Yep. Pretty close to the same thing, although I don't generally let them fall off the stump that much. Then again, I am never concerned about "saving wood". It looked very well executed, done by an experienced pro. I believe he was compensating for a crooked tree more than swinging around obstructions; there is not much difference in the final analysis. I would have spent a great deal more time studying the cut, 'cause I don't get that many. Hence, my desire to improve my technique.