If you’re into fantasy gaming or historical weaponry at all, you will have seen the video by now. You know the one: Lars Andersen trick-shooting and speed-shooting with a bow like, as one person in a comment thread has put it, “Legolas on meth.”
I’m not an archer. Sure, I’ve fired bows before. I even took an archery class in high school nearly 30 years ago. I think I got a C. And like many observers, I enjoyed the heck out of the video. In fact, I’d watched and enjoyed an earlier Lars Andersen trick-shooting video ages ago, before his more recent Jan. 23, 2015 upload went viral.
Nevertheless, my first instinct upon watching him shoot was to Google “Lars Andersen hoax.”