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(Click Orlando)   New ax-throwing venue offers to be a place you can 'relax and have a good time,' at least if you're able to relax around multiple Florida Men throwing axes around   ( clickorlando.com) divider line
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2018-11-05 02:49:10 PM  
Cops: Who killed him, where and how?
Investigator: Darwin, in Florida, with an axe.
Cops: Sounds like natural .... Selection.
 
2018-11-05 03:59:56 PM  
I did it at the Scottish Highland Games here.  It's a blast.  But that was pre-my-five-hernias-saga.

This one's only three pounds.  I wonder if I could give it a try without pulling out the web of Gore-Tex they sowed into me.
 
2018-11-05 05:25:07 PM  
My friend just went to the one in NYC. Said it was a great time. There's supposedly one in Raleigh but I haven't seen it yet.
 
2018-11-05 05:26:06 PM  
They opened one right around the corner from me. Looking at the clientele, I'm not sure how they can keep a hold of an axe considering the amount of mustache wax in play.
 
2018-11-05 05:29:04 PM  
Obligatory:

Ed Ames Teaches Johnny Carson to Throw a Tomahawk
Youtube 0L5QC9ZJkM8
 
2018-11-05 05:29:42 PM  
Hey Florida Man: those TV ads about how Axe attracts women are talking about BODY SPRAY, you fool.
 
2018-11-05 05:29:49 PM  
I tried one in Brooklyn.  It is incredibly fun.   It is on my three best date activities.  It's like dart throwing, only bigger and better.
 
2018-11-05 05:33:09 PM  
There's one in Philadelphia. It was a lot of fun.
 
2018-11-05 05:33:18 PM  
there is already one in Miami, farking copycats.
 
2018-11-05 05:33:54 PM  

Private_Citizen: Cops: Who killed him, where and how?
Investigator: Darwin, in Florida, with an axe.
Cops: Sounds like natural .... Selection.


Darwin is sure having fun playing with his peener in Westminster Cathedral. I hear the Brits are building a hydro electric dam where his semen drains into the Thames.
 
2018-11-05 05:34:11 PM  
So is it that every time someone writes an article about axe-throwing, it's the duty of Farkers to clutch their pearls?  These places have been around for years and have been the subject of many a Fark post.
 
2018-11-05 05:37:49 PM  
Sounds like a "sport" catering to "ax-holes".
/Is it "Axe-holes"?
 
2018-11-05 05:42:10 PM  
What about throwing a dwarf who can then throw an ax? You'd get like double the distance and speed!
 
2018-11-05 05:43:27 PM  

Ex-Texan: Sounds like a "sport" catering to "ax-holes".
/Is it "Axe-holes"?


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Whatever.  Just stop scratching it.
 
2018-11-05 05:44:39 PM  
There's one in East Dallas near the Lakewood district. Saw the sign and thought it was a euphemism - for what, I don't know.
 
2018-11-05 05:46:24 PM  
Buddy of mine has an axe wall in his backyard, and it was pretty fun.  Apparently that's normal for his area (outside of Atlanta).  The South is weird.
 
2018-11-05 05:47:39 PM  
We've got one in the bar district in Charleston, WV. Based on what I've seen go in and out of there I'll continue to avoid it.
 
2018-11-05 05:48:59 PM  

MythDragon: What about throwing a dwarf who can then throw an ax? You'd get like double the distance and speed!


You could call it The Fastball Special!

/Who you calling dwarf, bub?
 
2018-11-05 05:58:28 PM  
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2018-11-05 05:59:17 PM  

Private_Citizen: MythDragon: What about throwing a dwarf who can then throw an ax? You'd get like double the distance and speed!

You could call it The Fastball Special!

/Who you calling dwarf, bub?


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Did you just call me Blob?
 
2018-11-05 06:00:04 PM  
Looks like a hatchet to me.
 
2018-11-05 06:02:17 PM  
One of these places just opened a block away from me here in Durham. They have the rules painted on the wall where you sign up. The last rule is "Don't be a dick." Okay, sounds good, but this is a place that a) sells beer and b) gives their clients axes to throw. How successful at non-dick-ness (non-dick-itude?) do you think they can be?

Personally I'd never set foot in the place. First thing I'd do is drop the axe and cut off my big toe.
 
2018-11-05 06:02:33 PM  
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2018-11-05 06:04:16 PM  
Are we going to get one of these articles every time an axe bar opens?
 
2018-11-05 06:21:26 PM  
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2018-11-05 07:02:39 PM  
I have a nice 2.5 foot pine biscuit ( slice of log) set up on a 5 foot log, and a set of 3 harbor freight fiberglass handled hatchets. Used to have wood handles but i was throwing a lot and got consistent enough that i started hitting the handles end-on and splitting them. That led to armoring the handles with fiberglass and epoxy. Works ok but the grip gets too big, which is why i like the glass handle- cant split it. Fun hobby if you have the space outdoors and the wood for the target. Cost about 25 bucks for the three hatchets and biscuits aren't hard to find around here...
 
2018-11-05 07:10:01 PM  
I've tried throwing axes at a wood pile; pretty hard to get it to stick in below-freezing temps, you have to hit it exactly right. I'd imagine I can throw with decent accuracy to this day from all that December-February practice, even though it was almost a decade ago.
 
2018-11-05 07:31:23 PM  
How about a News Flash tag, subby? This is only the 5th or 6th story this year.
 
2018-11-05 08:38:36 PM  
Is that the only thing to do there?  I'd say after about two or three rounds, I'd be looking around for a single buck or double buck competition, or an arm-wrestling table, or a keg toss, or a mechanical fat lady 8 second challenge
 
2018-11-05 08:54:08 PM  

Misch: There's one in Philadelphia. It was a lot of fun.


Agreed. The law firm I work for did an event there. Nothing funnier than watching drunk attorneys throwing axes.

Surprisingly nobody was hurt.
 
2018-11-05 09:02:05 PM  
Meh, let me know when someone has a place for throwing an actual axe, as in full-handled double-bit axe, not a hatchet.
 
2018-11-05 09:09:31 PM  
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2018-11-05 09:17:43 PM  

Mock26: Meh, let me know when someone has a place for throwing an actual axe, as in full-handled double-bit axe, not a hatchet.


I only throw splitting mauls
 
2018-11-05 10:52:29 PM  
Downtown STL has one of these as well, I saw it when I was walking around there recently. Beer - throwing axes - and killing time with your friends. It looked like fun but I also have a yard and space to do this on my own if I really wanted to enjoy it in my own area
 
2018-11-06 12:10:36 AM  
We've got one here, in the middle of nowhere.  Mostly it's just hipsters who get to say "Yeah!  I threw an AXE!  While drinking!" and then they never go again because adding "twice!" to the end doesn't impress anyone.
 
2018-11-06 08:18:14 AM  
There's one opening in my town soon here in SD. Wonder how all these people thought of the same thing at the same time.
 
2018-11-06 11:17:03 AM  
How to throw an axe bullseye with Jason Momoa
Youtube 9oxal7BdCh0
 
2018-11-06 01:18:45 PM  
Meh.  Just go to the Renaissance Festival.  Do it outside, full of fried food and mead, and whilst wearing a stupid hat.
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(the aforementioned "stupid hats" are a very logical and practical safety precaution.  For one, it identifies the people holding the sharp objects, so everyone knows they might wind up and hurl something.  Also, protects the back of the head from accidental nicks - some folks throw 2-handed overhead and underestimate the size of the axe-head.  Also more clearly delineates where you're supposed to stand whilst throwing - i.e. not from across the way).
 
2018-11-06 08:56:55 PM  

cefm: Meh.  Just go to the Renaissance Festival.  Do it outside, full of fried food and mead, and whilst wearing a stupid hat.
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(the aforementioned "stupid hats" are a very logical and practical safety precaution.  For one, it identifies the people holding the sharp objects, so everyone knows they might wind up and hurl something.  Also, protects the back of the head from accidental nicks - some folks throw 2-handed overhead and underestimate the size of the axe-head.  Also more clearly delineates where you're supposed to stand whilst throwing - i.e. not from across the way).


And it increases the the chance of spreading lice among the Faire goers.
 
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