Real Life Legolas: Archer 'Rediscovers' Ancient Archery Techniques, Can Shoot Three Arrows In A Second

November 14, 2013


This is a video of Danish archer Lars Anderson demonstrating the ancient archery techniques he's been practicing. The key to a lot of them is holding spare arrows in your hand instead of a quiver. Doing so, Lhars can shoot 10 arrows in 4.9 seconds, shoot 11 arrows before the first hits the ground, shoot through chainmail, shoot three arrows in less than a second while falling, and shoot three disks while running backwards in 1.12 seconds. I wish I was better at archery. I think the bow might actually be my favorite weapon if you don't count laser blasters or psychological warfare.

Keep going for the worthwhile video, but feel free to skip around. You can't turn off the robotic narration though. There's also a shorter one after of Lars hitting targets from the back of a motorcycle.

Thanks to Boulder, who asked me to stand by a tree with an apple on my head but I politely declined.

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