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Blindfold Buddy Cube

scuba2006

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I have always been one to try and do something that nobody I know does. So I thought I was clever and started doing one handed solves when I first learned the beginner's solve- turns out that's already a very common thing. Then I started putting my edge pieces in backwards and called it the scubics cube- then I hear of the superflip. Now, and I'm sure I have not pioneered this as everything seems to have been thought of, I have the buddy blindfold.

You are blindfolded and handed a scrambled cube. Then a buddy whom is preferably proficient in cubing, through verbal assistance only, must talk you through to completion.

My first attempt has been.... let's say less than fruitful. I have no friends that are real cubers and one that I taught LBL to took 8:43 to complete. He was unable to talk me through much of anything, and I DNF. I'm sure that this will not catch on, but it was fun to try, and I am curious how long it takes you, the loyal cubing community, to complete the same task.
 

Julian

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Calm down cubefan4848. How was he supposed to look for this without knowing the key word "TeamBLD"? I for one think that it's pretty cool that you came up with this concept independently, even if it has already been thought of.
 

scuba2006

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So is there a name for it when you scramble and solve using only F2, R2, L2, U2, D2, B2? I haven't quite figured out how to solve it yet, but there is probably some body who already named and perfected this method.
 

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It's kind of a technical name, and it doesn't only refer to that subset of moves. They call it restricted moveset solving (IIRC), and your specific moveset would be denoted by a <F2,R2,L2,U2,D2,B2>. That notation implies that you are restricted to using only those sets of moves. So, if I said "Do a restricted average with <F,R,U>", you would do five (or 12, or 50, etc) solves scrambling and solving using only F, R, U and their inverses.
 

Bryan

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He was unable to talk me through much of anything, and I DNF. I'm sure that this will not catch on, but it was fun to try, and I am curious how long it takes you, the loyal cubing community, to complete the same task.

I did this with my 4-year-old daughter that doesn't know how to solve and we got a time of 8:44.81. Tried the same thing with my mom as my partner and got 9:00.25. All the person needs to do is know their colors.
 
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