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ŠKODA vs arrow: Martial arts coach catches 134mph flying arrow out of Octavia vRS sunroof

ŠKODA vs arrow: Martial arts coach catches 134mph flying arrow out of Octavia vRS sunroof

24. 9. 2018

ŠKODA has achieved its most daring GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ to date: the farthest flight of an arrow caught by hand from a moving car..

Mladá Boleslav, 24 September 2018: Using the OCTAVIA Combi vRS 245, the fastest OCTAVIA ever produced, ŠKODA registered an unbelievable distance of 57.5 metres (188ft).

The Record attempt called on the expertise of Austrian Olympic archer Laurence Baldauff who fired the arrow while martial arts coach Markus Haas deftly caught the flying object leaning out of the sunroof of the car.

Success or failure was a matter of millimetres and hundredths of a second. The arrow travelled at 134 miles per hour (60 metres per second) and the distance between the archer and its target was 70 metres. However, as the arrow flies in an arc rather than a straight line, the distance over which the arrow can be captured from the open sunroof was reduced to around 30 metres. Haas, therefore had a window of 0.5 seconds to catch the 68-centimetre-long arrow.

The record in numbers:

  • Four months of planning
  • Arrow reached top speed of 134mph (60 metres per second)
  • 70 metre distance between the archer and its moving target
  • 0.5 seconds to catch 68-centimetre-long arrow

The record was set at the Zeltweg air base in Austria in homage to the ŠKODA brand which has featured the winged arrow on its logo since 1926.

Watch the short film of the Arrow record below.

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