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Blindfold Accomplishment Thread

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Okay first my accomplishment
I solved a 2x2 successfully exactly one week ago on Wednesday, September the 18th around 7 PM in 5:17.30
with this scramble D2 B' U2 F L2 U2 F R2 D2 R2 D2 B2 R' D2 R B' F L' F L
and this memo M KN UD K.

Now, I need your help
I have a question: How in the world do you guys make up words for letter pairs like EO or KQ
I just started practicing again today, but now only edges. How I remember EO: "omgekeerde oe" (it's Dutch, I speak and think in Dutch, but that is beside the point. It's a terrible way to remember it btw.)
How in the world do you guys remember letter pairs that can't possibly form a normal word/name? Please help? I wanna have my first official 3BLD solve too.
Another form of memo is called Audio, which is usually used for short term memory like with Edges on 3BLD. Just try to make sounds with the letter pairs.
 
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Okay first my accomplishment
I solved a 2x2 successfully exactly one week ago on Wednesday, September the 18th around 7 PM in 5:17.30
with this scramble D2 B' U2 F L2 U2 F R2 D2 R2 D2 B2 R' D2 R B' F L' F L
and this memo M KN UD K.

Now, I need your help
I have a question: How in the world do you guys make up words for letter pairs like EO or KQ
I just started practicing again today, but now only edges. How I remember EO: "omgekeerde oe" (it's Dutch, I speak and think in Dutch, but that is beside the point. It's a terrible way to remember it btw.)
How in the world do you guys remember letter pairs that can't possibly form a normal word/name? Please help? I wanna have my first official 3BLD solve too.
Roman made this awesome database for letter pairs. It has Dutch in it, but unfortunately not many pairs have words because this is a community thing and I guess not enough people speak Dutch. Worth checking out though.
 
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3rd ever ao12 on 3bld. First one was 1:12.54 from few days ago. then a 1:17 this morning and a whole new 1:12.09 just now whilst racing with my friend. Quite happy as this ao12 is heaps faster than our official NR single and I am looking forward to smashing it next month. My accuracy is also quite decent nowadays. So HOPEFULLY I can get a mean aswell, anything under 2:04 will then be the new AfR mean but that's IF I can get a mean. Excited to see if I can get an ao25 soon
 
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Hoi! I am Dutch as well. For 2 BLD you only need to memorise 7 letters at most, which is pretty easy to do without making words with the letters, IMO. I can do 2x2x2 in under a minute, because I turn slowly. Otherwise, if I had higher TPS I am sure I could do it in 30 seconds or less.

If you'd like to chat about it some more, feel free to ping me on the speedsolving.com discord server. I'm AbsoRuud there too.

Also, this site has a LOT of info about letter pairs: https://bestsiteever.ru/colpi/ and this one https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Fi4xgUz5b23UXMlHq7Tt5C8Ak8-U3XdbeQ9Anw68BQc/edit#gid=0

And also. The EO is a famous Dutch tv network. De evangelische omroep. They are or were a highly religious network, not sure if they're still around. I'd remember it that way, or I would use the abbreviation "en omstreken" for EO.

But long story short: I don't make words for letters with 2 BLD. It takes longer than it's worth.
 
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@CuberStache Did you learn all of them or is this your own intuitive algs that you just came up when faced with your letterpair while recalling?
I learned all of them. I did that whole coming up with my own algs thing a while ago and it was a disaster; I ended up not improving very much, switching back to OP/M2 for a good official mean, and quitting BLD for a while. So I guess it technically isn't my first success with 3-style corners but my first doing it the right way.
 
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4:05.096 4bld mo3 pb
4x4-BLD

Number of Solves: 3
Mean: 4:05.096
Best: 3:57.971
Worst: 4:18.318
Average: 3:59.001

1. (4:18.318)
30/09/2019 11:08:51
R2 B2 D R2 U2 L2 D F2 B2 U L2 B' U F' R L' U L D' F R2 Uw2 F' Rw2 Fw2 R' B2 L Fw2 Uw2 B' Uw2 D2 F Uw F U Rw2 R2 L Fw' U2 Fw' Uw U B' Uw' x'

2. 3:59.001
30/09/2019 11:14:50
D B' R L' B R2 B' U B2 D' U2 L2 B' F2 L2 B D2 R2 L2 F L2 Fw2 L' F' B' Uw2 F D2 L2 Fw2 R2 Fw2 F' Rw2 Uw' L' B' Rw2 Uw' B2 R2 Fw' Rw' U2 R' F

3. (3:57.971)
30/09/2019 11:21:46
U' B F' L' B' U' B' D F' D2 F2 L' F2 L' B2 L D2 F2 R2 F2 Fw2 Rw2 F' Uw2 L2 B' Uw2 L F' L B' U2 Uw R' Uw Fw2 L' F' Fw' Rw Uw' Fw F2 R2 U2 x' y
 
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Hoi! I am Dutch as well. For 2 BLD you only need to memorise 7 letters at most, which is pretty easy to do without making words with the letters, IMO. I can do 2x2x2 in under a minute, because I turn slowly. Otherwise, if I had higher TPS I am sure I could do it in 30 seconds or less.

If you'd like to chat about it some more, feel free to ping me on the speedsolving.com discord server. I'm AbsoRuud there too.

Also, this site has a LOT of info about letter pairs: https://bestsiteever.ru/colpi/ and this one https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Fi4xgUz5b23UXMlHq7Tt5C8Ak8-U3XdbeQ9Anw68BQc/edit#gid=0

And also. The EO is a famous Dutch tv network. De evangelische omroep. They are or were a highly religious network, not sure if they're still around. I'd remember it that way, or I would use the abbreviation "en omstreken" for EO.

But long story short: I don't make words for letters with 2 BLD. It takes longer than it's worth.
just checked out the spreadsheet. I love it. Thank you so very much. You peeps are all awesome. Will be posting later on if I get my first 3BLD solve. Already got one, but with my eyes open. Now it's time for the real deal. Wish me luck.
 
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Today I got a 1:04 3bld PB, which beats my previous PB by 12 seconds! I had like 3 possible 1-minute solves, where I had dnf by 2 corners, edges or something else, so very happy that i finally got it.

Targets : 5'C/9E
Method : OP/Turbo
01:04.958 - L2 F2 D2 F' D2 L2 B' L2 F' R D' R D' U2 B R D B F2 Rw' Uw
 
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5bld PB ao5

Generated By csTimer on 2019-10-08
avg of 5: 3:21.54

Time List:
1. 3:31.37+ Bw2 D2 B R L Uw2 Fw2 B Dw2 U2 L Lw Fw' R2 U2 Uw2 Rw' F' R' B2 Uw D L2 F2 Bw' Lw2 F2 Dw B2 Dw' F R' Fw' B Uw' Lw' Fw2 D' R2 Dw D R U Bw2 R' Uw2 L' Bw2 R' Dw Uw' Fw' D R2 Rw2 Fw2 R2 Fw Bw2 Dw2 3Fw
2. (3:08.12) D' F2 Fw' Lw' Uw2 Dw F' U Dw2 D Lw' L Fw' Rw2 Bw2 Fw F2 Lw Uw' F Dw2 U2 Bw2 D' Lw2 Bw Rw2 U B2 Dw' L' Lw2 Rw' R2 Fw Bw U' Dw Uw F Uw D' Bw2 Lw' Fw R' F D' Dw2 B2 F L' Fw' R Fw' R2 Fw R' B2 D 3Fw' 3Uw2
3. 3:16.07 Rw2 R L B R Rw' U' Rw2 Lw' Fw Lw' L2 F' R B2 U R2 B Uw2 L' Bw L Uw U' D B2 L Dw' B U R' F' Uw B Uw2 Rw' R2 B' Fw Rw' D Fw Dw Fw2 Lw2 U' Uw' L Rw R Fw2 Dw2 U L' F L U' Bw' Fw' Rw2 3Rw 3Uw2
4. (DNF(3:34.00)[6x]) F2 B2 Lw2 Uw' F2 Lw' Dw2 D2 U2 Uw' Bw R Dw2 D' B' U2 B F Rw' D' Fw' Uw' Rw B L2 Bw2 Lw' Dw B2 F2 Dw2 Bw' U2 D2 R2 Dw' Uw2 Fw2 L2 Lw Fw' R' Rw' U2 Fw' Dw Lw U' L' Lw B L' Rw F' Bw Rw2 Uw2 F2 Fw Dw2 3Uw2
5. 3:17.17 Uw2 B2 Bw F' Dw F B L2 R' Bw2 R2 Rw' Fw L' B' Dw L Lw' Bw' D' Fw Bw' F2 B Uw2 Rw2 U2 R' F' Rw Lw2 Dw' L' Dw' Uw2 F Uw' Lw2 Rw2 Uw Fw2 U2 D Bw' B' Rw Uw D2 R L2 Fw D F' Lw' D2 F2 Rw' D2 F2 Lw 3Fw' 3Uw

Kind of a bummer I couldnt roll the counting 3:31 :/
should beat this by a lot soon :)
 
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Also, I did a comp sim thing today cus I have a comp with 4bld, 5bld, 3 rounds 3bld, and 3 mblds (all in one day lol) coming up soon

4bld, got DNF, 1:31, DNF
5bld, got 3:16, DNF, 3:17
3bld, r1 was trash (23 bo3 iirc), r2 was also trash (22 22 dnf), r3 was 20.05 (sub-pr, 10 algs), 22.xy, 27 lol

Most importantly, I did 3 mblds today and got

attempt 1: 42/63 1:02:59[36:18] :( just a trainwreck altogether

attempt 2: 57/63 59:59[36:55] :) better

attempt 3: 55/58 58:38[40:02] :))

Got a 48.40 PB ao12 after the second attempt, and tied it after the third attempt. Counting 35 pointer in there though :( and hard pressed to roll it
 
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Guys, I finally did it! My first 3BLD success with M2/OP in 10:45.05 minutes

Scramble F2 R2 D' F2 D' L2 U' R2 D R2 U2 R' F' R F2 D' U' R' F U Rw Uw
Memo edges - corners IT RE XA SJ BM VO - IB OV JS LM in 5:51.66 minutes
Execution time 5:53.38 minutes

Video proof (don't mind the pink headband)

I wanna thank you guys and the YouCubers JPerm, Jack Cai, 4BLD, Airlegoland, Cubing World and the TheGrayCuber for officially making me a BLD solver. See you guys when I hit the 1-minute mark :p:cool:
 
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I organized a comp with 3BLD and MBLD and got excellent results! 56.90 3BLD single, which is my second best single ever and my first sub-1 with 3-style corners. In MBLD I got 12/13 52:32, also PB2 and only slower than PB; it was the same in terms of points. Next weekend I have 3BLD, 4BLD, and MBLD so I'm hoping for a 3BLD mean (I didn't get one yesterday despite having 3 chances), a 4BLD mean (Never gotten one but I'm hoping to get back to silver member) and I'll probably attempt 15 cubes for MBLD, hoping for a PR. State Record for WA is 12 points so 14/15 would be great.
 
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