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# How does friction impact curling?

Updated: 9/28/2023

Wiki User

14y ago

friction can affect ice skating when you are doing a drag you will slow down because of friction. also if you have blunt blades or if you use the wrong part of the blade when doing spirals you will slow down alot quicker than if you use the right part.

Wiki User

11y ago

Wiki User

13y ago

The stone gathers friction as it glides over these little ridges, which is why the athletes sweep away fairly hard at the ice -- it smooths down the path of the stone. Also, depending on which sweeper is giving more force, the iced-over droplets will smooth over in the direction of that particular sweeper. This causes the stone to alter it's course, rather than keeping a straight path.

So, in short, ice used for curling is not smooth. Tiny ridges and bumps contact the stone, slowing it down.

Wiki User

9y ago

Any time you have two surfaces sliding against each other, you have friction. When a curling rock slides down the ice, the amount of friction determines how the rock acts: how quickly it slows down, and how much it curls (follows a curved path) as it travels down the ice. The friction that occurs when players sweep the ice in front of a rock with their brooms heats up the ice and creates a small film of water on top the ice, which reduces the friction between the rock and the ice. This makes the rock travel farther down the ice, and curl less.

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14y ago

cause it is

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### What sports increase friction?

Bowling, curling, and tennis

### What does friction have to do with curling?

it slows down the rocks

### How do the laws of motion affect curling?

Friction can slow down the rock

### Why is friction good in curling?

it can help to slow down a rock that has been thrown hard

### What game requires little or no friction?

Curling. A kettle is slid across the ice. Team members brush the ice in front of the kettle to minimize friction.

### What kind of winter Olympic sports involve friction?

Skiing, bobsleding, snowboarding, curling, and much more

### How does friction affect shoes?

Low friction is slippery high friction has good traction. In the sport of Curling (gliding those heavy granite stones on ice towards a bullseye) one shoe has low friction (to slide on the ice) the other has high friction (to propel the player).

### How do the laws of motoin affect curling?

Friction can slow down a rock and the speed of the rock depends on the force you exert.

By FRICTION.

### In what way is friction used on shoes and some examples?

In the sport of Curling (gliding those heavy granite stones on ice towards a bullseye) one shoe has low friction (to slide on the ice) the other has high friction (to propel the player).

### A curling rock slides to a stop due to the force of friction Is this force of frictiion a contact force or a force at a distance?

The force of friction is a contact force. An example of a force at a distance would be gravity.

### What do you do when competing in the sport of curling?

curling is a event in the winter Olympics where one takes a curling stone and slides it down a ice run way where he has two "sweepers" when he says sweep the literally sweep the ice causing friction slowing down the stone to either make it into the circles in the end of the run way or knock the opponents stone out of the way.