STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Disciplines
STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® comprises six disciplines: three with an axe and three with a saw. Disciplines replicate lumberjack skills, simulating the practice of felling or managing felled trees.
This discipline simulates cutting up a felled tree. The athletes stand on a horizontally positioned block and must cut through a 32 cm thick trunk with their axe.
In this discipline all the contestants use the MS 661, a standard STIHL chainsaw. After allowing the saw to warm up it is then placed on the ground.
The Standing Block Chop simulates the felling of a tree. The objective is to chop through a 30cm dia wood block as quickly as possible, from the side.
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.
In this discipline, two springboards are slotted one below the other into a vertical tree trunk. The aim is to cut through a block of wood on top of the trunk (diameter 27 cm) at a height of about 2.80 m above the ground.
This discipline uses specially tuned, extremely powerful chainsaws. The aim is to cut three cookies of a specified thickness from a horizontally positioned trunk (diameter 46 cm) as quickly as possible.