In this discipline the competitor places two platforms (springboards) into pockets cut in a vertically mounted log. The aim is to chop through a 27cm diameter block of wood positioned at the tip of the log. Originally, this method was used by loggers in North America to make a cutting platform above the extremely hard root bases, which could be as much as a meter tall.
At the judge's starting signal the athlete cuts a first pocket about ten centimeters deep in the log at shoulder height. He slots the point of the first springboard into it. The athlete then stands on that board to cut a second pocket in the log. Standing on the second springboard, at a height of about two meters, he starts cutting through the block at the top. In this event too, the wood must be cut through from both sides. Springboard calls for a precise technique along with strength, balance and skill. International fastest times for springboard are under 40 seconds.