Don’t axe us what’s happening in Perth

Lumber Punks founders Sam Hay and Tyson McMillan with Jason Momoa. Picture: Supplied
Lumber Punks founders Sam Hay and Tyson McMillan with Jason Momoa. Picture: Supplied

GOT an axe to grind? Then a business opening in East Perth next month may be able to help.

Axe-throwing business Lumber Punks plans to open a venue with 20 self-contained lanes on Kensington Street on September 5.

This will be its third venue in two years, with the other venues on the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Participants throw axes at targets, attempting to get as close as possible to or hit the bulls eye.

Business founders Sam Hay and Tyson McMillan said anyone and everyone could throw an axe.

Axe throwing had been used by lumberjacks for recreation but now it was a worldwide sport.

“It is kind of like darts, but with big axes,” Mr McMillan said.

Lumber Punks’ venue in East Perth

“The technique is really easy and fast for beginners to learn, but can take a little longer to master, which is why we have our Monday Night Axe Leagues for those throwers that get hooked and want to see their skills increase on a weekly basis.”

Mr Hay sad there was an equal mix of male and female axe throwers.

“When we first started out, it was around the 60-40 mark, but over the past year or so we have really seen a rise in females in our venues and especially our League Nights,” he said.

He said they had spent about six months looking for a Perth venue.

“Somewhere for the locals to get together, have some fun and try something different and really explore what that area of town has to offer,” he said.

“East Perth was the right fit, just being next door to Whipper Snapper Distillery and around the corner from Bright Tank was a no brainer.”

Customers have included film star Jason Momoa, who had a surprise birthday party held for him at the Gold Coast venue while filming Aquaman.

 

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