CREDIT: Hartford Courant
Ax throwing? Hartford has it.
Pine & Iron Axe Throwing has brought the fad to the capital city’s Parkville neighborhood.
Normally, you don't mix certain things with alcohol...like driving, operating heavy machinery, or using weapons - but thats about to change as this joint opens...
Once a competitive activity among lumberjacks, ax throwing moved to the bar scene in Canada in 2011 and has spread to more than two dozen states, attracting urban hipsters, craft beer enthusiasts, and, according to Travel + Leisure, has a substantial following among women.
Another ax throwing venue, Montana Nights, is expected to open in Newington on Fenn Road.
At Pine & Iron, competitors look to throw their ax into the bulls-eye of a target, though landing the ax within any of the two rings will earn points.
After signing a waiver patrons are shown proper throwing technique, the rules and safety guidelines. On a first visit, most people will first learn to throw a hatchet two-handed before learning to throw an ax one-handed.