Hanover’s Crazy Axes offers a fun form of stress release.
By Matthew Tormey
Photography by Jack Foley
The South Shore’s sharpest new entertainment destination is Crazy Axes Ax Throwing in Hanover. The family-run business was open for less than six months before the coronavirus shutdowns began but has already proven to be a South Shore favorite.
Co-owner David Kulikowski first came across ax-throwing on a trip to Canada and quickly fell in love with the activity. Upon returning home, he set to work creating a mobile version. Kulikowski had a custom-fit trailer that enabled him to bring ax-throwing to local venues such as breweries and restaurants. His service proved very popular and by late November 2019, he was able to open a physical location in Hanover, allowing customers to come to him. After a slow start, business exploded going into the new year. Kulikowski found himself making reservations several months in advance.
Kulikowski attributes this early success to a friendly atmosphere with sincere, helpful staff. All ax-throwing parties are paired with a coach that will guarantee a fun and successful outing. Kulikowski takes pride in being able to accommodate all types of potential ax-throwers including those with physical or mental limitations. Under the careful watch of his staff, children as young as 9 years old are able to safely learn how to throw axes. For the seasoned ax thrower, the fall competitive league is held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays.
With some coronavirus restrictions being lifted, Crazy Axes is open for indoor throwing at 40 percent capacity. Its mobile trailer also continues to be available, making appearances at graduation parties and other family celebrations. Kulikowski has grand plans for Halloween activities including costume parties and a blacklight atmosphere. “All walks of life can pick up an ax and have a good time,” says Kulikowski. Crazy Axes is located at 228 Columbia Road, Hanover. For more information, visit crazy-axes.com.