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.
"Uncle Huggs" Zombie Target and Zombie Ammo Tank Top
Other awesome targets you should check out:
monsterammo.com & robotammo.com
Cold Steel Challenge Competition Rules:
International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame Ranking Test:
American Knife Throwing Association Rules:
Jack Dagger's "Knife Throwing 101: The Jack Dagger Method" instructional DVD
"Harmful or Fatal" and "Pinball Spring" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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