Monday, 3 March 2008

too good to miss!

I had to post a link to this amazing display of archery; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcNY2t0h-HE&feature=related

I used to enjoy shooting the English longbow but this is of another order.

8 comments:

Megatron said...

The last part is incredible...

Anonymous said...

hi Ford

lets see if this works... incidentally, I used to spend all my time with this type of archery - made 5 Olympic teams and finally managed to win one of them.

cheers
Simon

ford said...

yes, that last bit is almost unbelievable!

Hi Simon, welcome aboard. I was never at your level of competition, it was all very casual and involved lots of real ale ;-) . So we have an Olympic medallist with us now, that's the sort of standard we like :-) Cheers.

Hyllyn said...

Who would have known you also had an interest in this? Still keep your bow(s)?

Personally I respect this kind of archery but I think it loses a bit of romanticism and if romanticism goes out of the equation then I would rather do modern firearms.

Have you ever checked out Lajos Kassai? maybe you should search for it in youtube and see what comes up.

Best regards

Clive said...

Nice but I prefere this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLSXS4cRFFI&feature=related

ford said...

Hi Hyllyn,

well you should have guessed that I could use a longbow having crossed bokken with me ;-) I still have one of my longbows but havn't loosed it for a while now. I did occasionally use a 90lb draw weight beastie but that too is beyond me now.

I've seen Lajos Kassai before, yes he is pretty impressive. In fact I was telling Simon that I've always fancied a Mongolian recurve because they are so sweet to shoot.

Hi Clive, I've seen this lady before, so you watch " Has America got talent?" hey? hmmm....and you scoff at my musical taste ;-)

Megatron said...

Ford sorry for this offtopic post; i need to contact you about the new forum; how can i send you an email? (i need an address)

ford said...

hi Lorenzo,

just bekow the comment box you should see a contact email for me, I've just ticked it so hopefully you will see it now but just in case, here it is; tsubaman@gmail.com

Ciao, ;-)