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List of Devices -
Hibben Pro-Thrower Axe
The Hibben Pro-Thrower Axe is ugly and very nice at the same time. It may not be considered as a serious axe, because it is too light and has no wooden handle - thus is not allowed for most contests. But anyway, I like this very special device. Why? Here some details.
It's not a cheap device, and so you can expect it at least to come in a nice box. Indeed, the box alone is worth a view.
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The top of the box. Unfortunately the latest boxes have no such picture anymore.
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The box from below. It shows a complete "guide" to axe throwing. At the end of the chapter, you find the single sections of it enlarget for reading.
The Hibben Pro-Thrower Axe is device for beginners as well as advanced. Here some reasonings about it:
|(1)||It is a kind of transition between knife and axe. It is axe-like, because the center of gravity is far at the far end, and it is below the long axis of the handle. It is knife-like because the angle of the point points straight forward, not down as with an typical axe.|
|(2)||Because of the light weight you do not need such a massive target than with a big axe.|
|(3)||Because it has no wooden handle, the handle cannot break. Handle breaking is annoying when beginning axe throwing (and later as well, but not so much any more).|
|(4)||Because it is flat, you may hold six pieces in one fist easily. So you can throw more and walk less.|
Of course, it's a fine device - only something is wrong with it, it is not a "real" axe. It is optimized for throwing. The design is such a mixture from trifle and function, from archaic and phantasy. To continue the reasoning, and to learn more about design and throwing optimizations, compare a historic throwing axe in chapter "Devices - List of Devices - Axes - Franzisca " and an other modern throwing axe in in chapter "Devices - List of Devices - Axes - Firestone Axe ".
|The single sections of the Throwing Instructions on the Hibben Pro-Thrower box:|