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Noah's Blindfolded Tutorial

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Really glad you tried to explain it in terms of sticker location instead of colour scheme. For those expecting the tips to get sub2 this isn't the vid. But there are still some helpful stuff in there even if you can already bld with M2+OP.
Video 4 is about memo and video 5 is tips for sub-2, so those should be more useful to people who already know BLD.
 

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Part 5 is out! Tutorial done! I had a lot of fun making this, and hopefully it helped some people with their BLD goals. Thanks for all the support and help I've received along the way. It really wouldn't be nearly as good without some of your suggestions and comments.
 
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Thanks so much for making these! They've really inspired me to do BLD solves again, and I've been doing a ton recently (at least by my standards). Hopefully I'll see improvements soon.
 

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I watched over half of part 5. Now I have to stop (to go to sleep). When I stopped you were just starting talking about advanced m2. Can you give me a quick explanation? Thanks. I will finish watching tomorrow but I am curious. And I will have little time tomorrow.
 

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I watched over half of part 5. Now I have to stop (to go to sleep). When I stopped you were just starting talking about advanced m2. Can you give me a quick explanation? Thanks. I will finish watching tomorrow but I am curious. And I will have little time tomorrow.
Do setup moves to give yourself easier cycles, take advantage of simple cancellations.
 

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Congratulations on your tutorial. It's very helpful and detailed, and it tackles the goals you set out from the start.
The only slight problem with actually any blind tutorial is the fact that it sort of forces the user to either adopt your cube orientation or take an extra step of mapping the orientation shown to their own, which for a beginner can be somewhat of an issue. Of course this is something is very difficult to do, unless one makes 24 different versions of the same thing, which is highly unfeasible.
But overall, it's a nice series and it's always highly commendable taking the time to help others and contribute to the demystification of blindfolded events. Thank you.
 

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very nice explanation on the memory method. I always thought I could do a pure memo by tapping on the cube. I will give it another shot using your letterscheme!
 

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Thanks so much Noah! This tutorial is the best, it is clear and explains everything very well. Memo was really easy with your tutorial and you teaching an advanced method (M2) from the start is really awesome, so that I don't need to learn another method really soon.
Just got my first success yesterday, and I really like BLD now!
 

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Thanks so much Noah! This tutorial is the best, it is clear and explains everything very well. Memo was really easy with your tutorial and you teaching an advanced method (M2) from the start is really awesome, so that I don't need to learn another method really soon.
Just got my first success yesterday, and I really like BLD now!
Good to hear!
 

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how long did you actually take to get fast (how fast did you get fast)? Also, when did you learn 3-style?
My first success was in January 2012. I started 3-style around May of 2012, and then I got my first NR (41.96) in December of 2012. I wasn't averaging anywhere near 30 until last Summer or so.

I would say that I got fast by practicing and attacking my weaknesses.
 

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My first success was in January 2012. I started 3-style around May of 2012, and then I got my first NR (41.96) in December of 2012. I wasn't averaging anywhere near 30 until last Summer or so.

I would say that I got fast by practicing and attacking my weaknesses.
At what speed were you when you started 3-style (May 2012)?
Thanks again for your amazing tutorials. You are a great teacher and an inspiration for BLD!
 

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Thanks, Noah!
Took me 2 years to learn how to switch between the cycles. :) Yeah, I know it's a long time, but I'm the only one who is able to solve the cube in my country and I was trying to figure the things out by myself... I finally got it with your great tutorials!
Best regards,
Bobby
 
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