Despite what many people think, a good caber toss
isn't about distance, but about style, aim and technique.
'We didn't want the caber toss
ruined any more by using a light caber.'
Armor mostly competes in his manual chair, but he sometimes uses an Action Trackchair for the caber toss
, where athletes toss a large, tapered pole, because the chair gives him a wide, stable base.
The caber toss
, stone put and hammer throw have been added to PE lessons in high schools in Wick and Thurso in Caithness and Farr in Inverness-shire.
Before the javelin, the caber toss
. And if you happened up the road to Blue River on Sunday, you got to see some very burly men in kilts demonstrating all that.
There will also be a Highland Games exhibition Saturday, including a caber toss
(a caber is a large wooden pole;) live dog shows on Sunday; and performances by the Bantu Wizards acrobatic troupe and Jerry Brown the Monkey Man on both days.
Arguably the most famous is the caber toss
, which involves an athlete "tossing" a telephone pole.
They enter competitions such as the Caber Toss
. In this event, contestants try to toss a long, heavy log called a caber farther than everyone else.