History Main / SplittingTheArrow

24th Jul '17 6:29:10 AM Jeduthun
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In the field, this is known as a shaft shot, sometimes called [[PersonAsVerb Robin Hooding]].

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In the field, this is known as a shaft shot, sometimes called [[PersonAsVerb Robin Hooding]].
Hooding]], since of course the feat was [[TropeMaker made famous]] by [[Myth/RobinHood you-know-who]].
22nd Jul '17 5:09:26 PM TheBigBopper
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A downplayed version of this is TruthInTelevision. It's not unusual for hollow-shafted aluminum arrows to "telescope" -- one stuck in the end of another. Most archery ranges that have been open any length of time will have some examples mounted on the wall. However, in order to really count as this trope, the second arrow has to split the first from nock to tip. This normally requires everyone (or at least the first archer) to be using wooden arrowshafts. Traditional arrows have a horn nock that would deflect the second arrow unless it was removed, and in practice most hardwood arrows don't have such a straight grain that they would reliably split all the way down instead of breaking somewhere in the middle. The second arrow has to be made of something like hollow bamboo and specially prepared in order for the trick to work.

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A downplayed version of this is TruthInTelevision. It's not unusual for hollow-shafted aluminum arrows to "telescope" -- one stuck in the end of another. Most archery ranges that have been open any length of time will have some examples mounted on the wall. However, in order to really count as this trope, the second arrow has to split the first from nock to tip. This normally requires everyone (or at least the first archer) to be using wooden arrowshafts. Traditional arrows often have a horn nock that would deflect the second arrow unless it was removed, and in practice most hardwood arrows don't have such a straight grain that they would reliably split all the way down instead of breaking somewhere in the middle. The second arrow has to be made of something like hollow bamboo and specially prepared in order for the trick to work.
22nd Jul '17 5:08:47 PM TheBigBopper
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To some extent, this is TruthInTelevision. It's not unusual for aluminum arrows to "telescope" -- one stuck in the end of another. Most archery ranges that have been open any length of time will have some examples mounted on the wall. However, for this trope to be active, the second arrow has to split the first from nock to tip. This normally requires everyone (or at least the first archer) to be using wooden arrowshafts.

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To some extent, A downplayed version of this is TruthInTelevision. It's not unusual for hollow-shafted aluminum arrows to "telescope" -- one stuck in the end of another. Most archery ranges that have been open any length of time will have some examples mounted on the wall. However, for in order to really count as this trope to be active, trope, the second arrow has to split the first from nock to tip. This normally requires everyone (or at least the first archer) to be using wooden arrowshafts.
arrowshafts. Traditional arrows have a horn nock that would deflect the second arrow unless it was removed, and in practice most hardwood arrows don't have such a straight grain that they would reliably split all the way down instead of breaking somewhere in the middle. The second arrow has to be made of something like hollow bamboo and specially prepared in order for the trick to work.
15th Feb '17 1:24:00 AM GigaHand
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'', Beetle shows off his skills by splitting an arrow, then splitting the splitting arrow, then splitting the splitter splitting arrow, then splitting the splitter-splitting splitting arrow in rapid succession. This is foreshadowing that he is Hanzo, who Kubo's mother noted was an incredible archer.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'', Beetle shows off his skills by splitting an arrow, then splitting the splitting arrow, then splitting the splitter splitting arrow, then splitting the splitter-splitting splitting arrow in rapid succession. This [[spoiler:This is foreshadowing that he is Hanzo, who Kubo's mother noted was an incredible archer.]]
8th Dec '16 11:00:30 AM eroock
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'', Beetle shows off his skills by splitting an arrow, then splitting the splitting arrow, then splitting the splitter splitting arrow, then splitting the splitter-splitting splitting arrow in rapid succession. This is foreshadowing that he is Hanzo, who Kubo's mother noted was an incredible archer.
17th Nov '16 7:23:51 AM Fauvelus
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* The TropeCodifier is the 1938 version of ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood''.
29th Oct '16 11:46:21 AM Sharlee
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* One of Dos Equis' new beer commercials show their new Most Interesting Man In The World doing this with ''thrown knives''.

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* One of Dos Equis' new beer commercials show their new Most Interesting Man In The World doing this with ''thrown knives''.
29th Oct '16 11:45:59 AM Sharlee
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* One of Dos Equis' new beer commercials show their new Most Interesting Man In The World doing this with ''thrown knives''.
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26th Sep '16 4:57:15 PM foxley
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* ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'': In one strip, Sir Rodney puts an arrow in the bulls-eye during a tournament. The King asks him if he can do it again. Rodney responds by splitting the arrow. When the King congratulates him, Rodney mutters that he had been aiming at the apple in the King's hand.
14th Sep '16 4:06:45 PM Antigone3
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* The ''Series/MythBusters'' took on the Errol Flynn scene twice, and busted it both times. They suspect the arrow Flynn (or archery advisor Howard Hill) shot at had been tampered with -- their guest archer pulled the split off on the first try when firing at a hollow bamboo arrow.

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* The ''Series/MythBusters'' took on the [[Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood Errol Flynn Flynn]] scene twice, and busted it both times. They suspect the arrow Flynn (or archery advisor adviser Howard Hill) shot at had been tampered with -- their guest archer pulled the split off on the first try when firing at a hollow bamboo arrow.
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