Monday, March 31, 2008


Blind luck helps archer make one-in-a-million Robin Hood shot:
An archer has achieved a one-in-a-million feat of marksmanship after splitting one arrow with another. What makes the shot even more remarkable is that Tilly Trotter is blind.


Her husband, Tony, is crucial to her success, telling her how near her shots are to the target each time she shoots.

"He isn't allowed to tell me to aim left or right before I let loose an arrow," Mrs Trotter said. "I can only make my own adjustments to my aim before I shoot."
I am not boasting when I say that I did that once. It was very annoying, destroying a perfectly good arrow. Luck, good or bad, depending how you look at it. But then of course, I'm not blind.

I've also had to repair fletching a few times from very near almost-misses. Sigh. It's been so long since I've practiced archery. Gotta get back into it when the house move is over. I packed up my bow a couple of days ago.


  1. While back Mythbusters tried it and said it was impossible.Another case of them not understanding that just because they can't do it doesn't mean it cannot be done.

  2. I still have mine in the garage... two aluminum arrows permanently adjoined...

    When I was shooting in competition I had to replace knocks every week...