Your source for updates about the sport of axe throwing, the NATF and our member organizations.
NATF member, Maniax Axe Throwing was recently featured on the Broadsheet Melbourne discussing Maniax Axe Throwing's expansion into Melbourne.
The article explains that; "Anyone over the age of 15 years old can axe-throw, and it’s a pleasant surprise when your weapon hits the target board. I got the regular session axe (16 inches), league axe (14 inches) and the functionally named Big axe (comically oversized, two-handed throw only) to stick in t'he board after only a few warm-up tosses. Hitting bullseyes was a far tougher prospect, though."
Furthermore, the staff at Maniax Axe Throwing believe "....that combination – a gentle learning curve and tougher challenges for budding enthusiasts – is exactly why people should be paying attention to Maniax as a serious alternative to bowling or minigolf. Thomas says the activity has already become popular for hen’s and buck’s nights. Axe-throwing at Maniax is essentially just an exaggerated version of dart throwing, but the drama of the build-up to a throw, and the feeling of satisfaction you get when you hear the thud of an axe successfully thrown into the board, gives the sport a serious competitive edge."
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Our new member, Bounce Milwaukee/Fling Milwaukee was recently featured on Fox6.
The article explains the expansion of axe throwing at Bounce Milwaukee:
"Fling Milwaukee will be a separate offering within the Bounce Milwaukee complex. Our regular prices for our existing attractions (and a few more) haven't changed, but you'll now have the option to add on some rounds of axe-throwing at Fling (see here for pricing), or to reserve a standalone axe-throwing experience or event."
We welcome Bounce Milwaukee to the NATF and to read the full article click here.
Welcome, Bounce Milwaukee, Half Axe and UberWarrior to the National Axe Throwing Federation! Our newest members will expand the NATF in Ontario, Massachusetts and Wisconsin. We couldn’t be happier to have you join us!
The Wilson Cup is on the road! After a recent visit to Detroit Axe and BATL Novi, we plan to continue visiting other member cities across North America (and beyond Detroit) leading up to next year’s NATC.
Stay tuned for more details & for where you can catch the #WilsonCup next!
Stats! Get your stats here! Now you can geek out over even more league stats with the latest update to axescores.com, which includes historical season look-ups, and richer player profiles including for individual throwers across the NATF.
Matt Wilson, the The National Axe Throwing Federation commissioner was recently featured in The Red Bulletin.
"From its humble beginnings in a backyard in Toronto, an amateur sports league that pairs axe throwing and alcohol has ballooned into a successful chain of locations across North America."
The article discussed the origins of the sport of urban axe throwing, the foundation of BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League (an NATF Member) and the growth of the global sport.
To read the full article click here.
Save the date! It’s time to start polishing your skills for this year’s Summer Skillz tournament in Toronto! Join us on 22 July at BATL’s Toronto West location to compete in Around the World, Backjack, Doubles and Yahtzee skillz events.
Stay tuned for more details!
Attention all road trippers!
Join NATF Member Urban Axes in Baltimore for their first-ever Summer Skills Superslam taking place on 28 July, followed by a double elimination tournament on 29 July. urbanaxes.com/UrbanOpen
Registration opens 23 May at 10am EDT for all NATF throwers. To register click here.
Summer Skills Superslam – Saturday July 28th
The Backyard Axe Throwing League was recently featured on The Nashville Ledger and how the fast-growing Canadian export of axe throwing found home in Music City.
"Located in a former Nashville Auto Diesel College outbuilding at the corner of Douglas Avenue and Gallatin Pike in East Nashville, BATL, or Backyard Axe Throwing League, provides the opportunity to hang out, grab some food and a drink – and hurl axes at targets with friends, coworkers or even in league play."
The article also mentions the National Axe Throwing Federation, "... The expansion into Nashville is an exciting development for Wilson, who says that BATL, along with the National Axe Federation (NATF), which created a standard rule system for play and competition and has more than 3,000 league members in more than 50 cities and five countries, is finding a welcome home in many communities in the lower 48."
To read the full article click here.