A long, hard road.
Hi, I’m Mike.
When I got medically retired from the army at the age of 31, with one working lung, I didn’t know what the hell I was gonna do. I just knew I was done working for other people.
But what? Axes? Let’s do it.
Every day of this build was a new learning experience. Every day went- “how do I build this? How do I make this safe? Dummy-proof? Pleasant to look at and a fun experience for my guests??” Sometimes that meant an extra couple hundred to reinforce a spot of fencing. Other times that meant getting my 235lb butt into the rafters to secure a line off a girder without falling.
But we did it.
We. This is very much a Mom & Pop shop on a shoestring budget. There was no loan from a bank that went to a construction company to build this thing. We started as a mobile business and busted our asses on the trailer running from event to event all over the state to save up for this. This was our life savings and a whole mess of blood, sweat, and tears to get it done. From sleepless nights and caffeine days, to panic attacks and vodka red bulls. And the help of some amazing friends.
At AxGard, I promise you’re gonna have an amazing time. Learn a new sport, and stay safe while doing it.
I’m a firm believer if you want something, just jump. I promise you will figure out the parachute on the way down.
Pardon me while I find the ripcord.