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Birling also known as Logrolling, is the competitive sport (pastime) to see who can balance on a log (felled fir tree) the longest while it is still rolling in the water of a river (traditionally) or other body of water.
Birling, is a sport that originated in the late 19th century in the lumber jacking, log driving, forest areas of North Eastern United States and Canada.
The contest involves two lumberjacks, each on one end of a log floating in the river. One or the other starts "walking" (or "rolling") the log, and the other is forced to keep up. The contest involves attempting to stay on the log while attempting to cause the competitor to lose their balance and splash into the water. It is also commonly known as log birling.
There are several competition categories of log rolling, ranging between 12 to 17 inch diameter Logs of 12/13 feet long. Smaller diameter logs being more difficult to balance on.
The sport is regulated by the United States Log Rolling Association (USLRA) and CAN-LOG in Canada.
Level of Demand
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