Are you looking for a new sport? Gert has just the thing for you:
hand to hand fighting with needles?
No – it’s axe-throwing. The International Axe Throwing Federation has 10,000 members in six countries. Australia has venues like Maniax, Axxe and Lumber Punks. And there are more women than men who throw axes for fun (I wonder why that would be?)
Think of darts with an axe. And unlike darts, with its rather prissy handgrip, you have a choice of techniques. You can throw one- or two-handed, hurl your axe blade-first with terrifying force, or loop it end over end towards the bullseye. The first challenge is to land the blade and not just crash the whole thing into the target. Don’t stand in front of the target like this dopey bloke – and stay off the booze. And no, we don’t recommend it for a first date.