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The ABC's of STIHL TIMBERSPORTS

Updated: October 21, 2008, 3:55 PM ET
By Nick Gebhardt | ESPNOutdoors.com

Ax The primary tool used during chopping events. Ax sizes, grinds and alloys differ between competitor and competitor and event and event.

Bad pocket Term used during the springboard event to describe an inadequate cut into a base log which fails to properly hold a springboard.

Banana grind An ax blade ground thinner on the edges and thicker in the middle, resembling a banana.

Big chips are flying Experienced when a competitor is carving through a wood at great speed, producing ...

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