I am 39yr M and got into memory 5 years ago when i read Dominic OBrians book. Did speed cards with PA system and had a personal best of 2 minutes.
Then stopped practicing it completely and made new year resolution to practice again with goal of < 1mins. I started to practice with my old Person-Action list using Dominic’s system and reached 3:30 mins after 1 week. I came across this forum and started reading and taking tips.
Sounds like PAO system is better as only 18 pictures and loci points. But after some practice my time with PAO is 7 minutes - it takes a long time to visualize the PAO image and also difficult to recall for me when compared to PA.
Q1. Is there really an efficiency difference or personal choice?
Q2. Is the time I spend to get on this new system going to help reach < 1 minute.
Q3. Can someone please suggest drills to improve my visualization and recall?
Thank you in advance !