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[Help Thread] Blindfolded discussion and help

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I am currently solving 3x3 in under 30 seconds using Petrus, and would like to learn BLD. So I opted for Old Pochmann, but I was slightly confused (being a newbie) as to how you are supposed to memorise the changing corners. Take the T Perm for example. I can understand you set up to change the buffer with another pieces, but this also swaps corners and destroys memorization. How does it work???
Plus, what memorization method would you recommend?
 
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I am currently solving 3x3 in under 30 seconds using Petrus, and would like to learn BLD. So I opted for Old Pochmann, but I was slightly confused (being a newbie) as to how you are supposed to memorise the changing corners. Take the T Perm for example. I can understand you set up to change the buffer with another pieces, but this also swaps corners and destroys memorization. How does it work???
Plus, what memorization method would you recommend?
For your last question I’m wondering that as well. For the first one parity. If you memorize an odd number of corners so let’s say I have these letter pairs, AB TF JI U . This means that you have parity. Parity is a R Perm. You will do that after you execute edges.
 
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For your last question I’m wondering that as well. For the first one parity. If you memorize an odd number of corners so let’s say I have these letter pairs, AB TF JI U . This means that you have parity. Parity is a R Perm. You will do that after you execute edges.
I thought of get what you mean, but not really. Bear in mind I am a complete newbie.So what do you mean by memorizing an odd number of corners? And also what are AB TF JI U?

CROSS OUT CROSS OUT, I know what you mean. I've been looking at ruwix's page on BLD.
 
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In short, each sticker of edges and each sticker of corners are assigned a letter, these are used when memorising the cube. You setup pieces into a certain spot on the cube, do the swapping alg(t or J perm for edges, modified Y perm for corners) and then undo the setups. Doing this you will solve one piece at a time, swapping pieces until all pieces are in their correct spots, and the cube is solved.
Memorizing: preferably memorize in letter pairs. Meaning that when you memorize, you group two letters together and for a word/ object out of it. So using Cubinwitdapizza's example: AB TF JI U - I would have Alec Benjamin eating a ToFfee on a JIgsaw puzzle
. So when you have an uneven amount of letters for corners and edges, like in this example U , it is called parity and an algorithm will be done to fix the edges and corners that have been offset by the Y, and T perms.
 
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In short, each sticker of edges and each sticker of corners are assigned a letter, these are used when memorising the cube. You setup pieces into a certain spot on the cube, do the swapping alg(t or J perm for edges, modified Y perm for corners) and then undo the setups. Doing this you will solve one piece at a time, swapping pieces until all pieces are in their correct spots, and the cube is solved.
Memorizing: preferably memorize in letter pairs. Meaning that when you memorize, you group two letters together and for a word/ object out of it. So using Cubinwitdapizza's example: AB TF JI U - I would have Alec Benjamin eating a ToFfee on a JIgsaw puzzle
. So when you have an uneven amount of letters for corners and edges, like in this example U , it is called parity and an algorithm will be done to fix the edges and corners that have been offset by the Y, and T perms.
Just want to say this technically that alg is not even modified it’s its own alg because the y perm is just that alg but with F as the setup move.
 

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how many algs is 3-style corners really?
from my buffer (UFR) I can shoot to 21 targets (7corners with 3 stickers) and then to 18 (6x3), I do not want to count inverses separately so I can divide by 2 and would receive 21x18:2 which equals 189 comms. (+parity algs and twists)
Did i make a mistake or how to people get to 400+ algs? (189x2 = 378 and even if i add 16 algs for twists i am only at 394)
 
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Is memorising in letter pairs necessary? I am currently just creating sentences like this : Quirell Talked to A Big Rat Face, instead of combining Q with T or A with B
 
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Is memorising in letter pairs necessary? I am currently just creating sentences like this : Quirell Talked to A Big Rat Face, instead of combining Q with T or A with B
There are advantages to using letter pairs. The main one is you have fewer words to remember - e.g. QT AB RF might be "QuieT ABacus RaFting", a 3-word phrase compared to 6 words. This means It's both quicker to commit to memory and easier to recall. Another advantage comes when you're using more advanced methods like M2 (1st and 2nd in pair are treated differently for M-slice targets) and 3-style (targets are solved together as pairs).

The main disadvantage is that it can sometimes be difficult to come up with words on the spot that include both letters (and that you can reliably identify which letters you meant). This can be overcome by learning words for difficult pairs.
 
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Also, last question, is it necessary to memo edges, memo corners, do corners, fix parity, do edges? Because I'm having trouble with setting up to do the modified Y Perm if I don't have edges to show how to link up and etc.
 

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Also, last question, is it necessary to memo edges, memo corners, do corners, fix parity, do edges? Because I'm having trouble with setting up to do the modified Y Perm if I don't have edges to show how to link up and etc.
You should memo corners, memo edges, do edges, fix parity, do corners
 

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I believe you can memorise as you wish, since only execution order matters. So it is up to you I guess. Tho I agree with zman.
its recommended to memorise corners first, then edges and execute in the reverse order because you can use audio for the longer memo (edges), which is faster but easier to forget than images but it doesnt matter since you execute the edges immediately after you memo them. in mbld you should memo edge first then corner since you will be using images for both
 
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Hey guys, WhiteKB here. In the past I've tried getting into BLD, but it hasn't worked out because it took too long and I almost never got a solved cube at the end. Any tips for getting into it? Currently, It takes 11-14 minutes for an attempt and I have a <10% success rate. Also currently I am using OP on edges and corners. I would preferably like something that will take me 1-2 weeks to do that will get me a 75% or greater success rate and will allow me to do it in 9-11 minutes (or less) by the end of the time frame. Again, if you have any tips, please let me know. Thanks!
 
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i with not a lot of practice got around 75% accuracy averaging 7-9 min. Here is my method. Hope this helps.

I use a variation of the PAO system to memorize corners. Here is is.
The first letter you think of a person you know or who you have heard of example: a YouTuber.
The second letter you think of an action that the person can do
The third letter indicates an object that the person is doing the action to
Example of PAO system: GEW = Galen eats watermelon.

Next is the journey method. It is really easy but all the tutorials make it sound really complicated. Arrange a path that you often walk example: around your living area. Visualize your images in those places as you walk through your journey. It’s that easy. For me, if my first letter triplet was GEW I would imagine Galen eating w watermelon on my front porch where my journey starts.

I use these to systems to memorize corners. I memo and review a couple times by in my head visualizing the journey. After this I never review it during edge memo and. This is how well this memo system sticks.

Next , I memo edges. I first trace through my first two targets but don’t memo them. Then I use the audio system to memorize the rest of the edges. Once I have memoed the edges I go back and don’t memo but visualize my first to targets and then just execute quickly. This makes it so you don’t need to keep so much audio in your head.

Absolutely nothing is special about how I execute.
 

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