# [Unofficial]5x5 Blindfolded: 52:36.256 - First Success!!!

#### Coolster01

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I can't believe that this just happened! It is an epic achievement!! Finally!!! I have now done every WCA event on video (except FMC, but that's kinda impossible)! EDIT: I haven't done square-1 or clock. 5x5 and OH haven't been done in a while though... I think I only have videos of those from comps (unless you count this as 5x5 lol). I don't really care about age anymore though; it doesn't matter that much. I think I am second youngest though. I have NO IDEA how this happened! This was my first sub-hour attempt and it was a success! For those who really want it, here is my ~80 letter memorization:

My Bedroom

+Centers

it is AM (morning) in my closet "NoT!" - AMNT
my Best Friend is in the bathroom with a t-ReX - BFRX
someone is drinking Orange Juice in the hallway... it's Kevin Collesto III! - OJKC
in the mirror is a guy SaGging his pants and he LYes down - SGLY
the keyboard is Quickly Played by I = QPI (not el, but i)

x-centers

from out the window, someone throws a CaN at [RS, intials of somebody] - CNRS
someone's LeG is sticking out from the vent and it QuAcks! - LGQA
JOe is behind the bed and says, "F*** Haters" - JOFH
under the bed someone is making a DuB; he says "I'm Yu" - DBIY
someone that fell from a PiT is on the bed - PT

Guest Room

Wing Edges

BeN [Skoning] is on the computer and is ReD in the face - BNRD
outside somebody watches the movie UP in their HeadQuarters - UPHQ
[FJ, someone's initials] is acting Very Stupid - FJVS
i speedstack and say "this is EAsy" so i do it with my TOes - EATO
from the hallway a Great Kangaroo decides to CalL - GKCL
in the bathroom someone yells "I Win Momma!" - IWM
[Perform Parity]from the closet AJay says "I'm Dumb!"
behind the bed somemone makes a QOute [I know it's spelled wrong; I kept that in mind], "No!" - QON
[Perform J perm for parity]

Central Edges

under the bed someone says "I Won! GRrrrrr...." - IWGR
On top of the bed somebody BaD says "Let's Go!" - BDLG

Brother's Room (Still doing central edges)

from the hallway there is a Nice Cow who is Very Funny - NCVF
as i am on the desk i repeat "Very!" - V
[perform parity algorithm]

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Awesome! I would love to know how to solve a 2x2 BLD

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#### Mikel

Congrats. How many attempts did it take you to get a success?

#### Coolster01

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Congrats. How many attempts did it take you to get a success?
Thanks! It took 6-8 attempts over a period of 4-6 months I believe. I really just stopped trying after a while because it took forever. I got motivated by watching Mike Hughey and Chris Hardwick Cubecast episodes.

#### cmhardw

Thanks! It took 6-8 attempts over a period of 4-6 months I believe. I really just stopped trying after a while because it took forever. I got motivated by watching Mike Hughey and Chris Hardwick Cubecast episodes.
Congratulations Rami! That's an amazing achievement! You should definitely take some time to celebrate your solve, that is wonderful! Enjoy that great feeling you get when you finish a successful big cube BLD solve, and I hope you get to experience that many, many more times!

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I just watched your video, and I LOVED your reaction! That is easily one of the best reactions to a blindfold solve I've ever seen on video! I don't want to spoil it for others who haven't seen it yet, but I was shaking with excitement seeing the excitement you were feeling after your solve!

Again, I have to say CONGRATULATIONS on your successful solve!!!!

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#### Coolster01

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Congratulations Rami! That's an amazing achievement! You should definitely take some time to celebrate your solve, that is wonderful! Enjoy that great feeling you get when you finish a successful big cube BLD solve, and I hope you get to experience that many, many more times!

--Edit--

I just watched your video, and I LOVED your reaction! That is easily one of the best reactions to a blindfold solve I've ever seen on video! I don't want to spoil it for others who haven't seen it yet, but I was shaking with excitement seeing the excitement you were feeling after your solve!

Again, I have to say CONGRATULATIONS on your successful solve!!!!
You don't know how much this means to me! Considering you were half the reason that I did this solve, I can't thank you enough! Yeah, that reaction was kinda crazy, haha. Believe me, I have celebrated for sure. That entire day (yesterday), I was just randomly saying "I have NO IDEA how I did that!" to myself or to family lol.

Again, THANK YOU!

#### bgdgyfer

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Where did you learn? I try to find videos, but no success.

#### Coolster01

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Where did you learn? I try to find videos, but no success.
Well it really is just the same as a 4x4 with some extra bits and parity. You can't do 5BLD without 4BLD. Learn from DanSarnelli Here are the specifics for each piece:
X-centers: Just like 4x4
Wing edges: Just like 4x4
Central edges: Just like 3x3 with M2 Method (there is parity, ill get to that later)
Corners: Just like 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 (parity, ill get to it)
+ centers: These are new. Try to figure out a commutator on your own. Mine cycles UMb > UrS > uMF. If you need the alg, I'll give it to you but figuring out your own is always better.
Central Edge + Corner Parity: F2 (do 2 gen h perm with Rw and regular U instead of regular R and regular U, the 3x3 alg is R2 U2 R U2 R2 U2 R2 U2 R U2 R2) F2 M2 T perm.

#### uniacto

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Congrats! my family like jumped when you started screaming/being excited since I was on speakers pretty loud.

now you've inspired me to try to learn 3BLD though it'll take me forever to get around to it.

#### Coolster01

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Congrats! my family like jumped when you started screaming/being excited since I was on speakers pretty loud.

now you've inspired me to try to learn 3BLD though it'll take me forever to get around to it.
Lesson to be learned: Any PB videos from me can have disturbingly loud noises. Turn those speakers down.

Bit seriously, you should start learning 3BLD immediately. There is nothing to stop you from it. I reccommend 2BLD first from dansarnelli and learn dansarnelli's 3BLD but if you wanna get faster switch to m2 for edges (ericlimeback).

#### uniacto

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Lesson to be learned: Any PB videos from me can have disturbingly loud noises. Turn those speakers down.

Bit seriously, you should start learning 3BLD immediately. There is nothing to stop you from it. I reccommend 2BLD first from dansarnelli and learn dansarnelli's 3BLD but if you wanna get faster switch to m2 for edges (ericlimeback).
yea I should have learned my lesson from watching xxoxia videos xD

school and all mmm, I'm thinking about Old Pochmann first, but I dunno

#### timeless

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did you say you were 2nd youngest to do a 5bld success?
how old are you and whos the youngest in the world to do it?

#### Coolster01

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did you say you were 2nd youngest to do a 5bld success?
how old are you and whos the youngest in the world to do it?
Im 11 5.5 months. Youngest was bernett orlando. I don't know his exact age at his first at home but he did it at 11 4 months at a comp...
I really don't care about age anymore, it just is useless to me...

#### ducttapecuber

Im 11 5.5 months
WHAT?!?! How are you so fast, yet so young. And can for 5x5 BLD? That is crazy! Congratz! Age is really nothing but a number!

#### Noahaha

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WHAT?!?! How are you so fast, yet so young.
It's all the time they have on their hands.

#### uniacto

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It's all the time they have on their hands.
just wait till these youngsters get into high school or college

#### Noahaha

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just wait till these youngsters get into high school or college
The problem is they'll already be fast.

I'm pretty sure that most people who are in highschool/college right now didn't have this kind of access to the internet when we were 11, otherwise we all would be breaking WRs.