Thursday, October 07, 2004

Fastest Coconut Tree Climber

Athletic Fuatai Solo broke the tree-climbing record at the annual Coconut Tree Climbing Competition in Sukuna Park, Fiji. He was so pleased with his win - the third in succession - that he climbed the tree again, clutching the prize money of $100 in his mouth.

Successful coconut bounty-hunters adopt one of two different techniques. The first is usually known as the Frog technique - this involves flexing your legs around the tree, and your feet should be flat around the trunk. The other technique is called the Front foot technique - this is where the arms are wrapped round the tree together, and the body is pushed out away from the trunk. The feet point 'up' the tree. You walk up the tree by alternating moving your hands and feet.

Through GWR