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STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Disciplines

Hot Saw

Hot Saw

In this discipline, the competitor uses a customized chainsaw 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 661 STIHL chainsaw and begins with both hands on the log and the chainsaw 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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