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See timber sports pros in action at RR Days demos

David Moses Sr. races to cut through a log in a timber sports demonstration. - Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo
David Moses Sr. races to cut through a log in a timber sports demonstration.
— image credit: Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Visitors to Snoqualmie’s Railroad Days will see timber sports in action, as done by the pros.

See whirling chainsaws, flying hatchets and swift-slicing axes at two shows, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Sandy Cove Park, just off King Street, downtown.

Snoqualmie’s own David Moses, an international timber sports competitor, heads up a roster of experienced timber athletes performing the demos.

The first show, at 1 p.m., showcases local police and firefighters giving a repeat performance of their timber sports competition from last year.

Besides David, you may see Annette Moses, David’s wife and a pro timber athlete in her own right, perform.

David Moses, Sr., an experienced timber sports enthusiast and David’s trainer, may also give some chopping demonstrations.

Expect to see underhand standing chop, springboard chop, the single and double-buck saws, and the jack-and-jill sawing event.

You’ll also see demonstrations of the hot saw, a modified chainsaw that’s revved up and a cut above your typical tool.

David may also be inviting a lucky few from the crowd to try their hand at throwing a full-sized axe at a target, another event in the timber sports competitions.

 

 

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