It only takes a few seconds for a STIHL TIMBERSPORTS ® athlete to cut a wooden block with the diameter of his own trunk into slices just a few centimetres thick. And it doesn't take him much longer to chop a tree trunk the height of a full-grown man with targeted blows of his axe.
What takes moments during the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS ® Series is the result of months, if not years of preparation and training for the athletes.
OCHSENKOPF looked over the strong shoulder of Dennis Schmitz, title holder of the German Rookie Championship 2018, while he was training. Dennis Schmitz of Frechen near Cologne told us about his training routine, motivation and sporting plans for the future in an interview.
Dennis Schmitz: forester and timbersports athlete
It almost sounds as if it could be a film: from a forester to a Stihl TIMBERSPORTS ® athlete. For Dennis Schmitz, who spends his days in the city jungle looking after and managing the trees and parks, since March 2016 even in his private life almost everything has revolved around wood.