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    Takes me almost that long to pick up a cube. Seriously, I am astounded.
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    G Got it!
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    That actually makes sense. Thx!
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    Ah! But how do I prevent the “sense of urgency” from giving me a bad case of the mental yips? That has been a major problem for me when trying for speed, blind or not. The only approach that is “sort of” working for me is trying to stay calm, not trying to go too fast, staying within my...
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    There is a utube video of a guy juggling and solving three 3x3s while riding a unicycle. A grad student out in Cal. Maybe 2-3 years ago.
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    The Marine Marathon was the one I ran, back in ‘78 and ‘79. Have you actually tried running and cubing at the same time? Unless it was OH, would be hard to maintain a decent pace and stride. The logistics of receiving and handing off the cubes would be difficult also. It is a very crowded race...
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    Running marathons (I ran two, lonnnnnng ago) and cubing may not mix. One of the symptoms of over-training is a bit of brain fog. But go for it.
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    And then just stay until you are 80, like me. But seriously, 26 is old these days. Welcome!
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    Wow to both you and Chapel!
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    For a "Slowsolver" like me (we need a new thread for that), took me only a day or two to adapt. I like the clean look, and, for my cube, the GAN 354, I especially like the speed (I'm still slow but a bit less so) and the smaller size (fits my hands really well).
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    I don’t think the new FB group is having much impact. I joined and not much happening there. Just a slow spell, I suspect. (Including for me: not much progress on my blind quest. New cycles during edge memo are giving me fits. Even wnen trying to focus on that, I get stalled: where are the...
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    Keeping your fingers nimble, one way or another.
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    Welcome Rancourt. Yes, the whites and yellows of some cubes are hard to distinguish in low artificial light.
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    Where is everybody? My excuse is I have been without power four days now, thanks to Hurricane Michael. Fine to do blind solves in the dark, but I need to see to do memo. But a plus: I discovered I can practice setups/unsetups in the dark, even without a cube.
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    @Logiqx: I have forgotten how to access the Over-40 rankings. Pls post a how-to.

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