Standing Block Chop
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.