On Point aims for cutting edge as St. George’s first mobile ax throwing business

On Point Axe Throwing owner Jake Talbot demonstrates proper technique in his custom-built trailer, St. George, Utah, June 2019 | Photo courtesy of On Point Axe Throwing, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Billing themselves as “the only mobile axe throwing crew in town,” the owners of On Point Axe Throwing say the new business is already proving to be popular with throwers of all abilities.

On Point Axe Throwing co-owners Jenny and Jake Talbot in front of the targets inside their custom-built trailer, St. George, Utah, June 2019 | Photo courtesy of On Point Axe Throwing, St. George News

At the recent St. George Streetfest held in downtown St. George June 7, a steady stream of people lined up at On Point’s trailer, waiting their turn to try their hand at tossing a small ax at a wooden target 12 feet away.

“We couldn’t even keep up on it, with how many people we had. It was a blast. We had a great time,” said Jenny Talbot, who owns and operates the business along with her husband, Jake Talbot.

The Talbots designed and built the customized trailer themselves and began using it in early June. Since then, they’ve been already booked for several appearances. On Point’s crew and mobile setup can be hired for various events, such as company parties, family reunions and birthday parties. Prices are negotiable. See contact information at bottom of story.

Although the concept is fairly simple and straightforward, there are many people who haven’t thrown an ax before, Jenny Talbot said, adding that her husband is ready to provide on-site assistance and coaching if needed.

“Every time someone goes up there, he’ll ask them if they would like coaching or if they just want to go for it. And about 80% of the time, people say, ‘Yes, I would love some instruction.’ So, he’s been loving getting to help people and show them how to do it. It’s so much fun.”

On Point Axe Throwing logo. | Image courtesy of On Point Axe Throwing logo, St. George News

Jenny Talbot says ax throwing is a great stress reliever, providing physical exercise for the limbs, along with practice in mental concentration, dexterity and balance.

Although the activity is geared mostly toward adults, youth between the ages of 14-18 can also throw, as long as their parent or guardian signs a liability waiver, Jenny Talbot said.

“It’s trending like crazy,” she said of ax throwing. “So we’re trying to get in there and when it’s exciting, new and trending. I think we’ve had a really good response, so we just hope to continue on or with how we’ve been going and just get better.”

On Point is scheduled to be back for the July 5 Streetfest event in downtown St. George.

Resources

On Point Axe Throwing | Website | Facebook | Telephone: 435-632-6240 | Email: onpointaxethrowing@gmail.com.

Email: jrichards@stgnews.com

Twitter: @STGnews

Copyright St. George News, SaintGeorgeUtah.com LLC, 2019, all rights reserved.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!