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#63301 - 03/24/12 10:41 PM Bhutanese Archers in Gardiner
Mim Offline
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In Bhutan, archery is their national sport & pastime. In Gardiner, they come and practice every week!

Their targets are set over 150 yards (140 m) apart.
The target is the size of a plate.
They don't use any visual aid.

It just plain amazing...

1 min short vid
one-minute short video

20-sec short vid
And... score!

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#63302 - 03/24/12 10:48 PM Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine [Re: Mim]
oenophore Offline
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Loc: 212 land
I wonder. Gardiner is so far from Bhutan. How and why the twain do meet?
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#63355 - 03/27/12 01:30 PM Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine [Re: oenophore]
chip Offline
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Very impressive!

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#63361 - 03/27/12 05:41 PM Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine [Re: chip]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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I saw this going on a few years ago. Their field is right along the rail trail (south of Rt 44).

I think it sounds like a good Trilogy: "Archers of Bhutan".

Followed by "Bending Bows"

And the third installment, "Of Strength and String"

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#63417 - 03/30/12 07:27 PM Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine [Re: Mike Rawdon]
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these guys are right in our hood and I've often seen them and marveled at their skills and wild-man-ness. In fact they sometimes are taunting each other and seem to be trying to shoot each other, not the targets!

theirs is apparently some kind of rebellious ethnic group which refused to follow strictures imposed by the royal government and were expelled from their land, if what I read is true. they have a connection to someone who owns the land in Gardiner.

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#63421 - 03/30/12 08:28 PM Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine [Re: phlan]
oenophore Offline
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There has got to be more to this. My curiosity is provoked.
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#63437 - 03/31/12 01:19 AM Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine [Re: oenophore]
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Bhutanese tick hunters.

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#63443 - 03/31/12 11:12 AM Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine [Re: AOR]
oenophore Offline
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Now there's a challenging target. But, kidding aside, does anyone know the full story?
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#63587 - 04/05/12 02:51 PM Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine [Re: oenophore]
Mim Offline
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Originally Posted By: oenophore
Does anyone know the full story?


Here is how I found out about these guys.
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#63593 - 04/05/12 03:32 PM Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine [Re: Mim]
oenophore Offline
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From that news article:

Bhutanese young men who are here temporarily

It's still a mystery to me. What are the circumstances of their temporary sojourn?
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#63625 - 04/05/12 09:43 PM Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine [Re: oenophore]
chip Offline
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Thanks for the article, Mim. I also wonder what business has brought them tempoarily to NYC, but there seems to be lots of that going on. Good on them!

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