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General BLD Questions

Sue Doenim

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Since I started cubing, I've always thought blindsolving was crazy. Eventually, I learned how to do it for myself. I'd like to get faster, and I have a few general questions I'd like answered.

First of all, I'm not sure I understand what memory methods are commonly used. I learned, and I believe most people learned, to make letter pairs into words into sentences. I've looked into the concept of rooms, and understand it's especially useful in 4+BLD and MBLD, but I'm not sure I understand how it is used in regular solving. Do people use it for 3BLD too? If not, what do they use? If I wanted to learn a memory method/methods that I could stick with throughout my blindsolving career, what would it be?

Secondly, I'd like to ask about buffers. I use M2/OP, so naturally, I use UBL and DF. However, these aren't the best buffers for 3-style, are they? Don't people usually transition from a simple blindsolving method to 3-style gradually, only doing cases that they know? If this is the case, can't you only transition if you have the same buffer for both? Do you just use a different buffer for M2/OP?

Sorry for so many questions, and thanks for any answers.
 
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Usually for memo people use sentences, audio and images or a combination of those for 3bld. I would suggest images for corners and audio for edges but be sure to try things out to find your strengths and weaknesses.

For 3 style the best buffers would Probably be UF or FU for edges and UFR for corners. You can use the same buffers you use for M2/OP though (or any buffer really) for 3style.

Some people make the switch really fast and some people slowly transition. If you want to learn a new buffer and use that for 3 style it's probably best to transition quickly whereas if you use the same buffer as normal then you can slowly transition.

Hope that helps :)
 

Sue Doenim

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Usually for memo people use sentences, audio and images or a combination of those for 3bld. I would suggest images for corners and audio for edges but be sure to try things out to find your strengths and weaknesses.

For 3 style the best buffers would Probably be UF or FU for edges and UFR for corners. You can use the same buffers you use for M2/OP though (or any buffer really) for 3style.

Some people make the switch really fast and some people slowly transition. If you want to learn a new buffer and use that for 3 style it's probably best to transition quickly whereas if you use the same buffer as normal then you can slowly transition.

Hope that helps :)
Thanks! Just one more question, I promise (jk lol like infinity). How exactly does audio memo work? Is it just literally memorizing the sounds?
 
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