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.
Before each competition the athletes check and grind their axes.
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.