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Westbrook gym ready to open 'ax-throwing range'

The owners of Maine Warrior Gym in Westbrook say they're opening New England’s first "ax-throwing range." (WGME)

WESTBROOK (WGME) – Leaders of a local business say they're on the "cutting edge" of one of the latest trends.

The owners of Maine Warrior Gym in Westbrook say they're opening New England’s first "ax-throwing range."

They say it's one of only a few in the country.

Co-owner Tim Johnson says he thought of the idea after watching ax-throwing competitions in Montreal, where the sport is very popular.

He says it's gaining tracking in the U.S.

"It is a great outlet or emotional stress, for physical stress of any sort,” Johnson said. “You throw an axe you, you throw an axe it just feels so good. You hear that ‘thunk,’ it sticks in the target, and it's a great feeling and a good alternative to anyone who's looking for an alternative to bowling or pool or minigolf or anything like that."

The owners say the ax-throwing lanes will be open next weekend, and they're already booking customers.

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