Lars Andersen: A new level of archery


Centuries ago Master archers were able [to] perform incredible feats of archery these skills have long since been forgotten But the danish archer lars Andersen is trying to reinvent. What has been lost He uses forgotten and historical methods and holds all his arrows in the same hand [and] shoot role Once this technique was widespread and [the] syrian artwork shows that the method was at least [5,000] years old Arab archery the Most extensive historical book ever made about Archery [States] This is the best type of shooting And there’s nothing beyond it in power or accuracy using this technique lars has set several speed shooting records and shoots more than twice as fast as his closest competitors and being able to Shoot fast is just one of the benefits [of] the method But the big question is why has it been forgotten today about? [10] years ago lars started using a bow the arrows he carried in a quiver on his back Surprisingly the quiver turned out to be useless when it came to moving fast the back quiver is a hollywood myth and was not common In the past, but it is still spread all over the world why because Modern archers Do not move they stand still firing at a target board something that was unknown in the past These archers also started placing the arrow on the left side of the bow just as archers do in movies This is probably due to the fact that aiming at a stationary 2-Dimensional Target makes you Aim with one eye Instead of [to] this one eyed aiming also led to bows with front sights and other technical gadgets, but that’s another story However placing the arrow left around the bow is [not] good while you’re in motion by placing the arrow on the left side your hand Is on the wrong side of the string so you need several movements before you can actually shoot? from studying old pictures [of] archers lars Discovered that some historical archers held their arrows on the right side of the boat this means that the arrow can be drawn and fired In one single motion which is both faster and better, and this was not the only problem with archery today Lars realized that what we thought was historical archery only works well for Modern Target [action] and Hollywood films if you wanted to learn to shoot [like] the master archers of old he would have to unlearn what he had learned and Start reading historical manuscripts instead he would have to find his way back [to] a time when archery was simpler and more natural Exactly like throwing the ball in Essence making archery as simple as possible it is harder to learn how to shoot this way But it gives more options and ultimately it’s also more fun a war archer must have total control [over] his bow in all situations [and] must be able to handle his bow and arrows in a controlled [way] under the most varied of circumstances the Old Manuscripts [told] lars That master archers can shoot the bow with both hands And still hit the Target So he began practicing he is also described that an archer in motion must be able to hit a blade So that the arrow splits into parts like this Archers could also pick up enemy arrows and shoot them back Or grab arrows while on the move and fire them rapidly There are even myths of archers who could grab an enemy’s arrow, and shoot it back Lars took it a step further and is now able to catch an arrow while jumping and fire it before he hits the ground Perhaps most importantly Modern slow archery has led people to believe that war archers only shot at long distances However lars found that they could shoot at any distance even up close This does require the ability [to] fire fast though in the beginning archers probably drew arrows from quivers or belts But since then they started holding the arrows in the bow hand and later in the draw hand Taking it to this third level that of holding arrows in the draw hand requires Immense practice and skill and only professional Archers Hunters and so on would have had the time for it when [gun] started replacing bows this technique was forgotten and The only reason lars is able to do it is because he spent years practicing intensely The hard part is not learning how to hold the arrows but learning how to handle the croco and drawn fire in one single motion No matter what method is used it works in all positions and while in motion whether rolling running or on horseback It also works with Sharp arrows and powerful bows and while there is no doubt that those war archers of the past We’re stronger and more fit than [Larsa’s] his arrows still penetrate chainmail armor And the heavy gambas on were underneath it It is difficult to compare actual striking power though modern archers use only one hand [but] in the past some archers allegedly used both hands To give the arrow more power Old manuscripts tell us that it was common to hold three arrows in the [drawer] handed once while keeping more in a belt quiver We know that some archers held more and in a way the bow was the ultimate weapon Who can escape 10 arrows firing quickly after another? From old texts we know that saracen archers were expecting to be able to fire three arrows in 1.5 seconds and very skilled archers were even faster Loras has managed to shoot three arrows in 0.6 seconds But while speed is important Hitting the Target is essential To test accuracy and speed at the same time large set up an experiment where [he] shot incoming arrows with arrows of his own But he took it one step further in the 1938 movie the adventures of Robin hood Robin hood splits an arrow down the middle Some consider this the ultimate archery trick. They’re wrong [no] The ultimate archery trick is splitting an incoming arrow in two with one of your own. We do not recommend you trying this at home Thank you for watching

100 thoughts on “Lars Andersen: A new level of archery

  1. What theme song is playing in this man's head?
    Dunnu dununnaaa… *hop-skip-hop*
    bum bumm bum! *twang-twang-pose*

  2. "But he can't shoot through steel plate armour."

    Bows and arrows have been used by humans for thousands of years and in many different cultures. Steel plate armour was only common a few hundred years and mostly in Europe. And a good plate armour would probably not be penetrated by an arrow from English longbow anyway. Why not adding that Lars couldn't penetrate a modern tank with his arrows? The guy shot more than twice as fast as the other competing speed shooters AND he can do amazing tricks. Just enjoy the show!

  3. In time of lost arts, gagers and online trolls, a world in turmoil cried out for a hero.
    He was Lars, a mighty archer – forged in the heat of training.
    The power, the bottle can, the under the ass shot.
    His aim will change the world!

  4. Well. I want to get into archery so i will just start like this. Problem solved. Harder to relearn than to learn the better way first

  5. Скифский или монгольский лук самый лучший лук в истории.

  6. 3:25 dude, that's what happened to his teacher when this guy was at school, and the teacher said "Lars, don't drink when I'm speaking !" lmao

  7. Trashing modern Archery as ineffective to prove his technique is better, pretty lame watch Kassai Lajos videos to see that he makes modern style work, only Hunters and Olympic archers use a sight and most modern archers are using both eyes, even many using a sight so a lot of errors in his statements. Also Lars is shooting a very light draw bow at short range, the bow was a long range weapon when used in war, his techniques are fun and interesting and he has skill but he trashed both history and modern methods to prove his better lol

  8. Fantastic skills but the commentator can't stop going on about firing arrows – you SHOOT arrows, you only fire a gun! I would be a little dubious about medieval manuscripts accurately showing how archers shot, I think they often showed positions that were easier to draw, not necessarily how they actually did it! A lot quicker my my 12 shots a minute though, well done indeed! Mad Jack Churchill would be proud!

  9. Imagine ladies, which pleasure his fast and steady fingers can give you. He surely never misses the target and can be rapidly!

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