Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Can I Axe You a Question?

So we found ourselves with a kid free night this past weekend and the possibilities seemed endless!  What could we do? Dinner, movie, drinks, bowling, paint night, escape room, lots of drinks? NONE OF THE ABOVE.  Apparently the latest thing to do is axe throwing.  I have been wanting to try this since I heard it opened in my town.  My other half didn't see the appeal but he agreed to give it a whack, haha whack. I immediately started the trash talking.

Forgot to snap all the bullseyes
We arrived at http://www.woodshedaxe.ca/, got some instructions and were let loose on the targets.  They first show you a 2 handed throw, then 1 handed and then a fancy upside down throw.  Throws mastered.  I won a game of 21 and then I won a game of around the world. My accuracy was pretty darn good.  One thing I did notice between myself and my other half was that he seemed to want to throw it as hard as possible but I think it's all in the motion, which is why I crushed him.  Into sawdust.  I didn't want him to feel too bad, so to bury the hatchet I told him it must be beginners luck and that girls just have better attention to detail and that is why they have better accuracy.  I don't know if any of that is actually true...

At the end the staff informed us that they want to form an axe throwing league.  This got me immediately thinking of funny names.  I have come up with the following so far:
  • The Axe Holes
  • Axe to Grind
  • Kiss My Axe
  • The Old  Battle Axes
  • Bad Axes
  • Random Axe of Kindness
  • The Brainy Axe
Whether you want to the relax and take the edge off, or train for the zombie apocalypse, or engage in some friendly competition, it's worth a visit to your local axe throwing establishment.  Happy throwing!