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Blindfold Failures Thread

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This is the worst 3bld scramble ever. (or well that's how I feel right now after messing up the first alg of the solve and then giving up) It has about like 4 cycle breaks for edges. Corners suck aswell, try it.

R2 D' U2 B F2 D2 U2 F' L2 B' F2 U2 R2 D' U B F2 U2 R' B2 Rw Uw2
I'm so bad with bad scrambles. 2:11.66 (1:15.96) At least I got it right.
 

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@Mike Hughey Why don't you try 9BLD? You have an 8bld success and you compete in 6bld and 7bld quite often.
I would, but I haven't ever gotten around to getting a 9x9x9. And because of my having a weird color scheme, I can't just borrow one from someone else.
Someday.
 

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corners can be solved with L U2 L' U2, not sure what this means
What it means is that probably the vast majority of the wrong pieces are due to doing U2 L' when you should have done L' U2. If you still had most of the pieces left to go, it might possibly even be the only mistake you made.

I would guess from that that you probably solve centers before wings? Although it's possible that you could have that few centers wrong because a lot of them worked out nicely or were pre-solved, it's probably more likely that you had some centers solved (but no wings) before making the mistake.
 

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6bld Attempt 4
DNF by again 4lO 4rO then 3oX and 2iX. 4 corners like always, an inner l2 or r2 off but the bars rotated because of my corner algs at the end (OP), many inner wings and 6 oW.. Dunno if my method is faulty or something, since I use beginners for the whole thing.
Corners: OP
Midges: M2
Wings: r2
Centers: U2

Exec order: iX, oX, rO, lO, wings, corners.

for D face targets for obliques, I setup to Df and do (for left obliques): 3Rw' U U r U' (inner)l2 U r' U' (inner)l2 U' 3Rw' U2 which is a comm from Graham's list which I turned into an oblique alg. For right obliques I do that on the left side with the U2 at the start.
I hope that made sense. If this alg is faulty, please let me know. I do believe it is correct tho..
Maybe I am just doing very badly at exec...
Or I should hold off 6bld until I know full 3 style..
 

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The second 3Rw' should be 3Rw, not?
Another idea: if you have a letterpair with a difficult piece in it, you could move that to another place/face, then solve the (changed) letterpair and undo the move afterwards.
Some more moves but sometimes easier to do (and kind of the same as setups in 3 style).
Even if your D-obliques should be the last to solve (and to be followed by an U2) you could move it to the front face, solve it there and an oblique of the right face, then bring the D-oblique back, then solve the oblique of the right face and then end with U2.

And I don't think that you should wait for full 3 style. Your "beginner's"-method takes more moves but should be easier to do without errors.
 

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I'm a newbie at 3BLD, and I tried to do JUST EDGES, and failed. I don't even know how I did it. My guess is that I made a mistake in undoing setup somewhere, or I misremembered what my letter pair stood for (So i have turban, and I go for TN when it was TB). Oh btw this is my, like, 5th attempt.
 

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I'm a newbie at 3BLD, and I tried to do JUST EDGES, and failed. I don't even know how I did it. My guess is that I made a mistake in undoing setup somewhere, or I misremembered what my letter pair stood for (So i have turban, and I go for TN when it was TB). Oh btw this is my, like, 5th attempt.
A bit of advice - use a known scramble, and when you finish and it came out wrong, try the same scramble again. You can check your memorization against the scramble to see if you made a mistake, and then try solving two pieces at a time and find your mistake. Or perhaps you'll find you just made some silly mistake when executing, and it works the second time! Either way, it's nice to find out what went wrong if you can, and you gain confidence by realizing it was probably just a small thing that went wrong.
 

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A bit of advice - use a known scramble, and when you finish and it came out wrong, try the same scramble again. You can check your memorization against the scramble to see if you made a mistake, and then try solving two pieces at a time and find your mistake. Or perhaps you'll find you just made some silly mistake when executing, and it works the second time! Either way, it's nice to find out what went wrong if you can, and you gain confidence by realizing it was probably just a small thing that went wrong.
Oh, thanks a lot. I have never tried this before. I'll post again in a week (if i fail).
 
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