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Archery technique by Lars Andersen


Lars Andersen is a Danish archer who had undertaken a journey of reviving medieval archery battle techniques. He is also a larper - in fact, that's where he started using bow and arrows, and that's where he was able to get some practice with soft arrows against moving targets. At a fantasy larp.

So watch the above video about Lars, narrated by the Danish larper Claus Raasted. It had gone viral in only a few hours. Below you can find his video from 2012:


Don't these videos make you want to take archery yourself? :) Discuss in comments. In the meanwhile, here's a few quotes from Lars:

”I recently read about a girl who did Katniss Everdeen (from Hunger Games) cosplay. She'd had to glue the arrows to the inside of the quiver to make sure they didn't bounce out when she ran around. If that doesn't tell us that the back quiver is silly, I don't know what does.”

”Many people have accused me of being fake or have theories on how there's cheating involved. I've always found it fascinating how human it is, to want to disbelieve anything that goes against our world view – even when it's about something as relatively neutral as archery.”

”At one of our combat archery tournaments last year, I ended up in a one-on-one duel against a friend. Every time he shot an arrow at me, I'd shoot it out of the air with one of my own. After five arrows, he just gave up in good-natured disgust. Sure, it was showing off, but it was also a lot of fun!”

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