Lars Andersen (archer)

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Lars Andersen (born 8 November 1964) is a Danish painter and archer. Claiming to hold a world record for speed,[1] he is able to shoot 10 arrows in 4.9 seconds,[2] or 3 arrows in 0.6 seconds.[3][4][5]

A private student of Otto Frello, Andersen graduated from School of Visual Art.[6] He describes himself as a Danish painter and writer.[2]

His video posted in November 2012 has gone viral across the web.[2] Another one of his videos, "A New Level of Archery", was posted on YouTube on 23 January 2015,[7] receiving over 23 million views in one week,[5][8] in which Andersen demonstrates how to shoot while holding multiple arrows in his draw hand and shooting while on the move, jumping, close up, far away and hanging upside-down.[9][10] However, many of the historical and scientific claims made in the video have been contested or discredited, and few of the ideas have gained traction with other archers and internet personalities.[11][12] In April 2015, Lars responded to the claims against him and his technique. In the video Lars attempts to clarify his statements, some of which were in agreement with arguments against some of his original videos claims, mainly that this style was forgotten or he re-invented it, but some of them refuting the criticism against him, such as the texts he refers to in his video not including the topic of speed shooting and the archer's paradox.[1]

In a video posted on Youtube in 2017, Andersen demonstrated his ability to shoot arrows that turn in mid-flight,[13][14][15] while some expert archers claimed that his methods are only good for short-range shooting.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Story Behind Lars Andersen's New Level of Archery Video". Men's Journal. Archived from the original on 27 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Archer reinvents forgotten techniques and is faster than Legolas". Digital Journal. 1 December 2012. Archived from the original on 7 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Danish Archer Lars Andersen Shows How To Fire Three Arrows In Less Than A Second". Business Insider Australia. 27 January 2015. Archived from the original on 7 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Everything you know about archery is a lie—and this dude can prove it". dailydot.com. 23 January 2015. Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b "An Archer Goes Old-School, And Wows The Internet". NPR. 30 January 2015. Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Lars Andersen's CV". Lars Andersen's official website. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Lars Andersen: A New Level of Archery?". snopes.com. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Danish archery freak Lars Andersen splits an arrow fired at his head". news.com.au. 31 January 2015. Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Archery Master Shows How the Movies Should Be Shooting Arrows (VIDEO)". People. 23 January 2015. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  10. ^ "WATCH: Danish archer performs amazing historical bow and arrow tricks". Daily News. New York. 26 January 2015. Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Lars Andersen Archery Video Debunked". The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on 7 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Lars Andersen Extreme Archery Is Skeptically Pwnd". Doubtful News. Archived from the original on 27 July 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Expert archer fires deadly 'turning arrows' around people and walls". nerdist.com. 19 November 2017. Archived from the original on 3 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Expert Archer Shoots 'Turning Arrows'". Geek.com. 21 November 2017. Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Trick Shot Archer Lars Andersen Is Shooting Arrows Around Corners Now". popularmechanics.com. 22 November 2017. Archived from the original on 23 May 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.

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