How to Curl Correctly

The game of curling starts with flipping a coin.  The two thirds must call heads or tails; the third who wins normally gets the hammer*. The losing third chooses rock colour. The team without the hammer must now go first. This team’s skip places his broom in the house* at the opposite end from where the lead must deliver his rock.. The lead now delivers the first rock of his colour. He slides out of the hack* and then releases the rock before he reaches the hog line. Team McEwen - CrackBerry Curling!

While the rock is sliding down the ice, the skip chooses if he wants for the sweepers, who are the second and vice, to sweep or not. If he decides to sweep he will call out "sweep". It means he wants the rock to go straighter and/or farther because while sweeping you are cleaning the rock’s path creating less friction If the skip decides not to call for sweeping, it normally means the rock is going at perfect speed, it is traveling too fast, or it needs to curl more.

Index | Where was the sport first played | The Basics and the Advancements | Founding of the sport | Sport of curling | Moves and Tricks | Curling Stones | How to Curl | History | Brushes | Works Cited | Reflection |
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