STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® will host a taster weekend on Saturday March 24th and Sunday March 25th.The sport, which evolved out of the global timber industry, is an elite extreme sporting series with athletes taking part from across the world.
The taster sessions, which take place on Saturday March 24th and Sunday March 25th, are open to those aged 16 and over, with anyone interested in trying their hand at the sport encouraged to take part. The most promising athletes from the sessions will then be invited to receive further training, with some going on to compete in STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® events.
The session will involve an initial assessment followed by expert training from the current head of the STIHL Great Britain training program and former British Champion Spike Milton, in the three rookie disciplines of Stock Saw, Single Buck and the Underhand Chop.
Stock Saw and Single Buck are two of the three STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® sawing disciplines. Stock Saw, where athletes use a standard STIHL MS 661 chainsaw, involves competitors racing against each other to cut two timber cookies (disks of wood) of a certain thickness from a horizontally set log. Meanwhile, Single Buck involves cutting through 19 inches of white pine using a single man cross-cut saw.
In addition, the Underhand Chop is one of the three STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® axe disciplines. It involves an athlete simulating the cutting up of a felled tree, with competitors standing on a horizontally positioned log and cutting through a 32cm thick trunk.
Those wishing to attend one of the taster session can do so by applying here: http://blog.stihl.co.uk/2018-timbersports-training-camp/
Applications must be submitted by Wednesday January 31st at the latest and those successful will be notified by Sunday February 11th.
Fees for the training camps cost £49.95 which includes all training and equipment, refreshments and lunch as well as STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® merchandise worth more than £60.
If you are interested in seeing this year’s taster sessions, please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFptH0CfTf0
For more information, please visit www.blog.stihl.co.uk/timbersports
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