Confessions of an axe thrower

November 27, 2019

The ‘Canadian flick’

One throwing technique that many find helpful is typically referred to as the “Canadian Flick”. I know I said to avoid wrist flicking but this is a completely different type of flicking. The motion is more like throwing a dart while stepping in. You line up your shot with your dominant foot. For example. if you are going for bullseye and you are right-handed, you point your right foot toward the bullseye. Your elbow should be pointed toward the target. Bring the axe back in a ready position over the shoulder. Step forward, extend your arm toward the target and release. You still follow through with the throw, it’s the popping of the elbow that causes a slight flick of the wrist. As with all techniques, this takes practice but with time it will help with accuracy.

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