Monday, November 29, 2004

Good job, North America!

Congratulations to North America for outcurling Europe in the Continental Cup! North America looked shaky at times in the skins but managed to make key shots when lots of points were on the line.

TSN (Canada's ESPN) profiled the ice maker. It's tricky to make even, durable pebble that won't frost over too much in a building with a huge crowd, but this guy (sorry, can't remember his name) was up to the task. In addition to the water canister, he built his own pressure canister to keep constant pressure in the line. And instead of using pure water, he adds something to it to partially deoxygenate the water. Unfortunately, TSN didn't really give details as to what's added or why this is desirable, but it sounded really interesting.


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