Curling - Types of Shots
Curling is not a sport of physical power, rather it is a sport that only needs good strategy and statistics. Different types of shooting strategies are followed to push the stone to its destination. Let’s have a look at them.
To protect the shot rock, the players throw the guards into the free zone.
The stone which are close to the buttons are known as shot rock.
Teams often use this type of shots to make the opponent team difficult in playing their shots.
The position of the center guard is at the center line.
Corner guards position themselves to the right or left side of the center line.
The aim of this type of shot is to reach the house.
In this process if a stone is thrown with such a weight in such a line that it positions itself just in front of an opponent’s rock then the process is called Freeze.
In Tap back, the rock is thrown to change the angle of play of the opponent’s rock without changing its position.
The basic purpose is to remove the stones from the match.
If a stone is given enough weight so that it reaches at the back bumper and remove the opponent’s stone then the strategy is called hack or bumper weight.
A strategy where one stone removes another stone of opponent team and then spinning takes place to a new direction, it is known as hit and roll.
A strong shot which results in the removal of guard and rolling out of shooter as well is known as Peel.
If the stone removes more than one stones at a time, then the strategy is named as double (for taking out two stones), triple (for taking out three stones) etc.