The Revolution In Axe Throwing Targets
End Grain Axe Throwing Targets
Total Cost Savings
Standard Targets: $10 / Hour End Grain Targets: $0.65 per hour!
If you are starting, or running an axe throwing business, the major cost besides facility over head is replacement wood costs. On average, if you amortize in the costs of wood, the costs of labor, the costs of down time, you are probably experiencing a total cost of running a lane of about $10 per hour of throwing time.
With end grain targets, that cost will drop to less than a dollar an hour. We are actually at a cost of 65 cents per hour at my present locations for total wood costs per lane. Extrapolate that out to your facility and compare the profits that can be had while giving your customers a better experience.
Not Exactly True... But Close!
We’ve all experienced the crazy increases in wood prices, and end grain is an excellent way to pull your facility costs back into line.
End Grain Axe throwing Targets
At times it probably seems like you employ carpenters instead of axe masters. How much time is used hauling wood, sorting boards, cutting boards, drawing circles, screwing boards to walls to make your axe throwing targets.
With a typical center board only lasting for an hour or two of axe throwing, you have to spend a lot of labor dollars replacing them. Now imagine only changing axe target boards every few weeks!
Watch a comparison of pine, cottonwood and end grain for axe throwing targets
End Grain Axe Targets
save material cost
If you’ve been in the business long, you probably know your board foot costs to the penny including waste to replace your axe throwing targets. How many boards do you have to trash because of knots? And every few hours you are unscrewing boards and throwing away another $10 worth of wood, screws and magic maker circles.
Imagine an axe target system that you don’t touch for 50 hours, or 100 hours at a time. And then you don’t throw away boards, you just rearrange them! Or you replace a few of the middle boards.
Material costs calculated in pennies an hour instead of dollars.
Innovative Axe Targets
Save Down Time
One of the biggest costs in standard target systems is not the labor, it’s not the materials, it’s the down time. If you facility runs full, and you have to stop to swap boards every few hours, in the course of a day – you’ve lost an hour. An hour of throwing time with 4-6 people could have netted you $100 to $200. But the opportunity to bring in that extra revenue is gone if that time is spent screwing and unscrewing target boards.
End Grain Targets
Enhanced Customer Experience
The main reason for having end grain targets is an easy one. It’s not the labor savings.. It’s not the cost savings.. It’s not the time savings…
It’s Because Customers Love them!
Guess what?! Our industry is misnamed. We are not about axe throwing. We are about axe sticking.
If you just a hand a hallway and people could throw axes down the hall, how many would come? They want to see it stick. They want to score.
End Grain targets are used in knife throwing because they are so much easier to stick.
Now you can provide an experience where new throwers have virtually instant success and stick!
And end grain is also great for tactical tomahawks, throwing knives and ninja stars. Everything sticks better in end grain targets!
End Grain Axe throwing Targets have Two Problems. We solved them both!
End Grain Can't Take Axe Hits
With hundreds of hours of experimentation, we designed a proprietory system for making end grain axe targets that makes them sturdy enough to take axe hits, yet in a matter of minutes they can be disassembled and you can replace or rearrange any individual piece.
You Can't Draw On End Grain
You have 3 Options
Make your own axe throwing targets Blocks
Buy Components from us
The most labor intensive and skilled item is creating the actual blocks themselves. This will require that you have wood working tools such as a large cut off saw, jointer, planer and table saw.
A standard suggested target uses a 7 x 7 grid measuring just over 3′ x 3′. Each block weighs approx 3 lbs, so a 49 block target would weigh about 150 lbs.
The clamping system that holds the blocks together consists of heavy (1/8″) tube and angle iron, bolts, etc. That hardware kit can be made yourself or purchased and shipped, or picked up in Dallas. We normally see about $80 per target with blocks and frames for shipping costs depending on quantity.
Have us do a turn key install
If you don’t have the time, tools, or desire to build your target yourself, we can bring a crew to your location and build your targets for you.
Let us know how many target you want, your location, and we will work with you to determine how much work you want us to do.
We will work with you to determine a pricing for constructing your targets in your location. Give us a call and we will discuss the options!
End Grain Axe Throwing Target Systems
Plans for construction of lanes and end grain target systems $ 0
Our 30 page PDF complete with drawings, photos and links to videos is included free with the purchase of 4 projection systems. If you are handy with wood working tools, jointer, planer, table saw, chop saw, and can cut and drill metal, you can create the entire end grain target systems yourself. If you want to puchase any of the components, we have them available.
Target Blocks $ 10.50 ea.
Target blocks can be purchased individually. A target consists of 49 target blocks in a 7x7 grid. Blocks are cut from Poplar, jointed and planed to specs. Most will purchase 60 - 75 blocks for each target so they have replacement blocks for the future.
Metal Clamping System $ 350
The blocks are held in place with our proprietary clamping system (patent pending) that is easy to install on your target wall. (Ask about improved locking for $100 more)
Note: depending on quantity, a complete End Grain system with metal clamping system can be shipped in the US by Freight for approximately $125 per set. Prices vary depending on exact location, accessibility, loading dock or ground delivery, etc. Sets can be picked up in our Lewisville (Dallas, TX) location. If you are interested in shipping, call for quotes.
End grain target components can only be purchased by individuals or companies that have purchased a minimum of 4 Target Systems and have a signed Non Disclosure Agreement on file. (Read the Documents)