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Does anyone else just memorize the whole cube+colors for 3BLD? I do!

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Actually, no. In speedBLD, you typically trace the positions of the pieces up front as you work out your solution. So you wind up with a very fast solve after memorizing - one that can theoretically be significantly faster than a normal speedsolve (if you don't have memory recall pauses). The way the OP here is describing, you memorize the starting positions of all the pieces, then trace their positions as you solve blindfolded, leading to a very slow solve after memorizing.
 

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Actually, no. In speedBLD, you typically trace the positions of the pieces up front as you work out your solution. So you wind up with a very fast solve after memorizing - one that can theoretically be significantly faster than a normal speedsolve (if you don't have memory recall pauses). The way the OP here is describing, you memorize the starting positions of all the pieces, then trace their positions as you solve blindfolded, leading to a very slow solve after memorizing.
Good point. I've always read the name as a fast way of doing blind but if you look at execution only then it is indeed speedy and blindy.
 
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The way the OP here is describing, you memorize the starting positions of all the pieces, then trace their positions as you solve blindfolded, leading to a very slow solve after memorizing.
Not watched it but I'm taking this description as accurate. When I tried to do BLD before looking up tutorials this is pretty much what I did. I went through the pieces in a certain order and visually remembered where a certain sticker of it was (U/D mostly, F/B for the E slice), then kept track of where the pieces were as I was solving them in whatever order I felt like. It's extremely slow and awful so I don't recommend it!
 

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Not watched it but I'm taking this description as accurate. When I tried to do BLD before looking up tutorials this is pretty much what I did. I went through the pieces in a certain order and visually remembered where a certain sticker of it was (U/D mostly, F/B for the E slice), then kept track of where the pieces were as I was solving them in whatever order I felt like. It's extremely slow and awful so I don't recommend it!
The video does look very suspect. Lots of unnecessary moves as though he is looking for pieces with his eyes. Strange rotations. It's just odd.
 
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The video was super suspicious, if you did track the pieces I would suspect pauses far more often in far greater length than in your video. You did the whole thing relatively fast and the way you kept turning the cube reminded me of a sighted solve. I also noticed how when you put the cube down you started looking at all the sides, and then pulled off the blindfold, it almost looks like you peeked under a blindfold the whole time and when you finished you forgot that it was supposed to look like you couldn’t see lol. I would recommend making a solve video showing the scramble, memo and solution (even if it’s dnf) and posting that if you want to prove it’s not fake. I’m personally not interested in the tutorial idea because it’s just not a good method.
 
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