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Head to Urban Axes in Austin to Relieve Some Holiday Stress

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‘Tis the season for family, food, and fun and, unfortunately, also stress! When the pressure of the season gets to you, what better way to blow off some steam than by throwing an axe around? Well, you can do just that at Austin’s Urban Axes indoor competitive axe-throwing venue.

What is Competitive Axe Throwing?

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According to the company’s website, “The sport of axe throwing was invented about 5 minutes after the first axe was created, however it was traditionally undertaken in an outdoor environment, far away from urban environments. Our aim is to take axe throwing out of the woods and into the bright lights of the big city, by presenting you with … Urban Axe Throwing!”

Axe throwing as an indoor competitive sport has taken off in Canada over the past decade. Similar to darts, axe-throwing is an individual sport played with and against other members of a group. Individuals throw 1.5-pound hatchets at wooden targets marked with a bullseye and score points based on where on the target they stick the axe.

Concerned About Safety?

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The axe-throwing at Urban Axes is closely monitored and set up for safety first. Each competitor throws in his/her own individual lane and competes side-by-side with another competitor. For each pair of throwing competitors, there is an event coordinator/throwing coach who is responsible for keeping score as well as ensuring safety protocols are adhered to and all tournaments are fully supervised. Only the two active competitors throwing at that time are allowed within the throwing area, all other competitors are required to wait in the safety zone behind the lanes.

The perfect place to host a party or a work retreat, some Urban Axes locations even allow BYOB beer and wine to take the party up a notch! So plan your next event at Urban Axes in Austin and see what all of the fuss is about. Visit their website or follow them on Facebook to stay up to date with their events and latest news.

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