Man Perfects Seriously Hard Knife Throwing Trick
Occurred on January 15, 2019 / Loveland, Colorado, USA
Info from Licensor: "Hitting moving targets is one of my favorite things to do as a knife thrower, as it incorporates many different challenges. Typically the can is simply thrown in front with one hand and stuck with the knife in normal, overhand throw with the other hand, but I wanted to try something different. So I decided to take some inspiration from the old 'catching a stack of quarters off your elbow' trick. I placed the knife on my elbow and held the can in my hand. Then, with one quick motion, I threw the can up and forward and grabbed the knife. Getting the can to the right place is actually the most difficult part of this shot, in my opinion. Too far and you overshoot the log, too short and the knife will just bounce the can away without sticking to the log. So getting the distance perfect is crucial. Once the knife is grabbed, my arm is already in position for an underhand, no-spin throw. In this technique, the knife doesn't tumble but instead flies straight like an arrow. This technique is very useful for hitting moving targets because it eliminates any guesswork about where your tip will land. This trick took me around an hour and a half to get right. That equates to between 50 and 100 attempts, though it is hard to say exactly how many. I have been throwing seriously now for a little over a year and 'can hunting' is one of the training methods that has helped me get much better."