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PostSubject: Knife Throwing Championships 2013!!   July 25th 2013, 10:05 am

I'll be in Texas again this November for the International Knife Throwing Competitions. This year is gonna be tough! We have a group from Russia coming, our friends from France are showing up, a few from the UK, and a monster of a man from Canada..we call him Hightower!

I'm doing about 300 throws a day, double or triple on Weekends. This is just a 1 spin. I practice ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, and 3 spins. 3 spins are at about 26ft from target.
At the moment my score are in the 220s, expert ranking starts at 200, 300 points available but the highest score in competition so far is 260. I keep track of my throws, how many I stick and how many of those are bullseyes. With a graph maker ap on my phone I can plot out a chart to see how I'm doing each week...I'm getting better. But now I'm at the point where it's getting harder to advance. I have 99 days to go until competition, so we'll see where I level out at. My goals are to be in the 260 by November, that's not going to be easy, but it is doable.

As for the spinning, just something I've always done and trying to get better at.


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PostSubject: Re: Knife Throwing Championships 2013!!   July 26th 2013, 9:59 am

Yesssss Sinz gawww'on Bruvz You gettin' proper good Son! !!Cool thumb up Cool 

What knives ya using and is the sheath a Sinza Custom?Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Knife Throwing Championships 2013!!   July 26th 2013, 1:43 pm

good luck

and that is some nice knife spinning

do you have a tutorial?
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PostSubject: Re: Knife Throwing Championships 2013!!   July 26th 2013, 8:13 pm

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My knives are made by Bobby Branton, they are style #19. Great knives! Love em! I plan on getting a few more of his different styles. I have other things going on this year (saving for a new truck) but have plans on making a few new throwing knife styles myself. I have the designs already, cut out a few prototypes...in time.
The double leg sheath is something I made last year. I was going to make a double set with a belt and I found a local leathersmith who did great work and I had him take my designs and instructions and make the 'knife throwers utility belt' for $500. And as nice as it looked the mother fucker made every single piece of it wrong. I didn't even use it. I wore it a few times, took it to Texas with me for the competitions, and I was so fucking pissed I threw it in the fire.
So now I'm still using my original leg sheath. I was SO pissed about the other rig that I had to leave it alone for months...I'm still pissed to tell the truth. I plan on going to the leather shop in Seattle next payday and buying supplies to make another. I knew I should have done it myself. If you want something done right....

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That video was just a quicky as a friend has asked if I had any video of me throwing so he could show his doctor, he just had shoulder surgery and wanted to know if he could throw as rehab.
The spinning I seem to be getting a few request for instructional video. It's very simple, there's really only two or so moves I'm doing.


One is I hold the knife by the handle, release the handle and roll the knife across the back of my hand catching it by the end of the blade. I then turn my hand and reverse the roll back over the top of my fingers-handle back into hand. Very simple, it's the one in the video where I drop it. Just rolling it back and forth - handle to blade tip-blade tip to handle.

The other is a finger roll. holding the knife in my hand blade pointing down I move my ring finger to the inside and roll the knife up and over and continue to do that over my middle and index fingers in one continuous spin, catching it by the handle.  Then I either continue the roll the same way ending up where I started, or most of the time I'll give the knife a quick flip and just reset it to blade down and keep spinning. Some knives work good either way, the Branton knives I'm using spin better for me starting blade down as the knife has a thick handle scale and I can put my finger up against the scale and roll and keep the knife centered.

I'll make a tutorial video soon with slow mo and instructions..but it is very simple. I've just always liked spinny things. Played with nunchucks, always spun staffs, we had a stick rod in our window growing up, so you can't open the window from the outside, I used to take the stick out and twirl it as I watched tv, did that for years growing up. 

My left hand sucks, just doesn't have the strength or dexterity. But what I have been playing with is mid-air exchanges .
I'll roll the knife over the back of my hand and catch the end of the blade-then turn my hand around continuing the spin of the blade-release the blade to flip end over end in the air and grab it with my left hand-the catch flows into a back of hand roll and I reverse the move flipping the knife mid-air back to the right hand. I can do  little finger spin, but not much, not enough finger strength, but back rolls are easy.

Oh yeah...I also do a palm spin. How do I explain? Hold knife in hand-give the knife a push clockwise and flatten out fingers=try to get a spin or more- grab and secure knife. Repeat.
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PostSubject: Re: Knife Throwing Championships 2013!!   July 26th 2013, 10:31 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Knife Throwing Championships 2013!!   August 2nd 2013, 1:46 pm

Great video. The knife spinning looks so awesome. A skill I'd like to learn Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Knife Throwing Championships 2013!!   September 3rd 2013, 7:47 pm

Hey Sinza,
I can understand how you love spinning stuff :)
I have always spun sticks growing up as well, normally just dowel rods. Recently however, I have taken a step up and bought myself a proper fire stick. I am completely self taught, so not too great, but I would love to build on that.
That said, the knife spinning is amazing. Are the edges blunt on your knife? Being a throwing knife, I would imagine that only the tip would be sharp...
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PostSubject: Re: Knife Throwing Championships 2013!!   September 4th 2013, 12:10 am

 Yes, only the tips are sharp. Throwing knives should not have sharp edges.

I've looked at bartender bottle spinning, military rifle spinning, poi spinners, fire sticks, pen spinners, jugglers, chefs...anyone I could find spinning objects. Still looking for different moves that can be done with the objects I play with.
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PostSubject: Re: Knife Throwing Championships 2013!!   September 4th 2013, 12:32 am

Oh, I do pen spinning and juggling really well and a bit of poi as well. I want to get into knives and "flairtending" (the bartenders that do the fancy spins), but rifle spinning has never really caught my eye.
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PostSubject: Re: Knife Throwing Championships 2013!!   November 20th 2013, 12:04 pm



Texas was AWESOME!  World Championship Knife Throwing!!  We had throwers from USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Japan, Africa, United Kingdom, Germany, and France.



I met and became great friends with the 14 time Russian Champion and now World Champion setting a new world record of 276/300 Mikhail Sedyshev.


I got to hang out with my friends, some of the best knife throwers in the world!






I trained some of the next generation of throwers.


Had a great time in the competitions. This is what I call the epic hair shot Wink



The biggest honor of our sport.....the new World Champion, Mikhail Sedyshev, gave to me his throwing hawks and one of his World Champion winning knives. Everybody else was SO jealous!


Great food with great people!


My buddy Roger said that when I was all geared up with my knives and whips that I looked like I should be in a action movie, said I reminded him of Van Helsing bones 


It was so awesome! Already making plans for next year!!
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PostSubject: Re: Knife Throwing Championships 2013!!   December 18th 2013, 8:13 am

Looks like you had a great time Sinz!
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PostSubject: Re: Knife Throwing Championships 2013!!   March 5th 2014, 1:03 am

Lol what do you even carry on a day to day basis? I think we have an ancient edc thread somewhere...
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PostSubject: Re: Knife Throwing Championships 2013!!   March 5th 2014, 9:15 am

Wolfie wrote:
Lol what do you even carry on a day to day basis? I think we have an ancient edc thread somewhere...

I'm sure you would be surprised.

The truth...I have no EDC.
Unless you mean my phone/keys/wallet.

They changed the rules at my work to nothing bigger than a 2.5" blade is allowed...and that includes what you have in your vehicle as it's on company property.

I change what I carry depending on where I'm going.
I have so many knives that I could carry a different one every day of the year and still have many left over.
For the most part I carry a simple folder, cheap but not crap.
A fixed blade is considered a 'deadly weapon' and I don't need that kind of trouble, so those 'usually' stay at home.

But really...if it comes down to it I can do what I need to do with a 2.5" blade just as well as a 9" blade.

I have really beautiful fixed blades; daggers and bowies and such, and a collection of some of the rarest automatic switchblades ever made. A wall full of armblades. That shit all stays home.

I will say this...I always have at least 3 knives on me and you will never see 2 of them. Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Knife Throwing Championships 2013!!   March 5th 2014, 9:23 am

I believe you mean "better pray you only see the first"  Very Happy 

I have two Cold Steel Espadas I carry (The left one waves forward in the reverse grip) and I never use those knives for anything. The knife I use for chores is the dinky little sucker on my leatherman squirt ps4 I carry on my keychain.


That way my fighting knives are always sharp. They have the longest reach of any folder on the market by a good chunk that I am aware of so I figure if I can stay aware and anticipate an attack and engage them before they close the distance between us then I shouldn't have a problem cutting them to ribbons. My problem will be explaining my pocket swordS to the law but at least it won't be surviving. However the thing that worries me is a few extra inches really don't mean shit against someone that can run with world champions in knife throwing lol. Xiphoid Death 
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PostSubject: Re: Knife Throwing Championships 2013!!   March 5th 2014, 9:48 pm

A little late, but why not. You did say action movie.
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PostSubject: Re: Knife Throwing Championships 2013!!   March 5th 2014, 10:39 pm

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