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Stihl Timbersports-Lumberjacks

Founded in 1985, the Stihl Timbersports Series is a series of woodsman or wood chopping competitions where the athletes compete in the use of axes and saws in manners typical for lumberjacks.


The Series currently involves six disciplines


  • Springboard - The competitor uses two spring boards to ascend to the top of a nine-foot pole and chop a firmly attached 12" diameter block. f

  • STIHL Stock Saw - Competitors begin with both hands on the log. When the signal is given, the sawyers, using identical STIHL professional chain saws with a 20-inch bar and 33RSC3 chain, make two cuts through identical logs.

  • Underhand Chop - The competitor stands, feet apart, on a 12"-14" log. At the signal, he begins chopping through the log. Before chopping all the way through he must turn and complete the cut from the other side.

  • Single Buck - Competitors make one cut through 18"-20" of white pine using a single man cross cut saw.

  • Standing Block Chop - Competitors race to chop through 12"-14" of white pine.

  • Hot Saw - In this event the competitor uses a customized chain saw with a modified engine.

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