Axe throwing as a growing discipline
There are so many different athletic disciplines, some of them are more involving and some of them are less. What is beautiful is the fact that everybody around the world is likely to find something suitable to his or her personal preferences. A very new discipline which is growing in Poland is axe throwing. What is very interesting about this activity is the fact that you do not have to be an expert in axe throwing, moreover you can a total newcomer because this is something that everybody can try under professionals eye. A few years ago nobody could even think that something like axe throwing would be an entertainment which is available to almost everybody who wants to try it as a some kind of sport discipline. Now it becomes more and more popular in Poland and people are very interested in the way it works. One of the first places where it was possible to try yourself in throwing axes was in Cracow. There is a very popular place in Cracow called Bad axe where you can test your ability to do it and in a company of fully qualified instructors learn how to do it in appropriate way. The rules are quite simple. To throw the axe properly you must put both hands on the axe than place it at the back of your head and with distinct move just let the axe got towards the target. If it is about competition, the rules are the same simple. At the beginning all of the players play game “stone-paper-snips” and the winner starts. Every player has 3 tries to warm up before the first game of the evening and only 1 try to warm up before the second game of the evening. After warm up it is a unwritten rule that every players knock their axes to keep sport spirit. Every match has 3 rounds where each of rounds takes 5 throws. To win the whole game it must be 2 of 3 rounds won. Every single player throws every 3 rounds even if one of them has already won two first rounds. The important rule is that if someone wins the first round and the rest two rounds it will be draw, than this player wins the whole game. If there is a situation that after every 3 rounds is a draw, than it is an additional round which is about to throw a big axe. The additional round starts also from the “stone-paper-snips” game to decide who will throw first. Every player has only one shoot and the winning throw is the one which hits the blue area. If there is a situation that every player make a good shot, than it is needed to repeat the round. The same in situation if every player make a bad shoot.
Where to try?
The rules are quite simple and there are no worries that it takes hours of learning how to play this game. Fortunately there are places in Poland like Bad axe or Axe nation where people can come and try themselves in this interesting and exciting discipline, which is still quite unknown in Poland but it is worthy to try it even once in our lives. So there is no time to waste, just try the axe throwing and who knows, maybe it will be your new hobby and you will become a new champion of the ligue.