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Resources & Training

 

Get everything you need to know about STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® here in our Resources and Training Center—take a look at the links below for interviews, tips, directions, photos, videos and even games!

The Single Buck Saw

The Single Buck Saw

Some people call it the “Misery Whip” because of the long hours required to pull original, vintage, saws through enormous timber. Learn more about the single buck saw.

The Hot Saw

The Hot Saw

They are custom, handmade, race-tuned machines with maximum power and precision, built to cut wood as fast as possible in a competition. Learn more about the hot saw.

The Springboard

The Springboard

It is one of the simplest but most important tools in a competitive lumberjack sports athlete’s gear stash. Learn more about the springboard.

Lumberjack Athlete Training

Lumberjack Athlete Training

Daily preparation varies between competitors based on their age, profession and priorities, but there are some common themes. Learn more about the training process for a TIMBERSPORTS® athlete.

Lumberjack Shoes & Boots

Lumberjack Shoes & Boots

Competitive lumberjacks utilize an odd collection of specialized athletic shoes. Learn more about the footwear used by TIMBERSPORTS® athletes.

Types of Lumberjack Wood & Logs

Types of Lumberjack Wood & Logs

Learn more about the different forms of wood used for the various TIMBERSPORTS® disciplines

Family Lineage & Traditions

Family Lineage & Traditions

A select few are born into lumberjack athlete families who grow up in the woods and start swinging an axe before they can legally drive.

What is a Lumberjack?

What is a Lumberjack?

Learn what a professional lumberjack competitor is and what the lumberjack sport is about.

Lumberjack Tools and Equipment

Lumberjack Tools and Equipment

Lumberjacks use a lot of different equipment for the different disciplines. Learn more about their tools and equipment.

Equipment Maintenance

Maintaining STIHL Equipment

It is easy to understand the time that goes into improving strength, stamina and technique, but a competitor invests just as much time making sure his equipment stays in top shape.

Lumberjack Workouts and Exercise

Lumberjack Workouts and Exercise

Find out what kind of workouts and exercises lumberjacks do to practice for competitions.

 Competition Axes

Competition Axes

Learn more about the different racing axes used in competition for the three TIMBERSPORTS® wood chopping disciplines.

Getting Your Start on the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series

Getting Your Start on the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series

Take a look into the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series and learn what it takes to become a lumberjack, and how you can be part of the Series.

Lumberjack Dictionary

Lumberjack Dictionary

Are you fluent in STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® talk? Read this glossary and find out!

Lumberjack Gearbox

Lumberjack Gearbox

Learn what goes into a lumberjack's axe box as Adrian Flygt talks about some of the essential equipment for competition day.

Stand Building

Stand Building

Find plans for building stands, saw cradles and saw bunks used in STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® competition.

Wood Sourcing

Wood Sourcing

Check out this Q&A with STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® event manager Matt Chagnon.

Photo Gallery

View the latest photos of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series on our Facebook page!

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STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® YouTube Channel

Check out the official STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® YouTube channel for in-depth competition videos.

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