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Blindfold Failures Thread

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Attempted a 36 cube multibld in comp today.......
everything went swimmingly until I skipped 4 rooms in my memory palace during exec :(
Could have been much worse, but I did indeed notice my mistake after applying the incorrect memo to four cubes, so I continued on by applying that same 4 room memo to the next four cubes correctly.

Ended up being 28/36 in 58:29. Could have been a decent result (32/36) if I didn't make that ridiculously stupid mistake on four cubes.
 

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went for 1pass memo, accuracy is literally trash. Mistakes are always 3 or less pieces, which is actually frustrating at this speed (for me) fml

Generated By csTimer on 2017-11-20
solves/total: 6/21

single
best: 31.99
worst: 41.87

mean of 3
current: DNF (σ = 18.47)
best: DNF (σ = 18.47)

avg of 5
current: DNF (σ = 0.00)
best: DNF (σ = 0.00)

avg of 12
current: DNF (σ = 18.74)
best: DNF (σ = 18.74)

Average: DNF (σ = 17.64)
Mean: 38.07

Time List:
1. DNF(34.64)[2e] R' B U2 R F L B D2 R2 U2 R B2 R U2 L B2 D2 L U
2. DNF(32.85)[2e] B' D2 R2 B' L2 D2 L2 B' D2 B F L U' L' U L B2 D' L2 U' F'
3. DNF(43.43)[3c] R F D2 B U' R F2 D F L R2 B2 D' R2 U' R2 F2 U R2 B2 L2
4. DNF(51.45)[2c] B U' B2 R2 L B2 L2 U' B2 R D2 F2 L' U2 R D2 L F2 R'
5. 38.52 B2 R2 F2 R2 D' B2 L2 D2 B2 R2 B' L2 R' U2 B U R D U
6. 41.87 L2 D2 R' D2 R U2 R F2 U2 R2 F' D' F R B D2 L U2
7. DNF(42.65)[3c] F2 U2 L2 D2 B' L2 D2 F2 D2 F R2 U' B2 L D B R' B' F' D2 F2
8. DNF(35.22)[3e] D2 B F2 D2 B U2 L2 B U2 F L2 U' R2 B2 R' B2 U2 R' F
9. DNF(58.63)[3e] B2 L U2 F2 R' U2 R2 D2 L' U2 R2 F' U' L U' L2 R' U F'
10. DNF(39.22)[parity ] F2 U2 B' D2 B' L2 D2 B' D2 B F' L B U R F2 U R2 D' F L'
11. DNF(40.02)[2c] U' R' L D' L B U' B U' F U2 B2 U L2 B2 D R2 D F2 B2 R2
12. DNF(34.26)[3e] D B U' L' F' B' D' F R L F2 R' D2 R B2 D2 L B2 F
13. 41.45 L F2 R D2 R B2 D2 F2 D2 R D2 B D U F2 L' U' B L' F2
14. DNF(55.77)[3c] R2 U' L2 D B2 F2 L2 D B2 U' F D' F' R2 F2 R' B L2 R D'
15. 35.19 U2 D' L2 U L B R2 F L2 U F2 L2 U D2 F2 U R2 B2 L2
16. 39.39 L F' L2 F D2 F' D2 R2 F' L2 U2 F' L D' R' B' L' R B2 F'
17. DNF(48.91) D B2 D' F2 U B2 F2 U2 B2 R2 U2 R' U R' D' F' R' D' B' R' F
18. DNF(41.55)[3e] U R2 F2 D B2 U' F2 D' F2 D2 L2 F' D' F R2 F' L D2 R' D2 U'
19. DNF(52.15)[3e] R2 F' B' L2 F' L' D' B U' D2 R2 F D2 F2 U2 F' R2 B' D2 F2 L
20. DNF(36.99)[3c2e] B F L2 F R2 B R2 F' R B2 L' R' D B' U L' B' U'
21. 31.99 R2 D' L2 D' R2 B2 D' U' F2 L2 R' B' L2 D2 R' B2 L' F D'
 

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Most of my BLD attempts are failures and not really worth writing about, but this one I did earlier gets an Honorable Mention: I was on my fifth letter pair for the edges when I "realised" I might have left out the third letter pair, gave up on the attempt, looked at the cube, and then I saw that I didn't leave it out… The reason I thought I didn't do the edge comm for that pair because I was thinking of the wrong commutator (which I indeed didn't do).

The two attempts before that one were a 4c4e DNF (2-cycles, so probably off by a B2 in execution) and a 3c DNF (recalled one corner wrongly).
 

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Most of my BLD attempts are failures and not really worth writing about, but this one I did earlier gets an Honorable Mention: I was on my fifth letter pair for the edges when I "realised" I might have left out the third letter pair, gave up on the attempt, looked at the cube, and then I saw that I didn't leave it out… The reason I thought I didn't do the edge comm for that pair because I was thinking of the wrong commutator (which I indeed didn't do).

The two attempts before that one were a 4c4e DNF (2-cycles, so probably off by a B2 in execution) and a 3c DNF (recalled one corner wrongly).
The beautiful thing about blind is that no matter how hard you work, how much you learn, how fast you get; you can always find new ways to screw it up.
 

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That's awesome.
What's the post-mortem? When you said you suspected your oblique comms, did you mean you think you just totally executed wrong so they threw other pieces out of place?
Could have been worse I guess...you solved the blue-white edge completely!
For post-mortem I think the best I could do is take a guess. And that guess is that I did a lot of the inner oblique commutators incorrectly just from lack of experience. I probably offset a bunch of wings and centers during that which would definitely mess up a good deal of the entire cube :p
 

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4BLD DNF mean by 3 centers.

mean of 3: DNF

Time List:
1. 8:23.61 F' L2 R B L' F' Rw' F D' R B' Fw' Rw L' U' Uw' Fw' D U2 L R' Fw' D2 U2 Rw Uw2 F' L' D2 U2 R2 F B U Uw' F Uw R' F R'
2. 10:17.29 F2 Fw U F L R B' U2 F2 Fw U' L2 D2 R U2 F2 D' Uw2 U2 F2 Uw' F' Fw2 R' B2 Uw L F' L Rw U B' D B2 R' Fw L2 D' Uw' B
3. DNF(8:54.03) F' B2 Rw U F Fw Rw Fw2 Rw2 Fw Uw U' Fw2 R D F2 Rw' Uw' Rw' U2 F Rw' U' R D U2 Uw F2 U Uw2 Fw L' Rw' R U Rw2 Uw2 R' D' Uw
 

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OK so this happened this weekend at North Iowa. I average 1:00 - 1:05 for reference:

First solve: 1:43 safety. messed up memo and kept second guessing myself
Second solve: Safety to go for mean because I was told to try it. Felt a corner twist. 1:48 DNF by one twisted corner.
Third solve: Really bad scramble, like 14/9 or something. I rushed it but messed up memo and had to restart. AGAIN I felt a corner twist. I stop the timer and say "DNF by twisted corner" before I take off the blindfold. I was right. 1:58 DNF by one twisted corner.
 

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First 9bld attempt: closer than I expected :p

Im guessing I messed up some +center algs, or maybe sliced incorrectly for inner xcenters (i solve all obliques, then all xcenters, then all +centers). Note how the E layer is off. anyway, <1 minute off uwr isn't bad for my first attempt lol
 

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Ok so after getting 6 success in a row I thought that was pretty good, then I got a 7th and that was my PB streak, then I began to play it safe to try to get an ao12:

Generated By csTimer on 2018-1-3
avg of 12: DNF(1:31)

Time List:
1. (1:02.02) R B2 D2 R U2 L' F2 R' D2 L2 B2 D L2 B U' R' B' L' D2 B2 Rw
2. 1:08.08 L F' L2 R2 F U2 B L2 F2 D2 F L U' B2 R' D2 L B F2 Uw2
3. 1:15.86 R' B2 R F2 L' D2 B2 R' B2 L2 D2 F R' F D2 F2 U' L' F2 L2 Fw' Uw
4. 1:24.71 L' B2 D L2 F2 D L2 R2 D U2 L2 U' B U' F R U' F2 L U2 Rw2 Uw2
5. 1:19.50 R L D2 B' U R F' D B' L' U' F2 L2 F2 U2 R2 U L2 D2 B2 L2 Fw' Uw2
6. 1:31.24 U' R2 F2 L2 U B2 D2 F2 D L2 D B F2 L D' L2 F' R2 U' B2 F2 Rw' Uw'
7. 1:46.26 D2 L' D2 L2 R B2 F2 R' F2 D2 R2 D L F' R2 U' L' B' D R Uw2
8. 1:42.46 U2 F2 D R2 U R2 B2 U' F2 D' B2 L F' L' D' B U' L2 B U R' Rw2 Uw2
9. 1:42.98 R' U R2 U' F2 U' R2 U2 F2 L2 B2 U F R D L B L D L' D Rw' Uw2
10. (DNF(1:08.96)) F2 D' L2 F R F2 U' R B' L' U2 B2 L' D2 B2 L' D2 L U2 R Fw Uw'
11. 1:29.00 L2 U' F2 D' U' R2 F2 R2 D B2 D' L' F' D' B' L' B2 F' D2 B' U2 Uw
12. DNF(1:58.06) D2 L F2 R D2 F' B' U F L' F2 R' U2 R' B2 U2 L' B2 D2 B2 Rw

It was looking so good until right at the end, when I got the letter pair IH (incredible Hulk) I shot to I and then L for some STUPID REASON. Very frustrated about that. And btw the 1:08 was off by 3 edges, idk even know why. Oh well get an ao12 another day
 

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noooooooooooooooooooooooooo

2:18 4BLD DNF by 2 centers :(
I had finished memo and I hadn't closed a cycle break, so for some reason I thought it wasn't really a cycle break and that I overlooked something whatever; couldn't bother checking :(

Memo was about 1:15, exec about 1 minute woooooot

3rd scramble in cubingtime weekly contest
 

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3BLD :(
1. DNF(19.604) 7/8+floating 3cycle = 7/12 L D F R B U L' U L' R2 U F2 U2 F2 U R2 F2 D' L2 F Fw Uw'

y' x' U2 M' U2 M x z' //I didn't use E because I finished my memo in that orientation
x: U R' U', M' //I really need to use a r setup not an x!!!!
R U: M' U2 M U2
U' R' F' R: S, R2 -> forgot to undo the first U' in the setup D:
z y: U' R U, M' // I have no idea why I didn't use the S one here

R' U R, D'
r' F2 L' B' L F2 L' B L r
y' x': D2, L' U' L //Probably R' U R': R' D R, U' is better, but I often get that one wrong, needs more drilling
old pochmann corner target RFD

77 moves (should've been 78) in 11.5 seconds = 6.69 TPS
 

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Just attempted 3BLD for the first time ever. Off by 3 corners, so reasonably close for a first attempt. Execution was ~13:20, memo was on and off for a couple hours before while doing other stuff. OP/OP because I was too lazy to learn M2 before attempting. Solve did not have parity, which is good because I don't know how to solve parity. Will try to get a success sometime in the next 24 hours, hopefully with knowledge of M2 and parity. Also need to learn my letter scheme. I don't know it at all; I have to count letters/stickers around the cube in a circle for every target.
 
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