Drilling is a specific kubb throwing technique employed to strategically place the field kubbs in such a manner that they land very closely together.

There are various strategies to drilling, but the majority of drills adhere to these two principles:

  1. The kubb is spun on its center axis, similar to a spin of a thrown football
  2. Unlike a football, the nose of the kubb is generally pointed downward during the throwing motion

Drilled kubbs are generally thrown near the centerpins, for the following reasons:

  1. Throwing close to the centerline provides a more favorable and closer distance to attack a kubb
  2. Throwing close to the corner provides the advantage that if kubbs are half in/half out, they are forced in, creating a tighter group
  3. Kubbs that are off-target, not thrown to technique, or bounce off other previously thrown kubbs have more of a chance to go out of bounds. This allows the inkastare another attempt to throw the kubb without affording a less favorable kubb position if it were to have stayed in bounds.
  4. Throwing to a position further away from the king decreases the chance of knocking the king over prematurely.


The act of inkasting a kubb far into the upfield near the opponent’s baseline.

Generally done with the intention of setting up a possible double with a base kubb, but can also be used as a conservative move if the inkastare believes they have more kubbs to throw than their team can topple with six batons, thus mitigating the danger of a close advantage line.


Chad-style is a specific cadence for baton throwing used by a team of two. In a Chad-style attack, the first player throws two batons, leaving their third in reserve. The second player then throws two batons, also leaving their third in reserve. Then, the first player throws their final baton followed by the second player throwing their final baton.

This term was coined at the 2012 MN Kubb Loppet Tournament by the Kubbchucks. It was named after Chad Parsons and Chad Bevers playing as the KubbSnipers.