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3 Questions with Lasse Strandell

Lars is a multiple medalist at World Logging Championships (WLC) and has more than 30 years of experience in logging. With such expertise, it’s no wonder he is Team Husqvarna’s 2016 WLC coach.

We get the scoop with this exclusive interview:

1. What do you think is most important when preparing for a competition like WLC?

It can sometimes be difficult to prepare for WLC — I think you have to be prepared for anything! This is especially true since the competition is hosted in a different country each time, which means coping with a different language, different conditions with trees and wood, as well as referees who sometimes interpret regulations differently than what you’re used to.

2. Could you give us your top 3 tips on how to become a champion?

  • Be sure that you are familiar with the regulations
  • Practice a lot, and as if you are in a competition each time. Ensure your equipment is in top condition so you can trust that it will work perfectly.
  • Don´t get nervous! (I know this is easier said than done, but nerves can really destroy your chances of becoming a Champ).

3. How did you prepare for your competitions?

I never believed in practicing the whole year around, but I did practice whenever I had time to or when I felt like it. Before a big competition like WLC though, I would practice every day. I also made that my toolbox was loaded with everything I could need during the competition.

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