The Stabilizer FS1 Model
The FS1 model is a sleek and effective free-standing model. Front-end loaded for weight, the secret to its success are the sliding pads on the 3 points of contact with the ice. The pads help ensure a quiet and smooth delivery directly toward the target. Close to 8 inches in height and just under 19 inches in length, it is often a favourite of club curlers for its lighter feel. Consider purchasing an extender kit as well, if you would like to increase the height of your FS1. Johnny Mo Morris, pro curler and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, explains the differences between the 2 Stabilizer models.
COVID-19 has affected us all in some way or other - including those of us at The Stabilizer. Despite our best efforts, we were unable to obtain foam handles from our International supplier after we sold out of our entire season's supply suddenly in August. Given these challenging economic times, we were determined to explore a local solution and our perseverance paid off as we were able to obtain foam handles from a Canadian manufacturer. Although we were successful in obtaining foam handles, a modification was required to the injection mould plastic handles in order to accommodate the shorter length of the Canadian foam handle. LD Tool & Die - the Ottawa company that has been our injection mould plastic manufacturer & assembler since we started up back in the 90’s - agreed to design and manufacture 1” round white plastic rings at each end of the foam. The look and integrity of the injection mould handle remains the same, except for a slightly shorter foam piece. Our quality control consultant (curler Earle Morris – my dad) has tested the new handles and confirms that they work just as well!