Watch this: Woman narrowly dodges flying ax in viral clip – AZCentral

Indoor ax-throwing ventures are popping up across the country, including the LumberjAxes, which has locations in Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale. All locations are members of the National Axe-Throwing Federation, which sets rigorous safety regulations. (Photo: Bad Axe Throwing) An ax-throwing woman narrowly escaped a grisly fate after a hatchet ricocheted off a target and flew toward her earlier this week. With similar businesses cropping up throughout the country, misconceptions about the safety of the trendy sport abound. The harrowing video footage of the bizarre and dangerous incident at a Denver ax-throwing range shows a woman identified as Ainsley Rae, 26, ducking for cover as the sharp tool barreled toward her head. In the video, posted Monday, Rae clutches the ax over her head before tossing it toward a bullseye. In seconds, the ax hits the bottom of a wall and ricochets toward her. Rae swiftly ducks as an onlooker screams.  "That axe almost got me, " Rae wrote in an Instagram post that had been viewed more than 168, 000 times as of Wednesday afternoon. "So glad it missed you!" she told her boyfriend, who recorded the eight-second clip. The same video has garnered more than 128, 000 views on his account.  The ....

All locations are members of the National Axe Throwing Federation, which sets rigorous safety regulations.  Matt Peyton, the co-founder of LumberjAxes, which is unrelated to the Denver facility, said the woman in the clip appeared to be attempting a sophisticated trick shot that shouldn't have been permitted. "The attempt to throw a dangerous trick shot combined with the bouncy material of the floor mat and axe handle created a perfect storm for a long bounce back toward the thrower, " Peyton said via email. "With that said, even under those poor circumstances, this was a fluke throw. An axe throwing expert would have a very difficult time trying to duplicate it." Before beginning a match at LumberjAxes, patrons are trained on safety and throwing techniques by coaches who stick around to help.  It usually results in a resounding "thump" onto the wooden target. But in Rae's case, it was a few seconds of terror.  Watch your aim at Bad Axe Throwing in Downtown Indianapolis. (Photo: Photo provided by Bad Axe Throwing) "At first I didn’t know what actually happened, but then over time, watching it over and over again, I just started laughing at myself. Oh my gosh, ....

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