Rubik's Cube: Speed blindfolded |

Place | Result | Name | Quote | Date |
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1 | 7 minutes 26.78 seconds | Tyler Vond | Video here- http://youtube.com/watch?v=XvbkrevmySA Scramble- D L2 B2 L2 R2 F2 R2 U2 R2 D' U' R' B F L' D R2 Cross- Fi R U Ri F2 (Y) Ui Ri F R Y Ri U2 F2 F2L- 1- (Yi) U2 R Ui Ri Ui (Y) Li U L 2- U2 Li Ui L U (Y) U R Ui (Y) Li U L 3- Li Ui L U (Yi) Li U L 4- (Y) U2 Li U2 L U (Yi) R U Ri U2 (Y) U Li Ui L U (Yi) R Ui Ri U Oll- 1- F U R Ui Ri Fi 2- R U2 Ri Ui R Ui Ri U2 Pll- R2 U R U Ri Ui Ri Ui R U Ri. | 20080206 |

2 | 8 minutes 34.01 seconds | Phil Thomas | Finally! I've been trying for a while to break lucas's record. I finally got a good sramble. it was a one move cross with a pair so i looked for an x-cross that preserved the pair and found it. x-cross: RURU2BUB' BL: U2LU'L' FR: U'R'U'R'U'R'URURU FL: U2L'U2LU2L'UL OLL: yR'U'Ry'RB'R'URBR' PLL: yRU'RURURU'R'U'R2 oh yeah! | 20071016 |

3 | 8 minutes 59.18 seconds | Lucas Garron | 43 moves HTM - Execution (very careful): 21.20 - Reconstruction I just had to beat Phil :-) I've had two very close attempts recently (like a 9:45 off by 3 LL corners), so I'm very happy this went fine. (I also had an 11.88 execution on a lucky speed BLD two days ago :-) It's bordering on lucky, but I think it mattered a lot more that I was being careful during both memo and execution. Unfortunately, this was the first good speed BLD I didn't film; I didn't want to set up the camera "just in case it worked." Scramble: D' B D2 B R D U F' D L2 R' B2 R D F' D' L U F2 R F' L2 B2 F R2 {Extended Cross} x2 R2 D' F R' U R' B2' U2 B' {BL Slot} B U B U B U' B' U' B' U' {FL Slot} U' R U' R' L' U L {FR Slot / CLS} R U R' U2 R U R' {PLL} U' l' U R' D2 R U' R' D2 R2 My speed BLD guide | 20070820 |

4 | 19 minutes 4 seconds | Alex Seidler | Did it this morning, i timed the memorization and execution without starting the time over, so i dont know how fast either step was. still.. no way i beat Lucas! this should be an event, i'm quite good at memorizing the moves :] | 20070704 |

5 | 22 minutes 16.59 seconds | Jack Moseley | 22 minutes to memorize, 16.59 to solve. This is my second successful solve, the first was about an hour and a half to memorize. This is really fun, I think I will keep practicing it! | 20071012 |

6 | 28 minutes 43.69 seconds | Patrick Jameson | This is really fun D. 4th attempt at this. First was success(45 minutes) 2nd and 3rd were DNFs. I had slow exe on this one. Almost forgot 3rd f2l pair. Memo: 28:17.78 Exe: 25.91 Scramble: B2 D2 B2 U' F B' R2 F2 B2 U' R' D2 F' U F' B L2 B2 D' B R2 B' D' F' B' Cross: z2 y' B' L' F' R' F' U B2 1st pair: U' R U' R2 U R 2nd: y R' U2 R U2 R' U R y' 3rd: U2 L' R U' R' L 4th: d R U' R' U R U R' y OLL: U' r' U2 R U R' U r U PLL: U' R2 u' R U' R U R' u R2 y R U' R' U | 20081112 |

7 | 37 minutes 30 seconds | Craig Bouchard | I finally did it guys!!! Finally. 4th Attempt. I have it on video, will post it tomorrow sometime.I'm a little bit on Cloud 9 right now. Memo time: 37/38 minutes Solve time: 18.45 seconds Ok, so, yah, hyper, me, now, calming down. This was surprisingly easy solve. Just opened Jnet and used the first scramble that was there. I smiled when I saw it :D Tim Reynolds was talking with me right before I started. Why is it that you can never remember the good solves, but you can remember everything about the bad solves? anyways. Scramble: U' F' U' B' L' B2 D2 B' D' L' B D2 U2 B U' D2 R F2 R2 F' D' B2 L2 R2 F2 Yellow on U and Green on F Solve: Cross: F' L D' L' D2 Pair 1: R2 U R2 U' R2 Pair 2: U' R' U' R U L U' L' Pair 3: U y' R U' R' U' y L' U L Pair 4: y R U R' OLL (2 look): U2 F R U R' U' F' y r U R' U' M U R U' R' PLL: y U R2 u R' U R' U' R u' R2 y' R' U R Total Moves: 29 for F2L (only reason it was so short was the cross + pair 1 and pair 4) and 29 for LL (horrible, I know, counting the M as 1 move.) so 58 move solve. 58/18.45 = 3.14 moves per second.Not overly bad.considering I messed up a bit ;) I don't go top speed when doing this, don't wanna pop or anything else.Man, on the 28th I'm attempting 4x4x4 Speed Blindfold.(die) Anyways, if you wanna contact me, you know how. I'm not sure what else I can say. The Video | 20060825 |

8 | 1 hour 3 minutes 14 seconds | Tim Reynolds | I finally succeeded on my fourth attempt! Did this on the plane home from Nationals. It took me less than 20 minutes to find a solution for F2L, but then I made so many mistakes trying to figure out the OLL. I spent 37.74 seconds solving because I almost forgot my cross after I put the blindfold on. Scramble (yellow=U, red=F): D2 F2 L B' U B2 D L D R' L2 D2 B U2 R F R' F U' L2 F D' R2 U' F2 (Extended Cross) y2 L D' R' U' R' F' L R' F2 R (Back Left) U L U L' (Back Right) L' U' L R' U' R (Front Left) U2 L2 U2 L U L' U L2 (OLL) y2 F' L' U' L U F y F R U R' U' F' (PLL) y2 U2 R U R' F' R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R' U' | 20060811 |

9 | 1 hour 30 minutes | John Godwin | I used my regular system for this: Fridrich The goal was to solve the cube blindfolded as fast as possible, Regardless of memorization time. (The memorization took about 1.5 hours) Here is the Video | 20070218 |

10 | 1 hour 54 minutes 24 seconds | Chris Hardwick | I took almost an hour and a half off my attempt from a year and a half ago. I did this for the Sunday blindfolded contest. Here was the scramble from the contest: B' F' D' F' B L' U2 F L2 B' R L F2 U' D' B' U B L2 D2 L' U2 B' R2 F and here was my solution *First and only look* ; (Double extended cross that I found by visual inspection) L' R D2 L' F' U D' L B' ; (FL pair) U B' U' B F U F' ; (BL pair) U' L U L' U B' U' B ; (OLL) U2 R' U2 R2 B' R' B R' U2 R ; (PLL) B2 R' U' R B2 L' D L' D' L2 | 20040506 |