For a mere $1,000 you could have way hotter bow-and-arrows than the District 12 miner's daughter could ever dream of.
With this weekend's smashing debut of the movie Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen's power with a bow and arrow has made toxophilites (archery-lovers) of us all.
Rebecca Black is in on the trend. Late last week, she tweeted, "Trying out archery. this has been, well, let's just say Katniss would be dissappointed. 😳
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But before you get too excited, you should know that modern archery is not much like the Hunger Games variety. Katniss' scrappiness is part of her appeal. A poor miner's daughter from District 12, Katniss stashes her simple bow and arrows in a hollow log. In the arena, she gets an upgrade: a weapon made of silver.
Well, that's nothing compared with a top-of-the-line bow, which can run you a bit over $1,000. Such high-end bows come equipped with features that make the arrow's release nearly silent, the draw easier and more efficient ergonomically, and the bow more powerful and accurate. They do not look like Katniss' simple, curved bow. They are complicated, heavily engineered contraptions. (Of course, low-tech "recurve" bows are still available and are in wide use. Such bows are more similar to the style Katniss used.)*