Caber toss is a traditional Scottish sport in which the competition revolves around tossing forward a large tapered pole called “Caber”. The sport is believed to have originated from friendly lumberjacks challenges to toss logs across narrow creeks to cross them.
The poles used for the sport are made from larch trees and are typically 19ft 6in long weighing about 175lbs.
The primary objective of the sport is to toss the caber in such a manner that it turns end over end and falls away from the tosser. The distance thrown does not carry any significance. The throw is rather evaluated based on how the caber lands. If the caber fall in a 12 o’clock position it is considered to be the most ideal toss.