STIHL meets NIGHT of the JUMPs
Berlin, February 22, 2023. The biggest international freestyle motocross sports series meets racing chainsaw and competition axe, acrobatic FMX jumps meet the top class in sport woodcutting. The NIGHT of the JUMPs and STIHL TIMBER-SPORTS® are not only known for action-packed show elements, but above all for top international sport. It is therefore only logical that both extreme sports series will contest the 2023 season together. The spectacular cooperation kick-off will take place on February 24 and 25 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin.
Powerful chainsaws and razor-sharp axes - that's what STIHL TIMBER-SPORTS® has stood for for over 35 years. Founded in the USA in 1985, the top class in sporting woodcutting came to Europe in 2001 and has enjoyed steadily growing fame in Germany ever since. Athletes compete in up to six axe and saw disciplines for the most prestigious titles this sport has to offer. And the most important competition in sport woodcutting is coming to Germany in 2023: on November 3 and 4, 2023, the World Championship will take place in Stuttgart.
Meanwhile, NIGHT of the JUMPs is the oldest and largest international freestyle MX series and is active in more than 21 countries on 4 continents. The NIGHT of the JUMPs' unique blend of top international sport with classic show elements such as pyro and lighting technology has attracted more than 3 million spectators since 2001. Records, spectacular stunts and trick premieres non-stop - this series sets standards!
80 hp racing chainsaw meets FMX
At the NIGHT of the JUMPs on February 24. and 25. in Berlin, these spectacular sports will now meet for the first time: With the triple and reigning German champion Danny Martin and Thomas Hofbauer, two of the best sports lumberjacks in the country will use the PitTalk and the breathing space of the FMX elite to further impress the fans with their Hot Saws.
The Hot Saws are often racing chainsaws tuned by the athletes themselves, in which Rotax or Wankel engines are installed. The task with these "monster saws" is to saw off three discs from a horizontally anchored block of wood (diameter 46 cm). The challenge lies in controlling the concentrated power of the racing engine saw with up to 80 hp. With chain speeds of around 240 km/h and a weight of almost 30 kilograms, these machines demand everything from the athletes, both physically and mentally. The best athletes in the world accomplish this feat in around five seconds.