May 21st, 2019
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  1. How to {Throw|Toss} an Axe
  2. Alright, here comes the {fun|enjoyable} part!
  4. Axe {throwing|tossing} is a bit more nuanced than {simply|just|merely} flinging a hatchet at {a wooden|a wood} target, {but|however} {the good news|fortunately|the bright side} is that it's {pretty|quite} {easy|simple} and {quick|fast} to {learn|discover|find out}.
  6. Let's {get started|start|begin|get going}!
  8. {Step|Action} 1: {Firmly|Securely|Strongly} grip the axe
  9. {Make sure|Ensure|Make certain} that your grip on the axe is tight so there is no {risk|danger|threat} of the axe falling out of your hand {before|prior to} you are {ready|prepared|all set} to {release|launch} it.
  11. {Also|Likewise}, {make sure|ensure|make certain} the axe blade is pointing {toward|towards} the target. This is the only {way|method} you can {ensure|guarantee} it will stick in the target if your {throw|toss} is {good|great|excellent}.
  13. Then, {place|location} your other hand on the axe {handle|deal with|manage} {as well|also|too}.
  15. Axes can be {thrown|tossed} with one hand, {but|however} if you are {a beginner|a novice|a newbie}, {using|utilizing} {two|2} hands is {the best|the very best} {way|method} to {improve|enhance} your {chances|possibilities|opportunities} of {a stable|a steady} {throw|toss} that's headed for the target.
  17. {Step|Action} 2: Get in the {correct|appropriate|right|proper} {stance|position}
  18. {Be sure|Make sure|Make certain} to stand with your dominant foot forward.
  20. {In other words|Simply put|To put it simply}, if you're {right|best|ideal} handed, stagger your {stance|position} to {place|put|position} your {right|best|ideal} foot in front, and put {the most|one of the most} weight on that foot. If you're left handed, vice versa.
  22. Line your {stance|position} up so that when you bring your arms behind your head to {throw|toss}, you are {directly|straight} {facing|dealing with} the center of the target.
  24. {Step|Action} 3: Get the {right|best|ideal} {throwing|tossing} {motion|movement} and {throw|toss} your axe!
  25. Bring the axe over your head with both of your arms, {making sure|ensuring|making certain} the axe blade is pointed {toward|towards} the target. {Slightly|Somewhat|A little} {bend|flex} your back as you prepare to {throw|toss}.
  27. Bring the axe forward {quickly|rapidly} with both arms and {release|launch} it {toward|towards} the target when your arms are {slightly|somewhat|a little} {further|additional|more} forward than your shoulders. {Be sure|Make sure|Make certain} to follow through with the rest of your {throwing|tossing} {motion|movement} after you{'ve| have actually} {released|launched} the axe.
  29. Bullseye!
  30. Well, {maybe|perhaps|possibly} not on your {first|very first} {try|shot}, {but|however} who {knows|understands}?
  32. {Be sure|Make sure|Make certain} to keep practicing the {correct|appropriate|right|proper} {throwing|tossing} {motion|movement} and you'll be a pro in no time.
  34. A couple {quick|fast} notes:
  36. The axe will {usually|typically|normally|generally} make one {full|complete} rotation in flight if you're {throwing|tossing} {correctly|properly} and from the {right|best|ideal} {distance|range}. In competitive play, this rotation is {necessary|required|needed|essential} for the {throw|toss} to count.
  37. {Be sure|Make sure|Make certain} you are {throwing|tossing} from the {correct|appropriate|right|proper} {distance|range}, {no one|nobody} is around you, and your {equipment|devices} is {intact|undamaged}.
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