Sunday, February 04, 2007

Appropriate and Inappropriate Use of a Stick

I curl with a push stick. My knees and joints just don't agree with getting down in the hack.

At the Vanastra Curling Club last Friday, the third on the opposing team made an astoundingly good shot; it was completely buried behind a guard. Our skip asked how much of it we could see, and I joked that if I walked way over to the side and then pushed the rock back toward the centre-line, then I could see all of our opponent's rock.

I doubt if that's legitimate, though. It seems that the curler is expected to follow a line from the hack to the broom -- serious deviations are considered unsportsmanlike, at best.



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