Maybe the best thing about axe throwing is that anyone can learn how to do it quickly, but developing the skills needed to become a champion can take much more time. At the Backyard Axe Throwing League, we’ve been teaching people how to throw an axe since 2006, and with 10 years of experience our coaches are renowned as the most skilled and safety conscious in North America.
Just like with so many other sports, the trick to becoming an excellent axe thrower is all about consistency, which is achieved by using the same hand position, release point and throwing distance that’s right for you.
Don’t let the technical aspects scare you away however; we get plenty of feedback every week from people that had a tonne of fun learning how to throw an axe for the first time. At BATL we’ve taught people from all walks of life how to throw an axe – including the elderly, visually impaired and physically disabled.
When throwing in private events or in our axe throwing leagues, all axes used at BATL must have a wooden handle and be within 0.25 pound of 1.5 pounds to ensure both safety and consistency for all participants.
Want to see what some of our best axe throwers and instructors are capable of? Check out the following video from our recent axe throwing Skills competition, which is held twice a year at our Toronto East location.
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