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How do I know if a commutator is optimal/speed-optimal?
move optimal = check the case against the equivalent BH corners or BH edges case. If CBA, all edge comms can be done in 6-10 HTM while all corner cases can be done in 8-12 HTM.
speed-optimal = the fastest alg. Aim for 2 or 3 gen algs and avoid rotations.

Sometimes the move optimal commutator = speed-optimal.
 

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Hi Oliver. i average 30 seconds for execution corners with old pochmann, that is a big problem...
Should i learn the boomerang method (which you can find here http://renslay.byethost11.com/boomerang.html ) or learn some commutators like the ones you showed in your 12 algoritm video? i just switched to turbo edges, and Maskow said to me that turbo corners is SUICIDE. Can your 12 algoritm method for corners be called as turbo corners? i have never seen a guide for turbo corners so far. I want to switch to bh when i am ready to use it, but now i average 2:30-3min.

sry for my bad english :D
 

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How do I improve accuracy for multi? I have done so many 3 cube multis where I have only gotten 1 or zero cubes correct. My memory is fine, I did one yesterday and I don't think I paused once during execution. Should I try to pinpoint what exactly I'm doing wrong, or just do more regular 3BLD solves to improve my accuracy?

Also, side question, can you use U2 for 7x7 obliques? I'm not looking to get into 7BLD but I did I sighted solve on 7x7 with U2, r2, and M2 to try to practice 4 and 5BLD all in one package and I'm now just left with the obliques, so I'm just a little curious.
 
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So I've been trying to do a successful 4BLD all day but am getting stuck on centers. I have heard Noahaha and others mention a floating buffer and was wondering how you would memo and execute that. I use comms and a quick example memo and execution would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys
 

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So I've been trying to do a successful 4BLD all day but am getting stuck on centers. I have heard Noahaha and others mention a floating buffer and was wondering how you would memo and execute that. I use comms and a quick example memo and execution would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys
Floating buffers means that instead of breaking into a new cycle after solving your buffer, you just choose another centre piece to be the buffer

Memo would pretty much be the same
 

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How do I improve accuracy for multi? I have done so many 3 cube multis where I have only gotten 1 or zero cubes correct. My memory is fine, I did one yesterday and I don't think I paused once during execution. Should I try to pinpoint what exactly I'm doing wrong, or just do more regular 3BLD solves to improve my accuracy?
I think you should pinpoint what's going wrong. Whatever it is can probably be fixed by going slower and reviewing more. Check the cube for flipped pieces, make sure you've cycled everything.
 
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When you come across a piece that is the same colour as your buffer piece. So green on top = cycle ends with a green center.

But obviously don't finish a cycle on the same center piece as the one in a previous cycle :p
I get that part but I was talking about in memo. Cause if you just memo all the centers how would you know when to switch to the next buffer during execution?
 
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I get that part but I was talking about in memo. Cause if you just memo all the centers how would you know when to switch to the next buffer during execution?
Because your memo will look something like this:

1st center (i.e starting at Ulb) - (AB CD EF)
2nd center (i.e starting at Ubr) - (GH IJ KL)
3rd center (i.e starting at Urf) - (MN OP)
4th center (i.e starting at Ufl) - (QR)

When you reach EF you know to switch to the 2nd center cycle etc
 
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Because your memo will look something like this:

1st center (i.e starting at Ulb) - (AB CD EF)
2nd center (i.e starting at Ubr) - (GH IJ KL)
3rd center (i.e starting at Urf) - (MN OP)
4th center (i.e starting at Ufl) - (QR)

When you reach EF you know to switch to the 2nd center cycle etc
Oh that makes so much sense. Thanks for the help. Btw just want to say you're awesome. Your vids on Cubing World helped me a lot with BLD.
 

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I've been blind solving for about a month and have not figured out a good way to memorize the single letters when I have parity. Anyone have any ideas on a good method? I've had to try to remember the letters which doesn't work too good since I am still pretty slow at BLD.

Thanks for the help.
 

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I've been blind solving for about a month and have not figured out a good way to memorize the single letters when I have parity. Anyone have any ideas on a good method? I've had to try to remember the letters which doesn't work too good since I am still pretty slow at BLD.

Thanks for the help.
I usually do one of two things, and they both combine two things:

The first (which isn't the best) is to combine your last pair with the single letter. So if you have FT L, if FT is foot, you could do footlong. I think the trick is making sure that you memorize the last letter as a separate word or syllable that maches with the pair.

The second (better) is to associate your last letter with parity. If you have P as your last letter, then it's easy. But let's say you have Q, try thinking of, say, a negative image to associate with parity (because who likes parity?), such as a Quick death. (All I could come up with lol) Dont make it too negative, Ollie (who's a neuroscience major I think) says that you could potentially forget negative images.

I hope this helped, even though I'm not that great at BLD, I do know a decent amount about memory sciences.
 

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I've been blind solving for about a month and have not figured out a good way to memorize the single letters when I have parity. Anyone have any ideas on a good method? I've had to try to remember the letters which doesn't work too good since I am still pretty slow at BLD.

Thanks for the help.
I have a single word/sound for each single letter parity case, for example:

A - "aahh!" like opening your mouth at the dentist.
B - "booo!" as in an audience booing
C - ceiling
D - "dada!" as in, tada

It's probably not the best, but it works for me after 2+ years of BLD
 

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The first (which isn't the best) is to combine your last pair with the single letter. So if you have FT L, if FT is foot, you could do footlong. I think the trick is making sure that you memorize the last letter as a separate word or syllable that maches with the pair.
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Actually, I really like this idea I think that might be what I will do. Thanks!
 

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Sorry to post this again, but nobody answered:

"To get a sub-1 minute average in 3BLD, roughly how much practice is required daily ???

I'm 1:50 average (use M2 and just learnt corner comms)"
Nobody answered because obviously there is no correct answer...

It varies greatly from person to person and also HOW you practise is important. Also obvously it takes dofferent amount of daily practise if you want to be sub-1 in a month or in a year... And so on and so on.

So nobody can tell you how long it takes. Just practise as much as you find enjoyable/fun.
 
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