"Is axe throwing safe?" This is a common question that many people ask when they first start throwing their axes. While there certainly is an element of risk involved, there are also a number of safety tips that should be considered when it comes to your axe throwing. You have likely spent countless hours practicing the skill and have now finally decided to throw an axe and to use it for sport, but you have no idea how to keep it safe while throwing.
First off, safety should always be at the forefront of anyone's mind when participating in any activity. If you have been properly trained and are using the appropriate safety equipment, then you are using the correct throwing gear, you are aware of all the dangers, and you are fully committed to the safety tips that you have learned...but where do you start? Here are a few tips that should help you understand how to keep your axe safe while throwing it and how to practice this sport safely.
First and foremost, wear proper clothing when you throw your axe. The first piece of safety equipment you need to invest in is a helmet. Whether you are throwing a single axe or a whole team, a helmet can protect your entire head and neck from flying objects.
The next step in safety is to be aware of your surroundings. Make sure that your throw zone is clear of anything that could potentially harm your throw. This might include other people, animals, obstacles, and objects in your way. If you are throwing an axe in a public area, make sure that everyone around you is wearing protective gear such as earmuffs or a face mask.
After you have taken care of your environment and all hazards, you can focus on learning some of these safety tips. The first tip for keeping your axe safe while throwing is to be aware of where you stand while throwing and try not to stand too close to your throw zone. This can prevent you from accidentally knocking it over and causing damage to it.
The next tip is to check with your local sports safety or health department before you start throwing any sport. There are many rules and regulations that are in place in your area regarding the use of an axe in public arenas. Once you have cleared any rules about throwing, check the regulations in your own town or city regarding the use of an axe. If you are unsure about anything, contact your local government office or call your local sports department of the security department.
The third safety tip is to keep your axe away from other objects, especially those that are extremely sharp. A sharp axe can cause severe injury to yourself and other people.
The fourth important safety tip is to practice throwing and follow through until you feel confident with your technique. When throwing your axe, ensure that you practice throwing in both soft and hard surfaces. Practice throwing your axe in a variety of conditions and angles, and make sure that you practice throwing it with a partner so that the practice you get on a live throw will provide you with confidence and safety. After you have done this, start throwing your axe in a variety of conditions and in the open air to experience what it feels like to throw your axe as if you were throwing it in a live arena.
The fifth safety tips is to never try to force the axe off of the ground, and never try to jump off of the axe. This is one of the most common mistakes made when throwing an axe. You want to make sure that you are throwing in an arc motion so that the axe will fly straight up. This prevents you from taking damage when you hit the ground and also keeps you from falling down and injuring yourself.
Lastly, always throw the axe from the hip and not in an upward motion. The best angle is to throw it straight down and to the right or left. When throwing from the hip, it is easier for you to follow through and avoid hitting the ground on a vertical angle.
These tips will help you stay safe while throwing your axe and they are easy to follow if you keep them in mind while throwing your axe. Remember that axe throwing can be fun but can also be dangerous if you are not careful. At Sin City Smash, we always focus on safety. Ask our staff what we do to ensure everyone stays safe while having a good time throwing axes in Las Vegas.