# Noah's BLD Tutorials

#### Akiro

##### Member
Excellent videos! It makes me want to start practicing my memo again.

Keep up the good work!!

#### Noahaha

##### blindmod
4BLD video finally up =D

#### DrKorbin

##### Member
4BLD video finally up =D
Right now no one convinced me to use floating buffer - neither did you.
You said you highly recommend it, but a profit of using floating buffer is low - you just do 3 targets (1.5 algs) less.
And that is only if all your cycles have even number of targets. If one cycle ends on the odd letter and you do (as you said in your video) two 3-cycles, then you do one more algorithm, so if you didn't switch your buffer at this moment, you would do the same amount of algs.
(FYI, there are pure commutators that do two 2-cycles, but they are very specific, so setup moves would be complicated).

Another problem is memorization: how do you memorize you started a new cycle?
Another adavntage of fixed buffer is that you can speed optimize your algs so you don't think what setup move you must do now. Well, you can use speed-opt algs with floating buffer too, if you adjust top layer after switching the buffer, so the position of your buffer is always Ubr or Ubl. But you must not forget to adjust it back after all centers are solved, of course.

#### Noahaha

##### blindmod
Right now no one convinced me to use floating buffer - neither did you.
You said you highly recommend it, but a profit of using floating buffer is low - you just do 3 targets (1.5 algs) less.
And that is only if all your cycles have even number of targets. If one cycle ends on the odd letter and you do (as you said in your video) two 3-cycles, then you do one more algorithm, so if you didn't switch your buffer at this moment, you would do the same amount of algs.
(FYI, there are pure commutators that do two 2-cycles, but they are very specific, so setup moves would be complicated).

Another problem is memorization: how do you memorize you started a new cycle?
Another adavntage of fixed buffer is that you can speed optimize your algs so you don't think what setup move you must do now. Well, you can use speed-opt algs with floating buffer too, if you adjust top layer after switching the buffer, so the position of your buffer is always Ubr or Ubl. But you must not forget to adjust it back after all centers are solved, of course.
I probably shouldn't have said that given that I have no experience of a fixed buffer. I think the two ways are equally valid though. Maybe I'll play around with a fixed buffer at some point, but i'm kind of scared of cycles with two pieces on the same face. I think it's nice though how floating buffer centers fit into my journey technique, and it's not hard to be speed optimal with a floating buffer if you have a little bit of thinkahead since center comms are so easy.

#### AlexByard

##### Member
I would love to see a 3BLD example solve from you.

#### Noahaha

##### blindmod
I would love to see a 3BLD example solve from you.
That's going to be part 7 of my 3-style tutorial. I'm honestly a little nervous about it since compared to a lot of more experienced people my cycles are sloppy.

#### 5BLD

##### Member
Could you make a cyclic shift video?

#### Noahaha

##### blindmod
New tutorial on corner twists and edge flips.

#### Veerexx

##### Member
Is there an actual tutorial (that you would recommend as the "best" for a beginner at BLD or that you have released) that covers the full BLD solving 'technique'.
Kind of weird question, but yes, is there just one place I can go to learn 3BLD. Videos are preferential, or even images. I just want it all in one place and it would be great if it had the "Noah Seal of Aprroval" so to speak haha.
I know that you are going to be providing full tutorials, but I am not actually sure if they are released yet. Sorry if they have and I am just missing something. Please just link me if that is the case.
Thank you.

#### Noahaha

##### blindmod
Is there an actual tutorial (that you would recommend as the "best" for a beginner at BLD or that you have released) that covers the full BLD solving 'technique'.
Kind of weird question, but yes, is there just one place I can go to learn 3BLD. Videos are preferential, or even images. I just want it all in one place and it would be great if it had the "Noah Seal of Aprroval" so to speak haha.
I know that you are going to be providing full tutorials, but I am not actually sure if they are released yet. Sorry if they have and I am just missing something. Please just link me if that is the case.
Thank you.
My BLD tutorial will be out on YouTube in a few weeks.

I learned from Zane's tutorial myself: http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?34298-How-to-solve-a-Rubik-s-Cube-BLD-Progression

I think it's a very good tutorial for everything except memo. I recommend you use that tutorial to learn the techniques and then pick up a letter scheme as soon as possible for memo.

#### Veerexx

##### Member
My BLD tutorial will be out on YouTube in a few weeks.

I learned from Zane's tutorial myself: http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?34298-How-to-solve-a-Rubik-s-Cube-BLD-Progression

I think it's a very good tutorial for everything except memo. I recommend you use that tutorial to learn the techniques and then pick up a letter scheme as soon as possible for memo.
Thank you for this Noah
I really want to get into 3BLD and maybe multi-blind after a long time
I will definitely check out Zane's while waiting for yours so I can be mroe prepared. Thanks a bunch

#### Noahaha

##### blindmod
Added this video to the OP:

I just counted, and I have 5 and a half hours of tutorials on YouTube :0

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#### Mike Hughey

##### Super Moderator
Staff member
Nice video, Noah. So I haven't practiced 3BLD much lately, and I've found that I was hurt very little by taking the break, except for one thing: my "balance" is off. Apparently I have to be in practice to stay in balance - once out of practice, I often take too long or too little time to memorize. Fortunately, the balance does appear to be coming back fairly quickly, though.

#### A Leman

##### Member
I don't look back at my Edge images at all until execution because loci anchor them fairly well, but I usually add the association while I am finding the next pairs. That is really doable and helps me make them better.

#### Noahaha

##### blindmod
MOAR BLD NAO

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