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Attackpoint - performance and training tools for orienteering athletes

Discussion: Cool!

in: bensmith; bensmith > 2018-03-24

Mar 25, 2018 4:46 AM # 
TBorish:
I've been wanting to take a "learn to curl" class for years (but haven't quite been dedicated enough to the idea to spend the time on it). I'm glad you're enjoying it!

My opinion is that any sort of physical activity as intensity 0 on attackpoint is reasonable. :-)
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Mar 25, 2018 7:03 AM # 
emilyr:
Awesome! My grad department organized a lesson one evening and it was pretty fun! Seems like a nice social, not crazy physically straining activity with a mental component. Watching the curling in the Olympics was pretty impressive too.
Mar 26, 2018 1:50 AM # 
bensmith:
Yeah, you should totally try it Tori! I'm sure you have plenty of free time and mental capacity for new things these days :) You should also get a postdoc at UBC or SFU, then join my team of orienteering curlers with PhDs. Recruitment is quite slow so far.

The most magical thing to me is that pro curlers know whether the rock is too fast or slow as soon as they release it. I struggle to gauge that even when there's only 2ft left to go. 20kg rocks sliding on ice is not intuitive...
Mar 26, 2018 5:06 AM # 
TBorish:
Haha... ask again in a couple of years. :-)

That does sound quite difficult! There's a reason I do running sports and not ones that involve throwing/pushing/sliding things...

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