“People generally are a bit frightened when they come in here; they’re not really sure what to expect,” venue manager Dee Cotter told us. “But after about half an hour, we get a lot of shouting, screaming, primitive sounds.”
It certainly might not seem like a sport everyone will enjoy, but Maniax has seen groups ranging from bachelorette parties to work colleagues getting stuck in to the experience.
The sport requires participants to lob a hatchet at a wooden target board. It takes a bit of practice to control your throw and land the axe successfully, but even those who aren’t pro axe-throwers seem to enjoy the opportunity to let off steam.