110 Palmer Road

Belleville, ON

K8P 4C8

613-771-9557

866-808-6129

 

quintecurlingsupplies@gmail.com

CURLING BROOMS The curling broom, or often called a curling brush, is as essential to the sport of curling as a bat is to baseball. Curling brushes are used to smooth the way for the stone to make its way down the ice towards the goal, usually referred to as the house. Getting the correct curling brush is important since it can be hard work sweeping your way down the ice with the wrong curling brush. The curling brush is one of the main tools in the game, so you want to make sure that you get one that is both comfortable and durable. Quinte Curling Supplies has something for players at all levels and at all price points. You'll find that our choice far exceeds that of most other retailers in the area and we take pride in the products we offer. Curling Brushes
Weight - Lighter brushes are easier to push and therefore more effective. The main variable in terms of weight is the handle. There are basically four types of handle available. From heaviest to lightest these are wood, fibreglass, composite (fibreglass and carbon fiber), and pure carbon fiber. Given today’s advanced materials, wood and 100% fibreglass (over 400 gms) are simply too heavy. The following table shows the relative handle weights:
1" 1 1/8"
Carbon Fiber 170 g to 200 g
Fiberlite 270 g to 300 g
Replacement Brush Heads Replacement Brush Heads Synthetic vs. Hair - testing has shown hair and Synthetic heads to be equally effective in regular conditions. Some feel hair is more effective in frosty conditions. Such conditions exist at televised events where TV lights and crowds create a warm environment and ultimately frost on the ice. Such conditions seldom exist in club play. Hair is a natural fiber subject to breaking, and the effect of a rock running over a hair can be profound. Hair heads are usually pure horsehair and the hair is set with epoxy to minimize hair loss.

Please note: We show MRSP for all items, however offer many specials throughout the season.

 Please inquire as to current pricing in the showroom as it is often better than MRSP.