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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

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Megaminx VHLS (edge): Help me

No, I’m not crazy. I’m just collecting the simpler algs, the easy to recognize & learn ones (and the ones for those few cases you see, recognize, and then just DNF the solve to save yourself the effort).

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I GOT SUB 50 ON MEGA!!!

During warmup, during class.

Let it be the first of many.

BTW if you’re thinking oh that’s nothing, it isn’t. I started megaminx six months ago, so yeah, I’m a beginner, so you have to let me celebrate even if it’s lame to the rest of you. The punctuation in that last, sentence sucked.

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I need a new cube…

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Sometimes Quantity is Quality

10 Rubik’s cubes. R550 (+/-40USD). 20 sec. solves??

Apparently so.

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Surprisingly accurate…

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The Box of Opportunity (possibly)

The uninformed middle-range cuber faces many challenges, starting with homework then gear and working up to international lockdown.

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it, but I picked speedcubing again last year.