Before I get into the long story of our team “The Western Horde” and our time at The World Nomad Games – Serena Lynn and I were invited on to a local Bishkek morning show to discuss our time at the games.
I’m compiling a larger set of articles, but just know this has been a trip for the record books.
Comicpalooza and Sherwood cleaned us out this year! But, if you’ve been waiting for some new toys – we got a huge order yesterday!
All of our Ali Bows are re-stocked – including both Turkish and Crimean in most colors and weights from 20/30/40/50. We should be getting re-stocked on our entry level leather gear in the next few days.
Take a look!
Probably the most exciting thing we’ve had come up this year is an invitation to The World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan; the games are massive – nearly three-thousand competitors and is broadcast in that part of the world to nearly five hundred million people. Basically, it’s the nomad version of our olympics.
Their games include wrestling, foot archery (numerous types from all over the world), mounted archery and buzukashi (you need to look this up – seriously).
Here’s the best part. We’re the first US team EVER to be offered a spot to compete. Their sports are relatively uncommon here – so the US has never been taken that seriously, some crazy Texans aim to change that.
The site will be updated during our trip, so keep any eye here, Facebook and Instagram for photos and updates.
That’s right – The Flying Hun’s online store is now active! We’ll be adding more items in the next few months to flesh out everything you’ll need for ground and mounted archery. We have new nocks, leather gear and some truly impressive bows headed this way – so keep an eye out for updates!
As a reminder – The Hun will be teaching archery at Sherwood’s Summer Camp for most of July, but we will try to get your orders out as soon as we can. It may take an extra day or two at most, we appreciate your understanding.
Before we finished shooting for the day, the guys wanted to see a few of the weird tricks you can do with thumb shooting. It allows for far more flexibility and positioning than standard western style shooting, so I obliged them. There were a few other odds and ends, but they picked the best of them. From what I heard, the number one complaint about the original video was “we want to hear the signaling arrow!”.
Well…here it is.
Part two of the Modern Rogue shoot featured my good friend Serena Lynn and Tippy’s trainer, Kent Battenfield. They’re two of my favorite people and definitely had their work cut out for them. Serena is always awesome to watch on the course and is one of the best horseback archers in the world; Kent is no slouch either, he’s an amazing horse trainer and is becoming an amazing horseback archer – so these guys had THE BEST teachers.
Watching them shoot at the walk was incredibly satisfying, and I know they had a blast.
Hello and welcome!
A few months ago I did a two-part video with the guys over at Modern Rogue. It was amazingly fun, and the guys were good sports about pretty much everything I put them through. We had a huge selection of traditional bows, arrows and equipment for them to look at and work with.
I had a few comments about historical goofs or things left out – well, let me say first off there were a TON of things cut from the final video. I worked with them for about three and a half hours, so you can imagine how much had to get cut to be a workable twenty-or-so minute video. So for those that are sticklers for the details – I promise they weren’t overlooked.
I’m going to make separate posts for the other two parts…so, enjoy!