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Author Topic: Archery and Reconstruction  (Read 1433 times)

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Archery and Reconstruction
« on: January 24, 2015, 07:50:42 pm »
So I happened to while perusing the internets encounter:


which is an amazing video of a guy performing some incredible archery maneuvers, seriously awesome stuff, and well worth watching.  He studied historical war archery texts and looked at ancient artwork and basically figured out what the techniques were that were being illustrated and started learning how to do them himself.

And after I had people in chat watch the video, I suddenly went, "THIS IS HOW RECONSTRUCTIONISM IS SUPPOSED TO WORK."

So now I am sharing the awesome and also saying "Look at that!  He did this amazing research and then went and did things with it! And also LOOK AT THOSE THINGS."

Because those things.  Wow.
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Re: Archery and Reconstruction
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2015, 04:18:55 pm »
Quote from: Darkhawk;169925
So I happened to while perusing the internets encounter:


which is an amazing video of a guy performing some incredible archery maneuvers, seriously awesome stuff, and well worth watching.  He studied historical war archery texts and looked at ancient artwork and basically figured out what the techniques were that were being illustrated and started learning how to do them himself.

And after I had people in chat watch the video, I suddenly went, "THIS IS HOW RECONSTRUCTIONISM IS SUPPOSED TO WORK."

So now I am sharing the awesome and also saying "Look at that!  He did this amazing research and then went and did things with it! And also LOOK AT THOSE THINGS."

Because those things.  Wow.

 
I actually saw that very video on another website very recently. What a coincidence!

That said I'm in two minds about it. On the one hand I am naturally suspicious and I wonder how much in the video was 'real'.

On the other hand the idea makes sense. Modern archery developed for target shooting, and there is no reason to believe that war archer resembled it in anyway.

Hmm, I think I should do some research of my own.

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Re: Archery and Reconstruction
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2015, 07:34:57 pm »
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That said I'm in two minds about it. On the one hand I am naturally suspicious and I wonder how much in the video was 'real'.

 
My Celt apparently came across him a while back and noted that he'd developed his skills since the last video he saw, for what that's worth.
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Re: Archery and Reconstruction
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2015, 10:46:40 pm »
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That said I'm in two minds about it. On the one hand I am naturally suspicious and I wonder how much in the video was 'real'.

Apparently all of it, from what I've read.
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Re: Archery and Reconstruction
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2015, 06:25:40 am »
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So I happened to while perusing the internets encounter:


I love this so much.
When I saw this first, the only word I could find for this level of skill and awesomeness was 'sexy'.

It's so impressive and I'm wondering how to use this in a story. :D:
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Confuzzled and proud. :p

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Re: Archery and Reconstruction
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2015, 08:37:36 am »
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...I suddenly went, "THIS IS HOW RECONSTRUCTIONISM IS SUPPOSED TO WORK."

So now I am sharing the awesome and also saying "Look at that!  He did this amazing research and then went and did things with it! And also LOOK AT THOSE THINGS."

Because those things.  Wow.

 
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Re: Archery and Reconstruction
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2015, 06:34:16 pm »
Quote from: Darkhawk;169925
So I happened to while perusing the internets encounter:


which is an amazing video of a guy performing some incredible archery maneuvers, seriously awesome stuff, and well worth watching.  He studied historical war archery texts and looked at ancient artwork and basically figured out what the techniques were that were being illustrated and started learning how to do them himself.

And after I had people in chat watch the video, I suddenly went, "THIS IS HOW RECONSTRUCTIONISM IS SUPPOSED TO WORK."

So now I am sharing the awesome and also saying "Look at that!  He did this amazing research and then went and did things with it! And also LOOK AT THOSE THINGS."

Because those things.  Wow.


We have a bow to hunt deer in the mountains behind us. This is a skill I'm definitely going to try and practice. Very cool!
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Re: Archery and Reconstruction
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2015, 07:18:08 pm »
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And after I had people in chat watch the video, I suddenly went, "THIS IS HOW RECONSTRUCTIONISM IS SUPPOSED TO WORK."


I too saw this video a few days ago and was like "HOLY SH*T!"

... Though when I saw the thread title I thought it would be about something else, since I happen to be currently taking an archery class for partly-spiritual purposes.

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