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    How far away do you play in tournaments... for all I know we've played against each other. :)
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    My notes of last night: 2 successes in a row in one night at BLD. For me, that's a record. It is often hard for me to back to back solves because I haven't figured out the equivalent to roman rooms for audio, and I still use pure audio memo. Alas, I popped my new 6x6... Now I get to clean...
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    Honestly, normal solving and BLD have almost nothing to do with each other. Once you understand how the pieces move around the cube (beginners F2L), you can take on BLD. For me, it is all about being able to visualize what the pieces I care abut will do when I execute moves. And that's not...
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    Man... I can't imagine what will happen when/if you take up blind solving... you've got the right attitude. As far as hard cases go... I think the best advice I've seen: When you see you are about to create a hard case, make an extra move to avoid it. I've been trying to implement that, more...
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    Have you seen videos on intuitive F2L? I learned from RiDO's hunting story, 2 part video. Really, there's 3 cases total. Everything else is learning how to setup those cases. Try it out. :) There's no doubt algorithmic F2L is better for hard cases, but for easy cases, there's no reason to...
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    At the site they can't... but part of training without a timer in your face is just getting used to "If I look, there's no information." so it becomes habit not to look. Seeing the word "solve" doesn't tell me how my splits are doing ;).
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    My updates: BLD is moving along... slowly. Still need more practice, but my execution is there with M2/OP. Added edge flips recently, now I need to add corner twists, and then... I'll figure out the rest. :) Set my 4x4 PB recently on my Gan 460M. I can't say it is better than a Wuque M. I...
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    @OldTom A thought for you: There's an option in csTimer to disable the timer ticking in front of you on the screen. I found once I did that my "watching the timer" feelings started to go down. The other thing that helped me adjust to the timer: Deleting my times, especially during warm-up. I...
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    I'll admit... What comes to mind when one sees 3 identical cubes in front of them. (Yes, I'm going to stickermod them, but I'm waiting until I get the GTS3M in, to actually set them up properly.) 3/3 MBLD of course! But it is SO strange going from my Gan SUM to the Mf3RS2, for BLD. I'm not...
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    I know the feelings on an "easy cross" when I see an easy EOLine. "Ok, I can fully plan this line, and it is really smooth." Ironically, my current PB was set with 8 bad edges to start. I've only once seen the mythical 0 edges, and seen the awful 12, a few times. I placed a few orders in the...
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    Airport Security and Cubes

    As someone who flew through LHR with quite a few cubes. It isn't a big issue, I think one time I may have had to open up my "cube pouch". Make sure your lubes are in your liquids bag and in proper size containers. If you are in any doubt about them having issues with the cubes, carry them in...
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    FU / UF - BD/DB has nothing special about it. Just remember to do the BD/DB piece as the second piece... not the first. (Swap the targets.) Edge flip algs, there's 1001 on the net. I'm starting to learn one. (M' U M' U M') U2 (M U M U M) U2 flips UF and BF. A F2 setup and F2 back would...
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    What form of help do you need with ZZ. I use it on 3x3, especially OH.
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    Sad day: I broke my main Gan SM. I took it apart to clean it, and tighten it up to deal with my nails going between the pieces. The tightening, turns out to have destroyed the edges. I don't think I'll ever be able to tighten the cube correctly without major hacking. That said, I am...
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    20s? I don't see one coming soon. Been cubing 2-3 years now. (I mainly cube OH, so 20s is actually quite quick.)
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