When we’re not organising unforgettable experiences for our customers we’re out pushing our own adrenalin levels to the limit, and you’ll find all the latest on our out-of-work adventures right here. So if you’re looking for the inside track on some of our most exciting activities you’re in the right place.
To kick things off we sent our resident IT whiz Etienne axe throwing, and with him due to head down the aisle we thought he was the perfect candidate to test axe throwing’s stress-busting skills! Over to Etienne:
“With my wedding just a couple of months away I decided to try axe throwing to celebrate my stag do. I can’t say I was nervous about trying axe throwing, but because it was my stag party I was obviously wondering what my mates had in store for me.
The venue I visited was our Tadcaster axe throwing venue, and in total there were eight of us in my stag group. When we arrived our instructor Dom greeted us and briefed us on what to expect, and after we’d signed a form declaring ourselves fit enough to take part we went off to learn the basics.
Our instructor made axe throwing sound really easy, basically you have to hold the axe by the handle and throw it from six paces away from the target. It’s not quite so easy though! We had a couple of practice rounds to get used to the technique, and once we’d sort of mastered it we started to tally up our scores. But it was nothing serious and I just focused on having fun.
Towards the end of the session we were allowed to chuck our axes from much further, which was fun but even harder than before. Those that did manage to hit the target though scored some serious bragging rights, and even though I wasn’t one of them it was still pretty impressive.
The one thing that made our experience was our instructor Dom, who was very laid back and more than happy to provide us with tips throughout our session. I definitely improved as the session went on and it was mainly down to his help, in fact I could hit the target fairly comfortably by the end of our experience. So I think I did pretty well.
The experience was really good fun, and even though I didn’t know what to expect I’d definitely try axe throwing again.”
If Etienne’s 1 hour axe throwing experience has inspired you to try this ancient target sport, now is the perfect time to visit one of our 15 axe throwing venues across the country. To find your closest venue simply click here.