You need ice, brooms, and a stone. The brooms & stone can be improvised. #IceMin cannot.
Makes sense to incorporate massive rocks if you’re going to frolic on frozen lakes that house beloved monsters.
We spend even more time fucking around with not-even-pub-teams with improvised brooms & stones any time we find a big enough patch of #IceMin.
Sweeping polishes & heats #IceMin, smoothing the path by dropping friction and straightening the stone’s path.
Normally brooms used to be literal brooms, although they’re now hightech synthetic brushes. But you can mess with that: all you need is to polish.
It’s not about a surface being slippery. It’s about being controllably slippery.
But the teasing misses that curling is a ferocious applied physics exam where you need to manipulate the properties of nature by harnessing the fundamental forces of universe. And to do it, you NEED #IceMin.
No bumps, no sweeping to partial melt, no strategy beyond the skip’s release.