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axe throwing tips

Welcome to our Axe Throwing Tips page!

Whether you're a beginner or looking to improve your skills, we've got you covered. Read our tips or watch a video demonstration below to learn the fundamentals and refine your technique.

Getting Started

1. Choose the Right Axe: Selecting the right axe is crucial. Make sure it's the right weight and length for your size and strength. A standard axe for throwing is usually around 1.5 to 2 pounds with a handle about 14 to 16 inches long.

2. Grip the Axe Properly: Hold the axe with a firm grip, similar to holding a baseball bat. Your dominant hand should be on top, with your other hand just below it. Make sure both hands are securely grasping near the bottom of the handle.

Stance and positioning

1. Find Your Stance: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Position your dominant foot slightly forward, providing a stable base. Your shoulders should be squared towards the target.

2. Distance from the Target: Typically, you'll stand about 12 to 15 feet away from the target. Adjust your distance based on your throwing style and the axe's rotation.

Throwing tecnique

1. Wind Up: Start by holding the axe straight in front of you, with the blade pointing towards the target. Pull the axe back over your head, keeping your elbows bent slightly.

2. The Throw: In one smooth motion, bring the axe forward, extending your arms and releasing the axe when your arms are fully extended. Aim to keep the blade horizontal and aligned with the target.

3. Follow Through: Follow through with your throw, allowing your body to move naturally. Your arms should continue to move forward after releasing the axe.

woman throwing an axe at Falls Axe and Escape
man throwing an axe at Falls Axe and Escape

Safety first

1. Stay Alert: Always be aware of your surroundings. Ensure no one is in the throwing lane or in front of the target while you throw.

2. Proper Handling: Never throw an axe while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Always follow the instructions provided by our staff and use the safety equipment provided.

3. Proper Shes: Always wear closed toe shoes.

Check out the World Axe Throwing League's video on how to throw an axe with beginner tips.

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