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caber

Scot a heavy section of trimmed tree trunk thrown in competition at Highland games
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Keeping your balance while hoisting a 15-to 20-foot pole is key to a winning caber toss, Schenck said of the sporting event that will not be featured at the Summer Olympic Games in Athens later this month, and probably not at any after that either.
Andrew Society -- the annual two-day bash is a chance to celebrate all things Scottish, from sporting events like the caber toss and stone throw to music and dance to whiskey and Scottish-themed beer.
The heavy events arena hosts the Scottish 28lb Weight for Distance Championships, as well as the everpopular caber toss, massed pipe band parade and tug o' war.
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Then it was time for the caber toss. It says a lot about how hard the Scots are when our most iconic sport basically amounts to throwing a tree.
Had it not been for a public appeal, the caber used in the village's Open Caber Toss since 1974 could have been firewood by now.
Scout clans competed in events like the caber toss, where a large beam is balanced vertically before being thrown, ideally flipping the log and making it land straight.