# One-Answer Blindsolving Question Thread

#### Noahaha

##### blindmod
Why are pillowed cubes not allowed? (Except maybe the 7x7)
Pillowed cubes are not allowed in any event, and it is for the same reason as stickerless cubes. When looking at a face straight on you can see adjacent stickers that you would not be able to see on a cubic cube.

#### piece popper

##### Member
Wow, this whole extra information thing is just stupid.

#### Noahaha

##### blindmod
Wow, this whole extra information thing is just stupid.
That'll convince em.

#### Aaronus23

##### Member
Dumb question:
I notice that when talking about 3BLD on tutorials they refer to stickers like UB or FU and i dont understand that notation, can someone please explain this to me?

#### Xishem

##### Member
Dumb question:
I notice that when talking about 3BLD on tutorials they refer to stickers like UB or FU and i dont understand that notation, can someone please explain this to me?
The edge piece that intersects the U and B faces is the piece they are referring to. The first letter indicates which sticker they are talking about.

UB is the only edge that is on both U and B faces, and the sticker is the one which is on the U face. FU is the only edge that is on both the F and U faces, and the sticker is the one which is on the F face.

Similarly, if there are three letters, it is referring to a corner sticker. The same principle applies. UFL is the corner that lays on all three of the U, F, and L faces and it is the sticker which is the on the U face.

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#### Noahaha

##### blindmod
One answer BLD question thread blind

Dumb question:
I notice that when talking about 3BLD on tutorials they refer to stickers like UB or FU and i dont understand that notation, can someone please explain this to me?
For edges, the first letter refers to what face it's on and the second letter refers to the other side it's touching.

For corners it's the same thing except that it needs two other sides to be specified.

#### Aaronus23

##### Member
Thank you! so obvious yet I didn't get it! thank you both!

#### mande

##### Member
What is a good memo:exec ratio on big cubes BLD?
I currently average around 10 mins on 4bld (memo 5, exec 5)
and 35 mins on 5bld (20, 15)
Should I focus more on improving my memo or exec?

#### DrKorbin

##### Member
Looking at WR solves, it is about 1:1 or 1:1.5, so in 5x5 bld you should definitely focus on memorization.

#### mande

##### Member
Looking at WR solves, it is about 1:1 or 1:1.5, so in 5x5 bld you should definitely focus on memorization.
Thanks...I was under the impression I really needed to work on my exec. Obviously, I still have do do that though :/

#### SVNooberCuber

##### Banned
What is a solution to the cylce UBL BRU DBL

#### Noahaha

##### blindmod
One answer BLD question thread blind

What is a solution to the cylce UBL BRU DBL
That's the worst cycle period.

I use:

[U x' [U2 , R' F' R2 F R]] (14)
or
[U [B2 , R' U' R2 U R]] (14)

But you could also use:
[x' z' D R' [D2, R' U2 R]] (11)

EDIT: I'm switching to the 11 mover lol.

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#### DrKorbin

##### Member
D2 L' [L' D2 L, U2] L D2
No cube rotations.

#### kinch2002

##### Premium Member
What is a solution to the cylce UBL BRU DBL
I do as many rotations as I can every time I do a bld solve.
x2 z U2 R' U2 R' D R U2 R' D' R2 U2

#### Riley

##### Member
D2 L' [L' D2 L, U2] L D2
No cube rotations.
This isn't working for me. When I perform it, I do: D2 L' L' (as in L2) D2 L U2 L' D2 L U2 L D2

But that cycles UFL > FRU > DBL.

What am I missing here?

#### Walter Souza

##### Member
What is a solution to the cylce UBL BRU DBL
I use R2 U' L2 U' R U L2 U' R' U2 R2.

#### DrKorbin

##### Member
This isn't working for me. When I perform it, I do: D2 L' L' (as in L2) D2 L U2 L' D2 L U2 L D2
Sorry, I made an error.
D2 L [L D' L', U2] L' D2