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Old January 26, 2015, 17:59   #1
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Lars Andersen - Archery as you never saw it before

I guess a lot of you already saw this one, but if not, I recommend it strongly. Puts archery in a whole new perspective.

http://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2015...-archery-video
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Old January 26, 2015, 21:01   #2
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Brilliant, thank you.
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Old January 26, 2015, 21:36   #3
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Some critique
http://geekdad.com/2015/01/danish-archer
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Old January 27, 2015, 12:19   #4
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Thank you... + read the discussion. What puzzled me is that neither video nor debunking mentioned different draws directly. With a thumb-draw, it is rather common to put the arrow on the outside and you do have a few fingers available to hold arrows, if you wish to do so and manage not to mess up, but all this isn't exactly forgotten. (Look at this gentleman: http://www.koreanarchery.org/classic/scan20.jpg)
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Clearly just jealous of Lars' awesomeness
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Clearly just jealous of Lars' awesomeness
I dunno. After watching the video I thought the comparison to the star wars kid was apt.
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Uhhhh - wow. But, this is just one of many arts and skills that have been lost through the ages.

We are watching one skill dying off today. When was the last time you walked into a store, made a purchase, and the cashier was capable of making change without a computer?

The math that I took for granted when I grew up is being lost to the general population right now, today.

Reading will be next. The computer gurus are going to come up with better, faster ways to impart knowledge, and people will just forget how to read.
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Uhhhh - wow. But, this is just one of many arts and skills that have been lost through the ages.

We are watching one skill dying off today. When was the last time you walked into a store, made a purchase, and the cashier was capable of making change without a computer?

The math that I took for granted when I grew up is being lost to the general population right now, today.

Reading will be next. The computer gurus are going to come up with better, faster ways to impart knowledge, and people will just forget how to read.
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And thus was born the myth of the Golden Age.
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"I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on
the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless
beyond words.

When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of
elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of
restraint."

-Hesiod ~700 BCE
Yes those greeks all knew somehow that we should all be separate and distinct from one another , and that it's hard to find a good translator
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