Re: [thrower] Throwing torpedoes
I just read the menu for the Hurlathon BBQ. WOW!
No wonder I made my plane reservations 6 months in advance. Great food and
charming company. That's what knife throwing is all about! I'll be up on
Friday with my usual supply of groceries.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lee Fugatt" <lpndolfn@...>
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2002 8:07 AM
Subject: Re: [thrower] Throwing torpedoes
> I am guessing that you mean Rail stakes or the large "Nails" used to hold
> the rails to the ties. Anyone who would hunt rabbits with a 90 pound 6
> long railroad tie should be aproached very carefully! :-)
> As to "torpedoes" Anyone who read about or experienced the campus riots
> Berkley in the '60's saw the use of 12 to 14" sections of 1" diameter
> sharpened at both ends being thrown from the tops of buildings at the
> National Guard and State Police. The concept is, like most of our
> stuff, very old. I would like to see one with a diamond cross section
> though as I don't like the round stock much.
> BTW The menu for the Hurlathon (West Coast Masters) has recently
> to include tenderloin medallions of venison wrapped in bacon, several
> rabbits marinated in white wine and orange, as well as lamb ke babs with
> roast potato and egg plant on a bed of rice and garnished with fresh mint.
> See ya there! Lee
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kenny Vaughn" <coldsteelkv@...>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Friday, March 29, 2002 6:33 PM
> Subject: Re: [thrower] Throwing torpedoes
> > Hey;
> > I love the torpedoes! As far as I know,they are strictly a Cold Steel
> > product. If I remember right, the story was a friend of Cold Steel's
> > founder Lynn Thompson told him about hunting for squirrel and rabbits
> > Alabama with railroad ties. They were so heavy that if they hit, they
> > at the least stun the animal.
> > Believe it or not: On Thanksgiving a cople of years ago, I went out and
> > threw a torpedoe at my target. It split my target like a wood grenade.
> > That target was a log round 5 1/2 inches thick and 2 feet high!
> > Of course, (and I know eevry thrower knows this one!) NOBODY SAW IT!
> > Hope this helps;
> > KV
> > >From: thechuckster@...
> > >Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > >To: email@example.com
> > >Subject: [thrower] Throwing torpedoes
> > >Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 21:34:05 -0600 (CST)
> > >
> > >
> > >A couple of years ago I bought 3 Cold Steel torpedoes, intending to
> > >throw them along with my knives and hawks. The torpedoes truly are
> > >fun to throw. They are 15 inches long,measure 1 inch at the center and
> > >weigh 2 pounds. They taper to a point at each end.
> > > The torpedoes feel very heavy and quickly can tire your arm.
> > >However they are so heavy you almost don't have to throw them at the
> > >target, you can lob them up there so they seem to float but they really
> > >dig in. Sometimes it is quite a job to dig them out of a wooden target.
> > >I haven't thrown them much lately just throwing a few after finishing
> > >with the knives and hawks.
> > >Today I decided to concentrate on the torpedoes and devote the whole
> > >session to them.
> > >I started at 8 feet for 1/2 turn and stuck every one with reasonable
> > >accuracy.
> > >Burl Carl *The Underhand Man* said he throws the torpedoes underhand
> > >like you would lateral a football,with a spiral using your fingers to
> > >impart spin. I tried this a few times but didn't even come close to
> > >sticking one. This is a no turn throw and seems like it would be
> > >feasible but it didn't work for me. Burl is a truly great underhand
> > >thrower and throws big (BIG) bowies he makes himself at several turns,
> > >underhand and overhand. I moved back to 14 feet and threw at one turn
> > >with good results,sticking almost every one with decent accuracy. I
> > >throw hawks at 14 feet for one turn and being inherently lazy and
> > >wanting to save steps I decided to throw some hawks from the same
> > >distance. That worked very well. I have 6 tree rounds as targets and I
> > >would throw 3 torpedoes and 3 hawks and then retrieve. The torpedoes
> > >seem to matchup with the hawks as far as turns go, 1 turn from 14 feet
> > >and 1 1/2 turns from 18 to 19 feet.
> > >All in all it was a good session, I really enjoyed throwing the
> > >torpedoes and didn't have a sore arm probably because you don't have to
> > >put any steam on the throw at all just kind of lob them up there. I
> > >threw for almost an hour which may not seem like much but throwing
> > >nonstop by yourself, that's a lot of tosses especially with torpedoes
> > >and hawks.
> > >I would like to throw the torpedoes more but my throwing time is
> > >in the cold weather. I can't use my outside target very often and my
> > >indoor target is in an indoor horse arena owned by my daughter and son
> > >inlaw. It is very much a working horse ranch and in the cold weather I
> > >can only throw in the late evenings or on Monday when the ranch is
> > >closed.
> > >Does anyone know if anyone else makes torpedoes? I've only seen them
> > >advertised from Cold Steel.
> > >
> > > Anyone can be Captain
> > > When the sea is smooth
> > > Chuck Fogarty
> > >
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