“During my vocational training, you came across STIHL everywhere,” says Robert Ebner (29), forestry professional and timbersports athlete. In our interview, he tells us which STIHL tool he started out with and why the 2013 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championship was such a memorable experience for him.
The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® series is coming to Florence on 16 May. The Piazzale Michelangelo, with its view over the rooftops of the city, provides the perfect backdrop for the toughest competition of the year: the 2015 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Champions Trophy.
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.