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:
- The kubb is spun on its center axis, similar to a spin of a thrown football
- 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:
- Throwing close to the centerline provides a more favorable and closer distance to attack a kubb
- Throwing close to the corner provides the advantage that if kubbs are half in/half out, they are forced in, creating a tighter group
- 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.
- Throwing to a position further away from the king decreases the chance of knocking the king over prematurely.