Let me just start by saying that Axe Throwing is a workout! Well, for me it was! I have been to Axe Venture three times now. I am definitely not an Axe master, but I have shown steady improvement. The last time, I almost won! It is such a fun time and great environment for a night out with friends or some time together as a couple. I am very competitive and my husband takes everything in stride so that worked out well the first time we went there just him and I. Be warned though that if you are both competitive, it could get a little dicey!
The last time we went there, I wore open toed shoes – Big mistake. Big. Huge. I had to wear the Crocs of Shame! These are basically a pair of men’s black crocs that are neither practical nor stylish. I wear a size 6.5 shoe and I think these were a size 11. I put my whole foot, shoe and all in the Crocs of Shame and wore them proudly, right down to the almost winning it all. I’m not sure if the Crocs of Shame helped me get to the finals or were responsible for me losing it all – Lesson learned. No open toed shoes to Axe Venture. I wore the Crocs of Shame, so you don’t have too.
Your Axe Master is like your coach, referee, and score keeper all in one. Ours was great, but they are all great. There is even a pastor that moonlights as an Axe Master! Because I am fun-sized, he gave tips and even made sure I was close enough to throw and actually make the axe stick.
There is nothing better than hitting that bulls eye and seeing your Axe throwing partner’s axe bounce off the target and hit the ground! It’s also fun when your partner has to hit the kill shot in order to beat you. See what I said above about being a little competitive! Those kill shots sure are hard to make, but one of the folks we went with hit it, so kudos to them. It’s worth 20 points!
Your Axe Master will take your picture at the end, proof that you all survived and are still friends. Make sure you get a punch card and bring it with you. Another lesson learned – I now have three cards with one punch each because I keep forgetting to bring it back with me! Plan to either eat in Downtown before or after your visit, and you can purchase bottled drinks or you can always get something from across the street at False Chord Brewery to enjoy while you throw!
If you’re looking for a great time for date night, friends night out or celebrating something special, make sure you check out Axe Venture in Downtown Findlay. I’d recommend making a reservation ahead of time. Axe Ventura is open Thursday – Friday, 4 – 11 p.m., Saturday, Noon – 11 p.m., and Sunday, Noon – 8 p.m.