Forget yoga, meditation and woosah to release pent up frustration because we can now pick up an axe at Axe Factor, visualise our target and unleash our fury one throw at a time. And then, when all axes have been thrown, we can quench our thirst with a cold craft beer.
Admittedly, though, there is a certain knack to successful axe-throwing. You need to impart just the right amount of spin so that the blade strikes the bullseye first, which does require a fair bit of trial and error.
Fortunately, the team at the Axe Factor are no slouches when it comes to hurling hatchets. They’ve got real axeperience nailing their targets and they’ll be on hand to help you spin the primaeval tool. Soon, you too will be hitting your target 100% of the time—hopefully.
Each axe-throwing session begins with a brief safety induction and training on how to best throw an axe before you get to have a go yourself. After much experimentation, you’ll hopefully start to get the hang of things and throwing axes like a true Viking.
In the latter half of your session, you’ll be relieving stress and thwacking the target to decide who is the most skilful axe-wielder of all with a number of axecellent games. It’s like darts or bowling, sort of.
There are a few things to bear in mind: closed-toed shoes must be worn so don’t be turning up in thongs or sandals and you must be 18 or older to take part in this beer n axe throwing session.
Go on, you know you want to release that pent up stress. (Some advice: throwing angrily doesn’t help accuracy.)