EATONTOWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A hatchet-throwing facility has opened in Eatontown.
CBS2’s Steve Overmyer reported that Stuart Josberger and Trish Oliphant started Stumpy’s Hatchet House.READ MORE: Stepfather Arrested In Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy In Harlem Apartment Building
“Some people when you show them how to do it, they’re apprehensive,” Joseberger said. “But after a couple of hours, you can see people are smiling and having a good time and into it.”
Stumpy’s is the only hatchet-throwing facility in the nation, as it opened up three weeks ago.
“We had doubts,” Oliphant said. “We were playing the game and having so much fun, but we did think, ‘Is this for everyone?’”
A two-hour throwing sessions costs $40 and it also comes with a safety lesson.
“Never, ever retrieve before your opponent throws,” Josberger said.READ MORE: Despite More Sexual Harassment Accusers Coming Forward, Gov. Cuomo Says Again He Has No Plans To Resign
There’s even competition among the sexes at Stumpy’s.
“Guys aren’t necessarily that much better than the females,” Oliphant said. “It’s all about technique, not about strength.”
“I’ll come in here and throw a bullseye on the first try, and the guys can’t even get it to stick,” hatchet thrower Danielle Mania said.
People are allowed to bring their own drinks and their own targets.
“We won’t provide the picture or condone it, but we’ll give you some thumbtacks,” Josberger said.
Stumpy’s opens at 4 p.m. and people must be 21 to enter.MORE NEWS: Gov. Cuomo: Dining Capacity At Restaurants Outside New York City To Be Increased To 75% Starting March 19
Each throwing pit is 12 feet long, which is the exact distance for one rotation of the hatchet, no matter how hard you throw.