WORLD’S MOST AMAZING ARCHER in Slow Motion – Smarter Every Day 130

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Byron Ferguson travels the world doing live exhibition. I should note, that Byron doesn’t call himself the “Best” archer, or the “Most Amazing” archer or anything like that. These are my words, because to me, he really is the most amazing archer.
He’s a cool dude with the right balance of humility and confidence, and I have an incredible amount of respect for him as a person. I’m under no obligation to recommend that you hire him for your live event… but I do. Book him through his wife Wanda here under “Exhibition Shooting”.

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A huge thank you to Alexander for shooting his compound bow for the high speed, as well as helping me rig up the Harry’s Razor pop up target.

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Note: I realize that circle packing isn’t a perfect way to quantify this. It was a new geometric concept to me that I had never used and really liked the idea of exploring it. It doesn’t take into account an edge hit or grazing shot, for example… but all in all I feel like it’s a great way to get a quick feel for the difficulty of hitting a target.

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27 Replies to “WORLD’S MOST AMAZING ARCHER in Slow Motion – Smarter Every Day 130”

  1. i was like👁👄👁

  2. n1 london2 says:

    from Yunnan , we have this type of place in the west centre of yunnan

  3. PHARRAOH says:

    ounce you get even close to this good, thee is no sense or challenge to hunting.

  4. lars andersen is better tbh

  5. Isprayforfun says:

    Arrow in real life

  6. @SmarterEveryDay for best archer you need Lars, just go to his channel

  7. Alando Harms says:

    Boring because your a nerd, no affence just they kind of boring

  8. asians: hold my gold medals

  9. DarkenBourne says:

    I used to be an archer like you, But then I took an arrow in the knee….

  10. Caleb Comet says:

    I'm guessing you haven't heard of LARS ANDERSON!?!?
    Lars' skills puts even Legolas from LotR to shame.

  11. I think of legolas.

  12. Mango Cuber says:

    Wait until that guy meets Lars Andersen

  13. Brett D says:

    What? No apple on your head???

  14. Is it just me, or did it look like he hit the side of the wooden disk, leaving most of it intact, but in the slow motion footage, the arrow broke the wooden disk into several pieces?

    Almost as though the standard speed footage; and slow motion footage of the wooden disk, were two different shots?

    Bloody awesome shot though. I know I couldn’t do it.

  15. Dlboi14 Z says:

    I thought the first house was Oliver queen’s house

  16. Gary Chynne says:

    real unique shelf

  17. You can clearly see this is fake, or at least the first one, the wood plate breaks totally different when in slowmo then how it did in reality

  18. It's completely invalid to think of this in terms of circle packing.

  19. Orca says:


  20. Dylan Elmore says:

    Where you from I’m from Huntsville

  21. Your algorithm is wrong: you don't have to pack circles, because the arrow can land anywhere on the target. Therefore, difficulty increases simply as the area of the target decreases, not as the # of packed circles decreases.

  22. Bro I'm struggling shooting the heart of a deer target

  23. Being a good archer isnt just about having the best aim

  24. Mad respect. That's incredible dedication.

  25. I remember dad give me an arrow and i accidentally shoot someone on the d### in the park

    I wonder if that guy is okay now 😅

  26. Witch town do you live in