Posts Tagged ‘cup stacking’

I’m guessing some of you may not have heard of the incredible ‘sport’ of speed cup stacking. I was fortunate enough to benefit from the whole Woolies going bust thing when I came across a rediculously reduced price official ‘speed stacking’  kit. It turned out to be the best Christmas present I bought for myself and has occupied a significant proportion of my time over the Christmas and new year period.

But what is this exciting new sport I hear you say? Basically it’s a game requiring extreme skill, manual dexterity and excellent hand-eye co-ordination….eh…to stack cups. Against the clock.

Ok. It doesn’t sound that exciting but it is an official sport run by the WSSA (World Sport Stacking Association). They even hold actual world championship events. The fact that the sport is dominated by 9-10 year olds is not important.

And it’s surprisingly addictive. Myself and 2 other friends (all grown men over 30) spent a significant proportion of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day morning competing against each other ( I won).

And since then I have consistently improved my time for the 3-6-3 stack – now an  impressive 4.80 seconds. So as a result I feel I am worthy of a new Sports stacking world record:

‘The most time wasted by an adult over the age of 30 cup stacking over the Christmas period’.

On a serious note, the sport’s supporters make a point of mentioning how beneficial the sport is in helping young people to develop their hand-eye co-ordination and motor skills. I have to agree – since I started cup stacking, I can now load the dishwasher in half the time.

Check out the current world champion (Yeah- he’s 10):

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