Excerpt from The Curler s GuideAll curling stones are now made reversible, having two sides or soles, called respectively the keen and the dull, the latter being that generally used in playing 3 the former being used only when, from softness of the ice, or from falling snow, it becomes too laborious a task, to play with the dull side, up to the Tee.The dull side is made concave at the centre, rising to a narrow edge on which the stone glides, and which is called the running edge and the sharp ness of this edge, and the width of its diameter deter mine the running character of the stone The sharper the edge is, the stone will grip the ice the firmly, and hold its directed course the certainly while the width of the diameter, not only adds to the resist ance of the stone, and demands force to play it, but also determines the extent of the side ways direction the stone will take during its course, and especially as it comes to at rest, in obedience to what are called the in turn and the out turn, communicated to it by a turn of the wrist as it leaves the hand in playing the principle being, that the wider the diameter of the running edge of the stone is, it will take, in curling phrase, a wider bor1ow, or a greater sideways inclination from a straight course, in the direction of the tu1n it receives, at its delivery from the hand It is very important, that in every pair of stones, the diameter and the sharpness of this running edge be, in both stones, exactly alike.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. New Read The Curler's Guide (Classic Reprint) [ Author ] Unknown [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk
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- The Curler's Guide (Classic Reprint)
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