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Axe-throwing fad lands in Richmond

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Posted at 9:04 AM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 09:04:24-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — An edgy activity that’s become popular in larger cities is headed for the Richmond market.

G-Force Karts, a local indoor go-cart racing track in eastern Henrico, will open three axe-throwing lanes in its facility next week.

It will be the first local venue to tap into the trend of axe-throwing, which has fueled the rise of chains such as Bad Axe-throwing and Urban Axes opening outposts around the country.

For G-Force owner Jason Yarema, the lanes, which will open Tuesday, add to his facilities offerings that also include a laser tag arena and arcade.

“It takes about 15 or 30 minutes to figure out how to throw it, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a lot of fun,” Yarema said.

Akin to darts, axe-throwing participants stand about 12 feet away from a wooden board and throw axes of various sizes at a bull’s-eye.

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