Think axe throwing is only for the younger crowd? Your age doesn't disqualify you from fun new activities like hurling axes toward wooden targets. However, you might need to use a little caution when you wield your axe. Learn more about this hot trend and how you might enjoy it as your next group night out.
Think of axe throwing like a larger version of darts. Instead of throwing a tiny dart at a cork board, you're throwing an axe at a large wooden target. When it's your turn, you'll step up to the throwing lane, which has a clearly marked target at the end. You stand behind the foul line and toss the axe toward the target. You get points for your throw based on where the axe lands. The bull's-eye is worth the most points, with fewer points for each band as you move out from the center. Your goal is to earn the most points.
If you're physically fit enough to handle the axe safely, this activity is a fairly safe way to spend your time. Entertainment facilities that offer axe throwing create a relatively safe environment. They provide dedicated throwing lanes, typically with chain link fence sections dividing them to keep axes from bouncing into other people. They also typically offer instruction to first-timers so they know how to throw the axe correctly. Know your limitations and avoid pushing yourself beyond your physical capabilities to increase your safety.
When you're looking for things to do around Monument, axe throwing is a unique option. Here are some reasons to consider going as an older adult:
Axe throwing isn't restricted to a certain age group. Most locations do have a minimum age, which could be 13 or older. However, they don't have a maximum age. That's because other factors are often more important.
Your physical abilities determine if you can safely participate in axe throwing. Even though axe-throwing locations make the activity as safe as possible, it's still a real axe made of sharp, heavy metal. First, you need to be able to pick up and hold the axe and keep it steady. You also need the coordination to hold and toss the axe toward the intended target. Axe throwers are expected to listen to instructions and follow directions closely. Cognitive issues could disqualify someone from participating if they can't safely participate and follow instructions.
Most axe-throwing facilities allow spectators who don't actually toss the axes. This could be an option if some people in your group can't physically throw the axes or don't want to participate. The facility might determine that some people don't meet their physical requirements for throwing axes. This can be a way for those people to socialize with the group. Keep in mind that sitting and watching other people have fun usually isn't as enjoyable as actually participating. If you anticipate some people in your group not being able to participate, you might consider choosing a different activity for your group night out.
You don't need to pack your own axes for this adventure. The axe-throwing location will provide the equipment you need to take part. You should dress appropriately to make the activity safe and enjoyable. You'll likely need to wear close-toed shoes to participate. Choose shoes that are comfortable and don't slide around to help keep your footing.
For clothing, consider your range of motion. You need to raise the axe up and swing it to throw it at the target. Your clothes should be loose or stretchy enough to allow those motions to happen freely. Long pants can help protect you from wood chips and splinters. Make sure they're loose enough to let you bend down to pick up your axes.
When you get to the axe-throwing venue, you'll likely have to sign a waiver. Next up is usually a safety lesson and instruction on how to throw the axe. The instructor might also check to see if everyone can participate safely.
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