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Axe Throwing Techniques For Beginners

Updated: Apr 10, 2022

Whether you are wanting to get into axe throwing as a hobby or simply want to look like you know what you are doing for date night, throwing an axe properly can help steer you in the right direction. Here at Stumpy’s Hatchet House, we’ve got your back. Today, we are going to walk you through the axe throwing techniques for beginners.

Axe Throwing Technique For Beginners

Axe Throwing Techniques For Beginners
Axe Throwing Techniques For Beginners

Step 1: Getting Your Grip

This is arguably one of the most controversial subjects when it comes to axe throwing, but it boils down to personal preference. For beginners, we suggest going with the cross thumb grip as it is one of the simplest to learn. With your dominant hand, place it on the bottom of the axe handle like you are shaking hands with it. You will want to position this just about the knob. Next, place the palm of your non-dominant hand and cover your dominant hand. Cross your thumb to create an “X” on the back of the handle and ensure that the blade is perfectly straight.

Step 2: Get Your Stance Down

In order to keep a stable stance, first, you will want to square up to your target. Take a step forward with your non-dominant foot and shift your weight forward. Extend your arms forward and point the axe in the direction of the target, ensuring the blade is still straight.

Step 3: Throwing The Axe

With your grip correct and your stance in formation, you can throw your axe. This will be done in one motion, but we will cover the steps to ensure you know the motion entirely. Shift your weight to the back leg and bring the axe high over your head. Shift your weight back onto the front leg and bring the axe over your head. Once your wrists come over your body, release the axe with both hands and follow through with your throw. Do not flick your wrists and do not throw it as hard as you can. This is all about technique, not strength.

Axe Throwing In Green Brook, New Jersey

For the best axe throwing in Green Brook, visit Stumpy’s Hatchet House. Our facility is safe, fun, and a great way to have an exciting time while learning a new skill.


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