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Old 10-04-2018, 01:33 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Axe throwing for fun and competition

...Is an absolute blast! A new friend invited me to a guys night at Urban Axes in Austin and I was impressed with their production, layout and customer service. The Coach was very helpful and entertaining.

https://www.urbanaxes.com/austin/

We played an head to head elimination game. I ended up losing the Championship to a league member. There is a whole form process and shot cycle which I picked up quickly...I think in part to shooting archery and trad in particular.

Try it out.

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Old 10-04-2018, 01:42 PM   #2
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I've seen this. I like to think of it as "darts for lumberjacks" LOL That said, I enjoy a few drinks when throwing darts/shooting pool. I view axe throwing as a similar activity. Could get dangerous
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:57 PM   #3
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There was an extraordinary amount of good looking females having a great time. A bunch of shield maidens... not obese smelly Wiccan Renfesters.
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Old 10-04-2018, 02:18 PM   #4
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Wife loves going to the one here in Houston
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Old 10-04-2018, 04:30 PM   #5
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It is fun. I've done it in Calgary (hatchet size axe) and Halifax (full size) and they have full sports bar setups. Great place to take a first date.

Drink a few beers, throw axes, what's not to like?
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Old 10-04-2018, 04:50 PM   #6
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Drink a few beers, throw axes, what's not to like?
What could possibly go wrong? Sounds like fun!
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:05 PM   #7
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Gee thanks, Briar: just now went down a YouTube rabbit hole learning all about how to throw axes and tomahawks... and forge them and fell trees and sharpen chain saws....

Hate when I do that, but it's all so dang INTERESTING!
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:17 PM   #8
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It is a blast!!! Did it in Vegas
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:11 PM   #9
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I throw some at the house. Last pic is one I just got in a trade, brass pins installed in a cross pattern on blade face. Said was over 40 yrs old.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:47 PM   #10
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I throw some at the house. Last pic is one I just got in a trade, brass pins installed in a cross pattern on blade face. Said was over 40 yrs old.
Some good looking 'Hawks there. I've been throwing them for years, but am out of practice as I haven't thrown much in the past few years.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:10 PM   #11
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My dad.. in his younger years made a lot of things in his blacksmith forge.. tomahawks were one of them. The ole dude thought he was some kind of mountain man for a while.
Anyway, we spent a lot of time throwing tomahawks and knives he made at different targets. It was definitely fun and pretty cool to watch him smith these things into being
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:28 PM   #12
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This looks like fun. I may check it out after deer season.
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:46 AM   #13
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Gee thanks, Briar: just now went down a YouTube rabbit hole learning all about how to throw axes and tomahawks... and forge them and fell trees and sharpen chain saws....

Hate when I do that, but it's all so dang INTERESTING!
Youre welcome!

Urban Axes in Atown is BYOB. Strict... No hard liquor policy. They even have fridges at the bays for tasty beverages.

Im gonna take my wife for a date night there soon.
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:48 AM   #14
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I throw some at the house. Last pic is one I just got in a trade, brass pins installed in a cross pattern on blade face. Said was over 40 yrs old.
Nice looking weapons. Thanks for sharing. You throw two handed or one handed? Any helpful hints on aiming?
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:55 AM   #15
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We threw axes a lot in forestry school to prepare for local Field Day and national Conclave. Axes are easier than knives. I'm sure we weren't ever drinking.
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:09 AM   #16
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Back in HS my best friends father had a business to provide entertainment for large parties that ran out of the WigWam resort.
He had a chuck wagon over a hundred horses and all of the entertainment you could think of to go along with it.
I was in charge of the axe throwing area. Had a lot of fun with it especially as the partiers got intoxicated.
I have been wanting to get to one of these new trendy places to give it a go.


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Old 10-05-2018, 01:51 PM   #17
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I throw one handed. It's is a good way to relax. Unless you hit the handle of another hawk. I keep a small one in my pack, comes in very handy. You can break down game very fast with one.
I keep my archery target at the base of my throwing target.
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Old 10-06-2018, 01:04 AM   #18
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Always needed to get an actual tomahawk and try. Long time ago when i was into throwing knives and stars, i bought a gill hibon all steel axe. Couldn't throw it for crap. Too short and if i let go too soon, it would whip around and that blade gets too close to the hand. Been wanting some more knives too

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Old 12-11-2019, 01:09 AM   #19
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Hey, I wanted to share an interesting guide about axes! We're planning with my friends to make a competition in axe throwing. If someone can advise me what the lightest tomahawk for throwing which should be suitable for the girl? I'm 22 yo
Thank you

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Old 12-11-2019, 01:29 AM   #20
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It is a blast!!! Did it in Vegas
Which one did you go to in Vegas? We thought about getting a group together to go last year at a convention. Not everyone thought it was a great idea so it was off to Top Golf again.
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Old 12-11-2019, 01:40 AM   #21
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I had no idea this existed but definitely need to try it.
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Old 12-11-2019, 05:46 AM   #22
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My bride and I went to the one in Austin I think it was called classAxe, when I was working in round rock. We had a blast. I ended up taking the win in our head to head group. Working on building a target for the back yard.
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:43 AM   #23
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This post is right on time, as I have been wanting to set up a target for casual knife and axe throwing for years. With the addition of a cabin in the woods on my place I am definitely ready to do this!

Any tips on target set up and economic weapon purchase would be welcomed. I am thinking that I would prefer to stay with an all metal design for durability.
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:29 AM   #24
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Yep sign me up
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:57 AM   #25
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I'm sure the kids and womenfolk really enjoy that.....






Hold my beer.....

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Old 12-11-2019, 10:02 AM   #26
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was this chick there?


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Old 12-11-2019, 10:07 AM   #27
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WOW!!! nice deal
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:11 AM   #28
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We have a few of these in San Diego. Bar and grill with throwing lanes. It seems like it’s getting popular.
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Old 08-20-2021, 07:11 PM   #29
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Me & the boy going for the kill shot...yeah, it's a new thing for us kid & women folk.

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Old 08-20-2021, 09:29 PM   #30
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A good friend of mine owns an axe throwing venue in Ft. Worth. It’s fun but a ain’t worth a darn at it.
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Old 08-20-2021, 09:29 PM   #31
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We had an axe throwing competition at our Minnesota Tradional Archery Rendezvous last weekend. A guy who was throwing for the first time in his life beat out several very accomplished throwers to win the whole thing. Good fun!
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Old 08-01-2022, 03:55 PM   #32
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Axe throwing is my fav activity with friends
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Old 08-01-2022, 03:58 PM   #33
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Imagine what would happen if the wrong gun managed to talk to those axes.
The amount of people that would die, especially with all that booze!!!
Can't believe we haven't outlawed this to save lives.........
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Old 08-01-2022, 04:00 PM   #34
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I was thinking this would be a fad, try it once but never again … but seems to be repeat customers
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Old 08-01-2022, 04:08 PM   #35
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Imagine what would happen if the wrong gun managed to talk to those axes.
The amount of people that would die, especially with all that booze!!!
Can't believe we haven't outlawed this to save lives.........
The funniest thing / irony where we go is it's BYOB...no glass bottles allowed.
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Old 08-01-2022, 04:10 PM   #36
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I threw one at my wife one time. She deflected it and scored with a frying pan
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Old 08-01-2022, 04:18 PM   #37
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Sounds like a fun date night. Gonna axe my wife if she wants to go.
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Old 08-01-2022, 08:48 PM   #38
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We use to get together our mountain man buddy and throw the tomahawk.
It was a lot of fun.
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Old 08-01-2022, 08:52 PM   #39
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A good friend of mine owns an axe throwing venue in Ft. Worth. Itís fun but a ainít worth a darn at it.
Which one is it? A group of us from work went to one last week. It was a blast.
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Old 08-02-2022, 12:58 PM   #40
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Which one is it? A group of us from work went to one last week. It was a blast.
Lone Star Chop Shop on Bryant Irving.
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Old 08-02-2022, 04:28 PM   #41
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This post is right on time, as I have been wanting to set up a target for casual knife and axe throwing for years. With the addition of a cabin in the woods on my place I am definitely ready to do this!

Any tips on target set up and economic weapon purchase would be welcomed. I am thinking that I would prefer to stay with an all metal design for durability.
I use doubled-up pine 2x12's for the target face and two 2x4 for legs - lean it against a tree.

You can get a throwing Tomahawk from Midway, Cabelas, etc for about $35 and Academy sells throwing knives.

With a cut-off wheel and a file you can make knives out of old mower blades or the dimensional steel sold at Home Depot & Lowes.

A big/heavy slot screw-driver makes a decent thrower too - just about any heavy-bladed knife will work but don't expect the handle to hold up long.

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Old 08-02-2022, 04:31 PM   #42
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One recently opened here in Seguine---"The Texas AxeHoles" I think it is called. One the south side access road of I-10 east side of Hwy 46.
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Old 08-04-2022, 02:34 AM   #43
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Throwing axes activity is like a therapy for me. Perfect to get rid of annoying thoughts or anger. I did couple of times in a different places and at the moment even thinking for doing that at home. Of course i need to organize a safe place for such an activity an order a good axe. Just need to think how i can make it unreachable for the kids, cause not sure that mine are ready to play this kind of game.

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Old 08-04-2022, 04:49 PM   #44
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Do the stumps/targets have Biden, Pelosi, or Harris pics on them?
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