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    Legolas, eat your heart out


    I'm always still in trouble again

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    • #3
      Lars would have killed Howard about 20 times over before Howard got off even one shot.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sparko View Post
        Lars would have killed Howard about 20 times over before Howard got off even one shot.
        Probably not - it's not the best video of him and he's middle aged by the time it was made.

        Hill was one of the all time greats. Lars may well be one, too.

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          I'm always still in trouble again

          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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          • #6
            I have read critiques of the Lars video that suggest some these 'stunts' were recorded many times and that while he is certainly fast his real life accuracy is not very good. Also there has been some commentary that there are historical errors in the commentary. I'll dig them up if you like.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pancreasman View Post
              I have read critiques of the Lars video that suggest some these 'stunts' were recorded many times and that while he is certainly fast his real life accuracy is not very good. Also there has been some commentary that there are historical errors in the commentary. I'll dig them up if you like.
              Sure. The criticism I've seen so far has amounted to little more than "No way. I don't believe it."

              And I certainly wouldn't be surprised that the videos only show the successes. He seems to be wanting to show that it can be done and emphasized that he hasn't the lifetime of training or the physical conditioning that the top archers in previous times went through.

              I'm always still in trouble again

              "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
              "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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              • #8
                Even if he made only 50% of his shots, he seems to be able to get off about 10 times as many shots as a standard archer in the same amount of time.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                  Even if he made only 50% of his shots, he seems to be able to get off about 10 times as many shots as a standard archer in the same amount of time.
                  Like comparing a sniper with a fully automatic weapon IMO. Also, I don't even expect them to be showing failures on this kind of thing. Kind of like that basketball dropped from an airplane. It probably took them forever to actually pull it off.

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                  • #10
                    Did you know that when an archer missed his mark in the olden days, somebody would always holler, "Sinner!"?

                    Because that's what it means........

                    To sin means to miss the mark or fall short of the required standard. This term comes from a competitive game of olden times where archers would, in turn, aim at a distant target. If they hit the target, they were allowed to continue to the next round of the competition. But if they missed the mark (the prescribed target), they were called sinners, and were immediately eliminated from the competition.
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                    • #11
                      I've been shooting a bow since I was 12. One thing I can tell you about Lars bow is that it's a relatively light pull weight bow. That lets you shoot it fast and accurately. But it doesn't penetrate as well. Also the shot where he turns and shoots the other arrow out of the air, that's only possible because of the relatively slow speed of said arrow. My guess is that arrow is traveling around 120 to 140 ft/sec. Sounds fast but my modern compound that I hunt with, shoots over 300 ft/sec. I would like to see him shoot that one out of the air...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Littlejoe View Post
                        I've been shooting a bow since I was 12. One thing I can tell you about Lars bow is that it's a relatively light pull weight bow. That lets you shoot it fast and accurately. But it doesn't penetrate as well. Also the shot where he turns and shoots the other arrow out of the air, that's only possible because of the relatively slow speed of said arrow. My guess is that arrow is traveling around 120 to 140 ft/sec. Sounds fast but my modern compound that I hunt with, shoots over 300 ft/sec. I would like to see him shoot that one out of the air...
                        Maybe some more practice and he will get it done.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Littlejoe View Post
                          I've been shooting a bow since I was 12. One thing I can tell you about Lars bow is that it's a relatively light pull weight bow. That lets you shoot it fast and accurately. But it doesn't penetrate as well. Also the shot where he turns and shoots the other arrow out of the air, that's only possible because of the relatively slow speed of said arrow. My guess is that arrow is traveling around 120 to 140 ft/sec. Sounds fast but my modern compound that I hunt with, shoots over 300 ft/sec. I would like to see him shoot that one out of the air...
                          I'm not sure a modern compound is really a fair comparison, especially when he's attempting some sort of historical accuracy.
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                          • #14
                            Hey Cath: Turns out there's an archery range just a few miles up the road from us operated by the county. Maybe they have classes or programs?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Littlejoe View Post
                              I've been shooting a bow since I was 12. One thing I can tell you about Lars bow is that it's a relatively light pull weight bow. That lets you shoot it fast and accurately. But it doesn't penetrate as well. Also the shot where he turns and shoots the other arrow out of the air, that's only possible because of the relatively slow speed of said arrow. My guess is that arrow is traveling around 120 to 140 ft/sec. Sounds fast but my modern compound that I hunt with, shoots over 300 ft/sec. I would like to see him shoot that one out of the air...
                              Conversely, I couldn't shoot one out of the air like that even if it had just come off of a 5lb bow - it's still a pretty neat trick.


                              I prefer recurves and longbows. Longbows are fun!


                              FYI: I'd guess his bow at 25 - 30 lb. Certainly not higher.
                              Last edited by Teallaura; 02-02-2015, 04:21 PM.

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