Winter Olympics

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by Meister, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    The fact it irks hypersensitive ninnies like you just makes the pleasure all the more exquisite.
  2. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Yep a truly loathsome, wretched individual.
  3. Maninblack

    Maninblack First Year Pro

    Again, needlessly spiteful.

  4. Unhappy bunny

    Unhappy bunny Squad Player

    Perfect combination of bowls and housework. It's surprising that any men under 70 are any good at it
  5. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    I started watching the womens curling last night simply because I was flicking around deciding whether to stay up or not. Wow, I think I may have finally got hooked on this winter olympics nonsense.
  6. Meister

    Meister Meister

    You're all welcome
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  7. Maninblack

    Maninblack First Year Pro

    It certainly draws you in and makes you think about tactics as well as the skill involved. A bit like watching snooker (except for the ice, the teams, the stones and the brushes, but you get my drift!).

    In complete contrast, I've also been watching the Ski Cross. Absolute adrenaline-fuelled mayhem!

  8. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    winter olym...p..i..c....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  9. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    No GB mens medal. Denied. Looks like it's down to the ladies to get that last medal for team GB now.
  10. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    And no Canada in either final....the reaction to that in Canada will be like when the England football team crash out of the World Cup.

    I see Elise Christie's Chinese/Hungarian boyfriend won a gold so least someone in that relationship gets a piece of metal (and she naturally seemed very happy for him!)
  11. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Is there any evidence at all to show the sweepers do anything wharsoever to affect the trajectory of the curling stones?

    And with all the exciting sports the bbc could show, why do they seem to favour this dullest of dull events?
  12. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    According the the head of the English Curling Association (or something like that) who was on the radio last week, sweeping adds a microscopic layer of water to the ice, reducing friction, and can add up to 15ft on it's travel. He didn't mention the trajectory, but maybe sweeping more on one side would curl it away slightly?
  13. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    I've really enjoyed the Winter Olympics but agree with Meh! - just because curling is one of the few sports the UK has a chance of winning a medal in, doesn't mean I want to watch it all the time (or ever, actually). The "red button" has been used to maximum effect in our house. Really enjoyed the mass start speed skating although none of us could work out the point of the sprints in an Olympic final, when they seem to have no bearing on the medal places - can anyone more knowledgeable on the sport enlighten me?
  14. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    They're all dotty bonks.
    Will that do?!
  15. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Yup, all makes sense now - thanks! :D
  16. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Any other dilemmas?
    Translating ancient works,game styles appropriate to player personality,mothballs?
  17. Meister

    Meister Meister

    The reduction in friction also delays the curl, so it affects distance and direction as well as being able to increase or decrease the curl added by biasing the sweeping on one side.

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