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Old Dec 6, 2007, 10:07 PM   #1
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The centerpiece of the modern Highland Games, the caber requires strength, balance, and timing. The caber is a tapered log approximately 19 feet long and weighing 100 to 130 pounds (These weights and measurements vary at different games depending on the field of athletes and the terrain). The athlete hoists the caber and folds his hands under the end while cradling it against his shoulder. Gaining the balance of the upright caber, he will run briefly with it to gain momentum for the toss. Followed by field judges, the competitor heaves the caber up and over to ground its heavy end and let it fall forward. The field judge will ascribe a 'score' to the toss. If the caber is 'turned' it will be scored with its final position relative to the face of a giant clock, 12:00 being a perfect score. If the caber is grounded but doesn't turn, it is scored by the degree it rose from the ground.
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Old Dec 6, 2007, 10:09 PM   #2
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nice shots
but that is some crazy game dude
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Thanks for viewing, appreciate the comment. I posted the series, more for the sequence, though they could have been better. There were other games, weight tosses, etc. endurance and strenth. Actually, we went to hear the bagpipes. I could post a couple of two young teens playing who were quite good. My favorite on the pipes is "Amazing Grace".

Highland games are of Scottish origins.
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I have a bunch of shots from the Highland Games up here a few years back. Pre-Panasonic days. I think they had some ladies who could throw those things also.

We know a piper, and have a video we made of the whole band playing The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Sounds quite good actually.
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Thanks Steve. Actually, the highland games are quite interesting and the competition can be intense. Though, I am of Acadien descent, I still enjoy partaking of other's culture. The bagpipe competition became somewhat monotonouis (sic) after a time. And of course, the food was not cajun, LOL:G:G..

Just kidding.


Steve, be sure to let us know how you like the FZ.
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