Entertainment Break: A real-life Robin Hood (minus the theft thing)

by Peter Heck · Mar 9th, 2021 2:11 pm

Last Updated Mar 10th, 2021 at 12:34 am

One of my favorite parts of the old animated Disney classic Robin Hood was the part where the hero out-shoots the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham in an archery competition.

If you don't remember the scene, the sheriff bumps Robin Hood right as he goes to shoot his arrow, sending it rocketing skyward, way off target. The hero quickly pulls a second arrow from his quiver, fires it to the sky, striking the back end of the first arrow, sending it back on path to a bullseye.

Here, just skip ahead to the 1:14 mark of this video to see for yourself:

Even as a kid I knew that as cool as that was, and as much as I would play in the backyard and pretend that I was doing the same thing, it wasn't really possible.

Who knew that decades later I would see this guy. This is real life, no audio, just a modern-day Robin Hood shooting an arrow straight into the air, before pulling another and delivering a no-look shot to split the first arrow in two.

Unbelievable. Hopefully the real life Maid Marian was watching.


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