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Anthony
05-26-2007, 09:43 PM
We traveled to Perth-Andover this weekend to compete in the Highland Games Heavy Events ... learned to throw Friday night and competed Saturday morning!! Turned out to be A LOT of fun!!

Jodi (BW=104) - 3rd Place Women's Division
8# Open Stone - 21'7"
14# WFD - 38'2"
12# Hammer - 44'0"
Caber Toss - 85
28# WFH - 9'6"

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Anthony (BW=180) - 2nd Place Men's Amateur Divison
28# WFD - 41'3"
17# Open Stone - 30'1.5"
56# WFD - 18'5"
16# Hammer - 74'8"
56# WFH - 9'6"
Caber Toss - 2:00

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Thanks to Dirk for putting on an GREAT event! Can't wait for the next one!

getfit
05-26-2007, 10:15 PM
WOW! amazing.Well done the both of you

Bob
05-26-2007, 10:52 PM
DUDE!!! I'm friggin' jealous...
Awesome job man... just awesome...
No practice and you still take 2nd... and Jodi is good for 3rd.. whoo hoo!!!

Beast
05-26-2007, 10:52 PM
Caber Toss looks hard!

tdotteg
05-27-2007, 08:58 AM
Good job to both of you!

I think I would have the same problem with caber toss cuz i'm short lol. I'm sure with enough practice you'll get the hang of it and learn the technique.

Chris Rodgers
05-27-2007, 12:06 PM
That's friggin sick. All the people there who have been training for months or years who you beat must feel like crap, lol. "How long you been doing this?" "Someone taught us how to throw last night" LOL


I thought for a second your skirt was gonna fly up there during the caber toss and reveal your mangina. I'm glad it didn't.

Organichu
05-27-2007, 12:42 PM
I thought for a second your skirt was gonna fly up there during the caber toss and reveal your mangina. I'm sad it didn't.

Now it reflects my thoughts more accurately.

Rock
05-27-2007, 02:33 PM
Awesome! Looks like you had fun also :)

markfromaurora
05-27-2007, 06:49 PM
looks like fun

Unholy
05-29-2007, 09:40 AM
Nice skirt

Guido
05-29-2007, 01:35 PM
Looks like fun! Great job to both of you.

BTW, what do some of the abbreviations mean, i.e. "WFD", "WFH", and for the Caber Toss "85 degrees?" and "2:00"?

Relentless
05-29-2007, 02:30 PM
"WFD": Weight For Distance
"WFH": Weight For Height
Caber Toss "85 degrees?" and "2:00"? - those measurements are based on the toss. If you get the caber less than "flipped" then you could rate it based on the max angle achieved. If you get more than 90 it'll flip. :) The "2:00" is based on the "o'clock' position" of the caber when it comes to rest after a proper toss. The ideal is not only to toss the caber but to have it land as close to 12:00 (straight) as you can.

I think I'm going to have a go at the amateur division at the Fergus games in August.

Sidior
05-29-2007, 04:26 PM
Looks like a blast anthony, you both seemed to do really well.

TheGimp
05-29-2007, 05:20 PM
Very cool vids... congrats on your placings!

chris mason
05-29-2007, 05:47 PM
Where's your friggin' AtLarge shirt????


Great work!

That looks like something I should try one day.

Chris

Guido
05-30-2007, 09:13 AM
"WFD": Weight For Distance
"WFH": Weight For Height
Caber Toss "85 degrees?" and "2:00"? - those measurements are based on the toss. If you get the caber less than "flipped" then you could rate it based on the max angle achieved. If you get more than 90 it'll flip. :) The "2:00" is based on the "o'clock' position" of the caber when it comes to rest after a proper toss. The ideal is not only to toss the caber but to have it land as close to 12:00 (straight) as you can.

I think I'm going to have a go at the amateur division at the Fergus games in August.Cool. Any idea how much the caber weighed?

Anthony
05-30-2007, 09:48 AM
Thanks everyone!

Chris: we had to wear the event shirts, sorry! :p

Guido: the amateur men's caber weighed 80-87 pounds and was 17' long. It felt A LOT heavier, especially when the wind picked up. The pros used a 20' caber that was 120 pounds and only the Canadian Champ flipped it ... although the World Masters Champ came damn close. Not sure about the women's.

BilltheButcher
05-30-2007, 12:22 PM
William Wallace: [about Hamish throwing the stones] I'm just wondering; can you do it when it matter?
Hamish: When it matters?
William Wallace: As it matters in battle.
Hamish: I could crush you like a worm.
William Wallace: Then do it.
[to the crowd]
William Wallace: Would you like to see him crush me like a worm?
Hamish: You'll move.
William Wallace: I will not.
Campbell: [Handing Hamish a large stone] He'll move.
[Hamish throws the stone barely missing Wallace. Wallace throws a small stone hitting Hamish between the eyes]
Hamish: [Staggering] I shoulda remembered the rocks.
William Wallace: [as Hamish collapses] Aye, you shoulda.

Congrats, always wanted to try my hand at that stuff. How was the piping?

Guido
05-30-2007, 03:04 PM
Guido: the amateur men's caber weighed 80-87 pounds and was 17' long. It felt A LOT heavier, especially when the wind picked up. The pros used a 20' caber that was 120 pounds and only the Canadian Champ flipped it ... although the World Masters Champ came damn close. Not sure about the women's.Lighter than I thought, but then again, I'm sure it's a lot tougher when it's an object that's 17 feet long and you have to flip it over.

TheVrolok
05-31-2007, 10:29 PM
Awesome work guys! Reminded me of one of the assistant principals back in my high school. HB3 (http://www.fergusscottishfestival.com/heavies/HarrisonBailey.htm).

28 lb. Weight Throw
Harrison Bailey 88' 2 " 2006

Not too bad.

Anthony
06-01-2007, 04:57 AM
88 feet is insane!

Guido
06-01-2007, 10:36 AM
If I could throw that 60 feet I'd crap myself!