Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by Eric T. Cheng, Nov 29, 2012.
Danish archer Lars Andersen rediscovers an old technique of shooting arrows really fast.
His technique goes against everything I was taught about archery...
Which part of the video should I go to in order to see Lars Andersen shoot orcs in the midst of an epic battle?
My favorite part was how the male Siri was narrating that.
I don't see him surfing on a shield down the stairs.
I'm not clear on what he's doing. It kinda looks like he just has a shitload of arrows in his hand, and... somehow they all fire in a second or two. Is he firing them sequentially? All at the same time? It doesn't even look like he pulls back the bow much.
Ah hah! There's a reddit post that seems to explain what's going on. At least it gives a plausible sounding explanation.
If he's just target shooting at a short distance he doesn't need a bow with a strong pull weight. Here in Canada I believe by law you need at least 40 lb. of draw weight to go hunting, so you can take down a deer with one shot (the last thing you want is for the animal to wander into the bush with your $15 arrow).
A couple years ago I talked to one of the archery trainers who teaches archery to actors like Jessica Biel for Blade 3. He taught Stone Cold Steve Austin and gave him a bow with 6 lb of draw weight. The wrestler was baffled why he started off with such a weak bow. The trainer said that it's not the power of the bow but your stance that's most important. Once you get your stance down you can use a more powerful bow.
Or to suffer needlessly?
It's so low the arrows are barely clinging to the target. I love how they compare it against Legolas. Against armored enemies of any kind (including orcs), his method doesn't do a damn thing unless he hits them in the eye. The arrows would literally bounce off.
I thought it was an Anonymous video, reminding us that they do not forget (old Mongolian archery techniques) and that we should be expecting them (to shoot us with arrows from the back of a horse).
Did you watch the video? He first three arrows through chain mail. Why are you seriously trying to make a comparison to a movie in which the actor never even fired a real arrow during the filming?
I dunno about you guys, but I was waiting for the part in the video where he started shooting danishes.
They show him penetrating ringmail, so unless he's cheating or using more than one technique, you are wrong.
The ones that go through chainmail are fired at a slower speed - still fast, but not quite as fast. FYI, chainmail/ringmail sucks for stopping arrows depending on how it's made - in many cases, hard leather is better against arrows. I'm not saying his technique is wrong or bad, but let's compare apples to apples - when he's trying to show superior speed, look at the target - the arrows are hanging out.
And I didn't make the comparision to Legolas first - THE VIDEO DID! Durrrr....
Anyone who follows this technique is kidding themselves. There's no way they'd ever be able to conquer more than maybe sixteen percent of the Earth's total land area. If they're lucky! Pfft.
Presumably he would be using enchanted mithril arrows +1 if he were actually fighting orcs and not target-shooting.
Think of the poor arrow ;_;
Sometimes it's worth taking the -2 to hit for an extra shot.
Almost always in fact!
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