The Rules of Curling (October 2017).
There were a number of fabrics tested which performed within acceptable margins but the single recommended fabric produced particularly consistent results, regardless of which of the three recommended head constructions or techniques were used.
Closing The WCF Board would like to put on record its deepest gratitude and appreciation to all those involved in the Sweeping Summit.
Only WCF approved sweeping equipment should be allowed for use at WCF Championships and events.Home News Archive, the World Curling Federation Sweeping Summit was held between 23 and 26 May at the North Grenville Curling Club in Kemptville, Ontario near Ottawa, Canada.When sweeping for weight, the traditional combination of speed and pressure (from both sides) will still warm the ice a degree or two, and allow that rock to glide better.The rock will curl away from him/her.The Rules of Curling Showing Changes (October 2017).Initial Findings, the Sweeping Summit tested almost 50 brush models supplied by six equipment manufacturers, both in their original forms and with alternative combinations of fabrics and constructions.Following several weeks of consideration and consultation with stakeholders, including curling equipment manufacturers, the WCF Board also supported these recommendations in principle.
After discussion and deliberation, the recommendations from the Sweeping Summit were supported by the two Commissions and forwarded to the WCF Board for consideration.
The brusher on the low-side will have the fabric brush.
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The public debate which occurred this past season included the suggestion that the unusual impacts of sweeping being observed were caused by a particular sweeping technique and if sweepers were made to sweep at 90 degrees, fully across the face of the stone, the undesirable.
The brush head construction should include a hard plastic base of minimum and maximum dimensions, foam of a specific density and thickness and no other internal components or features, such as foil, inserts or ridges.After the work of the NRC is completed and the full test results are presented to the WCF Board and Members for consideration, a report will be made public.Smartbrooms with speed and pressure sensors measured the PSI (pounds of pressure per square inch) for all of Canadas top sweepers, and in every case, the push part of the cycle generated higher numbers.So it breaks down like this: Teams will sweep with one traditional hair broom and one fabric pad.The immediate focus for the WCF will be to continue to work collaboratively with the manufacturers to understand the implications of these recommendations in terms of creating equipment for elite level players in time for the 2016-17 season.Curling Canada/michael burns photo, since the beginning of the season, weve heard non-stop banter about brush heads, stroke angle, one-brush, two-brush, hair brush, blue brush.The team scoring delivers the first stone in the next end, giving the opponents what is called the hammer, or the last stone advantage of that end.