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tony draper
25th Jan 2015, 21:42
Jesu, Jesu, dead! a' drew a good bow; and dead! a' shot a fine shoot: John a Gaunt loved him well, :rolleyes:
The Modern Archer Who Can Fire Three Arrows In 0.6 Seconds - Digg (http://digg.com/video/the-modern-archer-who-can-fire-three-arrows-in-0-6-seconds)

Loose rivets
26th Jan 2015, 01:30
Glad you put that on here, Tony, I watched in awe on your other post. Utterly bewildering - By choice, I wouldn't come up against him with a good semi-auto.

AtomKraft
26th Jan 2015, 03:11
Absolutely brilliant. :ok:

uffington sb
26th Jan 2015, 04:08
You mean Hollywood got it wrong! :E

PLovett
26th Jan 2015, 05:40
Gulp :uhoh:

beaufort1
26th Jan 2015, 07:47
Very impressive, makes you wonder what the top archers at the time of Agincourt could achieve. :)

joy ride
26th Jan 2015, 08:05
Stunning. Awe inspiring.

Choxolate
26th Jan 2015, 08:19
Brilliant and it seems reasonble to assume that top archers of old were even more skillful.

Fliegenmong
26th Jan 2015, 08:21
Hmmmm...:suspect:

Brilliant and it seems reasonble to assume that top archers of old were even more skillful.

Suspect his 'kit' is a little more advanced......:ok:

sitigeltfel
26th Jan 2015, 08:40
Very impressive, makes you wonder what the top archers at the time of Agincourt could achieve. :)

600th anniversary in October this year...

Agincourt600 Home (http://agincourt600.com/)

Bernard Cornwells novel (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3276012-azincourt) on the battle is a cracking read, imagined through the tale of an English archer.

Pelikal
26th Jan 2015, 09:37
Gulp :uhoh:Indeed, extraordinary stuff. Thanks Tony.

Tone
26th Jan 2015, 09:46
The "do not try this at home" comments are ruining the Darwin 2015 experience.

tony draper
26th Jan 2015, 10:30
You will find I think that I announce the Anniversary every year on this very forum Mr sitigeltfel.:rolleyes:

Loki
26th Jan 2015, 10:45
However the archers at Agincourt (and other battles featuring the long bow) were largely in the role of artillery....the rate of fire demonstrated by this chap and other gymnastic feats would not be required....impressive though. One wonders if they would be possible with draw weights in excess of 100lbs...I used to do a bit of toxophily in my time, I found 32lbs quite enough!

G&T ice n slice
26th Jan 2015, 11:32
I lost the links, but
one source suggest longbow rate of fire as 6-8 aimed flights per minute and another source suggests 10-12 flights p.m. Wounding at 400 yars, killing at 200 yards and penetrating plate armour at 100 yards.

I believe at Agincourt they didn't need to "aim" as such, just get the range correct, which suggests the "10-12 p.m." rate. And with upwards of 6000 archers indeed the contemporary reports that the sky darkened as if were night are quite probably true.

Yet another English victory.

4mastacker
26th Jan 2015, 11:37
Wonder if he's any good at darts? :hmm:

Uncle Fred
26th Jan 2015, 23:31
Pretty impressive but could someone knowledgeable comment on the trick of splitting the arrow in two whilst it was in the air. Not only in the air but heading toward him at great speed. Perhaps one of our resident maths dons could weigh in.

Just trying to figure out if that was put in there as a bit of a joke.