Are you tired of the same old social activities?
Bowling? … Been there.
Karaoke? … Done that.
Well, we guess it’s time to step into the world of extreme leisure and sport, where adrenaline meets lumberjack chic and your inner warrior awakens.
We’re talking about the sport that’s currently making a buzz and makes you feel like a medieval warrior in a modern-day setting.
Axe throwing is quickly gaining popularity in Africa and many folks are now jumping on the axe wagon. Get ready as Axe-Static takes you on a wild journey through the quirky history, sharp techniques and the bullseye-busting fun of axe throwing!
From medieval to modern
Before we get into the nitty-gritty (or should we say the choppy-choppy?) of axe-throwing, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane. Axes weren’t always the hip and trendy sports equipment they are today. They started off as humble tools, doing things like splitting logs and keeping unruly bushes in line.
But just like that kid from your high school who went from braces to Instagram influencer, axes evolved. Medieval warriors wielded them like they were going out of style (which they weren’t, by the way), and Vikings gave them a killer makeover for their legendary sea raids.
Fast forward a bit, and lumberjacks turned axe-swinging into a competitive sport.
Wood you believe the lingo?
Now, if you’re going to dive headfirst into the world of axe-throwing, you’ve got to speak the lingo, right?
It’s like learning a whole new language. First, you’ve got the ‘bullseye’, which isn’t just something you hope for in darts. It’s what you’re aiming for, that magical centre of the wooden target where legends are born and Instagram stories are made.
Then there’s the ‘hawk’, short for Tomahawk. No, not the same thing as that weird reality TV show your cousin keeps talking about. This hawk is a smaller axe, perfect for showing off your skills and pretending you’re a 19th-century explorer (or at least looking like one on your Facebook profile).
Swing it like you’ve got it!
Alright, enough with the history and the vocabulary lesson. Let’s talk about the good stuff – the technique.
Grab an axe (safety first, kids), feel the cool wood against your palm and prepare to become the axe-wielding hero you’ve always imagined. The secret? It’s all in the hips. Channel your inner Shakira and let those hips do the talking as you swing that axe towards the target.
Think of it like that time you tried to impress your crush with a dance move. You’ve got to commit, put your heart into it and maybe even close your eyes for a little extra flair. And remember, practice makes perfect. If you miss the bullseye a few times, just tell everyone you’re going for that ‘outer-circle retro charm’. They’ll buy it, trust us.
Safety first: Because limbs are fashionable
We know you’re eager to channel your inner lumberjack but trust us, you want to keep all your limbs attached.
Listen to the axe-throwing pros at the venue (they’re the ones with knowledge since they’ve been chopping trees since birth).
They’ll give you the lowdown on how to handle an axe without, you know, turning yourself into a real-life version of a horror movie.
Proper grip, stance and releasing technique are essential, so pay attention and you’ll be slinging axes like a pro in no time.
The atmosphere: Friends, axes and bullseyes
Axe throwing isn’t just about chucking a sharp object at a piece of wood (though that’s undeniably satisfying). It’s about the atmosphere – the camaraderie, the cheers and the friendly competition that’ll have you high-fiving strangers like you’ve known them for years.
Come and swing it on at Axe-Static
So there you have it folks. Grab your crew, head to Axe-static and prepare for some hilarity and excitement.
Axe-Static is a top-notch axe throwing venue nestled in Johannesburg South to be specific, which opened its doors to the public in May 2023.
The venue provides people with a warm friendly environment where they get to embrace their inner warrior and maybe even discover a new hobby.
The staff is well-trained and versed in the sport. They’ll instruct and guide you along the way, making sure that you do it safely.
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a bachelor or bachelorette party, or just another fun team building exercise, axe throwing is the kind of experience that will help you refresh and unwind.
Get in touch with the Axe-citing staff at Axe-Static on [email protected] or call 061 864 2659.
Check out the website here.
Remember to keep it safe, stay groovy and let your inner lumberjack run wild.
Happy throwing, friends!