The Archers Paradox

Sunday, December 25, 2011

From the "things are never what they seem" department -- as the slow motion film above clearly shows, when fired an arrow flexes so much that it doesn't touch the bow and then it seems to swim towards the target. The flexibility of the arrow while in flight is startling.

A good explanation of why and how this happens can be found at: Archery, Arrows & Arrow Flight: Recurve Bow Tuning.