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Blindfold Accomplishment Thread

ottozing

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Corners only practice. You'd think I would realize sooner that this kind of thing is a good idea when I'm trying to learn 3style corners in under a month lol

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number of times: 45/50
best time: 18.928
worst time: 53.486

current mo3: 30.509 (σ = 4.12)
best mo3: 23.041 (σ = 3.69)

current avg5: 30.326 (σ = 3.96)
best avg5: 25.372 (σ = 1.09)

current avg12: 32.086 (σ = 3.39)
best avg12: 27.394 (σ = 3.93)

current avg50: DNF (σ = 33.60)
best avg50: DNF (σ = 33.60)

session avg: DNF (σ = 33.60)
session mean: 32.469
 

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Did another corners only avg50 after learning another corner sticker. The only real improvement is in the larger average though.

stats: (hide)
number of times: 40/50
best time: 15.672
worst time: 1:21.359

current mo3: 28.659 (σ = 3.64)
best mo3: 25.322 (σ = 2.34)

current avg5: 32.949 (σ = 4.81)
best avg5: 25.322 (σ = 2.34)

current avg12: DNF (σ = 33.96)
best avg12: 29.810 (σ = 4.16)

current avg50: DNF (σ = 30.36)
best avg50: DNF (σ = 30.36)

session avg: DNF (σ = 30.36)
session mean: 30.322
 

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55.35 3BLD single
B2 U2 R2 D' U2 F2 R2 U L2 U' R2 F' R' U R L D2 F' D' B2 U

An achievement because I actually did something creative for once (lol).
I did a mental U' before starting memo when I spotted the block. This U' ends up solving 4 pieces.

Reconstruction:
(note: I scrambled in my bld orientation)

U'
z' U' L' D' L U L' D L z
x U2 R' D2 R U2 R' D2 R x'
z R' F U2 F' R F R' U2 R F' z'

U M2 U' L U M2 U' L'
M U2 M U2 U R2 U' M2 U R2 U'
U' U' R' U M' U' R U M U
U R U' M2 U R' U' x' U L U' M2 U L' U' x
z' M' U' R U M U' R' U

After the U':
6 corner targets and 10 edge targets without parity


Before the U':
9 corner targets and 12 edge targets with parity.


So was the U' worth it?
It slowed memo down a bit but it sped up execution by a fair amount. This is also the first time I have actually done this in a solve, so maybe with practice it can actually be done effectively on scrambles where 1 move can reduce a decent amount of targets?
 

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55.35 3BLD single
B2 U2 R2 D' U2 F2 R2 U L2 U' R2 F' R' U R L D2 F' D' B2 U

An achievement because I actually did something creative for once (lol).
I did a mental U' before starting memo when I spotted the block. This U' ends up solving 4 pieces.

Reconstruction:
(note: I scrambled in my bld orientation)

U'
z' U' L' D' L U L' D L z
x U2 R' D2 R U2 R' D2 R x'
z R' F U2 F' R F R' U2 R F' z'

U M2 U' L U M2 U' L'
M U2 M U2 U R2 U' M2 U R2 U'
U' U' R' U M' U' R U M U
U R U' M2 U R' U' x' U L U' M2 U L' U' x
z' M' U' R U M U' R' U

After the U':
6 corner targets and 10 edge targets without parity


Before the U':
9 corner targets and 12 edge targets with parity.


So was the U' worth it?
It slowed memo down a bit but it sped up execution by a fair amount. This is also the first time I have actually done this in a solve, so maybe with practice it can actually be done effectively on scrambles where 1 move can reduce a decent amount of targets?
That's awesome! I've never seen that before!
 

SweetSolver

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55.35 3BLD single
B2 U2 R2 D' U2 F2 R2 U L2 U' R2 F' R' U R L D2 F' D' B2 U

An achievement because I actually did something creative for once (lol).
I did a mental U' before starting memo when I spotted the block. This U' ends up solving 4 pieces.

Reconstruction:
(note: I scrambled in my bld orientation)

U'
z' U' L' D' L U L' D L z
x U2 R' D2 R U2 R' D2 R x'
z R' F U2 F' R F R' U2 R F' z'

U M2 U' L U M2 U' L'
M U2 M U2 U R2 U' M2 U R2 U'
U' U' R' U M' U' R U M U
U R U' M2 U R' U' x' U L U' M2 U L' U' x
z' M' U' R U M U' R' U

After the U':
6 corner targets and 10 edge targets without parity


Before the U':
9 corner targets and 12 edge targets with parity.


So was the U' worth it?
It slowed memo down a bit but it sped up execution by a fair amount. This is also the first time I have actually done this in a solve, so maybe with practice it can actually be done effectively on scrambles where 1 move can reduce a decent amount of targets?
I've thought about this before and wondered whether or not it would work, and clearly it does, well done! I came across a similar scramble when I was first learning 3BLD and at the time I had very little knowledge on blind-folded solving, so I didn't have much hope. :p
 

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Finished 3style corners! After I'm happy with how my corners only solves are, I'll go back to doing full solves and will probably focus on pushing memo as well as fixing corner algs here and there :)

stats: (hide)
number of times: 40/50
best time: 13.897
worst time: 40.806

current mo3: DNF (σ = 40.31)
best mo3: 20.240 (σ = 5.63)

current avg5: 36.238 (σ = 7.06)
best avg5: 20.369 (σ = 4.19)

current avg12: 31.875 (σ = 6.22)
best avg12: 22.891 (σ = 4.52)

current avg50: DNF (σ = 27.67)
best avg50: DNF (σ = 27.67)

session avg: DNF (σ = 27.67)
session mean: 28.208
 
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Finished 3style corners! After I'm happy with how my corners only solves are, I'll go back to doing full solves and will probably focus on pushing memo as well as fixing corner algs here and there :)

stats: (hide)
number of times: 40/50
best time: 13.897
worst time: 40.806

current mo3: DNF (σ = 40.31)
best mo3: 20.240 (σ = 5.63)

current avg5: 36.238 (σ = 7.06)
best avg5: 20.369 (σ = 4.19)

current avg12: 31.875 (σ = 6.22)
best avg12: 22.891 (σ = 4.52)

current avg50: DNF (σ = 27.67)
best avg50: DNF (σ = 27.67)

session avg: DNF (σ = 27.67)
session mean: 28.208
what how??? werent you just finishing the U layer targets a few days ago?!
 

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what how??? werent you just finishing the U layer targets a few days ago?!
Yeah, and after that I only had 3 pieces left, with a lot of cases already known thanks to inverses. In fact, I purposely left a single piece for last because that way, I don't even have to learn it thanks to knowing the inverses :p

In reality, I could've learned these way quicker, but took a lot of days off/didn't bother learning more than one sticker a day at times where I could've done at least 2.
 
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Yeah, and after that I only had 3 pieces left, with a lot of cases already known thanks to inverses. In fact, I purposely left a single piece for last because that way, I don't even have to learn it thanks to knowing the inverses :p

In reality, I could've learned these way quicker, but took a lot of days off/didn't bother learning more than one sticker a day at times where I could've done at least 2.
which piece? im guessing FDL
 

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Average of 5: 35.62
1. (31.60) F2 L D2 B2 L U2 B2 F2 R' F2 R F D' B D U F2 U2 R D2 B
2. (DNF(40.66)) F2 L2 U2 B2 L2 F' U2 B L2 U2 B D B2 U2 L D' R U2 B
3. 32.17 F' D2 F R2 F' R2 U2 F2 U2 R2 U2 L R' B' L B' R2 D' R2 B R'
4. 34.39 L2 B2 U2 F2 U L2 F2 U' F2 D2 R2 B L2 D R B D B' R' F2 U'
5. 40.29 L2 D' L2 R2 B2 U L2 U2 B2 U2 F2 R D L B' D L' F2 D2 U2 L'


Apparently I still can do 3BLD :D
 

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Finished 3style corners! After I'm happy with how my corners only solves are, I'll go back to doing full solves and will probably focus on pushing memo as well as fixing corner algs here and there :)

stats: (hide)
number of times: 40/50
best time: 13.897
worst time: 40.806

current mo3: DNF (σ = 40.31)
best mo3: 20.240 (σ = 5.63)

current avg5: 36.238 (σ = 7.06)
best avg5: 20.369 (σ = 4.19)

current avg12: 31.875 (σ = 6.22)
best avg12: 22.891 (σ = 4.52)

current avg50: DNF (σ = 27.67)
best avg50: DNF (σ = 27.67)

session avg: DNF (σ = 27.67)
session mean: 28.208
Nice! Looks like you'll probably finish full 3-style before me lol

Edit: 6:09.83 5BLD on the weekly comp, 2nd best ever!
 
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