This was a absolute monster of a caber !!! Haven't seen one this big in a while . Although know one was 100% able to complete it @jordandavis777 had the best attempt and took first in this event 🥇 . He was a minor wind in the proper direction away from turning it . Very impressive 💪💪💪.
The predecessor to hammer throw as seen in modern-day track and field competitions, though with some differences. In the Scottish event, a round metal ball (weighing 16 or 22 lb. for men and 12 or 16 lb. for women) is attached to the end of a shaft made out of wood, bamboo, rattan, or plastic ending up with a total implement length of 4’2”. With the feet in a fixed position, the hammer is whirled about one’s head and thrown for distance over the shoulder. Hammer throwers sometimes employ specially designed footwear with flat blades to dig into the turf to maintain their balance and resist the centrifugal forces of the implement as it is whirled about the head. This substantially increases the distance attainable in the throw.
Source: Wikipedia, Highland Games Wikipedia, 2012
Some awesome pics from this past weekend at the Central Virginia Highland Games in Richmond, VA! Had a ton of fun and thank you to @celticelf66 for allowing my shenanigans once again. Great to see all the MASA peeps and to throw some bombs! #highlandgames#caber#strengthempire