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What Is The Trick To Axe Throwing

Updated: Feb 17

Axe throwing has recently become a popular recreational activity, with venues popping up worldwide. However, it takes more than just brute force to throw an axe and hit a target accurately. A certain trick to the art of axe throwing can turn it from a frustrating experience to a satisfying one. Here at Stumpy’s Hatchet House, we have compiled a quick guide to understand the tricks and tips of axe throwing.

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Axe Throwing Tips & Tricks


The first trick to axe throwing is to perfect your grip. Generally, the best grip is that of holding a baseball bat. The handle should rest comfortably in the palm of your hand, with your fingers wrapped around it loosely.


Your stance is crucial to landing an accurate throw. You should stand facing the target, with your feet parallel and shoulder-width apart. Your dominant foot should be slightly in front of the other one.

The Throw

With your grip and stance locked in, you are ready to throw your axe. Using one fluid motion, 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.


The distance between the thrower and the target can make or break a throw. Standing the appropriate distance from the target is important, as standing too close or too far away can cause you to miss the target entirely.

Follow Through

Lastly, follow-through is essential to achieving an accurate throw. After the axe is released, following through with your arm and allowing it to continue its natural motion is important. This will ensure that the axe lands accurately on the target.

Axe Throwing Fun

Ultimately, the trick to axe throwing is to practice and master the proper technique. Stumpy's Hatchet House offers professional instruction and guidance, ensuring guests have a safe and enjoyable experience while honing their skills. You can become an axe-throwing pro in no time by perfecting your grip, stance, rotation, distance, and follow-through.


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