Hello Fellow Curlers,
From time to time it is instructive to review what the plan was before we found ourselves knee deep in alligators:
- The Plan - see attached sheet setting forth the steps to take in delivering the stone
- The Alligators - curling shots that are off line from the git-go
A portion of Step 3 of the attached reads:
"The stone is pulled back directly on the line of delivery (an imaginary line from the target to the hack foot).
The sliding foot remains flat on the ice and pointing at the target, as it moves back (beyond the heel of the hack foot)."
Further, a portion of Step 4 of the attached reads:
"The stone moves forward along the line of delivery."
The "target" is the Skip's broom.
In short, your body must be facing the Skip's broom with your sliding foot aimed at the broom as you step into the hack. Visualize the line of delivery and put your stone on this line when you do Step 1 (Stance).
Hope this helps. If you do not understand and/or want to discuss, please email or call or we can talk on any Sunday.