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    karate vs. archery

    Done a search and couldn't find this being posted before.

    This is from Ripley's Believe It or Not - a fat McDojo instructor attempts to catch an arrow, then does it blindfolded.

    It's actually moderately impressive in a useless circus trick kind of way. I'm not sure it's something I'd spend my time learning though. The action starts at about 4 min 30 into it.

    http://www.americanblackbeltacademy.com/Arrow.htm

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    That video froze a lot of times, it was really anooying.

    Anyway, this is an old parlor trick, and it's always done with a low poundage bow shooting a very heavy arrow - look how far down his scope is just to reach 75 feet. Also notice around 4:30 how many fletches he has on the arrow, in addition to how large they are. 100mph is very sluggish by any standards, especially for a compound bow.

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    Well, if nothing else, at least the vid is good for seeing the cuteness of Kelly Packard


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    Quote Originally Posted by MEGA JESUS-SAN
    That video froze a lot of times, it was really anooying.

    Anyway, this is an old parlor trick, and it's always done with a low poundage bow shooting a very heavy arrow - look how far down his scope is just to reach 75 feet. Also notice around 4:30 how many fletches he has on the arrow, in addition to how large they are. 100mph is very sluggish by any standards, especially for a compound bow.
    Yeah, I noticed when he caught it it seemed to be on a pretty steep downward trajectory.

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    when it hit his arm the arrow bounced off, I don't know much about archery but I don't think it was designed to do that...

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    The archer normally makes a noise of some kind with his foot that the performer uses to time his catch, too.
    sudo make me a sandwich!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IzzyDaHedgehog
    The archer normally makes a noise of some kind with his foot that the performer uses to time his catch, too.
    I don't think that's necessary here, compounds tend to be noisy enough on their own.

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    imagine that with a 300 lbs compound bow.

    fwoar.

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    Damn, I was hoping this was a "who would win" thread...
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    You just can't go wrong when your getting armbar'd to Flogging Molly while a fire fighter is cursing at you in the background. Good stuff!

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