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Multiblindfold Discussion (PBs, Successes, Fails)

Dylan Swarts

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Again 18/20 Multi-Blind but in 50:18[33:14]
Memo was better, as was exec. I'm still happy because last night was my first 18/20 so this is cool to get my second. Errors were memoing AU instead of UA lol. and the other was undoing setup moves incorrect on UFR-RBU-DFL.
Don't know if I'll do this for comp, it is between 19 and 20 now, have just under 2 weeks to decide..
 

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Well, it is I again.
19/20 Multi-BLD PB in 52:12[34:03]
My second ever 19/20, got the other one a few days ago, I believe my previous attempt at that.
This one is faster by a minute.
Also sub-5 on memo + review 1-4 PB.
Error is dumb and on the weirdest cube too. There were a total of 7 edge letters, no kidding. IH WU MV H but the H was supposed to be an F. I feel very stupid that I did this one the easiest cube to memo. It was the 18th cube but still lol.

Competition in 7 days. Nervous, with good reason, but I just need to chill and pretend that I'm doing an attempt at home. Feeling okay to do 20 but slightly wondering if time will be an issue..
 
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I just did a MultiBLD attempt: 6/7 in 56:03 (actually really slow)
It was my first bigger MultiBLD attempt in like 5 months (usually 2 cubes on weekly comp where I somehow always dnf)
Unfortunately I made a dumb mistake. On my 3BLD I didn't memo my last edge target but knew the piece and guessed the wrong sticker, off by 2 FE
Still happy about that result, PB is 5/5 in around 47min. This attempt had potential but I'll break that PB next time (hopefully).
 

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Okay so my school finished up for the year and I have about 1.75 months left until 10th Grade starts (joy!) and so after basically taking a month break from multi (still did weeklies and 1 or two others) I have decided to jump back fully into practice. I want to start by putting 2 memo rooms into one physical room, since using 1 is making it very hard to get more rooms. Still learning 3 style, corners done but still unsteady and not always fully committed. Edges are progressing but I've got a long way to go still. That I wish to complete learning by the end of 2019 and hopefully fully advance to using 3 style for 3bld. This hopefully will speed up multi exec by a lot so that I can memo more cubes. With practice I believe my memo will also quickly drop and I can fit more cubes into the hour. Ultimately I've set the goal to subhour 42 cubes by the end of 2020. This seems very hard, because I can currently do half of that in 50 minutes. So we shall see what happens, if I don't reach it, I won't be far off and will reach it early 2021!
 

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I use one room for one cube, or did, before I changed to 2 per physical room. So basically I have 3 locations in each room, 2 for edges and 1 for corners. Group letters into pairs and then into images which consist of 4 letter pairs. So one full location will be used for edges plus another half or so of the other location, and corners will fill its own location.
 

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22/28 in 58:50[40:16]
Insanity. I know I can do 25 if I keep my focus good and don't pause too much on exec, usually got 57-58 mins. So I decided to push myself, even though I basically knew this would go over the hour by at least a minute. 28 it is. First 4 cubes was horrible to memo but after that I focused really well (maybe the best yet) and got through everything in the same time I would a 25, maybe a bit longer. And even though I try to keep to the 2/3 memo, 1/3 exec rule, I know I shouldn't really be able to do 28! in <20 mins. So, after donning my blindfold, I stepped on my TPS like heck. Surprisingly, I only had to pause once (I think) for recall, the rest was all good. Accuracy is also pretty surprising.

Errors: Cube1: exec, 3e.
Cube6: missed UB flip (lol) and inversed DA corner comm.
Cube15: some exec, idk, 3e
Cube22: did U' instead of U on UF-UB-BR's end.
Cube23: executed XW instead of WX lol
Cube 27: saddest of the sad, one corner twist during exec. This worries me because it was on my YLM and I just ordered 23 of them. I don't want corner twist machines..
 

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It is I
25/26 Multi-Blind PB. Previously it was 20/21. Massive jump, and a great 20P barrier break.
Time: 54:14 [35:42]
1:22 avg memo/cube
42 avg exec/cube
I recently finished 3 style (more or less, few little thingies I need to still finish off) but for the sake of the last episode of this year-long journey, I decided to not use any comms I wasn't 111% certain I knew.

The error was the cube slipping out of my hands and I caught it, but the E slice moved. If that didn't happen, I would've DNF'd by 2 twists anyway LOL
Great way to end 2019 (well I'm still gna do some more attempts but for weekly comp anyway) and I hope 2020 will bring many more great results (and hopefully finally AfR)
 

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I got by Multi NR back:


Sorry about the low quality and awkward lighting. Didn't really react much because there were two DNFs visible after checking the first few cubes, and I knew there might be another hidden out of sight. I also realized my mistake on the last cube I was executing right away, so that was disappointing.

I formerly had the NR for a while at 19/20, and right after that I started my whole BLD system from scratch: changed my letter scheme, started 3-style, made (multiple iterations of) multiple letter pair lists, switched my execution order, and much more. I was a bit busy with school and stuff, so it took almost two years to finish the transition, but now it's finally paying off.

Descriptions/splits of the three attempts at the competition:

Attempt 1: So I was kind of sick for the week+ leading up to this, and didn't do any attempts in that time. I decided to go with my original plan of 28 anyway, to see how it went (there were three attempts after all). Memo ended up being a little slow, though I didn't check the time until completely finishing the first 20 cubes. After finishing 21-25, I checked again and decided to just forfeit a cube. There's a good chance I could have fit it in under an hour in the end, but skipping it removed a bunch of potential stress and rushing, so I think it was the right decision. Ended up with 24/28 in 57:53, 20 points. NR is 22 points (22/22 in 59:47).
Time: 57:53 [42:13 + 15:40]
Splits:
01-05 1/4 (3:46),
01-05 2/4 (2:23),
06-10 1/4 (3:15), [DNFed 9 - skipped a pair in recall]
06-10 2/4 (2:03),
01-05 3/4 (1:34),
06-10 3/4 (1:11),
11-15 1/4 (3:45),
11-15 2/4 (2:03),
16-20 1/4 (3:38), [DNFed 18 - extra/missing move]
16-20 2/4 (2:22),
11-15 3/4 (1:23),
16-20 3/4 (1:18),
01-05 4/4 (1:59),
06-10 4/4 (1:14),
11-15 4/4 (1:06),
16-20 4/4 (1:26),
21-25 1/2 (3:29),
21-25 2/2 (2:00),
26 1/2 (1:05), [DNFed 26 - extra/missing move]
26 2/2 (0:16),
27 1/1 (0:41),
blocker -/- (0:16) [DNFed 28 - forfeit it for more time]

Attempt 2: Accuracy was decent on the first attempt, but memo was kind of slow, so I decided to drop down to 26 (still aiming for 22 points, for NR). Memo was slow, but still an ok pace for 26. But the last (short-term) cube took forever to memo, and then I forgot corners for a while in exec right after. Things went downhill from there: I DNFed the next two cubes, and later a corner cap popped. I caught it before it fell away from the cube, and literally tried for nearly two minutes to re-attach it, but it wouldn't go on (right after the attempt I managed to put it on in about a second, sighted). By then I was no longer confident where I was in the alg, so I just set it aside. But this caused me to be quite unfocused for the rest of exec. I was surprised to get 20 correct by the end. I had set two cubes aside for the end due to recall issues; I had time to recall one, though I still DNFed it anyway.
Time: 60:00 [40:47 + 19:13]
Splits:
01-05 1/4 (2:53),
01-05 2/4 (2:38),
06-10 1/4 (3:12), [DNFed 6 - corner cap fell off]
06-10 2/4 (1:54),
01-05 3/4 (2:05),
06-10 3/4 (1:06),
11-15 1/4 (3:13), [DNFed 11 & 12 - forgot a pair in 12 and ran out of time]
11-15 2/4 (2:24),
16-20 1/4 (3:07), [DNFed 16]
16-20 2/4 (1:47),
11-15 3/4 (2:00),
16-20 3/4 (1:44),
01-05 4/4 (1:39),
06-10 4/4 (1:29),
11-15 4/4 (1:26),
16-20 4/4 (0:54),
21-25 1/2 (3:32), [DNFed 21 & 22]
21-25 2/2 (2:37),
26 1/1 (1:03),
blocker -/- (0:04)

Attempt 3: Wasn't feeling confident after attempt 2 (and triple DNFing 3BLD finals), so just went with 26 again. I was unfocused enough to accidentally skip the 3rd pass of the first ten cubes, which I've never done (though I have only been doing that extra review for 2 or 3 months). This did make the final pass on those cubes slower than usual. Execution was pretty smooth, there was just one cube where I could remember everything except for the first pair. I set that aside and did it at the end. It was easy to deduce the missing pair from tracing out the other edges. The last edge pair was UF-RB-LB. For some reason I sometimes get the direction of this one wrong, so I made a mental note just before executing it to be careful... but then did it backwards anyway somehow. But still managed 24/26: 22 points, NR!
Time: 52:56 [37:24 + 15:32]
Rate: 2:02/cube [1:26/cube + 36/cube] - both pretty good but at least 2-3 seconds off of PB
Splits:
01-05 1/3 (2:45),
01-05 2/3 (2:08), [DNFed 4 - inverse comm execution]
06-10 1/3 (3:05),
06-10 2/3 (2:01),
[forgot to do 1-10 again]
11-15 1/4 (3:28),
11-15 2/4 (1:49), [DNFed 19 - 2 twisted corners]
16-20 1/4 (3:23),
16-20 2/4 (2:07),
11-15 3/4 (1:52),
16-20 3/4 (1:28),
01-05 3/3 (2:17),
06-10 3/3 (1:28),
11-15 4/4 (1:20),
16-20 4/4 (1:26),
21-25 1/2 (3:30),
21-25 2/2 (2:29),
26 & blocker 1/1 (0:48)

At 3:25 you can see Matthew celebrating my DNF.

Time to start practising 31+ and get that consistently sub-hour.
 

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So, as a few might know (0-2 lol), I competed in all 52 weeks of the Weekly Comp, for multi-bld. This was documented on a YouTube series. I started without any knowledge (no roman rooms haha), and with a 0/2 as my first week. I don't actually remember why I wanted to do this (got motivated by @sigalig vids maybe?) and well I mained the event a handful weeks later, and I'm pretty pleased with how the last episode went. I made massive progression, could've done more though..
Here is an overview video of the year ( commentary )

After that my progress went down. I've started implementing more 3-style, since I've done that completely on my 3bld now (still getting used to it), and I've been getting a lot of bad results. I've decided to take a break, since well, I have done a multi attempt every 3 or 4 days for a year long, a 2 or 3 week break should be good. Getting used to my new memo group system of 6 cubes before review, still a bit rough. Hoping to get used to it soon, aswell as implementing my 3 style usefully. After all, the ones who keep going, even through bad, are the ones who rise to the top. And that's where I plan to go, to the top!!
Have a good day, thx for reading.
 

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