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The fastest archer in the world

Lars Andersen (b. 1964) is a Danish painter and author.
For years, he has also been the world's fastest archer.
Lars Andersen was the first archer in modern times
who could perform the historically described
3 arrows in 1.5 second.

How can we know historical archers
shot 3 arrows in 1.5 second?

In 2003 Lars started archery in large medieval battle
in Denmark.

Together with his friend Peter Vorbeck, they began work
on their archery skills .
This was very far from modern slow stationary target archery.

They shot at living targets in motion, who shoot arrows back.
They fought in large armies and also against castles.

Even though it was done with safe, soft-tipped arrows,
Lars learned some valuable lessons about past archery,
and he and Peter started practicing tricks like shooting incoming arrows with their own, and moving fast while shooting.

Lars understood  that if he wanted to learn how to shoot really fast, modern archery techniques couldn't help him.
So he turned to old manuscripts, and realized that many things about modern archery seemd wrong.

From the start and ever since, he has collaborated with renowned experts in historical archery from around the world, and began to develop his own system.
Populism and communication

After a few years, Lars put videos on the Internet.
His 2012 video received a million hits on YouTube
in three days.
His 2015 video became the most seen archery video ever in 3 days.

Lars Andersen is now world famous, but he’s also created debate in archery communities worldwide:

(Of course, short videos can only tell very briefly about large topics and much must be simplified)

Does Lars actually know what he’s talking about?
In his famous video, Andersen tells that he has
Re-invented ancient techniques”.
Some archery "experts" reacted critically to the statement,
and the amount of online debate that has followed has been truly staggering.

The fact is that nobody in modern times before Lars has mastered these historical methods.
Some of the methods have been known in small historical circles before, but no one has been able to perform as described in historical texts, such as shooting 3 arrows in 1.5 second, or hitting incoming arrows, etc.

Lars was the first in modern times to start holding the arrows in his hand pointing forward.
Arab Archery: "Another way to do this stunt is by placing the arrows between the fingers of the right hand thus: the nock of each arrow between two fingers...."

Lars made a video reply to answer the many questions.
There were many good questions, and many who seriously discussed the many rather populist statements in the 5 minute video.
Like: "back quiver was invented by Hollywod!!
which of course is not true, Hollywood widespread  the myth that it was only true archery,  but  back quiveris not the most used, this was written in the text below the video.

Many critics were serious.
But quite a few people suddenly became archery "experts"
"Lars cannot know that the Saracens shot 3 arrows in 1.5 seconds because they had no stopwatch"
All serious experts know the answer to this question and otherwise it takes seconds to find the answer online.

"Lars cannot shoot the arrow right around the bow because of the archers paradox"
A physics law that disgusting between right and left!!
Lars Andersen YouTube videos:

Archery is Lars Andersen's personal project, from the beginning it was about finding and breaking his own limits,
what was possible for Lars to learn !!
It is not about competing with others.

The purpose of the videos is mainly to give others an opportunity to follow what Lars doing and maybe be inspire.
(it's not about what is right or wrong in archery)

First video
"Combat Archery in snow"
Saracen Archery: 3 arrows in 1.5 seconds.
World record: 11 arrows shot into the air before the first arrow reaches the ground.
Reinventing the fastest forgotten archery.
Drive-by Archery 2013
Lars Andersen: a new level of archery 2015
Lars Andersen: Questions, Answers and New Archery 2015
Lars Andersen Trick Shooting Episode 1   2017
Lars Andersen Turning Arrows Episode 2     2017
Lars Andersen Epic Archery Episode 3   2017
Lars Andersen Learn Archery Fast Episode 4    2017
Lars Andersen Christmas Archery Episode      2017
Lars Andersen has trained new Robin Hood star  2018
Archery In the upcoming Robin Hood Movie  2018
Trick shooting with a $ 7 bow!    2018
Lars Andersen: The arrow launcher 2019