Looks like the controversy over broom heads is not going away quietly. It might even be getting messier.
While a large group of elite level players and teams released a statement proclaiming they would no longer use broom heads with "directional fabric" on them, seems Hardline Curling - manufacturer of the IcePad broom head - was crafting their own release, which it has now posted on its website.
Hardline's lengthy statement, undersigned by its president Archie Manavian, claims the company is being unfairly singled out and that it is, in essence, the victim of some corporate skulduggery.
From Hardline's statement:
"Hardline Curling believes that all of this trumped-up controversy has been engineered by a small group of players, acting on behalf of their equipment supplier in order to stop the loss of its market share to Hardline. This is nothing other than corporate bullying."
While the Hardline statement didn't mention a company by name, it is hard to imagine that the finger is notRead More »from Curling's broom brouhaha: Manufacturer fights back