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Blindfold Failures Thread

TheGrayCuber

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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.
Learn the first letter of each face, that way you only have to count around a face instead of the whole cube.
 

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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.
Sad to hear, generally I have a more noober problem in rooms, that is , transitioning from one room to the next, it consumes so much mental energy and I have to find a way to make room transition more effortless.

anyway , all the best for 42 cube attempts in your upcoming comps!
 
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Been practicing a lot of 4BLD lately and failing miserably.

However, I've been narrowing down my weak spots by doing isolated practice.

At first it was Wing tracing, which is getting very easy now and I only run into difficulties to keep track of them when there's multiple cycle breaks.

Then it was Wings execution because I'd completely forgotten the fact Fdl is used in 4BLD - this was a wild ride to say the least, tripped me up real bad.

Aaaaaand there's Centers. Oh boy. Tracing them is still a dreadful chore, in which I at least improved a little lately. Execution still is very shaky, but I'm growing a bit more confident. They're still the cause of the majority of my DNFs.

Here's to hoping my next 4BLD report will be on the accomplishment thread :p
 

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BLD sucks, especially when you only go through memo once.

Generated By csTimer on 2018-2-5
solves/total: 3/18

single
best: 32.55
worst: 44.81

mean of 3
current: DNF (σ = 0.00)
best: DNF (σ = 0.00)

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

avg of 12
current: DNF (σ = 17.02)
best: DNF (σ = 17.02)

Average: DNF (σ = 13.78)
Mean: 37.52

Time List:
1. DNF(43.93) D' R' B U' L' D L' F2 R U2 F R2 L2 U2 R2 U2 F' D2 F R2 D
2. DNF(39.81)[2e] F' R2 D' R2 U' L2 D' B2 D' F2 R2 U' F U' L B' U R2 F D
3. DNF(50.18)[3e] R U L2 R2 D R2 U L2 U2 L2 U' L' D2 B L2 F2 R' D2 U L
4. DNF(31.72)[3e] U2 L F2 D2 L' D2 R U2 R2 D2 B F' U' L' F' D' F2 D' L F
5. DNF(52.90)[3e] U2 D' L' U2 D2 F' D2 L2 D L2 F D2 B' R2 U2 B2 R2 B' L2 D2
6. DNF(32.65)[3e] L2 F2 D' F2 U' F2 L2 F2 L2 U L2 B D L D' B U L' D R D2
7. DNF(41.59)[3e] D B2 D L2 U R2 U2 R2 U' B2 F2 R B L' U' R' B' L' B2 U R
8. DNF(42.56)[5c] R' F2 D2 B2 R B2 R B2 R2 U2 B2 D' B F' U L D F2 U' L' F'
9. DNF(48.56)[3e] L U' B R F2 L2 U' L2 F' U2 R2 F2 U2 L2 B2 D2 F2 R' B2 L' D
10. 35.21 R' L2 B2 D' U2 B2 L2 U' R2 D B' U R2 F U2 F R' F' U
11. DNF(47.27)[3e] L2 B2 L2 F' U2 F' R2 F D2 B2 R F D' L U2 F' L' U B
12. 44.81 L' B U' R' B2 D B' R' F' R' F2 R' D2 F2 R' B2 D2 L' F2 R' D'
13. DNF(46.44)[2e] D' F' L2 B2 U2 F' L' B2 D L' F2 R D2 L' F2 D2 F2 R' B2 R
14. 32.55 D R2 L U2 L2 B L' F U' R2 U F2 D' R2 B2 R2 U D' L2
15. DNF(45.40)[3c] B2 L' D2 R' B2 F2 D2 F2 L' B2 R D L' B' F2 L' F' D2 B U'
16. DNF(35.86)[2e3c] B2 U F2 D L2 B2 D' R2 U' F2 D2 R' B F2 L F' D U2 R' U' F
17. DNF(1:01.28)[2c] U' R' F L U F2 R2 D L' D2 L2 U L2 F2 U' F2 U' B2 U2 B'
18. DNF(41.25)[6e] D U2 B' F' D2 U2 B U2 F2 L2 D F2 L' U2 F' L B' F'

always off by a very few pieces a s you can see, often having recall issues with the corner memo and messing up one edge letter pair :/ I've done like 100 solves with the one-pass memo, and I don't seem to imrpove really :/
 
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Generated By csTimer on 2018-2-6
single: DNF

Time List:
1. DNF(9:45.94)[4:59.87 | 4 wings] D2 Fw' U D Rw2 F Fw' L2 F Uw F Uw Rw2 U' Fw2 L2 D2 F' Rw F Uw Fw' L' Rw2 D L' B D2 F2 Fw2 L2 D' F2 Uw2 Rw R B2 L U R2

Apparently I did two wing targets in reverse order. Off by 4 wings in total.
 

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So I think I just confirmed that my latest 9bld attempt (attempt #8) was off by a single missed U move. Checked the video, and at one point during outer +centers (the centers I solve last) I did the comm [U 2R2 U', M'] instead of U setup to this comm. It ended up making the cube off by 8 of each wing type, 4 corners, 4 wings, (I solve all of these after centers) and 2 outer +centers.

One move.
One bloody move :(

Time was 1:11:49.53[32:43.77] btw.
 

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I've smashed my longest 4BLD DNF streak, currently at 14 and going on.

My PB single is 5:20. Now I've got a great bit faster, my fastest attempt has been 3:59, and the closest one probably 4:12, off by two centers. I hope the accuracy will come, and I'll smash my pb by over a minute :p. Just need a success. Hoping to be NR3 when I next get to do 4BLD at comp.

E: The streak lasted for 20 solves, finally ended it and got a PB of 4:19.
 
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This happened a few weeks ago, but when I attempted my first 4x4 blind solve I would have gotten a success at 21:38.? if I had remembered to do the r2 parity alg.
 

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Barely missed a 5:17 5bld mo3 :(

mean of 3: DNF

Time List:
1. 5:01.03 Lw2 Bw2 R F2 Dw F' Uw D2 F' R' Uw2 Bw Uw Lw2 Uw Dw' R2 Uw' R' Bw2 L' Uw F B Bw2 Rw U D2 Dw2 F R' Fw' Lw Bw Lw R Fw' F2 Dw Uw F2 R' Fw D2 Rw L R Fw' L' Dw Fw2 Bw U B L' F Dw2 U B' Uw2
2. 5:26.86 Lw2 Bw2 Lw' D Bw' Uw' U' R U Fw' F D2 L2 Fw B2 D2 Uw Lw' R' F R2 Dw2 Fw Rw2 Uw U2 B' Dw2 L Rw2 Fw2 Dw Fw2 L' Lw2 R2 D Lw' D2 L D Uw' Rw' Bw D B' R Bw' Rw' Uw2 Bw' Lw U' R Dw2 B F Lw' Dw Uw'
3. DNF(5:24.71)[forgot an M2 during midges -_-] Fw' U R2 Bw2 Rw F2 Lw2 R' L U B2 U' Fw' D2 Lw Dw2 R B' Lw' U2 Lw2 Uw Rw' Lw L2 Bw' D Dw Rw R Fw Bw' F Uw Dw2 F Uw' U R' Rw2 B' L2 R' Dw F' Fw2 Lw' D Fw Uw' D L2 U' F Dw' F' D Uw' U Lw2
 
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Well, ain't this disheartening. Went ultra safe, took my time during memo and execution... And was off by everything but corners. Skipped a letter pair in Wings and another in Centers, and only noticed when it was too late.

What bugs me the most is that the time was just a little above average. I assumed this would be at least 15min.

Generated By csTimer on 2018-2-21
single: DNF

Time List:
1. DNF(11:34.98) [7:16.54] Rw' B2 F' Fw U R D2 L2 B' U Uw2 D2 Rw' L2 Uw' Rw2 L2 U' Fw' B' Uw' R U Rw U' R F' Fw' Rw2 R2 L' B2 Uw' U L2 U2 L2 B' R' F'
 

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Would have gotten a 15:34.67 4x4 blind success except I forgot to do wing parity. : ( But right after that I got a 14:51.31 success which is my new PB
 

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Basically my 4BLD session

0/15

DNF(2:18.125)[58.287]
DNF(2:03.090)[1:00.050]
DNF(2:53.929)[1:10.214]
DNF(2:15.375)[58.125]
DNF(2:48.128)[1:21.068]
DNF(2:23.124)[58.784]
DNF(2:29.088)[1:01.331]
DNF(2:55.514)[1:23.099]
DNF(2:24.715)[1:09.213]
DNF(2:40.396)[1:00.804]
DNF(2:32.162)[1:13.298]
DNF(2:07.435)[49.073]
DNF(2:24.857)[1:00.524]
DNF(2:37.511)[58.484]
DNF(2:36.842)[1:06.861]

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EDIT: A new failure!! yass!!

DNF(19.997) R2 U F2 D U R2 F2 R2 U B2 F2 L U R D F2 R2 F L' D' U' Rw2

see the flipped edge in DB? Well, I didn't :D
 
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G2013

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this has got to be my most common DNF. Just be happy with the fact that it wouldn't be that good because of the flip. (also do you have an alg for DF DB flipped?)
I would've finished it with [R: Uw M Uw2' M Uw] [M, D L2 D'] instead of doing just [R: U' M' U2' M U'] and DNFing

Also no I don't have an alg for those flipped, nope. I would just do x2 and standard alg (at the end), or flipping that + the buffer at the beginning, or as I almost always do, just breaking cycle at the flipped edge which is the fastest way (if I spot it XD)

I agree it wouldn't have been sub20, but perhaps a 21 or a 22 which is still not too bad for me
 
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