Why did no one tell me about this guy before? Canal No Alvo (which translates as ‘On Target Channel’) is the brainchild of Bernado Oliveira, a competitive archer from Brasília, who likes to make all sorts of ker-razy videos with him and his recurve bow. I particularly enjoyed ‘Pool Challenge’, which sees him try some version … Continue reading canal no alvo!
It’s the last British Pathé Tuesday, and I’ve dug up a brief clip from 1937 featuring some footage from an archery competition in Lancaster, PA, some soundless instinctive trick shots, and… well, have a look for yourself. The voiceover is exactly the sort of posh, patronising rattle satirised so well by Harry Enfield in the 90s. … Continue reading Artful Archery (1937)
It’s British Pathé Tuesday, and time for some Cholmondley Warner-style bowmaking, fletching and archery from 1961 in glorious Technicolor, fetching outfits, and staggeringly RP accents. Enjoy. Continue reading British Pathé Tuesday
Wuxi champion and Infinite Curve interviewee appears on BBC game show doing his thing. Boom! Enjoy. Continue reading Patrick Huston (slight return)
Found these excellent videos on YouTube about traditional Korean bowmaking, constructing the gungdo (각궁) of bamboo, sinew, horn and various woods. Unfortunately, all the videos are in Korean, the only option is YouTube caption subtitles (click on the little icon below the screen that looks like an addressed envelope, and select ‘on’, ‘Translate Captions’, and then … Continue reading how a bow is born
YouTube, eh? Where would lazy afternoons at work be without it? I came across this incredible 25 minute video of the 1996 Olympic archery competition. The ’96 Games were held in Atlanta, Georgia with the archery portion being held at Stone Mountain Park nearby; a spectacular, brooding backdrop. You can watch it all here: I … Continue reading Olympic Archery 1996: glory days
looking forward to it. so many memories. Continue reading London 2012 film teaser trailer