This activity is one of the most exciting activities you will ever try and is a growing global hobby!
Axe throwing is a sport in which the competitor throws an axe, tomahawk or hatchet at a target, attempting to hit the bullseye, or simply to gain the satisfaction of hitting the target!
Our Axe throwing experiences can be a stand-alone activity or part of a multi-activity event. We take this sport very seriously as it is potentially hazardous, although under our expert instruction and supervision you can hit the mark safely at Kinross.
We have multiple end grain targets meaning success with just minor adjustment is easier.
Our kit and team are 100% mobile, meaning we can come to you, or you can come to our country Estate retreat in Scotland.
Expert supervision is a must to enjoy this experience.
We have games and challenges that will make the time you have with our instructors so much fun.
Our instructors will help you develop your Axe throwing techniques, and get you sinking metal into wood in a safe, controlled and fully supervised environment. Axe throwing sessions are perfect for beginners and the experienced alike
During the winter period, it may be an idea to wear welly boots on your feet!
Axes originated in the 5th Century, when tribes began using them as weapons.
As you can imagine, Axe Throwing is steeped in interesting history.
Axe throwing – said to have originated in Canada being part of the Lumberjack community, but history shows that Axe throwing was also a popular pastime in medieval times and goes back to the Vikings, wherever it originated, it can be enjoyed in modern times today and is the ideal corporate event to get everyone in the office talking!
Competitors have their own throwing lane. There should always be at least 6 feet between any two throwers.
Throwers MUST stay behind the indicated line, 12 to 15 feet back from the target, in order for their throw to count.
It’s easy to score a round of axe throwing. As you will know it’s all dependent upon where the axe lands on the target. The winner is the player with the highest number of points after 10 throws.
Every black line awards the number of points that are associated with the inside of its ring.
Make sure you grip the axe tightly, to prevent the risk of it falling out of your hand prior to throwing.
The axe blade should be pointing towards the target.
Axes can be thrown with one hand, but if you are a beginner, using two hands is probably easier to improve your chances of a steady throw that is likely to hit the target.
Place your dominant foot forward (i.e. left-footed or right-footed). If you are right-handed place your right foot in front and put most of your weight on that foot. Reverse this if you are a lefty.
Bring the axe over your head with both of your arms, make sure the axe blade is pointing towards the target. Slightly bending your back as you prepare to throw.
Bring the axe forward quickly with power from both arms and release it toward the target when your arms are slightly further forward than your shoulders. Follow through with the rest of your throwing motion after you’ve released the axe (i.e. grip firmly but allow for movement through your hand as released).
The axe will ordinarily make one ‘full rotation’ in flight if you are throwing it correctly and from the specified distance. Points only count when a full rotation is made.