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 Underhand 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. Athletes must chop the block from both sides. Cutting through from only one side results in disqualification in this discipline. The best times in the underhand chop are under 20 seconds.
Here you will find an overview of all of the disciplines of the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® SERIES.