Maybe you thought catching arrows by hand was just a myth. If so, you’ll be surprised to find out there is actually a world record for the activity.
We’ve all probably seen a Hollywood movie at one point or another where some hero impressed audiences with feats of almost superhuman skill. Whether it is the bending of a bullet’s path, a feat of strength, or outsmarting his adversary at the last minute, Hollywood has a way of making you feel like it is possible. One such feat you sometimes see on the big screen is a superstar catching arrows by hand.
It seems a bit corny when you see it in the movies. A person can’t actually snatch an arrow out of mid flight can they?
If you’ve ever doubted that feat could be accomplished, we would have held that in common. That is until watching one gent break the world record for catching arrows by hand. Don’t believe it? Take a look.
So, there is a world record for catching arrows by hand. Are you impressed?
The first thing that stood out to me was what appeared to be slow arrow speeds. It’s hard to tell from the video, but the bows do not appear to be hunting caliber arrows. It doesn’t totally discredit the feat, but surely diminishes it in my opinion.
In the end it may be a neat stunt, but probably not a practical skill. Also, a clip like this wouldn’t be complete without the old disclaimer; don’t try this at home.
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