I would like to show you a curling delivery device that I have made and you can make them too.
Our sport of Curling has just had a tremendous amount of publicity this year (2010) with the Olympics. I would like to encourage every curling club to make some delivery devices for new members and junior curlers to use. Any new person who wishes to try the sport of curling has a fear of falling and second a fear of looking bad and being embarrased. If we can make the first time they go to slide on the ice enjoyable for them and to take the fear of falling away. Because they want to slide like people on TV. We will be able to open up new oppurtunities and increase membership in your curling clubs.
Directions for you to make these are:
I use white plastic PVC pipe from any store that sells plumbing suplies and your club might be lucky to have the pipe donated to you. You need PVC contact cement, 2 tee's, 3-90 degee angle, 2 caps, 1-10 ft length of pipe and a package of chair giders. The length of the pipe to be cut is 1-11 3/8", 1-11 1/4", 1-2", 2-3 1/2", 2-4 3/4". When glueing the delivery device together do not glue the pieces of pipe that are 3 1/2 into the TEE. The reason for this is so they can be adjusted to be flush with the ice and if the delivery device comes into contact with the hack it will give and will not break the gliders off. If you wish you can also recommend putting a pin in the pipe where the TEE's are to keep them from breaking loose and moving. There are also many different delivery slides and the shape can be made smaller or larger to suit your body shape.