Types of AXES
Choose wisely – each axe has unique characteristics that will affect your performance. Often you’ll need to take a few throws with each axe type to figure out which axe best suits your motion and ability.
Specs: All axes must conform to the following specifications in order to be thrown at the LumberJaxe facility: Minimum of 12” in length overall, Maximum of 4.75” blade, Maximum of 2 lbs (axe head weight).
***NOTE: Earn your stripes. You cannot bring in your own axe until you have competed in a league***
This wooden handled axe is probably the most common and widely recognized. Typically with a slightly smaller head; these are lighter and easier to throw. However, a standard axe will hit the target with less force and are more prone to ‘bouncing’ off the target instead of ‘sticking’. The standard axe is a great axe for beginners.
The extra mass at the back of the head increases the overall weight of the axe; which requires more strength and effort to throw. This balances the weight of the axe-head for a smoother rotation. The added weight provides more force; and ‘sticks’ in targets more consistently. More experienced throwers tend to opt for the hammerhead axe.
This axe is one solid piece of metal with the handle wrapped in leather with a curved handle, which may be strange for those used to baseball bats. This axe has increased mass and needs more strength – but tends to ‘stick’ more consistently in the target. A full metal axe can last a lifetime and has the best performance for those with lots of power and experience.