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Spin vs. No Spin Knife Throwing using Zombie and Alien Targets

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Uploaded on Aug 9, 2010

This video has my amateur opinion of spin knife throwing versus no spin knife throwing. In addition, I demonstrate a variety of no-spin throws (via cool zombie and alien targets), as well as a few pointers on how I throw my knives using the spin technique. (UPDATE: I've added a few "update" annotations in this video in regards how to properly throw a knife using the spin technique. Jack Dagger helped clean up my throw and I wanted to make sure that I can pass these tips on to the viewers of this video!)

[Sidenote: I'm still learning and working on my spin technique, so I welcome any comments if I've said anything that is incorrect!]

The knives featured in this video are the Cold Steel Sure Flight Throwers, Boker Bailey Ziel Throwing Knives, and the Cold Steel Sure Balance Throwers.

A frequently asked question is, "Should I throw my knife holding the blade or the handle?" The answer is it depends on your distance from the target.

The International Knife Throwers Association recommends the following handle/blade distances:
Blade Throw-Half Spin (2 meters)-(6 ft. 6 inches)
Handle Throw-Full Spin (3 meters)-(9 ft. 10 inches)
Blade Throw-One and one-half spin (4 meters)-(13 ft. 2 inches)
Handle Throw-Two spins (5 meters)-(16 ft. 5 inches)
Blade Throw-Two and one-half spins (6 meters)-(19 ft. 8 inches)

In my video, I say that from 6 feet, it's a blade throw, 9 feet is a handle throw, and 12 feet is a blade throw. However, by underspinning, I can get consistent sticks throwing from the handle at 12 feet with my knives. However, after training with Jack Dagger, and getting the right amount of spin with my throws, I believe that a proper throw follows IKTHOF recommendations.

Links:
"Uncle Huggs" Zombie Target and Zombie Ammo Tank Top
zombieammo.com

Alien Targets
scifiammo.com

Other awesome targets you should check out:
monsterammo.com & robotammo.com

Cold Steel Challenge Competition Rules:
http://challenge.coldsteel.com/Rules/

International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame Ranking Test:
http://ikthof.com/Ranking_Tests.html

American Knife Throwing Association Rules:
http://kengary.com/akta/akta-rules/

Jack Dagger's "Knife Throwing 101: The Jack Dagger Method" instructional DVD
http://www.jackdagger.com/blog/?p=288


Music:
"Harmful or Fatal" and "Pinball Spring" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

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