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The Styles of Two Archers

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Jul 17 2013, 7:34am


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Over on geekdad.com they have an interesting piece contrasting the archery styles of Legolas and Tauriel. Legolas uses a longbow, while Tauriel uses a reflex-deflex bow. Archery instructor Jim MacQuarrie explains that the longbow (which resembles today's English longbow) is better for accuracy, while Tauriel's bow resembles those used in Mongolia, and Hungary, and is more suited to speed and to shooting from horseback. The longbow would thus be a more natural weapon for a prince, while the reflex-deflex bow would be appropriate for the common warrior often in combat. From the DOS trailer, MacQuarrie gives Tauriel high marks for her archery style, although is a bit surprised that she can draw with two fingers (but hey, she's not human, right?). Good to know that the production team are paying attention to such subtle details.

In DOS, I've no doubt we'll see Tauriel fire arrows in rapid succession, like one every 2 seconds. For anyone who might thing that this is impossible or "over the top", check out the video on the same page here to see Iza Privezenceva fire her reflex-deflex bow-- even their hair color matches!

Don't mess with my favorite female elf.



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The Styles of Two Archers DwellerInDale Send a private message to DwellerInDale Jul 17 2013, 7:34am
    And there was me thinking it was all just CG. Lissuin Send a private message to Lissuin Jul 17 2013, 9:23am
    Reflex bow Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 17 2013, 2:19pm
        I'm sure Evans' performance will be great Aitieuriskon Send a private message to Aitieuriskon Jul 22 2013, 1:24pm
    Thanks for the post! Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Jul 17 2013, 4:02pm
        Luke (Bard) was pointing his Bow... Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jul 17 2013, 4:50pm
            There's also this picture Skaan Send a private message to Skaan Jul 17 2013, 6:26pm
                Definitely a longbow according to this screenshot Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Jul 18 2013, 6:29am
    It's all in the details Christine Golden Send a private message to Christine Golden Jul 17 2013, 7:27pm
        Details of the details DwellerInDale Send a private message to DwellerInDale Jul 18 2013, 1:13am
        I think there are plenty of real-world and historical examples of cross cultural tech. // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 18 2013, 1:53am
        CG? Bomby explains Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jul 18 2013, 2:28am
        Bow Origins Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 18 2013, 2:51am
            Woods Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Jul 18 2013, 3:41am
                Good Point Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 18 2013, 12:55pm
        John Howe? Lissuin Send a private message to Lissuin Jul 19 2013, 11:13am

 
 
 

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