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SCIENCE FRICTION: All About the Physics of Curling

After watching countless hours of 2014 Olympic Game coverage from Sochi, Trace became curious about the actual physics behind curling. Curiosity got the best of him, and he decided to learn about it first hand by actually learning how to play from the professionals themselves!

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“Olympic curling has taken to the ice, but if you’re like most Americans, this writer included, the game is a bit baffling. Here’s a quick, stripped-down primer on everyone’s favorite icy alternative to shuffleboard.”

Curling

“Curling is a sport which players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric rings.”

Special thanks to the SF Bay Area Curling Club and the Oakland Ice Center.

Curling Club on Twitter:
@sfbacc

Mike Greenberg on Twitter:
@m_greenberg

Photo Credit © Mills, Andy/Star Ledger/Corbis

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