As axe throwing may be a novelty for most of you, it will be good to elucidate the basic rules of this sport. We hope that our short introduction will become helpful to all of you who start their axe throwing adventure. In case you have any further, please come to our axe throwing club or feel free to contact us.
It’s the main point of axe throwing. All axe throwing clubs have professionally prepared targets with various amount of points for different rings of the target. Every black line constitutes the border of the ring. The second ring (outside of the bullseye) is worth 4 points, the third one is worth 3 points, the fourth is for 2 points, while the fifth (the farthest one) is worth 1 point. Sometime, you may come across targets having small blue balls inside the fifth ring. Once you hit these, you score a killshot, which is specially awarded with 10 points. Of course, the person, who score the highest number of points, wins the game.
Each player can count on several warm up throws. Usually it’s assumed to have 5 of them, however it all depends on your individual arrangement inside your group. There can be up to 5 players on one lane. According to NATF or WATL (professional axe throwing associations), each one of the contestants can throw 10 times per match. The players are supposed to switch lanes after their first 5 throws, so that to ensure they have both equal advantage. In case there is a tie, players usually continue to throw in a sudden death mode, until the winner is chosen.
Where to shoot from?
The contestants need to stay behind the indicated line, which is around 12 to 15 feet back from the target. What’s important, one of your feet shall stay fully behind the line. It does not matter one where you keep the other foot, as far as the other one is behind. Practice and you will soon find out what position suits you best.
Code of conduct
It’s always a good practice to obey the rules of healthy rivalry and common entertainment. That is why please, respect the game, play fairly, and follow all its rules and policies. Enjoy good fun and sportmanship before, during, and after your games, regardless whether you win or lose. Follow the instructions provided by the experts in the club. Do not hinder in any way the throwing player. Follow these simple rules and axe throwing can be a joyful experience for all of you!
Practice in Bad Axe
Enough theory for today! Everyone knows that you’ll learn most through practicing. Hence, we’d like to invite you to our Bad Axe throwing club in Krakow. Located in the heart of the city (Basztowa 10), it’s a good place to pop in and learn the ropes of sport, enjoying the support and expertise of our professional instructors.