So apparently Lars Andersen has posted another video and it is taking off in the archery community. That is nice for him, he has a good technique, but what I do not like is that he says that every other way of shooting a bow is wrong. His way is not the only way, and while he might be quick and accurate, I miss all the majesty and grace in his shooting. To me, he looks like an 8 year old running around and playing. I also disagree with his back-quiver argument. If you loose your arrows out like that, it is not a very good quiver. A back quiver is the most practical way of storing arrows, because when you have them in your hand, you will need to carefully arrange them before you can shoot. And as a traditional instinctive archer, I do not like to waste time that could have been used actually shooting.
There is also more to archery that hitting well and quickly. Archery is a sport that I love and I enjoy every moment of it. Sometimes, I want to take my sweet time shooting and just enjoy myself! Other times, I want to have some more speed in my shooting, but I still want to feel like I’m drawing the bow properly.
I shoot a 43 lbs longbow and I doubt I’d be able to shoot like Andersen with that, since his technique doesn’t require you to lift the bow very high. I shoot my longbow the way they must have shot it, because you cannot draw back the poundage the way Anderson does!
And I am sure I also speak for the compound archers when I say that we are offended by the claim that his way is the only way! You guys have your way of aiming well and your way of shooting. I think it is offensive for someone to go out there on the internet and claim that their way is the only way to shoot a bow!
Does anyone out there agree with me or disagree? Please tell me by either reblogging or by ask, I want to know your views on this matter.