written by: Ashley Szanter photos by: Adam Finkle
Enliven date night with an evening of axe throwing.
Perhaps you’ve already seen axe-throwing videos, but, if you haven’t, trust me when I say that hurling axes is not just for Vikings. Social Axe Throwing in Ogden can turn even the most peaceable novice into an enthusiastic axe chucker in just one session. Co-owner Brayden Floyd wants to make this lumberjack sport your favorite social outing—or, he hopes, “the new date-night idea.”
Before deciding that you aren’t the axe-hefting type, know that this sport is for just about anyone. Beyond Social Axe’s 15-year-old minimum, the demographics might surprise you. “We’ve had a majority of women so far,” says Floyd, including two 60-year-old women who threw for the full two hours. A man in a wheelchair also took a shine to the sport. Floyd’s advice for first timers? “Don’t be scared. It’s way easier than you think.” Just don’t forget to wear closed-toe shoes.
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