“And MY axe!”
On more than one occasion I’ve been compared to Legolas from Lord of the Rings… I’m not entirely sure if it’s meant as an insult but being compared to an incredibly beautiful, ethereal elf? I’ll take it.
So when it came taking my place on the Fellowship, I never thought I’d be like Gimli and picking up an axe. But it turns out I’m strangely good at it!
As an effort to keep date night exciting, Jack and I recently gave axe throwing a go. Axe Hurling is Glasgow’s cutting-edge new craze. Based in an Anderston industrial estate, it may seem more like a 90s slash-horror rather than the newest Glasgow hotspot but either way, it’ll be a scream.
After running through the basic safety procedures, you have a chance to practice both one and two armed throws. As someone that hates not mastering a skill immediately but has literally zero upper body strength, I was annoyed when a lot of my aims didn’t even reach the board. But I am someone that is unhealthily competitive and the thought of losing at anything makes my teeth grind. I persisted.
Then it was competition time and my burning desire to win at all costs came out. With various competitions between you and your party, it’s a chance to put your new skills to the test. With steely determination, I stepped up to the line axe in hand and then to my surprise (and everyone else’s in the room) it was bullseyes across the board. Beating Jack was a euphoric feeling. But being the graceful winner that I am, I decided to share his defeat with the internet rather than rub it in his face then and there.
If you decide to give axe throwing a try, go ready to laugh at yourself for being shit. Don’t be like the 30-something-year-old, for the lack of a better term, man-baby in our group that had a tantrum and stormed out after only got three points in the entirety of the competition… Talk about awkward for everyone!
So unless you or any of your friends were Vikings or lumberjacks in a past life, you’ll most likely all be on a level playing field. Or maybe you’ll be a *ahem* natural talent like me.
This is seriously the most fun I’ve had in a long time and I cannot recommend it enough.
Axe Hurling costs £15 for two hours on weekdays and £20 on weekends, buy your tickets here.
Does this something you’d like to try your hand at or are you a bit of a liability around sharp objects?
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This looks like so much fun! Would definitely love to try this one day, haha 🙂
You’ll have a lot of fun!!
I’m not sure if I should be trusted to throw an axe without severely injuring myself/ someone else but this does sound like fun! Quite affordable too so it sounds great if you fancy doing something different x
It was a lot of fun! The guys were really great at talking us through it and making us feel safe. Definitely recommend for groups or a date night.
I can see myself now throwing the axe and it going downwards and straight through my foot 😂 My boyfriend is also unbelievably clumsy so he’d be terrible at it!! I love a good adventure date day/night though, I’ve genuinely never heard of this before!
It’s so much fun! The guys that take it are great so I didn’t feel unsafe at any point. We honestly received more safety training for this than I received at a gun range in America 😂 I definitely recommend!
Didn’t know this existed. Looks seriously fun.
It opened in April I think so it’s relatively new! A lot of fun, seriously can’t recommend enough!