Curl To Win: Expert Advice to Improve Your Game

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HarperCollins Canada, Oct 1, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 224 pages
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Whether you're stepping into the hack for the first time, looking to improve your delivery or better understand strategy, Curl To Win will help take your game to the next level. Renowned for his ability to blend the mental and physical aspects of curling as well as his innovative and effective strategies, Russ Howard has written a practical handbook that no curler should be without. Russ draws on his more than three decades of experience as a winning player and coach to explain

Basics: start off on the right foot by picking the right equipment and really understanding how to play the game

Delivery: improve your accuracy and consistency with gold-medal techniques and tips

Sweeping: sweep effectively by avoiding common mistakes

Strategy: form a winning game plan through strategies like making the most of the free guard zone and what to do in 20 game scenarios

Drills: practise like a pro with Russ's own drills for sweeping, delivery and ice reading

Tips and tricks: learn how to match rocks, have a winning mindset, yell "Hurry hard!" and much more

Fully illustrated with step-by-step photographs and diagrams, Curl To Win is the ultimate guide to improving your game.


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general InFo For the novICe Curler
gettIng the roCks to the rIngs
keepIng It Clean
CreatIng a game plan
shot seleCtIon and strategy
puttIng It all together
Its all In the mInd
appendIx Code oF ethICs and rules oF CurlIng

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RUSS HOWARD's curling career spans over thirty years and includes numerous championships at the provincial, world and Olympic levels. He developed the "Moncton Rule," which led to the creation of the free guard zone—an innovation that changed the game of curling and was adopted around the world. A member of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame, Russ was named "curler of the century" by Sweep! magazine. Russ lives in Moncton, New Brunswick, where he and his wife, Wendy, have formed a new "Team Howard" as realtors with Re/Max Quality Real Estate.

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