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Blindfold Failures Thread

Slash

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multi BLD at Worlds: 2/5, time was 51:42(I know it's over 50min, but it is a DNF so id doesnt matter)
1st cube: 2 flipped edges
2nd cube: 2 flipped edges
3rd cube: off by 4 edges, forgot the memo and did something wrong
4th cube: solved!
5th cube: solved!

I wont try 5 cubes on Hungarian Open I think, but its not 100% sure.
 

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I practised BLD before Worlds, result: DNF twice
First solve: 3:50, a setup move error near the end of the solve
Second solve: the scramble was easy and I tried to go faster, 3:00 and probably another setup move error but I don't know where.
 

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4x4x4 BLD average of 5
1. 11:36.27 (04:57.61) New PB
2. DNF in 11:09.52 (04:39.05), off by 3 edges.
3. 11:49.10 (05:15.58)
4. 12:08.73 (05:09.65)
5. DNF in 11:54.95 (04:37.93), off by 2 centres & 2 edges.

Still no sub 11, but I'm happy enough with the average time.
 

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4x4x4 BLD average of 5
1. 11:36.27 (04:57.61) New PB
2. DNF in 11:09.52 (04:39.05), off by 3 edges.
3. 11:49.10 (05:15.58)
4. 12:08.73 (05:09.65)
5. DNF in 11:54.95 (04:37.93), off by 2 centres & 2 edges.

Still no sub 11, but I'm happy enough with the average time.
4x4BLD: 14:07.86 DNF, off by 2 centers and 4 edges. I'm catching up, Chuck!
Wow, you guys are catching up fast. Nice job, both of you!
 

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hungarian open...
6/7 again, messed up on the last cube again, it was a tiny mistake again, it cost me 2 places again (3->5 last weekend, now 1->3), also it cost an NR to me again.

on the last cube, corners started like: RDB->ULF->something->blabla and I did ULF->RDB->something->blabla :(
second attempt was 4/7, 2 misoriented edges, 3 cycle of corners, scrambled cube.
4x4 bld first try: 10:51 dnf (forgot edges) second try 00:08.74 dnf (after I saw the scramble I realised I don't want to do it :D)
in the normal 3x3 finals my safe solve (1:43.52) was ok, but my try-to-go-normal-speed failed :/ memo was like 45, complete time was 1:29 but dnf
5x5 bld dns
 

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I just attempted a 2 cubes multiblind: first cube off by a 3-cycle of edges, second cube off by 2 flipped edges, stackmat time missed by 0.28 s :D (I was using my watch)
I have yet to get a 2/2; my current PB is 1/2 in 12:56.
 

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4/5 in 34:30
solved an edge wrong, and forgot to solve the last edge(my buffer piece had to be swapped with an unsolved because it was in place in the scramble, and I just simply forgot to do a T-perm)=>T-perm on the upper face, and two flipped edges
watch this time...:O my previous 4/4 record was 34 min...)
 

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3 DNFs today in the event: blindfolded 3x3x3 while driving

Two were off by a setup turn, and one was off by two permuted but twisted corners.

This event sounds MUCH worse than it actually is. Basically you hold the cube in one hand, and the steering wheel in the other. You memorize by holding the cube in your field of view when looking straight ahead at the road. Then, when you are ready to solve, you hold the cube behind the steering wheel and solve while watching the road as you drive.

Obviously pressing situations in traffic or while driving take precedence, so you often have many pauses when doing things like changing lanes or merging, or stopping or starting at stop lights. You have been warned if you try this on your own! I do not take responsibility for anyone trying this and being stupid and dying! It's your own fault!

Anyway I have about a 30 minute drive when going from my tutoring center to one of the furthest away ones that I teach at sometimes, so I plan on trying to get my first ever success hopefully later this week!

Chris
 
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