YouTube is a bottomless rabbit hole. It has it all, from humor to how-to’s to shock-and-awe. You click on one video, and the next thing you know, you’re 10 videos deep with no intention of climbing out. YouTube’s collection of archery videos is no exception.
Settle in with a blanket and snacks. We’ve got archery skits for your next YouTube binge-watching session – just don’t try any of it at home.
Andy Richter Smashes Pumpkins
Once Nov. 1 hits, stores stock their shelves in Christmas décor, making Halloween a blip on the radar. But what happens to all those leftover pumpkins? “Late Night” announcer and Conan O’Brien sidekick Andy Richter performed the “public service” of destroying Halloween pumpkins for a small-town farmer. In this video, Richter slices them with a chainsaw, smashes them with a mace and – you guessed it – arrows them with a compound bow. Check out his exploding-arrow shots in this video.
Jimmy Fallon’s “Headshots” with Mark Wahlberg
Watch Jimmy Fallon and Mark Wahlberg go head to head in a “Tonight Show” archery challenge. Equipped with helmets, chest protectors and arm protectors, Fallon and Wahlberg used miniature bows and foam-tipped arrows to knock an assortment of items – balls, popcorn and Fruity Pebbles – off each other’s heads. Although they tied, it’s easy to name the archery master. Watch the video and see for yourself.
Jimmy Fallon “ Facebreakers” with Norman Reedus
Fallon and Reedus arrowed targets Daryl Dixon style: with miniature crossbows. The two fired arrows at glass panels painted with each other’s faces. The game’s point? Be the first to arrow your opponent’s images. Is Fallon ready to guest star alongside Reedus on “The Walking Dead?” Watch and see!
Jennifer Lawrence Helps Diane Sawyer Channel Her Inner Katniss
Jennifer Lawrence, famed “Hunger Games” archer, sat down with ABC’s Diane Sawyer to discuss life in Kentucky, the “Mockingjay: Part 2” premiere and, most importantly, archery.
“Your form is just horrible,” Lawrence teased.
Fast forward the video above to 3:01 and see for yourself!
Archer Arrows 38 Water Balloons With One Arrow
Think he can hit the target with 38 water balloons in the way?
Posted by CCTV on Friday, November 20, 2015
This guy makes it look easy, but don’t be fooled. Shooting an arrow through 38 water balloons is possible, but it requires serious skill.
“The archer had to aim for the top of the balloons so the arrow would pass through as little water as possible,” OutdoorHub reports. “If the arrow had passed through the widest part, it would have likely not passed through even half the balloons.”
Watch the balloon-busting action in the video above.
Girl Shoots Arrow Through Blades of Four Rotating Fans
Consistently arrowing the middle of a target is hard enough when it’s just you and the target. Add four rotating fans between your arrow and the target, and it’s a whole new ballgame. This archer stared down her target and the four fans – rotating at different speeds, mind you – and said, “Watch this.”
Point of View: Horseback Archery
Awesome point-of-view horse archery video [via Sabrina Rosa Maria]. (Don’t try this at home without expert supervision!)
Posted by World Archery on Saturday, October 3, 2015
You’ve seen talented archers like Serena Lynn Caballero gracefully and courageously arrow targets while riding horseback. Thanks to this video, you can imagine yourself atop a horse by experiencing mounted archery from the rider’s point of view.
Slow-mo Archery Explosions
What does a can of whipped cream have in common with a bucket of paint? They both look awesome when shot in slow motion.
Posted by Archery 360 on Monday, December 22, 2014
Last but not least, because explosive archery is always awesome.