The Set-Up

Set-up Phase

The set-up phase consists of the curler completing their pre-shot routine and positioning themselves into the stance. The “Stance” is the position of the body in the hack prior to starting the second phase of the delivery. The set-up and stance will ultimately influence the path of delivery of the curler and stone.

The set-up process involves:

Positioning the hack foot, sliding foot and knees
Positioning the hips and shoulders
Positioning the balance arm
Positioning the throwing arm and stone