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Crokinole + curling

Postby g-one » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:45 pm

I don't know if anyone outside of Canada even knows about crokinole, the table top game?
Well, they've combined it with curling and built small rinks where they use curling stones as the playing pieces.
It seems to be catching on here. Looks like fun, no sweeping or 'hurry hard'. :D

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Re: Crokinole + curling

Postby Enzo » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:40 pm

More power to them. But I was just outside in the 4 degrees F cold, and won't be looking for other activities outside for a while. Perhaps on TV...
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Re: Crokinole + curling

Postby g-one » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:25 pm

Have you ever played tabletop crokinole? I prefer shuffleboard but it's a bit large for the kitchen table.
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Re: Crokinole + curling

Postby Enzo » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:13 pm

Never heard of it before today.

I had a Carrom board as a kid, very different. In fact a Carrom board just showed up yesterday in our community room. But similar sized wood thing you played with your fingers or a short "pool cue".


There are still a few taverns in the area with full size shuffleboards - I think that is 24 feet? They do come in shorter versions though. Apparently I was the only guy for a hundred miles or more who understood and could make work the score boards. Board wax gets into everything. I was always getting calls to some far out in the weeds tavern and have to perform digital electronics on the things sitting at a bar table.

At one shop we had our countertop/benchtop made of an old retired shuffleboard slab. It was great, three or four inches thick of solid hardwood. It could stand up to anything.
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Re: Crokinole + curling

Postby g-one » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:16 pm

Enzo wrote: I was always getting calls to some far out in the weeds tavern and have to perform digital electronics on the things sitting at a bar table.

Sounds like much more fun than the strip clubs I had to do service calls at. ;)
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Re: Crokinole + curling

Postby Lance » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:54 pm

g-one wrote:the strip clubs I had to do service calls at. ;)

So like "we have a sticky pole at the pussycat café"?
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Re: Crokinole + curling

Postby Enzo » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:55 am

Oh I used to contract for field service at the Deja Vu club here, and in fact back in the 1970s at the local Pussycat Theater.
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Re: Crokinole + curling

Postby Lance » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:50 pm

Did you ever have to deal with a sticky pole?
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Re: Crokinole + curling

Postby g-one » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:30 pm

Sticky microphones. The poles tend to be self-cleaning.
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