The Axe Throwing Craze Hasn't Missed Kansas City

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   Axe-throwing clubs have been popping up across the country, and thanks to some enterprising entrepreneuers, Kansas Citians haven't missed out on the trend. A shocking number of new devotees are showing up to pitch hatchets like mad.

   If this is the first you've heard of it, axe-throwing is a sport in which competitors throw an axe, attempting to hit the bullseye on a target across the room in a fashion that's similar to dart throwing.

   Here's how it works. It's primarily a group activity, booked in advance, although Blade & Timber does take walk-ins when space is available. An axe-throwing booking costs $120 for 1.5 hours. 

   Upon arrival, participants are briefed on safety rules by certified coaches who demonstrate proper safety and axe throwing technique. They are with you through your first few throws and then are on-hand throughout the experience to answer questions and help guests master their bullseye-hitting throws.

  Co-founders Matt Baysinger and Ryan Henrich, built their first lcoation in the West Bottoms with the idea that the quirky sport would bring people together through the fast-paced, interactive experience. Now, the successful partners are planning to open in eight additional markets, including Leawood where the newest location recently opened at the Town Center Plaza near 119th & Roe.