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Curling and pool, together at last
Almost everyone hates the part of curling
where there aren't things crashing into
each other. all the waiting and
and waiting for the other team to get
drunken selves off the ice to throw their
rock. But, what if, instead of one target,
there were six, in each corner
of an area
about the size of a hockey rink plus one
on each long side, and the targets were
indented about a centemetre so that
could go in but not out. Then increase
number of rocks.The players could wear
speed skates and carry what would
amount to long handled plungers without
the suction. To get the rocks moving
would charge and then push. It could be
played with two players or with teams.
play in turns, then whichever team sinks
the most of their rocks wins.
Whipped Ice Jumping
Inspired by [lurch]'s anno. [Worldgineer, Dec 30 2005]
||A smashing idea! Another rock in the old icehole.
Another thought... could the rink be grotesqely oversized so that Volkswagen Beetles could be used as both impetus and target objects?
||why play in turns? whats wrong with full
||I thought they're called stones.
||This would be fun. Breaking could be a problem.
||Why not just play the game of pool on a full sized ice-rink using curling stones? The stones would be coloured and numbered as in the game of pool. There would be 6 'pockets' in the usual locations around the rink. Could also be done for snooker.
||I would really like to see a curling squad play crack-the-whip, and just throw the stone for distance. Could require a lake as playing surface.
||Isn't curling simply an excuse for canadians who want to get drunk and sit on a bench? This could only improve it.