Bhutanese Archers in Gardiner

Posted by: Mim

Bhutanese Archers in Gardiner - 03/24/12 10:41 PM

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!

Posted by: oenophore

Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine - 03/24/12 10:48 PM

I wonder. Gardiner is so far from Bhutan. How and why the twain do meet?
Posted by: chip

Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine - 03/27/12 01:30 PM

Very impressive!
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine - 03/27/12 05:41 PM

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"
Posted by: phlan

Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine - 03/30/12 07:27 PM

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.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine - 03/30/12 08:28 PM

There has got to be more to this. My curiosity is provoked.
Posted by: AOR

Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine - 03/31/12 01:19 AM

Bhutanese tick hunters.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine - 03/31/12 11:12 AM

Now there's a challenging target. But, kidding aside, does anyone know the full story?
Posted by: Mim

Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine - 04/05/12 02:51 PM

Originally Posted By: oenophore
Does anyone know the full story?


Here is how I found out about these guys.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine - 04/05/12 03:32 PM

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?
Posted by: chip

Re: Bhutanese Archers in Gardine - 04/05/12 09:43 PM

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!