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Re: [thrower] Throwing torpedoes

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  • cgeddes
    Lee, 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
    Message 1 of 12 , Apr 1, 2002
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      Lee,

      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.

      Carl

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Lee Fugatt" <lpndolfn@...>
      To: <thrower@yahoogroups.com>
      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
      foot
      > long railroad tie should be aproached very carefully! :-)
      >
      > As to "torpedoes" Anyone who read about or experienced the campus riots
      at
      > Berkley in the '60's saw the use of 12 to 14" sections of 1" diameter
      re-bar
      > 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
      throwing
      > 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
      expanded
      > 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: <thrower@yahoogroups.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
      in
      > > Alabama with railroad ties. They were so heavy that if they hit, they
      > would
      > > 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: thrower@yahoogroups.com
      > > >To: thrower@yahoogroups.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
      great
      > > >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
      limited
      > > >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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