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Old 02-24-18, 10:18 AM
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Curling

Duluth (MN) Curling Club brings home the GOLD. I know most think this is a super boring sport but once you get into it it can be quite exciting. Most of my relatives still live in Duluth and I'm the only one that stayed up till 3:30 AM to watch it, I won't be talking to them for a month.

Amazes me how they can throw that rock down the ice and are usually very accurate, the good ones anyway.

Here's a 3 minute video from last night showing the highlights....good stuff !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiQeLGqBfcs
 
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Old 02-24-18, 10:30 AM
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I find curling quite interesting to watch. That is super cool! I might have to watch the entire match.
 
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Great video, I almost stayed up but didn't look like my over the air was going to show the match. Didn't matter, I fell asleep. I will also have to find the entire match on a replay somewhere.

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Old 02-24-18, 12:23 PM
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IF you find it please post a link. I would like to watch it was well, not just the highlights.
 
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Old 02-24-18, 01:51 PM
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I once watched paint dry!

Only kidding. I'm not fan but I do understand how one can get interested. I'm sure it has some real skill. Glad that they won.
 
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Old 02-24-18, 02:12 PM
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Thought it was boring till I found out how it was scored. Watching replay now.
 
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I'm a huge curling nut but it's no surprise. I've liked shuffleboard since I was a kid so curling isn't such a big step. What's interesting is when you start looking into the equipment and the ice. There is a different shoe for each foot. One for traction and one for sliding and of course you can choose how much grip and slide you want. Then the brooms have different heads and carbon fiber handles... And the ice isn't smooth...
 
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I just hate all the yelling...lol.
 
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We actually watched a little of the US / Sweden game this afternoon. We were lost though. We've never watched the game & don't know the objective or the rules. We're assuming the brooms brush the ice to ensure a smooth slide in order to get every inch possible in forward progress????
 
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Old 02-24-18, 04:11 PM
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The brooms actually partially melt the ice along with removing any debris. Also they can get the stone to curl more or less depending on how much and where they sweep.
 
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The sweepers can also change the speed of the stone. So left right and speed are their responsibility.

Watched a replay of the 5 point game and wow what a turn of events.

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The person throwing/sliding the 45# stone and also put a spin on the stone, causing it to curve or "curl". The stones are about $400 - $500 each.

I think we have four different sites in the MSP/MN area. The oldest was opened in 1912 and is still going strong.

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Old 02-24-18, 09:24 PM
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Read the story about where all of the granite for all of the stones comes from, only one location, an island. probably won't be long before someone comes up with a $99 synthetic substitute. Or a print your own app.

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