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Being a cuber… basically anywhere but the US

… 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”

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