like to pursue like doing 4bld as well. I struggle with mental images and recalling them tends to be tricky. It could also just need more practice just like everything :) I'm keen to start exploring 4bld just because I think it is a...
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    To be honest I seem to have better recall with the audio than with the images. Typically I come across 3 to 4 word pairs with corners and 5 to 7 for edges and my edge recall is always better than corners. I've thought about using audio for corners as well, but I'm going to persevere with the...
  5. JohnnyReggae

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    Good to know that I'm actually on the right track then :) I do think my corner memo recall is hampered by how long it takes to memo edges, so hopefully the faster that gets the less problem I'll have. I've been using word pairs for corners and audio for edges which seems to be working for me for...
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    I should give this a try. My sticker translation is getting faster so hopefully with some more practice it will flow a lot quicker.
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    After a bunch of untimed blind solves and a few timed DNF's I finally managed to get a timed blind success. I'm still struggling with memo and always have to go back to corners after doing edges just to remind myself what I memo'd during corners in the first place. It is a little frustrating...
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    I've found that after taking a break from my normal practice, my first dozen or so solves back are always pretty good. I've put it down to just being more relaxed and turning slower because I feel a little unsure, and it almost always is a good few solves. Then of course my brain kicks into...
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    Easy / Lucky / Funny / Hard / Weird scrambles thread

    L2 B2 R2 D2 L2 D U2 R2 U2 F2 D B2 F' D2 F' U' R D' B2 R D White cross solved ... well almost :-)
  10. JohnnyReggae

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    J-Perm has just done a video on getting faster with 3bld with a bunch of tips, including dealing with flipped edges and corners ... i'm starting to enjoy this little venture into blind solving...
  11. JohnnyReggae

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    This is what I was looking for. Something to give me an indication that I am done without having to trace each piece exactly. I do also like Phil's idea of keeping track of L and R edges. I am going to try use both at the same time. Thanks guys :-)
  12. JohnnyReggae

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    Thanks for that Q alg. It's a lot easier to remember and much quicker to execute :-) I was wondering if there was some golden number given any number of corner swaps or rotations. I'll try your method on L and R, it does seem more efficient than trying to trace all the edges. Thanks :-)
  13. JohnnyReggae

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    I've been away for a couple of weeks on a family holiday travelling through Namibia on a car-trip. Ended up driving 5500 km's over the 2 1/2 weeks with over 1000 km's on gravel roads. Spent 2 weeks in the Etosha Game Reserve camping. Was an amazing and awesome trip. I took a few cubes with me...
  14. JohnnyReggae

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    My last layer isn't bad and knowing full OLL certainly helps. I usually plan my cross in around 5 seconds, even the longer 8 movers which come up now and again. So I certainly do have time to start planning more in inspection, it's just trying to track pieces during inspection does my head in...
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    You're getting quite good with cross+1 if you can do that in under 10 seconds. To be honest I have attempted cross+1 a few times, but have very quickly gotten frustrated that I stop and go back to just cross. Seeing that I could save myself a second or 2 at least by putting more effort into...
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