Added to my post above:
Julia, actually there is a part two vid (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDgjDdS6OTA) which shows pretty well how to "no spin" a spike right in the first minutes.
sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?
Thanks, W! Yeah, we've been doing full spin throwing, but I'm open to other techniques.Wartstein wrote: ↑Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:02 pmJuPaul wrote: ↑Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:42 pm
Throwing spikes??!! I'm gonna have to look into those! We've been having a lot of fun throwing hatchets and the Spyderthrowers lately.
Definitely get some! They are fun for shorter distances and actually pretty cheap too (don´t know the choices in the US, but I purchased these ones https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07FBGRVKB?tag ... th=1&psc=1)
Though as far as I can recall you and your husband do full spin throwing, right?
I prefer "no" spin anyway (actually more "quarter spin", but the point is, that the point (pun intended ) is always facing forward, so the knife does not rotate) - and I think perhaps the spikes are perhaps generally better suited for that technique
I did not find much in how to throw spikes no spin, but this video shows it pretty well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-9cKkb5PTQ&t=31s
Starting at 0:30 already the lady throws some spikes, and you can see that they don´t actually fully rotate, but just fly in an arch, tip always facing forward.
At about 2:45 she tries a longer distance: Again, no full rotation.
Another good thing with spikes: They are really easy to take with you and bring anywhere, for spontanous throwing (not only indoors)
EDIT: Just saw: At about 4:00 in the vid the differences between no spin and rotational throwing gets explained
I get it, the cutout for the button lock is definitely irritating when it becomes a snag point (experienced that a couple times already today) But besides that, it's a pretty good design. Multiple ways to comfortably grip the handle, nice wharnie shape, slices great. I also love how slim in the pocket it is.
I definitely still love mine, especially with the beautiful wood scales on it. I've been distracted by other shiny things lately, but the Smock is still a favorite.TkoK83Spy wrote: ↑Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:50 pmI get it, the cutout for the button lock is definitely irritating when it becomes a snag point (experienced that a couple times already today) But besides that, it's a pretty good design. Multiple ways to comfortably grip the handle, nice wharnie shape, slices great. I also love how slim in the pocket it is.