STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® is an international extreme sports competition series in logger sports. Its roots lie in Australia and New Zealand as well as in Canada and the United States. Today the world’s best athletes compete in national and international events featuring three axe disciplines and three sawing disciplines.

Springboard, Underhand Chop and Standing Block Chop are the classic axe disciplines; Single Buck (single-man cross-cut saw), Stock Saw (standard chain saw) and Hot Saw (tuned, customized chain saw with up to 80 horsepower) are the sawing disciplines. 

The six disciplines

STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Athleten bei der Einzel-Weltmeisterschaft 2018 in Liverpool.

Competition formats

TIMBERSPORTS® competitions are multi-discipline events. They comprise up to six disciplines and they demand a high level of technical ability, precision and strength.
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Swiss TIMBERSPORTS® athlete David Birrer checks his axe before a competition.

Before each competition the athletes check and grind their axes.

Skills handling equipment and wood 

Each discipline is based on classic logging skills from traditional lumberjack work and simulates the practices of felling and cutting up a tree. All the disciplines require the athletes to demonstrate skill in handling the equipment and the wood, along with strength, stamina and a precise technique.