How I got sub 40s in 27 days
How I got sub 40s in 27 days
Edit: First title was "How I got 1min 38secs in Speed cards for only a week"
Hey guys. As far as you can see I've been here for two weeks and have a lot to learn yet. I already know the method of loci before so I didn't had a hard time to practice this because 1 year ago I tried memorizing numbers but I'm not that diligent so I only did it for 3 days and stop without really memorizing the whole system. And now I become interested I again when I watch this guys memorizing cards so fast. He's Alex Mullen.... and I thought it was really cool and satisfying to watch. And I just thought of myself. Could I achieve this kind of memory if I didn't stop the training 1 year ago. so I search about the memory systems.and I saw a bunch of different awesome system like Dominic system, Major system, PAO, Ben system, Simon and etc.
I also tried to build this system called Ben system and 3 digit major system when I saw a bunch of people that could memorize 300 digits in 5mins but got bored and discourage when I find it hard to build even though I know some sites that generate words for majors system... I am too lazy to build that big system I want something easy but powerful. I also tried this Dominic system and PAO Yeah its true that It's really memorable but I got bored because I only see person doing some weird stuffs with objects. So I stop making these systems and by searching I accidentally saw this person using a very simple and easy system that could go on par with larger systems. He is Wang Feng. He is using a very small 2 digit system not using PA or PAO.. his system is not really different with others in fact they are just the same because the idea is just to get an image for every single 2 digit. So I search about his records and saw that he could memorize a deck of cards in 24 secs that is insanely fast. Well, not as fast as Alex Mullen though. So I got hook by this simplicity and I built a 2 digit major system, 2 image per loci.
I am now practicing this so-called Speed Cards and the progress was not that bad but the first try was terrible.... it was 15 mins. HAHA! So continue to practice it without really worrying about the speed. And by the time comes as I practice every day for 2-3 times every morning until this week. I got the speed of 1mins 38secs its insane to think that I really got this far so early. So lemme tell you the story.
Every morning after I eat breakfast I do these drills and really helped me out. I do 3 drills.
1. I try to roll out the cards as fast as I can but consciously seeing the cards. Don't try to visualize the image for that certain card. The purpose is to exercise and to warm up your mind, hands and eyes. Now I can do it for 13-14 secs.
2. I try to visualize to images for that cards as fast as I can. The purpose is to easily see the combination of the images so you can easily imagine the combination when putting it to a locus and it should not be different from your normal speed. I can do it for 1min now.
3. The third one is to Imagine your journey as fast as you can. The purpose is to ready your mind to easily put the image and to switch for that certain place or locus without a problem. It takes 10-12 secs since I have 26 loci for speed cards.
Hope that helps! And I'm open too for any critic and ADVICE as far as I know there are a bunch of people here that surpasses this speed. You can comment down below your techniques coz this forum is made to help out people not to ignore them. :)