Is Axe Throwing Safe?

The big question, is axe throwing safe? Although it sounds like hurling a sharp and ancient weapon at a wooden target would have its dangers, axe throwing is safe. In this post, we will go over how Ax-Caliber has made a fun-filled night of axe throwing safe.


Ax-Caliber has built out pits with two targets per pit. Each pit is separated by a wood wall with cage-like fencing in between. So if groups are together but throwing in separate lanes they can still interact. For COVID-19 precautions coaches will wipe down all axes and tabletops with high-level disinfectants in between each group to ensure cleanliness during these times.

Our Top Priority

Safety is the number one priority. You are in a controlled environment with a coach overseeing your activity for the duration of your visit to ensure safety is adhered to. Each guest will be briefed on proper techniques and procedures before they can participate. If any participant in a session does not follow rules and becomes a safety hazard, we reserve the right to ask that guest to cease throwing and they will not receive a refund.

What if it’s your first time?

We have experts at the ready to walk you through ax-throwing for beginners until you get it down. As this venue is Polk County’s first-ever of its kind, we suspect many people will be throwing for their first time. The safety and training for ax throwing take about 15-25 minutes depending on group size and how quickly people catch on to the sport.

Are you ready?

All you have to do is be 18 or older, wear closed-toe shoes, and book your session. Walk-ins will also be accepted if time slots are available, but booking ensures your place. Kids 12-17 are permitted to throw as long as there is a parent or guardian to supervise. Check out our FAQs page for more answers!