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1hapdog
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:30 pm    Post subject: hawk and knife throw Reply with quote

Anybody out there with new competitions for knife and hawk throw i am running out of ideals

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you ever tried to place playing cards right at the very outside edges of your throwing block? that will flat rattle most folks throwing.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:06 am    Post subject: hawk throw Reply with quote

we use to have a hawk walk. where you had to throw the hawk at a target, different sizes and different distances. you walk and throw, you don't stop to throw. gil
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try making a miniature hawk and knife maybe 6 to 8 inches long. We have used spears, slings, atlatl and stones at our shoots. If anyone did scribes match b at the 98 eastern that was my doing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about a slab of a big log, hollowed out, placed in a precise location between the thrower and the target. The knife or hawk has to pass through the hollowed slab in order to strike the target. it'll take some tinkering to make it work for people of various heights.

Maybe you could find a competitive lumberjack to demonstrate and teach axe throwing.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few ideas from when I still threw at events.

Double rotation, meaning the knife or hawk had to rotate twice in order to count.

Underhand throw.

Hawk-then knife thrown before either is retrieved. In other words, both are scored in 5 (total) trips to the target.

Anyone brave enough for blind folded. :) :)

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coloneltubbs
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you considered some sort of a moving target?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:30 pm    Post subject: H&K Reply with quote

I used a 2"x10"x8' rough cut poplar board once. I suspended the board length ways about a foot off the ground from a tree limb so that it would swing.
I had cut out silhouettes from paper and spray painted the shapes onto the board. I remember having a cat, a crow, a ground hog and a bear. I used 25 yrd. targets for three of the patterns and a clip art cat. Works out to about a target every 2 ft. up and down the board. Points were scored for cuts on the targets. And as I remember the cat had a tail and extra points were given for cutting the tail off. No points for sticks.
In warm weather we would set up a dunking booth.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turn backward from the target, bend over and throw upside down between the legs.

Throw with weak hand.

Have a swinging target (as was mentioned).

Tack a thin rope on the side of a log lengthwise, place the log low to the ground, and tell them to "kill the snake" by throwing the hawk or knife and cutting the rope.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the ideals i will use them all thanks

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