Hollywood Invented the Back Quiver Myth?
Forget movie myths and legends, if you thought these were true you really need to see this viral video! (video)
You also need to check out the other video where he knocks other pseudo historical and movie myths to the ground too! (video)
Basically with this video he debunks several Hollywood myths about archery.
For example in most movies ( including, “The Hunger Games”) You see the actor/actress wearing a back quiver of arrows on their back when they fire the bow even though you can’t fire a bow with an arrow holder like this on your back. They would also either have to remove it or remove the arrows before they could shoot an arrow.
You might also notice that in many movies, the actor uses the bow left handed but then the arrow quiver is on the right side of their body, in actuality you have to stand at a 90 degree angle from the target and spin completely to the other side of your body with your back to the target in which you are firing the arrows to the other side.
Even though you can’t fire a bow with an arrow holder like this on your back, producers have to keep it this way for movies because it looks more dramatic and makes it easier for the audience to follow.
Speed Shooting Technique
Speed shooting, also called speed archery is nothing but quick shots with an archery bow. There are schools of thought about competition, rules and scoring, but the main idea is the three shots in the shortest amount of time.
There are a couple of ways in which you can improve your speed shooting; and are very easy to grasp.
Next Level Tricks
I've been a practicing archer my entire life. I'm currently enrolled in a four year University archery team. I've competed on three different teams, and I currently have two different bows that are extremely high end. Professionally, I'm a Junior Olympic trainer and a collegiate instructor.
I never in a million years thought I'd be doing this video series.
Here it is… A look at some unbelievable archery trick shots that I am amazed by every time I watch.
I've learned magic from Jason Kocol; a true archery magician. The level of focus and accuracy is truly incredible. Archery is one of the greatest sports on this planet. It combines strength, accuracy, and grace. It's truly a test of the human mind and body.
I hope you enjoy this video and it inspires you to expand your mind and see just exactly what can be done with archery.
How is it Possible?
The bow is called a "long bow", and it is able to shoot multiple arrows at a time.
The archer is only allowed to use one arrow at a time. The arrows are stacked on top of each other, and each arrow is fitted into their own section. The arrows do not need to be secured in the long bow. This is the magic of the long bow. Each arrow is stacked on top of the other. Each is fitted into their own part of the long bow.
The bow string moves across the tips of each arrow. Because this is happening so fast, it's easy to see how the arrows are getting the job done!
I've always loved archery. In high school, I competed in archery. I won't bore you with the details, but suffice it to say that I was never very good at it, and the equipment was very different. This guy is brilliant!
The video is from TheTomfoolery. It explains how this is possible in detail.