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Old 09-24-16, 06:19 PM
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Urban Axe Throwing: What could go wrong?

Ax Throwing: Philadelphia's New Hobby - ABC News

I can just see the story coming from this place a few months from now. Bystander gets axe stuck in his head that slipped from throwers hands.


Seems like an awfully boring sport. Except when some has an accident of course.
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maybe they were crappy drummers.
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This is why drummers hate guitarists who fling their axes around on small stages.
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They do axe-throwing at the summer camp my kids have gone to the last 2 years. They can see what's behind the targets though.
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Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
They do axe-throwing at the summer camp my kids have gone to the last 2 years. They can see what's behind the targets though.
Identify your target and what's behind it is one of the four main safety rules of axe throwing.
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Old 09-25-16, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by andr0id View Post
Identify your target and what's behind it is one of the four main safety rules of axe throwing.
Seems like 2 of those things that should go without saying, but it turns out if you don't say them, people experiment...
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Old 09-26-16, 09:42 AM
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A good friend of mine tried it and joined a Philly league at that place. They are hatchets, not full-size axes.


Back when I did Cycle Oregon in 2005, our last night on the road was spent in Vernonia, which was once a big logging town. A logger gave a demonstration using a full-size, double bladed axe and then the whole thing was opened up to ride participants. If you know anything about CO, you know there is a big beer and wine garden at the end of each day. A lot of people drink a lot of beer, especially on the last night. The axe throwing took place right near the garden. People were walking up to the line, setting down their beers, picking up axes and letting them fly. I could not believe the ride organizers were letting this happened. I made sure I was well clear of the area behind the targets when I walked back to my tent.
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Hold my beer and watch this!
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They had a story about a place like that opening up in Chicago on the news last night. The newscasters were all laughing about it in a "is this for real" kind of way and one of them asked if they were going to have beer there.
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We have a liquor store/gunrange here in town.

I don't think they let you bring your upstairs purchases downstairs. But I don't actually know.
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Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
We have a liquor store/gunrange here in town.

I don't think they let you bring your upstairs purchases downstairs. But I don't actually know.
Just out of idle curiosity, which is which up and which down?

It kinds works either way
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Liquor up, guns down. Vs this other location, guns left, cannabis right.
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