… has upsides and downsides.
Upside: less competition for NR (that’s a joke, before someone says cubing isn’t about rankings)
Downside: All the cube stores are in the US
Upside: if you’re sub 30 3×3 you’re in the top 300 South Africans
Downside: shipping from The Cubicle is $44
Upside: if you can solve a mega in under a minute 20 you’re 8th. On the continent.
Downside: shipping from sCs is $23
Upside: as of the last comp, there are 76 5x5ers, 23 6x6ers and 18 7x7ers
Downside: I CAN’T GET A CUBEHEAD LOGO FOR MY CUBE BECAUSE SHIPPING IS SO EXPENSIVE AT THE CUBICLE😭😡
Upside: the slowest recorded bld single is 8:03. In 18th place.
Downside: “estimated shipping time: three to five weeks”
Upside: if you can solve a square-1, congrats, you are the 26th best in the country
Downside: the national cube shop is about 15% more expensive than basically any American/Australian/European shop I can find (there is a certain Indian shop which is more or less double speedcubes.co.za’s prices I’ll leave unnamed)
Upside: South Africa has baby springbok
Total pros: 7
Total cons: 6
Conclusion: I’m OK with being an African speedcuber
nvm I just remembered “unfortunately we do not ship to your location/country”