Disciplines


STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Disciplines

Hot Saw

Hot Saw

In this discipline, the competitor uses a customized chain saw with a modified engine, usually taken from a personal watercraft or snowmobile.

Single Buck

Single Buck

The competitor makes one cut through 19 inches of white pine using a single man cross-cut saw. The competitor may have a helper wedge his cut into the log to prevent the saw teeth from sticking.

Standing Block Chop

Standing Block Chop

Mimicking the felling of a tree, the competitor races to chop through 12 to 14 inches of vertical white pine.

Stock Saw

Stock Saw

The stock saw discipline is a true test of operator ability. The competitor uses an MS 660 STIHL Magnum® chain saw and begins with both hands on the log and the chain saw idling on the deck.

Underhand Chop

Underhand Chop

The competitor stands with feet apart on a 12- to 14-inch white pine log. At the signal, he begins to chop through the log with his racing axe.

Springboard Chop

Springboard Chop

A discipline based on the need for old-time loggers to establish a cutting platform above the massive root bases of old growth trees, the competitor uses an axe to chop pockets into a 9-foot poplar pole and then place 6-inch wide springboard platforms into the pockets.

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