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Axe Throwing Takes Team Building to a Whole New Level

If there’s ever a way to shake up traditional team-building activities, axe throwing is certainly it.
A group from our Perficient marketing team spent a recent Friday afternoon at The Axe House in St. Louis. We found it to be a fun opportunity to get to know each other better outside of the office.

No one from our team had ever been axe throwing before. Some of us were a little apprehensive at first. (How sharp are these things?) Any initial fears quickly eased, though, as The Axe House crew demoed the proper – and safe – way to throw.
We soon found ourselves slinging away with increasing confidence (and much less ducking behind the throwers). Most of us eventually landed axes in the wood boards – our team erupting in cheers every time and pausing to get photographic proof of what we’d achieved. (This was no easy feat.) Some of our colleagues even threw Chinese stars and knives in a designated area with surprising skill.
Afterward, we shared our pictures, and the comments reflected what a blast we had:

It was so much fun!
A fantastic team activity. I really had a great time!
Loved this!
…you can’t have enough axe photos of yourself.
Everyone I’ve told about this wants to go axe-throwing now! So much fun!

It’s going to be hard to top this outing.

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Kristin Brashares

Kristin Brashares serves as Digital Senior Marketing Manager at Perficient and is a proud member of the Women in Tech ERG.

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