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My main weak point in 3BLD was corners, so I decided to try out 2BLD a little. I started last night and I can now do it! I had two successes in a row this morning and I decided to enter the weekly SS comp for 2BLD. My first two solves were DNFs, one being 5:46 and the other 5:00. My third solve the memo felt smooth and I succeeded with 2:16!

Generated By csTimer on 2019-12-06 (solving from 2019-12-06 14:29:49 to 2019-12-06 14:32:14)
mean of 3: 57.61

Time List:
1. 53.00=20.09+32.91 B2 F2 D' B2 U2 F2 L2 D' B2 U F' U L F U' B R' B L' B2 Rw' Uw @2019-12-06 14:29:49
2. 55.25=23.18+32.07 R L2 U D2 F' B' L2 U L' F2 L2 B2 D' F2 U R2 D B2 R2 B2 D Rw' @2019-12-06 14:30:58
3. 1:04.58=26.69+37.88 R' L2 U2 L2 D' L2 B2 D F2 D B2 F' R' B2 D2 B D2 U2 F2 Fw Uw' @2019-12-06 14:32:14

First sub-1 mean! I have a comp tomorrow so this is nice to get. Hopefully I can get a mean at the comp, since my PR mean is 1:57 from forever ago. Also I triple DNFed my last 3BLD comp so I really hope that doesn't happen again.

My comp results in the first round were 55.59, 41.16, 57.81 = 51.52 PB mean and PB single!! I also got third place in the finals with a 57.62 single! I really wanted to podium in 3BLD to keep my podium streak alive and 3BLD was the only event I had a remote chance in, but it still took a few people better than me DNFing to get it. This comp went better than I ever could have hoped!

I got an insanely lucky 3bld single two nights ago, I got 1:24 as a jump from my old pb of 2:11. Today, I spent an hour grinding and was able to get another sub-2 single! This time a lot less lucky, and it was 1:40. Now I feel better about breaking 2 minutes because this solve was more "fair."

oh 4bld 2nd success ever and third attempt ever in 16:57.27 lol the first one was in 38 minutes and the 2nd attempt was a dnf by three wings in 24 minutes. hoping to get sub-10 minutes soon and then learn 5bld and get sub-20 so I can compete within the usual 90 minute cumulative limit

Scramble in your orientation: F2 D2 F2 U2 R2 F2 R' D2 L' F2 U L2 R U2 R D2 B L' F D U

Memo:
Corners: IT BRought BiG GuPpy (I actually memoed GP instead of PG but it still worked lol)
Edges: VEnom World's Best at Having Fun ABs JeN UP (visual flip)

Solution:

L2 S L' F' L S' L' F L' // UF-DR-LU
R' U' R U M2 U' R' U Rw M' // UF-DB-UR
M' U L' S' L2 S L' U' M // UF-LB-LF
R2 U' S R2 S' R2 U R2 // UF-UB-UR
R U' R' E' R U R' E // UF-FR-RB
R2 F E R2 E' R2 F' R2 // UF-DF-RF
S L F' L' U M' U2 M U S' L F L' // flip UF & DL

R U R' D' R U2 R' D R U R' // UFR-FUL-BDR
R2 D' R U2 R' D R U2 R // UFR-UBR-BUL
R' D R U R' D' R U' // UFR-UBR-LDF
U R' D' R U' R' D2 R U R' D' R U' // UFR-RDF-LDF

11 algs, including an edge flip. Bad scramble but I one-passed everything and the cases were nice. There were a lot of opportunities for floating and/or canceling moves, so I still have plenty of room to improve. I got a lot of 41s so I'm really happy to get a sub-40!

First M2 method success on the third try! I am transitioning from Old Pochmann. The time was nothing special for me (6:04.57), but it’s still a good accomplishment. My PB right now is 3:57 with Old Pochmann, so I’ll see if I can get down to that with M2. I just need to work on the setup moves S and I and on accuracy.

4bld 14:13.97 down from 16:57.27. Most of the improvement is from tracing wings faster. I also executed centers a lot faster because of getting used to the setup moves for each letter so I don't have to think very much about it during execution.

Started blind practicing corners only until I get them natural. So far the best I’ve gotten is 28 seconds lol. I really need to work on my edges though.

EDIT: oversaw Hill Pong Yong Feng, who got his last achievement about 2 hours earlier than Ng Jia Quan, therefore:
Congrats, Hill Pong Yong Feng, for getting your mean-of 3 in 7x7x7 on 28th of december 2019 to be the 12th with an Ao5 or Mo3 in all actual official events!

@MLGCubez: Congrats for getting your mean-of-3 in 4bld on 28th of december 2019 to be the 13th with an Ao5 or Mo3 in all actual official events!
(Ao5 or Mo3 including the blindfold accomplishments in 4bld, 5bld and multi and therefore posted here)

And congrats to Mengfei Shen and Oleg Gritsenko to join this list after the removal of 3x3x3 With feet today! I added the date, when they completed the actual 17 events.

First time beating my 3bld pb mo3 in a while (previous was 19.23)
Classic choke, 21 on 9 algs to finish it off
The other two solves were good tho

Generated By csTimer on 2020-01-11
mean of 3: 19.13

Time List:
1. 16.51[8/6', did a lot of cancels too yay] D2 F2 L D2 L' B2 L2 R' F2 D2 L2 U2 D L R2 D' U L' D U
2. 19.41[12/4'] R' D B2 U' B2 L2 U2 B2 D B2 F2 U2 F L' F R B' R' B2 U2 Fw Uw'
3. 21.47[6''/7' lmao] U' D2 B2 R' B2 D2 L' D2 U2 R' F2 U2 F' R2 D L2 D L2 B' L Rw2

So, I had my first competition today. I also did 3BLD, four months after my first success at home.
First round was 2:44, 2:29, DNF and in the final I got 2:28, DNF, 2:19. Succeeding in the first solve of every round allowed me to be relaxed during the other solves.
Very satisfied with that. 67% success rate is much better than at home while 2:30 on average is only slightly worse.

25 alg scramble set which on the surface seems insane, but I'd say the first scramble is significantly more difficult than the typical 8 alg -- i did an alt pseudoswap to give better corner parity, and that ended up saving an alg in edges, and there was also a floating 2twist in that scramble

kinda crappy cases overall also, so I'm still pretty proud of this regardless of the luck

Generated By csTimer on 2020-01-22
mean of 3: 18.86

Time List:
1. 18.73[ul ub swap saved an alg (10/3'')] L2 U' D2 B2 D L B U' B2 L2 B2 U' R2 L2 F2 U' D2 L F Fw' Uw' (reconstruction)
2. 20.08[10/7, terrible corner turning ] L2 F' R D' L2 F' B2 D' B' U' L2 U L2 B2 U' B2 U R2 D2 R2 F2 Fw' (reconstruction)
3. 17.76[10/5] U' R2 B2 D F2 D' R2 D2 F2 L2 B2 L2 R F U L U2 R2 U2 F U Fw' Uw' (reconstruction)

25 alg scramble set which on the surface seems insane, but I'd say the first scramble is significantly more difficult than the typical 8 alg -- i did an alt pseudoswap to give better corner parity, and that ended up saving an alg in edges, and there was also a floating 2twist in that scramble

kinda crappy cases overall also, so I'm still pretty proud of this regardless of the luck

Generated By csTimer on 2020-01-22
mean of 3: 18.86

Time List:
1. 18.73[ul ub swap saved an alg (10/3'')] L2 U' D2 B2 D L B U' B2 L2 B2 U' R2 L2 F2 U' D2 L F Fw' Uw' (reconstruction)
2. 20.08[10/7, terrible corner turning ] L2 F' R D' L2 F' B2 D' B' U' L2 U L2 B2 U' B2 U R2 D2 R2 F2 Fw' (reconstruction)
3. 17.76[10/5] U' R2 B2 D F2 D' R2 D2 F2 L2 B2 L2 R F U L U2 R2 U2 F U Fw' Uw' (reconstruction)