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The Biggest Rubik’s Cube Solving Lesson Ever

Posted by Angela Buchanan on

Curious about how to solve a Rubik’s Cube? Want to take part in a Guinness World Record attempt? Head over to the Rubik’s YouTube Channel for a virtual cubing lesson hosted by our very own Keaton Ellis!  Rubik’s will also be giving away two game consoles, a Nintendo Switch and a Playstation 5. They’ll also be giving away 6 special Rubik’s Cubes signed by Professor Rubik!  Rubik’s is going for 20,000 viewers, so they need all the help they can get!  Go here for the stream: Rubik's YouTube Channel Time: Thursday, June 25 at 3pm EDT        ...

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Interview with Leo Borromeo

Posted by Phil Yu on

Leo is a competitive speedcuber from the Philippines. To date, Leo has attended 26 WCA competitions. Leo currently ranks 10th in the world for 3x3 average (6.31 seconds) and 15th in the world for 3x3 OH average (11.01 seconds). Braving the time zone difference from the opposite side of the world, Leo is a two-time winner of Cubing at Home, a large ultra-competitive online speedcubing event series.  See more of Leo here:  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNWIPO9oJgPtIUCPgmSDW1Q  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leospeedcuber/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeoSpeedcuber/ WCA Profile: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/persons/2015BORR01  What’s your cubing origin story? How did you first get into cubing?  My mom thought I could get into cubing...

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Interview with Tymon Kolasiński

Posted by Phil Yu on

  Tymon is a competitive speedcuber from Poland. To date, Tymon has attended 76 WCA competitions and holds the world record average for Pyraminx (1.86 seconds). In addition to Pyraminx, Tymon is also highly ranked in NxN puzzles, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, and 7x7. Tymon is also a two-time winner of Cubing at Home, a large ultra-competitive online speedcubing event series.  See more of Tymon here: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD9ij3KHjCq2iukw6Ure_vA  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tymoncubing  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tymon_kolasinski/  WCA Profile: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/persons/2016KOLA02  Tymon, we’re fairly certain we’re going to hear your name a lot in future speedcubing events. What’s the proper way to pronounce your name?  My name’s...

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2020 Lube Guide

Posted by DAMIAN BIAS on

Most, if not all, speedcubes need some form of lubrication to perform at their highest potential. How exactly do you navigate picking a lube with so many different options out there? This guide explains it all!  What does lube do?  Generally, lubes are used to adjust the amount and quality of friction between moving parts in your puzzle. Adding lube can have a big impact on your puzzle’s inner texture and turning resistance. Use lubes to make your cube smoother, speed it up, or slow it down.  Lubes in our catalog are organized into three groups:  Silicone  Premium  Standard  Silicone...

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A Quick Look into CubingUSA Nationals and WCA World Championship 2019

Posted by John Eppley on

With CubingUSA Nationals just over one month away, many cubers around North America are scrambling to refine their solving methods, pack their bags, and prepare to fly to Baltimore, Maryland. TheCubicle will be sponsoring this year’s events again, offering over $25,000 in prize money to winners, and of course, vending! This year’s competition is slated to be one of the most competitive Nationals yet. Lucas Etter (2011ETTE01) will be making his return, after missing the event in 2018. Lucas was sidelined for over a year with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). He won’t have an easy path to victory, with fellow...

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