Caber

The Caber is a tree that has been cut and trimmed down so one end is slightly wider than the other. It can vary length from 10-16 feet and between 45-85+ pounds for women. The caber is stood up for the thrower with the large end up. The thrower will crouch down and cup the small end in her hands as she balances the caber upright on her shoulder. She then lifts the caber and stands upright.  Once she establishes control she will take a short run with the caber and then stop and pull the caber so that the large end hits the ground and the small end flips over and faces away from the thrower. The caber is scored for accuracy as though the thrower is facing the 12:00 position on a clock face. When the small end lands at 12:00 this will be considered a perfect toss If the caber is not turned, a side judge calls the degrees of the angle the caber makes with the ground. The thrower is allowed three attempts to turn the caber. Games may also use different size cabers for qualifying throws for a challenge caber competition.

malec photo credit Douglas Sisk Caber.jpg