24

Sep
2

WLC 2010 in Croatia - Summary of day 1

Well, it is the end of the first day in Zagreb. We took the chance to have an expert analysis Mr. Husqvarna himself - Anders Kragner.

24

Sep
1

Lars Strandell - The tree feller of tree fellers

In the year 2000, Lars Strandell from Sweden set the world record in the Tree felling discipline with the maximum score of 660 points. Lars has been competing in 17 World Logging Championships so far and is maybe the most experienced championship logger ever. This year he's back!

The Tree felling discipline was a bit delayed and for a while it looked like the Swedish team would have to wait until the Saturday to perform. But suddenly it got to be their turn and the Husqvarna Loggers Blog quickly took the chance to follow Lars in his felling execution. We got two video clips for you below. One where we interview Lars Strandell before the discipline and one where he fells the tree and comments it right after. How did he do? Take a look!

 

24

Sep
9

Florian Huster from Germany

One of the most exciting loggers to follow in the WLC is the junior participant from Germany, Florian Huster. Feel free to read an interview with him here. In the Friday afternoon it was time for him to perform the three technical disciplines and Husqvarna Loggers Blog was there to cover it. He performed pretty well in all three, especially the Precision bucking discipline. We haven't seen the actual results yet, but it looks like the total score will be pretty good. We never got a chance to get his comment afterwards, maybe we get a new chance tomorrow.

Take a look at his performance today:

24

Sep
3

The preparation

We got a chance to take a sneak-peak into the preparation tent, where all the participants are making sure their machinery has the perfect condition for a world championship. A lot of grease and oil and quite a hectic crowd. The energy level was maxed out and everyone still very focused on their work. Everything has to be perfect!

We took some images when we had the chance and here's the result:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

Sep
1

Tree felling by Ole Kjaer from Denmark

We got into the felling area and had a chance to watch the Danish participant Ole Kjaer. Here's two clips, one where he performs the discipline and one where he gets the chance to comment it afterwards.

24

Sep
1

UK performs technical disciplines

It was time for the UK national team to perform in the technical disciplines. Here's two videos of the performances.

First out is Alun Jones, the experienced senior participant, who fits another chain.

And this is the junior participant, Josh Russell from UK, who performs the Bucking with combined cuts discipline.

24

Sep
1

Expectations for the World Logging Championship 2010

Anders Kragner is a real expert when it comes to knowing the status of all the participants in the World Logging Championship. We sat down with him to talk a little bit about the expecations for this years championship. Here's what he had to say:

24

Sep
0

Day 1 with Anders Kragner

The first day of the competition is foggy! But a lot of people has gathered to watch the event, especially for the opening ceremony (in the background). We met up with the WLC expert from Husqvarna, Anders Kragner, to get his view on this years championship.

 

24

Sep
0

Summary of Thursday

The Thursday was a hectic day. Since there was a major flood in Zagreb a couple of days ago, all work had been delayed. The Husqvarna and Jonsered crew worked from dawn 'til dusk to get everthing ready for the competition days. We were right in the middle of it and it was great to feel the positive energy from everyone at the site.

We got to perform a lot of interviews, check out the whole site, look at some awesome machinery and meet a lot of very nice people. Here is some Thursday pictures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

Sep
3

The five disciplines

The World Logging Championship consists of five disciplines. We borrowed Arjen Essenstam from the Dutch national team to tell us a little bit about every discipline and the strategy for each one.

 

Tree Felling

 

Fitting another chain

 

Bucking with combined cuts

 

Precision bucking

 

Limbing

 

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