Arrows fly directions can be changed in the air.
It is one of the funniest things to do in archery.
It’s actually quite easy, all experienced archers should easily be able to learn this.
It can be done with ordinary arrows, but it is far easier to learn with an arrow where there is air resistance at the tip of the arrow.
Best with a set of extra feathers in front of the arrow
But arrows with big hunting tips also work (but it is harder)
You place the arrow on strings, not in the middle, but at least one hand width from the center.
One has to experiment finding the right distance from the center of the string.
When the arrow is shot, then the “wrong” centering causes pushing the back of the arrow to the one side, and then the air resistance causes the arrow to rotate back, this makes the arrow turn.
An arrow that comes back completely
“The return arrow” requires to be shot against the wind.
It is historically described that trick archery must be done with a light bow.
Any kind of turn arrows reduces speed the more the arrow turns the more loss of power.
It works well with powerful bows but again big turn loses power.
I think only it is possible to make dangerous shots with small turns.
With my 53 pound bow and small turn the arrow hit with a lot of power.
It is historically described to hit an enemy with a turning arrow, but not if it is deadly.
Can it have practical function in combat?
Impossible to know today, but a hypothetical example:
If a man is hiding behind an obstacle, for example. a tree and he is hit with a turn arrow so he may not be killed.
But then he will probably move and then he can next be killed with a straight arrow!
But the real reason for doing this today is that it is very fun.
Why shoot around real people in video?
Only when i had been doing it for a long time
and was 100% able to shoot around every time
I tried to shoot around real people.
And of course, first of all, we made many many tests without people but with the same setup and obstacles.
If it had exposed those who participated in any possible danger, I would of course not have done that.
The purpose of shooting around people was to show that this is completely controllable.
Criticism is good
But i remove hateful not funny comments.
I also remove negative and incorrect comments from
people who think themselves to be archery experts, but do not know history, physical laws etc..