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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Axe Throwing?

Similar to darts, axe throwing is an indoor sport where a competitor throws an axe at a target. It is usually played against other members of a group.

Is axe throwing safe?

Absolutely. We have seen the rebound videos on the internet as well – throwing an axe is about control and precision, not about throwing it as hard as you can.

We take safety very seriously at Split-Pine Axe Throwing. Prior to your axe-throwing session, an instructor will explain all the rules, go over proper throwing technique, and answer all your questions. That same instructor will remain with your group throughout the entire session to make sure everyone is adhering to the rules and having fun. Anyone not complying with the rules may be asked to leave without a refund. Only the two competitors throwing an axe will be allowed in the lanes. All others will be asked to wait in a safe area behind the lanes.

How hard is it to throw an axe?

Everyone has their own learning curve, but axe throwing is a finesse sport – it has nothing to do with how hard you can throw and everything to do with the rotation of the axe. Our instructors will work with you to teach you the proper throwing technique and stay with you until you are getting results.

What are the age requirements?


All axe throwers need to demonstrate that they have the necessary strength and coordination to throw as judged by our staff. All axe throwers 14-17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. All axe throwers are required to sign a waiver; for those 14-17, the waiver must be signed by the parent/guardian.

Can we bring our own food or beverages?

Our Allentown location is a BYOB venue. (Wine, beer, and cider ONLY. No liquor.) Alcohol will not be permitted in the throwing area. Please be aware that staff will be monitoring all alcohol consumption and will not allow anyone who appears to be visibly intoxicated to throw.

You may also bring your own food. We recommend snacks and finger foods.

There are also many amazing bars and restaurants in the area where you can pick up food and drinks to bring with you. Each of our lanes features a local food establishment with a QR code to their menu!

Do I need a large group?

You do not need a large group. We can accommodate anywhere from 2 people and up. For groups larger than 18, parties, or events, please contact us.

Do you offer private/corporate events or special pricing for large groups?

Absolutely! Group rates begin at 18 people or more. Please call or email us for info about group pricing. Our Allentown facility can accommodate up to 100 people comfortably.

You are welcome to bring food and drinks or have catering delivered. We can also set up catering for you from select local vendors, for an extra fee.

Can I come with my friends just to watch?

We do allow spectators, however, we always encourage everyone to try to throw. We promise it will be an unforgettable experience! Anyone who is dead-set on not throwing will be asked to remain in the safe area.

What should I wear?

We require closed-toe shoes for anyone throwing an axe. No exceptions. Other than that, you may wear anything you would like! We do recommend a shirt that allows for a full range of motion. Flannel is encouraged!

Can I bring my own axe?

Participants will be required to use an axe supplied by us, unless their axe meets WATL specifications.

What is the etiquette for tipping?

Axe Throwing is in the service industry and tipping is similar to tour guides. Our staff are expected to be by your side to provide the proper instruction to make sure that you have a fun and safe experience. Gratuities are certainly appreciated!

Can we take pictures/video?

Please do! Don’t forget to tag us when you post on social media! (@splitpineaxethrowing, #splitpineaxethrowing)

Can I purchase a gift certificate?

Yes! Split Pine Axe Throwing gift certificates make a great gift idea for both the adventurous type AND the not-so-adventurous type! To purchase a gift certificate, please visit our booking page and continue to our booking system.

Are you handicapped accessible?

Absolutely! Our venue is fully ADA compliant.

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