Why does a curling stone curl?

Having you ever wondered why a curling stone curls?  Well, Erik Illi has put a lot of thought into this topic and, using his engineering background, has authored an excellent paper on the subject.

Click on the link below for a very interesting read.

Why A Stone Curls If Properly Thrown – Erik Illi

Warning: parts are a bit of a brain bender.  So, put you thinking cap on and hold on tight if you plan to read the whole thing!

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