Contest participant "turning the caber" during the Highland Games in Dunedin, Florida.

Contest participant "turning the caber" during the Highland Games in Dunedin, Florida.


Image Number

  • FS97434

Year

  • 1997

Date Note

  • Photographed on April 12, 1997.

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General Note

  • The caber is basically a log that athletes attempt to flip end-over-end. The caber is judged by the straightness of the turn by the head judge, who follows behind the athlete to get the best view. The event is sometimes referred to as the caber toss, but this is incorrect because the caber is not tossed; it is not heaved over a bar. A perfect execution is called a "twelve o-clock turn," where the caber falls straight away from where the athlete released it. The terminology derives from the release point being at the "6" and the caber planting at the center of an imaginary clock face. Then the caber becomes the hour hand upon landing. In a 12-o-clock toss, the caber falls away from the thrower, and the caber forms a straight line through the thrower. Sometimes the caber falls off slightly to the side. This may be a 10-o-clock, or 11:30, etc. Note that in scoring, a 10:00 is equivalent to a 2:00. If the athlete fails to turn the caber (the caber does not land between 9 and 3 o'clock), the side judge estimates the maximum angle that the caber achieved from vertical (from 0 to 90 degrees).

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Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Dusenbery, Eric. Contest participant "turning the caber" during the Highland Games in Dunedin, Florida. 1997. Color slide, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/124169>, accessed 20 June 2018.

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Dusenbery, Eric. Contest participant "turning the caber" during the Highland Games in Dunedin, Florida. 1997. Color slide. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 20 Jun. 2018.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/124169>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Dusenbery)