proper archery

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proper archery

Postby pilvikki » 24 Jan 2015, 17:29

    the right way to do it:

    https://www.nerdist.com/2015/01/badass-danish-youtuber-destroys-every-hollywood-archery-myth/

    now, what baffles me is why do the movies get EVERYTHING wrong? and I mean everything from Viking helmets to kiddie stories!

    I understand it's meant for entertainment, not education, but why does it have to be wrong, every time!
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    Re: proper archery

    Postby Kellemora » 25 Jan 2015, 13:20

    If you ever watched Diagnosis Murder, and caught the episode where half the cast got involved with a film being made in the hospital. Dr. Sloan (Dick Van Dyke) pointed out all the wrong things they did.
    The movie directly explained why it didn't matter in a few different ways during the episode.
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    Re: proper archery

    Postby Ice.Maiden » 25 Jan 2015, 14:28

    And yet, in the Tyrol Museum where the mummified body of the 5000 year old "Iceman's" kept, an old leather quiver's amongst his belongings, along with some of his arrows.

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    No one knows what this man was doing on the mountainside on his own, but in antiquity, men probably hunted in groups and got as close to the quarry as possible. The animal thus surrounded, one hunter may not've needed to fire successive arrows rapidly, so it's possible that quivers could've been slung over their shoulders - or carried at the hip. No one really knows how successful these hunts were, although I'm sure that TV and film makers get a lot of detail wrong.

    Our old Russian friend describes when his father took him hunting for wild boar in the forests where he grew up. They used wooden spears to kill the creatures, after chasing them through the undergrowth.

    Indigenous tribes who still hunt for monkeys, either use long bows or blow pipes, and their quivers ARE slung round their necks.

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    Re: proper archery

    Postby pilvikki » 25 Jan 2015, 15:08


    but in these cases, what lars said applies: they're shooting more or less stationary targets. you need sneak up whatever they're hunting as they can hardly outrun them.
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    Re: proper archery

    Postby Flawless » 25 Jan 2015, 20:14

    That and he was talking about only Arabic archery, which was used for man to man combat, not archery styles for hunting and the European styles.
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    Re: proper archery

    Postby Ice.Maiden » 25 Jan 2015, 21:08

    Maybe so, yes.
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    Re: proper archery

    Postby pilvikki » 26 Jan 2015, 10:26


    I made myself a bow when I was 9. pulled back the string - and the arrow dropped in front of me. tried again. and again.

    hence now not in bow business.

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    Re: proper archery

    Postby Ice.Maiden » 26 Jan 2015, 19:59

    :lmao4: The same happened to me! The arrow went nowhere, except for on the ground in front of me.
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    Re: proper archery

    Postby pilvikki » 28 Jan 2015, 07:38

    so annoying! Lol
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    Re: proper archery

    Postby Ice.Maiden » 28 Jan 2015, 15:35

    Mine was pathetic, but I found that it worked when the string was made out of rubber bands! : )
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    Re: proper archery

    Postby pilvikki » 29 Jan 2015, 11:12


    i'll try that next!

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    Re: proper archery

    Postby Ice.Maiden » 29 Jan 2015, 13:42

    The arrow flies well! : )

    String's no good. It hasn't enough "give" in it, so my first attempts went nowhere fast. LOL.
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