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.
Strength, endurance and the perfect handling of the axe and chainsaw decide between victory and defeat. We introduce you to the discipline Standing Block Chop 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. Precision placement of the axe and a powerful swing are key to success in this discipline. Top athletes need less than 20 seconds.
Here you will find an overview of all of the disciplines of the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® SERIES.