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Some tomahawk practice
Jul 9th, 2013 at 2:06pm
 



Cold Steel Trail Hawk on a 15" handle.


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Reply #1 - Jul 9th, 2013 at 6:09pm
 
It looks like you ain't trying to throw that thing! (I can never get anything to stick. is a end grain log that much better?) w
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Reply #2 - Jul 9th, 2013 at 8:26pm
 
End grain is best, the targets  tend to last a lot longer but if you throw it right, it will stick in most wooden targets.  Plywood is an exception.  It also destroys the targets pretty quickly. Angry
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Reply #3 - Aug 8th, 2013 at 12:27pm
 
Bill Skinner wrote on Jul 9th, 2013 at 8:26pm:
End grain is best, the targets  tend to last a lot longer but if you throw it right, it will stick in most wooden targets.  Plywood is an exception.  It also destroys the targets pretty quickly. Angry

chipboard?
end grain... hm...

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Reply #4 - Aug 9th, 2013 at 6:41pm
 
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Reply #5 - Aug 11th, 2013 at 1:01pm
 
Nice throws Fx!

End grain of softer woods are definitely better. I have a Cyprus cross sections that works well. I've also tried seasoned hickory but its pretty tough to get a good stick on.  (rotted will work allright though)

I had a hawk throwing fling last year. Its definitely really fun. I feel like I'm in Patriot every time.

Anyone who throws often, try keeping your wrist straight, not 'snapping' it, and work at different ranges by holding at different positions on the handle. You can get pretty consistent sticks from varying distances with that method.

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Reply #6 - Aug 24th, 2013 at 3:31pm
 
Cottonwood and willow make good targets as well. Elm works okay. One important thing to remember is the thickness of the target, simply because if left outside, it will weather and eventually split. Thick targets seem to last longer.
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