A Thicker Slider?
Getting used to a thicker slider:
Whether you are a relatively inexperienced curler who has just purchased shoes with a substantial slider or a player with more experience who has moved up to a thicker slider, you owe it to yourself and your teammates to take some time to become acquainted with and confident in your new equipment before using it in a game situation. Following are some exercises that will help.
The purpose of all these exercises is to train your brain to keep your sliding foot under your center of gravity thus maintaining your balance and achieving stability. Standing on one foot or, more challenging, gliding on one skate are examples of keeping the supporting foot under the center of gravity and achieving balance.