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Author Topic: Social Curling (see video)  (Read 412 times)
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« on: February 23, 2018, 10:17:11 am »

This is the cast of Sense and Sensibility which is set in the Regency era.  They are enjoying a sport that could enliven many a steampunk event.

https://www.facebook.com/zmandrews/videos/10155432017792810/
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 12:20:02 pm »

That does look like fun! I would suggest the addition of parasols/walking canes for the sliders to give both an element of steering and to poke the opposing team's sweepers. To avoid injury during the inevitable collisions, the ladies could have reinforced springy crinoline cages, although I'm afraid the gentlemen may just have to put up with bruised ankles.

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 01:22:56 pm »


 A parlour chair with its nether limbs modestly covered and dicreetly padded might improve safety and would not dicriminate against male contestants

Each team consists of 3 people.
The Curler, who pushes the chair and gives its main impetus and direction.
The Sweeper or Mopster preparing the floor for a smoother glide.
The Suitable Person in the chairs who adds weight and social consequence.

Your goal is to have the most felicitous arrangement of guests to improve the hosts social standing. Knocking the host entirely off the floor is a dreadful faux-pas.
 
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 07:13:39 pm »

As a Canadian, I can tell you that the phrase "social curling" is redundant - all curling is social. The chairs just add an interesting twist. (Badum-tish.)
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018, 08:22:10 pm »

Can we work in a tea service somehow?
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018, 09:04:21 pm »

Brilliant! That's a very funny video  Cheesy Definitely an event for the Winter Chap Olympics.

Can we work in a tea service somehow?

Naturally. just put it on large skates like a bobsled. Or on sliding pads if you want the curler to push it. Servants could be in charge of pushing the tea service. To add an element of danger, I suggest a sliding fireplace as well.
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