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Blindfold Accomplishment Thread

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5BLD PB
24 mins 44 secs( 15:05)
[Pretty new to 5BLD, not been a month since I first got my first success with a time of ~42 mins]
And this was was my second attempt.

Scramble:
R2 Uw' U L2 Rw' R Uw' Fw Uw' R' Fw Bw2 U2 F L' D2 Rw2
Lw2 R L' Fw' Bw D' Dw' R Bw2 Dw Lw' Rw F' Lw2 Fw2 B
Bw2 Lw D' B2 D L R2 Fw' R2 Uw' U' B2 Bw' Rw B2 R' D2
Uw2 Lw' F' R Uw' F' D L2 Fw' 3Fw' 3Uw

Memo:
+ Centers: UA IE CR FS VM JG XH KP TL
x Centers: MU EN VQ JG OF AG KH RC XS L
Midges: XB PN SH AL EF CI
Wings: RL XK NF JH AQ CB DG IS PV TE MW OQ
Corners: PO BL MQ ID

Execution methods:
U2 for + centers and X centers.
M2 for midges.
r2 for wings.
Old Pochmann for corners.

697 turns in 575 seconds
= 1.21 TPS.
 

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I saw a video of an Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson solving the cube on the trampoline while doing a somersault every 5 bounces. Here it is.


I love watching Nile's vlogs and this challange was especially interesting for me so I took my cube and went to the trampolines club the next day :D After a couple of tries, I got a 35ish seconds solve. I was trying to do a flip every 3 jumps, becaue 5 seemed way too boring.

Here is my video (uncut, sorry, the thing starts at 0:30 and ends at 1:10)


The next logical thing for me was doing it blindfolded. I can't flip with my eyes closed yet, so I just tried doing memo and then exec without looking at the cube while still bouncing.
I got 1:22 after a lot tries. Reasons for all DNFs (they were actually give-ups) were a commutator execution being interrupted by a backflip, where it's impossible to recover :D So I developed a little tactic to do a 3BLD while doing a flip every 3 jumps. I basically prepare to do a commutator and then start executing it right after the backflip landing. 2 extra bounces is enough to complete the execution and think about the next one, and so on.
I want to do it sub-1 now. I will film it hopefully this weekend and upload on my channel, not *unlisted* this time :D
 

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I saw a video of an Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson solving the cube on the trampoline while doing a somersault every 5 bounces. Here it is.


I love watching Nile's vlogs and this challange was especially interesting for me so I took my cube and went to the trampolines club the next day :D After a couple of tries, I got a 35ish seconds solve. I was trying to do a flip every 3 jumps, becaue 5 seemed way too boring.

Here is my video (uncut, sorry, the thing starts at 0:30 and ends at 1:10)


The next logical thing for me was doing it blindfolded. I can't flip with my eyes closed yet, so I just tried doing memo and then exec without looking at the cube while still bouncing.
I got 1:22 after a lot tries. Reasons for all DNFs (they were actually give-ups) were a commutator execution being interrupted by a backflip, where it's impossible to recover :D So I developed a little tactic to do a 3BLD while doing a flip every 3 jumps. I basically prepare to do a commutator and then start executing it right after the backflip landing. 2 extra bounces is enough to complete the execution and think about the next one, and so on.
I want to do it sub-1 now. I will film it hopefully this weekend and upload on my channel, not *unlisted* this time :D
3BLD is 2 ez v2? xD That's so cool!
 

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I think I can say I am globally sub-25, which feels very nice.

Today I did 35 solves, rushing a good number of them. Accuracy 20/35, mean 24.22 (but I missed the keyboard a couple of times, so probably more like 24.0x). Splits 8/16 (box and random orientation). I need to work on my execution, especially fingetricks and parity.
 

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I saw a video of an Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson solving the cube on the trampoline while doing a somersault every 5 bounces. Here it is.


I love watching Nile's vlogs and this challange was especially interesting for me so I took my cube and went to the trampolines club the next day :D After a couple of tries, I got a 35ish seconds solve. I was trying to do a flip every 3 jumps, becaue 5 seemed way too boring.

Here is my video (uncut, sorry, the thing starts at 0:30 and ends at 1:10)


The next logical thing for me was doing it blindfolded. I can't flip with my eyes closed yet, so I just tried doing memo and then exec without looking at the cube while still bouncing.
I got 1:22 after a lot tries. Reasons for all DNFs (they were actually give-ups) were a commutator execution being interrupted by a backflip, where it's impossible to recover :D So I developed a little tactic to do a 3BLD while doing a flip every 3 jumps. I basically prepare to do a commutator and then start executing it right after the backflip landing. 2 extra bounces is enough to complete the execution and think about the next one, and so on.
I want to do it sub-1 now. I will film it hopefully this weekend and upload on my channel, not *unlisted* this time :D
Great,
good luck for trying it blindfolded!
 

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For a change, I decided to try something niche and suss out pyraminx BLD. Luckily enough I got a success on my first attempt in about 8 minutes, with memo done in 4:16.21. Technically, I finished memo but then realised I had to do something else quickly so I came back after about 10 minutes and did execution. Getting used to the lettering scheme and general layout of the puzzle was probably the biggest challenge for me, which is probably why it took me forever to do tracing. Execution was slow and steady - it definitely has scope for improvement with a few more attempts under my belt.

Overall, pretty stoked and pleased with my effort. This might be something I'll revisit periodically to keep things interesting if I hit a wall with 3BLD or whatnot.
 
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4BLD PB!!!
6:58 [3:34]
Got this PB after a 5:46 DNF.(DNF by 3 wings)
Reduced 2:14 from earlier PB of 9:12.
8 solved x-centers, 1 solved wing and 2 solved corners made life easier but, bad pauses during wing execution and some cube lock ups prevented it from being sub-6.
Intersetingly, got this PB on Fabio's 10:54 4BLD scramble.
409 moves in 203 secs
=2.01 TPS
 

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Generated By csTimer on 2018-2-10
avg of 5: 37.45

Time List:
1. 36.16 U B R2 D R2 U2 L B U B2 R2 U2 B2 L2 U2 F2 D2 F' R2
2. (33.49) B2 U B2 D2 U L2 D F2 U L2 F2 B D' F D B L2 D' F2 R' U2
3. 39.66 B' L2 R2 B R2 F' D2 L2 D U B' R2 D' U L' R' F' L'
4. (DNF(52.81)) U' L2 D2 R2 B2 D' L2 D L2 B2 D2 F L2 B2 D2 R' D U' F L' F2
5. 36.52 F2 R' L' U' B R2 B' U2 F' R D2 R' U2 L F2 R' D2 L F2

with 36.44 mo3, both PB's by quite a lot yay
 

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Last weekend Mark Boyanowski completed a Mo3 in 5bld.
He was the 20th to do this in comp and became just the second (after Jan Bentlage) to have an average or mean in all actual events.

Yesterday I did a Mo3 in 7x7 and am now the third with a complete scoresheet :cool:
He also got UOWR Multi mean lol
 

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Yay, finally a Sub-5 4BLD avg5!

4min 41.471s Mo3 PB
4min 44.254s Avg5 PB

4BLD

Number of Solves: 5
Mean: 4:59.594
Best: 4:33.122
Worst: 6:12.085
Average: 4:44.254
Current Ao5: 4:44.254
Best Ao5: 4:44.254

1. 4:41.473
11/02/2018 17:56:45
D R' U' B D L2 F U2 R B U2 L2 B' F' R2 D2 B R2 L2 D2 Rw2 D Fw2 R' Uw2 F2 L' U' F2 U2 Rw2 Fw D Fw2 F R' B Uw' Fw' B L D' Rw Fw' x' y2

2. (6:12.085)
11/02/2018 18:03:29
R2 B2 D2 F' R2 F L2 B' U2 B' D2 R' B2 R D' R2 B' R' L' U' D Rw2 D Rw2 Uw2 Rw2 U' F' U B2 Rw2 B' U' B2 Rw Uw2 L2 B Rw' F2 Fw' L' Uw R' U2 Fw2 Rw' z y

3. 4:54.138
11/02/2018 18:15:19
R2 B2 F2 U R2 F2 U2 R2 U' B' U2 F2 D' F2 L U B' L' F' D' Rw2 D R2 D' Fw2 U2 R Fw2 L B2 U L' F L Fw Rw2 Fw U2 B2 Rw Uw' B2 U L' Fw x2

4. 4:37.153
11/02/2018 18:23:14
F L2 F2 U2 B U2 R2 D2 R2 D2 L' B R F2 U' F R U B R Fw2 Uw2 B' Rw2 Fw2 B' L2 Fw2 D' F' L2 D' L2 Rw' Fw2 L F' Uw R' B2 Uw2 Fw' D L D2 x y'

5. (4:33.122)
11/02/2018 18:31:38
F2 L2 R2 U2 B2 D' F2 B2 L B2 L2 D L D L B D B2 L2 Uw2 Rw2 D' B2 Rw2 U' F U2 L2 U F2 Rw Uw2 B Rw B' Rw2 Fw D Fw' Uw F L' B' x y
 
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First sub-10 4BLD after an ungodly amount of failures.

Edit 3: OK this closes down a really productive weekend for me. Two back to back sub 10s, a 9:34.31 Mo3 (first ever!) as well as a 10:25.02 Ao5!

Prerty happy :D I have been super salty with 4BLD lately due to too many failures and my inability to backtrack specific mistakes, but this is quickly changing the more I practice.

Generated By csTimer on 2018-2-11
avg of 5: 10:25.02

Time List:
1. 11:39.96[6:05.77] L2 Fw' B' D F' R B Fw D F Fw' B2 L Fw2 B R F Fw' R' Fw2 Uw' D2 Rw D' R2 U2 B2 Uw D' F' D' B U' D2 Rw Uw F D' Fw2 Uw2
2. (DNF(8:54.88)) B' L2 B' R Rw2 Uw R Fw2 Uw Fw' D2 U2 F2 Rw2 B' Uw2 R' F2 U2 Fw2 D2 F2 U' Fw2 F2 U' D2 Rw2 B2 L' Uw L' Uw2 B2 D F' U' Rw B Fw2
3. 9:18.45[4:01.27] R2 D2 F D' B' D Rw L Uw L F B D2 Fw2 U2 Uw F2 B2 Uw' F' U Fw2 D Uw R' D U R' D' R2 D2 Uw' Fw2 L2 Uw2 R2 F B2 Rw' Fw'
4. (9:07.84[3:39.47]) U Uw D2 R Fw' Uw2 R B2 F' L B' R2 U B Fw D2 F' B2 Rw' Fw' Rw' Fw2 L' Uw' R' B2 F2 U2 L F' Uw L U' Rw F2 Rw' L2 U' D L
5. 10:16.65[5:27.56] Rw' L' U' B2 F2 R' L' F' Rw2 Uw' R' Fw Uw R' L2 Fw' F B' R U2 L2 B' U Fw2 Rw' L Uw' R2 Uw R2 Rw2 B' L U' Uw' F' L2 Rw2 R' U2
 
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