Danish archer disproves Hollywood with old techniques

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A Danish archer is on a quest to reinvent the art of archery, using shooting methods dating back 5,000 years. Lars Andersen says that Hollywood characters, such as The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen, would not be able to shoot so accurately on the move by placing the arrow on the left side of the bow.

Andersen has studied old manuscripts about archery and learned the shooting method of placing the arrow on the right side of the bow, rather than the left side. This technique has allowed him to shoot moving and still targets at a much faster rate.

Another technique Andersen uses is holding his arrows in his shooting hand, rather carrying them in a quiver on his back.

 

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