Here I start my training journal at MBLD speedcubing.
The idea is to memorize as many as possible scrambled Rubik’s cubes, put a blindfold on your eyes and solve them. There is a limit of time: 10 minutes per cube cumulated, with a maximum of one hour.
At the end you count the score: +1 point for each cube solved, -1 point for each cube non-solved.
My goal is following: I want at WCA worlds next year at end of july be in european top 100. For that I currently need to score at least 12 points with a good time, or at least 13 points to be sure.
Two years ago I did 10 points at home but for personnal reasons I gave up on blind speedcubing. But now I am back and motivated.
To memorize I use a grid system. Yes, I use memory palaces too but I am more confortable with grid, especially when I create scenes who need a “lot” of elements and space.
With that I use a modified version of PAO where I just use PA. The Action is what link a Person to an other Person.
To solve I use TuRBo for edges (but I think I’ll use EKA in future), and OP for corners. Due to @bjoern.gumboldt advice I learn Orozco for corners and at the same time I start to understand how commutators work. Currently I can safely use any top piece as helper and target any other piece on the cube. I work to use any piece of the cube as helper but sometimes I’m a bit lost with setup and unsetup moves. My goal at long term is to be full 3-style.
I train when I can:
- The morning and evening in the bus to go to work I practice Orozco and corners commutators.
- At lunch I train my grid system
- During meetings I practice OH (it’s just to train my other hand)
- Nearly each day at night I do a MBLD session at home.
Currently I do 4 cubes (but I feel my brain re-adapting so I’m sure it will be more in the future).