Strong athletes, powerful saws, sharp axes and an enthusiastic crowd: The 2014 STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship served up a number of exciting highlights. After a rousing World Championship in Stuttgart in 2013, this year’s competition returned with thrilling contests and beaming winners.
Athletes have to prove their skills in six disciplines at the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® SERIES competitions. They include Underhand Chop, STIHL Stock Saw, Standing Block Chop, Single Buck, Springboard and Hot Saw. Here you will find an overview of all of the disciplines of the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® SERIES.
Athletes cut a disc of wood from a horizontally secured block with a cross-cut handsaw measuring approximately two metres. Rhythm and technique are the decisive factors for achieving a good time. We introduce you to the discipline Single Buck in this article.
Hot saws are extremely powerful chainsaws. The aim is to cut three discs of wood of a specified thickness from a horizontally secured trunk with a hot saw. We introduce you to the discipline Hot Saw in this article.
Two discs of wood of a certain thickness must be sawn from a tree trunk in one downward cut and one upward cut. We introduce you to the discipline STIHL Stock Saw in this article.
Two springboards are slotted one below the other into a vertically secured tree trunk. We introduce you to the discipline Springboard in this article.
This discipline simulates felling a tree with an axe. A vertically secured block of wood (diameter of 30 cm) must be chopped through from both sides as quickly as possible. We introduce you to the discipline Standing Block Chop in this article.
This discipline demonstrates the technique for cutting up a felled tree. The athletes stand on a horizontally secured block and have to cut through a 32-cm thick trunk with their axe. We introduce you to the discipline Underhand Chop in this article.