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(AL.com)   Two things that naturally go together: Alcohol & ax throwing. "[P]erfect for birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties or just a fun night out with friends"   ( al.com) divider line
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2017-09-12 01:50:59 PM  
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2017-09-12 02:25:28 PM  
I just did this over the summer in Canada and it was a blast. Never thought a spot would get opened in the US
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2017-09-12 03:50:02 PM  
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Do that in my back yard pretty much when I want.

More fun with coffee than beer.
Beer makes me miss too much.
 
2017-09-12 04:24:23 PM  
People play darts in bars all the time. This doesn't sound that different.
 
2017-09-12 04:28:32 PM  
This sounds like a lot of fun. There's something strangely satisfying about axe throwing.
 
2017-09-12 05:44:14 PM  
This was a lot of fun, I was really surprised how much fun it was actually.  Its also not nearly as hard as you think it might be either, they coach you to use a throwing technique at the start of the evening and establish a good spot to throw from and bam you're landing them pretty regularly.

Now it is kind of like pool:  For the first couple beers you're pretty damn amazing but your determination fades by about beer 12, by beer 18 you're probably missing more often then you hit.
 
2017-09-12 06:50:31 PM  

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Came for Johnny, leaving satisfied.
 
2017-09-12 06:51:00 PM  
I did this with a bunch of friends a few weeks ago, they even advertised it in similar wording.

It was lots of fun, and I discovered that I apparently have an uncanny talent for axe throwing.
 
2017-09-12 06:52:52 PM  
Huntsville?
Huntsville... in Alabama?

I can see this ending well.
 
2017-09-12 06:57:02 PM  

BumpInTheNight: This was a lot of fun, I was really surprised how much fun it was actually.  Its also not nearly as hard as you think it might be either, they coach you to use a throwing technique at the start of the evening and establish a good spot to throw from and bam you're landing them pretty regularly.

Now it is kind of like pool:  For the first couple beers you're pretty damn amazing but your determination fades by about beer 12, by beer 18 you're probably missing more often then you hit.


This is pretty much exactly what I came to say. I'm a small, weak girl and was quite sure I'd be terrible, but I got the hang of it surprisingly quickly and even landed a few bullseyes. It was a lot of fun. They are also pretty careful about making sure that you throw in the right direction and that everyone's well out of the way before you throw, so it wasn't nearly as dangerous as it might sound. Really, the only downer was that they said they legally can't let you bring a picture of someone to put on the target to throw at.
 
2017-09-12 07:00:04 PM  

davidphogan: People play darts in bars all the time. This doesn't sound that different.


Sure, but I've pulled a dart out of my back and kept drinking.
 
2017-09-12 07:01:00 PM  

uncleacid: [img.fark.net image 480x360]


"I didn't even know you were Jewish!"
 
2017-09-12 07:02:14 PM  
I thought this had been around for years. I guess it makes sense for it to be Canadian. Big with the lumbersexual crowd.
 
2017-09-12 07:02:27 PM  
Another Period - The Hatchet Control Debate
Youtube UxUTrheWxJM
 
2017-09-12 07:04:13 PM  
Cool idea. I liked doing it with knives on a target at home; When I was learning with the bearded axe, replacing the handles was a pain.
 
2017-09-12 07:11:44 PM  
Booze and axe throwing you say?  You should check out Kirk Douglas' parties:

The Vikings Odin's Test
Youtube K-MmIt2ogqc
 
2017-09-12 07:21:40 PM  
Heh!   Did that with my son last month here in Denver.  Mucho fun.
 
2017-09-12 07:24:01 PM  
Blow up a picture of you ex and have a party on the day your divorce papers  are signed.
 
2017-09-12 07:24:02 PM  

Lizara: BumpInTheNight: This was a lot of fun, I was really surprised how much fun it was actually.  Its also not nearly as hard as you think it might be either, they coach you to use a throwing technique at the start of the evening and establish a good spot to throw from and bam you're landing them pretty regularly.

Now it is kind of like pool:  For the first couple beers you're pretty damn amazing but your determination fades by about beer 12, by beer 18 you're probably missing more often then you hit.

This is pretty much exactly what I came to say. I'm a small, weak girl and was quite sure I'd be terrible, but I got the hang of it surprisingly quickly and even landed a few bullseyes. It was a lot of fun. They are also pretty careful about making sure that you throw in the right direction and that everyone's well out of the way before you throw, so it wasn't nearly as dangerous as it might sound. Really, the only downer was that they said they legally can't let you bring a picture of someone to put on the target to throw at.


They lied.  Just don't want Trumpers axing minorities' pics.
 
2017-09-12 07:25:49 PM  
Here is awesome picture to throw your axes at.

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2017-09-12 07:28:32 PM  

hammettman: Huntsville?
Huntsville... in Alabama?

I can see this ending well.


like someone getting mad at another hatchet thrower?  And shooting them?
 
2017-09-12 07:34:41 PM  
Reservations are best on regular nights, but you can walk in if you call ahead. Walk-in price per hour is $20 per person. A full session for six- to 12 people lasts at least two hours and costs $35 per person.

Are you farking serious? Come on by with a 12 pack and maybe something to throw on the grill. We can toss knives while cooking until it gets too dark. It's a regular thing here...
(20 yard max range but no one gets thunks, much less hit the target from there. Several knife types and weights to choose from)

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Do that in my back yard pretty much when I want.

More fun with coffee than beer.
Beer makes me miss too much.


You threw a chopping maul? Nice!
No, wait, that is just a framing or roofing hammer. I was about to be impressed...
 
2017-09-12 07:47:24 PM  
There's a two in Montreal that have been open for a couple of years, I think.
 
2017-09-12 07:54:10 PM  
From comments below TFA:
"I'd name it 'Lizzie Borden's' and play only Molly Hatchet on the sound system."
 
2017-09-12 07:59:35 PM  
The local renfest had a similar area.  Two issues: the "axes" were the saddest examples of axes I've seen (presumably stamped out of a single sheet of metal),  and they required "stupid hats" while being in the area to throw the axes.

On the other hand, the wenches serving the ale were often quite a sight.  Not a full bar, but ale, mead, wine.  And often too much.

/no idea how long ago that was.
//but it didn't change in roughly as long
///I expect similar things
 
2017-09-12 08:04:25 PM  
I like throwing hatchets, great fun with friends and a few beers. Hard part is finding the right biscuit for a target. They dry out and split over a summer. Best target was a five foot diameter biscuit, we'd stand back about thirty feet and let 'er rip.
 
2017-09-12 09:08:40 PM  

WI241TH: I just did this over the summer in Canada and it was a blast. Never thought a spot would get opened in the US
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We have one here in downtown Buffalo.
 
2017-09-12 09:23:21 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Lizara: BumpInTheNight: This was a lot of fun, I was really surprised how much fun it was actually.  Its also not nearly as hard as you think it might be either, they coach you to use a throwing technique at the start of the evening and establish a good spot to throw from and bam you're landing them pretty regularly.

Now it is kind of like pool:  For the first couple beers you're pretty damn amazing but your determination fades by about beer 12, by beer 18 you're probably missing more often then you hit.

This is pretty much exactly what I came to say. I'm a small, weak girl and was quite sure I'd be terrible, but I got the hang of it surprisingly quickly and even landed a few bullseyes. It was a lot of fun. They are also pretty careful about making sure that you throw in the right direction and that everyone's well out of the way before you throw, so it wasn't nearly as dangerous as it might sound. Really, the only downer was that they said they legally can't let you bring a picture of someone to put on the target to throw at.

They lied.  Just don't want Trumpers axing minorities' pics.



Done with rifles & pistols all the time.
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2017-09-12 09:28:50 PM  
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/holy shiat, SSDD is 19 years old this month
/art's evolved considerably since 1998, or 2003 for that matter
 
2017-09-12 09:57:47 PM  
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/approves
 
2017-09-12 09:58:36 PM  

WI241TH: Never thought a spot would get opened in the US


There's already a bunch of them and even more opening.  I figure they'll all be closed in 5 years.

https://www.afar.com/magazine/axe-throwing-bars-are-about-to-pop-up-e​v​erywhere-in-the-united-states
 
2017-09-12 10:28:23 PM  
Sounds like subby has never been to a Renn Faire.
 
2017-09-12 10:28:54 PM  
Been there done that. Threw all sorts of knives, stars, a hatchet, anx an axe just a couple months ago. The highlight was the machete through the bullseye from 20 feet.

Safety's on the list.
 
2017-09-12 10:31:40 PM  

davidphogan: People play darts in bars all the time. This doesn't sound that different.


Darts generally do not bounce back far enough from the board to hit the person throwing them.  With an axe, and at the distances shown in the pictures, you can easily get one to bounce back far enough to hit yourself or someone near you.  The difference is that when a dart player throws a dart the pointy end pretty much always stays pointed towards the board,  Since the axe is spinning any of it can hit the board.  Hit the board with the handle and the back of the head of the axe and you can get a pretty good bounce out of it.
 
2017-09-12 10:37:52 PM  
Yeah the ax was the hardest and worst. Never stuck out of three throws.
 
2017-09-12 11:30:32 PM  
Axes are pretty fun to throw.
 
2017-09-12 11:32:13 PM  

busy chillin': Yeah the ax was the hardest and worst. Never stuck out of three throws.


Nah man, axes are easy. Way easier than knives. Once you get the feel for the period, they stick 100% and avec gusto.
 
2017-09-13 12:53:37 AM  

busy chillin': Been there done that. Threw all sorts of knives, stars, a hatchet, anx an axe just a couple months ago. The highlight was the machete through the bullseye from 20 feet.

Safety's on the list.


Machetes don't have safeties...
 
2017-09-13 04:54:26 AM  
Hold my beer and watch this...
 
2017-09-13 07:03:42 AM  

Percise1: Reservations are best on regular nights, but you can walk in if you call ahead. Walk-in price per hour is $20 per person. A full session for six- to 12 people lasts at least two hours and costs $35 per person.

Are you farking serious? Come on by with a 12 pack and maybe something to throw on the grill. We can toss knives while cooking until it gets too dark. It's a regular thing here...
(20 yard max range but no one gets thunks, much less hit the target from there. Several knife types and weights to choose from)

TommyDeuce: [img.fark.net image 720x960]
Do that in my back yard pretty much when I want.

More fun with coffee than beer.
Beer makes me miss too much.

You threw a chopping maul? Nice!
No, wait, that is just a framing or roofing hammer. I was about to be impressed...


22 inch Tomahawk, with a hammer-head back
 
2017-09-13 07:09:54 AM  

Polish Hussar: Booze and axe throwing you say?  You should check out Kirk Douglas' parties:

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We did a variation of that for an SCA event with Balloons (with faces drawn on them) and yarn braids.
 
2017-09-13 09:50:40 AM  

doglover: busy chillin': Yeah the ax was the hardest and worst. Never stuck out of three throws.

Nah man, axes are easy. Way easier than knives. Once you get the feel for the period, they stick 100% and avec gusto.


Hmm, not for me, but I will have to keep drinking and practicing.
 
2017-09-13 11:19:49 AM  

busy chillin': doglover: busy chillin': Yeah the ax was the hardest and worst. Never stuck out of three throws.

Nah man, axes are easy. Way easier than knives. Once you get the feel for the period, they stick 100% and avec gusto.

Hmm, not for me, but I will have to keep drinking and practicing.


3 throws you did.

That's hardly enough time to get the feel of an axe. Once you find the sweet spot, though... watch out! There's a reason the French liked to carry throwing axes into battle.
 
2017-09-13 11:38:22 AM  
Think of it like a circle.

As a thrown object spins, that determines what will hit the target. This always happens at the same distance from your body.

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For a throwing star, it's a full circle. Pretty much any distance will get it to stick. Easy peasy.

For a knife, you have to hit the target when the blade is at the right part of the spin, and you have to put enough energy into the throw to make the bastard stick. This takes a knack.

For an axe, you have only the briefest of windows to hit without the handle making it, but it ALWAYS has enough power to stick. And it's a satisfying sound.

Once you get the feel for the distance of an axe's sweet spot, you thunk it in 10 times outta ten almost like it were darts.

Of course, misjudge the distance slightly and it's handle city, but hey that's the fun, isn't it.
 
2017-09-13 06:49:11 PM  
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Great scene in a great movie. Drunk vikings throwing axes at a target -- Helga's braids. "The Vikings." Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Earnest Borgnine. Easily on my personal top ten list.
 
2017-09-13 11:20:46 PM  

Mock26: Darts generally do not bounce back far enough from the board to hit the person throwing them.


You've obviously never played darts with me.
 
2017-09-14 12:03:53 AM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: I did this with a bunch of friends a few weeks ago, they even advertised it in similar wording.

It was lots of fun, and I discovered that I apparently have an uncanny talent for axe throwing.


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