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Respect? He's got like 10 million views. Pretty sure he has a lot of respect. LolThanks for posting that JP. Given todays equipment, anything can be faked in the movies. Its neat to see the director insisted the actors learned some of the skills required to make these shots. Its also nice to see Lars getting some respect and credit for his unique ability and his wiliness to share his technique with the actors.
Lars: Most actors trained with different strength bows and had different for film recordingsThe day Lars does any of his stunts with a useful draw weight is the day he'll get some respect.
I think that for European archery the Costner Robin Hood will stay king and for Eastern it's going to be War of the Arrows (which was pretty cool).
Trad forums are not trick shot forums. You don't see Addington or Bryon on most of them because they aren't catered to their style. It's like saying the NFL isn't respected as a football sport when using European forums as the sole demographic. Their main football is not the same as USAs main football and one shouldn't expect a different outcome. But when the regular folk see Lars on Facebook, you see a different reaction because they don't have a particular crowd that they hang with. If you think that he's getting all these views are because of Trad forum people to use as talking down on his skills, you are mistaken. Lol.Ya....look around on the trad forums, majority call him a circus act. Lots of those views on his videos resulted in down playing his skills.
Couldn't agree more but it is what the public wants and demands so if you want historical accuracy today you are sol.:2cents:Whoever watches this new Hollywood garbage is feeding the machine which turns out shit like that continuously. Most Americans get their history lessons from Hollywood.
No wonder they have no glue. Heck, some Shakespeare Henry V is better than some of the new Hollywood stuff.
A lot of movie stories have great potential, but then the non-sense sets in and it is ruined. Sometimes it is the budget but more often it is the directors who mess up the script for dramatic reasons. Most often these dramatic reasons ruin the movie.
Only watched the 1st couple minutes including the clip "proving" arrows could be dodged - they used an Archery Tag Tm set up at looked like 25 to 30 yards. I have an Archery Tag business. The bows are 28# and the arrows are 650 grs. At 20 yds, they drop 4 ft - even 10 year olds have no issues avoiding them. They need to try it with 50# plus set up with 10 gpp.I couldnt bring myself to watch another whole video full of Lars.
But he was half right about avoiding the arrows.
Most movies act like they are unavoidable bullets which is really wrong. At 30 or more yards you could probably dodge any period bow and arrow if you were looking and ready. That said at those indoor distances they were at it would be really hard to dodge an arrow from a reasonable powered bow with real arrows.