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The Heavies are often dramatic to watch as each competitor strives to out-muscle his opponents. A variety of weights is thrown – to achieve the greatest distance or height over the bar. But the climax to the day is the tossing of the caber.

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The aim is to throw a caber – typically a larch pole 19 foot 6 inches (5.94 metres) in length and weighing 175 pounds (78 Kg) - from an upright position so it lands directly in front of the caber-tosser at as close to the 12 o'clock position as possible having first also turned end over end.

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