[ music ] – Hey, B, what is this place,
man? What are we doing out here? – So, during
the Revolutionary War, there was a constant
need for wood. Not only for heat but building
their cabins. You know, I mean, you gotta have
heat to be a blacksmith, right? – For sure. – So the blacksmith wouldn’t
want to do the work on his own. He would tell his apprentice, “Hey, go chop me some wood,”
right? Fitting with the theme
of this week, why not see who can chop down
a tree first? – What do you think?
– Yeah. Okay. Plus I owe you from going ice fishing with me
in Minnesota, too. – Yeah, you do owe me a lot.
– Yeah, big, big. – Peter Francisco probably would
have had to chop wood every single day, being a
blacksmith’s apprentice. In order to experience everyday
life during the Revolution, I decided to take Nick with me
to cut down a tree. Do you want to make it
interesting? Maybe a little bet or something? – Sure.
– What would you like? – Loser buys winner a steak.
– How big? – 23, 24 ounces. – Okay, I’ll work with that. If they’re smaller than that,
we get two. – Okay.
– All right. – I want to win everything
that I can win if I’m presented with a
challenge. I want to beat Brian because
he’s the best there’s ever been. – I’ve got everything we need
right here. We’ve got our axes, safety
glasses, some gloves. Ready to do this? – Yeah, you came ready. – Safety first, my friend,
safety first. The last thing that I want to do
is let Nick Best beat me. He’s never beaten me in a
strongman contest. – So, B, let me “ax” you this.
Which tree you wanna chop down? – Did you really just
try to do that? – I did.
– I’ll let you pick. Which one? You want that one, or you want
that one down there? – Uh, I think I want that one.
– All right. Ready, set, go. [ music ] – I have never cut down
a tree before, so I have no idea what the right
technique is for this. Turns out cutting down a tree is
a lot more cardio than strength. – It’s a lot harder to cut down
a tree than people think it is. It’s really difficult to swing
an ax into a tree over and over again for about
10 to 12 minutes. Plus those were oak trees, and that’s some of the hardest
wood you’ll ever run into. It’s probably the worst tree
to start on if you’re going to start
learning how to chop down a tree. – I see exactly what you’re
doing. Chopping higher on the smaller
part of the tree. I feel like we should have
set a rule that it couldn’t be fricking
four feet high. – No, because you swing in
a straight line. It’s like hitting a baseball. See, I can hit it really hard
like this. – I instantly learned a few
things about cutting down trees. Number one, you don’t want to
chop a tree necessarily at the widest part. It’s better to go where the
trunk is a little bit smaller. And number two is…
wood is not soft. And my ax maybe is not sharp
enough. But I figured when
I chopped the tree that the ax would go into the
tree a lot more than it did. – If he would have asked,
I would have told him, but he didn’t ask,
so I didn’t tell him. Timber! Yeah! Steak! – Good job, Nick. – Sorry, B. I’ve probably chopped down
50 or 60 of these. – It turns out that Nick is really good at
cutting down trees. Maybe it’s because he’s so old
that when he was a kid, they literally had to
cut down trees to get heat in their homes. Man, I gotta say,
I came out here wanting to experience all things
Revolutionary War. And if they did this all day,
more power to them, man. You ready to get out of here? – Yeah.
– All right, let’s go. – Thanks, Brian, for the T-bone. I’ll be collecting that
within the next week.

Tree Chop Challenge: The Strongest Man in History (Season 1) | History

100 thoughts on “Tree Chop Challenge: The Strongest Man in History (Season 1) | History

  • August 19, 2019 at 6:15 pm
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    Bad boys. Go to Gym no destroy Natur trees.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 6:36 pm
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    Think about planting trees

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  • August 19, 2019 at 6:52 pm
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    Are those hatchets

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  • August 19, 2019 at 6:53 pm
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    Are those hatchets

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  • August 19, 2019 at 6:56 pm
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    Is Brian wearing jeans how?

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  • August 19, 2019 at 7:04 pm
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    Nick and brian are both sooo nice… I have such a soft spot for nick he really grew on us all i think

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  • August 19, 2019 at 7:22 pm
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    Cool. Now lets see a dance competition! I have a feeling Eddie would win, bar none.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 7:32 pm
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    Brian is a sore loser

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  • August 19, 2019 at 7:55 pm
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    Wow. I actually think I could win. Woooo. It about technique an sharp ax. Always a good lat bicep lower back forearm w/o. He he olde school lumberjack strength.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ

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  • August 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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    what< brain you didnt finish your trreee :l

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  • August 19, 2019 at 8:21 pm
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    Brian is massive. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  • August 19, 2019 at 8:57 pm
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    "What are these…axes for ants??"

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  • August 19, 2019 at 9:53 pm
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    you sharpen your brand new ax get a twelve-pack of cold beer than you look at which way the tree is leaning notch that side and go to town on the other side hit the tree at an angle top then bottom dont forget to drink

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  • August 19, 2019 at 10:06 pm
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    Neither of these two have any idea how to fall a tree!!!๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • August 19, 2019 at 10:10 pm
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    cortan arboles como seรฑoritas…. hahaha musculos de adornos y a estos llaman "HOMBRES FUERTES"

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  • August 19, 2019 at 10:11 pm
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    Brian needs a bigger axe

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  • August 20, 2019 at 12:04 am
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    Sharp axe…sharp angle. Never straight on with the blade.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 12:31 am
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    Hahahaha Brian 3:33

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  • August 20, 2019 at 2:29 am
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    You know they used to have saws back in the day right? People weren't stupid then. We're the stupid ones.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 2:59 am
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    Brian has a lot of excuses 2:25 1:55 2:47 3:01 3:34 nick complementing Brian 1:06

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  • August 20, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    A lot of the times when my family had cook outs my dad made me chop fire wood and I got a strong back out of it

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  • August 20, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    They should have been using like 25 pound axe heads

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  • August 20, 2019 at 4:04 am
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    They are spandex that look like jeans…….

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  • August 20, 2019 at 4:14 am
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    Nothing beats wood on a fire

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  • August 20, 2019 at 5:27 am
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    Hard loser

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  • August 20, 2019 at 6:59 am
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    Brian's/Eddie Hall 2017's power with triathloner stamina=ultimate human.

    But virtually impossible for a human to achieve.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 9:13 am
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    3:40 SAVAGE AF LOLLLL

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  • August 20, 2019 at 9:14 am
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    3:34 mb

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  • August 20, 2019 at 9:31 am
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    Now plant 10 for each tree you chopped down..

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  • August 20, 2019 at 9:32 am
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    Tree:The only mistake I did was to give you oxygen for your survival

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  • August 20, 2019 at 9:41 am
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    who hasn't cut down a tree before? i used to do it all the time for fun. core and shoulder workout.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 9:53 am
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    your axes are too small

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  • August 20, 2019 at 10:06 am
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    Someone should have showed them how to swing the axe

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  • August 20, 2019 at 12:25 pm
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    I've cut down plenty of trees and I can promise you, it's not cardio. Strength is definitely involved.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 12:27 pm
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    Whaaaaack!!

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  • August 20, 2019 at 12:49 pm
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    Between seeing these 2 with axe or the big foot in the woods, id rather see the bigfoot

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  • August 20, 2019 at 1:17 pm
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    The term "gentle giant" seems to fit Brian perfectly. I don't know him, but he seems like a nice dude. And he is definitely one of the strongest dudes in the history of humanity. If I had to pick one, I'd say he is THE strongest ever, when it comes to stronman style usable short duration maximum strength.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 1:25 pm
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    Lumberjacks were typically one third of the size of Brian. Yeah, it was all about cardio and stamina. Try chopping away for 8 hours straight. Strongmen would all be dead.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 3:14 pm
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    Brian makes a normal sized axe look like a hatchet

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  • August 20, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    Im jus a fat guy and I could cut those toothpicks down without a sweat. Its all about the angle of the blade, not how hard you can swing it. Hit it straight on and that axe will just bounce off all day

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  • August 20, 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    Brain gunshow Shaw

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  • August 20, 2019 at 3:50 pm
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    Iโ€™m looking to be the next worlds strongest man one day I do 500 push-ups a day

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  • August 20, 2019 at 4:26 pm
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    Give them a properly sized axe for a strongman. Also.. umm. blacksmiths use stonecoal.. wood does not get the proper heat. Not even wood coal does that actually.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm
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    I freaking love this show

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  • August 20, 2019 at 6:19 pm
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    Was laughing way too hard when he said 10-12 minutes. Like, bro those trees were skinnier than Brian's legs

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  • August 20, 2019 at 6:20 pm
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    They probably could have choped it down with a close line

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  • August 20, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    276 trees dont like this

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  • August 20, 2019 at 8:41 pm
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    Iโ€™m 140lbs 5,11 and I chop down trees that size faster than that all the time. You also donโ€™t swing it straight like a baseball bat every time. I like to cut at about a 70 or 60 degree angle then when I get pretty far in cut it straight to chip it off.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Brian always makes excuses when he loses something

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  • August 20, 2019 at 9:21 pm
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    Where are my fellow Arborists at here!?

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  • August 21, 2019 at 12:32 am
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    Why is Brian wearing jeans, seriously why is Brian Shaw wearing jeans. I have never seen him wear jeans

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  • August 21, 2019 at 1:24 am
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    Why was this taken out of the actual show tho?

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  • August 21, 2019 at 2:21 am
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    i think i could have beat them. and i am a third of their size. i dont think weightlifting helps out too much in lumberjacking. i think its mainly technique.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    Do they know that saws existed back then too?

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  • August 21, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    These guys look like a couple of boys swinging a bat not a man swinging an axe

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  • August 21, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Imagine harming the environment for a steak

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  • August 21, 2019 at 5:17 am
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    I love it when the "old man" wins.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 5:21 am
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    I'm so glad these guys got their own tv show now.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 6:55 am
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    OMG THOSE POOR TREES YOUR MONSTERS

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  • August 21, 2019 at 6:57 am
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    Is Shaw from Minnesota lol

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  • August 21, 2019 at 8:19 am
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    Don't cut trees.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 11:33 am
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    Why didnโ€™t Brian finish his tree?! History Channel strikes again on poor writers and scripts and having Brian not finish what he started! History Channel trying to make strong man into another history Channel soap opera

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  • August 21, 2019 at 11:45 am
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    Holy bad swinging techniques guy

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  • August 21, 2019 at 12:42 pm
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    Why there is no challenge to plant a tree instead of cutting it

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  • August 21, 2019 at 12:42 pm
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    That should definitely be a strong man event.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 12:45 pm
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    Brain needs to add this in his workouts

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  • August 21, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    I heard a pop in my back and I think I tore my bicep just watching this

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  • August 21, 2019 at 3:14 pm
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    Hahahaha I could chop that tree down before they start stopping for their BREATH ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • August 21, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    I really like this guys, but thereโ€™s no need in cutting a tree to prove yourself strong. Iโ€™m sad and unsatisfied with this episode.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 6:42 pm
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    Precision and cardio beat strength everyday when it comes to chopping down trees, that and keeping your axe sharp during the day.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 6:54 pm
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    These guys look like they have never worked a day in their life.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 6:56 pm
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    At least Shaw knows to swing downwards

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  • August 21, 2019 at 11:15 pm
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    calm down folks, that areas being "developed", houses are going in there, some trees will be removed, if you feel bad about it, then plant two trees in your backyard to make up for the trees they murdered

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  • August 22, 2019 at 1:51 am
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    Lol looks like a tiny hatchet in their hands. Brian you should have just pushed the tree over ๐Ÿ˜‚ would have been faster

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  • August 22, 2019 at 3:09 am
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    These are the shitheads, muttonheads responsible for global warming

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  • August 22, 2019 at 4:04 am
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    yeah well minecraft steve can break an oak tree in nearly 5 seconds with his bare fists, so fast that the tree just floats.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 4:37 am
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    You're supposed to hold down left click

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  • August 22, 2019 at 5:34 am
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    They make much heavier axes for timbersports, I am surprised you guys didn't get some tuatahi work axes or something with at least a 6# head.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 6:26 am
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    Brian is wearing skinny jeans ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  • August 22, 2019 at 6:31 am
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    Reality TV is trash. The cymbals in the background, the bad acting… ugh

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  • August 22, 2019 at 6:51 am
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    With age comes experience all the time older people may not be stronger but they are wiser

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  • August 22, 2019 at 7:08 am
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    What they need is a good double bit. I've used axes aplenty of times, and it's all in the way one swings the axe.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 7:45 am
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    WHY didnt they show all this extra stuff on tv????

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  • August 22, 2019 at 8:41 am
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    tree? Its like killing an innocent

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  • August 22, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    Am I the only one that thought that they would do it in like 5 swings

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  • August 22, 2019 at 10:52 am
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    I Chop chop down trees with my knuckles IN MINECRAFT. But In Real Life You Need a Diamond AXEEEEE!!!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • August 22, 2019 at 11:06 am
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    they need to cut at more of an angle

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  • August 22, 2019 at 12:20 pm
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    If I am going into a dark Alley I am taking Brian Shaw with me

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  • August 22, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Now they need to chop the tree up into firewood to cook the steaks. lol

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  • August 22, 2019 at 2:14 pm
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    Louis Cyr FTW!!!

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  • August 22, 2019 at 2:53 pm
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    Angles

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  • August 22, 2019 at 3:56 pm
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    Give the challenge to grow a tree of that size in time limit. Don't give the absurd tasks that can inspire people to harm our environment.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 4:15 pm
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    Most out of place thing is this video is seeing Brian in pants instead of shorts.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 7:12 pm
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    "If it's less than 24oz we get 2."

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  • August 22, 2019 at 8:47 pm
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    I just love seeing these guys with there crazy challenges itโ€™s fun

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  • August 22, 2019 at 9:51 pm
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    It's all about geometry and angles. Chip it downward and undercut

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  • August 23, 2019 at 2:52 am
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    So strongmen had a competition that has next to nothing to do with strength, stay tuned for the best paper airplane episode

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  • August 23, 2019 at 3:51 am
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    ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    they both 1 choped too high,2 used a splitting axe and 3rd chopping a tree aint as hard as they made it seem

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  • August 23, 2019 at 8:00 am
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    Seeing those guys in the woods is how you get Bigfoot encounters

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