Official curling stones have only a minimum height (4.5 inches) and depending on the handle type can be 10 inches tall or more. Older stones tend to be more varied in both stone thickness and handle dimensions. Stones produced for official competition are more uniform.
A total of 20 stones are used in curling, 10 by each team. The handles are traditionally red and yellow.
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the stone is 38 pounds
Curling...Oh, how I hate Curling. :P
Yes the stone can hurt you. A Russian in the Olympics fell over the curling stone as he was brushingThe Russian olympic player bashed his face and his shoulder!
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A curling stone is made of granite and weighs between 38 and 44 lbs.
Curling is a Winter sport played on ice. The rock or Stone is hurled or bowled as players use a broom to sweep the ice in front of the stone as it slide across the ice.
yep, you can block also!
Curling, which is very popular in Scotland and Canada. The object is to slide a large circular stone on the ice towards a target. Nearest wins.
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.
Curling stones are made of a very specific type of granite mined from one of two quarries in the United Kingdom: Ailsa Craig, a small island off the coast of Scotland, and Trefor Quarry in Wales.